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Exposing Our Lawless Central Bank

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, The economic arguments against central banks are numerous to say the least. Through the writings of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard we have a wide variety of critiques that explain the many ways the central banks distort economies, cause booms and busts, punish savers, and chose […]

Former Fed Governor: “The Fed Isn’t As Independent As Many Think”

With every passing day, the Fed is slowly losing the game, a point made earlier today by SocGen’s Albert Edwards who wrotes that “Citizens Will Soon Turn Their Rage Towards Central Bankers.” And it is not just skeptical pundits, and former (and in some cases current) Fed presidents admitting central banks are increasingly powerless to […]

How Central Banks Intend To Fight CryptoCurrencies

Submitted by Louis Cammarosano of Smaulgld * * * Based on remarks to Bundesbank Policy Symposium in a Speech “Frontiers in Central Banking – Past, Present and Future” contain clues of the battleplan. What if they fail? As cryptocurrencies, which trade outside the banking system attract more capital, governments and central banks are devising ways […]

McKinsey: Banks Will Have To Slash 30% Of Analyst Jobs To Comply With New Research Rules

As the global equity research market continues to wrestle with how they will comply with the European Union’s MiFID II regulations, McKinsey & Co. has just penned a new study effectively saying they’ll have no choice but to fire a ton of equity research analysts who write a bunch of stuff that no one ever […]

Clarity Or Confusion At The Fed

Authored by 720Global's Michael Lebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, “Are you kidding? Are you kidding? No one knows what you’re doing.”    – Economist John Taylor in response to William Dudley’s (President Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Vice Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee) comment that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has been very clear in […]

Frontrunning: June 20

Central bank caution beefs up stock gains (Reuters) Pound Drops as BOE’s Carney Says Not Yet Time to Raise Rates (BBG) Oil Just Hit Its Lowest Level of the Year (BBG) Britain charges Barclays, ex-bosses over ‘unlawful’ Qatari deal (Reuters) Senate GOP Sets Ambitious Deadline on Health-Care Vote (WSJ) Both Parties Have a Lot to […]

Barclays, Former CEO Criminally Charged Over Qatar Fundraising

Two familiar names are in the news this morning, after the UK’s Serious Fraud Office filed criminal charges against Barclays Plc and four former executives, including former CEO John Varley, for conspiracy to commit fraud regarding the bank’s 2008 capital raising from Qatar. The SFO said Tuesday that former Chief Executive Officer John Varley, former […]

Moody’s Cuts Aussie Bank Ratings Due To “Tail Risk” Concerns

Back in 2007, the ratings agencies were so woefully behind the eight ball in understanding and reporting the credit risks in the U.S. financial system that it was nearly impossible to tell from day to day whether they were really just that incompetent or if they were complicit in the biggest financial fraud in history.  […]

Why Bankruptcy is Not a Magic Wand for Illinois

Via The Daily Bell What if everyone declared bankruptcy, would that solve all financial woes? Or rather, would it be the ultimate debt bubble burst? Bankruptcy is a “solution” that would become disastrous if everyone were to use it. So can it truly be considered a solution at all? It just shifts the financial burden to someone […]

Matt King Is Back With A Dire Warning: “A Significant Un-balancing Is Coming”

Earlier this week we discussed a chart from Citi’s Hanz Lorenzen, which we said may be the “scariest chart for central banks” and showed the projected collapse in central bank “impulse” in the coming years as a result of balance sheet contraction, and which – if history is any indication – would drag down not […]