The statistical research looked at public attitudes on nearly 1,800 policy issues and determined that government almost always ignores the opinions of average citizens and adopts the policy preferences of monied business interests when shaping the contours of U.S. laws.
In the January – March timeframe this year, they set up a large number of triggers that could have enabled a big pass play, but they audibled back to their ground game.
For the September – November time frame, a whole new set of triggers is being put in place. These triggers will enable them to stage an economic/war shock event if they so choose, but will most likely lead to a disarming of the US’s veto power in the IMF and a changing of the guard in that and related organizations.
[ ] allegedly Germany and Russia have been working on a secret plan to broker a peaceful solution to end international tensions over the Ukraine, one which would negotiate to trade Crimea's sovereignty for guarantees on energy security and trade.
[ ] the relentless surge in the S&P500 continues not on the back of "solid fundamentals" as the straight to CNBC pundits will shout, but on even more hope for future growth, i.e. multiple expansion.
Incidentally this is something even Goldman admitted when it said that "the stellar return in the S&P 500 borrowed heavily from the future."
Incidentally, it was also Goldman who revealed that the entire nearly 30% surge in the S&P 500 in 2013 was due to, you guessed it: multiple expansion: "the S&P 500 has returned 22% YTD driven almost entirely by P/E multiple expansion rather than higher earnings."
The “disconnect” is most clearly expressed in the United States, where the Federal Reserve’s policy of pumping trillions of dollars into financial markets has seen stock market indexes reach record highs, while the underlying economy stagnates and reverses.
Last week, it was revealed that the US economy contracted almost 3 percent in the first quarter of 2014, but stock markets climbed even further in the belief that the on-going stagnation would lead to the provision of still more ultra-cheap money.
The BIS then took aim at the Fed’s policy of informing financial markets of its intentions.
[ ] the very policies being implemented, supposedly with the aim of preventing a financial crisis, may well be creating the conditions for one.
Wall Street banks are getting hit by cyber attacks every single minute of every single day. It is a massive onslaught that is not highly publicized because the bankers do not want to alarm the public.
But as you will see below, one big Wall Street bank is spending 250 million dollars a year just by themselves to combat this growing problem.
The truth is that our financial system is not nearly as stable as most Americans think that it is. We have become more dependent on technology than ever before, and that comes with a potentially huge downside. An electromagnetic pulse weapon or an incredibly massive cyberattack could conceivably take down part or all of our banking system at any time.
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Forbes said different currency valuation methods have been tried for “more than 4,000 year,” and experience shows that having a gold standard is the way to go. He added a gold standard “done right” provides stability and value when it comes to money supply.
"We are discussing with China and our BRICS parters the establishment of a system of multilateral swaps that will allow to transfer resources to one or another country, if needed. A part of the currency reserves can be directed to [the new system]."
"I think the work on ruble-yuan swap line will finalized in the nearest future and the way for ruble-yuan settlement will be open. Moreover, we are not the only ones with such initiatives. We know about the statements made by Mr. Noyer, chairman of the Bank of France. As a retaliation for what Americans have done to BNP Paribas, he opined that the trade with China must be done in yuan or euro."