zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/22/2014 08:15 -0500
Over the weekend, when looking at the supply dynamics of global Treasury paper, we wrote “Bond Yields Set To Plunge In 2015: Next Year Global Treasury Supply Will Tumble By 20% As ECB Joins The Party.” This morning, Bloomberg picks up on this with “The $6.3 […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / December 17, 2014
First comes production. Then comes income. Spending and savings follow. All the rest is debt…….unless you believe in a magic Keynesian ether called “aggregate demand” and a blatant stab-in-the-dark called “potential GDP”.
I don’t. So let’s start with a pretty startling contrast between two bellwether data […]
gold-eagle.com / John Rubino / December 16, 2014
To say that gold is in a bear market is to misunderstand both gold and markets. Gold isn’t an investment that goes up and down. It is money in the most basic store-of-value sense. Most of the time it just sits there, and when its price changes […]
thedailysheeple.com / Joshua Krause / December 15th, 2014
More than two decades after the Berlin Wall fell, it appears that the United States and Russia are engaging in the same sort of proxy wars that were so common during the Cold War. Everywhere that Western and Russian spheres of influence meet there is the potential […]
gold-eagle.com / Roxanne Lewis / December 15, 2014
The deficit has now surpassed $18 Trillian…and we will pay through toil, taxes or theft. The U.S. debt will reach $28 Trillion by 2018, in just three years. Our government and the Fed are out of ideas, no one is buying U.S. treasuries anymore, no amount […]
thedailysheeple.com / Washington’s Blog / December 15th, 2014
Alleged Meeting Between 9/11 Hijacker and Iraqi Official Was Debunked by U.S. Intelligence Agencies Before It Was Trumpeted As War Justification … U.S. Pressured Czech Government to Lie
There is extensive evidence that the U.S. government intentionally lied us into the Iraq war.
Here’s a quick refresher:
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/12/2014 08:24 -0500
Funny what a difference two months make. Back on October 4, we wrote “Here We Go Again: Greece Will Be In Default Within 15 Months, S&P Warns” and… nobody cared as the Greek stock market meltup continued. Now, after the biggest three-day rout in Greek […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/12/2014 07:52 -0500
Courtesy of the Cronybus(sic) last minute passage, government was provided a quid-pro-quo $1.1 trillion spending allowance with Wall Street’s blessing in exchange for assuring banks that taxpayers would be on the hook for yet another bailout, as a result of the swaps push-out provision, after incorporating […]
mises.org / Ryan McMaken / DECEMBER 12, 2014
This week’s internet-fueled Outrage of the Week is the case of Harvard attorney Ben Edelman who has insisted on “notifying the authorities” to punish a small restaurant for “overcharging” the professor to the tune of four dollars.
Boston.com reported on the case, posting the full email […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / December 11, 2014
The times are few and far between that I am in agreement with Senator Elizabeth Warren’s brand of Big Government liberalism. But I do applaud her willingness to stand up to the Wall Street lobby machine; her capacity to recognize and call-out the egregious gambling […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/12/2014 06:50 -0500
“A global flight-to-safety continues to dominate the landscape as lower oil prices drives the bid for core fixed income markets”
– ED&F Man
Anyone who was hoping the market would rebound on last-minute news that the US government has gotten funding for another 9 months, will […]
bullionstar.com / It’s a Mystery / 11 Dec 2014
The incessant commentary about the FED hiking rates is supported only by government data. Retail sales appear great as does the employment situation. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and mine is the data is fabricated.
The rationale is simple. The FED is out of bullets. […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/11/2014 21:56 -0500
And with just over 2 hours left until the funding deadline, and amid high straght to C-SPAN drama, the Crominus bill hass passed thus funding the government until September 2015.
And with that, Wall Street wins again because with the swap pushout rule, a few […]
shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / December 10th, 2014
In recent years the U.S. government has been making massive preparations. They’ve been stockpiling food, riot gear, automatic weapons and billions of rounds of ammunition. While no one in Federal emergency planning services is talking any specifics, recent exercises over American cities and military training simulations all […]
mises.org / Hunter Hastings / DECEMBER 10, 2014
We are told that elections are important, but the most powerful state institution, the central bank, is totally out of reach of the voter.
Ludwig von Mises viewed democracy as a utilitarian concept. It was the form of political organization that allowed the majority to change […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 9 December 2014
Europe’s banks are vulnerable in 2015, due to weak macroeconomic conditions, unfinished regulatory hurdles and the risk of bail-ins according to credit rating agencies.
The economic outlook for European banks in 2015 will be hampered by weak profits, risks of bail-ins and litigation charges, Moody’s […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/09/2014 07:15 -0500
It wasn’t just China’s long overdue crash last night. In addition to the Shanghai Composite suffering its biggest plunge since August 2009, there has been a sharp slide in the USDJPY which has broken its uptrend to +∞ (and hyperinflation), and around the time Chinese gamblers […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/08/2014 09:19 -0500
If one ignores all traditional, staple indicators of a growing economy, such as stable (not plummeting) crude demand, stable (not plummeting) holiday spending and stable (not plummeting) McDonalds comp store sales, then indeed the US economy has “decoupled” from the rest of the world, and those […]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / December 8, 2014
The EU’s Nannycrats Are Coming for Your Toasters Now
First they came for your shower heads and your toilet tanks. Then they came for your olive oil jugs, your incandescent light bulbs and your vacuum cleaners. And you thought your toasters were safe?
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/06/2014 20:31 -0500
Much has been said about Goldman’s control over the most important Federal Reserve of all, that of New York, where the all important Markets Group is located, which does as the name implies, “influences” markets (those who may have missed it are encouraged to read […]