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originally posted by: tinymind
a reply to: worldstarcountry
I am wondering if there may be any kind of connection between this action and Senate Bill S1241. This bill is designed to limit the amount of cash which an individual can have available at any one time. If I read it correctly, it could also be used to limit, or deny, the use of personal checks.
Certainly, the Citigroup Macro Economic Surprise Index is warning us a very big surprise is coming our way!
~added emphasis mine~
...a historical pattern of volatility risk picking up in the VIX after the 4th of July through mid-October...Investors should take this risk warning very seriously this year, given the highly overbought state of equities
originally posted by: tinymind
I really would appreciate the opinions of those who are more informed on this subject.
...Should work out well lining up with the coming property value crash
87th Annual Report by chapter
Table of contents, conventions, letter of transmittal |(.pdf)->7 pages
I. Towards resilient growth |(.pdf)->16 pages
What a difference a year can make in the global economy, in terms of both facts and, above all, sentiment. The facts paint a brighter picture. There are clear signs that growth has gathered momentum. Economic slack in the major economies has diminished further; indeed, in some of them unemployment rates have fallen back to levels consistent with full employment. More...
II. Political shocks reorient markets |(.pdf) -> 18 pages
Financial markets in the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017 were confronted by a changing political environment as the economic background brightened. Political events surprised markets, notably the June 2016 vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (Brexit) and, most of all, the US presidential election in November. More...
III. The global economy: maturing recoveries, turning financial cycles? |(.pdf) ->17 pages
The global economy's cyclical upswing strengthened considerably during the year under review. By early 2017, virtually all major economies were expanding, and survey data confirmed the favourable short-term outlook. Slack in advanced economies shrank, especially in the labour market, and many emerging market economies (EMEs) benefited from higher commodity prices. Consumption growth was a key driver of demand, but business investment also showed signs of a rebound. More...
IV. Monetary policy: inching towards normalisation |(.pdf)->20 pages
Monetary policy continued to be generally very accommodative in the year under review. The Federal Reserve quickened its pace of policy rate normalisation while the Bank of Japan and ECB maintained their expansionary stances. Many other advanced economy and emerging market economy (EME) central banks kept policy rates range-bound near historical lows. More...
V. The financial sector - preparing for the future |(.pdf) ->18 pages
The financial sector faces an improving but still challenging environment. The near-term economic outlook has brightened substantially, and financial headwinds have turned into tailwinds in many advanced economies. Even so, uncertainty about the sustainability of the expansion lingers alongside structural challenges, such as technological innovation and consolidation pressures. And interest rates and term premia remain low across the major economies, compressing intermediation margins. More...
VI. Understanding globalisation | (.pdf) -> 28 pages
Globalisation has had a profoundly positive impact on people's lives over the past half-century. Nevertheless, despite its substantial benefits, it has been blamed for many shortcomings in the modern economy and society. Indeed, globalisation has faced more severe criticism than technological innovation and other secular trends that have potentially had even more profound consequences. More...
Statistical annex |(.pdf) -> 5 pages
The BIS: mission, activities, governance and financial results | (.pdf) -> 114 pages
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: ClovenSky
They own all the GOLD LOL! Thats why they encourage us not too. Anyone in the know will probably take some negligible public losses to their name, while their hidden shell companies that nobody knows about unless they target someone for forensic accounting pull the big money in gains. So I would infer that yes, they are quite well positioned.