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The Real Villain Behind the Curtain in the LIBOR Scandal

Posted on 23 July 2012 by MoneyMorning

There’s nothing like pulling back the curtain on the fraud that’s centre stage in the LIBOR manipulation scandal and finding the levers are really being pulled by central banks.

It’s not about the banks doing what they did. The revelation is this: Central banks are the biggest impediment to free markets and the reason capital markets have become casinos.

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Markets and The Madness of Crowds

Posted on 12 January 2012 by MoneyMorning

Yes, I know that markets are irrational.

I read Charles Mackay’s 1841 classic, “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” long before it ever became fashionable.

Even so, when you think about it, 2011 must set some kind of record.

As investors, that means we need to decide whether this madness will continue in 2012 and which direction to take.

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Paul Krugman is Dead Wrong: US Debt Does Matter

Posted on 10 January 2012 by MoneyMorning

Paul Krugman, the Princeton University economics professor, Nobel Prize winner, and regular New York Times op-ed contributor says, “Debt matters, but not that much.”

Not only is he off the reservation on this one, but he’s completely fallen off his high horse.

In the real world, debt actually matters a lot.

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Why Today is Blue-Chip Sell Day on the Market

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Why Today is Blue-Chip Sell Day on the Market

Posted on 01 December 2011 by Kris Sayce

This morning your editor walked to our desk through a swarm of excited voices…

“This will squeeze a lot of shorts out of their positions.”

“When I left home the market was up 3.5%… by the time I got here it was up nearly four-and-a-half per cent.”

“The Aussie market looks like opening up 130 points.”

“Gold has taken off in U.S. dollar terms… but it’s flat in Aussie dollars.”

We can’t even tell you who said what. They were just voices. We’re not even sure there was a conversation… just people saying what they had seen.

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