wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 31, 2014
For individual Americans, economic “growth” means the opposite.
That the economy grew at a “faster than expected” annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter has been touted as a sign that now – finally, after years of false promises – it is reaching that [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 31, 2014
That the economy grew at a “faster than expected” annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter has been touted as a sign that now – finally, after years of false promises – it is reaching that ever elusive “escape velocity.” But instantly, people with [...]
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / October 30, 2014
NPC Grief monument, Rock Creek cemetery, Washington, DC 1915
It seems like every blue moon or so I need to return to Groucho’s definition of chaos theory, it keeps on popping up. The first time I used it in an article goes back to [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/30/2014 16:06
If a broken window is good for the Keynesian economy, then today’s broken market (worse than the 2013 Nasdaq blackout) was certainly good for stocks as exchanges broke left and right, futures volume exploded and S&P almost hit 2,000 all on the back of a 2-week [...]
Anatomy of a market screw up – $SPY pic.twitter.com/biK29lDXGm
— Eric Scott Hunsader (@nanexllc) October 30, 2014
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/30/2014 14:27
To ‘prove’ that the end of QE3 is not a negative for stocks and to ‘confirm’ the Fed’s narrative that the economy is surging (despite all the unsustainable [...]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 30 OCTOBER 2014
“A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no matter how long it persists, can never afford to become either tolerant or intellectually stable…”
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/30/2014 15:33
Call it Monitoring Universe of Non-Bank Financial Intermediation (MUNFI), Other Financial Intermediaries (OFI), non-bank financial intermediation or, easiest of all, by its widely accepted name, Shadow banking. Whatever you want to call it, the latest just released estimate by the Financial Stability Board of how [...]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By Jeffrey P. Snider / October 30, 2014
Most of what accounts for GDP is nothing but noise, leaving only a few major indications about what the economy is doing (or not doing). Prior to 2008, that wasn’t much of a problem as GDP by and large seemed to correlate well with other [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/30/2014 14:17
A week ago, when showing the following chart of Chinese housing trends…
… we reported that the “burst Chinese housing bubble leads to first annual price decline since 2012“, and warned that it is only a matter of time before both China’s GDP, extensively reliant on [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/29/2014 16:48
It is perhaps the definition of irony that just two hours after the Fed issued a surprising statement that was so bullish on US growth it is as if the past month never happened, as if Williams and Bullard never threatened with QE4 just because [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/29/2014 11:20
Because, allegedly, according to a divorce complaint filed by his admittedly “cocaine-snorting” estranged wife and mother of two, former UBS healthcare banker poached by Jefferies in 2009, Sage Kelly (henceforth known as the “defendant”) is quite an entertaining, all around swell guy who singlehandedly would have boosted [...]
news.goldseek.com / By Graham Summers / 29 October 2014
We’ve now seen the last day for a Fed POMO.
If you’re unfamiliar with this term, it stands for Permanent Open Market Operation. This is the mechanism through which the Fed pumps money from QE into the financial system. It’s also the single most important [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 28, 2014
Inquiring minds are digging into the Census Bureau Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders for September 2014 for hints at 4th quarter GDP.
The headline data shows new orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $3.2 billion or 1.3 percent. This [...]
Unknown California State Automobile Association signage 1925
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / October 27, 2014
I can repeat this every single day: China is in much worse shape than we know from official numbers.
• Stock Markets Threatened By Collapse In Chinese Consumer Demand (Questor)
The capitulation of the Chinese consumer threatens [...]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev / October 27, 2014
In the previous (lengthy) post I covered my view of the ECB stress tests results. But, per chance, you have missed two core points on these, here they are, in a neater summary:
Point 1: Stress tests are weak compared to expectations and independent analysts’ [...]
zerohedge.com / by Brooks Ritchey – MD, K2 Advisors via Beyond Bulls and Bears / 10/26/2014 12:44
What do quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity have to do with global central bank policy? Years of aggressive central bank policies haven’t resulted in the type of accelerated global growth one might expect, so Brooks Ritchey, [...]
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 [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/23/2014 10:10
Remember Europe’s “austerity”, or rather as we dubbed it, fauxterity?
Of course, how could you forget: after all everything that is wrong with Europe is blamed not on government corruption and the complete lack of reform, enabled so gloriously by Goldman’s custodian of Europe’s money printer [...]
Gottscho-Schleisner L Motors at 175th Street and Broadway, NYC Mar 24 1948
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / October 21, 2014
This contradicts a whole lot of western ‘experts’.
• Oil Prices Won’t Recover Above $100 – Russian Finance Ministry (RT)
Decreasing oil prices are “inevitable” and the chance they will exceed $100 [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/21/2014 10:26
It is now beyond ridiculous.
Recall yesterday we reported that according to Japan’s Economy Minister, Akira Amari, who over the weekend went full economic retard – rather than face reality that Abenomics currency devaluation printfest has crushed the consumer beyond all expectations, he blamed the weather for [...]