marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 1, 2014
It is not the US economic entrails have necessarily made for enjoyable reading of late. As seems to be often the case, economists revised higher their economic forecasts after being consistently surprised by the actual reports, just in time for the economy lose some momentum.
traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / Dan Norcini / Tuesday, September 30, 2014
WOW! The Euro is getting obliterated on the foreign exchange markets this morning as news of an horrendous reading (for the ECB) on the inflation front sent shock waves through the markets. Consumer price inflation came in at 0.3% for the month of September, the slowest [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/01/2014 05:45 -0400
If the European triple-dip alert was barely glowing a muted red until this morning, then following the latest German PMI data, which tumbled to 49.9 from 50.3, below the 50.3 consensus, and is the first contractionary print in 15 months, then they are now screaming a [...]
caseyresearch.com / Chuck Butler / September 30, 2014
In This Issue.
* Dollar is back in charge. * Euro gets whacked on inflation news. * Is Commodity Bull Run over? * Bears Stearns revisited.
And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.
Eurozone Inflation Falls To .3%…
Good Day! . And a Tom Terrific Tuesday [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/30/2014 06:14 -0400
Anyone confused why futures are doing their best to surge in the overnight session, the answer is simple: first it was Japan reporting the latest batch of atrocious economic data, which an hour ago was followed by Europe own abysmal econofreakshow, where Eurostat just reported that [...]
sovereignman.com / by Simon Black on September 25, 2014
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
It was only 18-months ago that one of the brokest banking systems in the world became the first modern example of financial cannibalism.
I’m sure you remember how it all went down in Cyprus last year… but I’ll [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / September 24, 2014
A true debacle happened. Just when we thought the euro was safe, that ECB President Mario Draghi had single-handedly duct-taped the Eurozone back together in the summer of 2012 with his magic words, “whatever it takes.” Markets assumed that they were backed by the [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:53 PM
French Private Sector Output Decline 5th Month
The demise in France continues. Markit reports French Private Sector Output Falls Further in September.
Flash France Composite Output Index(1) falls to 49.1 (49.5 in August), 3-month low Flash France [...]
gata.org / By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, London / September 23, 2014
The stunning rise of Germany’s anti-euro party threatens to paralyze efforts to hold the eurozone together and may undermine any quantitative easing by the European Central Bank, Standard & Poor’s has warned.
Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has swept through Germany like a tornado, [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Michael Shedlock / September 18, 2014
Following on the “success” of the ECB’s LTRO (Long Term Refinance Operation) which did nothing to spur lending and everything to create the biggest sovereign bond bubble the world has ever seen, ECB president Mario Draghi announced a TLTRO or Targeted LTRO on September [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 15, 2014
Price Deflation Hits Italy First Time in 55 Years
The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reports that consumer price inflation declined by 0.1% from August 2013 to August 2014.
Italian consumer prices fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in August of 2014, matching [...]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 12 September 2014
You’d think that the US dollar has suddenly become strong, and the chart below of the other three major currencies confirms it.
The US dollar is the risk-free currency for international accounting, because it is the currency on which all the others are based. And [...]
goldsilverworlds.com / Global Gold Outlook Report / September 11, 2014
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Europe’s economy is at a standstill. This summer was full of critical developments in the Eurozone: In June, [...]
washingtonsblog.com / By Ellen Brown / September 9, 2014
In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid [...]
Esther Bubley Greyhound bus at Washington Court House, Ohio Sep 1943
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / September 8, 2014
You know they’re desperate when they play the royal card and announce a new baby on the way. Britain, and especially Downing Street 10, got a huge scare last week when [...]
traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / Dan Norcini / September 4, 2014
“Stick a fork in it – it’s done!” is a common expression one hears down in Texas during Bar-B-Q season.
One could say the same thing about the Euro after the ECB slashed interest rates from 0.15% to a paltry 0.05%. I suppose the only thing [...]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 4 September 2014
ECB Meets in Frankfurt
As the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) convenes today in Frankfurt for its monthly policy meeting, markets are focusing on how the ECB will signal the initiation of its quantitative easing (QE) programme which is aimed at countering [...]
streettalklive.com / Lance Roberts / 02 September 2014
A few weeks ago I asked a simple question: “Can The U.S. Economy Stand Alone?”
“The following chart is food for thought. There are extremely high expectations that the U.S. economy will achieve “lift off” in terms of economic growth eventually achieving 3-4% annualized growth rates. The [...]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 1, 2014
This Great Graphic was created on Bloomberg. It depicts the US manufacturing PMI (white line) and the eurozone manufacturing ISM (yellow line). There has been a clear divergence since the start of the year. Briefly, in January, the eurozone reading rose above the US. This [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/02/2014 08:50 -0400
While yesterday everyone was focusing on the ongoing escalation in Ukraine, or BBQing, the real story was the sudden and quite dramatic collapse, or as we called it, “bloodbath” in global manufacturing as tracked by various PMI indices.
Here, via Bank of [...]