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Generals Strangelove, Breedlove and the Washington Russophobes

The Roman republic began its descent into empire as victorious generals – starting with one Julius Caesar – returned to claim the fruits of their victories, their final conquest being the republic itself. “Crossing the Rubicon” has today become a phrase meaning an event that cannot be undone, usually of ominous portent, and surely this […]

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Welcome To Hell------Central Banking At Work In Brazil and Beyond

Whether or not the Olympics in Brazil go off without any serious difficulties is actually an open question. There have been some athletes refusing to attend due to concerns over the Zika virus, while police and firefighters greeted travelers flying into the country through Rio’s airport with a sign that said “Welcome to Hell.” There...

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Inside The May Trade Data-----Not Boost To The Global Economy From US ‘Demand’

You’ll have to forgive the Chinese if they view “global turmoil” as something far more than an esoteric financial concept to be debated by irrelevant monetary committees. US imports from China fell 4.3% year-over-year in May 2016, the third consecutive contraction and seventh out of the last eight months. With February’s 16% gain more a...

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EU Banks Crash To Crisis Lows As Funding Panic Accelerates

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Inside Europe's Next Crisis: Why Everyone Is Finally Panicking About Italian Banks

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After Brexit--------Can the EU Survive as a Prison?

In the wake of Brexit, the EU and German Chancellor Angela Merkel responded to the UK with spite and vengeance. …

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Market Update for Purists

  Net Lines It’s that dreaded day after Independence Day. The weather is gorgeous and I don’t really feel like trading either. The thought of just phoning it in had occurred to me, but as the new month just rolled over I thought I may as well take another peek at our monthly charts. Which uncovered quite some interesting perspectives […]

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Rearranging The Deck Shares------Central Banks Inflating Massive Debt Bubble Even Further

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Madness In Subzero Land-------Swiss Yield Curve Goes Negative Out To 50 Years

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The Gold Situation----An Update On The Uptrend

  A Growing Bullish Chorus – With Somewhat Muted Enthusiasm A few days ago a well-known mainstream investment house (which shall remain nameless) informed the world that it now expects the gold price to reach “$1,500 by early 2017”. Our first thought was: “Now they tell us!”. You won’t be surprised to learn that the […]

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