IEHI Feed: The Hedge Fund Implode-o-Meter http://implode-explode.com/ Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-53735 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:35:39 GMT Bankers are Behind the Wars http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-18_BankersareBehindtheWars.html iehi-feed-53734 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:10:37 GMT US financial showdown with Russia is more dangerous than it looks, for both sides http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-18_USfinancialshowdownwithRussiaismoredangerousthanitlooksforbothsi.html The strategy relies on hegemonic control over the global banking system, buttressed by a network of allies and the reluctant acquiescence of neutral states. Let us call this the Manhattan Project of the early 21st century...

[But] the US Treasury faces a more formidable prey with Russia, the world's biggest producer of energy with a $2 trillion economy, superb scientists and a first-strike nuclear arsenal. It is also tightly linked to the German and east European economies. The US risks endangering its own alliance system if it runs roughshod over friends. It is in much the same situation as Britain in the mid-19th century when it enforced naval supremacy, boarding alleged slave ships anywhere in the world, under any flag, ruffling everybody's feathers.

... Princeton professor Harold James sees echoes of events before the First World War when Britain and France imagined they could use financial warfare to check German power.He says the world's interlocking nexus means this cannot be contained. Sanctions risk setting off a chain-reaction to match the 2008 shock...

The greatest risk is surely an "asymmetric" riposte by the Kremlin. Russia's cyber-warfare experts are among the best, and they had their own trial run on Estonia in 2007. A cyber shutdown of an Illinois water system was tracked to Russian sources in 2011. We don't know whether US Homeland Security can counter a full-blown "denial-of-service" attack on electricity grids, water systems, air traffic control, or indeed the New York Stock Exchange, and nor does Washington.

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iehi-feed-53731 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:53:48 GMT Nomi Prins on Nature of Bankers' Power http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-18_NomiPrinsonNatureofBankersPower.html iehi-feed-53728 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:46 GMT AIB trial: Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer found guilty http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-17_AIBtrialPatWhelanandWillieMcAteerfoundguilty.html iehi-feed-53727 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:57:25 GMT Rule - Gold "Collateralization" in China is Bullish, Not Bearish http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-17_RuleGoldCollateralizationinChinaisBullishNotBearish.html iehi-feed-53723 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:22:16 GMT Why Crony Capitalist Brats Make Me ILL - David Stockman http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-16_WhyCronyCapitalistBratsMakeMeILLDavidStockman.html During 2012 Levin's 14-person team of speculators apparently made a $2.0 billion profit on a short-term bet on about $7.5 billion of busted loans and bonds-- mainly the smoking remnants of sub-prime CDOs and private labor MBS. As head of the trading group, Leven's share was apparently the aforesaid $119 million, and this swell outcome was truly a gigs-to-riches story.

... in an honest two-way market, no one in their right mind would bet $7.5 billion on financial drek using high leverage and minimal hedges. And no 30-year old would be given leave to close his eyes and bet the ranch, as apparently Levin did, based on merely the "housing recovery" word clouds being emitted by the monetary politburo and its echo-boxes in the financial press.''

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iehi-feed-53722 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:19:17 GMT Yellen: Fed's Rate Policy Hinges on 3 'Big Questions' http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-16_YellenFedsRatePolicyHingeson3BigQuestions.html iehi-feed-53721 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:16:46 GMT Haunted by soured mortgages, Bank of America loses $276 million http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-16_HauntedbysouredmortgagesBankofAmericaloses276million.html iehi-feed-53720 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:12:42 GMT What the Heck is Going on With US Treasuries In Belgium? http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-16_WhattheHeckisGoingonWithUSTreasuriesInBelgium.html iehi-feed-53719 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:09:16 GMT The Best SEC [Retirement] Speech Ever http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-16_TheBestSECRetirementSpeechEver.html iehi-feed-53717 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:44:54 GMT Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications -- A Mandelman Matters Podcast http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-15_TomDeutschoftheASFonEminentDomainLoanModificationsAMandelmanMatt.html iehi-feed-53716 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:53:34 GMT "What's the Frequency Zenith?" - Grant Williams http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-15_WhatstheFrequencyZenithGrantWilliams.html iehi-feed-53711 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:20:02 GMT Lending Drops to 17-Year Low as Rates Curb Borrowing: Mortgages http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-15_LendingDropsto17YearLowasRatesCurbBorrowingMortgages.html iehi-feed-53707 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:25:50 GMT CME Group Named in High-Frequency Trading Suit http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-15_CMEGroupNamedinHighFrequencyTradingSuit.html iehi-feed-53701 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:42:01 GMT Forex Scandal Hits Singapore Central bank http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-13_ForexScandalHitsSingaporeCentralbank.html iehi-feed-53698 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:36:11 GMT SEC eyes test that may lead to shift away from 'dark pools' http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-13_SECeyestestthatmayleadtoshiftawayfromdarkpools.html iehi-feed-53696 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:55:14 GMT CDS: The ultimate in foolish leverage http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-13_CDSTheultimateinfoolishleverage.html iehi-feed-53695 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:49:18 GMT All Hail The Draghi Put: The Global Bond Market Is Now Well And Truly Broken | David Stockman http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-13_AllHailTheDraghiPutTheGlobalBondMarketIsNowWellAndTrulyBrokenDav.html iehi-feed-53694 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:50:16 GMT Faber: "2014 Crash Will Be Worse Than 1987" http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-11_Faber2014CrashWillBeWorseThan1987.html iehi-feed-53693 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:48:21 GMT JPM's Blythe Masters Under Investigation By Federal Prosecutors http://hf-implode.com/viewnews/2014-04-11_JPMsBlytheMastersUnderInvestigationByFederalProsecutors.html