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Yes, A Gold-Backed Renminbi Can Dethrone The US Dollar

The US appears to be doing everything in its power to hasten the relative decline of its own currency. Seems that the days of exorbitant privilege of issuing a currency that’s also the global reserve currency may be coming to an end – to be replaced, in time, with a bi-polar reserve currency world incorporating both the US dollar & the renminbi.

China Launches CNY500 Billion In "Stealth QE"

Will the PBOC’s Short-term Lending Facility (SLF) evolve into China’s version of QE? While investor attention has been fixated on China’s deteriorating PMI reports and fears of a widening credit crisis, China’s central bank is operating behind the scenes to prevent a wide-scale financial panic.

Is The Mother Of All Bubbles About To Burst In 2014?

Yes, a big one could happen. Stocks look over-priced, gold and silver look beaten down, global credit & currencies bubbles could implode, global derivatives are a potential disaster zone & our politicians seem intent on creating distractions, “false flags,” & new ways to enrich the military-industrial complex and bankers.

The U.S. Fed And It’s Secret Piggy Bank

The Fed has announced using “Reverse repos” as a new tool to manage monetary policy. Its just a way the Fed soaks up cash from financial institutions. The Fed is the “borrower,” swapping its Treasuries for banks’ cash. You might call it opposite of quantitative easing: Reverse repos drain money from the financial system.

Why Market Bulls Should Hope Interest Rates Don't Rise

There is a very high correlation, not surprisingly, between these three components (inflation, economic and wage growth) and the level of interest rates. Interest rates are not just a function of the investment market, but rather the level of “demand” for capital in the economy.

14 Reasons the Dollar is Doomed, but the Devout Believe its Invincible

Cultism surrounding the US economy & the US dollar is mind boggling & by cultism I mean a blind faith in fiat currency mechanism that goes beyond all logic. Despite the childish boasting’s of the dollar devout, there is an extraordinarily possibility that its life will be snuffed out in the near term.

Why Did China Order Its Smaller Banks To Load Up On Cash?

Smaller banks are the weakest link of China’s financial system because their lack of a stable deposit base would force them to seek more expensive funding and offer more risky loans. They will be hardest hit when borrowing costs are elevated and the economy slows.

How Dangerous Is The Credit Bubble In China For The World?

On any list of banking accidents waiting to happen, China is assured a place at the very top. But could a crash there take the entire global economy down with it? There’s no doubt that there are going to be massive problems in China. What’s more, China could trigger a huge global meltdown.

China's First Default Is Coming: Here's What To Expect

With a large volume of trust products scheduled to mature this year, who bears the losses in the event of a default could set an important precedent. Policymakers may see, the default of a trust in current circumstances, as having less risk of contagion than some other shadow banking products.

Geithner Warned S&P Chairman US Would Retaliate For Downgrade

McGraw said Geithner called him on Aug. 8, 2011, after S&P was the only credit ratings company to downgrade the U.S. debt. Geithner, McGraw said, told him that S&P would be held accountable for the downgrade. “Such behavior would not occur, he said, without a response from the government.”

Debt - The Real "Pin" That Could Pop the Stock Bubble

How bad is the global debt picture? It’s frighteningly bad – Aggregate net government debt in the world is expected to rise by 62% from $26 trillion in 2008 to $42 trillion in 2013 & U.S. accounts for 42% of the increase in global debt.

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