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Category: Credit Crisis 2013

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

China's Credit Crunch Signaling Stress in Global Financial System / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Jesse

Here is some interesting data out of China. The story is by Matt Phillips.

The inter-bank liquidity crunch is a classic banking problem for which the central bank as lender and regulator was created.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Financial Crisis 2008 Style Can Absolutely Still Happen Again / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Bloomberg

John Thain, former chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch and COO at Goldman Sachs, told Bloomberg Television's Erik Schatzker and Sara Eisen on "Market Makers" today that a crisis like the one in 2008 could "absolutely" happen again." Thain said, "If anything, too big to fail is a bigger problem because the biggest financial institutions are more concentrated today than they were. Dodd Frank did not solve too big to fail."

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, June 08, 2013

How to Protect Your Cash in Times of Crisis / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Don_Miller

The large depositors at Cypriot banks are shouldering a heavy burden. You’ll recall what happened back in March when the Eurozone financial wizards forced average citizens to participate in what was called a “bail-in.” It seems downright unfair for depositors with more than 100,000 euros to suffer a levy on up to 60% of their deposits. That’s about $140,000, give or take, at current exchange rates. And if you’re a retiree, having the government swipe $84,000 from your $140,000 account just to bail out feckless bankers is a pretty big deal

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Politics

Friday, May 17, 2013

Too Big to Jail - Enough to Make Your Blood Boil / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Here are two items that will upset you...

First, back in February, Attorney General Eric Holder christened the unofficial official doctrine of "Too Big to Jail."

He told Congress, "The size of some of these institutions [TBTF banks] becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if we do prosecute - if we do bring a criminal charge - it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy."

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Stock-Markets

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Most Predictable Financial Crisis in America's History / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Investment_U

Alexander Green writes: There’s a great tug-o-war going on in the stock market right now. And the stakes are huge. How it turns out will determine not only the future prosperity of the country but whether you have an opportunity to achieve your financial dreams.

Every investor has a stake in this contest. And the outcome will be critical: the difference between comfortably reaching your investment goals and spending your golden years counting nickels. So let me describe this dangerous game and suggest how you should play it… and why.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, May 10, 2013

Canada Prepares to Follow Cyprus Debt Crisis Bank Deposits Theft / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Casey_Research

By Jeff Thomas, International Man

An intriguing article titled "Canada Includes Depositor Haircut Bail-In Provision for Systemically Important Banks in 2013 Budget" was recently published in SD Bullion.

The somewhat lengthy title offers all the information necessary, but for those who – quite understandably – may not be able to accept that they have just watched Canada tumble down the Cypriot rabbit hole, here is a bit more detail from the approved budget itself:

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Russian Money Burnt by Cyprus Turns to Luxembourg Safe haven / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Pravda

The debt crisis in Europe has hit big business hard, and Russian business was no exception. Problems with Cypriot banks raised many questions about the appropriateness of keeping money in the Cypriot offshore. Some businessmen began to seriously consider Luxembourg as an economic partner.

Luxembourg will help Russian businesses

Luxembourg intends to serve as a platform for the Russian capital in Europe, Minister for Economy and Foreign Trade of Luxembourg, Etienne Schneider stated.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Real and Illusory Credit / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Fred_Sheehan

"When Ro-Ro goes No-No" expounded upon the ultimate futility of conjuring illusory wealth. Bernard Connolly's analysis, "Rethinking the Rogoff-Reinhoff Thesis," made the case. Connolly wrote This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, "is largely an exercise in measurement rather than theory (while many of the data in the book are new, little or none of the theory is), it can give rise - and has given rise - to dangerously misleading popular interpretations of the data which its authors had so painstakingly assembled." Connolly then offered the theory; what follows is complementary data.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, May 05, 2013

LIBOR The Next Wall Street Mega-Scandal Has Arrived / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Well, it looks like the major financial institutions can't learn a lesson. They're neck deep in yet another financial scandal of global proportions.

U.S. and international securities regulators investigating manipulation of LIBOR, the world's most important set of benchmark interest rates, have uncovered another price-rigging scheme, this one in the $379 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Next Wall Street Mega-Scandal Has Arrived / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Well, it looks like the major financial institutions can't learn a lesson. They're neck deep in yet another financial scandal of global proportions.

U.S. and international securities regulators investigating manipulation of LIBOR, the world's most important set of benchmark interest rates, have uncovered another price-rigging scheme, this one in the $379 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

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Politics

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A Lost Battle : Wall Street Vs. The Real Economy / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Akhil_Khanna


Wall Street

The following activities of the worldwide financial institutions, motivated by the sole motive of maximizing profits, created the biggest financial bubble in the history of the world :

  • Lending money to borrowers (individuals, corporates and governments) who had insufficient income or assets to pay off the loans undertaken.
  • Engaged in and encouraged massive speculation in the currencies, bonds, equity and commodities exchanges.
  • Use of leverage in the form of Derivatives and High Frequency Trading to game the process of price fixing on electronic exchanges.
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Politics

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Misguided Case for Capital Controls / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Casey_Research

By International Man, Network

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently penned an article in which he comes out in favor of capital controls.

Not surprisingly, his argument follows the near cookie-cutter justification used by governments throughout history to seize more control over their citizens.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

There is No Such Thing as a "Safe" Big Bank / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Thank goodness we have the FDIC and the Federal Reserve and Congressmen and women.

Thank goodness they're willing to tap the captive citizenry for as much cash as they need to back the Fed and the FDIC to safeguard our big, beautiful banks from... themselves.

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Companies

Monday, April 22, 2013

Warning The Next Bank Collapse Won't Be an "Accident" / Companies / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Big banks turned in a pretty stellar first quarter. All but one beat profits expectations. But as I told you last week, I'm now out of these stocks completely.

Do you want the truth about what shape banks are in right now? Sure you can handle it?

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Second Passport for Ultimate Wealth Protection / Personal_Finance / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Casey_Research

Louis James: Doug, a lot of our readers have asked about getting a second passport. I realize this is a large and complex issue – several issues, actually – but would you care to go over the basics of where to go and what to do? And for those not already thinking about this, why?

Doug Casey: Sure. We've talked quite a bit about the increasing urgency of getting some of your assets out of your home country, especially if it's the United States. We've talked about having stores of precious metals in safe places abroad, and setting up bank and brokerage accounts abroad as well. I've said that safest way to store wealth abroad is to buy property, which can't be seized by your home country without an act of war. The purchase of real estate solves several issues all at once.

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Politics

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Fleecing of Bank Depositors Has Only Just Begun / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Andy_Sutton

The story broke from nowhere and caught many off guard. To others it was the manifestation of previously unspoken fears. It was, and is, by far the biggest story of 2013, the decade, and quite possibly the millennium. It was the crossing of another Rubicon. For years and decades, the financial piranhas had wandered around the edges, nibbling a little here and a little there. Inflation, bailouts, and other monetary mischief had already eroded the value of most currencies. But never before had they actually made the boldest of moves – to steal what were always considered to be the most liquid and secure of funds – bank deposits. In a weekend, the liquid became the illiquid and the secure became the repossessed. Hey, let’s not split hairs here, the money was stolen. The media dutifully came up with another new buzzword – the ‘bail-in’. Talk about putting a positive spin on outright theft.

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Politics

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Ugly Truth About Bank Bail-ins, Magic Wands and Con Men / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Last week, I was emailed a link to Barry Ritholtz's "The Big Picture" site.

That's where David R. Kotok, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors, posted a piece on the "bail-in" of Cypriot banks, versus the bailout fixes that we're used to seeing.

As it was an email, a lot of people were copied on it. And a lot of them hit "Reply All," and forwarded their reactions and comments.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Great Money Migration, Is Holding Cash Criminal? / Personal_Finance / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Bill_Bonner

Back in the USA, stocks rose again yesterday. The Dow finished up 128 points. Gold fell $25 per ounce yesterday... and everybody seems to think it will be going down forever. (A word of caution: probably not.)

Last week, we went to São Paulo, Brazil. There, too, we found taxi drivers who knew a lot more about monetary crises than the typical US economist. Said one:

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Why Bank Bail in and Bail out Wont Work. Case study Iceland and Greece / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Sam_Chee_Kong

As most of us can remember that Iceland was the first country that went down during the last Global Financial Crisis in 2008. During that time Iceland had done something remarkable and that is during the five years prior to the crisis, managed to transform its economy from a fishing industry to a mega hedge fund country. Many of its citizens left their traditional trade which is fishing to become fund managers and salesman. As a result Iceland’s banking assets (physical assets + Loans + Reserves + Investment securities) grown to more than 10x its GDP of $14 billion.  With such high leverage, when the financial crisis struck it is unable to defend its economy and hence its house of cards collapsed.

The purpose of this article is a post-event analysis of the performance of the Icelandic economy that refuses a bailout as compared to Greece which went for a bailout with the injection of funds from Troika. To simplify matters, we shall coin the bail-in and bail-out as (BIBO) for short. Of course in the short term it helped stabilized the Greek economy for a while but we want to know to what extent it had transformed the Greek economy in the long run with the accompanying terms and conditions and austerity measures. In this article we shall compare the performance of both the economies of Iceland and Greece with the economic indicators or metrics below from the year 2002 to the present. We believed we have been fed with too much toxics by the mainstream medias which are also own by them that capitalized on the age old investment axiom of good-to-good.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cyprus Paved the Way For an FDIC-Approved Money Grab / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Graham_Summers

As Cyprus has now shown us, when systemic collapse hits, it hits FAST and FURIOUS.

The quick timeline for Cyprus is as follows:

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