Monthly Archives: May 2012
Sunscreen in the Sky? Reflective Particles May Combat Warming Titanium dioxide could scatter sunlight and cool Earth, scientist says. Ker Than for National Geographic News Published May 29, 2012 Spritzing a sunscreen ingredient into the stratosphere could help counteract the effects of global warming, according to scientists behind an ambitious new geoengineering project. The plan involves using […]
If you really look closely at world history, it is pretty clear that every 30-40 years, there is always a change in the monetary system. For us here in the U.S., our last 4 monetary systems have been: 1. Classical gold standard until WWI (all physical gold/silver) 2. Gold exchange standard between WWI and WWII […]
Just to follow up on the Squawk Box call (Squawk Box_05.21.12), I’ve included a monthly Euro chart below, indicating the correlation of the currency’s weakness to Fed policy here in the U.S. As you can see, the last two extended periods where the Euro drifted into the $1.25-$1.30 range resulted in Fed policy action here […]
Squawk Box_05.21.12 Squawk Box Topics (Week of May 21st, 2012) Broader Market: For the third consecutive week, the U.S.equity market continued to give back ground, as we received another round of mixed U.S.economic data on top of increasing political & financial tensions across the Euro-Zone (Spain& Greece). In addition, the long awaited Facebook IPO turned […]
“The latest research indicates that suicide recently has surpassed combat death as a cause of mortality in the military.” More U.S. Soldiers Killed Themselves Than Died in Combat in 2010 January 27, 2011 For the second year in a row, more American soldiers—both enlisted men and women and veterans—committed suicide than were killed in […]
Jim Rickards has noted that as the Euro weakens (dollar strengthens) and approaches $1.25, the Fed will HAVE TO start the printing presses up again. They may not call it QE3, but they will have to start another program (when Operation Twist 2 ends) that will weaken the dollar once again.
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Also, a quick interview with Mike Krieger on Dr. Dave Janda’s Radio Show: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2012/05/14/dr-dave-janda-radio-interview-may-2012-the-derivatives-blowup/
In my estimation, the attached podcast provides a brilliant analysis of the $2 billion trading loss by JPM, and its implications going forward. (A very special thanks to Turd Ferguson at TF Metals Report and his guest Jim Willie from GoldenJackass.com) Jim Willie on TF Metals Podcast First and foremost, what exactly happened at JPM […]
Choking on that drumstick
The Silver Vigilante (Erice Sprott) reacting to the Three Stooges: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47358233
Squak Box_05.07.12 Audio (major credit goes to Michael Pento at http://www.pentoport.com) Squawk Box Topics (Week of May 7th, 2012) Broader Market: For the previous week, the DJIA fell 1.4%, the S&P 500 dropped 2.4%, and the NASDAQ declined 3.7% After a nice rebound over the previous two weeks in the broader equity averages, the market experienced […]
The head of the CIA admitted yesterday that there was no live video footage of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound as further doubts emerged about the US version of events. UK Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/8493391/Osama-bin-Laden-dead-Blackout-during-raid-on-bin-Laden-compound.html