Archive For: April 2016

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Beijing's Phony Steel Shrinkage Plan Exposed----March Production Was At All-Time High

Under pressure to curb steel output and relieve a global glut, China said on Tuesday its production actually hit a record high last month as rising prices, and profits, encouraged mills that had been shut or suspended to resume production.

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The 200 Unbound----Why Trumps Real Magic Number Is Less Than 1,237

Even before Donald Trump’s big win in New York Tuesday night, the conversations among party officials and high-level operatives about a contested Republican convention were already shifting dramatically.

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ETFs Unbound----How About DICE, CRZY and EUCL!

FHLH will allow investors to participate in only the first hour and last hour of NYSE trading. This is a truly exciting and innovative product as it allows investors to capture the tension of the opening bell and the dramatic closes. It goes without saying that we will shortly be adding Inverse funds and 2x and 3x leveraged versions.

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Barry Bows To Bedouin Butchers----More Arms For Saudi Arabia

While Congress is scrambling to sweep the recently introduced Bipartisan bill that would allow US families to sue Saudi Arabia for Sept 11, Barack Obama has just landed in Saudi Arabia to reassure his close ally that all is under control.

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Desperate Straits----The Secret Financial Crisis Of Middle-Class Americans

Since 2013, the federal reserve board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than earth-shattering: 49 percent of part-time workers would prefer to work more hours at their current wage; 29 percent of Americans expect to earn a higher income in the coming year; 43 percent of homeowners who have owned their home for at least a year believe its value has increased. But the answer to one question was astonishing. The Fed asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 emergency. The answer: 47 percent of respondents said that either they would cover the expense by borrowing or selling something, or they would not be able to come up with the $400 at all. Four hundred dollars! Who knew?

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Chart Of The Day: Single Family Construction------Stuck In The Sub-Basement Of History

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Back Into The Iraq Quagmire-------No Boots On The Ground, Except Now 4,000

With the dispatch of 200 more troop to Iraq, bringing the total to some 4,000, the buildup to the Third Mideast War is approaching its climax. As pointed out here, US soldiers – previously described as “advisors” whose task is to “support” the Iraqis – are inching closer to the front lines. The loss of […]

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The Saudi 9/11 Blackmail Explained: The K-Street Lobby Racketeers Have It Covered

Although scores of us in the alternative media world have been discussing the obvious links between Saudi Arabia and the attacks of 9/11 for many years, this reality has only now started to enter the mainstream consciousness due to a recent report on 60 Minutes. But that’s not the only reason Saudi Arabia has been in […]

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Keynesian Central Bankers----Wrong From The Beginning, But No One To Stop Them

Amidst all the pearls of wisdom unleashed in mainstream economics over the past unbelievable eight years or so, it was one paragraph of common sense that had it been written and appreciated at the start of this period might have saved us all the inordinate and totally unwarranted trouble. But borrowers will only demand more...

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Home Builders Are Not Very Busy

There is undoubtedly serious stratification in the housing market, as higher end homes have no trouble selling at greater and greater price points. That, in turn, has left those owing homes in the tiers below struggling, supposedly, to do what Americans of past generations have done – move up to bigger and better. Because these...

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