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Equity Markets and the Credit Contraction

Macroeconomic policy is centred on ensuring that bank credit grows continually, so since the Lehman crisis any tendency for bank credit to contract has been offset by central banks creating money. The bald fact that equity markets have now lost upside momentum and appear to be at risk of a self-feeding collapse will be viewed by central bankers with increasing alarm.

NIRP Officially Arrives In The US As JPM Starts Charging Fees On Deposits

NIRP is now officially in the US, which means that one after another US commercial banks will join what has already become a NIRP free-for-all across most of continental Europe where NIRP now reigns supreme & where trillions in government bonds yield negative rates. JPM is preparing to charge large institutional customers for deposits.

Facts vs. Fears in 2015 Gold Forecasts

Major commercial banks seem to have turned bearish or neutral on gold, but Global central-bank gold buying outpaced selling elevenfold. Eastern central banks have added tonnes of bullion. In sum, central banks remained firmly on the buying end in 2014 as far as gold is concerned. The gold bull market does not seem to be over.

A Close Look At The Chinese Gold Lease Market

Current participants in the gold lease market are commercial banks, gold miners and jewelers. The Shanghai Gold Exchange also provides a crucial role in gold leasing. The SGE’s block trading system is the trading platform used by gold leasing participants; the SGE also provides transfer and settlement services.

Forget Ebola - Here's Why US Banks Are Now Extremely Vulnerable

Under the BIS Basel capital adequacy rules, government debt rated at least AA continues to carry a zero risk weighting. So banks need not set aside capital against it. With a combined position of nearly $2 trillion in US govt debt, against which they hold no capital buffer, US banks are now EXTREMELY vulnerable to a bond market sell-off.

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