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The Gold Bugs index remains above support that dates back 10-years.
Over the past year and a half, the index has created a pennant pattern, a series of lower highs and high lows, teasing both the bulls and bears. As you can see, this pattern will be coming to an end soon.
Pennant patterns are popular for suggesting that a large move [...]
Introduced in House (07/17/2014)
Access to Affordable Mortgages Act of 2014 – Amends the Truth in Lending Act to exempt from property appraisal requirements certain higher-risk mortgage loans of $250,000 or less if such a loan appears on the balance sheet of the creditor of the loan for at least three years.
Exempts certain individuals required to make such reports from penalties for failure to report any appraisers reasonably suspected of [...]
Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter
The word “gloomier” inconveniently showed up in a Reuters headline that described how the CEOs of the Business Roundtable – one of the thermometers into the brains of corporate America – felt about sales, employment, and capital expenditures. Yet, “gloomier” or not, these CEOs run companies that spend near record amounts, not on productive uses such as capital expenditures or hiring more people to push revenues to [...]
The U.S. financial position continues to deteriorate badly and in the last 12 months has increased by over $1 trillion dollars.
Nick Laird of Sharelynx has just reproduced his fascinating and timely chart showing the US debt limit, the actual US debt and the gold price all in one chart. From 2000 until around the first quarter of 2013, there was a very strong and close correlation between the growth [...]
By Michael Snyder
When there is a major problem somewhere in the world, Barack Obama loves to show that he is “doing something” by sending a contingent of U.S. troops to the affected area. But is it really wise for Obama to send thousands of young American men and women into the Ebola death zone? What are our troops going to do – shoot the virus? Of course not. The UN [...]
John Embry, Chief Investment Strategist at Sprott Asset Management, thinks gold price suppression is a key factor in global monetary policy. Embry contends, “If the gold price truly reflected what is really going on in monetary policy today, I think real interest rates would rise quite significantly. Given the amount of debt that is polluting the world banking system, to me, this is the end game, and that’s why it’s [...]
Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.
“The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better,” Obama said at the [...]
Germany recovery is now falling a part and investor sentiment has fallen for 9 consective months. Shanghai gold exchange going live earlier than expected. FED giving illegals more time keep Obamacare. NSA program has been renewed and is continually spying on the American people. China sending more medical personnel to West Africa, meanwhile US is sending 3000 military personnel. NATO rejects Crimea vote, says illegal. US deploying another 1600 military [...]
From Chris Kimble at Kimble Charting Solutions:
Chinese internet ETF breakdown on the eve of Alibaba IPO?
Chinese internet ETF CQQQ has doubled the performance of QQQ over the past two years.
Speaking of doubles, did CQQQ create a short-term double top of late?
A short-term support line is being taken out today by CQQQ, near the time that Alibaba is about to go public. The Nasdaq is near a 52 week high, while [...]
By Michael Snyder
The number of volcanoes that are erupting continues to rise, and scientists cannot seem to explain why this is happening. In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we have ever seen in a single year, and this increased activity has carried over into 2014. In recent months, we have seen major volcanoes roar to life in Russia, Peru, Hawaii, Reunion Island,Indonesia, and all over Alaska. [...]
By Nick Beams
World Socialist Web Site
On this day in September 2008, the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers sparked the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Within days of the bankruptcy, the entire American and global financial system was on the point of disintegration.
Reporting on the Lehman disaster on September 16, 2008, theWorld Socialist Web Site noted that it marked “a new stage in [...]
Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — Independence movements could spread like “wildfire” across Europe should Scotland vote in favor of a U.K. exit, according to Andreas Utermann, global chief investment officer at Allianz Global Investors. He also discusses equity markets and his fixed-income strategy with Jonathan Ferro on Bloomberg Television’s “On the Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)
FOOD STAMPS EXPLODE IN ILLINOIS…CHANGE: 745,000 enroll in SNAP since 2008…
Among the many metrics that show Obama’s home state is struggling to break the Great Recession, a new report shows that applications for food stamps in Illinois is greater than its creation of jobs.
Illinois has had the worst recovery from the recession of any state in the country, the Illinois Policy Institute reported this month: “There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans [...]
BofA Warns “Risk Of Selloff” After September’s FOMC
While BofAML’s Michael Hanson expects Yellen’s overall tone to remain dovish, market perception will be key. The combination of changes to the forward guidance language, upward drift of the dots, and any comments seen as potentially hawkish, could lead to a selloff
West’s antics pushing Russia closer to China
The recent NATO summit in Wales, held against the background of the armed conflict in Ukraine, [...]
Retail sales are declining and many of the big retailers are in big trouble. The sub prime auto bubble is about to burst. Manufacturing is now declining. China announce a yuan clearing house with France and the UK will be issuing yuan denominated bonds in preparation for the yuan to be the world reserve currency. FBI facial recognition online. IMF in talks with West African nations to bail them out. [...]
BY JOHN WARD
I posted some weeks ago to the effect that the most common reason for slaughter on our planet is ‘Taking Sides’.
I did not mean by this that one should never take sides. When expansionist gangsters take over a country, sooner or later they will visit yours…and you have to take sides. This rule applies whether the mobsters are Nazis, the Soviet Union, Jihadists, Globalists, or Ostrogoths.
My point was [...]
With international political tensions on the rise, the threat of an all-out nuclear war seems too close for comfort. What countries possess nuclear weapons? Is the likelihood of a nuclear war higher than we think?
International Conventions and Legal Agreements
“The NPT aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to foster the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and to further the goal of disarmament.”
Israel Thought to Possess [...]
BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) –
We’re following a breaking story out of Baytown, where we’re told lightning struck an oil tank, causing a big explosion.
David Cameron and the British media have been freaking out about the potential Scottish independence.
They’ve blathered on about “history”, “common defense” and other red herrings.
But it’s really all about oil …
Specifically, if Scotland becomes independent, it gets to keep 90% of the revenues from its huge oil reserves.
The New York Times reports:
Scottish nationalists have long argued that being governed from London has deprived their country of its fair share [...]
Volunteer who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be evacuated to a specialized treatment center in France
A French aid worker for medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia
Authorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State and the latest in an outbreak of the potentially severe respiratory illness, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.