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  • Central Banks Buying Stocks - The Beginning Of A Major Trend?

    Are there any free markets left in this world?

    Released a couple weeks ago, the report states:

    Central banks around the world…are buying increasing volumes of equities as part of diversification by official asset holders that are now a global force on international capital markets.

    Who's doing most of the buying? Surprise, surprise-not the Federal Reserve.

    According to the Financial Times:

    China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange [SAFE] has become "the world's largest public sector holder of equities", according to officials quoted by Omfif. Safe, which manages $3.9tn, is part of the People's Bank of China. "In a new development, it appears that PBoC itself has been directly buying minority equity stakes in important European companies," Omfif adds.

    Central Banks Buying Stocks - The Beginning of a Major Trend?

    Jun 29 5:39 AM | Link | 3 Comments
  • What About Spain?

    Is Spain the next country that will collapse under the mounting pressure of dept, unemployment and corruption?

    In response to plans to make Cypriot savers foot part of the bill for a bailout of its banking system, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos on Tuesday said that bank deposits of under 100,000 euros in Spain are "sacred."

    So how good would an investor feel about leaving money on Banks in Spain. If I had over 100K in Spanish accounts, I sure would move my money out of the country or simply invest in Gold/Silver.

    Have a great one!

    Mar 20 5:39 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Savers Forced To Bear Costs In Cyprus Bailout
    Savers forced to bear costs in Cyprus bailout

    For the first 100.000 that is in the name of every saver they will freeze 6,75%, for every amount above 9,9% of all savings as a contribution to the rescue plan for Cyprus.
    In a radical departure from previous aid packages, euro zone ministers forced Cyprus' savers, almost half of whom are believed to be non-resident Russians, to pay up to 10 percent of their deposits to raise almost 6 billion euros.

    Do EU officials have an idea what that may spark on Monday when banks are going to be opened around Europe?
    If I would be living in Italy I sure would know that I would clear my accounts in Italy. This may even spark into France where the economy is not picking up in any way, where there are no serious reforms on the way.
    It is probably going to give gold a huge boost in the coming weak as long as people have no clear understanding of where their money will be save for a while.

    Will we see a run on banks on Monday across Europe?


    Mar 16 8:39 AM | Link | 2 Comments
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