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Greek Banks Prepare To Raid Deposits To Avert Collapse

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Posted by Financial Times

on Saturday, 04 July 2015 07:40

7cc80b53-8e3b-4e3f-8329-4cf59dcce3f4.imgA Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on uninsured deposits over €100,000.

It would be implemented as part of a recapitalisation of Greek banks that would be agreed with the country’s creditors — the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.

....read the whole July 4th article HERE


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Troika – the Great Destroyer

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Posted by Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics

on Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:21


hitler-speechThe idea of creating one unified European government to prevent European wars has grown out of a lesson learned from the disaster of World War II and German Nazi dictatorship. The Nazi movement wanted to rule Europe in part as retribution for the oppression of the German people following World War I, with the harsh reparation payments that even Keynes objected. This extraction of wealth opened the door for Adolf Hitler to come to power on the heels of oppressing the German people for the mistakes of their political leaders. Today, Greece faces the same fate.

The Troika wrongly believes that if they compromise with a left-wing government in Greece, they will encourage such a movement to rise in Portugal and Spain, no less Italy and France. Yet the whole idea of a new European Union with a single currency was indeed the same goal maintained by both Hitler and Napoleon. Political leaders in Europe adopted this idea of one government to eliminate war at the Treaty of Rome to create peace, further democracy, social welfare, economic development, and environmental sustainability. Europe should stand for these common values, but not at the price of economic totalitarianism. 


You cannot achieve peace by means of oppression. It was often a common practice to kill the family of one’s political opponent for the



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The Global Credit Market Is Now A Lit Powderkeg

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Posted by Peak Prosperity

on Thursday, 02 July 2015 07:00

money-bomb-27944908 0.jpgAnd markets are totally unprepared

"As we think about the potential for global capital movements not only geographically, but also as movement among asset classes, all eyes should be on the global credit markets. So much capital is stored there that if it starts flowing out, and likely to the sidelines (i.e. safe havens), prices for everything are going to be impacted. And losses to today's most commonly-held financial securities could be absolutely tremendous."

...read the entire article HERE


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Bank Bail-Ins and the Potential Deceptive Defrauding of Depositors

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Posted by Mark O'Byrne & Gordon T. Long

on Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:47

Special Guest: Mark O'Byrne feels that holding a Degree in Greek and Roman Civilization with a focus on their economic and monetary history, gives O'Byrne insights into the cyclical nature of societies that few other writers have. It is these insights that Mark shares in this 42 minute video. Bank Bail-Ins are only a modern day indicator of financially collapsing societies. "Unfortunately, we don't learn the lessons of history to our own downfall!"

43 Minute VIDEO

Financial Repression

38138 b"Given the large amount of debt in the world today we are seeing almost 'anti-free market philosophies' whereby the governments don't like price signals and the pricing mechanism, so they are trying to repress this to repress interest rates."

"By artificially suppressing the pricing mechanism, similar to forcing an inflated beach ball under the water, it will shoot up in another direction and can go in the opposite direction to what is initially intended!"

Bank Bail-Ins

"We are told Bail-Ins are to protect the taxpayer from the government having to bail-out the banks. But the depositors are the tax payers? Bail-Ins are just to protect the Senior Secured Debt holders!"



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Greece and the Cemetery for Your Wealth

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Posted by Larry Edelson - Commodities, Stocks, Technical Analysis

on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:52

The Greek default is merely the opening act of the worst sovereign-debt crisis in history. By the time it comes to its conclusion, roughly five years from now, the crisis will have enveloped — and destroyed — the Western world governments of Europe, Japan and the United States.

Government (sovereign) bond markets will be destroyed. So much so that in the June issue of my Real Wealth Report, I told my subscribers that  …

Over the next few years I expect government bonds to easily lose as much as 50 percent of their value, and possibly much more. No amount of yield they could possibly offer will save you. Not even if you live to 200 years old.

Owning any sovereign debt of Europe, Japan, or the United States, I said, would be akin to creating a cemetery for your wealth.

From Greece, the crisis will spread to the other heavily indebted countries of Europe and the European Union.

Take Italy, for instance, which owes 32 percent more than its economy produces in a year. Portugal, 30 percent more. Cyprus, 8 percent more. France, indebted to the tune of 98 percent of its GDP. Ireland, 110 percent.

And those figures don’t even include “unofficial” debts and IOUs, which are multiples higher.

As Europe starts to go down the drain, the crisis will then spread to Japan, where government debt is a whopping 230 percent of the country’s GDP.

And once it becomes obvious that Japan too will eventually default, Washington will no longer be spared.

The most indebted government in the history of civilization, Washington, is in debt to the tune of more than $200 TRILLION — more than ELEVEN times the entire output of our economy.

Let me give you a little more insight on the sovereign debt crisis that’s now starting. Also from my June Real Wealth Report, the big question I pose — and answer — is this  …

Where Will the Massive Capital That Flees Government Bonds Go?

The frightened trillions that will stampede out of government bond markets has to go somewhere. So let’s trace it out logically. Will the capital that flees government bonds in Europe, Japan and the United States go to …

A. Cash under the mattress? Some of it, yes. But certainly not the bulk. Savvy investors always want to put their money to work somewhere for some yield and potential gains — even in the worst of times.

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 5.40.37 AMB. The stock market? Yes, a major portion of it will be invested in the U.S. stock market. We’ve already seen it impact the stock market. It’s the chief reason the major indices are so firm.

It does not preclude a selloff in stocks, which I still fully expect. Especially as jitters over a looming Fed rate hike continues.

But in the longer run, the implosion of government bond markets is going to be extremely bullish for the U.S. stock market.

The U.S. stock markets are the last bastion of capitalism, and the deepest liquid market on the planet.

C. Real estate? Absolutely. Don’t fall for any claims that rising interest rates — as a result of falling bond prices — will kill the real estate market again. It won’t. It will largely have the opposite impact, driving real estate prices higher!

How so? It’s simple: As the cost of mortgage money begins to rise, pent up demand for property will come pouring out of the



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