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Insider Selling Up x423, Massive Asian Silver Purchases and 30 Reasons Why You Should Be Nervous

Posted on Nov 01, 2010 in Economic News

Kevin Hayden


Insider Selling Surges To Multi-Month High, Hits $662 Million, Ratio Of Selling To Buying Doubles To 423x From Week Earlier

Bloomberg reports that the week ending October 29 saw the largest amount of insider selling (by notional) in S&P500 stocks in months, possibly in all of 2010 (unfortunately our records don’t go back all the way to the beginning of the year). Altogether, $662 million in stock was sold in the past week, compared to purchases of just $1.6 million. The result: an insider selling to buying ratio of 423x. This is nearly double the prior week’s 229x. Yet the ratio was rescued by three brave buyers who bought up $787k and $407k worth of American Express and Procter and Gamble. Absent these two purchases the ratio would have been a disaster. What is more important is the denominator side of the fraction, as the total selling over the week hit what appears to have been a near-term record, at a total of $662 million. Biggest selling continues to take place at the (no surprise here) tech names which continue to be bid up by investors hoping a return of the dot com bubble....

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Who Do These Insiders Think They Are?

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 in Featured Articles

Sean J. Campbell – Contributing Writer

Who Do These Insiders Think They Are?

There are many people out there who do not believe that any kind of conspiracy exists to take away our freedom and economic well-being.  They have been told by the major media that any such thought could only come from someone who is mentally unbalanced.  Conspiracies are born from extremists not mainstreamers.

I am here to tell you that conspiracies do exist and as long as they remain hidden in darkness they will continue to oppress us and grow larger.  Those who are behind the conspiracies are the very ones leading the charge to label any opposition as crazy.  At the same time, they are also hard at work stealing our money and robbing us of our precious liberties.

There is not enough time or space to produce proof about conspiracies.  It is out there for those who are willing to do the research with an open mind.  One must search, believe, and accept truth in order to truly find it.

Who are these conspirators, you may ask?  ...

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Federal Reserve Most Brazen Of All Ponzi Schemes, US Economy Compared to a Black Hole

Posted on Oct 27, 2010 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Source: Zero Hedge

Bill Gross Calls Fed “Most Brazen” Of All Ponzi Schemes, Says 30 Year Bond Market Is Ending, Compares US Economy To Black Hole

Whatever the conclusion, not only investors, but the American people should recognize that Wednesday, even more than Tuesday, represents a critical inflection point in determining our future prosperity. Of course we’ve tried it before, most recently in the aftermath of the Lehman crisis, during which the Fed wrote $1.5 trillion or so in “checks” to purchase Agency mortgages and a smattering of Treasuries. It might seem a tad dramatic then, to label QEII as “critical,” sort of like those airport hucksters, I suppose, that sold whale blubber for a living. But two years ago, there was the implicit assumption that the U.S. and its associated G-7 economies needed just an espresso or perhaps an Adderall or two to get back to normal.

The Fed’s second round of QE, therefore, more closely resembles an attempted hypodermic straight to the economy’s heart than its mood elevator counterpart of 2009. If QEII cannot reflate capital markets, if it can’t produce 2% inflation and an assumed reduction of unemployment rates back towards historical levels, then it will be a long, painful slog back to prosperity....

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Collapse of Civilization Now Guaranteed

Posted on Oct 27, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Featured Articles, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Source: Activist Post

by Eric Blair

“It has been written” as the saying goes.  For many generations there have been small groups of people who have researched and protested the criminal nature of our rulers who cast their disease on civilization.  These activists screamed truth to the masses about humanity’s hidden slavery, yet few listened.  

However, the injustices have now become too extreme, too obvious, that the truth has risen to near critical mass with the independent-minded population.  And indeed many more sheep, who unknowingly fund their own prison, are waking up by the minute. 
But can this mass awakening prevent our civilization from collapsing during this detonation period? Sorry folks, the answer is no.  Because even if “The Resistance” is successful in swiftly overtaking the controls of government and overturns the Federal Reserve, the dominoes set in motion by the corporate rulers are still likely to fall as they still control the food, the oil, and the heavy weapons. Furthermore, the Federal Reserve will fight it out to the death, and they have the power to simply shut everything down with a flick of the switch....

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Bernanke Plans on Inflation, Treasuries Sell at Negative Yield and China Accuses US of Dollar Printing

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden


Bernanke Asset Purchases Risk Unleashing 1970s Inflation Genie

For the second time since he became chairman in 2006, Ben S. Bernanke is leading the Federal Reserve into uncharted monetary territory.

Bernanke next week is likely to preside over a decision to launch another round of large-scale asset purchases after deploying $1.7 trillion to pull the economy out of the financial crisis, comments from policy makers over the past week indicate. This time, with interest rates already near zero, the Fed will be aiming to increase the rate of inflation and reduce the cost of borrowing in real terms. The goal is to unlock consumer spending and jump-start an economy that’s growing too slowly to push unemployment lower.

Estimates for the ultimate size of the asset-purchase program range from $1 trillion at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Global Research to $2 trillion at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., with economists at both firms agreeing the Fed will likely start by announcing $500 billion after the Nov. 2-3 meeting. The danger is that once the Fed kindles price increases, inflation will be difficult to control....

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70% of All Stock Trades Held for Average of 11 Seconds (HFT) & Fed Plans to Pump Half Trillion $ into Economy

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 in Economic News

Kevin Hayden

70% of All Stock Market Trades are held for an Average of 11 Seconds

Market analyst Peter Cohan writes at AOL’s Daily Finance:  

70% of trading volume on the major exchanges is conducted by high-frequency traders who hold a stock for an average of 11 seconds

The fact that the vast majority of stock market trades are held for 11 seconds shows that the stock market is not a real market with real traders governed by the law of supply and demand, and with no real price discovery.

But as Tyler Durden points out, alot can happen in 11 seconds when the players are high-powered computers: 

BATS “Flag Repeater”. 15,000 quotes in 11 seconds, dropping the ASK price 1 penny each quote from $9.36 to $8.58 and back up again.


Dollar Plummets on Report Fed Plans to Pump $500 Billion Into Economy


The Real Underemployment Figure is 22.5%


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Second Autopsy Shows Banker Was Shot Execution-style, Not Accidental Drowning – Oops!

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 in Federal Reserve & Bankers

Source: Morning Sun


A new autopsy shows that a Michigan banker whose body was found in Lake St. Clair was shot in the head, and authorities said Wednesday it could be either a homicide or a suicide.

Hayden’s Note:

The PREVIOUS autopsy said he drowned and didn’t mention a gunshot wound to the back of the neck, execution-style.  What gives?

Spitz has said previously that his examination on Monday found no evidence of trauma or assault, and some evidence from the body is consistent with a death by drowning.

Mount Clemens banker David Widlak was shot in the back of the head, Sheriff Mark Hackel said in a press conference.

A handgun – owned by Widlak – was found in the water near a boat launch ramp between Crocker Avenue and Shook Road in Harrison Township.

Hackel says gunshot was cause of death – not undetermined as initially reported by the county medical examiner, Dr. Daniel Spitz. But whether it was suicide or homicide is not known at this time, pending more police investigation.

“We are shocked at this latest turn of events,” the Widlak family said in a statement to The Macomb Daily....

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The IMF’s Special Drawing Rights vs. the US Dollar, An Attempt to “Rebalance” the World Economy

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Source: Wall Street Journal

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he would use weekend meetings of G-20 finance ministers to advance efforts to “rebalance” the world economy so it is less reliant on U.S. consumers, to move toward establishing “norms” on exchange-rate policy, and to persuade others the U.S. doesn’t aim to devalue its way to prosperity.

Hayden’s Note:

I stumbled across this late last night and found it pretty interesting.  On the surface, it would actually help ease currency wars and import/export problems faced by America.  It would put many countries on a more-even playing field.  While that sounds good and all, it’s a fairy-tale.  By forcing different currencies to align in value by simple G-20 decree, you undermine sovereignty.  While I will always side with the choice of “more freedom” I have to say – something along these lines might be the only thing to save us.  It would help in our current trade wars and trade deficit, but the world would lose more freedom and choice as a result.  Unfortunately, if by sticking to the “more freedom” approach we fail as a nation and crash, then let it be a lesson for the rebuild....

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Cotton at 140 Yr. High, Copper Price Nearing Theft Level, More Inflation & France Receives Fuel Imports

Posted on Oct 20, 2010 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden


Money Printing Set To Devalue Every Dollar You Own

I wish I could say it’s not happening. But it is. Central banks all over the world are now embracing Bernanke’s Friday announcement … and they’re gearing up to print a massive GLOBAL flood of paper money!

• Chicago and Boston Fed Presidents Charles Evans and Eric Rosengren are throwing their hat into the ring, putting more muscle behind Bernanke.

• The normally conservative, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet is joining in the chorus, calling for more money printing at the ECB, while also extending additional financial assistance to the European Union’s most indebted nations, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

• The Bank of England is jumping into the fray, acknowledging that it will expand its money printing spree by at least $160 billion.

What Are These Central Bankers Smoking?

Don’t they remember ANY lessons of history?

Don’t they know that devaluing a nation’s currency is an insidious trick that has never created real, lasting wealth?

That it devalues every paper dollar you own? That it threatens your wealth like never before?...

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TIME Magazine: Prospect of Civil War in America “not too far fetched” – Includes Hayden’s Note

Posted on Oct 20, 2010 in Global & National News

Source: TIME & Infowars

With protesters in France entering a seventh day of strikes and demonstrations against draconian austerity measures, many political observers in the U.S. are now wondering how long it will be before similar scenes unfold on American streets, with even Time Magazine now conceding that the prospect of a civil war in the States “doesn’t seem that far fetched”.

To be clear, Stephen Gandel’s article entitled Will the Federal Reserve Cause a Civil War? largely dismisses the possibility that the Fed’s upcoming November 3rd meeting, during which Ben Bernanke is expected to announce a fresh round of money printing, will prompt national uproar, but it doesn’t exactly debunk the notion of longer term social dislocation as a backlash to the crumbling economy, as many are now forecasting.

As we highlighted yesterday in a piece that was later picked up by the Drudge Report, it’s only a matter of time before Americans are hit with almost identical austerity measures to those that have caused the French to set up fuel blockades, stage running battles with riot police, halt air and rail travel, and virtually shut down some areas of the country....

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France to Run Out of Fuel as Protests Escalate, Bernanke’s Latest Moves and Violent Sell-off in the Stock Market

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden


France to Run Out of Fuel in Days as Strikes Escalate

Petrol pumps could run dry in France by Wednesday, experts warned yesterday, as the stand-off over pension reforms reached crisis point.  Striking workers continued to block the Fos-Lavera fuel terminal near Marseille, where 61 ships and 47 petrol tankers are unable to offload.

Airlines advised pilots to refuel abroad and UFIP, the country’s oil industry association, said that if strikes continued at all 12 of France’s refineries, then national shortages would follow.

“We ran out of gas yesterday already. There’s nothing left,” said Alpha Sysavane, a worker at a BP station in Paris. “All we have left are a few litres of diesel fuel.”

One motorist from a village near Fontainbleau said she had driven 30 miles to Paris in order to buy fuel. “At home, the filling stations are closed,” said Emilia Scoubel (30), an office worker.

On Saturday, more than 825,000 protesters hit the streets in the fifth such demonstrations in a little over a month, though the government suggested that the movement was losing steam. ...

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Future Corn Rations, Continued French Protests & Poverty in the Suburbs

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden


Bank of America Downgraded by Bonds Market: Junk

Bondholders are penalizing Bank of America Corp. the most of any of the largest U.S. financial firms as the investigation into the foreclosure crisis expands.

Credit-default swaps on the country’s largest bank by assets rose above those of its peers by a record margin, according to data provider CMA. The contracts, which imply Bank of America has lost its investment-grade rating, exceed Citigroup Inc.’s by the most ever and surpassed Morgan Stanley’s this week for the first time in a year.

Attorneys general from all 50 states joined to open an investigation into whether lenders and mortgage companies falsified documents as they sought to repossess homes.


How High Will Corn Prices Go Before Usage is Rationed?

Panic at the pumps: French motorists swamp petrol stations

US Cities Face Half a Trillion Dollars of Pension Deficits

Dollar Keeps Falling As Investors Await Fed Action


Swazi Salaries ‘can’t be paid’

Swaziland’s government may run out of money to pay government employees before the end of the financial year if no funding is forthcoming from international finance institutions, various role players in the country said this week....

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$5,000 Gold = $100-$350 Silver, Ratio Explanation and Investor Says Buy Silver, Rice & Tractor

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Economic News

Kevin Hayden

$5,000 Gold Equates to $100 – $350 Silver – Here’s Why

By: Lorimer Wilson

108 respected economists, academics, analysts and market commentators are of the firm opinion that gold will go to $2,500 and beyond before the parabolic peak is reached. In fact, the majority (75) think a price of $5,000 or more -even as high as $15,000 – is actually more likely.  As such, just imagine what is in store for silver given its historical price relationship with gold.

See also: Whistleblower Exposes JP Morgan’s Silver Manipulation Scheme

See also: Feds Launch Probe into JP Morgan Trades in Silver Pit

Let’s look at the gold : silver ratio from several different perspectives:
– Over the past 125 years the mean gold:silver ratio (i.e. 50% above and 50% below) has been 66.9 ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold.
– In the last 25 years (since 1985) the mean gold:silver ratio has increased to 45.69:1
– The present gold:silver ratio has been range-bound between 60:1 and 70:1 (58.8:1 as of October 6/10).
– Interestingly, during the build-up to the parabolic blow-off in 1979/80 silver outpaced gold going up 732.5% vs....

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Dollar Tanks, Bernanke’s Speech, New Gold Records and 100k Foreclosures in 30 Days

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden

Dollar tanks, stocks drop as Bernanke speech looms

European and U.S. stock markets mostly fell Thursday as investors awaited a speech from the Federal Reserve chairman that is expected to give more clarity on what the central bank is planning to do to prop up the ailing U.S. economy.

However, the prospect of more dollars floating around the system continued to pile the pressure on the currency itself.


Gold Hits New Record as the Dollar Continues to Weaken

Spot gold rose to a fresh all-time high on Thursday, riding on the back of a weaker dollar, as investors expect more monetary easing from the Federal Reserve to jump start the economy.

* Spot gold XAU= rose to a fresh all-time high at
$1,376.95 an ounce, and eased to $1,375.65 by 0035 GMT
* U.S. gold futures for December delivery GCZ0 also hit a
new record high at $1,377.9.
* The dollar fell to its lowest against a basket of
currencies in nine months on Thursday, supporting the rally in
commodities prices.
* Spot gold XAU= is expected to rally towards $1,404 per
ounce as it has climbed above a consolidation range between
$1,324.85 and $1,364, said Wang Tao, a Reuters market

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Rep. Hart Offers Idaho Silver Gem Act, Encourages People to Use Silver as Currency

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Source: Morph City

Cassandra Anderson

Idaho State Representative Phil Hart authored the Idaho State Silver Gem Act earlier this year which allows for the Idaho State Treasurer to issue silver medallions and make them available to the public; people may use them for any purpose they want and will have the option of paying their State taxes with the silver.  The benefits of the Silver Gem Act are:

• Silver can be used as an alternative currency, outside of the banking system

• Jobs will be created in the metal refining industry in Idaho

• Silver- and gold- are a protection against inflation for both the public and Idaho State 

The Idaho Silver Gem Act serves as a model that other states and local governments can use.  If the bill passes, people can use silver with confidence because the government of Idaho will accept it, too.   The Idaho Silver gem Act will also help to prevent possible federal precious metal confiscation.

According to G. Edward Griffin, America’s monetary system is based on fiat money, it has no intrinsic value and it is not asset- backed....

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