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Deutsche Bank Formally Classified as a Problem Bank

By admin / June 1, 2018

  Deutsche Bank has now been classified as a problem bank by FDIC and has been included in a list of banks to be watched. This is the biggest bank in Europe. It cannot be merged within Germany with Commerce Bank for there is just not enough equity to overcome the derivative losses. The only other […]

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What If We Just Wiped Out All Debt?

By admin / May 15, 2018

QUESTION: Hello Marty I am hoping you will print this in your blog. Everyone knows that Govt’s/Banks print money out of thin air and then “owe interest” to this invented money. To avoid an interest payment death spiral why can’t all the Govt’s in the world just tell the banks to pound sand? Why can’t […]

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Bondholder Suing Spain for the Bail-In of Banco Popular

By admin / May 12, 2018

  It was only a question of when, but now those investors who lost 100% of their money in Banco Popular in Spain are filing a lawsuit demanding answers in a court filing in New York seeking information from the purchaser of the stricken bank – Banco Santander who paid just €1 to take over troubled […]

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Europe v America

By admin / April 23, 2018

QUESTION: Why is Europe still in an economic crisis among its banks while the US banks are obviously beyond the crisis days of 2008-2009? Thank you for your insight. HT ANSWER: The bad loans in the states were really dumped into Freddie Mac, is a public government-sponsored enterprise created in 1970 to expand the secondary […]

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IMF Proposed to Create Disaster Fund for Eurozone not USA

By admin / March 29, 2018

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Do you advise the IMF or are they just taking your warnings and mimicking them? They are now telling everyone in Europe, not the United States, to create a crisis fund. Every Euro country should deposit 0.35% of its GDP there every year into this disaster fund. I find it curious that you are […]

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Eurozone Banking Crisis – ECB Delays Rules for Bad Loans until 2021

By admin / March 19, 2018

The European Central Bank (ECB) has postponed its new guidelines for banks because if it did not, the Italian banking system would simply collapse. The ECB has given Eurozone area banks more time to adapt to new guidelines on how to deal with bad loans. The deadline has been postponed from 2018 off into 2021. The […]

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Will US Companies Repatriating Cash Home Create Banking Crisis Outside USA?

By admin / March 13, 2018

  QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Do you believe that if American companies do repatriate dollars to get the low tax rate in the USA, will this impact foreign banks as capital withdraws? I figured you are the best qualified to answer that question nobody seems to be discussing. Thank you for sharing your expertise. SY ANSWER: […]

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Interbank Market Collapsing

By admin / March 9, 2018

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Has interbank lending collapse due to a lack of confidence concerning counter-party risk? Thank you for being a rare source with experience ER ANSWER: Yes that is a correct statement. The failure of Lehman and Bear Sterns was the result of interbank lending when they could not make good on the collateral they […]

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Lativa Banking Crisis Unfolding on Schedule – Will it Lead to a European Contagion?

By admin / March 8, 2018

  The Latvian Financial Supervisory Authority is concerned announcing a resolution plan for the crisis bank ABLV that is threatening a contagion risk of further closures of financial institutions in the country with a predominantly foreign customer base. There is a serious risk of a contagion unfolding that will also force consolidation and mergers in […]

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