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Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Full Details Behind Monte Paschi’s €5 Billion Bail Out

After the close on Friday, the European Banking Authority did what it does every other year: it released the results of what it calls a “stress test” which is simply an annual exercise in boosting confidence. Case in point, the 2016 edition did not even “test” for Europe’s two biggest threats, namely negative interest rates […]

Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington?

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, “One Ring to rule them all . . . and in the darkness bind them.”J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington. The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from […]

Should You Be Investing in Safe Haven Assets? / Disha / August 1, 2016 In the wake of recent world events, the markets have been rife with uncertainty. The Middle East has been riven by conflict, the European Union has been struck by crisis after crisis, and America is facing one of the most controversial presidential election contests in history. To add insult to injury, […]

Is War Inevitable In The South China Sea?

Authored by Pepe Escobar, originally posted Op-Ed via, Since the recent ruling by The Hague in favor of the Philippines and against China over the South China Sea, Southeast Asia has been engulfed on how to respond. They dithered. They haggled. They were plunged into despair. It was a graphic demonstration of how “win-win” […]

Yuan Strengthens Most Since 2010 As China Manufacturing Spikes To 17-Month Highs AND Tumbles To 7-Month Lows

In a miracle of modern goal-seeking, China's Manufacturing PMI clung to within an inch of 'stable' 50 level for the 20th month (actually missing expectations of 50.0, printing 49.9) But while manufacturing is its lowest since Feb, the non-manufacturing PMI jumped to 53.9 – its highest since Dec 15. Even better, just 45 monutes after […]

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America’s Recent Achievements In The Middle East

Authored by Eric Zuesse, Here are before-and-after pictures of what the U.S. government has achieved, in the Middle East: What’s especially interesting there, is that in all of these missions, except for Iraq, the U.S. was doing it with the key participation of the Saud family, the royals who own Saudi Arabia, and who are the world’s […]

If You Disagree With This Harvard Economist You May Be Stupid And A Racist

Shocked by the inexplicable realization that Americans are stubbornly unwilling to bow down and blindly accept the political and economic views of the educated elites in this country, Harvard Professor Gregory Mankiw recently took to the New York Times to pen an oped where he concluded that the only possible reason for the lack of […]

Painful To Watch: This Is The Weakest U.S. Economic ‘Recovery’ Since 1949

Most of us have never witnessed an economic “recovery” this bad.  As you will see below, the average rate of economic growth since the last recession has been the lowest for any “recovery” in at least 67 years.  And unfortunately, the economy appears to be slowing down even more here in 2016.  On Friday, I […]

The Wizard of Foresight: Two weeks in Turdville

For folks who aren’t subscribers at TFMR, come on in and see what we’ve been up to.  You may find it enlightening and profitable! read more