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Dow-Stockalypse-Wow: Bonds & Bullion Soar As Equities Crash

On a day like this - we deserve two clips... And of course... *S&P 500 FALLS 2.1% FOR WORST DAY SINCE FEBRUARY 2014   With the biggest volume for this time of year since 2011...   And here's why...   It's not over yet... WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BALANCE SHEET   So let's dive in - here is the US equity indices Since their kneejerk pop after FOMC Minutes...NOT "Off The Lows" *S&P 500 SLIPS BELOW MARCH LOW OF 2,040, BOTTOM OF...

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You’ve Been Warned – Spotify Wants to Spy on You in Every Way Imaginable

I clearly remember the moment several years ago when my closest friend from NYC was at my place pleading with me to download and use Spotify. The pitch was compelling and I was open minded about the concept, until I learned that you had to login through Facebook to use it (no longer the case I believe). I immediately found this creepy and refused to use it. Fast forward to 2015, and Forbes has come out with a very important article highlighting the incredible creepiness factor in Spotify’s...

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One Word Defines This Era: Stagnation

Beneath the surface PR of progress, the operant dynamic of this era is stagnation. Cheerleaders of progress have a few unalloyed wins in the past 15 years–battles won against diseases, for example–and a general increase in living standards among the world’s poorest populations. But much of what is sold as progress is an inch deep and a mile wide: the proliferation of smart phones and social media for example. What the cheerleaders of progress don’t dare mention is the...

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Gold: Best defence in a genuine currency war, says Frisby

Every investment needs a good story if it’s going to fly. “The internet is going to change the world”, drove the dotcom bubble. “They’re not building any more land,” drove buy-to-let. “The Chinese want the things we take for granted – and there are just so many of them,” drove commodities. One of the reasons for gold’s demise is that its story lost its magic. It no longer seemed relevant. I’ve said before that gold needs a new narrative. I didn’t think it would come so quickly. But I think...

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Aug 20 – Fed Minutes: Conditions For Rate Hike Approaching Hike….

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 11/100 EXTREME FEAR PREVIOUS CLOSE: 14/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE WEEK AGO: 10/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE MONTH AGO: 36/100 FEAR ONE YEAR AGO: 32/100 FEAR Put and Call Options: EXTREME FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 27.71% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this is still among the highest levels of put buying seen during the last two years,...

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China and the Decline in Quality (and Soon in Profits)

The general decline in the quality of tools and consumer goods predates the emergence of China as the workshop of the world, but the decline has gathered momentum with China’s dominance of manufacturing. Young people have little to no experience of tools and consumer goods that function for decades; today, everything that isn’t disposable is expected to fail/break within a few years. Whatever doesn’t break must be upgraded or tossed as uncool. This is partly the result of...

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Druckenmiller Buys A Lot Of Gold

Stan Druckenmiller is going big on gold. Druckenmiller is one of the world’s most successful and respected traders. As a hedge fund manager from 1986 to 2010, he generated an incredible average annual return of 30%. Druckenmiller was also George Soros’s right-hand man at Quantum, Soros’s famed hedge fund. Quantum’s now legendary 1992 trade shorting the British pound was Druckenmiller’s idea. It made Quantum about $1 billion. People say the trade “broke the Bank of England.” Most professional...

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Aug 19 – PBOC injects $48bn into China Development Bank

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 14/100 EXTREME FEAR PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE WEEK AGO: 9/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE MONTH AGO: 32/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE YEAR AGO: 26/100 EXTREME FEAR Put and Call Options: EXTREME FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 29.04% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this is still among the highest levels of put buying seen during the...

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This is Sparta – 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs are Coming to Greece

I simply cannot stress enough how important Greece is to freedom, liberty and civilization across the globe. Greece is not a one-off, or merely a small nation in big trouble that holds little relevance for the rest of us. Greece is everything. What is happening to Greece follows the exact same game plan of what will eventually happen to every other supposedly sovereign nation. First there is an explosion of debt. Then a crisis. Then a bailout. Then creditor imposed hardship is forced upon...

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