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The Prudent Investor

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850071
A multiple downgrade of sovereign ratings by Standard & Poor's (S&P) has also reached Austria after the country had been put on the watchlist on December 6, 2011.
Austria was downgraded to AA+ from AAA on Friday with the negative outlook remaining. 

S&P gave these reasons ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850072

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850073
Parsing the multitude of ruminations about rating agency Standard & Poor's threat to downgrade all Eurozone members I am left wondering how this announcement comes as a surprise to many market observers while failing to see the bigger picture that was drawn so far in 2011.
Ring-fenced by ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850074
A downward spiral of short-lived political announcements that have declined from the superficious to the meaningless may fill the headlines of dutiful 24/7 news outlets.
But while attention is wasted on political gobbledygook, leading Eurocrats manage to steer the train wreck aka Eurozone towards greater centralization in Brussels that will ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850070
As these words from a Ron Paul speech given on January 12, 2012 in South Carolina, have not made it into MSM (mainstream media), here is another chance to catch up on his warnings about an International Monetary Fund (IMF) led intiative to usher in a global currency following a ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850069
Egon Zakrajsek, FRBIs Europe slowly becoming a colony of the Federal Reserve and its bankster friends? Will a Federal ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850066
Europe's most important treaty on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which will lead the EU into a financial dictatorship, has been pushed through by EU finance ministers ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850067
In a superb example of hubris representatives of the European Central Bank (ECB) simply tried to ignore justified questions from the Irish public in the video below. Irish journalist Vincent Browne had a very simple question, "why are Irish taxpayers required to bail out the holders of unsecured bonds?" At ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850068
According to a report in German alternative media Kopp online Germany will begin to abolish cash transactions step by step from August 2012, putting the EU directive 2009/110/EC (PDF) into practice. Germany is the next country after Greece, where the ECB recommended such cash payment ...

April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1850065
Recent downgrades of European government and bank debt have fuelled the discussion on the establishment of a new European rating agency. This will bring no relief, as long as Euro politicians will be eager to exert influence in such a new entity, can be concluded after their accusations that