Archive For: February 2017

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Chart of the Day: CBO Projects Debt At 145% Of GDP By 2047---If There Is Never Another Recession!

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Chart of the Day: Good Job, Mario! Europe Has Been Crushed To The Flat Line

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The Money Printers' Party Is Over---Now Comes Payback Time

After 100 months of ZIRP and massive bond-buying which took the Fed's balance sheet from $900 billion to $4.5 trillion, even our Keynesian monetary central planners are running out of excuses.

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February 23: Daily Contrarian Reads

My daily contrarian reads for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.

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Existing Home Sale Closings - The Very Last Hurrah

I looked at this month's data from my perspective as a former commercial real estate appraiser, former mortgage broker and, 100 years ago, real estate broker. I did not come to the same hysterical headline conclusion as did Dow Jones News America Marketing, whose handiwork we saw in the Journal's headline and lead.

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Chart of the Day: Italy's Debt Pile At Post-War High Elicits EU Warning

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Chart of the Day: The $74 Trillion Global Economy At-A-Glance

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Halloween In August-----The Fiscal Horror Show Playing In Washington Soon

The Deep State's coup against Donald Trump is palpable. So count it as another element of reality to which Wall Street and its raging robo-machines and day traders are blind as bats.

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February 22: Daily Contrarian Reads

My daily contrarian reads for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.

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When It Comes to Inflation, Fed Has Refused to Face The Facts

Yesterday we looked at the difference between the BLS method of measuring consumer prices vs. our Flyover CPI. The Flyover CPI attempts to show how "flyover America," which is everybody excluding the coastal elites of New York, DC, and California, experience inflation. It has persistently been well above the Fed's 2% "inflation target" ever since that target was first enunciated in 2012.

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