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Gold Price Holds While US Treasuries Dumped In Record Volumes

Central bankers the world over are beginning to shed treasuries & refrain from debt market participation because they are not convinced that the rhetoric supporting the viability of the fiat currency regime now underlying the world monetary system is sustainable. And if you’re one of the throwback gold enthusiasts, you’re likely enjoying the apparent strength in the gold price currently evident.

Traders Fear Debt Market Distortions Signal "Something Big Is Brewing"

It appears the mainstream is beginning to recognize that something very strange is going on in debt markets. Whatever the reason, the severity of the distortions is unnerving many investors. The big question remains whether there is “something bigger brewing under the surface that so far hasn’t been pinpointed yet.”

Fracking — A New Bubble for a New Year

Oil and natural gas exploration and extraction via fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a highly capital-intensive venture. Given the tentative strategy of the Federal Reserve in raising the benchmark interest rate, a sudden and unexpected increase in borrowing costs for businesses in the high-yield debt space is a serious cause for concern.

Guess What Happened The Last Time Oil Prices Crashed Like This?

OPEC is now engaged in a “price war” with the United States. If the price of oil stays at this level or continues falling, we will see a significant number of U.S. shale oil companies go out of business and large numbers of jobs will be lost. The Saudis know how to play hardball, and they are absolutely ruthless.

Currency Wars Reignite As Yuan Tumbles Most In 2 Months

Did China just re-enter the currency wars? The Chinese Yuan dropped 0.29% overnight – its biggest drop since September and 2nd biggest devaluation since March – as the currency tumbles back in line with the PBOC’s fixing for the first time in over 3 months. China’s huge corporate debt market also appears to be freezing.

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