The Irrational Exuberance of the Green Shoots

Given the sheepherd's tendency to want to see this rally continue, this article will likely not be very popular. However, before anyone should express indignation at the title of this article and ask if I am aware of the recent surge in global markets, note that whenever a large disconnect has existed between the reality … Continue reading The Irrational Exuberance of the Green Shoots

Possible Links to a Coming Bank Holiday in the Ongoing $134.5 Billion Bearer Bond Mystery

Since the time I wrote the first article about this event, “The Strange Inconsistencies of the $134.5 Billion Bearer Bond Mystery”, there has been virtual silence in the media regarding any follow-up to this story. However, a little Italian-based website called Asianews.it reported the below story a couple of weeks ago that contained even more … Continue reading Possible Links to a Coming Bank Holiday in the Ongoing $134.5 Billion Bearer Bond Mystery

Don’t Buy Paper Gold, The GLD and SLV: Legitimate Investment Vehicles or Not?

First, let me preface this article by stating that this article contains my opinions and speculation based upon no concrete evidence, but primarily upon information contained within the SLV and GLD prospectuses, and secondarily upon instincts cultivated over a decade of research into gold and silver markets. While there is no smoking gun regarding some … Continue reading Don’t Buy Paper Gold, The GLD and SLV: Legitimate Investment Vehicles or Not?

Given the Reputed Strong Earnings of Goldman & Other US Financial Firms, Why Won’t Secretary Geithner Commit to No More Bailouts?

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WccPO-lkK8I] Below is a partial transcript of the above video: Congressman Brad Sherman: "Today, derivatives are being sold. And the buyers of the derivatives are looking at their counterparty and they're saying, 'well there may not be enough capital there'. But one additional source of capital - is there maybe more bailout?' Can you … Continue reading Given the Reputed Strong Earnings of Goldman & Other US Financial Firms, Why Won’t Secretary Geithner Commit to No More Bailouts?

Why Donald Kohn is Wrong and US Federal Reserve HR 1207 Needs to Pass

Recently, Federal Reserve deputy chairman Donald Kohn has been very outspoken regarding the need of the US Federal Reserve's actions to remain secretive from the public and his clear objection to US Senator Ron Paul's bill to audit the US Federal Reserve (HR 1207). I have placed in bold print certain parts of the below … Continue reading Why Donald Kohn is Wrong and US Federal Reserve HR 1207 Needs to Pass

Will CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler Really Curb Manipulation Schemes in the Futures Markets, or is it Another Smoke & Mirrors Game?

Several days ago, various news agencies reported on a plan advocated by Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Gary Gensler to significantly curb manipulation schemes executed by big banks in the commodities futures markets through new regulations that will assign and enforce limits on positions held by these firms. Though decades late, such new regulations, if … Continue reading Will CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler Really Curb Manipulation Schemes in the Futures Markets, or is it Another Smoke & Mirrors Game?

The Short of It: Bankers! The Spooks Want You

It has recently been reported that the CIA is actively recruiting bankers for their specific skill sets: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Laid off from Wall Street? The CIA wants you -- as long as you can pass a lie detector test and show that you are motivated by service to your country rather than your … Continue reading The Short of It: Bankers! The Spooks Want You

The Short of It – A Few Thoughts About the Developing Goldman Sachs Stolen Trade Secrets Scandal

Today, I'm starting a new feature on my blog called "The Short of It". Often, my daily responsibilities don't allow me the time to blog here as often as I would like. Thus, I've decided to write more frequent posts called "The Short of It" on days when my spare time is at a premium. … Continue reading The Short of It – A Few Thoughts About the Developing Goldman Sachs Stolen Trade Secrets Scandal