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We’re All Hedge Funds Now, Part 4

By John Rubino – Re-Blogged From Dollar Collapse

Central Banks Become World’s Biggest Stock Speculators

At first, the idea of central banks intervening in the equity markets was probably seen even by its fans as a temporary measure. 1,187 more words

Monetary Policy

Mexico has an emergency plan for a Trump win

Mexico is holding on tight in the event of a Donald Trump presidency.

The country has prepared an economic contingency plan to respond to the depressing effect on the Mexican peso if Trump beats Hillary Clinton in the US election. 351 more words

What have negative interest-rates done to and for Switzerland?

This morning has seen the latest missive from the Swiss National Bank which reminds us that Switzerland is one of the leaders of the pack of the world of negative interest-rates. 1,265 more words

General Economics

St. Louis Fed Slams Draghi, Kuroda - "Negative Rates Are Taxes In Sheep's Clothing"

“At the end of the day, negative interest rates are taxes in sheep’s clothing. Few economists would ever claim that raising taxes on households will stimulate spending. 758 more words

How many central banks will turn into hedge funds?

One of the under appreciated consequences of all the monetary easing and intervention that has gone on in the world since the credit crunch is the impact on central banks themselves. 1,584 more words

General Economics

Switzerland Follows Iceland in Declaring War Against the Banksters (Link)

The activist group Swiss Sovereign Money, also known as the Vollgeld Initiative, is trying to stop private Swiss banks from creating currency. “They’ll only be able to lend money that they have from savers or other banks.” The petition for a national referendum has been approved! 414 more words

International

Economist 12/29/15

  1. LAST month Kai Krause, a computer-graphics guru, caused a stir with a map entitled “The True Size of Africa”, which showed the outlines of other countries crammed into the outline of the African continent.
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