Archive For: March 2015

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Pushing On A String: The Fed's Spectacular Failure To Stimulate Housing

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Market Tops In! Why Buy-The-Dippers Can't Get It Up

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Risks Lurk Beneath a QE-led Bonanza in World Stocks

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The Blithering Stupidity Of The GOP Hawks

With Hillary Clinton scrambling to explain her missing emails, much of America is wailing, “Please don’t make us watch this movie again!” Why, then, would the Republican Party, with a chance to sweep it all in 2016, want to return us to the nightmare days of George W., which caused America to rise up and […]

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Sell ‘em All! Central Banks and the Socialist Calculation Problem

  John Dizard Has the Right Idea John Dizard is one of the few FT columnists we actually like to read (much of the paper’s editorial line consists of boring, if in our opinion dangerous, Keynesian shibboleths). Anyway, Mr. Dizard’s most recent column doesn’t disappoint. It contains what is known as “actionable advice” and is […]

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A Classic Kerry U-Turn: Assad Must Go-----Until We Need Him To Stay

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Athens Then And Now

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Draghi's Buying Government Debt, But Loans To Business And Households Still Flatlining

So far Europe’s QE is having some trouble gaining pace. As of March 13, the ECB reports that €9.7 under the Public Sector Purchase Program has been carried out, or about half the rate that was anticipated. That may come as a shock to those not familiar with the ECB’s heightened action of the past...

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Already 45 Beheadings in 2015 – Saudi Arabia on Pace to Easily Beat 2014’s Decapitation Level

One of last year’s most popular posts was titled: Record Beheadings and the Mass Arrest of Christians – Is it ISIS? No it’s Saudi Arabia. Here’s an excerpt: In the past month, a group of radical Islamic extremists based in the Middle East beheaded at least 23 people and enforced a ban on Christianity by arresting a group […]

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Junk Becomes Even Junkier

  A Vast Pool of Greater Fools One of the undeclared (or only occasionally admitted) goals of the enormous monetary pumping by central banks in recent years was to drive investors toward buying riskier assets. After all, if one gets virtually no interest on savings deposits and so-called “high quality debt” – which these days […]

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