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Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

There’s a new cryptocurrency coming, and it’s backed by gold

A couple of years ago I spent an evening talking economics and entrepreneurship with the developer of the new gold backed cryptocurrency The Business Insider reports on below.

I’ll say this. Anthem is darn sharp and I love that he has named his currency the Hayek. He told me about this venture when we met and I am pleased to see that his dream has become reality.

A gold backed virtual currency is just smart.

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No more ‘Backdoor Bailouts’ from the Federal Reserve?

This bill is probably a step in the right direction, but the focus should be first on auditing the Fed under a bright burning magnesium fueled light. We need to know what’s really going on in the institution before we can chart the best way forward. Open the beast up. Let’s see what happened in 2008/2009 and during the QE binge. Then we can tinker, or hack away, or blow up as needed.

It should be noted that Senator Warren, who is co-sponsoring this legislation in the Senate with Senator Vitter, opposes an audit of the Fed.

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Why are all the casinos empty? Gaming revenues “collapse”

People appear to be tapped out. From Las Vegas to Macau to Atlantic City this seems to be true.

Or perhaps gamblers think they’ve found a better game elsewhere. Like in their trading accounts. (Especially in China.)

Remember though – the real whales in the “market casinos” play with house money. Most of us don’t.

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Investors flee US stocks at financial-crisis levels

It could be that investors are just looking overseas for opportunities after stocks hit highs in the US. Or it could indicate that the market is very concerned about future US economic growth. Either way CNBC assures us it’s probably not bad for American equities.

Heh heh.

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Negative interest rates put world on course for biggest mass default in history

Call it the new abnormal.

Since 2008 the world has been turned upside down. In our collective panic we have disrupted whatever used to pass for economic homeostasis. Now the globe is moving (moved) toward a negative interest rate environment for government bonds.

Please, take my money. I’ll pay you to take my money! Why am I paying a government to hold my money? Well, because the economy is so healthy of course.

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David Stockman: ‘There Are No Markets, Just a Raging Casino’

Oh, it’s a bull market alright. Can nothing stop the QE induced party? The sun has come up and set a few times on this market, yet the DJ is still pumping the music and most importantly the drug dealers are still milling about the crowd.

Ibiza in pinstripes. Or if you prefer Las Vegas in pinstripes.

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