Archive For: June 2015

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Message To Merkel: Shut-Up Und Setzen Sie Sich!

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Bubble Trouble Strikes in China

  A Scary Moment in Shanghai In a brief update on stock markets around the world, the AP informs us:   “Chinese stocks plunged 7 percent Friday as fears spread that a yearlong bull rally there had gotten overheated. The market is still up more than 100 percent over the past year.”   Overheated is […]

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5 Things To Ponder: While We Wait On Greece

With primarily banks and hedge funds owning the bulk of the Greek debt currently, each bailout of Greece so far has only benefitted the owners of those bonds as the bailouts passed directly through Greece to those portfolios. It seems that this is a "bank problem" rather than a "Greek problem."

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Initial Claims Illustrate Fed Dependency on Undependable, Ignorable Data

The headline, fictional, seasonally adjusted (SA) number of initial unemployment claims for last week came in at 271,000. The Wall Street economist crowd consensus guess was right on the money. That happens on occasion. Instead of the seasonally manipulated headline number expectations game, we focus on the actual trend of the actual data. Facts and reality are much more useful…

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18 Years Ago This Country Collapsed Overnight------Could It Happen Again?

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China's NASDAQ Crashing------But Don't Buy This Dip!

China's "Nasdaq" - the 90% small-cap tech-firm dominated CHINEXT is down 8.3% intraday - its biggest single-day loss ever... it is now down 27% from its highs!

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Malinvestment Watch: Canada’s Oil Patch Goes Into Convulsions

Alberta Business Confidence Plunges to Financial Crisis Level.

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The Money Printers' M&A Ball------Where The Debt Zombies Go To Mate

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What Greece And Its Paymasters Are Arguing About----Some Relevant Details

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When A Reduction In Consumption Is A Good Thing

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