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Extreme Incompetence: Failure to Destroy Your Own Currency Even When You Try

Courtesy of Mish.

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is the most incompetent politician in the world as measured by his words vs. what is happening.

Abe has repeatedly promised promised to get inflation above 2%. That goal is amazingly easy. I provided examples twice. Yet here we are. Abenomics is a complete failure.

For the 20th time (at least)  in 10 years, Japan Suffers Setback in War on Deflation.

Japan remains in the grip of deflation, with consumer prices falling for a fifth consecutive month and price momentum slowing further in August.

Headline consumer prices were down 0.5 per cent on a year earlier, in line with analyst expectations, reflecting the impact of weak oil prices and a strong yen.

But more alarming for the Bank of Japan was the weakening of a crucial measure of inflation that strips out volatile food and energy prices to an annual rise of just 0.2 per cent.

That suggests lower prices for imported commodities are spreading to domestically produced goods and services, highlighting how hard it will be for the BoJ to reach its 2 per cent inflation target in the near future.

Commitment to be Irresponsible

On September 21, I commented on Japan’s “Commitment to be Irresponsible”.

Instead of targeting 2% inflation, the bank of Japan announced it had a goal of exceeding 2% inflation.

I nearly fell off my chair laughing for two reasons.

  1. The asininity of demanding inflation in a deflationary world.
  2. Failure to achieve that goal despite the ease in achieving the goal.

These economic illiterates actually believe that announcing inflation targets will generate inflation. If that was the case, the announcement of a 2% inflation target would have worked a decade or more ago.

Amazingly, mainstream media praises Abe and the Bank of Japan for their firm commitment to insanity.


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Will The ECB Buy Stocks?

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Authored by Nick Jounis and Kim Liu via ABN AMRO,

  • Debate about the ECB’s stimulus options have continued to rage, with an equity purchase plan mentioned as a possibility
  • We think the ECB could legally buy ETFs that fit its requirements…
  • … but it would be controversial and we question the benefits
  • An ETF programme could total EUR 200bn, which would not be large compared to the overall QE programme
  • …and assuming a market-weighted allocation, it would benefit the core more than the periphery…
  • …while it is questionable whether it would have a major sustained impact on equity prices, economic growth and inflation
  • The risk of losses is higher for equities than investment-grade credit
  • Ultimately, we do not think that the ECB will follow other central banks and turn to buying equities via ETF purchases any time soon, if at all

We consider whether the ECB will turn to equity purchases

The ECB stepped up its unconventional policy around the middle of 2014, by taking its deposit rate into negative territory. Early in 2015, it launched a large-scale QE programme focused on public sector bonds. Since then it has added regional bonds and investment-grade credit bonds to the mix. Despite the positive effects on financial conditions, the outlook for growth and inflation remains disappointing. At the same time, there are market concerns that there are not enough bonds available to be bought and that current monetary policy is losing its effectiveness. This has led to questions about what else the ECB can add to its policy mix. In this research note, we consider whether the ECB will turn to equity purchases. We first look at whether equity purchases are possible from a legal and practical perspective and what such a programme could look like. We then go on to assess how effective buying equities would be in boosting equity prices, and hence growth and inflation, drawing on the experience of Japan. Finally, we look at the risks that the ECB would be exposing itself to. We do this in a Q&A format.

1. Would equity purchases be legal?

Although equities are not part of its collateral framework, and there will likely be legal challenges and controversy, there is no law against the ECB buying equities.

ECB officials have suggested it is an option

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Cheat Sheet: The Third Party Presidential Candidates

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

It’s coming closer to election time, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that something crazy or unprecedented could happen in the coming months.

Trump and Clinton are the most disliked presidential candidates in history, both having an “unfavorable” image with the majority of the U.S. population. Meanwhile, according to a recent Pew Research poll, only 24% of registered voters feel that the next generation of Americans will be better off than folks today.

PICKING UP STEAM

But, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, for the first time in almost 20 years, the third-party candidates are getting attention across the board. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green) are even getting regular mainstream coverage from outlets such asCNNVoxThe Washington PostThe NY TimesForbes, and The Wall Street Journal.

The poll numbers for Johnson and Stein are respectable, especially among the millennial crowd where they garner around 40% of voter support. When it comes to the general electorate, however, average poll numbers are more muted with Johnson averaging 9% and Stein 3%.

The numbers are not enough to meet the arbitrary 15% threshold for the first round of debates, but the third-party candidates are starting to pick up steam in other areas. For example, Gary Johnson just shattered a fundraising record for the Libertarian Party by raising $5 million in August. Meanwhile, Stein is preparing for a major publicity stunt at Hofstra University in New York – the site of the first Presidential Debate on September 26th.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

AN END TO THE TWO-PARTY DUOPOLY?

Regardless of how Johnson and Stein fare, this year could symbolize a resurgence for third-party candidates in the national conversation. After all, it seems that growing discontent with the two-party duopoly can be found in a variety of places.

More people are now aware that the committee that set the arbitrary debate threshold of 15% was established jointly by RNC and DNC officials. This makes it almost impossible to get a third-party candidate onto the debate stage. However, if you ask actual voters about the third-party candidates, the answer is clear: 52% of Americans want to see Gary Johnson in the debates, while 47% would like to have Jill Stein’s voice heard.

Further, supporters of Bernie Sanders found out first-hand that the


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France’s New Sharia Police

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Submitted by Yves Manou via The Gatestone Institute,

  • Are French institutions sacrificing one freedom for another? Is equality between men and women being sacrificed to freedom of religion (Islam) to impose its diktats on French society?
  • If someone still does not realize that the Islamic dress code is the Trojan horse of Islamist jihad, he will learn it fast.
  • For years, “big brothers” have been obliging their mothers and sisters to wear a veil when they go out. Now that this job is done, they have begun to fight non-Muslim women who wear shorts and skirts — no longer just in the sensitive Muslim “no-go zones” of the suburbs, where women no longer dare to wear skirts — but now also in the heart of big cities.
  • “The law guarantees women, in all fields, same equal rights as men.”
  • What people do not seem to know is that in the heart of Paris, a Muslim man can insult a woman for drinking a cola in the street and is served in stores first, before women.
  • Many people evidently still do not know that Islam is a religion and a political movement at war with the West — and openly intent on subjugating the West. It must be responded to as such. The problem is, every time it is responded to as such, Muslim extremists run for cover under the claim of freedom of religion.
  • It is crucial for Western societies to start making a distinction between freedom of speech and incitement to violence, and to begin seriously penalizing attacks on innocents, as well as calls to attack innocents.

The Council of State, the highest administrative court in France, decided that, to allow freedom of religion, the burkini must not be banned. At first the ruling looked sound: why should people not be able to wear what they wish when they wish? What is not visible, however, is that the harm comes later.

If someone still does not realize that the Islamic dress code is the Trojan horse of Islamist jihad, he will learn it fast.

A few recent incidents include:

September 7. In Guingamp, Brittany, a 17-year-old girl in shorts was beaten by a man who considered her outfit “too provocative”. Although the attacker escaped, so that


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Benzinga’s M&A Chatter for Thursday September 29, 2016

Courtesy of Benzinga.

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Thursday September 29, 2016:

Qualcomm Said to be in Talks to Acquire NXP Semiconductors for $30B+

The Rumor:


Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) is said in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones on Thursday. The sources said a deal, which could happen over the next two to three months, would likely be valued at over $30 billion, though NXP’s market cap was already over $32 billion following the report.

NXP Semiconductors closed at $96.12 on Thursday, up 16.88%. Qualcomm closed at $67.45, up 6.30%.

National Amusements Proposes Combination of CBS, Viacom

The Letter:

The majority owner of CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) voting stock, National Amusements, announced Thursday, that it has asked the boards of CBS and Viacom to consider a potential merger. A letter was sent to the boards of both companies by the Redstone-controlled NAI, is proposing an all-stock transaction in which the stockholders of each company would receive shares in the combined company of the same class as they currently hold.

CBS closed at $54.57 on Thursday, up $0.42. Viacom closed at $37.77, up 3.31%.

Two Groups Set to Submit Bids for Cabela’s

The Rumor:


Two separate groups will make bids this week to acquire Cabela’s Inc (NYSE: CAB), according to sources as reported by Reuters on Thursday. The first consortium consists of Bass Pro Shops, Goldman Sachs Group and Capital One Financial, which is interested in Cabela’s credit card business. The second group conisists of private equity firm Sycamore Partners and Synchrony Financial, the sources said. Binding offers for Cabela’s are said to be due this week.

Cabela’s closed at $53.55 on Thursday, up 2.27%.

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This Is How Much Liquidity Deutsche Bank Has At This Moment, And What Happens Next

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It is not solvency, or the lack of capital – a vague, synthetic, and usually quite arbitrary concept, determined by regulators – that kills a bank; it is – as Dick Fuld will tell anyone who bothers to listen – the loss of (access to) liquidity: cold, hard, fungible (something Jon Corzine knew all too well when he commingled and was caught) cash, that pushes a bank into its grave, usually quite rapidly: recall that it took Lehman just a few days for its stock to plunge from the high double digits to zero.

It is also liquidity, or rather concerns about it, that sent Deutsche Bank stock crashing to new all time lows earlier today: after all, the investing world already knew for nearly two weeks that its capitalization is insufficient. As we reported earlier this week, it was a report by Citigroup, among many other, that found how badly undercapitalized the German lender is, noting that DB’s “leverage ratio, at 3.4%, looks even worse relative to the 4.5% company target by 2018″ and calculated that while he only models €2.9bn in litigation charges over 2H16-2017 – far less than the $14 billion settlement figure proposed by the DOJ – and includes a successful disposal of a 70% stake in Postbank at end-2017 for 0.4x book he still only reaches a CET 1 ratio of 11.6% by end-2018, meaning the bank would have a Tier 1 capital €3bn shortfall to the company target of 12.5%, and a leverage ratio of 3.9%, resulting in an €8bn shortfall to the target of 4.5%.

When Citi’s note exposing DB’s undercapitalization came out, it had precisely zero impact on the price of DB stock. Why? Because as we said above, capitalization – and solvency – tends to be a largely worthless, pro-forma concept. However, when Bloomberg reported today that select funds have withdrawn “some excess cash and positions held at the lender” the stock immediately plunged: the reason is that this had everything to do with not only DB’s suddenly crashing liquidity, but the pernicious feedback loop, where once a source of liquidity leaves, the departure tends to spook other such sources, leading to an outward bound liquidity cascade. Again: just ask Lehman (and AIG) for the details.

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Pizzaflation and the US Dollar collapse

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Sometimes the best economic analysis comes anecdotally.  Why not explain the most important economic issue of our day with America's favorite food: PIZZA.  As we explain in our book Splitting Pennies – Understanding Forex, the real reason of inflation is because of monetary policy, not supply and demand.

In case you didn't know, facts about Pizza

Pizza is actually America's favorite food.  The Atlantic covered a DOA report that showed the cheesy stats:

Like football, pop music, and democracy itself, pizza follows in the long American tradition of things that began overseas before the United States imported, violently altered, and eventually defined the institution. Although the first pizza shops didn't open in the U.S. until the early 20th century, hundreds of years after the original Neapolitan pies, we now spend $37 billion a year on pizza, accounting for a third of the global market. The obsession deepens. On any given day, about 13 percent of Americans eat pizza, according to a new report from the Department of Agriculture. One in six guys between the ages of two and 39 ate it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner today. In part due to this obsession, per capita consumption of cheese is up 41 percent since 1995. Drawn from the report, here are seven facts about Americans and pizza, presented free of moralizing comments about whether or not it is healthy or sensible for the American diet to consist so overwhelming of bread adorned with tomato-cheesey gloop.

Pizza, is actually an AMERICAN food, brought to America by the Italians.  Pizza was invented in Italy, but in Italy, Pizza is completely different, and not very popular.  In fact, Pizza is most popular in America.  It's more American than Apple Pie.  Check it out:

In 1905, a slice of pizza cost five cents. During the Depression, when families did not have much money, pizza became popular with everyone in the United States. Families were eating different types of pizza on the east and west coasts. A thick-crust pizza was called double-crust pizza or west coast pizza. When they had a large exhibit about pizza at the Texas State Fair, more people inquired about


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IRS Walks Tightrope in Plan to Use Private Debt Collectors

By insidesources. Originally published at ValueWalk.

IRS Walks Tightrope in Plan to Use Private Debt Collectors

The Internal Revenue Service is looking to use private contractors to help collect tax debt but some warn there is a risk of increased scams and abuse.

The IRS announced its intent to use private debt collectors  Sept. 26 in response to a congressional order. The federal agency hopes to have the program operational by spring. The idea could help the agency to more efficiently collect tax debt, but it might also be opening the door to fraud and abuse.

“What makes it worse is the prevalence of these scam artists who call pretending to be IRS collectors,” National Consumer Law Center Attorney Chi Chi Wu told InsideSources. “We think having private collectors is just going to make that situation even worse by confusing people. Now they don’t know if it’s a real private contractor or a scam.”

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Private Debt Collectors

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Taxpayers are currently at risk of being scammed by people posing as tax collectors. The IRS advises taxpayers to ignore collection notices that aren’t coming from the agency directly. Opening the program to private collectors could make it more difficult to tell the difference. Nevertheless, others aren’t completely opposed.

“I think there’s more good in it than bad,” National Taxpayers Union Research Director Demian Brady told InsideSources. “Of course there are always concerns about taxpayer rights and the protection of taxpayer privacy but those are also concerns under our current system with government employees.”

Brady adds that outside firms could have better expertise and be more effective at collecting tax debt. They know where to go to retrieve the money and how to get a hold of people. Heritage Foundation Scholar Alden Abbott says the success of the program essentially comes down to those involved in it.

“I don’t think its necessarily a bad idea,” Abbott told InsideSources. “The questions is, are they going to be effective, are people going to suspect fraud or are there going to be restraints in place to prevent misuse by the employees of these companies.”

The Business Coalition for Fair Competition agrees that the idea could be beneficial so long as there are legitimate efforts to protect taxpayers. The IRS merely has to be diligent to make sure a system is


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A Conspiracy Theory About Conspiracy Theories

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Submitted by Paul Rosenberg via FreemansPersepctive.com,

One of the funny things about conspiracy theories, including false flag attacks, is how often they are proven to be true. You have to wonder how long the shame-inducing slam, “That’s a conspiracy theory,” will keep working.

But that’s not my point for today. Today, I want to introduce a conspiracy theory of my own, a conspiracy theory about conspiracy theories. Here it is:

The powers that be – the elite, the deep state, whomever – want wild conspiracy theories to spread. Because after these wild theories set the “outrage meter” very high, they can get away with almost anything below that line.

In other words, wild theories ensure that the “I’ll act if I see that” trigger is never reached and Joe Average remains docile, even as he is progressively abused.

I hope I haven’t given any nefarious people ideas, but I think this is already happening. And in any event, I’m fairly certain it’s worth pointing out.

A Second Theory

There is a second reason for the lords of the status quo to love conspiracy theories, which is that such theories make it easy to discredit troublesome ideas.

For example, we now know – thank you again, Edward Snowden – that government agents are infiltrating websites to sow fear, uncertainty, and doubt, as well as to destroy reputations.

So, rather than just pulling out the usual manipulation to discredit a troublesome idea (“conspiracy theory!”), why not tie it to some really nasty racist crap?

Lots of people have avoided discussions of the Federal Reserve, for example, because trolls attached to the discussions demonize Jews. Disgusted by anti-Semitism, people turn away from the whole subject, and the central banking scam remains unquestioned.

There are reasons open comment boards are overrun with hate-spewing trolls, and it’s not that deeply deluded people make up that much of the general populace. (Though they do exist, and they do love to spew their filth.)

So, this is my second conspiracy theory:

Disgusting trolls are paid to promote certain ideas… ideas the elite want to eliminate.

And nowadays, paid trolls aren’t even needed; artificial intelligence bots can carry out the work quite well and can even respond to counter-posts.

Can I Prove This?

Not entirely,


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FBI Investigating More Dead People Voting In The Key Swing State Of Virginia

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

For years the political elites, backed by funding from George Soros, have fought common sense voter ID laws as blatant attempts of racist right wingers to suppress the votes of minority and low-income citizens.  These same people tirelessly argue that there is no evidence of voter fraud despite the mountain of facts that keeps piling up the contrary.  In fact, per the National Review, United States District Judge Lynn Adelman of Wisconsin, in response to a voter ID complaint in that state, recently claimed that “virtually no voter impersonation occurs” in Wisconsin and that “no evidence suggests that voter-impersonation fraud will become a problem at any time in the foreseeable future.”

Well, we guess that could be true if the pesky facts would just stop getting in the way.  According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2012, the capacity for voter fraud in the U.S. is substantial with nearly 2mm dead people found to be registered voters and nearly 3mm people registered in multiple states. 

  • Approximately 24 million—one of every eight—voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate
  • More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters
  • Approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state

And, just earlier today we wrote about how Arcan Cetin, the 20 year old Turkish citizen who recently killed 5 people at the Cascade Mall in Washington, somehow managed to vote in the past 3 election cycles despite not being a U.S. citizen.  When asked about the news, Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, simply said “we don’t have a provision in state law that allows either county elections officials or the Secretary of State’s office to verify someone’s citizenship.”  Sure, because why would someone’s citizenship status be important for determining his eligibity to vote?

Now, courtesy of WaPo, we know that the FBI is investigating how exactly 19 dead people were recently re-registered to vote in the critical swing state of Virginia.  A few months ago we noted Virginia Governor, and long-time Clinton confidant, Terry McAuliffe‘s willingness to go to great lengths to hand his state’s 13 electoral votes to Hillary by registering 200,000 felons to vote, but


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Extreme Incompetence: Failure to Destroy Your Own Currency Even When You Try

Courtesy of Mish.

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is the most incompetent politician in the world as measured by his words vs. what is happening.

Abe has repeatedly promised promised to get inflation above 2%. That goal is amazingly easy. I provided examples twice. Yet here we are. Abenomics is a complete failure.

For the 20th time (at least)  in 10 years, Japan Suffers Setback in War on Deflation.

Japan remains in the grip of deflation, with consumer prices falling for a fifth consecutive month and price momentum slowing further in August.

Headline consumer prices were down 0.5 per cent on a year earlier, in line with analyst expectations, reflecting ...



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Will The ECB Buy Stocks?

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Authored by Nick Jounis and Kim Liu via ABN AMRO,

  • Debate about the ECB’s stimulus options have continued to rage, with an equity purchase plan mentioned as a possibility
  • We think the ECB could legally buy ETFs that fit its requirements…
  • … but it would be controversial and we question the benefits
  • An ETF programme could total EUR 200bn, which would not be large compared to the overall QE programme
  • …and assuming a market-weighted allocation, it would benefit the core more ...


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Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Thursday September 29, 2016

Courtesy of Benzinga.

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Thursday September 29, 2016:

Qualcomm Said to be in Talks to Acquire NXP Semiconductors for $30B+

The Rumor:
Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) is said in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones on Thursday. The sources said a deal, which could happen over the next two to three months, would likely be valued at over $30 billion, though NXP's market cap was already over $32 billion following the report.

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IRS Walks Tightrope in Plan to Use Private Debt Collectors

By insidesources. Originally published at ValueWalk.

IRS Walks Tightrope in Plan to Use Private Debt Collectors

The Internal Revenue Service is looking to use private contractors to help collect tax debt but some warn there is a risk of increased scams and abuse.

The IRS announced its intent to use private debt collectors  Sept. 26 in response to a congressional order. The federal agency hopes to have the program operational by spring. The idea could help the agency to more efficiently collect tax debt, but it might also be opening the door to fraud and abuse.

“What makes it worse is the prevalence of these scam artists who call pretending to be IRS collectors,ȁ...



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U.S. stocks fell as banks retreated amid growing concern that Deutsche Bank AG’s woes will spread to the global financial sector. Health-care shares sank on speculation tighter regulations will crimp profits.

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Stocks and Crude Oil hung up by this key pattern!

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Below compares the price patterns of Crude Oil and the NYSE Index over the past 8-years. Crude and the NYSE don’t always correlate, over the past couple of years though, they have in a big way!

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Since early 2015, the correlation between Crude Oil and the NYSE has been very high. They both hit highs together in 2015 at (1) and they both created double bottom lows together at (2).

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The Industry That Was Crushed By The Obama Administration

By Jean-Luc

Good riddance – cleaned up a lot of frauds there:

The Industry That Was Crushed By The Obama Administration

In early 2009, the seven largest publicly traded college operators were worth a combined $51 billion. Today, they’ve been all but wiped out.

When Barack Obama took office, America’s seven largest publicly traded college operators were worth a combined $51 billion, with more than 815,000 students enrolled at campuses spread across the country. The schools were flooded with with people seeking shelter from the recession, returning to school to pick up new skills.

Almost eight years later, the industry has been decimated. The seven largest listed operators are worth just over $6 billion, and the most valuable co...



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Swing trading portfolio - week of September 26th, 2016

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This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

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Market Liquidity and Macroeconomic Bullshit

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STJL - "Apparently macroeconomics is all bullshit – ROFL! Paging Naybob now… Famous Economist Paul Romer Says Macroeconomics Is All Bullshit."

The Nattering One muses... Macroeconomics as practiced by academics and those in charge is pure voodoo. Better to chant over goat blood, bird feathers and scattered entrails...

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Gold, Silver and Blockchain - Fintech Solutions To Negative Rates, Bail-ins, Currency Debasement and Cashless

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I was so pleased yesterday by the announcement that I have joined the Research team at GoldCore as it meant that I could finally start talking about it and was back in a role that lets me indulge in my passion by researching and geeking out on all things gold, silver and money.

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Epizyme - A Waiting Game

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Epizyme was founded in 2007, and trying to create drugs to treat patient's cancer by focusing on genetically-linked differences between normal and cancer cells. Cancer areas of focus include leukemia, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer.  One of the Epizme cofounders, H. Robert Horvitz, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2002 for "discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death."

Before discussing the drug targets of Epizyme, understanding epigenetics is crucial to comprehend the company's goals.  

Genetic components are the DNA sequences that are 'inherited.'  Some of these genes are stronger than others in their expression (e.g., eye color).  Yet, some genes turn on or off due to external factors (environmental), and it is und...



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