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Brion McClanahan – Nine Presidents Who Screwed Up America

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John Rubino – Italian Banks Hit The Skids: Gold Up!

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The Ever Changing Real Estate Market-Beware of Second Mortgage Foreclosures

from Mike Gazzola's Instant Equity: A Proven Real Estate Investment System Mike talks about the abundance… [more]

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Mickey Fulp’s Monthly Major Market Review for January 2016

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Ned Schmidt – Is it the Lead or the LSD in Our Water?

from Financial Survival Network Ned Schmidt returns to the program. The Street finally found out it… [more]

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L’Ange Sermons Millionard – How You Can Beat the Odds as an Entrepreneur

from Financial Survival Network L'Ange Sermons Millionard asks us, did you ever wonder how entrepreneurs… [more]

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Andrew Hoffman – NIRP Fails: Yellen Reversal Around the Corner

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Wayne Allyn Root – Trump’s Iowa Loss Expected and Discounted

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Andrew Zatlin – Is the Party Over?

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Hope Triumphs Over Experience – Yet Again!

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Brion McClanahan – Nine Presidents Who Screwed Up America

from Financial Survival Network

Who is the worst president we’ve ever had? I’ll give you nine guesses… or you could just read author and historian Brion McClanahan’s controversial new book, 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America—And Four Who Tried to Save Her.


In 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America, McClanahan dives deep into the history of our U.S. presidents, explaining that abuse of the Constitution and the overgrowth of the executive branch began long before President Barack Obama took office — but McClanahan doesn’t let him off the hook, either.

Among the things exposed in 9 President Who Screwed Up America:

• Lincoln violated the Constitution because as commander-in-chief he believed he had to “subdue the enemy,” no matter the collateral damage. His violations created a blueprint for more executive abuse in the future.
• By the time Obama leaves office in 2017, Americans will have suffered under twenty-eight consecutive years of unconstitutional executive usurpation of power.
• Over a two-year period, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act twenty-eight times, ostensibly to give employers time to comply with the law. This was a blatantly unconstitutional power grab by the executive office.
• History has shown that presidents tend to abuse their power in their second term, and that the best presidents tend to serve less than eight years in office.

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John Rubino – Italian Banks Hit The Skids: Gold Up!

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John Rubino returns for his weekly update…

Italian Banks are in big trouble with a non-performing loan ratio at 16% with one bank hitting 33%! And they’re not alone, other banks around the world are nursing impaired balance sheets that are probably just as bad. And that probably doesn’t include their government bond portfolios which haven’t been marked down nearly enough.

If you think it’s bad now, just wait for China to start facing reality.

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The Ever Changing Real Estate Market-Beware of Second Mortgage Foreclosures

from Mike Gazzola’s Instant Equity: A Proven Real Estate Investment System

Mike talks about the abundance of opportunities that are still available. While prices have gone up there’s still plenty of deals around, but you need to be extremely careful. One trend that we’re seeing is that Home Equity and Second Mortgage Lenders are foreclosing. Since 2009, it was extremely rare for these lenders to foreclose, for the simple reason that there was seldom enough equity to cover them. They simply wrote these mortgages off. Now, because values have increased the situation has reversed, there’s now enough equity to cover the second mortgage. Mike has a special course on identifying these situations and capitalizing on them if it makes sense.

Just go to TeachMeMike.com and get started now!

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2007 All Over Again, Part 3: Banks Starting To Implode

by John Rubino
Dollar Collapse

So far, each financial crisis in the series that began with the junk bond bubble of 1989 has been noticeably different from its predecessors. New instruments, new malefactors, new monetary policy experiments in response.

But the one that’s now emerging feels strikingly similar to what just happened a few years ago: Banks overexposed to assets they thought were safe but turn out to be highly risky see their balance sheets deteriorate, their liquidity dry up and their stocks plunge.

This time it’s starting in Europe, where bank stocks are down by over 20% year-to-date and credit spreads are exploding. For a general look at this process see Is Another European Bank Crisis Starting?

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European Bloodbath Spills Over to US Markets: Deutsche Bank CoCo Bonds Collapse, Shares at Record Low

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

European Bloodbath

A bloodbath that stated in Europe quickly spilled over into the the US markets today. European bank shares were especially hard hit with Deutsche Bank leading the way.

Deutsche Bank Co-Co bond yields hit 12%. Two-year German government bonds now yield -0.50%.

In the US, yield on the 10-year note sank to 1.74%. US markets are still open, with the S&P 500 down 50 points and the DOW down nearly 400.

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Jeffrey Nichols & Chris Waltzek on GoldSeek Radio – February 5, 2016

by Chris Waltzek
GoldSeek Radio

Jeffrey Nichols of Rosland Capital, returns to the show with his latest insights on the precious metals sector. A new uptrend suggests the multi-year selloff may be reversing course. With signs of sluggish economic output, our guest suggests that Fed policymakers could back-peddle on the new interest rate policy, reversing the upward course, eventually moving rates into negative territory, similar to the ECB and BOJ, for the first time in national history. The inflation adjusted or real interest rate may already be negative, depending on the source. In addition, investors should brace for either a new wave of QE or a novel approach to boost economic growth. But even if the Fed maintains a hawkish stance, gold will likely rise anyway, due to supply shortages. Gold could soon eclipse the 2010 zenith, ascending above $2,000 per ounce as soon as the end of next year, yielding 100% profits to investors who accumulate the metal at currently discounted prices. If our guest’s forecast is correct, the yellow metal could climb as high as $3,000-$5,000, within seven years.

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Possible Silver U-Turn Report

by Keith Weiner
Silver Seek

Wow, did the dollar move down this week! It dropped more than it has in quite a while. It fell 1.3mg gold, or 0.1g silver.

Gold and silver bugs of course are excited, as they look at it as the prices of the metals going up $55 and 72 cents respectively. The collapse of what most think of as money—including especially said gold and silver bugs—is great fun and profitable. At least if you’re short the dollar.

By the way, when we say the dollar fell we do not mean in terms of its derivatives such as euro, pound, yuan, and so on.

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After Crashing, Deutsche Bank Is Forced To Issue Statement Defending Its Liquidity

from Zero Hedge

The echoes of both Bear and Lehman are growing louder with every passing day.

Just hours after Deutsche Bank stock crashed by 10% to levels not seen since the financial crisis, the German behemoth with over $50 trillion in gross notional derivative found itself in the very deja vuish, not to mention unpleasant, situation of having to defend its liquidity and specifically assuring investors that it has enough cash (about €1 billion in 2016 payment capacity), to pay the €350 million in maturing Tier 1 coupons due in April, which among many other reasons have seen billions in value wiped out from both DB’s stock price and its contingent convertible bonds which are looking increasingly more like equity with every passing day.

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A Crude Correlation with Canada’s Currency

by Mickey Fulp, The Mercenary Geologist
Gold Seek

A Monday Morning Musing from Mickey the Mercenary Geologist

Canada is the world’s fifth largest oil and gas producer and its energy export revenues are a significant part of the economy. In 2014, energy contributed 10% to Canada’s GDP, 28% of its export revenues were from energy products, and 97% of those energy exports were destined for US markets:

[...] In early July 2014, the North American benchmark for oil, West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTI), traded at $106 a barrel. Once the US dollar index (DXY) started its big run above 80, the price of oil began to drop and by the beginning of Q4 2014, a worldwide bear market was in full force.

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Whiff of Panic? Global Bear-Market Progress Report

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

Watch the banks.

For once, aggrieved investors can’t blame China. Markets in China are closed for the New Year’s holidays.

After a very ugly week, we expected stock markets to rise this week on the simple principle that nothing goes to heck in a straight line. But we’ve been wrong on this before, and that line could be straighter than we’d expect. So, the US and Europe are starting out the week with a rout.

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Fast Market Monday

by Turd Ferguson
TF Metals Report

I guess now we know why gold and silver surged on the Friday afternoon Globex. With European stocks already in the tank, the Dow has fallen 300 points this morning as the USDJPY teeters on a vital/key/pivotal support level. All of this has finally driven gold to a higher high for the first time in nearly three years.

Going to need to type as fast as possible…

The predictable effort was made to claw back Friday’s gains last evening. We’ve seen this for years and gold was driven back to $1164 at one point last evening. However, global equity collapse and a falling USDJPY actually kept The Banks from attaining a full claw. Gold turned and rallied, instead, and now it’s really rolling. As I type, I have a last of $1197. This means that for the first time since 2012, we’re in a rally that has made a higher high. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS!

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Why Wall Street Isn’t Panicking About the Stock-Market Tumble

CBOE Volatility index at 26, above long-term average of 20

by Anora Mahmudova
Market Watch

Sharp swings in stocks are the new normal.

As defined by moves of 1% or greater, Wall Street volatility—instead of being an occasion to panic—has a become a new paradigm for investors that has been met with relative calm by investors, lately.

The implied volatility as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index VIX, +11.89% also known as the Wall Street’s “fear gauge” is up 12% to 26, only slightly above its long-term average of 20. That is even as stock losses have mounted this year. The S&P 500 index SPX, -1.43% is on pace to drop nearly 10% in 2016, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.16% is eyeing an 8.9% tumble year to date.

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The Golden Age

by $hane Obata
Sober Look

Some people say that gold is dead. They point to deflationary pressures and a bear market that started back in September of 2011. The bulls have been wrong for years; however, that may be about to change…

At present, there are multiple reasons to consider gold:

  • Sentiment is very negative and almost everyone is underweight
  • Supply & demand fundamentals are positive
  • Chinese demand continues to rise
  • Gold is a means to portfolio diversification
  • The main risks to prices are overblown

In the next sections, we will examine the bull case for gold and the risks facing it. In conclusion, we will try to answer the following question: Is this the beginning of a new golden age?

Continue Reading at SoberLook.com…