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 […]
libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Nov 14, 2014
These agreements were created 100 years ago to give juvenile defendants and first-time offenders a chance to for rehabilitate themselves. Only in the last 20 years have DPAs migrated to the field of corporate criminals, treating them like kids who’ve just gone down a bad path in […]
kingworldnews.com / November 11, 2014
With oil trading near $77, and stocks at all-time highs, below are three incredibly powerful commentaries discussing everything from a coming stock market crash to a severe financial crisis and a loss of confidence.
By Art Cashin Director of Floor Operations at UBS
November 11 (King World […]
gold-eagle.com / Streetwise Reports / November 5, 2014
When Dr. Alan Greenspan became chairman of the Federal Reserve, he moved from the world of rhetorical economics to the world of action. His most recent memoir, “The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting,” attempts to make sense of how […]
libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Oct 30, 2014
Two headlines came across my screens today, which taken together pretty much sum up the effects of policy decisions made by Central Bankers and politicians since the financial crisis. The financial oligarchs got bailed out, and the rich got richer due to decisions made by “leaders” around […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/23/2014 08:51 -0400
If even George Soros is getting concerned and writing Op-Eds, then Putin must be truly winning.
Here are the highlights from what the Open Society founder has to say about the “existential” Russian threat in a just released Op-Ed:
Europe is facing a challenge from […]
mises.org / by Joseph T. Salerno / Friday, October 17, 2014
There are strong indications that the remarkable run up of asset prices in the last few years is beginning to run out of steam and may be on the verge of collapse. We will leave aside the question of whether the asset […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / October 15, 2014
When it comes to forecasting, the IMF is virtually always wrong to a large extent. Indeed, often they are spectacularly wrong as was the case with the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Why anyone ever bothers to listen is really baffling. They never admit mistakes and are […]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / October 13, 2014
Derivatives “Stays” – The Next Step in Corralling Investor Funds
We previously discussed the debate over the introduction of new rules that would allow money market funds to stop withdrawals – see “Redemption Gates for Money Market Funds” for details. This debate followed on the heels of […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/10/2014 08:17 -0400
In another well-funded research study, the New York Fed has, via its Liberty Street Economics blog, unveiled its explanation for why volatility is low (obviously missing the Kevin Henry-Citadel dark-pool VIX-slamming machinations that are so evident on an almost daily basis). Their findings are a little […]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / October 9, 2014
Give the Man a Nobel Prize Already!
There’s always something funny to report from the wacky world of our central planning bien pensants, (a.k.a. “high IQ morons” – h/t Bill Bonner), especially when one of them has a sudden personal epiphany he feels he must immediately impart […]
peakprosperity.com / by Adam Taggart / October 3, 2014, 7:08 PM
Chapter 16 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.
As detailed in earlier chapters, the US’ debts and unfunded liabilities far exceed its assets. But making matters worse, the country is suffering from a prolonged failure to save […]
thedailybell.com / By Staff News & Analysis / October 01, 2014
Mass default looms as world sinks beneath a sea of debt … As if the fast degenerating geo-political situation isn’t bad enough, here’s another lorry load of concerns to add to the pile. The UK and US economies may be on the mend […]
thedailybell.com / By Staff News & Analysis / September 30, 2014
How Eric Holder Failed the Economy … Attorney General Eric Holder, who plans to step down after more than five years in office, has efforts and achievements to be proud of, no doubt, but will probably be remembered above all for something he […]
gold-eagle.com / Ronan Manly / September 29, 2014
During the financial crisis in September 2008, the gold price rose $50 in one day, September 18, as investors sought refuge in the one asset that they perceived to be a safe-haven of high liquidity and high credit quality. This one day move in September 2008 was […]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / September 29, 2014
Greek Government Worried About Its Survival
Antonis Samaras has a problem: just as the relatively tough austerity medicine Greece was forced to take seems to be beginning to bear some fruit (Greece is the one euro area country where nominal government spending has indeed declined significantly), his […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Steen Jakobsen / Sunday, September 28, 2014 8:02 PM
The “elephant in the room” is debt. Try as they might, central bankers have not been able to spur credit, hiring, or much business expansion because of the elephant. Things are even worse in Europe.
Via email, this is a guest […]
zerohedge.com / by Steen Jakobsen / 09/27/2014 20:03 -0400
Surely not this old chestnut – again?
‘Interest on debt grows without rain’ – Yiddish proverb
This proverb explains most of what goes on in policy circles these days. We are now watching Extend-and-Pretend, Episode VI: Promises for improvement amid […]
mises.org / by David Howden / Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection six years ago this month. The event has become famous as the spark that ignited the global financial crisis. Since that date, millions have lost their jobs and livelihoods, and countless others have seen […]