Collateral Damage: QE3 and the Shadow Banking System

  by Ellen Brown Rather than expanding the money supply, quantitative easing (QE) has actually caused it to shrink by sucking up the collateral needed by the shadow banking system to create credit. The “failure” of QE has prompted the Bank for International Settlements to urge the Fed to shirk …

Green Bond Update: Wind Company Bonds

Read the article here Posted: 15 May 2012 12:23 PM PDT by Corporate Bonder  Market Overview Data compiled by the Bank for International Settlements indicate that the total size of the global debt securities market (domestic and international) was $98.7 trillion as at September 2011, of which $89.9 trillion were notes and …

Wall Street Confidence Trick: How Interest Rate Swaps Are Bankrupting Local Governments

Wall Street Confidence Trick: How Interest Rate Swaps Are Bankrupting Local Governments Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles March 20, 2012 Far from reducing risk, derivatives increase risk, often with catastrophic results. — Derivatives expert Satyajit Das, Extreme Money (2011) The “toxic culture of greed” on Wall Street was highlighted again last week, …