Archive For: April 2016

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The Cult Of Central Banking Is Dead In The Water

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Chart of the Day- The Real Story Behind The True Magnitude of The New Home Sales Collapse

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Lies, Lies And OMG, More Lies

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Abenomics----At Last, Dead In The Water

The Bank of Japan has been forced to retreat from further emergency stimulus after a blizzard of criticism at home and abroad, and warnings that extreme measures may now be doing more harm than good.

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Trump's Foreign Policy Speech----The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Yesterday Donald Trump offered his foreign policy vision. It was the sort of mishmash one might expect, given what he’s said on the stump. He seemed to be starting the traditional march toward the center for November, but he is no Neoconservative and broke with pro-war Republican orthodoxy in important ways.

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Chinese Commodity Trading Frenzy Hits $261 Billion Single Day Peak

The speculators that traded $261 billion in Chinese commodities in a single day last week are retreating as regulators prepare to step up control of the market.

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Morning After In The Shale Patch----Oilfield Workers Getting Slammed

The slump in crude prices is starting to show up as missed payments by consumers in the oil patch.

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Bad Vibes Emanating From The Global Economy

All is calm. All is still. Share prices are going up. Oil prices are rising. China has stabilised. The eurozone is over the worst. After a panicky start to 2016, investors have decided that things aren’t so bad after all.

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China's Largest Oil Field----Fading Production And Giant Losses

China’s biggest oilfield is suffering huge losses as the government seeks to avoid layoffs despite prices that have dropped below production costs.

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Corporate Profits Getting Crushed In Q1----Down 8% So Far

Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Chipotle (CMG) and Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) each got thumped Wednesday after reporting weak or disappointing earnings. Twitter and Chipotle have their own distinct failures, but Apple, like many, is also a victim of the global slowdown.

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