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From Zero Hedge

Up until now, the world’s descent into the NIRPy twilight of fiat currency was a function of failing monetary policy around the globe as central bank after desperate central bank implemented negative and even more negative (in the case of Denmark some four times rapid succession) rates, hoping to make saving so prohibitive consumers would have no choice but to spend the fruits of their labor, or better yet, take out massive loans which they would never be able to repay. However, nobody said it was only central banks who could be the executioners of the world’s saver class: governments are perfectly capable too. Such as Australia’s.
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By Jim Willie
The Golden Jackass
The Hat Trick Letter

KING DOLLAR DEATH WATCH
Before diving into the featured topic, let it be known that the USD-based platforms and USGovt-sponsored continental trade unions are a dismal failure, poorly crafted, poorly sold. The effect will be to accelerate the gradually accelerating USDollar rejection on a global scale. The war and sanctions angle continue to support and defend the USD, but it is unsupportable (due to crippling debt) and indefensible (due to QE hyper inflation). The previous week was the most damaging in many years from a psychological standpoint. The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AAIB) won converts recently from Australia and Britain, but last week from Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and seemingly Japan. A noticeable impact was observed on the Kenyan impostor squatter, who works to contain the damage. This week Turkey joined the AIIBank. Keep in mind that the AIIBank is for development projects. It begs for a more honestly stated function for the New Development Bank also promoted and funded by China. The NDB is the gigantic Trojan Horse. The Jackass has been boldly stating that the NDB is for converting USTreasurys, EuroBonds, UKGilts, and JGBonds into Gold bullion and will form the BRICS Gold Central Bank. The conversion process will send the Gold price toward $10,000 per ounce. It is written, but in secret. It will be done, from expedience. It must be, in order to put the global financial system in sound structure and equitable balance.
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To the attentive eye the operations taking place behind the scenes have clear and obvious agendas. Legal and structural framework is being changed, as if to prepare for something.

Last year the SEC announced changes to money market accounts, effective October 2016, and it is certainly having its effect on the market. Or should I say the market has responded in tandem uniform motion…

Money market accounts are many investors only place to store short term cash when not invested in their investment account. This is where most people ‘wait it out,’ sitting in cash while determining where to invest. They have traditionally been viewed as the safest place to keep your uninvested cash. The funds hold an aggregate $2.7 Trillion – more than enough for another financial system bailout, not including derivatives of course.

As a recap here are the new laws enacted to help ‘protect’ money market funds. Keep in mind this move is attempting to thwart fund redemption en masse which only occurs in a crisis or collapse in confidence. These are the structural changes we see take place before a collapse:
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From Zero Hedge

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Although US equity prices have demonstrated a remarkable propensity to completely disregard apparently unimportant things like macro fundamentals, forward earnings estimates, and top-line growth projections, we’ve long argued that eventually, reality will come calling and the farther stretched valuations become in the meantime, the more painful the correction will be. As we noted on Sunday, the cracks are starting to form as DB became the first sell-side firm to predict that EPS will in fact not grow in 2015, prompting us to remark that “EPS growth in 2015 [is] now a wash (if not negative), which implies the only upside for the S&P 500 will once again come from substantial multiple expansion.” Against this backdrop of declining revenues, declining earnings, and pitiable economic projections (thanks a lot Atlanta Fed Nowcast), we bring you yet another sign that a “correction” may indeed be in the cards: an epic decoupling of put prices and S&P P/E ratios.

Here’s Goldman:
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