Thursday, September 22, 2011

Keiser Report: Troika Tanks & Junta Bots

by on Sep 22, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert discuss Vince Cable's "economic equivalent of war." They also notice politicians talking tanks and scapegoats for Greece and Christine Lagarde, the "junta-bot", meeting with other unelected officials. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Reggie Middleton.

Fed to Shift to Longer-Term Treasury Holdings

SGT Report redux - America Falls

From: SGTbull07  | Sep 19, 2011

Michael Pento - US needs free markets

From: RTAmerica  | Sep 21, 2011 

According to the IMF there is little sunshine in the forecast when it comes to global growth in the year ahead. It also says if major changes are not made soon, the US and the Eurozone will plummet back into recession. There are tough times looming over the US and European economies, and Michael Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies explains what it means.

U.S. Military Predictive Software Says Greece Will Default

From MunKnee:

A predictive software program called Senturion, developed for the U.S. military and sporting a 85% accuracy rate, has concluded that Greece is going to default. 
So conveys Eric Lam in edited excerpts from an article* he wrote for the Financial Post which Lorimer Wilson, editor of (Your Key to Making Money!), has further edited ([  ]), abridged (…) and reformatted below  for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Please note that this paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. 

Lam goes on to say, in part:
It’s official: Greece is going to default, and there’s nothing anybody can do about it – that is if you believe the word of Senturion which analyzed the positions of leading EU officials, private financial institutions and Greek political factions in the week following a critical parliamentary vote at the end of June. That vote passed important austerity measures, but Senturion found that the Greek government “conclusively cannot deliver on all of the terms specified in the austerity package and most specifically privatization, setting the country on a course to possible sovereign default.”

The software, developed to help assess “life-and-death battlefield situations,” uses methodology based on Nobel Prize-winning bargaining theory and has completed more than 460 projects with 85% accuracy since its first contract with the U.S. Department of Defense in 2005…

Bernanke left Twisting

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

US stocks slumped, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its biggest drop in a month, as the Federal Reserve announced plans to buy $US400 billion of long- term debt and cited risks to the economic outlook.

Fed policy makers will replace some bonds in their portfolio with longer-term Treasuries in an effort to further reduce borrowing costs and keep the economy from relapsing into a recession, confirming market speculation that the central bank was planning an ‘‘Operation Twist’’ similar to one of the central bank’s program in the 1960s.

‘‘There are significant downside risks to the economic outlook, including strains in global financial markets,’’ the Fed statement said.

From: AssociatedPress  | Sep 21, 2011