Tag Archives: interest rates

Banks may start charging for deposits

Bank deposit

The Fed’s Catch 22 just got catchier. While most attention in the recently released FOMC minutes fell on the return of the taper as a possibility even as soon as December (making the November payrolls report the most important ever, ever, until the next one at least), a less discussed issue was the Fed’s comment that it would consider lowering the Interest on ... Read More »

Ron Paul: the Federal Reserve has lost control of interest rates

Ron Paul

Today, Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul issued the following statement in response to the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to continue its failed bond buying program: “Chairman Bernanke and the government falsely believe they can single-handedly control interest rates. Yes, there can be some manipulation, but markets are much more powerful. “The Federal Reserve has lost control of interest ... Read More »

Australia will be a casualty of the currency wars

Australian money currency

The world’s most powerful nations are sitting on zero interest rates and printing money to get their currencies down, and there’s very little Australia can do about it, writes Alan Kohler. The currency war will be on in earnest in 2013 as the United States, Europe, Japan and China all step up efforts to get their exchange rates down. This ... Read More »

RBS traders boast of making major $$$ by rigging interest rates

RBS libor

Senior traders at Royal Bank of Scotland boasted about operating a “cartel” that made “amazing” amounts of money by rigging interest rates, it has been disclosed. Internal messages revealed in court documents apparently show how traders claimed they could manipulate Libor, which is used to set borrowing costs for millions of businesses, consumers and investors. The messages, some sent just ... Read More »

This time had better be different: Australian Housing Prices and the Banks

Housing

In last week’s post I showed that there is a debt-financed, government-sponsored bubble in Australian house prices (click here and here for earlier installments on the same topic). This week I’ll consider what the bursting of this bubble could mean for the banks that have financed it. Figure 1 Betting the House For two decades after the 1987 Stock Market Crash, banks have lived by the ... Read More »

The Great Revealing: US Marshals expose biggest scandal in history

bank vault

The Department of Justice — home of the US Marshals — has now blown the lid off of the biggest financial scandal in human history… after a highly covert three-year investigation. The LIBOR scandal has started the Great Revealing of Financial Tyranny. Mass arrests must begin with mass charges, and mass court cases — and that has now arrived. Disclosure ... Read More »

Banking scandal: how document trail reveals global scam

banking scandal how document tray reveals global scam

It’s not a comfortable weekend for the men heading some of the world’s biggest banks. Barclays has already been hit by a £290m fine for rigging interest rates but that could be dwarfed by a series of global lawsuits which could cost banks billions. The interest rate rigging scandal that has engulfed Barclays was the result of a coordinated attempt at collusion ... Read More »

Expect a tidal wave entrance into gold – Gerald Celente

gold tidal wave Gerald Celente King World News

Today top trends forecaster Gerald Celente discussed gold at length, as well as other important trends with King World News.  Celente is the founder of Trends Research, and the man many consider to be the top trends forecaster in the world.  Celente predicted, “a tidal wave entrance into gold,” because “the entire financial system is in collapse.”   But first, here is what ... Read More »