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Why Rising Interest Rates Will Cripple the Economy / Bill Bonner / October 3, 2014 Dreaded October The Dow fell 238 points on Wednesday. And Treasury debt rallied. The yield on the 10-year T-note fell the most in nine months – to 2.4%. News reports blamed “geopolitical challenges” in Hong Kong, the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere. That may be part of it. But […]

5 Things To Ponder: Serious Stuff / by Lance Roberts / Friday, March 07, 2014 There was so many good things to read this past week that it was hard to narrow it down to a topic group.  After a brief respite early this year, the markets are hitting new highs confirming the current bullish trend.  As a money manager, this […]

Everyone The U.S. Government Owes Money To, In One Graph / By Tyler Durden / October 13, 2013, 15:58 -0400 If Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won’t be able to pay its debts. Here’s NPR’s simple (and complete) illustration to who the government owes money to — all the holders of U.S. Treasury debt, broken down by category and by how much […]

Guest Post: On QE, US Foreign Policy And Who Really Wins The Upcoming War In Syria / By Ain’t No Fortunate Son / September 8, 2013, 15:35 -0400 Submitted by Ain’t No Fortunate Son On Quantitative Easing, American Foreign Policy, and Who REALLY Wins the Upcoming War in Syria Quantitative Easing, or QE, has as it’s raison d’etre the monetization of US Treasury debt or, put more simply, financial alchemy. Without an ever […]

This Crazy Extend & Pretend Economic World / By GE Christenson / June 4, 2013 In no particular order the following is a list of what many people think are contemporary insanities. Since most of these have been widely discussed, links have not been provided. The information is easily available via Internet searches. Paper Pushers & Money Nixon temporarily closed the “gold […]

Sell All Your Gold (Again!) / By Bill Holter / April 10th, 2013 Gold is down some $25+ dollars today because of the Fed minutes where they supposedly are talking about curtailing or even ending “QE 3.5 and 4.”  Really?  First off, this is not possible as there are nowhere even close to enough buyers for the Treasury debt that must […]

QBAMCO On The Fed’s Exit / By Tyler Durden / 03/13/2013 19:30 Authored by Lee Quaintance and Paul Brodsky of QBAMCO, The Fed’s Exit The markets have begun to wonder whether the Fed (and other central banks) will ever be able to exit from its Quantitative Easing policy. We believe there is only one reasonable exit the Fed can take. Rather […]

Is the Bubble Back? / By John Rubino / March 10, 2013 For a decade or so leading up to the 2009 crash, one of the highlights of Doug Noland’s Prudent Bear Credit Bubble column was his quarterly dissection of the Federal Reserve’s Z.1 Flow of Funds report. This was pure finance-geek porn showing ridiculous, parabolic, trillion-dollar increases in mortgages or Treasury debt […]

Sequester This! / By Dave In Denver / February 28, 2013 In 2012, the total interest expense on the U.S. Government Treasury debt was $360 billion.  For the first 4 months of fiscal year 2013, it’s $151 billion.  The Government spent a total of $3.5 trillion in FY 2012.  Interest expense on Treasury debt was 10.2% […]

How To Eliminate $4.5 Trillion of Debt / By Bruce Krasting / October 31, 2012 Note: It’s dark north of NYC. Only those with generators have lights, heat and the ability to communicate. I counted 27 trees down on my property; the costs to make the damage right will be about $10k. Insurance will not pay a dime. I got off […]