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Category Archives: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The ‘Real’ Peak Complacency

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Stocks are at record highs while volatility is at a record low. Which is another way of saying that investors aren’t as worried as they probably should be about the coming year. That’s okay. Price corrections (with their attendant volatility spikes) are normal and natural ways for markets to […]

Frontrunning: August 18

Hunt for Driver Widens as Second Attack Hits Spain, Five Suspects Are Killed (WSJ) FT loses it over bitcoin’s relentless rise (FT) China Codifies a Crackdown on ‘Irrational’ Outbound Investment (BBG) U.S. Navy, citing poor seamanship, removes commanders of warship in deadly crash (Reuters) ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms (WSJ) […]

Paul Craig Roberts Warns “Without Glass-Steagall, America Will Fail”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, For 66 years the Glass-Steagall act reduced the risks in the banking system. Eight years after the act was repealed, the banking system blew up threatening the international economy. US taxpayers were forced to come up with $750 billion dollars, a sum much larger than the Pentagon’s budget, in order […]

“I’m Sorry We Had To Experience This Today”: Caterpillar CEO Apologizes Over Shock Raid

The market was caught offguard by yesterday’s dramatic raid of three Caterpillar offices, including its Peoria Headquarters, which reportedly included agents from the IRS, FDIC and Commerce Department, and sent the stock tumbling by the most in over half a year. The raid took place just one week after former CAT CEO Doug Oberhelman met […]

Federal Officials Are Searching Caterpillar’s Corporate Headquarters; Stock Plunges

According to the Journal Star, Federal officials have executed search warrants at three Caterpillar, Inc. facilities in the Tri-County Area — including the corporate headquarters — Thursday morning. Company officials confirmed the presence in a statement without specifying which agency was performing the search or what the search was in regard to. A spokeswoman declined […]

Mnuchin Dashes Banker Hopes That Prop Trading Is Coming Back

What a difference a week makes. On January 23, Reuters reported that dialing back the Volcker Rule which limits banks’ ability to engage in speculative investments using their own balance sheet, has emerged a top priority for President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin.  In written responses to questions posed by members […]

Nomi Prins On The Goldmanization Of President Trump

Authored by Nomi Prins, originally posted at TomDispatch.com, How A Bank Conquered Washington Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government […]

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 […]

The Real Reason Why Global Elites Are Implementing a Cash Ban

Those who think the War on Cash is a new phenomenon are missing the Big Picture. The War on Cash has been unfolding since at least 2013 if not earlier. And it’s not really a War on Cash… it’s a desperate attempt to prop up failing financial institutions. Let’s wind back the clocks… Back in […]

Trump’s Bait And Switch?

Submitted by Nomi Prins via TomDispatch.com, Given his cabinet picks so far, it’s reasonable to assume that The Donald finds hanging out with anyone who isn’t a billionaire (or at least a multimillionaire) a drag. What would there be to talk about if you left the Machiavellian class and its exploits for the company of […]