News January, 2014

11.7% of the world's at war - global geopolitical risk mapped July 25, 2014 - 08:10:53 PDT

11.7% Of The World's At War - Global Geopolitical Risk Mapped

You can be forgiven for thinking that the world is a pretty terrible place right now, exclaims JPMorgan's Michael Cembalest. With 11.7% of the world's population currently at war (& a considerably larger percentage seemingly on the verge), it see... Read More »

the coming slump - alasdair macleod July 25, 2014 - 07:55:22 PDT

The Coming Slump - Alasdair Macleod

There is a growing certainty in the global economic outlook that is deeply alarming. The welfare-driven nations continue to impoverish their people by debauching their currencies. As Japan’s desperate monetary expansion now shows, far from improving ... Read More »

london gold fix company appoints committee to oversee benchmark July 25, 2014 - 07:50:08 PDT

London Gold fix company appoints committee to oversee benchmark

The company operating the gold price 'fix' has appointed a supervisory committee to oversee the century-old system of benchmarking gold prices ahead of the implementation of stricter regulations, its website showed on Friday. Read More »

a chinese gold standard? - new york times July 25, 2014 - 07:38:53 PDT

A Chinese Gold Standard? - New York Times

Could China someday peg its currency to Gold, as Britain did in 1821? China has the reserves to do this, & it could have the political will, if the dollar proved to be unreliable as a store of value in the future. Read More »

ceo of russia's 2nd largest gold producer is July 25, 2014 - 07:32:59 PDT

CEO Of Russia's 2nd Largest Gold Producer Is "Horrified" At Market Manipulation

Peter Hambro, chairman of Russia's 2nd largest Gold producer, said he was "horrified" by the manipulation of the London fix given its importance to the industry. One wonders just how many of these individuals, involved in the manipulation, Hambro is ... Read More »

m&m's, snickers maker to raise chocolate prices 7 percent July 25, 2014 - 07:23:11 PDT

M&M's, Snickers maker to Raise Chocolate Prices 7 percent

The price hike by Mars, which did not provide an effective date, follows Hershey Co, the No. 1 candy maker in the U.S., which on July 15 raised its chocolate prices about 8 percent due to soaring commodity costs. Read More »

russia raises main interest rate to 8 percent over inflationary ukraine tensions July 25, 2014 - 07:17:13 PDT

Russia raises main interest rate to 8 percent over Inflationary Ukraine tensions

Russia's central bank unexpectedly raised its main interest rate by a half point to 8%, warning that geopolitical tensions were increasing inflationary risks. Read More »

no inflation friday - dollarized panama issues price controls for basic goods July 25, 2014 - 07:05:38 PDT

No Inflation Friday - Dollarized Panama issues price controls for basic goods

This means that the country is subject to all the whims and consequences of US monetary policy; when the Fed conjures money out of thin air, the negative effects are quickly exported to Panama. Read More »

eu reaches preliminary deal on russia economic sanctions July 25, 2014 - 06:52:12 PDT

EU reaches preliminary deal on Russia economic sanctions

European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said. Read More »

ethiopia becomes china’s china in global search for cheap labor July 25, 2014 - 06:44:55 PDT

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Global Search for Cheap Labor

Shaping up a handful of employees is one small part of Zhang’s quest to profit from Huajian’s factory wages of about $40 a month -– less than 10 percent the level in China. Read More »

food inflation watch - california farmers' water costs surge 700% after government cuts supply July 25, 2014 - 06:40:23 PDT

Food Inflation Watch - California Farmers' Water Costs Surge 700% After Government Cuts Supply

Costs soared to $1,100 per acre-foot from $140 a year ago in the Fresno-based Westlands Water District, which represents 700 farms, said Gayle Holman, a spokeswoman. North of Sacramento, the Western Canal Water District is selling it for double the u... Read More »

japanese inflation holds near 23 year highs as food, energy, & tv costs soar July 25, 2014 - 06:18:29 PDT

Japanese Inflation Holds Near 23 Year Highs As Food, Energy, & TV Costs Soar

So when the Japanese politicians say "Abenomics is well on its way to achieving its goals..." they must mean 'of lowering living standards for all Japanese people'. Read More »

q2 closes with a durable goods whimper and 1.6% y/y drop; core capex orders revised much lower - shipments tumble July 25, 2014 - 06:09:57 PDT

Q2 Closes With A Durable Goods Whimper And 1.6% Y/Y Drop; Core Capex Orders Revised Much Lower - Shipments Tumble

confirming the Q2 GDP recovery is once again indefinitely delayed, were core capex shipments, which tumbled -1.0% on expectations of a 0.4% boost, & May revised lower from 0.4% to 0.1%. Stick a fork in actual CapEx. Read More »

Play Video ukraine crisis intensifies, israel violence spreads, irs targeting emails found July 25, 2014 - 06:01:12 PDT

Ukraine Crisis Intensifies, Israel Violence Spreads, IRS Targeting Emails Found

The State Department says Russian artillery is shooting at Ukraine army positions, & they have been doing so for weeks. Add this to the recent downing of the Malaysian jet, & you clearly get a picture of the situation in Ukraine getting far w... Read More »

Play Video marc faber on markets, money printing and gold July 25, 2014 - 05:52:01 PDT

Marc Faber on Markets, Money Printing and Gold

Gold is traditionally seen as a safe haven asset and a hedge against inflation during times of economic turmoil. It has risen around 8 percent this year to $1,308 per ounce amid heightened geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine. Read More »

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Do you know where most of the purchasing power in the United States comes from? In addition to reactionary economic policy that drives the printing of new dollars whenever the whim strikes, paper currency extends its reach through fractional reserve banking. In the past, currency had to be borrowed from those who were saving; now, it is stretched to the breaking point. Today, every bank loans out the maximum allowed. When you deposit $10 in a checking account, that bank can loan out all but ten percent. That $9 is passed back into the economy and deposited into another bank; 90 percent of that deposit can again be loaned. Ultimately, a $10 deposit in a checking account creates $100 in fractional currency. A single dollar, in the hands of a modern bank, can become ten or more with fractional reserve lending.

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