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The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing

Keep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core.  According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached an astounding 75 trillion dollars.  It has approximately tripled in size since 2002.  In the U.S. alone, the size of the […]

Privatized Chinese Banks Still Party to Destructive Fiat System

China says it is on a fast track to liberalizing its tightly controlled and state-dominated banking system, according to statements by Chinese central bank authorities earlier this year. The push to approve privately owned banks, widely viewed as a logical next step in China’s economic reform efforts, seems to be developing more quickly than expected. […]

China Shadow Banking Is Market Response to Government Manipulation

Shadow banking, the nebulous web of bank and non-bank unregulated lending that creates an enormous chunk of the debt fueling the global monetary system, got a large share of the blame for the 2008 economic crisis. Now China’s unique version of shadow banking has swelled to epic proportions, creating some of the same conditions that […]

Austrian True Money Supply

As the world looks on and wonders at the Federal Reserve’s and other central banks’ ongoing campaign to print and debase the world’s currencies, we feel much can be seen when looking at a clear picture of supply. At WealthCycles we often talk about the “money supply,” more properly understood as the supply of currency […]

Austrian True Money Supply

As the world looks on and wonders at the Federal Reserve’s and other central banks’ ongoing campaign to print and debase the world’s currencies, we feel much can be seen when looking at a clear picture of supply. At WealthCycles we often talk about the “money supply,” more properly understood as the supply of currency […]

Price Inflation Prompted Stampede into Silver and Gold Presaged by Warburg Sale

We have long informed WealthCycles readers that the herd rush into physical real hard assets will be prompted by rising prices (price inflation), and that the deflation and ongoing re-inflation in the monetary system ratchets the eventual consequences higher. The closest and most scientific hint we have found so far to indicate when the tide […]

JP Morgan Losses Expose Shadow Bank Mechanics, Taxpayer Peril

JP Morgan Chase’s $5.6 billion and counting trading loss was one of the biggest finance stories of 2012. Although on its surface the story was simply that the world’s alpha player bet badly and lost big, the greater significance is what the resulting investigation revealed about the banking system and the global economy as a […]

Silver and Gold to Benefit from SEC, BoE Political Appointments

Investors should take note of two political appointments that took place early this week—big changes, as leaders are replaced at both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.), charged with enforcing the widely ignored rules in stock markets, and the Bank of England, charged with determining the supply of U.K. currency and price of loaning […]

One U.S. Bank Needs $210 Million – Scared Corporates Pull Cash

The Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) has added $210 million to the coffers of a bank in need of cash. The Fed can add bank reserves to the system by requesting bonds as collateral; this is called a repo. Description:  One U.S. Bank Needs $210 Million – Scared Corporates Pull Cash read more

Market-Based LIBOR Replacement Is Step In Right Direction

Ever since traders at the venerable UK bank Barclays got caught putting the fix in on an indexed rate, LIBOR, used worldwide to determine everything from mortgage rates to derivatives spreads, the buzz has been deafening over what number can be used to replace it. Because use of the LIBOR is so ubiquitous and broad-based, […]