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  1. Goldhedge

    Who Owns the U.S. National Debt?

    Who Owns the U.S. National Debt? Monday May 15th, 2017 • Posted by Craig Eyermann As of May 11, 2017, the total public debt outstanding of the U.S. government exceeds $19.8 trillion. Political Calculations provides a summary of the major interests to whom the U.S. owes all that money, as...
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    The US government now has less cash than Google

    The US government now has less cash than Google Simon Black March 13, 2017 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile In the year 1517, one of the most important innovations in financial history was invented in Amsterdam: the government bond. It was a pretty revolutionary concept. Governments had been...
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    The Obama-Boehner Debt Crisis - Armstrong

    Seeing inside Pandora's box.... The Obama-Boehner Debt Crisis Blog/Sovereign Debt Crisis Posted Mar 1, 2017 by Martin Armstrong The debt deal struck by President Barack Obama and the then House Speaker John Boehner back in October 2015, was done purposefully to ensure that the debt crisis...
  4. Goldhedge

    World’s largest hedge fund manager predicts bleak future for markets

    World’s largest hedge fund manager predicts bleak future for markets Simon Black February 9, 2017 Santiago, Chile There are lots of famous investors and hedge fund managers who are legendary stock-pickers. Warren Buffet is a great example. Others are hard-core quantitative analysts who...
  5. Goldhedge

    Barack Obama's Fiscal Legacy

    Barack Obama's Fiscal Legacy JANUARY 25, 2017 Now that the Obama Administration is officially finished, I thought that it was a good time to revisit a subject that I haven't posted on for nearly two years, a look at the debt associated with each administration since the beginning of the Kennedy...
  6. Goldhedge

    Get ready for America’s new $29 trillion debt

    Get ready for America’s new $29 trillion debt Simon Black July 28, 2016 Spoleto, Italy According to Jacques Necker, everything was just fine. The year was 1781, and Necker, France’s finance minister, had just published a report called Compte Rendu au Roi, an accounting of French public...
  7. Scorpio

    China’s debt problem is bigger than you think

    China’s debt problem is bigger than you think MarketWatch By Sue Chang, MarketWatch 5 hrs ago China’s bad loans are many times worse than what the official data are claiming, and the Chinese authorities do not have a strategy to tackle the problem, according to the latest research from...
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    "Don't Forget, I'm The King Of Debt, I Love Debt" - Trump Chimes In On Puerto Rico

    "Don't Forget, I'm The King Of Debt, I Love Debt" - Trump Chimes In On Puerto Rico In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Donald Trump said that although he is the "king of debt", and that he "loves debt", he wouldn't bail out Puerto Rico. Responding to whether or not Trump would bail out Puerto...
  9. Scorpio

    The United States of Insolvency

    The United States of Insolvency James Grant @grantspub April 14, 2016 Grant is the editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer $13,903,107,629,266. Can the nation afford this much debt? James Grant offers his view This much I have learned about debt after 40 years of writing and study: It is...
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    The New Middle Kingdom Of Concrete And The Red Depression Ahead

    The New Middle Kingdom Of Concrete And The Red Depression Ahead by David Stockman • April 11, 2016 No wonder the Red Ponzi consumed more cement during three years (2011-2013) than did the US during the entire twentieth century. Enabled by an endless $30 trillion flow of credit from its state...
  11. Goldhedge

    Liquidity Death Spiral Traps Credit Suisse

    Liquidity Death Spiral Traps Credit Suisse Mar 23, 2016 8:46 AM MDT CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG-REG -0.50 ON CLOSING, MAR 24 13.95CHF Credit Suisse just got caught up in the same liquidity death spiral that has claimed a growing number of debt funds. Some of the bank's traders increased holdings...
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    Here We Go Again: Government Ramps Up Borrowing As Private Sector Slows

    Here We Go Again: Government Ramps Up Borrowing As Private Sector Slows by John Rubino on March 21, 2016 · 10 Comments This morning, US existing home sales plunged and the Chicago Fed’s national activity index turned negative. Both are obvious signs of a slowing economy. Anticipating this...
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    Why Debt Is Not Money

    Why Debt Is Not Money Doug Casey Gold’s main use, contrary to the belief of some, isn’t in jewelry or dentistry—although those uses are important. Its main use has almost always been as money. But gold’s ancillary uses are growing in importance because, given its physical characteristics, it’s...
  14. Scorpio

    The Dumbing Down of America

    The Dumbing Down of America Johnny Silver Bear (Editor's Note: As the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe, I spend most of my time researching current events. I explore the markets, the economic war that is being waged on the middle class, precious metals, the source of all the problems that exist...
  15. Scorpio

    Central Bank Fiddling With Prices Is A Bad Idea

    Central Bank Fiddling With Prices Is A Bad Idea Michael Schuman Call me old fashioned, but I still think prices matter. I vividly recall the first time I studied those simple supply-and-demand graphs as a college freshman, and today, far too many years later, their basic logic remains...
  16. Goldhedge

    What’s Uncle Sam’s Largest Asset? It’ll Haunt us for Years!

    What’s Uncle Sam’s Largest Asset? It’ll Haunt us for Years! by Doug Short • March 11, 2016 A stunning chart. By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives: Pop Quiz! Without recourse to your text, your notes or a Google search, what line item is the largest asset in Uncle Sam’s financial accounts? A)...
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    The biggest force powering the stock market is starting to disappear, and it could be a huge problem

    The biggest force powering the stock market is starting to disappear, and it could be a huge problem By Bob BryanMarch 12, 2016 6:00 AM Since the beginning of the post-crisis bull-market run, the biggest buyer of equities hasn't been retail investors or institutions but companies themselves...