Archive For: January 2017

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Chart Of The Day: The Red Ponzi's Unloading Its US Debt Hoard

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Chart of the Day: China's Foreign Currency Bond Issuance Erupts To $113 Billion in 2016 Vs. Just $11 Billion in 2010

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Chart of The Day: Foreign Central Banks Liquidate $405 Billion of US Treasuries During Past Year

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Chart Of The Day: Since 2012---S&P 500 Earnings Up 2%, Price Up 70%

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January 18: Daily Contrarian Reads

My daily contrarian reads for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

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Here's Why "Liquidity Anywhere Is Liquidity Everywhere" Is Less Effective

There's been no economic data of note in recent days so let's take a look again at some of the banking and central banking indicators that are so critical to the markets.

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The Greenspan Chronicles, Part 4: Why Capitalist Prosperity It Dying

In Part 3 we demonstrated that the essence of Greenspan's policy was to make up for the loss of middle class income and jobs caused by domestic inflation and off-shoring by encouraging households to hock their castles with more and more debt. This was otherwise known as cash-out "refi" or MEW (mortgage equity withdrawal).

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Retailing in America: Bricks & Torture

For those living under Chinese rule of law and inclined to matricide, patricide or simply high treason, their luck in sentencing matters took a decided turn for the better in 1905. It was then that after 1,000 years as part of China’s penal code, Lingchi, or Death by 1,000 Cuts, was formally outlawed by the merciful order of Shen Jiaben. Consider this method of torture that eventually, emphasize that eventuality, leads to death, to be as far as opposite as can be from a mercifully speedy beheading by razor sharp sword. The good news, for history’s more squeamish voyeurs, is … Continue Reading

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Extrapolate at Your Own Risk

As we dig through S&P 500 price forecasts for the year 2017, we discover that a majority of “Wall Street’s top strategists”, are calling for a year-end S&P 500 price...

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The Monetary Surprise

In May 1999, Milton Friedman gave an interview to Forbes Magazine back when it was an actual magazine. It was an auspicious time, of course, and what he had to say then resonated, though as much in an unflattering way as that which might reflect well on him. But we are not commit the logical...

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