Archive For: February 2016

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Are You Ready for a Crack-Up Boom?

  Crack Up! BALTIMORE – The Dow rose on Wednesday morning… after Janet Yellen made soothing remarks about a “gradual” return to normal interest rates. Then investors must have realized that returning to normal is not on the Fed’s agenda. The Dow finished the day down 99 points. We haven’t seen normal central bank policy […]

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The Economics Of Less than Zero

Just when we thought we’d seen it all the impossible happened.  Earlier this week the 10-year Japanese government bond slipped into negative.  Obviously, it took decades of heavy handed intervention into credit markets to pull off such a feat. On … Continue reading

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How Republics Perish

If you believed America’s longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be US boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama’s commitment to remove all US forces by next January, said Campbell, […]

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Why Central Bankers Are Going After The Big Bills-------It's The Pathway To NIRP And Confiscation Of Savings

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Here Come the Money Helicopters!

  Negative Wealth Effect DELRAY BEACH, Florida – The sky in South Florida is gray. A cold wind blows across the sand. Since the start of the year, the Dow is down about 7%. But certain stock market sectors have undergone a much harder pruning. First, energy… then the tech… and now banks.   Martin […]

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Simple Janet------The Monetary Android With A Broken Flash Drive

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Tank's Topped, Refiners' Dumping Crude, 3mth WTI in Super-Contango

It was just last week when we said that Cushing may be about to overflow in the face of an acute crude oil supply glut. “Even the highly adaptive US storage system appears to be reaching its limits,” we wrote, before plotting Cushing capacity versus inventory levels. We also took a look at the EIA’s latest take on the subject and showed you the following chart which depicts how much higher inventory levels are today versus their five-year averages.

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Euro PIIGS Starting To Squeal Again

The PIIGS are starting to squeal again in Europe. No, not the kind that produces pancetta or linquica or bangers. We are talking about the continent’s debt-laden, economically-challenged countries known by the acronym PIIGS, namely, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. These nations are essentially economic dead weight for Europe considering their plight. That said, all financial markets are cyclical – nothing straight-lines. And indeed, despite the apparent inevitable downfall that awaits the Eurozone as a result of the PIIGS, the associated equity markets have actually been quite buoyant for the better part of the last 4 years. Not so anymore.

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Saudi Arabia on The Verge of Perilous Plunge Into Syrian Civil War

As you might have heard, the opposition in Syria is in serious trouble. Last summer, Bashar al-Assad’s army was on the ropes, as the SAA fought a multi-front war against a dizzying array of rebel forces including ISIS. Then Quds commander Qassem Soleimani went to Russia. After that, everything changed.

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Maersk Warns Business Conditions Worse Than During 2008 Crisis

AP Møller-Maersk warned that it was facing conditions significantly worse than the financial crisis after it plunged to a large net loss as global trade growth ground to a halt last year. The Danish shipping-to-oil conglomerate has been hit by the slump in both petroleum prices and container freight rates in what its chief executive described as a “massive deterioration” in its business.

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