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Germany Receives Gold Bars From The Fed, But The Bars Have Different Labels

  • Published on Feb 13, 2017
    Consumer spending will dip in February because the delay in refunds from the IRS. Baltic Dry Index has now fallen back to 688 pts. Bloomberg comes out with article that fake news drives markets. China, Japan, Russia and many other countries are dumping Treasuries. The corporate media is blaming it on Trump. Germany received its full allotment of gold but they notice they labels were different on certain bars. Fed says they are lost at the moment. IMF says Trumps economic policies will help but there is a danger that the global economy might deteriorate.

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February 21, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beijing Warns US & Japan Over Diaoyu Islands

  • Published on Feb 13, 2017
    China voices concern over a recent statement by Japan and the US that lays claim to a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman urged Washington and Tokyo to act cautiously, and avoid making false remarks about the Diaoyu Islands. Geng warned such comments will negatively affect regional stability. The Japanese and US leaders recently affirmed that Article five of their security treaty covers the islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan. But China’s foreign ministry says the so-called treaty is a product of the Cold War and should not question China’s sovereignty over the islands.

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February 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump

  • America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump
    by Brian Chappatta, http://www.bloomberg.com/
    * Japanese investors cull U.S. government debt by most since ’13
    * Currency-hedged returns were worst on record last quarter

    In the age of Trump, America’s biggest foreign creditors are suddenly having second thoughts about financing the U.S. government. In Japan, the largest holder of Treasuries, investors culled their stakes in December by the most in almost four years, the Ministry of Finance’s most recent figures show. What’s striking is the selling has persisted at a time when going abroad has rarely been so attractive. And it’s not just the Japanese. Across the world, foreigners are pulling back from U.S. debt like never before.

    From Tokyo to Beijing and London, the consensus is clear: few overseas investors want to step into the $13.9 trillion U.S. Treasury market right now. Whether it’s the prospect of bigger deficits and more inflation under President Donald Trump or higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve, the world’s safest debt market seems less of a sure thing — particularly after the upswing in yields since November. And then there is Trump’s penchant for saber rattling, which has made staying home that much easier.

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February 14, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China “Seriously Concerned And Opposed” After Trump Backs Japan Over Disputed East China Sea Islands

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  • China “Seriously Concerned And Opposed” After Trump Backs Japan Over Disputed East China Sea Islands
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    On Friday, when President Trump confirmed that the US alliance with Japan covers the contested “Senkaku” islands located in the East China Sea, and which prompted a diplomatic scandal between China and Japan in 2013, we predicted that China would not be happy.

    Additionally, in a joint Japanese-U.S. statement after the weekend meeting in the United States said the two leaders affirmed that Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan security treaty covered the islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.

    Sure enough, on Monday our prediction was confirmed after China’s Foreign Ministry expressed displeasure after Japan got continued U.S. backing for its dispute with Beijing over islands in the East China Sea during a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Reuters reported.

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China was “seriously concerned and resolutely opposed”, adding that the islands had been China’s inherent territory since ancient times.

    “No matter what anyone says or does, it cannot change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China, and cannot shake China’s resolve and determination to protect national sovereignty and territory,”
    Geng told a daily news briefing in Beijing.


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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/05/national/japan-china-agreed-to-shelve-senkaku-row-in-1970s-nonaka-says-in-beijing/

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February 14, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Pearl Harbor 2? China ‘Has Prepared for a Preemptive Strike Against US Military Bases Which Would Cripple American Forces in the Region’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4204262/China-prepared-pre-emptive-strike-against-US.html

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February 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Long Time U.S. Vassal State Japan to Bypass Dollar And SWIFT to Transact Using China’s CIPS System in Inter-Bank Settlement

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/Japanese-regional-banks-to-join-yuan-payment-network

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  • The SWIFT is a cornerstone of the western Illuminati’s global financial and currency hegemony. With the Russian SWIFT alternative and China’s CIPS, the western hegemony is ending.
  • Long Time U.S. Vassal State Japan to Bypass Dollar And SWIFT to Transact Using China’s CIPS System in Inter-Bank Settlement
    by http://www.thedailyeconomist.com/
    Ever since China began to duplicate Western financial institutions starting in 2013, more and more nations have begun matriculating towards the East, and away from dollar hegemony.  And one of the most important of these new infrastructures is the Chinese CIPS platforms which functions for the RMB the same way SWIFT does for the dollar.

    Yet unlike the way SWIFT charges for swaps when nations have to use the dollar as a middleman since it still reigns as the world’s singular reserve currency, CIPS allows for much lower transaction fees and the convenience of bypassing the U.S. currency through direct bi-lateral currency settlement.

    As the world continues to reject the dollar and the old financial model of a singular reserve currency, more countries are seeing the benefits of transacting in a bi-lateral environment.  And once enough of these nations decides to follow this new economic model being laid out from Beijing, and create the critical mass needed to bypass the dollar completely, then the reserve currency will simply fade away via de facto consent, and force change onto the Western institutions that have run the global financial system for decades.

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https://www.rt.com/business/318103-china-payment-system-yuan/

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http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/748916

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http://sputniknews.com/business/20150213/1018240631.html

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http://rt.com/business/263161-russia-brics-swift-prototype/

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February 6, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Charles Nenner 2017 Prediction: Global War Cycle Coming into Danger Zone

  • Charles Nenner 2017 Prediction: Global War Cycle Coming into Danger Zone
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
    Renowned financial and geopolitical analyst Charles Nenner correctly predicted there would be no market crash in 2016. 2017 is going to be a very different story.  Nenner explains, “There are going to be some serious corrections and some bounces.  I don’t thing we are going anywhere until the fall of 2017 when the whole bottom is going to fall out.  If you are a very good stock picker, you’ll be okay, but I am talking about the indices (overall financial markets).  It continues to be dangerous, and most of the good news is already in this rally.  The hope that Trump will do the right thing is still there, but it will take too long.  People will realize it is not going to happen tomorrow, and they will get disappointed.  So, I am still not very much into the stock market.  I don’t think there is much to gain over there.  I have been saying that for the next couple of years, try not to lose your money.  That’s the major thing you should be doing.”


    On the election of Donald Trump, Nenner says, “More than half of Americans supported Trump, but everybody is afraid to say so. I always thought Trump would change the whole thing.   I think things will also change in the Middle East.  I do think he much better understands Putin than Obama and the Democrats.  I think he will be tough, and his toughness may lead to a better situation with world peace, although the cycles are against him.  I actually feel sorry for him because if this market crashes, then maybe he can say, like Obama, it was Bush who did it.  He might be able to say it’s only been one year as President, and it’s Obama’s fault.  Maybe that’s how he can get out of it.  I think it was Obama that said for eight years it was Bush’s fault.”

    On his big prediction of a coming war cycle, Nenner says, “I have always said I feel sorry for whoever is going to President now because we have negative cycles, and things usually don’t work out very well. I think the United States will be much better off with a different wind blowing in Congress and in the White House.”

    The most disturbing thing Nenner sees coming is a major world war on the scale of WWI and WWII. Nenner explains, “In my research of financial markets, we also did research on war cycles.  It’s about to flare up everywhere.  If the stock market is close to a top, some stocks are just tanking and others still hold up.  What you see here right now is some countries are just tanking, and the rest are still holding up, meaning we are forming a top.  This means the cycle is coming into the danger zone.  I still see a big problem with China and Japan.  We also have problems with Chinese islands (in the South China Sea).  If this continues, it’s going to come from there.  If you go back a hundred years ago, a big war started (WWI).  A hundred years before that it was Napoleon.  Big wars always start in the second decade of a new era. . . . I still see there are problems with war everywhere . . . . Everything is on the edge, and it can ignite at any minute.  If terrorists could, they would use much larger weapons, and if they do, everybody is going to have to wake up.  Then you will have a major war on your hands.”

    In closing, Nenner says, “I think it is a good idea to own some physical gold and silver.”

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January 16, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bundesbank Repatriates Gold At A Much Faster Pace To Prepare For The Economic Crisis

  • Published on Dec 26, 2016
    Goldman Sachs was caught manipulating the US Dollar and order to pay a small fine. The Bank Of Japan was the top purchaser for ETF, BOJ will completely own the market. Germany’s Bundesbank accelerated its gold repatriating before the economic crisis hits.

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December 27, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jim Willie: The Battles Rage On

  • Jim Willie: The Battles Rage On 
    by https://www.perpetualassets.com/  
    The topics are numerous including:

    * US Treasury Dumping and Japan’s role
    * The Trump Card, his appointees and potential agendas behind the victory
    * The Occult crimes being reveled on public stage
    * Hillary’s rise and fall – did the elites’ dump her to save themselves?
    * The Bush & Clinton crime enterprises, drug trades, and gold heists
    * Trump’s Generals – Langley, the Pentagon, & Blackwater
    * Cash Bans and the Indian test – Jim gives us hints for which to lookout
    * Alan Greenspan and a return to the gold standard
    * US Hidden gold – Chocolate mountain, Grand Canyon
    * Elite underground cities, detonations, the ‘gardeners’
    And much much more…

    Jim gives us a few of his finest tangents, encouraged and welcomed. We close with the following from Brandon Smith from alt-market.com 

    Recognize and take solace that though we live in dark times, and evil men roam free, we are also here. We are the proper response to evil, and we have been placed here at this time for a reason. Call it fate, call it destiny, call it coincidence, call it god, call it whatever you want, but the answer to evil is us.

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December 17, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jim Willie: The Battles Rage On

1901 Expedition Logbooks Confirm There is NO Global Warming

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-mass-gains-of-antarctic-ice-sheet-greater-than-losses

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/11/24/scott-shackleton-logbooks-prove-antarctic-sea-ice-not-shrinking/

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  • 1901 Expedition Logbooks Confirm There is no Global Warming  
    by Martin Armstrong, https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/  
    OOPS! Antarctic sea ice has not changed for more than 100 years. This further demonstrates that the global warming created by man is just a fraud to get more taxes. Scientists have looked over the logbooks of polar explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton from their expeditions during 1901-1904 and 1907-1909. The theory that sea ice has declined post-1950 because of man cannot be supported. The Telegraph has reported that “new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra Nova and Endurance sailed to the continent in the early 1900s, indicating that declines are part of a natural cycle and not the result of global warming.”

    I had a conversation in a hotel with someone who was very much a believer in man created global warming. I began to notice a pattern to their thinking. When you test anything, you must see how it is connected to other reasoning. What emerged was a fundamental belief that government is good and there to take care of you until you die. This notion appears to be linked to those who just want to be taken care of, but not to the point that they are on welfare. They will pretend to be independent thinking individuals, but there is a core surrender of independence because they do not want to think no one is in charge. They voted for Hillary as well, and this all seems linked to this desire not to be responsible for the future in a subtle way. Perhaps it is linked to childhood when you did not have to work or cook. They just took care of you. It seems that those who believe in global warming are more likely to trust government. What happens when they wake up and discover nothing is as they thought it would be?

    Meanwhile, the energy output of the sun is dropping faster than anyone expected. Snow has actually begun falling in Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan. Tokyo recorded its first November snowfall since 1875 when the government started collecting records. But hey. Now they want to call this climate change and somehow still attribute this to mankind.

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December 6, 2016 Posted by | Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 1901 Expedition Logbooks Confirm There is NO Global Warming

North Korea Holds Drill, Simulates Attacks on South Korea

  • Published on Dec 1, 2016
    North Korea has carried out a large scale artillery drill in which it simulated targeted attacks on South Korean positions. The drill personally supervised by north’s leader Kim Jong-Un involved multiple batteries of frontline heavy artillery units and targeted five border islands, as well as positions inside the rival neighboring country. The military exercise came hours after the UN Security Council slapped new sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile activities on Thursday. Meanwhile, South Korea and Japan have unveiled their own new sanctions against North Korea. Tensions between the two Koreas have been simmering since Pyongyang tested different types of nuclear capable missiles at an unprecedented rate. North Korea says it will not stop its nuclear program until the US ends its hostile policy toward the country.
  • North Korea is controlled opposition under the thumb of the CIA, US-Pentagram. It is used as a psyop to keep South Korea and Japan in check, safely in the arms of the western hegemony. Who benefits from all the actions of North Korea? The US-Pentagram. Not China and not Russia. All warfare is based on deception – Sun Tzu, The Art of War. The western Illuminati is still hell bent on starting their Satanic WW3. They are running out of time.
http://journal-neo.org/2016/11/01/north-korea-is-an-pentagon-vassal-state/

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http://nypost.com/2016/01/06/you-can-thank-jimmy-carter-and-bill-clinton-for-north-koreas-nukes/

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/wwiii-fears-kim-jong-un-7665166

Whose side is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on? It is the western Illuminati’s side ie. US-Pentagram. Click on image for article.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/02/08/449247/US-North-Korea-China-Russia-longrange-rocket-missile-BRICS/

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9817335/Eric-Schmidts-daughter-lifts-lid-on-very-strange-North-Korea.html

Strange visit by Illuminati Bilderberger Eric Schmidt to North Korea. Click on image for article!

http://www.democracynow.org/2003/5/2/did_donald_rumsfeld_aid_north_koreas

America, the west supplied North Korea the nuclear technology. Click on image for article.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/left-in-the-dark-secret-u-s-military-flights-carried-officials-equipment-to-n-korea/

Why all the secrecy? And why deny Japan info? North Korea is controlled opposition. Kim Jong Un is a Illuminist puppet of the west. NKorea is used to control South Korea and Japan. To prevent them from joining China and allow the deployment of US military bases for the encirclement of China and Russia. Click on image to goto article.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/may/09/nuclear.northkorea

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December 2, 2016 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on North Korea Holds Drill, Simulates Attacks on South Korea

Jim Willie: Criss-Crossed Fuses And Lit Bonfire

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  • Criss-Crossed Fuses And Lit Bonfire
    by Jim Willie, http://www.goldenjackass.com/ ,  via http://www.goldseek.com/
    Many are the potential fuses to be lit, which would create the conflagration, the massive bonfire of the bond vanities and bank charades. Many are the fuses lying around, all criss-crossed, all exposed, all overlapping each other in highly dangerous manner. If any single fuse is lit, then several will light and the detonation arrives. It is unavoidable since the financial world is so deeply interwoven. Never in modern history has the global financial structure been so badly weakened, so totally corrupted, so thoroughly undermined by control mechanisms, so intensely defended by sanctions even war. In 2007 and early 2008, the Jackass warned of a mortgage bust that would alter the global system forever. It happened with far reaching consequences which endure to this day. In recent months the Jackass is warning of a Systemic Lehman event, where several major national systems are at heightened risk of a similar bust like what happened in September 2008. Except this time, the entire global financial system will erupt like a debt volcano, with several epicenters, all located in the West. The big Western banks are all lashed together, all tied to each other. The banker cabal believed that the interconnectivity within their bank structures would make them all immune to failure risk. The reality is that the failure of any one major bank guarantees the systemic breakdown of all of them. It will erupt like a cave-in of the flying buttresses at the Notre Dame in Paris, with numerous bank (churches) collapsing, all located in the West.

    FINAL SOLUTION
    When the collapse occurs, the solution will finally be discussed, the solution avoided for eight full years. THE GOLD STANDARD WILL BE INSTALLED. It will first arrive in the trade payment system. Then it will arrive in the banking reserves system. Lastly it will be seen in the gold backed currencies. The paper game has gone on since 2008 in grand style and unspeakable corruption.


    This article attempts to list many threats to a systemic breakdown from ignition of several megatons of TNT dynamite. The financial press has often mentioned derivatives as capable of inflicting damage and devastation like with nuclear explosions. The systemic breakdown is due to occur soon, actually way overdue to occur. The prevention has been a massive global project run by the major central banks in coordination with a few ministries of finance. The primary control center is the USDept Treasury and their Exchange Stabilization Fund. This truly gigantic multi-$trillion fund is a very well-kept secret. Its recent activity has been to permit the USTreasury Bond yield to rise, but without pushing down the sacred USDollar. Not much mention has come from the sleepy lapdog financial press on this unusual anomaly. The motive is to keep the Japanese happy, since they are the last holdout among the $1 trillion USGovt debt holders. The Chinese are dumping USTBonds, but the United States cannot afford for Japan to dump USTBonds at the same time.

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November 29, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jim Willie: Criss-Crossed Fuses And Lit Bonfire

Shipbuilding in Japan, Korea, China Collapses in Death Spiral of Orders

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  • Shipbuilding in Japan, Korea, China Collapses in Death Spiral of Orders
    by , http://wolfstreet.com/  
    “Worse than the one following the Global Financial Crisis.”
    New orders received by Chinese shipyards – now infamous for undercutting competitors and sinking into bankruptcy – have plunged 58.5% so far this year through October, compared to last year, according to shipping industry data provider BIMCO, cited by the Nikkei. At South Korean shipyards, which include the three largest in the world, orders have plunged 84.2%; at Japanese shipyards, 90%.


    They all focused on large dry-bulk vessels, tankers, and containerships. But this year, orders for tankers globally plunged 80% and for container ships 84%.

    Global trade, which collapsed during the Financial Crisis but then recovered in a V-shaped manner, was expected to continue soaring. Instead, it has languished over the past few years. Carriers that transport these goods in dry-bulk vessels, tankers, and container ships, face rampant overcapacity and crushed shipping rates. Smaller ones have sunk. In August, Hanjin, the sixth largest carrier and a formerly too-big-to-fail company in South Korea, was allowed to fail. And they all stopped ordering ships.

    However, orders at European shipyards have jumped 45% through the first eight months this year. On the global scale, they’re small players, accounting for only 9.3% of the order book. But they focus on the smaller thriving market for cruise ships, ferries, and tugs.

    Globally, orders for ships plunged 77% so far this year through October. But 2015 had already been down 13% from 2014. And 2014 had been down 26% from 2013, the first good year since before the Financial Crisis. In 2007, orders had peaked at 92 million compensated gross tons (CGT). So far this year, orders are down to 10 million CGT.

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November 26, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shipbuilding in Japan, Korea, China Collapses in Death Spiral of Orders

Former CEO Of UBS And Credit Suisse: “Central Banks Are Past The Point Of No Return, It Will All End In A Crash”

Don't you see the Illuminist pyramid and Satanic capstone on your dollar bill? The symbol of the Anti-Christ.

Don’t you see the Illuminist pyramid and Satanic capstone on your dollar bill? The symbol of the Anti-Christ.

  • Former CEO Of UBS And Credit Suisse: “Central Banks Are Past The Point Of No Return, It Will All End In A Crash”
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com 
    Remember when bashing central banks and predicting financial collapse as a result of monetary manipulation and intervention was considered “fake news” within the “serious” financial community, disseminated by fringe blogs?

    Good times.
    In an interview with Swiss Sonntags Blick titled appropriately enough “A Recession Is Sometimes Necessary“, the former CEO of UBS and Credit Suisse, Oswald Grübel, lashed out by criticizing the growing strength of central banks and their ‘supremacy over the markets and other banks’. The former chief executive officer claimed that the use of negative interest rates and huge positive balance sheets represent ‘weapons of mass destruction’. He calls for an end to the use of negative interest rates. 

    Sounding more like a “tinfoil” blog than the former CEO of the two largest Swiss banks, Grübel warned that central banks have “crossed the point of no return” which will ultimately “end in a crash.”

    Joining Deutsche Bank in slamming NIRP, Grubel said that banks are losing hundreds of millions of francs each year to negative interest rates paid to central banks.

    Worse, he warned that central banks will eventually lose their credibility in the markets but that this could take 10 years or more, at which point it will “all end in a crash.” What happens then? The former CEO believes that the final outcome will be wholesale financial nationalization: “after that all banks could belong to the state”

    Grubel also the doubted the wisdom of the Swiss National Bank’s balance sheet: “the Swiss National Bank’s balance sheet now accounts for 100 percent of GDP. Japan is also 100%, but mainly invested in its own state paper. The ECB and the Fed are 30%. Switzerland is far, far, far ahead. Is that wise?”

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http://www.wnd.com/2008/03/59405/

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November 22, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former CEO Of UBS And Credit Suisse: “Central Banks Are Past The Point Of No Return, It Will All End In A Crash”

Nikkei 225 Dives 3.9%, Gold Soar 3.2% … Smells Like Trump for POTUS If He is NOT JFK’ed

http://www.investing.com/indices/japan-ni225

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It was an accident! He so happened to walk into the path of a falling piano!

It was an accident! He so happened to walk into the path of a falling piano! Let’s hope this does not happen to the Donald.

November 9, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | 1 Comment