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The Coming Derivatives Crisis That Could Destroy The Entire Global Financial System

The Coming Derivatives Crisis That Could Destroy The Entire Global Financial System

Most people have no idea that Wall Street has become a gigantic financial casino.  The big Wall Street banks are making tens of billions of dollars a year in the derivatives market, and nobody in the financial community wants the party to end.  The word "derivatives" sounds complicated and technical, but understanding them is...
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Italy, Precious Metals, and a Black Hole of Debt

Italy, Precious Metals, and a Black Hole of Debt

S&P just downgraded the US Soverigen debt from AAA to AA+. It is remotely possible that some funds which are chartered to hold only AAA debt will sell off US paper on Monday, but it’s more likely they will change their charter. There is probably going to be a sell-off on Monday anyway, but I doubt...
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Popping the Quadrillion-Dollar Derivatives Bubble: Not If, But When

Europe has belatedly grasped that huge Credit Default Swaps are being sold to hedge short positions that cannot be filled. There is a run-up of precious metal, but it cannot continue because all that metal is going to be dumped to cover the enormous margin calls which, because of long hedges, cannot be met...
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The Horrific Derivatives Bubble That Could One Day Destroy The Entire World Financial System

Today there is a horrific derivatives bubble that threatens to destroy not only the U.S. economy but the entire world financial system as well, but unfortunately the vast majority of people do not understand it.  When you say the word “derivatives” to most Americans, they have no idea what you are talking about.  In...
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How a $13 Trillion Cover Story was Written

Free money creation to bail out America’s elite financial speculators, but not for Social Security or Medicare Only the “Crazies” Get the Bank Giveaway Right Financial crashes were well understood for a hundred years after they became a normal financial phenomenon in the mid-19th century. Much like the buildup of plaque deposits in human veins and...
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