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  • Is Europe Now Assisting China In Reducing The U.S. Dollar's Dominance? [View article]
    Putin's advisors see this trend away from the dollar as putting limits on US warmaking in the future. Observing what a disaster Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine and Libya have become, this could be a wonderful thing.
    Mar 18, 2015. 05:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Since Everyone Expects The U.S. Dollar To Keep Rising, Look For The Exact Opposite [View article]
    I thought the dollar's rise was intensified by the need for dollars to pay off USD denominated loans everywhere in the world. ??
    Mar 17, 2015. 04:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • USD, Economy And Policy [View article]
    I wonder if the Strong Dollar Days of the past were linked to a lack of international competition in various areas. If so, there will be blood.....
    Mar 16, 2015. 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Dollar Is Rising As The Global Monetary Bubble Craters [View article]
    Crazy as it may sound, is a universal debt 'jubilee' possible? If everybody is wildly in debt, could a 'zero - it - all - out' situation emerge?
    If you think this is too extreme, then how does this horror story end?
    Mar 12, 2015. 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russian Bear And Russian Bull: Sanctions Outlook - Part I [View article]
    It seems to me that complete collapse of Ukraine fixes the situation for Russia as long as the country breaks up/Balkanizes. We may see de facto emergence of local oligarchs as warlords - which leaves the NeoCons with a mess and the EU saying, "oh, well..."
    Mar 10, 2015. 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mind-Blowing: China Consumes More Gold Than The World Produces [View article]
    China consumes more gold than the world produces and the price stagnates or falls? Seriously?

    OK, tell me that there is no conspiracy to hold down the price of gold!
    Feb 19, 2015. 04:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Russia With Love? [View article]
    The stability is very disturbing and I'm not the first one to say so. We're facing profound financial collapse in various parts of the world and the stock market seems utterly detached.
    Feb 10, 2015. 04:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware Of Greeks Bearing Bonds [View article]
    So what if it's illegal? What is anyone gonna do? Fine a bankrupt nation? Send in the Wehrmacht to collect?
    Feb 7, 2015. 09:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Germany Push Greece Over The Edge? [View article]
    "if the players are rational" is a pretty big if. History is loaded with twists and turns that were anything but rational, as seen in hindsight.

    I think the assumption of rationality is a trap we all fall into, at one point or another. As for Zero Hedge, yes, they love the bold headlines but OTOH they are sometimes the only site to publish less known facts about the world economy. Kinda like the National Enquirer breaking real scandals that the mainstream miss.
    Feb 5, 2015. 04:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Government Has A Problem: A Strong U.S. Dollar [View article]
    It is a dilemma. The trade deficit shot up today with exports down. The strong dollar is going to cause pain.
    Feb 5, 2015. 04:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Remembering Rockefeller's Promise - A New World Order Where International Bankers And Intellectual Elites Rule [View article]
    Thank you for this article. It is surprisingly honest as to the rule by the elite. You rarely get to read such candor in the mainstream.

    The strong dollar is going to cause real hardship domestically as exports get priced disadvantageously. People will lose already scarce good paying jobs in the US.

    The China-Russia alliance will get stronger and eclipse US influence in time.
    Feb 4, 2015. 04:21 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The U.S. Dollar Is Declining [View article]
    Wait for the coming crash in exports: the dollar's too expensive
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Greece Won't Leave The Euro [View article]
    The banks probably can't write off Greek debt without collapsing.

    The question here is one of politics: can Syriza back down? If the Greeks manage it properly, they might end up like Iceland or Argentina. Unlikely but not impossible.
    If so, there would be tremendous pressure to make sure they fail in leaving - otherwise the rest of southern Europe will follow.
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P Settlement Echoes 'Don't Fight The Fed' [View article]
    This is why the sudden rating of Russia as junk is suspect as politically motivated.
    Jan 26, 2015. 05:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Eurozone Is Doomed: Why ECB Bond Purchases And The Greek Election Don't Matter [View article]
    What about EU banks? Can they allow a huge reduction in debt without causing a financial meltdown? Or their own collapse?

    So, Greece 'can't leave', can't pay and can't reform. Something has to crack here.
    Jan 26, 2015. 05:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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