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Charting Banzainomics: What The BOJ’s Shocking Announcement Really Means

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/31/2014 09:13 -0400

Still confused what the BOJ’s shocking move was about, aside from pushing the US stock market to a new record high of course? This should explains it all: as the chart below show, as a result of the BOJ’s stated intention to buy 8 trillion to [...]

Looking for a Good Education at a Low Price, Perhaps Free? Head to Europe

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:53 PM

On June 7, 2014 I wrote Looking to Drastically Reduce College Costs? Study Abroad!

Yesterday, a writer for the Washington Post expressed the same opinion.

Please consider 7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free).

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Why Did Q3 GDP Jump: Thank ISIS And The “War On Terror”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/30/2014 09:10 -0400

As we noted previously, the main reason why Q3 GDP surprised to the upside was thanks to yet another accounting gimmick, where it wasn’t the US consumer leading to US growth, as has historically been the case, but because the government stepped up, and boosted GDP [...]

Q3 GDP Rises 3.5% Despite Sharp Slowdown In Consumption, Pushed Higher By Government Spending Spree

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/30/2014 08:48 -0400

Moments ago, the market was expecting Q3 GDP to print at 3.0%, and was pleasantly surprised when instead it got a 3.5% print, sending all risk assets kneejerk higher. However, a quick glance into the components revealed that things were certainly not as they seemed, with [...]

Austerity as Economic Liberation

mises.org / by Peter St. Onge / Thursday, October 30, 2014

George Soros is back in the news telling Germany who to bail out this week. Soros is especially sore at Germans for promoting austerity, so it’s a great time to ask: does austerity grow an economy?

Why do we care? Investors want to [...]

Nobel Winner Jean Tirole’s Faulty Views on Monopoly

mises.org / by Frank Shostak / Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frenchman Jean Tirole of the University of Toulouse won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for devising methods to improve regulation of industries dominated by a few large firms. According to Tirole, large firms undermine the efficient functioning of the market economy by [...]

THESE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WANT YOU IN 401(K)’S. AND HERE’S WHY.

dollarvigilante.com / by Paul Seymour / October 28th, 2014

I woke up this morning here in the communist-leaning Little Italy which is Buenos Aires, and was hoping to find something to write about, and what did I see? An article entitled – Treasury and IRS Encourage Use of Annuities in 401(k) Plans.

That’s the kind [...]

US Taxpayers Pay For SEC To Arrange Early Release Of Data To HFTs

zerohedge.com / by Sal Arnuk & Joe Saluzzi / 10/29/2014 08:42 -0400

The SEC reportedly does not like trading on information that is not yet public. Just ask SAC Capital, or if you prefer, watch the plethora of insider trading SEC news conferences in general.

Why, even this morning there is a WSJ story about [...]

China “Ghost Town Index” – Here Are China’s 10 “Ghastliest” Cities

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/28/2014 08:14 -0400

Who can forget China’s ghost city of Ordos: back in late 2009, when the hollow shell behind China’s torrid growth was first revealed to the world, the city near China’s Mongolia border was cooler talk for weeks. Fast forward five years later, and Ordos is all [...]

$2.5 BILLION DOLLARS STOLEN FROM AMERICANS BY WHOM? THE ANSWER MIGHT SHOCK YOU…

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / October 27th, 2014

The criminals in federal and local government will steal your money, even if you’re a law-abiding citizen. Don’t believe it? Just ask Carole Hinders (and 62,000 others), who has run a “modest” cash-only Mexican restaurant for many years. Last year two IRS agents came to her home [...]

The Many Ways the State Taxes the Poor

mises.org / by Julian Adorney / Monday, October 27, 2014

Most defenders of the state assume that government services help the poor. And, sometimes, some poor people do benefit financially from government programs. But there’s a hidden cost: taxation and mandatory programs (Social Security, for instance) that hurt the needy by restricting their choices. [...]

Burst Chinese Housing Bubble Leads To First Annual Price Decline Since 2012; Prices Drop In Record 69 Cities

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/24/2014 08:04 -0400

It has been over six months since the Chinese housing bubble has popped. What’s worse, as overnight housing numbers out of China confirmed, the government has so far failed to contain the fallout, and according to the National Bureau of Statistics, which is anything but, after [...]

The Death Rattle of Europe’s Statist Dream

acting-man.com / Rick Ackerman / October 23, 2014

Nothing to Lose …

Europe’s all-too-predictable relapse into recession is gathering force, threatening not only the pipe dream of economic and political unity, but eroding grandiose illusions that have helped prop up the world’s financial house of cards. The unwillingness of France in particular to play [...]

CAN THE BLOCKCHAIN CHANGE THE WORLD?

dollarvigilante.com / Adil Elias / October 22nd, 2014

“The most effective way to change the system is not from within, not even by a violent revolution, but by inventing a new system that makes the old one obsolete.” – Unknown Author

STATE MONOPOLIES ARE BAD FOR YOUR SOUL

There’s a myth going around that whenever [...]

Understanding “Quid Pro Quo”

mises.org / by Gary Galles / Thursday, October 23, 2014

Like other spontaneously evolving systems, language tends to move in the direction of more effective cooperation. But sometimes usage distorts once-clear words into sources of confusion.

C.S. Lewis cited “gentleman” as an example. Its usage moved from stating a fact —a man who [...]

India Gold Demand Surges 450% and Bank of Russia Demand At 15 Year High

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 22 October 2014

Demand for gold continues to be robust and has indeed increased significantly in recent weeks despite gold’s most recent paper driven gold weakness.

Demand in China and India surged again and gold reserve diversification by the central bank of Russia hit a new record high in [...]

Time to make it easier for people to get loans with lower credit and lower down payments: FHFA looking seriously at making it easier for cash strapped Americans to take on mortgages.

doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / October 21st, 2014

If you had to write two chapters on the housing market between say 2000 and 2007 and one between 2007 and 2014 both would look incredibly different. One was guided by massive exuberance and a populist movement of giving money to anyone with a pulse. The [...]

Greece 10-Year Bond Yield Soars to 9% as Prime Minister’s Gambit Explodes; Snap Elections Likely, and Opposition Syriza Would Win

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:50 PM

In the last three days, yield on the Greek 10-year government bond soared from 6.6% to over 9% before settling at 8.917%.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ Gambit Explodes

Greek bonds yields had already been climbing with the rise of the radical [...]

Europe: The Good, the Bad … and the Hookers

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / October 16, 2014

The Bad News First – Greece is Crashing Again

We only recently reported on the ludicrous idea of Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras to pretend that the Greek government is suddenly not bankrupt anymore (see: “Greece Tries to Escape Bail-Out” for details). Note that non-performing bank loans [...]

Impact of FATCA – and the Case for Physical and Regional Diversification

thedailybell.com / By Staff News & Analysis / October 16, 2014

The height of idiocy: US Government hijacks the whole Swiss banking system … True story … One of our SMC members just received a package from HSBC giving him and his wife a deadline to comply with FATCA—US’ global tax law … Suddenly [...]