ECB QE at 60 billion a month, worldwide monetary policies signal distress

Today on The Janssen Report (#91): why have we allowed thin air to be a cashflow generating asset? This in essence what the banking system has created for itself: creating an interest-generating asset (= loans) by typing numbers in a computer.

With the Swiss National Bank unpegging the Franc from the Euro and Mario Draghi of the ECB announcing massive asset and bond buying at 60 billion euros a […]

Get ready. IBM about to layoff 26% of its employees starting next week.

Last October, IBM (IBM) chief executive Ginni Rometty vaguely hinted the company’s self-styled makeover to analytics, cloud, mobile and security specialist could mean yet another round of layoffs, following last year’s firing of 10,000 workers with another 1,700 shown the door in 2013.

But that was small potatoes compared to what might hit IBM next week amid one report the vendor is prepping to lay off what could amount to […]

Anti-bailout party wins in Greece… ‘The Left’s time has come!’ PAPER: European dream dying, state by state

Greek Election: Syriza Party Leads Exit Poll

A victory for the leftist Syriza party on an anti-austerity platform would set the stage for a clash with European creditors.

Polls have closed in the Greek elections which could see the radical leftist Syriza party take power, which has pledged to ditch painful austerity measures imposed during the economic crisis.

It is leading exit polls ahead of the […]

Iran Ditches US Dollar: Joins Growing List of Countries Dumping Dollar In Foreign Trade

Iran no longer uses the US dollar in foreign trade transactions, replacing it with other currencies, the deputy governor at Iranian Central Bank told the Tasnim News Agency Saturday. “In trade exchanges with the foreign countries, Iran uses other currencies, including Chinese yuan, euro, Turkish lira, Russian ruble and South Korean won,” Gholamali Kamyab told the news agency.

The official added that Iran was considering bilateral currency swap agreements, […]

Winter Storm Juno has been named, and this one could be huge for the Northeast:

Winter Storm #Juno has been named, and this one could be huge for the Northeast: http://t.co/N3RpwTg5qD pic.twitter.com/azpSoQBX0y

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) January 25, 2015

Winter Storm Juno will be a major snowstorm for the Northeast Monday and Tuesday. Blizzard watches have already been issued for parts of southern New England and Long Island.

Juno was named by the winter storm naming committee at The Weather Channel on Sunday […]

The global economy has degenerated into one massive currency war. This is not sustainable nor a rising tide that lifts all boats…

Europe just started waging currency war on the U.S.

U.S. hedge fund manager Ray Dalio pointed out in Davos yesterday that talk of purposeful currency devaluation to make up for an economy’s inefficiency — the engine of currency wars — is a “conversation that is not polite to have.” He is, perhaps, a little behind the times. World leaders increasingly feel comfortable talking openly of their plans to drive down exchange rates.

Italian […]

MUST READ: Oil plunge to siphon Gulf petrodollar from global markets

MUST READ: #oil plunge to siphon Gulf #petrodollar from global markets http://t.co/co43z7fJpM #OPEC #energy pic.twitter.com/Yq6VwqPM9J

— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas2) January 19, 2015

(Reuters) – Plunging oil prices could prompt Gulf Arab sovereign wealth funds to pull tens of billions of dollars out of global markets this year, with much of the money expected to come out of U.S. dollar debt and deposits with banks abroad.

But – in a […]

With so much uncertainty, one thing is certain: gold has stood the test of time as the ultimate form of money and is recognized globally as a store of great value.

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Gold is now one of the hottest commodities in the global financial markets, thanks in large part to a series of fundamentally bullish events. The precious metals complex was first lifted past 1300 by a surprise announcement by the Swiss National Bank, which stated that it will discontinue its policy of artificial currency devaluation and thus triggering radical strategy adjustments amongst the […]

Auto sales have become the latest subprime finance scheme: Auto buyers will be underwater… in their cars. They have, in effect, “taken out” the equity from their wheels just as they once did their bedrooms.

By BILL BONNER, CHAIRMAN, BONNER & PARTNERS on JANUARY 22, 2015

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Dear Diary,

The best things in life are free But you can keep them for the birds and bees Now give me money That’s what I want

– “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Berry Gordy

We have high hopes for 2015. It is starting off so well. Only three weeks in and […]

On the front lines: Europe, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Peru and India. Each of their central banks has taken unprecedented and dramatic action to ease policy and weaken their currencies in the past few days.

Central banks are in combat mode.

On the front lines: Europe, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Peru and India. Each of their central banks has taken unprecedented and dramatic action to ease policy and weaken their currencies in the past few days.

Central bankers may say they’re ramping up the fight against worryingly low inflation, exacerbated by the dramatic plunge in oil prices. But the immediate, and perhaps most effective, impact of the […]

Chris Martenson’s predictions: Peak central bank credibility; Trillions of unregulated, interest-rate sensitive derivatives are threatening to topple the global economy; over $250 trillion of CDS sit on the top 5 US bank’s balance sheets.

Chris Waltzek, Goldseek Radio, Released on 1/22/15

Dr. Martenson says price forecasting has been compromised by market intervention. Nevertheless, manipulation schemes will come to an abrupt halt in 2015-2016; he’s coined a new phrase to describe the event: peak central bank credibility, which will mark the zenith of totalitarian control and a new beginning of personal freedom. Trillions of unregulated, interest-rate sensitive derivatives are threatening to topple the global economy; […]

DRAGHI/MERKEL BREAKING…..SPLIT GOING PUBLIC AS MUTUAL SUSPICION BETWEEN GERMANY & ECB BOSS GROWS

BY JOHN WARD

No longer in step, the two powers in Europe must clash – or the Eurozone will become a de facto Dollar colony

As a senior Russian banker hinted yesterday that Russia is building a global alternative to the Swift bank-transfer system, Angela Merkel has allegedly been telling David Cameron that she thinks the Draghi QE “a very, very bad thing”.

Merkel is the last person on […]

This chart says the next recession is approaching

From Tom McClellan’s Chart in Focus:

Last week I wrote about how big federal deficits are good for the stock market. They are bad for total indebtedness that we are leaving for our grandchildren to deal with, but they are great for stock market investors. In a similar way, when there is a very small deficit or even a surplus, it tends to be a big negative factor for […]

Earning for US companies continue to decline.UPS takes a hit this holiday season as earning drop. US manufacturing slows. Baltic dry index falls again. Existing home sales fell 3.1% in 2014.

Earning for US companies continue to decline.UPS takes a hit this holiday season as earning drop. US manufacturing slows. Baltic dry index falls again. Existing home sales fell 3.1% in 2014. Bill proposed to allow non citizens to vote. Ukraine pushing war agenda and keeps the shelling up against Donetsk region. Yemen government has fallen and the propaganda begins with the Islamic State gaining ground in Yemen. The Islamic […]

Caution: Cartel Setting Up PM Classic Raid On Next Week’s FOMC?

In this week’s Metals & Markets, The Doc & Eric Dubin break down the ECB’s massive €60 billion a month QE announcement Thursday, and discuss whats next for the global markets and gold & silver in particular:

Gold & silver’s strong January continues with silver $4 off its lows and gold nearly $200 off its December lows Cartel setting metals up for a Classic Gold & Silver raid on next week’s options […]

Global downsides: 1 high debt; 2 Lack of growth and deflation; 3 Fragile EM; 4 Technology displacing job: 5. Rising inequality…

Rajan: “Today, debt is making it difficult for developed countries to resume pre-2008 growth rates” http://t.co/hi4QoAqSA8

— Project Syndicate (@ProSyn) January 18, 2015

Today, debt is making it difficult for developed countries to resume pre-2008 growth rates, let alone restore the levels of GDP that would have been attained if the subsequent Great Recession had not happened. Meanwhile, industrial countries’ overall debt/GDP ratios are continuing to grow.

In emerging […]

It is so easy to poke holes in the government/media storyline of economic recovery. Government data is like the American Dream, you’d have to be asleep to believe it.

by James Quinn

I tend to ignore most of the data spewed by the government and regurgitated by the compliant MSM. I saw the blaring headlines about housing starts hitting seven year highs, blah, blah, blah. The cheerleaders in the MSM sure did make it sound like things were rosy in the housing market. Yippee. They don’t mention that 30% of all the starts are for apartments, because young people […]

$43.50 Hot Dogs And $55.00 For A Chicken Caesar Salad At Davos

Full of global leaders, policymakers, business gurus and the odd music star, the attendees at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davosaren’t short of a dollar or two. But they might well be at the end of the week — with some of the food prices around town proving to be a little hard to stomach.

At the posh Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère, a conference hotspot, even humble menu items can […]

Staggering Amount Of Debt Throughout The World. The Cause? War Is At Our Footsteps, And Countries Splurge To Do Whatever It Takes to Win

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— trutherbot (@trutherbot) January 20, 2015

Japan approves record defence budget, record $42b budget is to boost defences of disputed islands amid China’s assertiveness in the region

Japan’s cabinet has approved the country’s largest defence budget, with plans to buy surveillance aircraft and F-35 fighter jets to improve defences of disputed islands amid China’s increasing assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet endorsed on Wednesday a nearly […]

Dutch Financier Becomes 4th Banker Suicide of 2015 (36 deaths in 2014)

The death of Van Eghen – the head of ABN’s corporate finance and capital markets -“startled” friends and colleagues as the 42-year-old “had a great reputation” at work, came from an “illustrious family,” and enjoyed national fame briefly as the boyfriend of a famous actress/model. As one colleague noted, “he was always cheerful, good mood, and apparently he had everything your heart desired. He never sat in the pit, never […]

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’…National Geographic, Jan 23, 2015

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150123-seabirds-mass-die-off-auklet-california-animals-environment/#

Why are so many auklets, from California to Canada, starving?

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In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.

Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood spotted more than 130 carcasses of juvenile Cassin’s auklets—the blue-footed, palm-size […]

Frankie predicts massive storm for Nova Scotia!

Massive Storm is on its Way for Nova Scotia on Tuesday January 27, 2015 and it will bring 20+ cm of Snow Before Changing to Rain and it will Create Blowing and Drifting Snow and it will have zero Visibilities and Winds will be Real Strong and it will create a lot of Snow Especially in Halifax, Shelburne, South Shore and Yarmouth and the Snow Will Change over to […]

New York City Snow Doom Is ON… De Blasio: Don’t underestimate this storm

A new study finds people are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming hurricane with a feminine name than a masculine one. But hurricanes with feminine names…

POWAH! UNLIMITED POWAH!

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Joe Scarborough hammered Commie New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s response […]

President Obama Justifies FEMA Camp Detention for Uncharged Americans

by Dave Hodges

President Obama explains the purpose of FEMA Camps. In a page right of the movie, The Minority Report, the President says President said, “People are not going to be arrested for past crimes, but for the crimes that they might commit”.  The NDAA is the precursor event which will precede mass roundups and incarcerations and worse.

To those in the independent media who are falsely telling their […]

Roundups and FEMA Camp Incarcerations Await Millions of Americans

by Dave Hodges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are some in the independent media who will tell you that there is no such thing as a FEMA Camp and that only people with tin foil hats believe anything to the contrary. After reading this article, which is the first in a series of articles on FEMA Camps, you will be armed with the […]

29M People Under Blizzard Warning, Hurricane Force Winds Expected

29M People Under #Blizzard Warning, Hurricane Force Winds Expected – http://t.co/AFD41TPegp pic.twitter.com/HujqYlbQYj

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 25, 2015

Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center:

…Heavy snow for the North East…

…Snow for the Upper Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic…

…Temperatures will be 15 to near 30 degrees above average from the Northern High Plains to parts of the Central Plains…

Storm over the Ohio […]

Okinawa families protest US military base plans

Protesters in Okinawa vented anger at the planned relocation of a US military base from Futema to Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Sunday. Holding signs critical of the base, U.S. foreign policy and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the protesters chanted slogans and waved placards including one depicting the country’s leader as a zombie.

House Bill 2168, the Defend the Guard Act: W. Virginia Bill Would Block Guard Deployments

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Unhealthy Food Cravings, Sign of Mineral Deficiency

Intense food cravings….

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