The Renewable Insanity of Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers and Craig Venter

By Cassandra AndersonOctober 3, 2012 Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers, Craig Venter and other investors are working behind-the-scenes to bring genetically engineered (GE) algae to market with products that include fuel, animal feed made with manure, human food and vaccines. The US government have a stake in this enterprise, too.  Obama put a moratorium on […]

Unholy Alliance: The Federal Reserve and the Treasury

By Cassandra AndersonJune 14, 2012 The Federal Reserve and the Treasury are running a scam that funnels freshly-printed money from the Fed into the Treasury, using Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae as the pipeline.  Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were taken over by the government and put into conservatorship in the 2008 bailout.  Freddie Mac […]

Gerald Celente: Fascism USSA – The Whole Financial Market is a CASINO

SGT Report theintelhub.com April 16, 2012 Here’s my new interview with Gerald Celente from TrendsResearch.com. We discuss MF Global to get a first-hand update. We also discuss the fascist government, the corrupt financial markets, and so much more. And once again Gerald warns us: “If you don’t HAVE your money, it’s not YOURS!” Buckle up. […]

Fed stress testing banks against 13% unemployment, 50% drop in stock market

By Joe Weisenthal | BusinessInsider.com The Fed just announced that the latest round of bank stress tests will come out Thursday at 4:30 PM ET. As a reminder, this is the doom scenario banks will be stress tested against: The supervisory stress scenario for CCAR 2012, which was designed in November 2011, depicts a severe […]

3 doomsaying experts who foresee economic devastation ahead

By Adam Shell, USA TODAY Behind the mainstream Wall Street happy talk about more stable financial markets and an improving economy are grim warnings of tough times ahead from a small cadre of doomsayers who warn that the worst of the financial crisis is still to come. Harry Dent, author of the new book The […]

Bonds Backed by Mortgages Regain Allure

By: Azam Ahmed, The New York Times Some Wall Street investors made money as the mortgage market boomed; others profited when it fell apart. Having reaped big gains during both of those turns, Greg Lippmann, a former star trader at Deutsche Bank, is now catching the next upswing: buying the same securities built from mortgages […]

Neither Republican contender fits the Tea Party ideal

By Jennifer Rubin, WashingtonPost.com Yesterday, a number of free-market economists and advocates voiced concern about the central feature of Rick Santorum’s economic policy. In short, Santorum picking winners (manufacturing) and losers (non-manufacturing) is no better than President Obama doing it — neither has the expertise to outwit the free market. Moreover, given that manufacturing has […]

Banking, Housing and Mortgages

The Intel Hub James Hall February 9, 2012 The primary players that caused the housing bubble are: 1) The banking institutions that bundled and sold very risky mortgages 2) The Wall Street firms that bought these instruments and hedged for a default hazard by booking speculative derivative insurance that could never pay off on massive […]

Earnings Propping Up Market, For Now

By Ed Butowsky, FOX Business Why are stocks going higher when there is so much risk to earnings. Simply put, stock prices move up and down based on expected earnings. However, institutional investors and professional money managers add one more criteria to the evaluation process. With more than 90% of the volume on the stock […]

Fed Action Will Decide Next Major Move For Gold

As our regular readers will know, we view US real interest rates as the key determinant of gold prices over the medium term. Six weeks ago we updated the situation with U.S. real rates (discussion of the theory behind the relationship can be found in that article) and since then, we have observed the gap […]