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EU SMBs Can Benefit from Smart Financial Regulation

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, countries all over the world suffered dire consequences. The irresponsibility of the globe’s biggest banking institutions, institutional investors, regulators, and consumers plunged economies in the United States, Europe, and Asia into a panic. The blame lies with those who exercised poor judgment in their creation and sale […]

The Endgame Of Financialization: Stealth Nationalization

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, This is the new model of nationalization: central banks control the valuation of private-sector assets without actually having to own them lock, stock and barrel. As you no doubt know, central banks don't actually print money and toss it out of helicopters; they create a digital liability […]

Americans Refuge In “Matrix Of Rackets” Is Failing

Authored by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, You might not know it, given all the ambient noise of the moment, but beyond the torments of news and propaganda there is still something called the nation. It’s more than just a political compact. Until not long ago it was also a culture, an agreed-upon set of values, […]

A Look Back At 1999!

Via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, On Friday, I penned: “The question that must be answered is just how much of the benefit from these fiscal proposals have already been priced in perfection? What happens if tax reform is less than anticipated? Or infrastructure spending is cut from $1 Trillion to $500 billion? Or repatriation only brings back a […]

Are Big Banks’ Dark Pools Behind The Run-Up In Bank Stock Prices?

Bankers have sold hundreds of millions of their own stock as the market has ripped higher post-election – more than in any year of the last decade…     Which makes us wonder – are big banks' dark pools behind the run-up in their own stocks? Submitted by Pam Martens and Russ Martens via WallStreetOnParade.com, […]

Mary Jo White Seriously Misled The US Senate To Become SEC Chair

Submitted by Pam Martens and Russ Martens via WallStreetOnParade.com, Less than two weeks after Mary Jo White was nominated to become Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission by President Barack Obama on January 24, 2013, White filed an ethics disclosure letter advising that she would “retire” from her position representing Wall Street banks at […]

5 Urgent Warnings From Big Banks That The “Economy Has Gone Suicidal”

Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com, The economy has gone suicidal. It is working against the very people who need its energy to survive. It is collapsing on its own weight, and the weight of literally incalculable levels of toxic debt. And it is going to create the greatest disaster of our time, if the […]

JPM Explains How HFTs Caused Friday’s Sterling Flash Crash

On Friday, in the aftermath of the historic pound sterling flash crash, we presented Citi’s forensic take of how in just 30 seconds, bid/ask spreads in cable exploded as wide 600 pips. Today, we provide another take, that of JPM’s Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, who looks at the “gapping market” that emerged on Friday morning Asia time, […]

ALERT: Markets to implode, only FX will be left

Warning to investors – traditional markets are flawed.  In one of many hypothetical futures, not so far in the future, FX may be the only game in town.  As we explain in Splitting Pennies – Understanding Forex – it’s FX that drives the world, not stocks, bonds, commodities, or real estate.  Let’s take a quick […]

Why We Need a Much Better Plan Than Diversification to Survive the Next Couple of Years

The first time I’ve made the above claim was well over a decade ago, and I’ve stated it many times since, and this time probably won’t be the last time I discuss this topic. However, this year is an especially easy year to make this argument. If commercial fund managers are so insistent that diversification […]