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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Japan to join China in weaning Asian economies off the dollar by facilitating direct yen currency swaps

Despite the fact that Japan is lacking a equivalent payments system to SWIFT like China now has, they will soon be joining the world's second largest economy in helping to wean the rest of Asia off the dollar by facilitating direct bi-lateral currency swaps.

Focusing primarily on the ASEAN economies, and jumping in as a competitor to the Yuan's growing dominance in the region, Japan is preparing to introduce a new program that will seek to establish currency swap agreements with most Asian countries that will include allowing them to use the Yen as a currency reserve, and even as a medium of exchange to buy or sell dollars.

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Japan seeks to establish bilateral currency swap frameworks with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a hedge against tight fund supplies in a financial crisis and also as a counter to the growing influence of the yuan. 
The Finance Ministry will propose the initiative soon. Japan's finance minister and central bank chief will meet with their ASEAN counterparts for the first time in four years, to coincide with the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting starting May 4 in Yokohama. 
Tokyo hopes the initiative will make Asian countries' financial systems and currencies more stable. Its first negotiations will involve Indonesia. 
The swap arrangements would let Japan supply foreign banks and other institutions with yen funds chiefly via the respective country's central bank. Financial institutions could unwind yen holdings under that framework, which may improve liquidity and stem the ripple effect during a financial crisis. 
ASEAN countries could even procure the dollar with the yen, then employ the greenback in propping up their own currencies. 
Japan's move comes as ASEAN members look to wean themselves off the dollar, a trend that could support wider adoption of the yen. In 2015, Vietnam set a zero interest rate on dollar deposits in a bid to encourage the use of other currencies. Indonesia mandates that settlements made inside its borders be in the rupiah. 
Japan also is taking aim at China, which is busy trying to internationalize the yuan. The International Monetary Fund says the yen accounts for 4.21% of foreign currency reserves held by countries, beating the yuan's 1.07%. However, Beijing has entered into bilateral currency swap agreements with Malaysia, Thailand and other Asian countries. Singapore and the Philippines decided to add the yuan to their foreign currency reserves last year. - Nikkei Asia

Monday, May 1, 2017

Silver, not gold, was the basis for monetary systems across the world including the U.S. and China

Despite the fact that the United States was primarily on a gold backed monetary system until 1973, and where it was also the foundation for a global monetary system through the Bretton Woods accords of 1946, an interesting piece of history shows that not only was the dollar originally created using the auspices of silver, but so was the Yuan, the Yen, British Pound, and most currencies used in Latin America.

When the Spanish owned claim to the entire new world thanks to Christopher Columbus and an agreement signed by the Pope, the output of silver generated from North, Central, and South America was so great that it usurped gold's longstanding position as the basis for money, and spread across the globe to become the foundation for many of Europe and Asia's currencies.

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Hong Kong was a British colony from its founding in 1841 until its handover to China in 1997. But the Hong Kong dollar isn't derived from the British pound. It doesn't even come from the U.S. dollar. In fact, the Hong Kong dollar and the U.S. dollar are both derived from the same source: the Mexican or “Spanish” dollar. So were the yuan, the yen and most of the currencies of Latin America. 
The Mexican or “Spanish” dollar was in wide use from the 1500s until the middle of the nineteenth century. If not the first global currency, the Mexican dollar was at least the first Pacific currency. Divided into pieces of eight, it is the currency of pirate legends and songs. It was minted in Mexico starting in 1536 from silver mined in Central Europe, in northwestern Mexico, but most of all in the “silver mountain” of Potosí in today's Bolivia. 
For four hundreds of years the Mexican dollar was, if not quite “the world’s first global currency,” then at least the key lubricant that greased the wheels of the world's trade. Most world histories are written from an Anglo-American perspective, as if the Americas suddenly sprang onto the stage in 1776 and China in the 1840s. In reality, as Gordon and Morales write, Latin America and East Asia were already important parts of the global economy in the 1600s. 
Even if there is some truth to the claim that Britannia ruled the waves, the Mexican dollar ruled the ports—on both sides of the Pacific. The British couldn't even get their own colonists to use the pound. Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Canada (to say nothing of the United States and Latin America) all used the Mexican dollar. And after the Mexican dollar finally slipped from the scene in the nineteenth century, it was the U.S. dollar that replaced it, not the pound. 
But the key to it all, then and now, was China. For the hundred years from 1540-1640 China was the vast sink into which the world's silver drained. The newly globalizing world—Europeans, but also Ottomans, Indians and especially Americans—all wanted what China had to offer, porcelains and silks most of all. But Chinese merchants wanted only one thing from the rest of the world: money. And in sixteenth century China, money meant silver. - National Interest
So the next time an analyst suggests that the world's currencies need to return to a gold standard for monetary stability, remember that the greatest economic growth in history took place when much of the globe was using silver rather than gold as it primary form of money.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Fed jawboning kills gold and silver rally one day after each crossed their 200 day moving average

Following last night's U.S. missile attack in Syria as a punitive response for the perceived use of sarin gas against civilians, gold and silver both rose more than 1% to end overnight trading above their 200 day moving averages, and above hard resistance levels that had taken five months to recover to.

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Yet while these levels stayed above their 200 day moving averages for a few hours after U.S. markets opened, a sudden and mysterious move in the dollar and yen following some minor comments from NY Fed President Bill Dudley were enough to crush all the gains gold and silver had from last night, and end the week well below the resistance levels that could have opened up the next leg for gold and silver prices.


It was not clear what was the catalyst for the sharp move, however shortly before the move Bill Dudley spoke, discussing the future of the Fed's balance sheet: 
  • FED'S DUDLEY: RATES WILL BE PRIMARY POLICY TOOL, NOT 'GRADUAL' BALANCE SHEET REDUCTION
  • FED'S DUDLEY: PORTFOLIO RUN OFF WILL NOT BE 'ACTIVE' TOOL OF MONETARY POLICY
  • FED'S DUDLEY: ONE REASON TO SHED BONDS IS TO LEAVE OPEN OPTION TO EXPAND BALANCE SHEET IN FUTURE
  • FED'S DUDLEY: LIKELY WON'T RETURN TO PRE-CRISIS SIZE BOND PORTFOLIO
  • FED'S DUDLEY: PREFERS RETAINING CURRENT 'FLOOR' POLICY MECHANISM IN FUTURE, WITH PERHAPS $500 BLN - $1 TRLN IN EXCESS RESERVES
  • FED'S DUDLEY: REPEATS EXPECTS TO BEGIN SHEDDING BONDS LATER THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR
in which he pointed out that balance sheet normalization would likely lead to only a "little pause" in rate hikes to avoid concurrent policy moves. 
FED'S DUDLEY: SHEDDING BONDS MAY LEAD ONLY TO 'LITTLE PAUSE' IN RATE HIKES; PERHAPS AVOID SIMULTANEOUS POLICY MOVES - Zerohedge

Friday, March 17, 2017

Russia and Japan show that the future of bilateral trade may involve ditching sovereign currencies in favor of digital ones

With banks working feverishly to creating blockchain based currencies for use in interbank settlements, a new idea on March 17 may spell an even greater future for sovereign use of digital money.

This is because both Russia and Japan may soon be planning to experiment with the creation of a digital currency in their joint bi-lateral economic agreements over the contested Kuril Islands.

Russia, or rather the former Soviet Union, had co-opted the islands from Japan at the tail end of World War II.  And ever since that time Japan's desire for their repatriation had been a major stumbling block in relations between the two countries.

But late last year Russia offered to allow Japan the opportunity to play a significant role in the economic expansion of the Kuril Islands, similar in ways to how Turkey and Greece politically deal with the ownership of Cyprus.  And at the center of this agreement is the foundation to make the islands into a jointly run economic enterprise.

Yet one of the biggest road blocks in this agreement was in determining which currency would dominate the economy... ie... the ruble or the yen.  And it is here that Japan is now suggesting the creation of an entirely new digital currency that would be unique to the islands and the trade agreement, and through which it could be easily transferable into whichever currency customers and retailers desired.

Japanese Prime Minister's Shinzo Abe  and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Image Courtesy of Sputnik/ Alexei Druzhinin
Tokyo has prepared a range of offers to Moscow for joint economic projects on Russia's Kuril Islands, according to Japan's national broadcaster NHK. 
The package of proposals, including tourism and fisheries, as well as a common electronic currency, will be presented during the Russia-Japan consultations on March 18 in Tokyo. 
According to NHK, the new regional currency could be used instead of the Russian ruble and the Japanese yen and is expected to contribute to the development of the southern Kurils and the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. 
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Moscow is ready to review Tokyo’s proposals, adding that all the projects must comply with Russian law. 
"Of course, we believe such projects can only be implemented if they are not inconsistent with Russian law. We are ready to assess Japan’s proposals," she said. 
Agreement on joint Russian-Japanese economic activities in the South Kuril Islands was reached in December during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Tokyo. In February, Japan established a special Council to consider cooperative projects in fisheries, seafood, tourism, environmental protection, and health in the economic zone. - Russia Today

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bitcoin goes mainstream as Japan legalizes the crypto-currency and designates it as legal tender

As major world currencies such as the Yen, Yuan, and Euro struggle to remain viable in an eroding global monetary system, some governments are slowly coming to accept the advent of alternative mediums of exchange that their citizens can use to protect their purchasing power.

Since 2009, dozens of central banks have embarked on a currency war following the 2008 global financial crisis in order to protect their economies and especially their exports.  And ironically it was this same year that Bitcoin came onto the scene as the world's first crypto-currency.

And over the past eight years governments have struggled with how to deal with a form of currency that they could not control, tax, or regulate, and Bitcoin inevitably followed the path laid out by Mahatma Gandhi when he used a non-violent method of rebellion to eventually secure India's freedom from Britain.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
And on Feb. 9 we may have just seen the first real victory for Bitcoin acceptance in the mainstream as the Japanese government has officially decreed Bitcoin to now be considered as legal tender, and welcomed it for use by individuals and businesses.
Embracing cryptocurrency, Japan has a new law that will make bitcoins usable as legal tender. Companies hoping to deal in the new currency, however, must submit to a long list of regulations to ensure that the ‘coins’ are not being used for criminal activity. 
Among the regulations, a company is required to have at least $100,000 in reserve currency, report their activities to the government regularly, and undergo routine external audits by the Japanese National Tax Agency. 
Japanese companies wishing to use bitcoins will be expected to pay the equivalent of some $300,000 to adopt bitcoin, and there is no guarantee that they will receive a license, even if they abide by government edicts. The steep price tag will likely discourage smaller Japanese companies from adopting the cryptocurrency. 
The measures have been put in place, according to reports, to protect the rights of consumers, as bitcoins have been involved in several notorious scams. The most famous of these was the Mt. Gox scandal, in which a bitcoin exchange company was found to be artificially inflating their holdings. At its 2013 peak, Mt. Gox handled about 70 percent of bitcoin transactions in Japan, but the scandal shuttered them. - Sputnik News
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There are of course many upsides and downsides to this new initiative by Japan embracing Bitcoin.  First, centralized regulation by a government is the antithesis of what the original creators of Bitcoin desired when they created the crypto-currency almost a decade ago, and it threatens to impart a growing loss of confidence in the digital currency as people begin to see Bitcoin simply as another fiat medium of exchange subject to the whims of government.  However, acceptance by that same government could be the catalyst necessary for reaching a point of critical mass, where retailers will rush into accepting the currency as it explodes in recognition locally, and elsewhere around the world.

Additionally, and like what we have seen recently over in China, the legalizing of Bitcoin as a viable form of currency could see a massive rush by the Japanese people into exchanging their Yen or Dollars for Bitcoin, causing the price to skyrocket even higher than it is today, while also removing supply out from the general marketplace.  Because according to the original programmers, only 21 million Bitcoin will ever be created (mined), and the Japanese population could easily co-opt the entire supply if just 20% purchased just one Bitcoin apiece.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Astounding correlation between gold and yen may show reasons for manipulation as being tied to carry trade

It is now a given fact that the United States government, as well as the central banks, manipulate gold pricing going back at least as far as when President Richard Nixon removed the dollar from the gold window.  But what many may not realize is that the reasons for rigging the gold markets have changed periodically over the past 45 years.

In recent times, and in particular since the 1990's, Wall Street has used the Japanese Yen as a tool for creating vast profits through a mechanism known as the Yen carry trade.  This trade is done by using dollars to purchase the much weaker Japanese currency, then using that money to buy Treasury Bonds at a larger discount.

Japan of course has been most helpful in facilitating this trade by the fact that they have kept their interest rates down near zero for almost 25 years at the same time the dollar has remained strong minus the period following the 2008 financial crisis.  But missing from this well known financial mechanism is how gold fits into it, and how the price of the precious metal needs to be rigged to ensure the carry trade continues at full capacity.


As you can see in this chart going back to 2012 when the Fed began to implement Zirp and QE, the price of gold has run nearly perfect with the actions of the USD/JPY currency trade.  And this barometer is almost flawless to utilize for gold traders as when the Yen strengthens against the dollar, gold prices rise, and when it weakens, gold prices fall.


Not known to many traders, gold is positively correlated to yen. Let’s take a look at the first chart where we compare yen futures to gold futures on a monthly time frame. You can see how gold’s peaks and troughs correspond to that of the yen’s peaks and troughs. 
Why is gold correlated to yen? 
In reality, there is no proper explanation to this. Although the fact that gold and yen both share the status as a safe haven does in a way validates this correlation. But it is merely scratching the surface. Correlations in the markets come and go. A more recent example that traders can recollect was the short term correlation between oil prices and stocks in the first half of the year, which soon faded. This brings an important point to mention, which is that with any correlation you cannot take it for granted. Therefore traders need to constantly, and at regular intervals check on the correlation between gold and yen. For example, Gold and USDJPY have a -94% correlation on a weekly basis. However, this fluctuates and therefore traders should always keep an eye out on any significant changes. - Orbex
Yet contrary to the assessment of 'no proper explanation', the reality is that the correlation between gold pricing and the USD/JPY is intrinsically tied to the Yen carry trade.  And when we are taking about a financial mechanism that encompasses trillions of dollars in derivatives and other Wall Street financial instruments, protecting this trade at all costs is a perfect reason as to why the banks would purposely manipulate and rig the gold markets.
What is the carry trade? It’s the borrowing of a currency in a low interest rate country, converting it to a currency in a higher interest rate country and investing it in the highest rated bonds of that country. The big trading outfits do this with leverage of 100 or 300 to one. This causes important moves in the financial markets, made possible by the trillions of dollars of central bank money creation. - Forbes

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Japan jumps on the crypto-currency bandwagon as their largest bank tests digital money

Statistician and financial analyst Dr. Jim Willie has been saying for years that the future of sovereign currencies would be one where there are two separate forms of money… an international trade currency which is backed by gold, and a domestic currency that is both devalued and dedicated for internal use.
The methodology on how this would take place is as yet to be determined, but on June 15 the largest bank in Japan may be writing the blueprint of such a two-tier currency system as they are now experimenting with a crypto-currency they hope would compare one to one with the Yen.
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gold prices are up over 20 percent against nearly all major currencies since beginning of the year

Yesterday I wrote about how gold had moved into a Bull Market since its lows back in December of 2015.  The definition of a bull market is when an asset increases by at least 20% from its low.

But a new report out by Mark O'Byrne at Goldcore is showing that gold has not only moved up by more than 20% in the U.S., it has also become a bull market against nearly every major currency including the Euro, the British Pound, and the Yen.

So to put it in perspective, the entire world is now rushing into gold... as an investment, as a safe haven, and because it is the best performing asset in 2016.

Gold has surged another 4% this week to bring year to date gains to 20% in dollar terms, 19% in euro terms and 24% in sterling terms. We were interviewed by PickingAlpha.com yesterday afternoon and looked at what is currently driving gold prices higher in all currencies. 
The sudden rise of gold prices and whether it is sustainable was considered. As was the British economy in the run up to Brexit referendum and the vulnerability of sterling due to the second largest current account deficit in the UK's post war history and London's property bubble. 
The impact of the Chinese slowdown and the 1% rise of the Indian Duty tax, followed by country’s numerous jewelers’s strike and the outlook for Chinese and Indian demand were also looked at. 
Gold is the strongest currency in the world so far this year. Gold prices began the year at $1,062.25/oz, €974.32 and £716.36 per ounce.  Prices have surged in all currencies internationally and today's AM fix was $1,271.50, €1,158.67  and £898.93 per ounce. Or to put it more correctly, fiat currencies are being devalued and again losing value versus gold ...  as they do over the long term. - Zerohedge

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Got Karatbars? Gold is a protection against currencies, and why China may be the one to open the floodgates

For more than five years, the global financial system has been weighed under by a currency war that shows no sign of stopping.  It is one of the primary reasons why central banks have resorted to zero or negative interest rates, and why countries like Japan have initiated a policy of endless QE.

But as we know in the gold markets since 2011, something or someone has been carefully creating a disconnect between the monetary metal and its checks against fiat currencies like the dollar.  And it is one of the primary reasons why gold prices have not only declined 40% from their all-time highs in 2011, but have also lost its luster to most investors who only see gold as a commodity to be bought and sold like a security or stock.


Yet over in China and Japan, gold is not manipulated by their government or their central banks, and is reflected fairly correctly in price in relation to the Yen and the Yuan.  And as China mulls the proposition of devaluing their currency another 10-15% in the coming months, gold, more than stocks or bonds, is proving to be the best investment for citizens within the 2nd largest economy in the world.


Finally, the real purpose of the PBOC's exercise in FX management today was, just like in August, to fire a warning shot at the Fed's rate-hiking plans. Only this time the warning shot is far, far louder. 
In September the Fed postponed its rate hike as a result of China's devaluation. Will it do the same again next week? Because if China is about to unleash a 15% deval of the CNY against the entire world, expect a flood of Chinese FX reserves as the PBOC tries to control the glidepath of its currency, and avoid an all out collapse driven by soaring capital outflows. 
In other words, we are now right back where we were in mid-August, just before the bottom fell out of the market.
"The biggest risk in China is not really the economy," said Qian Wang, senior Asia economist for Vanguard Investments Hong Kong. "The real risk is, number one; the policy uncertainty, and number two; the currency. China is walking on eggshells."Chinese citizens, meanwhile, are anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s market open while mentally repeating the same three lines:
  •  Sure am glad I bought that gold last year. 
  • Wish I’d bought more gold last year. 
  • Wonder what I’ll have to pay for gold next week… - Zerohedge





So with China signalling a new devaluation, and the U.S. Federal Reserve speaking on Friday of not only retracting the interest rate hike they did in December, but perhaps even taking rates down into negative territory, how can you protect yourself from this paradigm of currency devaluation that will not end until many if not all of these currencies end in collapse?

With the very thing that as we see above increases in value as paper money declines.  Gold.

And the best way to buy it and protect your wealth in any currency this is with a company called Karatbars



Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, Karatbars is working on a new e-wallet system that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

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The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

China stock markets halt completely after Yuan devaluation

It appears that the new Chinese circuit breakers came at just the right time as the Shanghai equity markets triggered a halt on Jan. 7, leading the Far Eastern power to close down the markets altogether after just 30 minutes of trading.  This is the second circuit breaker halt in three days for China, which implemented the market protection at the start of the new year.
What appears to have been the catalyst for this market collapse was a devaluation of the Yuan, which was dropped by the PBOC the most since last August.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

In just a few short months, China’s internationalization of the Yuan growing in massive leaps

Despite the fact that the IMF chose in August to delay for a year the inclusion of the Yuan as part of their Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies, their extension may be closing sooner than many thought.  This is because in just a few short months, internationalization of the Yuan has accelerated to a total of 9.9 trillion in loans, which is just the spark needed by the world’s largest productive economy to gear towards a critical mass in Yuan usage, and making its inclusion into the SDR a sure thing.
In fact, the IMF is planning to once again take a look at bringing in the Chinese Yuan to the SDR as early as November when they analyze the amount and rate of Chinese monetary reforms and actions that have driven it to become the 4th most used currency in the world.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

U.S. sanctions on Russia backfiring as Japan looks to increase Rouble-Yen swaps

Ever since the end of World War II, Japan has been little more than a vassal state for Washington, and all one has to do is look at a recent financial scheme in which the Far Eastern economy sold out its own people to the U.S. by allowing all their pension funds to be replaced with dollar based Treasuries.
Yet even as Koruda and Abe raise their hands in salute to their Western masters in most things financial, one policy that the U.S. has imposed upon the world is forcing Japan to re-evaluate their own programs and it may be beginning with their trade agreements they have with Russia.
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is turning to currency swaps as using the US dollar in transactions is difficult because of the Western anti-Russia sanctions, the bank’s senior managing director said answering a question from Sputnik. 
“We’re now studying that [the effects of ruble devaluation]. We need some of the swap arrangements with the local banks. We are elaborating opportunities with Russian banks such as Gazprombank, VTB, VEB… Because of the US sanctions, we cannot use the US dollar anymore, we have to switch to other currencies,” Tadashi Maeda said on Thursday, speaking after a conference at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in the Russian city of Vladivostok. - Sputnik News

Monday, November 24, 2014

Both Japan and the U.S. can thank Paul Krugman now for their road to collapse

Economist Paul Krugman is a well known follower of Keynesian economics, and the belief that governments should constantly stimulate the economy and free markets with debt based printed money.  His work in the field of study has won him a Nobel Prize, but since anyone from terrorists to community organizers regularly win this award simply for breathing, that in itself is no longer a worthy accomplishment or title to hold.

But unfortunately for Japan, and soon to be for the rest of the world, Krugman’s chaotic beliefs are no longer limited to the U.S. mainland as it has recently been discovered that he took his horrific doctrines on the road and are the primary catalyst behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to monetize the entire government budget, and collapse the Yen onto the ultimate path of hyper-inflation.


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Is the U.S. ordering Japan’s currency to collapse to protect the dollar?

It is very interesting to note that as the Federal Reserve began tapering down its latest program of Quantitative Easing (QE), the dollar strengthened to levels not seen in a few years with both Europe and Japan collapsing into a deflationary spiral.  But in the absolute need by the Fed to keep the dollar and stock markets propped up, is the U.S. using their vassal state of Japan as the sacrifice to fill the gap that formalized QE was performing?

In an essay written on Nov. 14 by former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, the esteemed economist makes the case that Japan has and remains the proxy for U.S. financial dominance, and that the recent moves by Prime Minister Abe to fully monetize the Japanese budget could be part of an ordered plan to devalue the Yen to ensure that the dollar remains dominant in a world of increasing deflation and oncoming recession.


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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Margin Call: This is what the beginning of a fire sale looks like

When Asian markets opened on June 13, few had the expectation of anything more than a routine day of trading.  However, with a new report on China's slowing economy, and the Nikkei finally capitulating to the sellers, all hell broke loose and every exchange from Tokyo to London threw fundamentals to the wind and commenced an all out sell-off.




Charts courtesy of Zerohedge


A Fire Sale
Margin Call — MOVIECLIPS.com

To add insult to injury, the dollar is under immense pressure, with the Japanese Yen falling 172 bp to 94.15.  Prime Minister Abe's vision of battling deflation has become a nightmare of Keynesian proportions.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sovereign debt can now be measured in the quadrillions

The small but industrious nation of Japan has just finished adding a few more zeros to their computer models as sovereign debt for the Asian powerhouse has just crossed a new Rubicon.

$1 quadrillion yen.

Yesterday the Japanese Finance Ministry made a whopper of an announcement: in the year ending March 2013, total Japanese debt will surpass one quadrillion yen, or ¥1,086,000,000,000,000. This is roughly in line with the Zero Hedge expectations that by this March total Japanese debt would surpass one quadrillion yen. In USD terms, at today's exchange rate, this is precisely $14 trillion. - Zerohedge

In simple terms, this is the inevitable state of a nation who prints, and relies upon a fiat currency.  Once started down the path of money printing to create growth and productivity, there is no turning back until its entire devaluation leads to a collapse.