Archive For: February 2016

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Why The Keynesian Market Wreckers Are Now Coming For Even Your Ben Franklins

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Another Estimate of ‘Dollar’ Destruction

December was one of the worst months on record for foreign dealing with the “dollar.” The latest TIC update further confirms why January was under such persistent and heavy liquidation pressure in almost every corner. There was a record monthly amount of “selling UST’s” in foreign channels, a dearth of private “dollar” activity and, perhaps...

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Keynes' Vicar On Earth, Larry Summers, Joins The Campaign To Abolish $100 Bills And Expropriate Savers

Yesterday we reported that the ECB has begun contemplating the death of the €500 EURO note, a fate which is now virtually assured for the one banknote which not only makes up 30% of the total European paper currency in circulation by value, but provides the best, most cost-efficient alternative (in terms of sheer bulk and storage costs) to Europe's tax on money known as NIRP.

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Gimme A Rally-------Got Some Stocks To Sell

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Reflections On New Hampshire------That’s All I Can Stands, I Can’t Stands No More

DPC The Wizard Tree, Cathedral Woods, North Conway, White Mountains, New Hampshire 1900 A week after the New Hampshire Presidential Primaries, what lessons, if any, can we take from the dramatic victories of two outsider candidates? Former New Hampshire resident and occasional Automatic Earth contributor Nelson Lebo weighs in. Note: Nelson writes below that “Trumpification

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3 Financial Lies That Ruin Your Retirement

The financial sector still gets a bad rap. Seven years after the financial crisis and justifiably so. In his 2013 book “Finance & The Good Society,” economist Robert Shiller describes...

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The Democrats’ Kabuki Primary------Reflections On How Hillary And Bernie Duck And Cover

Yes, I know the Democratic presidential debate was held some time ago, but the GOP free-for-all was so entertaining – and newsworthy – compared to the Clinton-Sanders match that I neglected to cover it at all, which on reflection isn’t quite fair. But I have to say that the foreign policy element that was central […]

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Central Bankers' New Clothes------From Omniscient To Irrelevant And Dangerous

You can’t blame the PBOC for trying, as if they were even going to do it, Monday was the day. With the US closed and after the turmoil all over the “dollar” up to last Thursday, the Chinese central bank was left with practically no choice. With Hong Kong shaping up to the mess in...

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“Stimulus Hopes” –--------A Dog That Ain’t Hunting No More

  A Rebound in Stocks Begins Given that a very sharp downturn in so-called “risk assets” is well underway globally, but not yet fully confirmed by US big cap indexes, we are keeping an eye out for confirmation. This is to say, we are looking for events, market moves, positioning data, even newspaper headlines, that […]

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The Nearing End of ‘Stimulus’

As China, Japan is the definition of insanity. GDP fell 1.4% in Q4 2015, marking the fifth contraction out of the past nine quarters and yet the word “stimulus” remains attached to QQE, the Bank of Japan and Abenomics in general. At this point, how much more time and sample size is necessary before calling...

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