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Gold Smuggling Surges: Man Caught “Walking Suspiciously” With 1 Kilo Bar In Rectum

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Earlier today in Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Airport, a passenger was arrested by local authorities and found to have stuffed nearly $30,000 worth of gold into his rectum. That’s nearly 1 kilogram of gold. In his ass. The gold had been carefully wrapped in plastic and included four small […]

China’s ICO Crackdown Boosts Hong Kong’s Hopes Of Becoming Blockchain Hub

China’s decision to shutter digital-currency exchanges based on the mainland, a strategy meant to extinguish the rampant fraud and abuse associated with initial coin offerings, or ICOs, is brightening Hong Kong's hopes of asserting itself as a hub for blockchain technology. As Bloomberg reports, while China has at least nominally embraced blockchain technology – even […]

Venezuela Bankrupt? Caracas Fails To Make Sept 15 Interest Payment

Exactly one week ago, we wrote that a “Venezuelan default is only a matter of time”.  We said that “while debt servicing has been a government priority, declining external liquidity and a deteriorating domestic situation (three-digit hyperinflation, shortages, and a political crisis between the government and the National Assembly) make it a daunting task. By […]

“This Is Where The Next Financial Crisis Will Come From”

“This Is Where The Next Financial Crisis Will Come From”  By Zero Hedge In an extensive, must-read report published on Monday by Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid, the credit strategist unveiled an extensive analysis of the “Next Financial Crisis”, and specifically what may cause it, when it may happen, and how the world could respond assuming it […]

“This Is Where The Next Financial Crisis Will Come From”

In an extensive, must-read report published on Monday by Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid, the credit strategist unveiled an extensive analysis of the “Next Financial Crisis”, and specifically what may cause it, when it may happen, and how the world could respond assuming it still has means to counteract the next economic and financial crash. In […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

In Latest Reversal, Trump Weighs Tying Debt Limit Increase To Harvey Disaster Aid

This afternoon, we showed that even as stocks were pushing back to all time highs, a part of the Treasury market was turmoiling as the “debt ceiling” T-Bill spread (Sept/Oct) blew out to the widest level on record.   There were several possible catalysts suggested for this spike in concerns about a favorable outcome of […]

About That Debt Ceiling Crisis…

With just one month left until the “X Date”, better known as the first day on which Treasury has exhausted its borrowing authority and no longer has sufficient funds to pay all of its bills in full and on time, and also known as the date the US is technically in default on its debt […]

Where There’s [Almost] “Blood In The Streets” In America Today…

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In the spring of 1871 after a miserable defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, Paris plunged into a major crisis as local citizens revolted against the government. Financial markets went berserk as a result, and the prices of French government bonds plummeted. There’s an old story that an heir to […]

US Debt Ceiling, The Wall, Runaway Spending, & The Lack Of Evidence Of Concern… So Far

Via Snake Hole Lounge blog, The US Statutory Debt Limit, a failed tool to halt the endless growth of Federal debt issuance, is once again in play at nearly $20 trillion. It was only at $6 trillion in 2002. The problem, of course, is runaway Fed spending which is currently at around twice that of […]