JPMorgan: If This Is A Financial Fortress, Run For The Bunkers - By Pam Martens (8/6/12) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 08 June 2012 07:56

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The US Is The Biggest Currency Manipulator - By James Rickards (7/6/12) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 June 2012 08:56

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The Pernicious Dynamics Of Debt, Deleveraging, And Deflation - By Charles Hugh Smith (7/6/12) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:44

Financial Sense

At this moment, the news media is constantly clamoring about the "Three Ds" that are buffeting the markets: debt, deleveraging, and deflation. We intuitively sense that they're linked -- but how, exactly?

Understanding this linking is critical; as debt has fueled the global expansion, it will also dominate its contraction.

Debt and Deleveraging

To illustrate the forces of debt and deleveraging, let’s consider a home mortgage.

Suppose a buyer of a $100,000 home qualifies for a mortgage that requires only a 3% down payment in cash. The buyer ponies up $3,000 in cash and obtains a $97,000 mortgage. The cash collateral is thus leveraged about 33-to-1: Each $1 in cash has been leveraged into $33 of borrowed money.

Let’s say the owner wants to refinance at a later date, and to qualify for the new loan he must have 20% collateral for the new loan. (This is a simplified scenario; we will consider more complex examples later.) If the house value remains around $100,000, then the owner must boost collateral by paying down the mortgage $17,000. This boosts collateral to $20,000 (20%) while reducing the mortgage to $80,000.



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Economic Reality Bites - By Peter Schiff (7/6/12) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:39

Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.

Many people became convinced that data releases earlier this year indicated that "recovery" in the U.S. was imminent. But, as I have been saying for months, this evidence would ultimately be shown to be as reliable as sightings of Bigfoot. Lots of people claim to say they have seen it, some even produce plaster footprints, but in the end all we have is a guy in an ape suit. The economic recovery, that has been discussed so loudly and often in recent months, will be shown to be similarly mythical.

A torrent of recent economic data now reveals weakness, and investors are beginning to take notice. Today's release of the May jobs report showed a paltry 69,000 jobs created during the month, far below consensus estimates. Not only did the current month disappoint, but the June numbers were also revised down by 49,000. This release follows yesterday's downward revisions of first quarter GDP growth from 2.2% to 1.9%. Also lost in the headlines was that the savings rate dropped to 3.4% in April, the lowest rate since December 2007. This shows that Americans may need to deplete their already meager savings just to keep their heads above water as the U.S. economy sinks back into recession.



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Collapse At Hand - By Paul Craig Roberts (6/6/12) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 09:22

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