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Charts with more Words than Registered Gold at COMEX

COMEX has NEVER EVER gone into an active delivery month with such a small amount of registered gold available. In fact, I cannot remember a time when the registered category was ever more sparse than it is now. The amount of gold in the registered category is now roughly $80 million. This is not only scary, I cannot believe COMEX would allow these numbers to be seen.

Is the Federal Reserve Finally Being Forced to Consider Main Street?

How can the Federal Reserve help Main Street? The conventional wisdom is that zero-interest rates help Main Street by lowering the cost of borrowing. Zero-interest rates incentivize speculation, not investment & have also stripped savers of billions of dollars in interest. They can lower the cost of commodities & goods by strengthening the U.S. dollar via raising rates.

Ballooning Student Debt Levels will Usher in New QE

Today almost a third of student debt is going unpaid. The White House’s solution is to revisit bankruptcy laws surrounding student debt. It is looking like a new bill will be passed, one that will restructure student debt laws. Get ready for the next wave of QE, the next wave of money printing. QE to infinity continues.

Combination Of Record Debt And Slowing Growth Makes New Global Crisis Imminent

One of the Geneva Report’s main contributions is to document the continued rise of debt at a time when most talk is about how the global economy is deleveraging, reducing the burden of debts. The report documents the continued rapid rise of public sector debt in rich countries and private debt in emerging markets, especially China.

The Trends To Watch For In 2014

The Trends to Watch For in 2014: Government overreach, economic stagnation & civil discontent – Trends are inconsequential until they reach a critical mass of 4% of the populace, at which point the “vital few” exert outsized influence on 64% of the populace.

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