China held a $1.5 million lottery to test a new digital fiat currency

China held a $1.5 million lottery to test a new digital fiat currency

  China is taking its digital fiat currency tests to a new level by giving away more than 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) in a new lottery. The state-run People’s Bank of China gave 50,000 randomly selected citizens a “red packet” worth...
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ECB Trademarks “Digital Euro”, Is Preparing a Digital Currency Launch

ECB Trademarks “Digital Euro”, Is Preparing a Digital Currency Launch

Although commercial banks have shown fanatical opposition to all digital currencies, the ECB is now the leader. As the world obsesses over Trump’s taxes or whether or not he is using oxygen during his covid hospitalization, the biggest overhaul in...
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The FED Is Preparing To Deposit “Digital Dollars” Directly To “Each American”

The FED Is Preparing To Deposit “Digital Dollars” Directly To “Each American”

Legislation has proposed that each American have an account at the FED in which digital dollars could be deposited, as liabilities of the Federal Reserve Banks, which could be used for emergency payments. Over the past decade, the one common...
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QE Is Causing A Security Shortage

QE Is Causing A Security Shortage

Between September of 2019 and today, the Fed increased the size of the SOMA portfolio from $3.56 trillion to $6.2 trillion, an increase of $2.64 trillion. And although the Fed effectively absorbed roughly the same amount of net new Treasurys issued by...
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Banks Are Evading U.S. Derivatives Rules by Making Trades at Foreign Subsidiaries

Banks Are Evading U.S. Derivatives Rules by Making Trades at Foreign Subsidiaries

On May 30, with little mainstream media attention, four European academics published a report on how some of the largest Wall Street banks (all of whom received massive amounts of secret Federal Reserve bailout money during the 2007 to 2010...
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Fed Extends Emergency Lending Programs Through End Of Year

Fed Extends Emergency Lending Programs Through End Of Year

US stock prices are at record highs and credit spreads near record lows amid hopes and prayers for the v-shaped recovery which has already sent US macro surprise data soaring. But, it appears The Fed is not buying the bounce...
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Hedge Fund Flows Are All That Matter

Hedge Fund Flows Are All That Matter

Hedge Fund Flows Are All That Matter, New Study Finds. With every passing day, the bizarre central banks orchestrated freakshow that was once known as the “market” gets even more bizarre. And we use the term “market” in its loosest, l...
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FED is Tightening, Repo Loans Hit Zero

FED is Tightening, Repo Loans Hit Zero

FED is Tightening, Repo Loans Hit Zero; FED Balance Sheet Shrinks by $248 Billion in a Month. Beginning on September 17 of last year, months before the first COVID-19 case had been discovered anywhere in the world, the Federal Reserve...
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Head Of NY Fed’s Trading Desk: “Fed’s Purchases May Stop Entirely”

Head Of NY Fed’s Trading Desk: “Fed’s Purchases May Stop Entirely”

Head Of NY Fed’s Trading Desk Says If Markets Continue Improving, Fed’s Purchases May Stop Entirely. Stocks have gone nowhere since the Fed’s balance sheet started shrinking modestly in mid-June. This morning, Miller Tabak picked up on this...
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JPMorgan Turns Bearish

JPMorgan Turns Bearish

JPMorgan Turns Bearish, Sees Unattractive Risk-Reward For Stocks In H2. It may come as a surprise to some, but just two weeks after JPMorgan said it was turning bullish on the US, officially upgrading US equities to Overweight after holding a missing...
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$18 Trillion In Global Stimulus In 2020

$18 Trillion In Global Stimulus In 2020

Over $18 Trillion In Global Stimulus In 2020, 21% Of World GDP – the latest observations from BofA chief investment officer, Michael Hartnett who concluded that there is just one bull market to short – namely credit – “and the Fed wo...
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Investor Legend Jeremy Grantham Is “Amazed” At This Unprecedented Stock Bubble

Investor Legend Jeremy Grantham Is “Amazed” At This Unprecedented Stock Bubble

The generally cheerful investing icon Jeremy Grantham unleashed fire and brimstone, taking his $7.5 Billion portfolio to a net short position for the first time since the Global financial crisis, and summarizing his dire assessment of the current unprecedented...
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The FED Has Monetized All Treasury Issuance In 2020

The FED Has Monetized All Treasury Issuance In 2020

There is no more controversial entity in the US, more inflammatory yet out of the spotlight of public outrage, than the Federal Reserve: it is the FED’s actions over the past 108 years – and especially over the past decade...
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ECB Preparing To Run QE Without Bundesbank

ECB Preparing To Run QE Without Bundesbank

The shape of Europe’s massive monetary injection may change dramatically in the coming months. According to Reuters, citing four sources, the ECB has drafted contingency plans to carry out its multi-trillion QE programme without the Bundesbank in case Ge...
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Morgan Stanley Is The Fifth Of Six Major U.S. Banks To Refuse To Finance Oil Drilling In Arctic

Morgan Stanley Is The Fifth Of Six Major U.S. Banks To Refuse To Finance Oil Drilling In Arctic

After nine years, the U.S. banks finally know the reason. Morgan Stanley the fifth of six major U.S. banks to announce that they would not fund any future oil drilling in Arctic refuges, bringing the total list of major Arctic drilling divesters...
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