banking crisis Archive

  • The European banking crisis is brewing. In Italy last month alone, the Bank of Italy poured in €3.6 billion euros into Banca Marche, Banca Etruria (PEL.MI), CariChieti and a fourth CariFeto to prevent their collapse. The money was funded by using financing from healthy banks. This is precisely how the banking crisis began in Austria back in 1931. They took a healthy bank and forced it to absorb a failed one which was far worse than anyone realized taking down all the banks.

    Bank of Italy Bails-out 4 Banks

    The European banking crisis is brewing. In Italy last month alone, the Bank of Italy poured in €3.6 billion euros into Banca Marche, Banca Etruria (PEL.MI), CariChieti and a fourth CariFeto to prevent their collapse. The money was funded by using financing from healthy banks. This is precisely how the banking crisis began in Austria back in 1931. They took a healthy bank and forced it to absorb a failed one which was far worse than anyone realized taking down all the banks.

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  • PLAN B should be an amount of cash that is enough to live on for at least one month if not three months insofar as basic essentials, not mortgages, etc. Effectively this is food money and gas for the car. Gold coins will not help in this case, nor will silver coins, for we are not talking about trying to preserve wealth; this is the emergency stash for living purposes in case you need CASH, which is recognized by everyone.

    How Much Cash Should One Have Outside of the Banks?

    PLAN B should be an amount of cash that is enough to live on for at least one month if not three months insofar as basic essentials, not mortgages, etc. Effectively this is food money and gas for the car. Gold coins will not help in this case, nor will silver coins, for we are not talking about trying to preserve wealth; this is the emergency stash for living purposes in case you need CASH, which is recognized by everyone.

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  • The argument I have offered you is totally different. It says that we have NOT, will not, CANNOT and SHOULD NOT fix the present financial system back to its former state.
For the simple reason that the present catastrophic situation we find ourselves in, was not due to a break down in the system, but is an inevitable consequence of how that system works in the first place.

    The Undead Heart – Part 3

    The argument I have offered you is totally different. It says that we have NOT, will not, CANNOT and SHOULD NOT fix the present financial system back to its former state. For the simple reason that the present catastrophic situation we find ourselves in, was not due to a break down in the system, but is an inevitable consequence of how that system works in the first place.

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  • Whenever someone buys a security they do so because they want the promised return on their money. What they don’t want is the Risk that goes with it. Risk and return are the light and shade of finance. You can’t get one without the other. But the promise that you somehow can, is what the Shadow banking system is all about. They dazzle you with fantastic returns and promise that somehow the risk has stayed in the shadows.

    The Undead Heart – Part 2

    Whenever someone buys a security they do so because they want the promised return on their money. What they don’t want is the Risk that goes with it. Risk and return are the light and shade of finance. You can’t get one without the other. But the promise that you somehow can, is what the Shadow banking system is all about. They dazzle you with fantastic returns and promise that somehow the risk has stayed in the shadows.

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  •  Nations still printed and controlled their currency. But securitization gave banks the ability to print their own currency. And this new securitized currency, based on debt, was theirs to print, control, spend, and ultimately to debase. In short, it gave banks a power to rival nations. It is worth, therefore, understanding its outlines at least. Please don’t panic. Like most financial stuff its not nearly as difficult as the priesthood would have you believe.

    Securitization – the Undead heart of the Shadow banking machine – Part 1

    Nations still printed and controlled their currency. But securitization gave banks the ability to print their own currency. And this new securitized currency, based on debt, was theirs to print, control, spend, and ultimately to debase. In short, it gave banks a power to rival nations. It is worth, therefore, understanding its outlines at least. Please don’t panic. Like most financial stuff its not nearly as difficult as the priesthood would have you believe.

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  • It’s a prudent idea to heed this lesson from Italy, for as the banking malaise in southern Europe spreads, cash is likely going to be a premium asset in the rest of the world as well. And it certainly makes sense for individuals to have some holdings of cold, hard cash in addition to physical metal.

    Why You Always Want Physical Everything

    It’s a prudent idea to heed this lesson from Italy, for as the banking malaise in southern Europe spreads, cash is likely going to be a premium asset in the rest of the world as well. And it certainly makes sense for individuals to have some holdings of cold, hard cash in addition to physical metal.

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