America’s Big Five Are Plunging the World Into Another Banking Crisis
A comeback of the pre-crisis lending practices by the world’s biggest banks could end in another banking crisis. So, what exactly are the banking policies? Radio Sputnik is discussing it with former World Bank economist Peter Koenig.
In his story titled ‘Memories of Financial Crisis Fading as Risks Rise’ an AP economics writer Paul Wiseman points to several factors which banking analysts describe […]
December 20th, 2014
Prior to the crash of 2008 global trade was rocking. It was a boon for shipping companies around the world who are responsible for moving raw materials, commodities and consumer products from one country to another. Wall Street, of course, had devised a way to track all of this movement and often pointed to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) as the primary indicator for health in the global […]
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With the US raising their debt ceiling, are we in a global bail-out bubble that will eventually burst? This doc offers a fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the […]
Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter
High-Yield Bond and Loan Funds Hit by “Market Conditions”
The phenomenal Fed-triggered feeding frenzy in stocks on Wednesday and Thursday was paralleled in the junk-bond market. Energy related junk bonds had gotten shredded over the past couple of months, as the price of oil has collapsed. The sell-off started spilling over to non-energy junk bonds. Tuesday, the day before the Fed’s announcement, junk bonds suffered their largest drop […]
Could plunging oil prices ignite a debt crisis?
Howard Marks believes the plunge in oil prices may usher in a new era for investing in distressed debt.
For more than three years, the billionaire investor and Oaktree Capital Group LLC (OAK) co-founder urged his deal makers to be cautious, warning of loose credit standards and high prices for distressed assets. That may change as the price of oil plummets, Marks said in […]
Jeff Nielson joins me Vancouver to look at current events such as the massive attack on the Russian Ruble, the rapid decline in the price of oil, Currency wars and the real possibility of the outbreak of World War III to cover the unstoppable collapse of the dollar and the US Economy.
Jeff Nielson website: www.bullionbullscanada.com
For almost two years, by combining various points of view (speculative, geopolitical, technological, economic, strategic and monetary…), we have continued to anticipate a major crisis in the entire oil sector.Today, no one doubts the fact that we are actually at that point, and the GEAB must therefore anticipate the consequences of this veritable atomic bomb, which has begun to blow up all the old system’s pillars: everything which we […]
“Markets will take the hit before economies get the benefit” of a lower oil price, according to Blackrock
This month’s big fall in the price of oil should be good news for much of the world’s economy. But so far markets have been telling a different story.
The MSCI Europe index has dropped 4% since early December, while the S&P 500 index remains 1% lower over the same period despite a rally […]
1999 was the year before US stock markets collapsed.
Published on Dec 18, 2014
On a day of wild market fluctuations, the rouble, the dollar and the oil price all ended higher, and US stocks had their best day of the year, even as the Federal Reserve prepared the market for rate rises ahead. John Authers asks if they are gearing up to party like it’s 1999.
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from SGT Report.com:
I caught up with Miles Franklin’s Andy Hoffman today just after he recorded his latest audio blog-cast titled Laughable FOMC Statement Sets New Central Bank Credibility Low Until the SNB One. And Andy has never been more alarmed by what we have witnessed unfolding over just the past two weeks.The global economic system is literally coming apart at the seams.
While talking about this week’s “meaningless” FOMC statement and […]
By Michael Snyder
Getting prepared for the chaos that is coming to America in the years ahead is not that complicated. Help is out there – if you know where to look. And it doesn’t have to be expensive either. In this article, I have put together a list of 122 of the best prepper websites on the Internet that will teach you how to prep for free. The great thing […]
By Michael Snyder
Do you want to know if the stock market is going to crash next year? Just keep an eye on junk bonds. Prior to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, high yield debt collapsed first. And as you will see below, high yield debt is starting to crash again. The primary reason for this is the price of oil. The energy sector accounts for approximately 15 to […]
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If one likes the idea of buying low and selling higher, junk bonds might come to mind due to how hard they’ve been hit of late! The chart below highlights that an unusual and large performance spread between JNK and the S&P 500. Its not often that these two see a 10% return difference in just 60 days. This differential wasn’t the only thing that got […]
‘We don’t need a war when we can have a currency war‘- guest @sjderrick, Chief Currency Strategist, BNY Mellon
‘We don’t need a war when we can have a currency war’- guest @sjderrick, Chief Currency Strategist, BNY Mellon #Russia #Rouble @CNBC
— Louisa Bojesen (@louisabojesen) December 17, 2014
Currency war hots up as China prepares to bail out Russia
Does Putin & Co have a card up their sleeve amid the huge changes […]
Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter
San Francisco is known for its mindboggling booms and breathtaking busts as the hot money from all over the world ebbs and flows amidst startup frenzies and IPO manias.
And now the hot money is flowing. It has created a delirious craziness in the housing market, surrounded by an environment where app makers without revenues but with big dreams and the word “disrupt” in their description are worth […]
AND their analysis didn’t even touch on Shale Oil Projects in the U.S.A. (Because they have too much invested in that).
Enjoy your $2.00 gas while it lasts…
In a stunning analysis this week, Goldman Sachs found almost $1 trillion in investments in future oil projects at risk. They looked at 400 of the world’s largest new oil and gas fields — excluding U.S. shale — and found projects representing $930 billion […]
By Michael Snyder
If you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn’t understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all? I think that virtually all of us have had dreams where we show up for an exam that we have not studied for. Those dreams can be pretty terrifying. And of course if […]
Either we have some incredibly narrow reporting on the part of UK’s Mail Online, or we are witnessing a spectacular event of how incredibly dense the population of sheep are.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.
Russia’s currency has been collapsing 15-20% in […]
Greece might be hit with Cyprus style bail-ins. Euro crisis getting worse. US mortgage applications declined, a sign that real estate is collapsing. Obama signed the 1.1 trillion spending bill. Russia is opening an investigation into the central bank actions. Corporate media polls show that the America people support torture. Police will be scanning social media sites to predict crime. U.S. and Cuba are reestablishing diplomatic relations. U.S. advisers are […]
On the 30th of October 1956, France and Great Britain in support of Israel invaded Egypt.
This military action was taken in response to Gamal Abdel Nasser’s decision to nationalize the Suez Canal. The military campaign was generally a success, however, soon after the Prime Minister of England, Anthony Eden, was forced to withdraw militarily and resign in utter humiliation.
The President of America at the time, Dwight D. Eisenhower, had not […]
This brand new story excerpted below fromSilver Doctors is hard-hitting and straight to the point, the story is called “Checkmate: Is Russia Selling Oil For Gold?” The 1st paragraph from the story warns us clearly: “This is called ‘checkmate’, “the game is over.”
The new videos below from Elite NWO Agenda with Jim Rogers in the 1st video,corbettreport in the 2nd and Newsy World in the 3rd examine the global economic […]
The U.S. saw 4,735 pedestrian deaths in 2013, a rise of 15% from 2009. http://t.co/z3a8vFkm6H pic.twitter.com/Gjxi1kzLMY
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 20, 2014
Published on Nov 23, 2013
Meltdown is a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that brought down the financial world. The show begins with the 2008 crash that pushed 30 million people into unemployment, brought countries to the edge of insolvency and turned the clock back to 1929.
But how did it all go so wrong? Lack of government regulation; easy lending in the US housing market meant […]
CCTV footage captures a cyclist cheating death when rolled under a 14-wheel truck in the Chinese city of Ningbo. The vehicle knocked the man off his bike while making a right turn. None of the wheels hit the man
#Yellen said the "financial system" is less leveraged than before the crisis. That's wrong unless central banks are not part of the "system"
— Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) December 17, 2014
When Josh Birnbaum was at Goldman Sachs in 2007, he made a huge bet against subprime mortgages.
Now he’s betting against something else: high-yield bonds.
From The Wall Street Journal:
Joshua Birnbaum, the ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trader who made bets against subprime mortgages during the financial crisis, now has more than $2 billion in wagers against high-yield bonds at his Tilden Park Capital Management LP hedge-fund firm, according to investor documents.
On Monday, […]
Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed by Ismaaiyl Brinsley on patrol
Liu married two months ago, had 7.5 years’ experience with NYPD
Ramos, 40, had 13-year-old son and college age son, joined force in 2012
They were operating in a new precinct for first time on Saturday at 3pm
Hundreds of police and fire fighters saluted their passing ambulance
Union blames Mayor de Blasio, says ‘his hands are dripping with blood’
A crowd of people […]
#BREAKINGNEWS: LAFD battling fire in a 6 story apt building at 10635 Wilshire Blvd in Westwood. -gmp
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) December 21, 2014
WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) –
One person was injured and about six units were damaged after flames erupted at a five-story apartment building in Westwood Saturday night.
About 130 firefighters spent nearly an hour knocking down the flames first reported at about 8:26 p.m. at Wilshire Manor Apartments in […]
Greenwald said, “The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on ‘Meet the Press’ instead of where he should be – which is in a dock in the Hague or in a federal prison – is because President Obama and his administration made the decision not to prosecute any of the people who implemented this torture regime despite the fact that it was illegal and criminal.”
He added, “When you […]
I’m not drawing a parallel between the Holocaust that led to the deaths of six million tortured and murdered Jewish parents and their children under Hitler’s regime and the CIA Torture Report; to do so would diminish the unspeakable evils that were committed by S.S. operations. However, the question of torturing victims of US occupations in the Middle East is applicable here. Many of the same barbaric methods of torture […]