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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Central Banks Have Pumped An Annualized $23.4 Trillion Into The Financial System

You know there is a lot of confusion in the market when even fundamental, deep-value investing bloggers legends like Howard Marks now flip-flop every single week (accompanied by one investor letter after another) from bearish to bullish and back again, as if so much has changed besides, you know, the stock market: April 20: Widely…

FBI Admits “Central Evidence” To Spy On Trump For Russia Collusion… Was Russian Disinformation

Authored by Sara Carter via SaraACarter.com, Partially declassified footnotes from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s FBI report reveal that the most ‘central and essential’ evidence to justify surveillance of short term Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page was based on Russian disinformation, according to newly declassified footnotes. In January, U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a classified letter…

Visualizing Central Bank Gold Buying And Gold Repatriation

Submitted by BullionStar.com, Gold buying by the worlds’ central banks is now at a 50 year high, with sovereign gold buyers having added a net 650 tonnes of physical gold to their strategic monetary reserves in each of the years 2018 and 2019. Central banks purchase gold for a number of reasons, chief among them…

Central Banks Have Made Markets So Fragile, Liquidity Premiums Are Now Negative

Back in late December, when the market was melting up every single day with zero regard for economic data or newsflow, we pointed out something ominous: the world's most liquid stock market, the S&P500, was now as (il)liquid as it was during the 2008 financial crisis. As BofA's Benjamin Bowler wrote, while market liquidity generally…

Central Banks Continue “Remarkable” Gold-Buying Spree

Central banks continued their remarkable gold-buying spree in November and remain on pace to eclipse 2018’s near-record purchases.According to the latest numbers from the World Gold Council, central banks added 27.9 tons on a net-basis to official gold reserves in November. That brings the yearly total for 2018 with one month left to calculate to…

Trade War a Massive Distraction For Central Banks’ Disaster Policies

In a world without constant manipulation and disinformation most economic and geopolitical events would happen spontaneously and randomly.Things would be more unexpected, but at least they would make life fascinating and interesting, and often there would be positive outcomes. Unfortunately, this is not the world we live in. Our world is highly micro-managed by global…

Central Banks Alarming Moves Towards Social Engineering

Authored by Bruce Wilds via Advancing Time blog, Recently the central banks have found themselves grasping at straws when it comes to moving the economy forward. Signs have begun to appear on the horizon that in the future they will attempt to expand their power by increasing their role in social engineering. This is a…

Top Slovak Party Leader Wants Country to Bring Its Gold Home

National Bank of Slovakia holds 31.7 tons of gold valued at around $1.4 billion A top Slovak political party official said his country should bring its gold home because even its allies cannot be trusted with it.Ex-Premier Robert Fico chairs the biggest party in Slovakia. Last week, he called for a special parliamentary session on the country’s…

Economy Would Function “Just Fine” With No Fed – Professor

Expert blames central bank for stirring up economic chaos Do we even need the Federal Reserve?Whether on the political left, right, or in the middle, virtually everybody thinks we do. After all, without the Fed, we’ll have wild economic swings and crashes.Economist Edward Stringham disagrees. In this It’s Your Dime Interview, he talks about it…

As Central Banks Spark Trading Floor Chaos, Women Traders Blame Sexism

As Central Banks have made a mockery out of trading floors worldwide, the blame of course winds up squarely on... ...gender discrimination? That's right: women are starting to desert the trading floor at banks, blaming "bias" and "microaggressions" as reasons for leaving their jobs as traders, according to Bloomberg. The outlet recently profiled women like…

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