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33 minutes ago (via zerohedge.com)
Remember the vicious cycle that threatened the entire European banking sector in 2012?It went something like this: over indebted sovereigns depended on domestic banks to buy their debt, but when yields on that debt spiked, the banks took a hit, inhibiting their ability to fund the sovereign, whose yields would then rise some more, further curtailing banks’ ability to help out, and so on and so f

33 minutes ago (via zerohedge.com)
As we have reported previously on various occasions things are bad for European banks: from DB's record wide 5Y Sub CDS, to Credit Suisse record low stock price, to everyone else inbetween. But did you know that for most European banks, 2016 is shaping up far worse than the dreaded 2008? As the following chart from Reuters shows, the year-to-date stock price performance for most European banks is

33 minutes ago (via zerohedge.com)
Having been at the forefront of the recent collapse in core European bank stock prices, Deutsche Bank has - as we first reported last weekend - been 'crying uncle' but not in a way most would expect: instead of begging for more central bank easing, DB told the ECB (and BOJ) to stop easing as negative rates and more excess liquidity, are crushing it. This is why central banks are trapped, because t

33 minutes ago (via zerohedge.com)
Yellen's dilemma: A downturn with no easy response (Reuters)Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama as they vie for minority votes (Reuters)Risk Grows of Markets Sparking Recession (WSJ)Global Stock Rout Eases Amid Oil Advance as German Bonds Decline (BBG)U.S. Benchmark Yield Will Be at Record Low in March at This Rate (BBG)Oil Prices Rally on Hopes of Production Cuts (WSJ)More Cuts Loom as Oil Nears $2

33 minutes ago (via zerohedge.com)
It was just over a year ago that Greece elected Alexis Tsipras and Syriza amid a flurry of anti-austerity sentiment. Things didn’t exactly go as planned. The new PM and his “radical” finance minister Yanis Varoufakis thought they could shake things up in Brussels and wrench Greece from the clutches of Berlin-style fiscal rectitude. As it turns out, Wolfgang Schaeuble is not a man who is easi

33 minutes ago (via zerohedge.com)
There was some hope in early Japanese trading that after a seemingly endless rout in the USDJPY, which has seen the Yen surge the most in the past two weeks since the 1998 Asian crisis, the BOJ would intervene, if not via policy where it has botched things up beyond repair then directly by selling Yen on the tape: the reason for this is not only yesterday's direct intervention that sent the USDJPY

9 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
By Monique Muise, as published on Global NewsCanada sells nearly half of all its gold reservesThe government of Canada sold off nearly half its gold reserves in recent weeks, continuing a pattern of moving away from the precious metal as a government asset.According to the International Monetary Fund’s International Financial Statistics, Canada held three tonnes of gold reserves as of late 2015.

9 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
...and credit is always right in the end!1,100 is the target... High Yield bond yields and Leveraged Loan prices are at their worst since 2009 as it seems the hosepipe of QE3 liquidity (its the flow not the stock, stupid) is slowly unwound from a buybacks-are-over equity market.

9 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,Many of us saw it coming a long time ago — increasing confrontation between liberty proponents and the corrupt federal establishment leading to increasing calls by political elites and bureaucrats to apply to American citizens the terrorism countermeasures designed for foreign combatants. It was only a matter of time and timing.My stance has alwa

9 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
First, it was The BoJ's utter collapse from omnipotence to impotence. Then came the collapse of The Fed's credibility in the short-term.... and the longer-term. And now it is the turn of Mario Draghi's ECB to face total failure, as the European banking system - the prime beneficiary of "whatever it takes" - has crashed back to pre-Draghi levels.  As former Morgan St




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