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Carleton English – To Charge or Not to Charge, That is the Question

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Eric Hadik – Is July the Bottom in Gold as Erick Predicted?

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Patrick Crow – Update on the Federal Personnel Breach… Worse Than You Ever Thought (Episode 17)

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Dr. Elaina George, MD – Are Health Insurance Companies Becoming Too Big To Fail?

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John Rubino – Is a Gold Backed Currency in Our Future?

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Andrew Hoffman – This Is It!

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Mike Gazzola – Knowing Your “Why” Is Essential To Real Estate Investing (Episode 37)

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Dale Bellis – Liberty HealthShare: The New Way To Pay Your Health Care Bills

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Carleton English – To Charge or Not to Charge, That is the Question

from Financial Survival Network

Carleton English is a staff reporter at TheStreet.com for Banking and Wall Street. To Charge or Not to Charge – That is the question credit card holders face when it comes time to make a purchase or pay a bill. (and if they aren’t questioning…they should be!).

It is VERY important to STOP and think before you swipe. TheStreet’s personal finance team of experts have put together a list of the Best and Worst things to charge on your credit card – some of which may come as a surprise! Our experts can explain what to charge and why!

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Eric Hadik – Is July the Bottom in Gold as Erick Predicted?

from Financial Survival Network

The last time Eric Hadik was with us he was calling for a bottom in gold in July 2015. This was based solely on cycle research…

Here we are in July and Eric once again appears to be right on money. Gold is hovering just below $1100 the ounce and appears to be at resistance.

We will know in the next several weeks how accurate Eric’s forecast was, but right now it’s looking very canny.

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Patrick Crow – Update on the Federal Personnel Breach… Worse Than You Ever Thought (Episode 17)

from The Identity Theft Warriors

Patrick Crow is COO of KeepMyID.org, and a leading expert on identity theft, the fastest growing crime in America.

Today he returned to speak about the massive breach by the Chinese Hackers of the Federal Office of Personnel Management. They’ve gotten millions of fingerprints, security clearances and tons of personal information. There’s really no way to calculate the amount of damage that’s been done to national security by this breach. The damage to the country’s security will be felt for years to come.

You can follow Patrick, here.

To keep your identity safe now go to www.KeepMyID.org and be sure to use the Code: FSN2.

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Mike Gazzola – Knowing Your “Why” Is Essential To Real Estate Investing (Episode 37)

from Mike Gazzola’s Real Estate Investing That Works

Mike says that all of us need a driving force. It’s not just about making money. Whether it’s funding a more comfortable retirement, earning extra income so you can spend more time with your family or earning income to fund your children’s college, your Why will keep you engaged and focused. That’s why it’s so important to always be aware of and connected to your Why. Mike’s Students’ Number 1 Why has been to allow their children to avoid student loan debt. Retirement is a close second. However, there’s no limit to the reasons people get into Real Estate because everyone has their own reasons for acquiring personal wealth.

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Dr. Elaina George, MD – Are Health Insurance Companies Becoming Too Big To Fail?

from Financial Survival Network

Dr. Elaina George is concerned that health insurers are becoming so big that they will soon be Too big to fail. And she’s right. That’s why she’s gone the route of Liberty HealthShare, where like minded people have co-opted together to pay their health care bills together.

Liberty HealthShare is a truly non-profit organization. Dr. George has been a member for the past 18 months and has gotten many of her friends and family members involved as well. It works!

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Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

by John W. Whitehead
The Rutherford Institute

“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly.

The odds weren’t in Walter L. Scott’s favor. Reportedly pulled over for a broken taillight, Scott—unarmed—ran away from the police officer, who pursued and shot him from behind, first with a Taser, then with a gun. Scott was struck five times, “three times in the back, once in the upper buttocks and once in the ear — with at least one bullet entering his heart.”

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Despite ‘Ending’ QE, Fed Balance Sheet Still Within 0.3% of Its All-Time High

by Simon Black
Sovereign Man

High up in the mountains of central Sardinia, it’s hard to even think about finance.

The weather is perfect. Sunshine abounds. The vistas are absolutely incredible. The food is amazing. This is definitely one of the nicest places I’ve ever been.

And yet it’s almost impossible to ignore the constant gyrations in global finance.

What’s happening in China is nothing short of astounding, seeing the depths to which a desperate government is willing to go to bail out a broken system and maintain the status quo.

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The Latest Updates from Karl Denninger at Market-Ticker.org – 2015.07.28

by Karl Denninger
Market-Ticker.org

It’s Not About Grooming Eh?

Time To Throw A Bunch Of People In Prison

Oh Look, Another Cockroach!

The Story The Media Doesn’t Want Told

Remember This Play?

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Obama Claims He Could Win a Third Term

by Greg Robb
Market Watch

Goodbye, President Spock.

New York Times columnist Maureen Down once drew a comparison between “Star Trek’s” aloof science officer, Mr. Spock, and President Obama. But Obama may be aiming to shed the Vulcan comparison.

The 44th U.S. president, in the back half of his last term as president, busted out Tuesday with what some might view as atypical bravado, claiming that he would likely emerge victorious in a political race for the White House against a crowded field of presidential candidates. “I think if I ran, I could win,” Obama boasted,in a speech to the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

He quickly noted that he can’t run again as the Constitution limits him to two terms. Obama also offered a rating of the job he’s done since he first took the oath of office January 2009. Obama’s self-assessment: “pretty good.”

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The US Stock Market and a Major Recession Warning

by Pater Tenebrarum
Acting Man

No Trend Uniformity

As John Hussman points out in his most recent weekly missive, the stock market currently reflects all the characteristics observed near previous major market peaks. Apart from the more obvious ones, such as overvaluation and lopsidedly bullish sentiment which have been with us for some time, the market’s internals continue to deteriorate. This makes the current situation especially dangerous. As Hussman notes:

“When extreme valuations and lopsided bullish sentiment are joined by deterioration in market internals, one faces an environment that couples compressed risk premiums with increasing risk aversion. Throughout history, severe market losses and crashes have nearly always been the result of an upward spike in previously compressed risk premiums.”

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This Market Looks “Much Worse” Than The US Market in 2007

from Casey Research

Chinese stocks are crashing again.

The Shanghai Stock Exchange fell 8.5% on Monday… its biggest drop since January 2008.

Regular readers know we’ve been following the wild ride in Chinese stocks. A few weeks ago, Chinese stocks crashed the most in two decades.

Chinese regulators tried every trick in the book to stop the crash. They banned short selling (betting that a stock will fall). They banned initial public offerings. They halted trading on 51% of Mainland Chinese stocks. They even set up a $480 billion fund to buy Chinese stocks.

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Is the Gold Price Manipulated?

by Clif Droke
Financial Sense

One of the most commonly held beliefs among gold investors is that the market for gold is heavily manipulated. It has become an article of faith among gold advocates that the price is subject to direct control by government, central banks and other parties who have a vested interest in depressing the gold price. In this commentary we’ll explore this belief and try to arrive at a firm conclusion as to its veracity.

Nearly four years after the gold bear market began it has become increasingly common to hear gold writers mention the gold conspiracy theory in their commentaries. I can’t recall as many references to gold manipulation since the late 1990s, when the gold price was nearing the end of its 21-year bear market.

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Fed Rate Hike Would ‘Crush’ US Housing: Analyst

by Tom DiChristopher
CNBC.com

Demand for U.S. housing in the second half of 2015 looks so weak that the Federal Reserve will not be comfortable starting its interest rate tightening cycle, independent real estate analyst Mark Hanson said Tuesday.

“Having rates at zero hasn’t done much if you take a look at the numbers, but having rates 200 basis points higher or 100 basis points higher would crush housing. I don’t think they can take that chance,” the founder of M Hanson Advisors told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

Hanson said last week’s new home sales data from the Commerce Department was a sign of a lingering stimulus hangover and a “huge miss.”

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Stuck In Market Purgatory: How China’s Citizens Lash Out At The Broken Market, In Their Own Words

from Zero Hedge

What a difference a month makes: back in June, Chinese farmers could barely wait long enough to open one (or more) brokerage accounts and leave the pig herd for good, filled with dreams of getting filthy rich and early retirement happy endings; farmers who said on the record that “it’s a lot easier to make money from stocks than farmwork.

Alas, like with every rigged market (which in the New Normal is every market), dreams always turn into nightmares for the participants, and as we documented earlier, the same farmers who were giddy with delight a month ago realized that there is no such thing as a guaranteed “get rich quick” scheme, and the full extent of their naive stupidity:

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The Bull Market Is Nearing an End

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

Central Banks crushed very effective hedge against rout in stocks

No one knows to what still crazier level this stock market is headed, or what kind of decline – if any ever, the bulls say – it will experience. But we all have our signs and signals that we keep our eyes on, hoping to get the drift in time.

No one wants to go through another crash like the last three (1987, 2000, and 2008 which all occurred during my investing years) with any significant amount money tied up in stocks (not to speak of bonds).

Because this could get ruinous.

Continue Reading at WolfStreet.com…