All posts in " Banking Crisis "

Government ALWAYS Act in their Own Self-Interest

March 23, 2022

QUESTION: Hello Martin, Hope your doing well, you spoke about keeping some money, outside of banks, do you see sterling paper money being cancelled by the bank of england, as they have already cancelled old £5/£10/£20/£50 and £1 coins, you have to bring them to the bank an exchange for new plastic type paper currency,my […]

The Coming Crisis – What to Watch?

January 20, 2020

QUESTION: Dear Martin – We owe your respect for what you are doing and I wanna say thanks for educating your followers like me. With the issue of this growing international crisis, are you able to provide ideas on what the triggers maybe when it begins to come out of the surface? What can we […]

European Banking Crisis Picking Up Steam

January 15, 2020

The banking crisis in Europe is expanding.  European banks have no liquidity and the negative interest rates have done so much harm to traditional banking in Europe, we are witnessing excessive fees unfolding. HSBC is raising its overdraft rate of 39.9% for UK customers from March 2020. Santander’s latest bank to set a 40% overdraft rate. Savings […]

US Banks v Foreign Branches of US Banks

January 14, 2020

QUESTION: Marty, finally we decided to open a bank account in the USA which is not part of the CRS. But now we do not know which US-bank is safe enough and where to go! You mentioned that Goldmann Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have derivative exposure linked back […]

How Will Europe Respond to Being the Source of the Crisis?

January 7, 2020

QUESTION: Dear Martin, You have discussed the structural design flaw in the euro being due to the lack of consolidation of EU countries’ debt, as well as, EU policies that prohibit bank bailouts. Why could EU policies regarding the prohibition of bank bailouts just not be changed to allow for bailouts? If I understand correctly, […]

Bank of England will Remain Outside of the Eurozone

December 24, 2019

QUESTION: Dear Martin, I am a follower of your blog since I saw your film on a plane coming back from the US. Recently I purchased access to the private blog because I find priceless the nonbiased information you share with us. I am a middle-class European guy, with no investment, only a bit of […]

PRIVATE BLOG – REPO & the Big Fear

December 17, 2019

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Italian Bank Still in Trouble

December 17, 2019

Italy is again helping a troubled bank. The government approved an emergency ordinance to support the Volksbank Popolare di Bari on Sunday and provided grants of up to 900 million euros. Volksbank Popolare di Bari was founded in 1960 as a cooperative bank. However, funds from the Ministry of Finance will not go directly to […]

Mother of All Financial Crises

November 20, 2019

QUESTION: The distinction between the Repo Crisis and Quantitative Easing is the duration and purpose as distinguished from 2007-2009? HS ANSWER: Yes. Under QE, the Fed was buying in 30-year bonds in hope of creating a shortage of long-term paper that would in theory lead to consideration of buying long-term mortgage paper. It was trying […]

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