News August, 2016

deutsche bank is going under: the real reason germans were told to prepare for a national crisis? September 27, 2016 - 07:21:05 PDT

Deutsche Bank Is Going Under: The Real Reason Germans Were Told To Prepare For A National Crisis?

There is a very real possibility that Deutsche Bank is going down. If the most prominent bank in Germany fails, the effect on Europe will be profound, & I don’t think the U.S. will escape the effects. The ripples will turn into a tsunami as they trav... Read More »

kiss your cash goodbye? this year is set to be a turning point for credit September 27, 2016 - 07:12:59 PDT

Kiss your cash goodbye? This year is set to be a turning point for credit

Is this the beginning of the end for cash? As consumers have increasingly used credit and debit cards & made purchases online & on apps, they’ve used less & less cash Read More »

r3, eight banks successfully test intel blockchain platform for bond trading September 27, 2016 - 07:12:10 PDT

R3, eight banks successfully test Intel blockchain platform for bond trading

U.S.-based financial innovation start-up R3 announced on Monday that it and eight banks, including HSBC and State Street, have successfully tested a blockchain platform powered by Intel Corp technology for bond transactions. Read More »

fed’s tarullo raises prospect of bank break-ups September 27, 2016 - 07:08:48 PDT

Fed’s Tarullo raises prospect of bank break-ups

The biggest US banks should be prepared to restructure if they struggle to adjust to new rules designed to ensure they could withstand the most severe of shocks to the system, the most powerful US banking regulator has suggested. Read More »

ecb's draghi says low rates for a very long time have side effects September 27, 2016 - 07:07:32 PDT

ECB's Draghi says low rates for a very long time have side effects

Our live blog followed reactions as ECB President Mario Draghi addressed the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Read More »

bank of japan tries another way to spur inflation September 27, 2016 - 07:03:30 PDT

Bank of Japan Tries Another Way to Spur Inflation

Bank of Japan’s policy shift is an acknowledgment that it can’t sway consumer expectations with words. Read More »

ecb and italy's bank rescue fund head clash over bailout rules September 27, 2016 - 07:01:43 PDT

ECB and Italy's bank rescue fund head clash over bailout rules

The European Central Bank and the head of Italy's bank rescue fund clashed on Monday over the European Union's tough conditions on state aid for troubled banks. Read More »

negative rates aren’t working. why do central banks persist? September 27, 2016 - 06:58:18 PDT

Negative rates aren’t working. Why do central banks persist?

Monetary policies in Europe and Japan have produced trillions of dollars of bonds with negative nominal interest rates in the hope of stimulating economic growth. Read More »

economic growth requires more than low interest rates September 27, 2016 - 06:55:49 PDT

Economic Growth Requires More Than Low Interest Rates

Many commentators and economic experts are of the view that the Federal Reserve is running out of tools to keep the economy going given the very low level of interest rates. Read More »

the qe premium September 27, 2016 - 06:49:11 PDT

The QE Premium

The QE Premium It has been eight years since the great financial crisis of 2008, & the Fed is still maintaining an unprecedented level of accommodation in monetary policy. The Federal Funds rate has been pinned at or near zero since 2008. Recent disc... Read More »

germany’s deutsche bank and commerzbank continue slip slidin’ away September 27, 2016 - 06:42:56 PDT

Germany’s Deutsche Bank And Commerzbank Continue Slip Slidin’ Away

Slip slidin' away. That should be the anthem for both German banks, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. Deutsche Bank fell closer to 10 Euros per share this morning and Commerzbank fell to under 6 Euros per share. Deutsche Bank CDS (Senior and Subordinate... Read More »

germany "other" bank: commerzbank to fire 9,000, 18% of its entire workforce September 27, 2016 - 06:36:30 PDT

Germany "Other" Bank: Commerzbank To Fire 9,000, 18% Of Its Entire Workforce

In addition to the massive layoffs, the bank will scrap its dividend payments for 2016 as part of the strategy revamp due to be published by Chief Executive Martin Zielke on Friday Read More »

the shanghai accord returns with weak dollar ahead September 27, 2016 - 06:32:51 PDT

The Shanghai Accord Returns With Weak Dollar Ahead

Jim Rickard reveals why you can expect a weaker dollar going forward, and why the Fed might launch QE4 next year to keep the U.S. from falling into recession. Read on... Read More »

new home sales biggest monthly decline in history—a warning shot September 27, 2016 - 06:31:27 PDT

New Home Sales Biggest Monthly Decline In History—A Warning Shot

The Commerce Department reported today that sales of newly built homes posted a seasonally adjusted month to month decline of 7.6% to an annualized rate of 609,000. This was near the consensus gues… Read More »

what blows up first, part 3: really, deutsche bank? September 27, 2016 - 06:17:50 PDT

What Blows Up First, Part 3: Really, Deutsche Bank?

Deutsche Bank is behaving in ways that would make executives at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns step back in alarm. It seems, for example, to have become a derivatives junkie. 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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