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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, […]

Selling Of French Bonds Accelerates As Le Pen Extends Lead, Macron Tumbles In Latest Poll

Another day, another headache for owners of French bonds. In the latest French presidential poll, conducted by Elabe for TV broadcaster BFMTV, Marine Le Pen extended her lead by another 2-3 points, while support for her primary centrist challenger Emmanuel Macron, tumbled by 5 points in the last week. The poll, released today, showed that […]

Economists: Le Pen Victory Would Lead To “Massive Sovereign Default”, Global Financial Chaos

With two months left until the French election, analysts and political experts find themselves in a quandary: on one hand, political polls show that while National Front’s Marine Le Pen will likely win the first round, she is virtually assured a loss in the runoff round against either Fillon, or more recently Macron, having between […]

How A United Iran, Russia, & China Are Changing The World

Submitted by Federico Pieraccini via Strategic-Culture.org, The two previous articles have focused on the various geopolitical theories, their translations into modern concepts, and practical actions that the United States has taken in recent decades to aspire to global dominance. This segment will describe how Iran, China and Russia have over the years adopted a variety of economic and […]

Pensions, Oy Vey

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Years ago it seemed that when you hit 65 you’d retire, receive a gold watch, and proceed to spend your pension money on a rocking chair and pot plants. Ten years later you’d be in a box and, since pot plants are cheap, the cost of keeping you alive wasn’t prohibitive. Not anymore. Today things are […]

Boomers Again? What Another “Scorched Earth Generation” President Means For Gold

Submitted by Pater Diekmeyer via SprottMoney.com, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s acceptance as Republican and Democratic parties’ nominees for President sets the stage for the contest to begin in earnest. Both Trump, who is 70, and Clinton, who is 68, were born in the post-war Baby Boom era. So were their vice-presidential back-ups, Mike Pence […]

European Central Banks Disclose Which Corporate Bonds They Own

Earlier today, alongside the ECB’s latest weekly disclosure of total corporate bond purchases under the CSPP program, which as of July 15 had risen by approximately €2 billion to €10.427 billion, suggesting a daily purchase pace of about €400 million, Europe’s various regional central banks also disclosed for the first time the CUSIP list of […]

World Out Of Whack! (Let June Be Over Already)

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Market dislocations occur when financial markets, operating under stressful conditions, experience large widespread asset mispricing. Welcome to this week’s edition of “World Out Of Whack” where every Wednesday we take time out of our day to laugh, poke fun at and present to you absurdity in global financial markets in all it’s glorious insanity. While we […]

ZeroHedge: Chicago Is Pushing For A Massive Bailout Of Its Public School System

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. It is well known that Chicago's pension liabilities have completely decimated the city's finances and currently stand at close to $20 billion. Faced with a significant challenge of meeting funding obligations as a result of a 2010 state law, Mayor […]

ZeroHedge: S&P Downgrades UK From AAA To AA Due To Brexit: Full Text

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. That didn’t take too long: just as the rating agencies warned as part of the scaremongering campaing, the downgrades of the UK have begun. None of this is surprising: now that both S&P and Moodys are also policy tools of […]