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Fri Nov 21

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:20 PM

Re: Dutch Central Bank repatriates Gold

Logistical reasons

Translation:

The Fed said 'no'

Thu Nov 20

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:03 PM

Re: HFT speed bump approved

The $145.72 you see becomes illusionary once you need offers from multiple exchanges to actually get your trade filled - and HFT are involved. You press the buy button and you get perhaps 100 shares at that price and magically the remaining offers at [more]

Mon Nov 17

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:41 AM

Re: If Ambrose is right, this is not good.

Debt cancellation is like "recharging the batteries" of the economy.

Why else do you think companies like Delta Airlines have been able to recover, thrive and actually help support the world's economy?



Errm, [more]

Fri Nov 14

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:25 PM

Re: Home ATM resurgent

My question is, who would be stupid enough to invest in an MBS these days?


The Fed has - to the tune of $1.7t. Now they say they are stopping so other stupid 'hungry for yield' money will have to step in. Your pension [more]

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 PM

CEO held accountable

... facing jail time. You read that right.

Oh, in Germany:


A German court on Friday sentenced Thomas Middelhoff, the former chief executive of the media company Bertelsmann and one of Germany’s best-known business managers, [more]

Sun Nov 9

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:51 PM

OT Grimsel smashes electric car acceleration rec

It may look rather more like a toy car than a hi-tech racing machine, but this mini-racer has become the world's fastest electric car.

Called the Grimsel, and developed by Swiss researchers, it broke the previous world record for
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Fri Nov 7

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:13 PM

Re: Banker's Logic: England did it first

Amazingly (at least to me), Mr. Kuroda is not at all concerned about soaking up 100% of the new government bond issuance

What a cheek, team Bernanke/ Yellen better step up efforts to stay in the lead:

The Fed bought a net [more]

Tue Nov 4

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:27 PM

Nikkei downtrend broken?

Amazing what a little stimulus can do:


http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=%5EN225+Basic+Chart&t...
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Mon Nov 3

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:16 PM

Re: Richard Fisher's Speech Today

Alternative 4 - those idiot risk-on junk bond holders will be on their own... one fine day at least.

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:01 PM

Re: Estate tax exemption 2015

Fortunately (for the wealthy), the populist and popular politicians have been kept on their leashes so far.


Fortune [clue puckered lips combined with attempted French pronouncation of the 'u'] experienced may have less to do [more]

Sun Nov 2

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:43 AM

Negative interest rates spreading

... to the retail market? A start is made:



Berlin (dpa) - A German retail bank announced Wednesday negative interest rates for big deposits, meaning it will charge 0.25 per cent to keep the customer‘s money if an account goes
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Sat Nov 1

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:04 PM

Re: Estate tax exemption 2015

You guys are really dumb to think that the 'rich' actually pay estate taxes on their billions.

To paraphrase you, the real rich find loopholes anyway so let's not bother with estate taxes, right?

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:57 AM

Re: Estate tax exemption 2015

The catch with your $30 million company is that if the existing management is quite comfortable with that size and doesn't see a need for the company to grow, some other outfit might think that they can easily grow the company to $100 million - so [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:08 AM

Re: Estate tax exemption 2015

Who do estate taxes hurt? Families with MEDIUM fortunes. Families who have built successful businesses with maybe a couple dozen stores (or equivalent) but have not structured their entire business empires and the ownership thereof around the [more]

Fri Oct 31

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:45 PM

Re: Estate tax exemption 2015

I still can't understand why you are potentially taxing me on something that I've already been taxed on when I earned it and again when I invested it?


1. multiple taxation is everywhere
2. you don't pay estate tax on your [more]

Wed Oct 29

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:44 PM

Re: OT US is #2, needs to try harder

actually about 40% will vote. The other 60% will be too busy watching celebrity gossip shows on the tube.


OTOH this may represent a positive selection.

Mon Oct 27

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:53 PM

Re: Free Service

No it doesn't but the doom and gloom article on Europe is accessible:



The best legal option is to couple a dramatic increase in infrastructure spending with bond-buying by the ECB. Thus the European Investment Bank could launch
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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:15 PM

Re: Blowing Smoke...

Nonetheless, US banksters since 2008 sort of acknowledge that they are fallible and that their positions are biased toward whatever agenda their institution represents.

The European banksters, on the other hand, have a smug sort of
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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:11 PM

Re: Perils of anonymous transactions

Seems like any currency that allows anonymous transactions is fatally flawed because there is no way to avoid these kind of scams without knowing the identity of the person you are transferring your funds to.

Hmmm, fatally is a big [more]

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