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Corporations Use “Financial Engineering” at Their Own Peril

A recent study reveals that the corporate stock buy-backs are the largest category of equity buying. Corporations bought back over $338 billion of their stock in the first half of 2014. Learn what could derail this “financial engineering” strategy.

Food Stamps Enrollment Outpaces Jobs 2-to-1

FINALLY: After years of going nowhere, gold stocks could be on the verge of a major breakout

From Chris Kimble at Kimble Charting Solutions:

 

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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 [...]

The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents On Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations Are Near

by Dave Hodges

Bill Gates, the king of vaccines.

I have previously reported that Monsanto, or Monsatan as many call them, has partnered with the Department of Defense to use a proxy third party company to develop a vaccine against Ebola. The seed money began at $1.5 million. The value of the deal could grow to an estimated $86 million dollars. The company’s name is Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TKMR) (TKM.TO), a [...]

REALIST NEWS – BOZO Congressman Indroduces Insane Bill – HR 5148

Shown Here:
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 [...]

Corporate America Suddenly Darkens Outlook, Slashes Hiring and Cap-Ex Plans, But Gooses Stock Buybacks

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 [...]

U.S. National Debt Surges $1 Trillion In Just 12 Months … Meanwhile FOMC “Tweaks” Wording

by GoldCore

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 [...]

Timetable for Scottish polls between now and referendum on Sep 18: – Sep 17: Ipsos-MORI poll for STV News – 1800GMT

(1/2) Timetable for Scottish polls between now and referendum on Sep 18: - Sep 17: Ipsos-MORI poll for STV News – 1800GMT

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 17, 2014

(2/2) Scottish poll timetable, – Sep 17: YouGov for Sun/Time -2200GMT Sep 17: Panelbase Sep 18: Ipsos-MORI for Evening Standard-early PM

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 17, 2014

Is It Wise For Obama To Send Thousands Of U.S. Troops Into The Ebola Death Zone?

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 – Something Seriously Wrong With Financial System

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 [...]

WORLD WAR E: Obama: Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control’… Calls up troops to battle virus… Outbreak could last years

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 [...]

War On Ebola & The Saudi ISIL Connection

Corporate media, US Government making the link between Assad and the Islamic State in preparation to attack Syria.

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 [...]

The Alibaba IPO is set to break records this week. But “behind the scenes,” Chinese internet stocks could be in trouble.

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 [...]

The Number Of Volcanic Eruptions Is Increasing And That Could Lead To An Extremely Cold Winter

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.  [...]

‘A Sea Change Is Unfolding In The US And World Economy That Portends A Catastrophe Of Dimensions Not Seen Since The Great Depression Of The 1930s.’

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 [...]

Independence Could Spread Like `Wildfire': Allianz

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)

US Spent $22 Trillion On Failed ‘War On Poverty’! Welfare Sign-ups Outpace Job Creation By More Than A Million. How Is This Possible?

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 [...]

Americans are going into captivity, and they refuse to see it

Bank Warns of STOCK MARKET SELLOFF After Fed Meeting!

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, [...]

UK And France Moving To The Next Reserve Currency The Chinese Yuan

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. [...]

OPINION: Before taking sides, be sure to take all the necessary readings

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 [...]

Nowhere To Hide As Minority Report-Style Facial Recognition Technology Spreads Across America

By Michael Snyder

What is our society going to look like when our faces are being tracked literally everywhere that we go?  As part of the FBI’s new Next Generation Identification System, a facial recognition database known as the Interstate Photo System will have collected 52 million of our faces by the end of 2015.  But that is only a small part of the story.  According to Edward Snowden, the NSA [...]

Tracking the trackers: our video explains how advertisers use the data you generate online with every click you make

Tracking the trackers: our video explains how advertisers use the data you generate online with every click you make http://t.co/STpZEXOzuS

— The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 17, 2014

HUGE! $30 Million Reward Offered In Hunt for Culprits Behind MH17 Attack!

A mysterious $30 million reward has been offered for evidence identifying those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. Fraud investigation company Wifka said in a statement that it had been hired to look into the July 17 attack which brought down the Boeing 777, killing 298 people. The private investigators said clients requesting anonymity had offered the reward. Wifka vowed not to identify any whistle-blowers [...]

The U.S. Has Already Completed Regime Change In Syria (1949), Iran (1953), Iraq (Twice), Afghanistan (Twice), Turkey, Libya and Other Oil-Rich Countries

by WashingtonsBlog

Syria

Everyone knows that the U.S. and its allies have heavily backed Islamic terrorists in Syria in an attempt to implement regime change in that country.

But did you know that the U.S. previously carried out regime change in Syria?

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949. Douglas Little, Professor, Department of Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes:

As early as 1949, this newly independent Arab republic was an [...]