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Gold Is Back in Fashion After a $15 Trillion Global Selloff

The $15 trillion rout in global equity markets since May is reawakening the lure of gold for investors seeking safety. Hedge funds and other large speculators more than doubled their net-long position in bullion last week, just three weeks after they were the most-bearish ever. Investor holdings of gold through exchange-traded products are expanding at the fastest pace in a …

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Andrew Gavin Marshall – Bank Crimes Pay: Under the Thumb of the Global Financial Mafiocracy

On Nov. 13, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced it was charging 10 individual bankers, working for two separate banks, Deutsche Bank and Barclays, with fraud over their rigging of the Euribor rates. The latest announcement shines the spotlight once again on the scandals and criminal behavior that have come to define the world of global banking. To date, only …

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China’s Middle Class Overtakes US as World’s Largest

China’s middle class has surpassed that of the United States to become the world’s largest, according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report. The Swiss Bank also predicted that Asia will be the site of the greatest expansion of the world’s middle class. With 109 million adults “this year, the Chinese middle class for the first time outnumbered” that …

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Pratap Chatterjee – “Project Omega” Reveals Secrets Of Dark Pools Stock Trading

Investment Technology Group (ITG), a U.S. stock broker, paid a $20.3 million fine for running a secret operation named Project Omega to take advantage of “dark pools” trading orders made by its clients. Experts say that Barclays and Credit Suisse may also soon pay fines for dark pools trading scams.Most traders buy and sell stocks on public stock exchanges – …

Wall Street Front Group Pleads for Government Help in New York Times OpEd By Pam Martens and Russ Martens

If you live outside of New York City, you’ve never heard of the Partnership for New York City. Even if you live inside New York City, unless you’re part of the black tie cocktail circuit, you’ve still never heard of the group. So when the New York Times gave a chunk of its opinion pages on Monday to Wylde as …

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“Core Inflation In The US Would Be Just As Low As In The Eurozone If Measured On The Same Basis”

Anyone with a pulse knows that Europe is stuck in a downturn worse than the Great Depression. Most think that the U.S. has fared better … but that is debatable. Mega-bank Société Générale’s strategist Albert Edwards notes: “Core Inflation in the US would be just as low as in the eurozone if measured on the same basis, despite the US having enjoyed much …