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Category Archives: Citibank

“They’re Ba-ack!” – Citi Says Synthetic CDOs May Reach $100 Billion In 2017, 5x Increase In 2 Years

35-year-old Jia Chen of Citibank probably has no idea where that title quote above came from.  That’s because she was roughly 4 years old when Poltergeist II hit theaters back in 1986… …that said, Citibank, as we noted a few weeks back, has every confidence that Jia is the perfect person to put in charge […]

From Debt Peons To Wage Slaves – Are Students A ‘Class’?

Authored by Michael Hudson, via NakedCapitalism.com, Students usually don’t think of themselves as a class. They seem “pre-class,” because they have not yet entered the labor force. They can only hope to become part of the middle class after they graduate. And that means becoming a wage earner – what impolitely is called the working […]

A Bearish Positive Carry Trade?

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, The Eurostoxx outperformance of the past month has garnered a lot of attention, but there is another similar trade many investors are missing. Not only that, but it has a positive carry, something that is sorely lacking in this day and age of NIRP.   Since […]

Of Bunkers, Bankers, & Black Swans

Authored by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, And suddenly the storms of early Trumptopia subside, or seem to. The surface of things turns eerily placid as the sweets of May sweep away the toils of an elongated mud season. Somebody stuffed Kim Jong Un back in his bunker with a carton of Kools and the Vin […]

Oil To $70? Or Down To $30?

Submitted by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, Will oil prices rise to $70 per barrel this year or fall to $30? Depends on who you ask. Oil price forecasts are always all over the map, but the exceptional disparity between some projections for 2017 is pretty stunning. On the one hand, you have Citibank, which sees […]

Civil War Two Is Underway – What’s Left In The CIA’s Bag Of Tricks?

Submitted by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, I dunno about you, but I rather enjoy watching the praetorian Deep State go batshit crazy as the day of Trump’s apotheosis approacheth. I imagine a lot of men and women running down the halls of Langley and the Pentagon and a hundred other secret operational redoubts with their […]

Trump Has 6 Goldman Appointees- Swamp Drains You

  Dear Trump Voters: Goldman Wins Again.  To the Trump voters scratching their heads at the PEOTUS’ recent appointments. This is the nexus of finance influencing politics in real time. Here is your chance to save yourselves years of denial, cognitive dissonance, regret, and therapy when you are forced to confront the reality that you were […]

Shariah Gold Standard Is “Revolutionary” – Mark Mobius

Shariah Gold Standard Is “Revolutionary” Says Mark Mobius One of the world’s leading investors, Mark Mobius told a gold conference in Dubai that the new ‘Shariah Gold Standard’ is both “innovative and revolutionary” and importantly will bring “transparency” to the physical gold market which suffers from a lack of trust. Source: Bloomberg The executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets […]

Silver Fixing By Banks Proven In Traders Chats

Silver Bullion Manipulation By Banks Proven In Traders Chats Evidence of traders rigging the silver market Court documents detail private chats between bank traders Lawsuit alleges widespread rigging of precious metal market “Avalanche can be triggered by a pebble if u get the timing right” – UBS trader  “If we are correct and do it […]

ECB ‘Bazooka’ Reloaded Until At Least December 2017 – Euro Gold Rises 1%; 13% YTD

ECB ‘Bazooka’ Extended – Will Buy EUR 60 Billion Per Month Until At Least December 2017 The ECB’s ‘Bazooka’ is back and ‘Super Mario’, the European Central Bank’s monetary magician did not disappoint QE addicted markets yesterday by extending ultra loose monetary policies and quantitative easing until at least December 2017. The euro fell and gold rose […]