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#2 Most Viewed Article: Jim Rogers: Gov't Learns To Use A Calculator PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rogers via The Daily Ticker   
Saturday, 14 June 2014 04:52


End result is shocking, 4 times more Debt when it is added properly . 

Apparently the Debt is 70 Trillion, significantly higher than the 16 trillion the US Government says it is in debt according to new figures. Jim Rogers comments in the first 2:30 of the following video - Money Talks Editor

Venture Capital, Katie Pilbeam talks about the worrying new estimations on US debt figures with Jim Rogers, a legendary investor author of Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets.


Bond Investors Partying Like It's ... 1746? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Larson - Money & Markets   
Friday, 13 June 2014 09:29

The artist formerly known as Prince once sang that he was gonna party like it’s 1999. After all, when it’s “two thousand zero zero, party over, oops out of time!”

But today’s bond holders are much more ambitious. They’re partying like it’s 1746! As in, more than two and a half centuries ago.

I say that because in the wake of the European Central Bank’s latest policy gambit, yields on the benchmark French 10-year government bond just fell to 1.65 percent.  That is the lowest level since 1746, according to new research from Deutsche Bank.

In Italy, 10-year government bond yields just sank to 2.76 percent — the lowest level since early 1945. Except for that one brief period, yields are the lowest since at least 1808.

And Spain? The country that almost went broke a couple years ago … that still faces record-high unemployment and incredibly anemic growth … and that is still mired in a housing slump that mirrored the one we suffered here?

Well, naturally amid all that risk … its benchmark 10-year yield just sank to 2.6 percent. Not only is thatbelow the benchmark sovereign yield on U.S. Treasuries, it’s also the lowest since at least 1789. You know 1789 don’t you? That was when George Washington became the first president of the U.S., and when the French Revolution began.


Look, I've seen a lot of market swings and a lot of strange things in my 17 years of following the capital markets closely. My mentor, Dr. Martin D. Weiss, has seen even more over the decades he's been tracking interest rates and government bonds.

Talking Bubbles & Bargains With Jim Grant PDF Print E-mail
Written by JIm Grant via Forbes Magazine   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 08:29

imagesJames (Jim) Grant, founder and publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer newsletter, sat down with Forbes Magazine and talked about Central Bank moves, history as well as some individual opportunities - Editor Money Talks

Listen to the video or read the transcript HERE

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