Economy & Financial Markets – 1st Quarter 2018

Raoul Pal: ‘Everyone is going to be on the wrong side of the boat at the wrong time’
Business Insider | 29 March 2018

Libor Just Did Something It Hasn’t Done In 13 Years
Zero Hedge | 29 March 2018

Japan’s Aso rules out bilateral trade deal with U.S.
Reuters | 28 March 2018

A calm surface belies transformation in securities services
McKinsey | March 2018

Libor’s Ascent Is New Culprit for Hedged Treasury Yields Near 0%
Bloomberg | 27 March 2018

The Fed is Raising Rates Because of the Pension Crisis
Armstrong Economics | 27 March 2018

Microsoft shares surge after Morgan Stanley predicts it will reach $1 trillion market cap in a year
CNBC | 26 March 2018

India Invests $500 Million In Two U.S. Steel Operations…
The Conservative Tree House | 26 March 2018

Welcome To Chapwood Index: The Real Cost Of Living Increase Index in America
Chapwood Index | March 2018

Stocks Tumble in Biggest Weekly Decline Since 2016: Markets Wrap
Bloomberg | 23 March 2018

Forget Fruit Tariffs, China Mulls Weaponizing Treasury Holdings
The Wealth Advisor | 23 March 2018

SWIFT shutdown: Russia ready with own alternative to international bank transfer system
RT | 23 March 2018

Highlighting History: Hong Kong’s New Listing Regime
Biotech Now | 21 March 2018

FT Subscription: Global deals surge past $1tn at fastest ever pace
Financial Times | 21 March 2018

American corporations come out against Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs
Economist | 21 March 2018

Here’s the New Fed Dot Plot
Business Insider | 21 March 2018

The US’ national debt is rising 36% faster than the economy
Business Insider | 21 March 2018

Congress Just Quietly Formed A Committee To Bail-Out 200 Pension Funds
Zero Hedge | 21 March 2018

Carson Says ‘Opportunity Zones’ Could Serve as CDBG Substitute
Route Fifty | 21 March 2018

CDBG: Community Development Block Grant
Wikipedia | March 2018

Morgan Stanley: “Soaring Libor Is The Story Of The Year, Not The Fed”
Zero Hedge | 21 March 2018

Millennials Not Saving for Retirement, Believing Government Will Take Care of Them
Need to Know | 20 March 2018

China’s Silence at G-20 Underscores Communication Challenges
Yahoo | 20 March 2018

Stocks Get Pounded Before Jerome Powell’s First Fed Meeting
The Street | 19 March 2018

G20 financial leaders seek ‘free trade’ pledge amid U.S. tariffs concern
Business Insider | 19 March 2018

Report: Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Involved in Fatal Accident
Breitbart | 19 March 2018

Stocks Get Pounded Before Jerome Powell’s First Fed Meeting
The Street | 19 March 2018

State of the Cities: The Case of Pensions
Cities Speak | 19 March 2018
In advance of their annual State of the Cities report…​

California’s Misguided Attempt to Force Urban Density
Columbia Edu | 19 March 2018

Selfdriving car kills pedestrian; Zelfrijdende auto van Uber rijdt voetganger dood
NOS | 19 March 2018

Uber halts self-driving car tests after first known death of a pedestrian
CNBC | 19 March 2018

Trump prepared to hit China with $60 billion in annual tariffs
Washington Post | 19 March 2018

U.S. outlines hurdles for tariff exclusions
Auto News | 19 March 2018

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork
Yahoo | 18 March 2018

In America, a political coalition in favour of protectionism may be emerging
Economist | 15 March 2018

What China’s new governor should do
OMFIF | March 2018

Signs of stress in global markets
Reuters | 16 March 2018

U.S. bank derivatives books larger since rescue of Bear Stearns
GATA | 16 March 2018

The Week in Public Finance: 3 Things State and Local Governments Should Know About the Banking Deregulation Bill
Governing | 16 March 2018

The War on the Post Office
Truthdig | 16 March 2018

Secret Empires: Joe Biden’s Son’s Firm Struck Billion-Dollar Deal with the Chinese Government 10 Days After Biden Trip to China
Breitbart | 15 March 2018

Why Your Water Bill Is Rising Much Faster Than Inflation
WSJ | 15 March 2018

Interbank Rates Starting to Rise – Monetary Crisis is Beginning
Armstrong Economics | 15 March 2018

iHeart bankruptcy sends media default rate to 20%—but it’s not all bad news, says Fitch
Market Watch | 15 March 2018

International Finance Corporation, a Branch of World Bank, on Trial
Project Censored | 13 March2018

Mapping the Top Export of Every Country
Visual Capitalist | 12 March 2018

Learn How War Is Used To Clear The Books Following A Financial Crash
Need to Know | 12 March 2018

Sea Change Is Underway in Money Markets for Banks, Investors
Bloomberg | 12 March2018

Goldman Names David Solomon Sole President, Next In Line To Replace Blankfein
Zero Hedge | 12 March 2018

Marco Polo in reverse: how Italy fits in the New Silk Roads
Asia Times | 12 March 2018

Life in Vladimir Putin’s Russia explained in 10 charts
BBC | 21 March 2018

$21 Trillion And Rising: How Central Banks Are LBOing The World In One Stunning Chart
Zero Hedge | 10 March 2018

Mobile money in emerging markets: The business case for financial inclusion
McKinsey | March 2018

A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt
ACLU | March 2018

United States Federal Government Credit-rating Downgrades
Wikipedia | 2018

Department of Justice Sues Standard & Poor’s for Fraud in Rating Mortgage-Backed Securities in the Years Leading Up to the Financial Crisis
Justice | 05 February 2013

Blankfein Says Report of His Departure Didn’t Come From Him
Bloomberg | 09 March 2018

Lloyd Blankfein looks ready to leave Goldman Sachs, and the market is fine with it
Quartz | 09 March 2018

Goldman CEO Blankfein prepares to exit as soon as year-end: WSJ
Reuters | 09 March 2018

Trump wants to raise rents on 1.7 million poorest Americans
Under News | 09 March 2018

Reporter “Harassed” By Police After Exposing China’s “Dirty” Steel Secret
Zero Hedge | 09 March 2018

Stanford Management Company CEO: ‘The endowment is not a tool for social activism’
Stanford Daily | 09 March 2018

US Steel To Reopen Idle Plant Thanks To Trump Tariffs
Zero Hedge | 08 March 2018

Foreign Investment into Canada Has Collapsed by 26% in 2017
Armstrong Economics | 06 March 2018

11 Pacific trade pact countries go it alone without US
Yahoo | 05 March 2018

US Oil Production will Lead World by 2023: IEA
Fox Business | 05 March 2018

Welcome To Chapwood Index: The Real Cost Of Living Increase Index
Chapwood Index | 04 March 2018

The Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) published a list of all people and organizations whose assets have been blocked or frozen as a result of the Dec 21 Executive Order by POTUS
Twitter | 03 March 2018

Government Missing Over 21 Trillion, Massive Pension Scam, Catherine Austin Fitts (1 of 2)

YouTube | 3 March 2018

Jeff & Catherine Austin Fitts – Fortress America? Are We Bringing America Home?

YouTube | 02 March 2018

Bank of Japan Will Think About Stimulus Exit Around 2019: Kuroda
Bloomberg | 02 March 2018

Forget tariffs, China’s alleged intellectual property theft a bigger threat to market: Analyst
CNBC | 02 March 2018

This Couple Found a Math Error in the Lottery and Made $27 Million (Playing Over and Over for 55 Weeks)
INC | 02 March 2018

Powerhouse investment firm BlackRock is turning up the pressure on gun makers
CNN | 02 March 2018

Chairman Jerome H. Powell: Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Federal Reserve | 01 March 2018

Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Letter for End of 2017
Berkshire Hathaway | February 2018

House Prices Are Soaring. Here Are the 5 Cities Where They’re Rising the Fastest
Fortune | 28 February 2018

DJ Why an Unpleasant Inflation Surprise Could Be Coming
International FX | 28 February 2018

A Universal Basic Income is capitulation to capitalism
Renegade Inc | 28 February 2018

Marxism Has Cornered the Junk-Bond Market
Bloomberg | 26 February 2018

The biggest fraud in Indian banking history just got bigger
Quartz | 26 February 2018

“CalPERS Is Near Insolvency; It Needs A Bailout Soon” – Former Board Member Makes Stunning Admission
Zero Hedge | 24 February 2018

Here’s the staggering amount banks have been fined since the financial crisis
Market Watch | 24 February 2018

Collapse of Socialism – End of Pensions
Armstrong Economics | 23 February 2018

California Counties Suing Exxon Commit Securities Fraud?
Armstrong Economics | 23 February 2018

Canada Also Adopted the BAIL-IN moving from Socialism to Tyranny
Armstrong Economics | 23 February 2018

Florida Teachers Demand Their Retirement Fund Dump Gun Stocks
Bloomberg | 22 February 2018

Trump Admin Considers Erasing Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy
Punching Bag Post | 22 February 2018

Credit Suisse has found the next breaking point for stocks
Americarichest | 21 February 2018

Hong Kong gold exchange seeks to create gold trading corridor along Belt and Road
SCMP | 20 February 2018

Morgan Stanley Says Stock Slide Was Appetizer for Real Deal
Bloomberg | 19 May 2018

Exclusive: GM offers $2.2 billion debt for equity swap in return for Seoul’s support – sources
Reuters | 19 February 2018

Jack Ma Will Partner With Duterte To Improve The Lives of All Filipinos
Eurasia Future | 19 February 2018

U.S. Stocks Fall With Treasuries, Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap
Bloomberg | 19 May 2018

China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ reach Latin America
The Saker | 19 February 2018

US Treasury Posts Gigantic $1.16 Trillion Shortfall in Fiscal 2017, Hilariously Points out “Where We Are Headed”
Wolf Street | 19 February 2018

‘No Cash’ Signs Everywhere Has Sweden Worried It’s Gone Too Far
Bloomberg | 18 February 2018

A four-nation alliance may be rising to counter China’s Belt and Road
CNBC | 18 February 2018

Stockman: Washington ‘Crossed the Fiscal Rubicon,’ ‘Created a Fiscal Catastrophe for 2019’

YouTube | 12 February 2018

Japan Sells US Debt Trying to Ease A Trade War
Armstrong Economics | 18 February 2018

Strong Towns-To Elected Officials and Community Leaders of Amazon HQ2 Finalist Cities: Support a Non-Aggression Pact for Amazon’s HQ2
Strong Towns | 06 February 2018

“There Is An Acute Crisis Coming”: Apartment Developer
Zero Hedge | 17 February 2018

Revealed: Rightwing Groups Plot to Ditch EU Safety Standards on Food and Drugs
Guardian | 17 February 2018

All of the World’s Stock Exchanges by Size – 2016
Visual Capitalist | 17 February 2016

Retail Apocalypse Accelerates: 200 Winn-Dixie Stores To Close As Parent Goes Bankrupt
Zero Hedge | 17 February 2018

SEC Halts Trading In 3 Firms Linked To Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Yahoo | 17 February 2018

How to interpret America’s experiment with huge budget deficits
Economist | 15 February 2018

The Unexplained with Howard Hughes Edition 333 with Catherine Austin Fitts MP3
The Unexplained | 15 February 2018

A Million Dollars a Minute
Information Clearing House | 15 February 2018

Coinbase is erratically overcharging some users and emptying their bank accounts
The Verge | 15 February 2018
Allegedly…

Pentagon Wants $900 Million in 2019 for Its Audit Efforts
Bloomberg Gov | 14 February 2018

Russia Is Taking Over Syria’s Oil And Gas
Oil Price | 14 February 2018

Americans’ Debt Hits a Record $13.1 Trillion
Bloomberg | 13 February 2018

California Cities’ Pension Bills May Rise With Calpers Move
Bloomberg | 13 February 2018

CalPERS Board Reduces Amortization Policy
League of CA Cities | 14 February 2018

CALPERS Finance and Administration Committee: Agenda Item 7c September 19, 2017 Amortization Policy Discussion
CALPERS | September 2017

Russian banks ready to switch off SWIFT – official
RT | 13 February 2018

Record Number of U.S. Small-Business Owners Say It’s a Good Time to Expand
Bloomberg | 13 February 2018

OpenTheBooks CEO & Founder Adam Andrzejewski on C-SPAN with Host Brian Lamb
Open The Books | 10 September 2017

Open the Books: About Us
Open the Books | 14 February 2018

GMO Asset Allocation Insights: The Advent of a Cynical Bubble
GMO | February 2018

The ‘Goldilocks Market’ Is Over: Lessons From the Stock Selloff
Bloomberg | 13 February 2018

Bitcoin may not be done collapsing, but it has bounced back from worse
Market Watch | 13 February 2018

Trump Formalizes 2019 Pay Freeze Proposal, Revives Benefits Cuts
Government Executive | 12 February 2018

Trump’s Budget Balloons Deficits, Cuts Social Safety Net
ABC News | 12 February 2018
International Space Station by…

JPMorgan Publishes The “Bitcoin Bible”
Zero Hedge | 12 February 2018

BIS Publishes A “Simplified” Map Of China’s Shadow Banking System
Zero Hedge | 12 February 2018

Insider trading has been rife on Wall Street, academics conclude
Economist | 10 February 2018

The Shale ‘Miracle’ & The Reality-Optional World Of Bizarro Finance
Zero Hedge | 10 February 2018

Local: Seoul-based COOP Taxi gives power back to drivers
Shareable | 28 January 2018

China Ends 25-Year Wait as Yuan Oil Futures to Start Trading
Bloomberg| 09 February 2016

Summary of worldwide taxation of income
and gains derived from listed securities

KPMG | 01 February 2018

House-Senate Committee Tasked with Solving Pension Crisis by Year-End
AI CIO | 09 February 2018

Alarm Over NJ Pension System’s Ties to Foreclosures in Puerto Rico
NJ SPotlight | 02 February 2018

Forbes’ First List Of Cryptocurrency’s Richest People: Meet The Secretive Freaks, Geeks And Visionaries
Forbes | 07 February 2018

Fed’s QE Unwind Accelerates Sharply
Zero Hedge | 06 February 2018

Exclusive: Massive Pentagon agency lost track of hundreds of millions of dollars
Politico | 05 February 2018

Pension costs ‘unsustainable,’ California cities say
Sacramento Bee | 02 February 2018

Pensions will be ‘on the chopping block’ in next recession, Jerry Brown says
Sacramento Bee | 16 January 2018

BIS: Central Bank Cryptocurrencies
BIS | September 2017

YouTube | 11 October 2017

BIS Central Bank Cryptocurrencies
BIS | September 2017

Goldman: “Expect A Market Correction In The Coming Months”
Zero Hedge | 29 January 2018

Facebook | 26 January 2018
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Special Solari Report: The Student Loan Scam
Solari | 11 July 2011

An alternative measure to GDP is proof that the global economy isn’t what it seems
Quartz | 22 January 2018

Local: How much is your local Target (Any business) worth?
Strong Towns | 29 November 2017

Local: The Week Ahead: Getting our Towns Back on the Wagon
Strong Towns | 08 January 2018

How Big is a Trillion Dollars?

YouTube | 31 August 2011
Courtesy perspective from 2011 on a dollar…

No Taxpayers’ Money Is Spared in Washington’s Military Adventures Worldwide. Trillions of Unauthorized Spending
Global Research | 24 January 2018

A Central Banker Just Admitted On The Record: Currencies Are Worthless…
Zero Hedge | 24 January 2018

Dark Money At the Pentagon By Branko Marcetic
Jacobin Mag | January 2018

Ignoring the Pentagon’s Multi-Trillion-Dollar Accounting Error
Fair | 02 September 2016

The Economics of Happiness
US News | 23 January 2018
Click on article title after opening the link to access…

Catherine’s Note: The Housing Bubble and Bailouts were a huge success!
What Happens When Wall Street Becomes Your Landlord?Tennessee Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program
Truth – Out | 23 January 2018

Canada, TPP members strike trade deal without U.S.
The Star | 23 January 2018

Welcome to the New Reality of Leaping U.S. Treasury Debt Sales
Bloomberg | 23 January 2018

Renderings of all planned and under construction towers in downtown Seattle… woah
Reddit | 22 January 2018

How The U.S. Government Is Underestimating The Global Growth Of Renewable Energy
KUT | 23 January 2018

Illinois comptroller can now seize local funds for late pension payments
IL News | 22 January 2018

GAME’S UP? Panicky Bitcoin investors struggle to withdraw cash from money exchanges as they look to ‘safe’ gold investments amid fears of cryptocurrency collapse
The Sun | 22 January 2018

Nord Stream 2 Is A Game Changer For Gazprom
Zero Hedge | 22 January 2018

Closed Systems of Finance: The Recent Cryptocurrency Tumble
Giza Death Star | 20 January 2018

GE’s $31 billion pension nightmare
CNN | 18 January 2018

Craft Beer Is the Strangest, Happiest Economic Story in America
The Atlantic | 19 January 2018

Craftwashing in the U.S. Beer Industry
MDPI | 17 January 2018

RPT-Swiss secrecy could slip further under plan to scrap anonymous shares
CNBC| 17 January 2018

Public Pension Plans Database
Public Plans Data | January 2018

Wilshire Consulting Report Shows Decline in Funding Levels of City and County Retirement Systems in Fiscal year 2016
Wilshire | 18 January 2018

How Tenants Use Digital Mapping to Track Bad Landlords and Gentrification
Truth-Out | 20 January 2018

Beyond Apple repatriation: 16 US corporate giants have $1 trillion in cash
USA Today | 19 January 2018

Bitcoin Is A ‘Project Of US Intelligence,’ Kaspersky Lab Co-Founder Claims
Battle for the World | 19 January 2018

Bitcoin bubble could be a billion-dollar problem for banks
USA Today | 18 January 2018

The Bitcoin Psyop: Episode 328
Corbett Report | 20 January 2018

Apple Leads These Companies With Massive Overseas Cash Repatriation Tax Bills
Fortune | 18 January 2018

League of California Cities: Retirement System Sustainability Study and Findings
CA Cities Org|January 2018

McKinsey: Looking behind the numbers for US stock indexes
McKinsey | January 2018


Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance

YouTube | 06 January 2018
Highly recommended…

There’s a ‘significant risk to markets’ that’s a bigger worry than where the economy is headed next
Business Insider | 16 January 2017

Chinese agency Dagong cuts U.S. sovereign ratings to BBB+ from A-
Reuters | 16 January 2017

China inches closer to launching its first crude futures contract
S&P Global Platts | 14 January 2018

26 Ways the New Tax Law Will Affect Your Wallet
Kiplinger | 14 January 2018

Bundesbank to include renminbi in currency reserves
Financial Times | 14 January 2018

These Are The 10 Companies That Dominate the Global Arms Trade
Zero Hedge | 14 January 2018

Japanese Purchases Of US Treasurys Tumble
Zero Hedge | 14 January 2018

India has 600 million young people – and they’re set to change our world
Guardian | 13 January 2018

The Funded Status of Local Pensions Inches Closer to States-January 2018
Center for Retirement Research | January 2017

Is Cryptocurrency the Future World Currency?
Light on Conspiracies | 13 January 2018

Travel industry to launch coalition to lobby Trump as international visits to US decline
Fox News | 09 January 2018

Are State And Local Government Pensions Underfunded By $5 Trillion? – 2016
Forbes |01 July 2016

Russia Tightens Oil Grip With China’s Second Pipeline
Bloomberg | 01 January 2018

California’s Brown Raises Prospect of Pension Cuts in Downturn
Bloomberg | 10 January 2018

The Harvest Accelerates…

Amazon makes list of large companies with workers receiving food stamps
Columbus Dispatch | 05 January 2018

NWO Pay Scales…

President Donald Trump Plans to Attend Davos Gathering
WSJ | 09 January 2018
Interesting Possibilities…

Switzerland’s Central Bank Made $55 Billion Last Year—More Than Apple
WSJ | 09 January 2018
Where the Real Money Is….

Tensions with Pensions:
Spectrem | January 2018
More Pension Blow Back…

IPhone addiction may be a virtue, not a vice for investors
Reuters | 09 January 2018
Addiction is the Business Plan….

China is reportedly moving to clamp down on bitcoin minersThe Crunch | 10 January 2018
Another Analog Force beats Digital Currency Story…

Pivot to Blockchain Saves Iced-Tea Maker From Nasdaq Delisting
Bloomberg | 08 January 2018
Another Blockchain Op Miracle…

Buckle Up: NYSE Files For Leveraged, Inverse Bitcoin ETFs
Zero Hedge | 07 January 2018
ETF’s to drive BitCoin Prices…

Top Stories
New Study Finds Public Pension Fund Members Woefully Unaware of Under-Funding

Value Walk | 06 January 2018
Front Page News that Isn’t….

Survey Shows Majority Of Pensioners Have No Idea Their Pensions Are Underfunded
Zero Hedge | 05 January 2018
More Front Page News that Isn’t….

Tributes pour in after former Goldman and BP chair Peter Sutherland dies
UK Yahoo | 07 January 2018
Goldman Exec..

Stock-market investors should ‘brace for a possible near-term melt-up’: Jeremy GranthamMarket Watch | 04 January 2018
J.G.:Market Eruption..

Fed Chair Powell’s Admission: “The Fed Has A Short Volatility Position”
Zero Hedge | 06 January 2018
Fed Loosing it’s Magic???

11 Key Political and Economic Forecasts for 2018
Kiplinger | 05 January 2018
2018 Predictions…

Merrill Lynch bans clients from investing in Silbert bitcoin fund
Reuters | 03 January 2018
Merril Questions on Crypto Offerings…

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