Interest Rates Just Dropped From 20% To Zero – What Happens From Here

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THE FEDERAL RESERVE HAS 18 TRILLION REASONS WHY THEY CAN’T SEND INTEREST RATES HIGHER. WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR SAVINGS WHEN THE BUBBLE FINALLY BURSTS?

rob with fountain pen Interest Rates Just Dropped from 20% to Zero – What Happens From Here?

L. Todd Wood

For the past several decades, bond yields have grinded lower and lower, now reaching effectively 0%. Yet despite such a decline, there has been a lot of talk in the financial press of a growing bubble in the market.

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Is Europe’s $1.28 Trillion Economic Plan A Recipe For Disaster

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BY FOLLOWING THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S LEAD AND FLOODING THE ECONOMY WITH MONEY, HAS THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK AVERTED ITS “DAY OF RECKONING”… OR DOUSED MORE FUEL ONTO THE FIRE?

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From Filip Karinja

Here we go again – only this time, in Europe.

This past Thursday, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), announced that the ECB will launch its own Quantitative Easing program in March, purchasing €60 billion ($67 billion) in government debt each month. [Read more…]

This Will Not End Well

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WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PULLING THESE TWO CRITICAL SAFETY NETS FOR THE ECONOMY, THE WRITING ON THE WALL FOR YET ANOTHER CRASH SEEMS FAR TOO APPARENT.

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From L. Todd Wood

I was a fairly new employee on Wall Street, a decade and a half ago. I had only been trading about five years but I clearly remember when Sandy Weill, the architect of Citigroup, walked in my office to rally the troops during a management visit. Jamie Dimon, the currency CEO of JP Morgan Chase, dutifully followed behind with a clipboard, taking notes from the master.

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Jim Cramer Explains Why You Need Gold As Insurance

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BEST-SELLING AUTHOR STATES THE SIMPLE CASE FOR WHY EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS SOME GOLD TO PROTECT THEIR SAVINGS.

jim cramer gold insurance Video: Jim Cramer Explains Why You Need Gold as Insurance

Does your portfolio have an insurance policy?

If you’ve never considered having an insurance policy for your stocks, Jim Cramer is encouraging you to think again. According to the best-selling author and host of the CNBC show, Mad Money, “everyone should have one.” After all, “you won’t own a home without home owner’s insurance; you won’t own a car without car insurance.” And that’s exactly why your portfolio also needs insurance – something to tide you over when things threaten to go bad.

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Could Low Gas Prices Really Pose This Threat To Your Savings

IF YOU THOUGHT THERE COULD BE NOTHING WRONG WITH PLUMMETING GAS, YOU MAY BE SURPRISED BY HOW MUCH YOUR SAVINGS ARE TIED TO THE SUCCESS (AND FAILURE) OF BIG OIL.

low gas prices Could Low Gas Prices Really Pose This Threat to Your Savings?

From Rachel Mills

After November’s midterm elections, we had been waiting with bated breath for gas prices to rise again. After all, they usually seem to dip and surge around elections. Or maybe that is only how it seems some years. Memory can be so selective.

But this time the surge in prices following the election hasn’t happened. We suggested to readers, tongue-in-cheek, to fill up their tanks on the way to the polls in anticipation for that post-election upswing, but instead, prices have kept falling. And so, instead of behind-the-scenes forces struggling to manipulate prices downwards for the benefit of the political class, it seems instead that something else is going on. [Read more…]

Tanking Ruble Stings Russian Consumers

AS THE WORLD IS MOVING INEXORABLY AWAY FROM THE DOLLAR, COULD WE ONE DAY BECOME WITNESS TO A SIMILAR SCENARIO HERE IN AMERICA?

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Moscow-Retail-StoreFearing hyperinflation, Russian consumers aren’t taking any chances so they hurried into stores Wednesday to buy big ticket items before prices were forced further up by the rapidly plunging value of the ruble.

This week the Russian ruble has hit a record low of 80.10 against the dollar on Tuesday, raising fears of bank runs. The currency lost 19% of its value in just the past three days amid the worst financial crisis the country has seen since the late 1990s. Cars and home appliances were flying off the shelves – in some cases in record numbers, according to the Associated Press.

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