gold-eagle.com / Jeb Handwerger / October 29, 2014
Risk taking is a natural part of life, especially in the capitalist system where the greater the risk, the increased potential reward. The TSX Venture Index which is made of the Canadian start-ups in junior mining and high tech is hitting lows not seen since 2002 and [...]
news.goldseek.com / By: Frank E. Holmes / 28 October 2014
Forty-four percent. That’s the alarming unemployment rate for those aged 15 to 25 in Italy, where I traveled recently to meet with other global chief executives and business leaders.
The reason for Italy’s high youth unemployment? Tortuous red tape, high taxation and thuggish unions. Many [...]
dealbook.nytimes.com / By JACK EWING and CHAD BRAY / OCTOBER 28, 2014
The German lender Deutsche Bank announced a management shakeup Tuesday that will move the chief financial officer, Stefan Krause, to a newly created post and give his duties to a Goldman Sachs Group partner, Marcus Schenck.
Deutsche Bank also named Christian [...]
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / October 27, 2014
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Europe had hundreds of inspectors check 130 banks for a year in that stress test. Who do you think picked up the tab for that? And what did Europe’s taxpayers get in return? As [...]
arabianmoney.net / 25 October 2014
Nothing like leaking bad news in advance to attempt to defuse its market impact. The European Central Bank is set to fail 25 institutions next week as part of their euro-area bank health check, while 105 firms are said to have passed the comprehensive assessment. Storm clouds are gathering again [...]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / 25 October 2014
The week ahead is eventful. Investors will learn of the results of review and stress test of European banks. The Federal Reserve meets, as do three other central banks (Bank of Japan, Sweden’s Riksbank and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Important elections were held in [...]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 24 October 2014
The behaviour of financial markets these days is frankly divorced from reality, with value-investing banished.
Markets have become distorted by Rumsfeld-knowns such as interest rate policy and “market guidance”, and Rumsfeld-unknowns such as undeclared market intervention by the authorities. On top of these distortions there [...]
caseyresearch.com / Chuck Butler / October 24, 2014
In This Issue.
* Currencies eke out small gains. * Eurozone AQR results on Sunday. * Brazilian election on Sunday, finally! * China’s Gold demand in 2013 reaches 2,199 tonnes!
And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.
A Good Data-Wise Week For China.
Good Day!… [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:52 PM
The Markit Flash Eurozone PMI shows the steepest fall in output prices since global crisis and renewed job losses, in spite of an otherwise stable PMI.
The Eurozone saw a marginal upturn in growth of business activity in October, according to the flash [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/23/2014 06:59 -0400
Perhaps the most interesting question from late yesterday is just how did the Chinese PMI rebound from 50.4 to 50.2, when the bulk of its most important forward-looking components, New Orders, Output, New Export Orders…
… posted a material deterioration? When asked, not even [...]
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theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / October 22, 2014
Reuters has had a busy day today reporting on Europe’s banks and the stress tests the European Banking Authority is set to unveil on Sunday. And which put the EU and ECB on a [...]
yanisvaroufakis.eu / By yanisv / Oct 20, 2014
The spectre of Greek contagion seems to be returning to the Eurozone. At least this is the fear that I sense by talking to financial journalists across Europe. In this interview with Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues (for EXPRESSO) I argue that: “The Euro Crisis never went away. What [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 20, 2014
On October 6, I noted German Factory Orders Slump 5.7%, Most Since January 2009.
The previous month was up 4.9%, so I averaged the two months noting “The average result is a decline of 0.4% per month, for the last two months. That process also [...]
yanisvaroufakis.eu / by yanisv / Oct 17, 2014
In this interview, with Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachtrichten (German Business News), I address the question of what happened in recent days in the Greek bond markets, in view of the Greek government’s failed attempt to argue that Greece is about to exit its Bailout. Regular readers may notice [...]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 14, 2014
That the eurozone is experiencing lowflation, which is threatening to morph into deflation, is well appreciated. What is less appreciated that it is not just a function of ECB policy.
The UK and Sweden both reported softer than expected inflation data. And it is not [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/14/2014 06:47 -0400
So far the overnight session has been a mirror image of Monday’s, when futures languished at the lows only to ramp higher as soon as Europe started BTFD. Today, on the other hand, we had a rather amusing surge in the AUDJPY as several central banks [...]
kingworldnews.com / October 13, 2014
On the heels of the beginning of another week of trading in global markets, today one of the brightest minds in the financial world warned King World News that the world is now rolling over into a hard deflation.
By Michael Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies
October 13 [...]
garynorth.com / By Gary North / October 11, 2014
You read that right. Right.
I think like an economist. The economist always thinks in terms of alternatives. The economist’s mindset was expressed clearly by the late comedian, Henny Youngman. “How’s your wife?” “Compared to what?”
One of the most common complaints against the [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 10, 2014
It didn’t take all that long. In November 2011, Alexander Stubb, then Finnish Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, added his morsels of wisdom to the Eurozone debt crisis that was blooming into splendid fruition.
“It should be the triple-A countries” – at the time [...]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 10 October 2014
Recent evidence points increasingly towards global economic contraction.
Parts of the Eurozone are in great difficulty, and only last weekend S&P the rating agency warned that Greece will default on its debts “at some point in the next fifteen months”. Japan is collapsing under [...]