All posts in " Banking Crisis "

The Currency & Banking Crisis for Europe

By admin / August 15, 2017

QUESTION: Thanks for this free advice. But, in this comment: “/our-european-tour-part-ii-seizing-all-bank-accounts-throughout-eu/” You write: “Clearly, people should be fully aware of the thinking process in government. Brussels will become authoritarian when the free markets rain on their parade. I strongly recommend that everyone should keep 30 days worth of cash to cover your basic needs.” But, it […]


Keeping 30 days Worth of Cash Applies Worldwide

By admin / August 5, 2017

QUESTION:  On Aug. 2 in your blog that you stonily recommend that everyone keep 30 days worth of cash was that just for the Eu? Thank You S ANSWER:  No. Even FDR closed the banks. While bailouts have ceased, the government will simply now expropriate depositors money to save the banks. Keep in mind that […]


Which Banks to Keep Cash Short-term

By admin / August 4, 2017

QUESTION: Hi Marty A quick question for you – given the moves afoot inside the EU are blocking bank accounts even of those with less than €100,000 , which banking jurisdictions would you put on the shortlist for those ordinary people resident in Europe who want a bank in a decent jurisdiction and where the regulatory […]


Our European Tour – Part II – Seizing All Bank Accounts Throughout EU

By admin / August 2, 2017

  Many financial firms in London claim to be looking to move to Frankfurt or Paris with BREXIT. They are going to have a very rude awakening. The proposition to demand all euro clearing takes place inside the EU will be the death of Europe – not the rebirth. The dominating position in Brussels among […]


Navigating the Business Cycle = Prosperity

By admin / July 18, 2017

The key to the future is understanding (1) the past and (2) how everything functions. Sure there is a risk of a Dark Age after 2032. Hopefully, we can learn from the past to push things in the right direction at least for once. For whatever reason, the people who like to run government are […]


German Secretary Economics Warns Low Interest Rates Have Failed

By admin / July 10, 2017

The German Secretary General of the Economic Council of the CDU, Wolfgang Steiger,  has highlighted the growing economic crisis in Europe. The negative interest rates of Draghi and the ECB have totally failed. He has pointed out that despite various EU stress tests for banks, time and time again they continue to fail. He has […]


Are Bail-Ins Supported by Free Market Philosophy?

By admin / June 30, 2017

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Reading between the lines, it seems that you support bank bailouts at taxpayer expense. Is this not counter to free market philosophy? KE ANSWER: Yes it is contrary to free market philosophy. However, it is the only reasonable solution at this moment in time without structural reforms to the financial system. If […]


ECB Declares Two Italian Banks Have Failed

By admin / June 24, 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced as of June 23rd, that it was declaring two Italian banks insolvent. Veneto Banca Spa and Banca Popolare di Vicenza Spa have failed since the two banks repeatedly violated the regulatory capital requirements. The determination was made in accordance with Article 18 (1a) and Article 18 (4a) of […]


Suicide Over European Banking Crisis

By admin / June 19, 2017

The European “bail-in” rules have been cheered claiming taxpayer money will be spared. However, many seniors bought bank bonds for their retirement. In the rescue of the small Banca Popolare d’Etruria, a retiree who had lost more than 100,000 euros worth of bonds committed suicide. There have been many such events that do not always make […]


Bank Stocks Have a Completely New Risk

By admin / June 9, 2017

Spain’s Banco Santander is paying €1 to take over troubled rival Banco Popular, in a deal that illustrates Europe’s new system to rescue failing banks without burdening taxpayers or stressing markets. This is being cheered around the world because the shareholders lost absolutely everything. The bank which was valued in the collapse at €1.6 billion was […]

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