marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / January 21, 2015
Many investors appear to have lost their bearings. It is as if the proverbial rug has been pulled from beneath their feet. Last week’s bolt from the blue by the Swiss National Bank is simply the latest in a string of significant surprises. The decline […]
mises.org / Mark Abdelnour / JANUARY 22, 2015
Another year is under way, and we are in the midst of yet another central bank-induced credit bubble. This time, the culprit is shaping up to be the oil and gas industry. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has seen a marked rise in usage in the United […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • January 21, 2015
The worst month in the Southeast since the Financial Crisis.
Despite President Obama’s emphatic assurances in the State of the Union Address that “our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999,” there have recently been some uncomfortable squiggles, so to […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • January 20, 2015
“A bit of inequality is good as it creates incentives for hard work and rewards entrepreneurship,” explained Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor of Allianz and former CEO of PIMCO. “Lots of inequality is bad, disenfranchises segments of society, and erodes the social fabric,” he said, joining […]
clivemaund.com / Clive P. Maund / January 18th, 2015
Nothing has been done to address the structural inadequecies and distortions that lead to the 2008 financial crisis – instead our leaders have resorted to the procrastination made possible by turning to drugs, specifically Quantitative Easing, which has enabled them to clamp interest rates at […]
acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / January 15, 2015
Dow down a little on Tuesday. Gold almost unchanged. Oil kept slipping.
“Oil fell below $45 a barrel amid speculation that US stockpiles will increase, exacerbating a global supply glut that’s driven prices to the lowest in more than 5½ years.
Oil slumped […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / By Bill Holter / January 13th, 2015
Last week I described the story of my New Year’s Eve shenanigans where I conducted a very “informal” poll. If you recall, my goal for the evening was to slip the phrase “when the banks close this year” into each conversation I had. I did […]
theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder / January 6th, 2015
If you do not believe that we are heading directly toward another major financial crisis, you need to read this article. So many of the exact same patterns that preceded the great financial collapse of 2008 are happening again right before our very eyes. History […]
investmentwatchblog.com / January 1st, 2015
Seniors Hit Hard by Financial Crisis
Collapsing home prices, tight credit, dwindling investment income a lethal brew
Collapsing real estate values and an imploding Wall Street are making life uncertain for everyone, but seniors are being hit especially hard.
The economic upheaval has shattered many seniors’ retirement plans and, even […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / December 26, 2014
At best it is the holiday season when hopes and wishes abound. It may be as it was for Ebenezer, “an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of undone potato.” At worst it is spiked eggnog and […]
zerohedge.com / By Nick Colas via ConvergEx / 12/23/2014 12:07
Drones are “In”; laptops are “out”. Demand for pickup trucks, guns, and used cars are all still hot, but food stamp participation is climbing once again. Sales of gold and silver coins remain weak, but the same goes for U.S. equity mutual funds. And […]
gold-eagle.com / Walter J. “John” Williams / December 17, 2014
Rosy GDP numbers may have cheered the masses, but John Williams of ShadowStats.comsays we’re a long way from prosperity. In this interview with The Gold Report, Williams debunks the myth of economic recovery and warns that we still have serious debts to settle. That is […]
mauldineconomics.com / JOHN MAULDIN / DECEMBER 11, 2014
This week’s Outside the Box continues with a theme that I and my colleague Worth Wray have been hammering on for some time: the very real potential for a rising dollar to trigger the next global financial crisis.
We are concerned about the consequences of multi-speed […]
kingworldnews.com / December 10, 2014
On the heels of another wild day of trading in global markets, today one of the legends in the business includes a guest commentary about a trigger that has the possibility of sending the world hurtling headlong into the next major financial crisis.
By Art Cashin Director of […]
tfmetalsreport.com / By Turd Ferguson / November 29, 2014
There are certainly some signs that we once again stand near the edge of the precipice. Therefore, I thought I’d just make this podcast immediately public.
It’s not that this podcast is full of incredible analysis or earth-shattering information. It just seems […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • November 24, 2014
The plunging price of oil since June has been a leading indicator: global economic growth is in trouble, despite six years of unprecedented central-bank free-money policies that caused asset prices to soar but has accomplished little else. This scenario has now been confirmed by […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / November 19th, 2014
According to this chart, the Fed’s favorite “inflation barometer” – the “five-year forward five-year inflation expectations index” – has fallen to its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis; you know, when oil was $40/bbl. and no one bought anything, as a cumulative “deer in headlights” syndrome […]