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China’s Preparing for the End Game – Are We Paying Attention?

For three thousand years China has been at the forefront of monetary innovation. It was the first to legalize gold money in the tenth century BC and two millennia later it issued the world’s first paper currency. Fast forward to 2012 and China is at it again, eclipsing Australia as the largest producer of gold and increasing its monetary gold reserves at an alarming rate. Five years ago China surpassed the US in gold production and five years from now it will own more gold than the US Federal government.


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New poll on forum homepage, vote there and discuss here. What is the best QE3 play right now?

- Long equities and indices
- Short equities and indices
- Long MBS
- Short MBS
- Long gold
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- Long treasuries
- Short treasuries

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I will definitely be in the minority as I have suggested long treasuries.

Realistically, it would be appropriate to vie for long securities, but IMO, I feel the rubber is starting to lose traction and if something does go wrong, God help looking for market makers.

There simply is no liquidity.


ZB et al will be the first port of call.

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P.S I am long stocks and every day I shift a little in my seat adjusting stops .

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3 votes for long bonds?

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3 votes for long bonds?

Equally surprised that I am almost alone in buying MBS

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New poll on forum homepage, vote there and discuss here. What is the best QE3 play right now?

- Long equities and indices
- Short equities and indices
- Long MBS
- Short MBS
- Long gold
- Short gold
- Long treasuries
- Short treasuries

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Long vega is a great move.

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Poll closed, results:

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FOMC Minutes: Half The Fed Participants Said It Would Be Appropriate To End QE "Late This Year" | Zero Hedge

FED SAYS SEVERAL ON FOMC SAW QE TAPERING LIKELY WARRANTED SOON
FED SAYS MANY ON FOMC SAID LABOR GAINS NEEDED BEFORE QE TAPER
FED SAYS FOMC SAW FISCAL POLICY RESTRAINING ECONOMIC GROWTH
HALF OF THE FED INDICATED IT LIKELY WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO END ASSET PURCHASES LATE THIS YEAR - NOT SLOW END
A FEW PARTICIPANTS INDICATED THAT THE COMMITTEE SHOULD SLOW OR STOP ITS PURCHASES AT THE JUNE MEETING - "OR STOP"

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The Dallas Fed's numbers are consistent with a handful of other recent studies that have found crisis costs of anywhere from $13 trillion to $17 trillion to $22 trillion.

The chart below, taken from the Dallas Fed study, shows just how pitifully far below potential economic growth the economy has been and will be, no matter how you define "potential economic growth."

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