Archive For: April 2016

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Weekend Reading: The Fourth Turning

Last week, I interviewed the author of “The Fourth Turning”, economist and demographer Neil Howe on “The Lance Roberts Show.” The discussion focused on the demographic shift that is currently occurring...

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Chart Of The Day: Corporate Leverage Ratio Through The Roof

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The Revolt Against NATO-----Trump Stimulates A Glimmer Of Hope

It’s a revolt against interventionism A recent report published in Foreign Policy magazine, a bastion of the internationalist Establishment, illustrates quite neatly how the anti-interventionist cause is making big gains – and how to effect real change in American foreign policy. The headline reads: “Senators Slam NATO ‘Free Riders’ in Closed Door Session With Secretary […]

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Mish On How The Donald Can Do It......Barely

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Big Rig Pile-Up----Class 8 Truck Inventories Soar To Highest Level Since 2007

When we last looked at order of heavy, or Class 8, truck one quarter ago - that all-important, forward looking barometer of domestic trade - we said that even with 2015 in the history books, and as we start 2016 where the base effect was supposed to make the annual comps far more palatable, the latest, January data, as abysmal: "the drop continues to be one of Great Recession proportions, manifesting in yet another massive 48% collapse in truck orders in the first month of the year as demand appears to have gone in a state of deep hibernation."

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Global Military Spending Is $1.7 Trillion----Here's Who Spends It

Global military spending increased to $1.7 trillion in 2015, with the U.S. being the biggest spender by a wide margin.

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Trumps Strays Off The Deep End-----His "Plan To Eliminate The National Debt Is Ludicrous

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, published Saturday, made news on many different fronts. From his prediction of a “very massive recession” to his description of himself as the “Lone Ranger” of American politics trump was, even for him, highly quotable.

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Land Of The Sinking Sun----A Survey Of The BOJ's Destruction

One of the epicenters of the global financial crisis that started during the second half of last year is Japan, and it looks like the markets in the land of the rising sun are entering yet another period of great turmoil. The Nikkei was down another 390 points last night, and it is now down more than 1,300 points since a week ago. Why this is so important for U.S. investors is because the Nikkei is often an early warning indicator of where the rest of the global markets are heading. For example, the Nikkei started crashing early last December about a month before U.S. markets started crashing really hard in early January. So the fact that the Nikkei has been falling very rapidly in recent days should be a huge red flag for investors in this country.

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Governor Moonbeam Signs $15 Minimum Wage----Admits It Doesn't Make Economic Sense

As we discussed previously states such as California are saying to hell with economics in their efforts to appease their voting base. Yesterday, both New York and California signed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. New York will phase in the $6 an hour increase over three years, and California will phase in their $5 an hour increase over the next six years.

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Bubble Finance At Work----10 Companies Which Threw Away $350 Billion On Stock Buybacks

There has been a lot of coverage lately over whether stock buybacks are beneficial to investors. First, let’s recap why companies repurchase their own shares, and then present arguments for and against the practice. Finally, we’ll list U.S. companies that are just throwing away their (and possibly, your) money.

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