Bloomberg | Hedge funds increased bets on lower gold prices after investors pulled a record $20.8 billion from bullion funds this year
Zero Hedge | It’s time for Europe to escalate into full blown trade warfare with China, World’s Largest Steelmaker Urges Europe.
Business Insider | An image taken from the phone of a suspect shows Elvis Rafael Rodriguez (L) and Emir Yasser Yeje (R) charged with using data obtained by hacking into two credit card processors in a cybercrime scheme among other images.
CNNMoney | Big Bloomberg is watching you.
Business Insider | Marc Faber, author of The Gloom Boom And Doom Report, offers his latest update via The Globe And Mail.
Lew Rockwell | Three of the four largest banks in Sweden continue to phase out the manual handling of cash.
washingtonpost.com | Total mail volume fell to 38.8 billion pieces from 39.4 billion pieces.
Zero Hedge | “Inflation is a state of affairs in which there is too much money.”
Washington’s Blog | There were three big stories regarding Bitcoin this week.
Geek.com | This video is a visualization that shows just how many transactions can happen in just one half of a second. As you might has guessed, it’s a lot.
London Telegraph | Doubts are growing about whether China can pass the US to become the world’s biggest economy this century amid warnings that the country’s 30-year miracle is nearing exhaustion.
Zero Hedge | Wall Street got into the single-family home business about a year ago.
SHTFPlan.com | When we talk about Mad Max scenarios, we are talking about events where the world as we know it no longer exists.
Zero Hedge | China is not backing off its gold purchases of the yellow product.
Zero Hedge | Presented with little comment – aside to note, it’s never different this time…
Zero Hedge | The world’s population of NEETs (not in employment, education, or training) is a stunning 290 million – or around one-quarter of the world’s youth.
Economic Collapse | There are a dozen significant economic indicators that are warning that the U.S. economy is heading into a recession.
American Dream | College education in the United States has become a cruel joke.
Zero Hedge | “There is no bubble…. There is no bubble… There is no bubble….”
RT | Schiff used some choice words to describe Jack Lew.
Zero Hedge | US financial regulators are now looking for supervisory control over Bitcoin.
Natural News | Foreign holdings of debt rise to new heights.
Wall St Journal | Courts Hand Down Lighter Sentences Than in Other Types of Tax-Shelter Cases.
Zero Hedge | Federal Reserve Blows More Bubbles.
London Telegraph | Oskar Lafontaine, the German finance minister who launched the euro, has called for a break-up of the single currency to let southern Europe recover, warning that the current course is “leading to disaster”.
Paul Craig Roberts | Let’s take a walk through the BLS report and you can arrive at your own conclusion.
Economic Collapse | War is a horrible thing. Just ask anyone that has ever been in the middle of it.
John P. Cochran | “I tell people it’s still an experiment and only invest time or money you could afford to lose.”
Alex Newman | Republican Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation that would have made Arizona the second state to officially define gold and silver as legal tender.
American Dream | Do you actually believe that the central banks of the world are going to sit back and do nothing while their monopoly over money creation is being threatened?
Zero Hedge | The world’s central banks have printed unimaginable amounts of money in recent years – “these guys are really more powerful than the government.”
Economic Collapse | If you think that the latest employment numbers are good news, you might want to look again.
Market Watch | They are numerous and thumbing their noses at Wall Street, evidently. And perhaps they offer some explanation for the turnaround in gold lately.
Zero Hedge | They won’t take our bank accounts…They will take our retirement accounts… More taxes, more debt, more printing, more confiscation, less freedom”.
Prison Planet.com | [The IRS] will use in robo-audits and data mining [and] it has told government and industry groups that its computers are capable of scanning multiple networks at the same time.
CNBC.com | Foreigners now hold more than $13 trillion in American securities, a record set as the U.S. seeks to assert itself as the safest port in troubled global waters.
Financial Times | Apple will avoid a potential tax bill of up to $9bn by using the proceeds from its $17bn blockbuster bond issue to pay shareholders rather than bringing back cash from abroad.
Washington’s Blog | The Fed Engaging In Quantitative Easing Until Unemployment Falls Is Like a Medieval Doctor Bleeding a Patient with Leeches Until His Iron Deficiency Goes Away.
Economic Collapse | The mainstream media is not telling you this, but the truth is that most Americans are steadily getting poorer.
Paul Craig Roberts | Since the recession was officially declared to be over in June 2009, I have assured readers that there has been no recovery.
Toronto Star | The Royal Canadian Mint is pushing forward with its “MintChip” prototype, a digital cash replacement aimed at transactions under $10.
Zero Hedge | Premiums continue to rise on physical product across the world to reflect a significant increase in demand and very tight supplies.
Mac Slavo | Which asset is more secure than money in the bank?
Prison Planet.com | Special guest host American trend forecaster and publisher of the Trends Journal Gerald Celente.
New American | As the Senate moves toward likely passage of legislation to allow states to tax Internet sales, some unusual coalitions continue to push for and against the bill.
Singularity Hub | The S&P 500 is near record highs, having finally regained all it lost in the 2008 financial crisis.
Zero Hedge | A few hours ago, Greek lawmakers approved a reform law to unlock about €8.8 billion of rescue loans from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
CNBC | Peter Schiff on CNBC Asia.
The Rolling Stone | The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There’s no price the big banks can’t fix.
The Fiscal Times | Many projects are simply not sustainable, he said – and continuing to spend money on them results not just in a wasted fortune, but very real risks to nearly 70,000 American soldiers who are still there.