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Trends Monthly - Gerald Celente - Trends in the News: "The March Trends Monthly" - (3/25/15)

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "The March Trends Monthly" - (3/25/15)   Trends Journal

Zero Hedge: Custodial gold claimed by NY Fed falls below 6,000 tonnes: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - March 31, 2015

Zero Hedge: Custodial gold claimed by NY Fed falls below 6,000 tonnes Submitted by cpowell on  Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Zero Hedge reports  tonight  that custodial gold said to be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has fallen below 6,000 tonnes for the first time this century as the slow but steady withdrawal of metal, apparently central bank repatriation, continues for the 10th straight month: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ 2015-03-31/gold-fed-vault- drops-under-6000... CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Iceland Looks at ending boom and bust with radical money plan: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - March 31, 2015.

Iceland looks at ending boom and bust with radical money plan Submitted by cpowell on  Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Section:  Daily Dispatches via The Telegraph, London Tuesday, March 31, 2015 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ finance/economics/11507810/ Iceland-looks-at-e... Iceland's government is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal -- removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank. The proposal, which would be a turnaround in the history of modern finance, was part of a report written by a lawmaker from the ruling centrist Progress Party, Frosti Sigurjonsson, entitled "A Better Monetary System for Iceland."

FTC Settled Charges - March 31, 2015: Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, and HCA Inc. Settle FTC Charges that Acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital Violated U.S. Antitrust Laws

Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, and HCA Inc. Settle FTC Charges that Acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital Violated U.S. Antitrust Laws Georgia Healthcare Planning Law Ultimately Precluded Divestiture The Federal Trade Commission has entered into a settlement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, and HCA Inc. resolving the Commission’s charge that the Hospital Authority’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc. from HCA Inc. – which created an effective hospital monopoly in the Albany, Georgia area – was anticompetitive. This consent agreement follows a significant Supreme Court victory in 2013 that reaffirmed the narrow scope of state action immunity and allowed the Commission to challenge this transaction.  Due to the unavailability of structural relief, the consent does not require a divestiture. 

SEC Litigation Release - March 15, 2015: Securities and Exchange Commission v. StratoComm Corporation, et al., Civil Action No. 1:11-CV-1188

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Litigation Release No. 23226 / March 31, 2015 Securities and Exchange Commission v. StratoComm Corporation, et al. , Civil Action No. 1:11-CV-1188 SEC Obtains Judgment for Over $5 Million in Penny Stock Fraud Case On March 26, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York entered an amended judgment in a penny stock fraud case against StratoComm Corporation; its CEO Roger D. Shearer; and its former Director of Investor Relations, Craig Danzig. The judgment orders payment of more than $5 million collectively and imposes permanent injunctions and bars. The judgment follows the Court's earlier decision granting the SEC's motion for summary judgment on liability against the defendants on all charges against them, including violations of the antifraud provisions and certain registration requirements under the federal securities laws. The SEC alleged that StratoComm, acting at Shearer's directio

FRB Joint Press Release - March 31, 2015: Agencies permit Wells Fargo to begin using advanced approaches framework to determine risk-based capital requirements

Joint Press Release Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Office of the Comptroller of the Currency For release at 2:30 p.m. EDT March 31, 2015 Agencies Permit Wells Fargo to Begin Using Advanced Approaches Framework to Determine Risk-Based Capital Requirements The Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced that they have permitted Wells Fargo and its subsidiary national banks to begin using the "advanced approaches" capital framework starting in the second quarter of 2015.  Under this framework, firms must meet specific risk-measurement and risk-management criteria when calculating their risk-based capital requirements.  The framework implements standards developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and applies to large, internationally active banking organizations--generally those with at least $250 billion in total consolidated assets or at least $10 billion in total on-balance sheet

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on March 31, 2015.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Biggest Decliners Closing Biggest Decliners 4:46 pm ET 03/31/2015 NYSE ISSUE VOLUME PRICE CHG % CHG Vaalco Energy (EGY) 5,199,784 $2.45 -0.68 -21.73 Journal Media Group (JMG@) 320,891 8.74 -1.51 -14.73 TCP International Holdings (TCPI) 717,986 1.84 -0.26 -12.38 Phoenix (PNX) 112,095 49.99 -6.08 -10.84 Teck Resources Cl B (TCK) 11,513,861 13.73 -1.54 -10.09 Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Cl B ADS (EDN) 191,391 16.16 -1.49 -8.44 Peabody Energy (BTU) 16,823,098 4.92 -0.42 -7.87 Science Applications International (SAIC) 1,135,904 51.35 -4.35 -7.81 Medley Management Cl A (MDLY) 107,074 10.99 -0.93 -7.80 Ryerson Holding (RYI) 100,029 6.37 -0.53 -7.68 Dover Motorsports (DVD) 30,664 2.37 -0.16 -6.32 Taomee Holdings ADS (TAOM) 14,682 2.70 -0.18 -6.25 Westmoreland Resource Partners (WMLP) 4,340 11.84 -0.78 -6.18 E-House (China) Holdings ADS (EJ) 1,907,938 5.43 -0.35 -6.06 Leju Holdings ADS (LEJU) 284,568 7.96 -0.51 -6.02 Ban

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on March 31, 2015.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Most Actives Closing Most Active Stocks by Volume 4:31 pm ET 03/31/2015 NYSE ISSUE VOLUME PRICE CHG % CHG Bank of America (BAC) 59,902,058 $15.39 -0.13 -0.84 General Electric (GE) 33,679,270 24.81 -0.31 -1.23 J.C. Penney (JCP) 30,595,167 8.41 0.58 7.41 Rite Aid (RAD) 29,962,925 8.69 -0.07 -0.80 Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR) 28,916,380 6.01 0.08 1.35 Nokia ADS (NOK) 27,656,234 7.58 -0.15 -1.94 AT&T (T) 27,354,340 32.65 -0.32 -0.97 Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) 25,096,385 18.95 -0.43 -2.22 Pfizer (PFE) 25,021,847 34.79 -0.21 -0.60 Regions Financial (RF) 24,175,347 9.45 0.11 1.18 Twitter (TWTR) 23,626,889 50.08 0.19 0.38 Alcoa (AA) 22,817,246 12.92 -0.04 -0.31 Vale ADS (VALE) 22,602,268 5.65 -0.14 -2.42 Ford Motor (F) 21,531,528 16.14 -0.02 -0.12 International Game Technology (IGT) 18,427,515 17.41 -0.32 -1.80 JPMorgan Chase (JPM) 16,825,059 60.58 -0.38 -0.62 Peabody Energy (BTU) 16,823,098 4.92 -0.42 -7.87 Itau Unibanco Holding ADS (