Topic: Monetary reset

In a Nutshell

The financialization of our modern day credit driven economy and the unprecedented explosion of debt in the past four decades have slowly but surely driven our monetary system to a dead end. Unless preempted by a major war, the impact to our society when the monetary reset unfolds will not be smooth.

We go into mid-level details on topics contributing to the monetary reset, many of which are not covered, intentionally or otherwise, by mainstream media in the hope that you won’t get broadsided by this financial pickup truck when it hits and complain “Nobody saw this coming”.


The Dallas Pension Fiasco Is Just the Beginning

The recent blow-up of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, an event which is mathematically predictable and preordained, is just an opening act of what is to come for dozens of US local and state government pension plans in this coming decade.

February 1, 2017

Monte dei Paschi: Bail-out Or Bail-in?

In the latest episode of the slowly unfolding European banking crisis, Italy is set to bailout with public money Monte dei Paschi, the country’s third largest bank, after the latest attempt to lure private investors to save the bank has failed. A €20 b …

December 21, 2016

End of Growth Rattles Our Economic Constructs

Conventional economists and monetary practitioners take it as gospel that economic growth is both a necessity for our well being and something which can be projected indefinitely into the future. The end of growth as we are now witnessing, then, would fundamentally alter the constructs upon which our economy is based, with far reaching impacts.

November 27, 2016

Europe’s “Massively Over-Subscribed” Long-Dated Bond Bloodbath

The acute pain from the sharp rise in interest rates on the heels of the US presidential election upset is broadly felt across the fixed income markets this past two weeks.

November 20, 2016

Global Financial Crisis Act II – Deutsche Bank Part 2

Part 2 of the series describes the sequence of a typical bank failure and explores the list of options available to Deutsche Bank and the likely outcomes.

October 3, 2016

Global Financial Crisis Act II – Deutsche Bank

The commercial break at the close of the opening act of the global financial crisis in 2008 is finished. Here comes Act 2 with the globe’s most risky bank as featured guest.

October 2, 2016

European Banking Crisis Season 2 Is At Hand

With Brexit serving as the catalyst, Season 2 of the European banking crisis may be about to unfold.

July 7, 2016

Italy Granted “Extraordinary ” €150BN Bank Bailout Program To Prevent “Panic, Run On Deposits”

Under the cover of market turbulance as a result of Brexit, Italy/EU injected €40 into its banking secor and also tossed in a €150 billion (US $166 billion) of guarantees in their latest effort in preventing a bank run on Italian banks.

July 3, 2016

European Banks Get Crushed, Worst 2-Day Plunge Ever, Italian Banks to Get Taxpayer Bailout, Contagion Hits US Banks

Two days of breathtaking losses for the European banking shares after Brexit clearly shows the fragility of the banking sector there. Brexit is just one of the many possible triggers causing another banking crisis to flare-up.

June 27, 2016

Canadian Bank Derivatives Exposures – 2016 Q1 update

In light of the recent bank bail-in legislation introduced by the Canadian government, here’s an update on how much the big 5 Canadian banks are exposed to derivatives, those toxic financial instruments of mass destruction which blew up the financial world in 2008 had it been not for the governments using massive public money to bail out the private banks.

June 11, 2016