Chinese Engineer's Mysterious Disappearance Suddenly Takes On Geopolitical Significance

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Authored by James Dorsey via AlMadaqNews.com, Neither the United States nor China can afford a complete rupture, neither has a clear strategy to help Pakistan stabilize.   Thirty-six-year-old Chinese engineer Pingzhi Liu went missing almost a month ago. It took Pakistani authorities three weeks to classify Mr. Liu’s disappearance as a likely kidnapping that could have significant […]

2017's worst-returning precious metal becomes hedge fund darling

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(Bloomberg) — After lagging behind other precious metals last year, platinum is finally outperforming, and hedge funds are taking notice. Money managers increased their bets on a rally for platinum, a commodity used in pollution-control devices for cars. Investors had been pessimistic on prices until the start of this year, but that sentiment changed as signs […]

Gold ETF Holdings Surge To 4-Year Highs Ahead Of Lunar New Year

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Global holdings in gold exchange-traded funds soared to the highest level since 2013 as investors got behind a rally in the metal. As Bloomberg reports, most of the inflows were into SPDR Gold Shares, a U.S.-based ETF favored by money managers with a short-term view for its relatively high liquidity and narrow bid-offer spread. Gold has jumped […]

How to Profit From the 2018 Dollar Crash

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By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch The U.S. dollar just had its worst year in 14 years. Last year, the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) fell 10%. This index tracks the dollar’s performance against a basket of currencies. Now, I realize this might not sound like a big deal. But it was the index’s worst […]

What About 2.62%?

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There’s nothing especially special about 2.62%. It’s a level pretty much like any other, given significance by only one phrase: the highest since 2014. It sounds impressive, which is the point. But that only lasts until you remember the same thing was said not all that long ago. Back last March, the 10-year yield had […]

An Equity Bubble Second-To-None…

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Authored by Michael Liebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, “Today’s equity market valuations have only been eclipsed by those of 1929, and 1999.” In March of 2017, we examined traditional equity valuations in a new light to help better compare today’s valuations versus those of past business cycles. In particular, we adjusted the popular price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for […]

New Photos Show Vegas Shooter's Grizzly Final Scene; Child Porn Found On Computer

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Investigators analyzing a computer belonging to Las Vegas shooter found “several hundred images of child pornography” on a Dell laptop belonging to Stephen Paddock, according to a report released today which includes several pictures of the 32nd floor room Paddock had rented.  Computer forensic analysis of a Dell laptop Model E5570 revealed numerous internet searches for […]

Turkish gold imports hit record 370 T in 2017-Borsa Istanbul

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ANKARA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Gold imports to Turkey hit a record 370 tonnes in 2017, more than trebling from 106.1 tonnes, data from Borsa Istanbul showed. This was the highest level of imports since the data was made available in 1995 and well above the previous record of 302 tonnes set in 2013. Imports […]

Supreme Court To Rule On Trump's Travel Ban… Finally

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After months of delays by Hawaiian and San Franciscan judges’ rulings, The Supreme Court has just agreed to to review the legality of President Trump’s latest ‘adjusted’ Travel Ban. As The Hill reports, the decision comes about two months after the court granted the administration’s request to fully reinstate the ban, and are now agreeing […]

Nothing Goes In A Straight Line

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A decade ago, the financial world was alive. I don’t mean alive in the same way much of humanity was at the fall of the Berlin Wall or on VE Day in 1945. Rather, people at that particular moment had their eyes pulled opened just a bit for the first time in a very long […]

Deutsche Bank Flagged "Suspicious" Transactions Involving Kushner

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Deutsche Bank is looking at evidence that companies related to Jared Kushner may have moved “suspicious” money through the German lender, a German-language magazine reported. The bank reportedly informed a national finance supervisor about the transactions and will also inform special counsel Robert Mueller’s office – though details about the money or the bank’s suspicions […]

Ray Blanco’s Biotech Report: The 48-Hour Alzheimer’s Cure

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This post Ray Blanco’s Biotech Report: The 48-Hour Alzheimer’s Cure appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Today, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more will be diagnosed in the years to come. But those days could soon be over. I’ve discovered companies working on a new treatment that has the potential […]

Bond market bear creating gold bull

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aheadoftheherd.com Gold is climbing as bond yields rise and the dollar falls, over speculation that China is pulling back on buying US Treasuries and Japan signals it is winding down its quantitative easing program. Meanwhile, US debt continues to grow after the Republicans under President Trump pushed a trillion dollars worth of tax cuts through […]

The OPEC Deal May End In June

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Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, A couple of weeks ago, comments from the UAE’s energy minister spurred the oil price rally higher. What the minister said – or rather, hinted – was that the oil production cut deal that OPEC agreed to at the end of 2016 with Russia could continue beyond its December […]

A Government Shutdown Would be a Blessing in Disguise! Here’s Why

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Since 1962 Congress has voted to raise the ceiling 75 times without a single reduction so, practically speaking, a ceiling that is raised automatically is no ceiling at all so why not dispense with the pretense of a debt “ceiling”? The original article by Peter Schiff has been edited here for length (…) and clarity ([ ]) by […]