zerohedge.com / Seth Klarman / 09/17/2014 22:58 -0400
We don’t know now (nor do we ever know) what the overall market will do. As we’ve discussed in recent letters, there are reasons for investors to be frightened but also numerous individual opportunities worth seizing. Today’s limited opportunity set means that we are [...]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
For those understandably disgusted by the reckless expansion of the US money supply over the past six years, it’s vitally important to remember that the road to our monetary endgame is not a straight line, nor necessarily intuitive.
I have long been [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/16/2014 13:37
From Goldman’s Yu Song:
Domestic media (Sina) reported that the PBOC conducted RMB 500bn of Standing Lending Facility operations with the big 5 commercial banks (ICBC, BOC, BoCOM, CCB, ABC). The reports note that the duration is 3 months and the RMB 500 bn [...]
goldsilverworlds.com / by Francis Schutte / September 16, 2014
Everybody has to spend energy, has to work for his living. This is true for Government as well as for the Billionaires and for the ordinary employee. Nothing – except for Sunshine and Air – comes for free. Note that today, sometimes people even pay for [...]
marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / September 16, 2014
The week’s key events kick-off today as the FOMC starts its two-day meeting. Thursday features Scotland’s referendum, the ECB’s TLTRO and the SNB’s meeting. Consolidative trading continues to be the dominant theme. The dollar has been largely confined to yesterday’s trading ranges against the euro and [...]
goldbroker.com / Nick Laird / Sep 15, 2014
In 1975-76 the Dow/Gold Ratio rebounded yet the economic problems were not fixed – just the same as we see today.
The real decline in the Dow/Gold Ratio should be in front of us as the Dow falls into deflation of wealth and gold rises into inflation [...]
marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / September 15, 2014
The US dollar is firm, though largely confined to the pre-weekend range. The Australian dollar is a significant exception. The sharp downside momentum seen over the past several sessions has been further encouraged by disappointing Chinese data. Over the weekend, the world’s second largest economy reported [...]
dollarcollapse.com / John Rubino / September 10, 2014
By now it’s an article of faith within the sound money community that most major countries have borrowed so much that they’re left with only two options: default on their debt through mass-bankruptcy and a new Great Depression, or inflate it away through stepped-up currency [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / September 12, 2014
It’s hard these days to worry about inflation amidst a maelstrom of voices claiming that there isn’t enough inflation to begin with, and that the world will end if prices stop rising even for a moment. Whatever inflation we may encounter in daily [...]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev / September 12, 2014
So Bank to Russia decided to maintain its benchmark rate at 8% today. The announcement is here http://www.cbr.ru/eng/press/pr.aspx?file=12092014_133319eng_dkp2014-09-12T13_29_04.htm. This was expected by majority of analysts: 17 expected no hike, 7 expected a 50bps hike and 1 expected a 25bps hike. My own view – [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • September 12, 2014
It’s hard these days to worry about inflation amidst a maelstrom of voices claiming that there isn’t enough inflation to begin with, and that the world will end if prices stop rising for a moment. Whatever inflation we may encounter in daily life, whether [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / David Schectman / September 12th, 2014
I recently sent an email to a friend who is seriously involved in the stock market. He still watches Kramer and two other shows on CNBC. He never misses a single day. I pointed out that a lot of investors have left the stock market [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / September 11th, 2014
Lately it feels like “goldbugs” have been forced to endure the trials of a job. Trust me, no one understands this better than myself, having taken my first job in the mining industry in April 2007, the exact month the TSX-Venture index peaked; and joining Miles Franklin [...]
bullionbullscanada.com / by Jeff Nielson / 10 September 2014
Few historical figures of our recent era have been (falsely) lionized in a more egregious manner than the infamous Paul Volcker. According to the economic mythology written by our Revisionists (i.e. our “history”); Volcker almost single-handedly “rescued” the U.S. economy – and thus [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/11/2014 07:10 -0400
Following yesterday’s confusing exuberance, which saw the sluggish market rise in the last hours of trading as the latest Scottish poll showed a reverse of the “Yes” momentum (and fading Gartman’s latest reco of course), overnight European jitters have re-emerged once more following [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2014 14:13
While we fully understand that when selling institutionally-priced newsletters to institutions (not retail for one simple reason: lack of “other people’s money” to spend) one will have a far more lucrative career as a bull than as a bear simply because insecure (that would be [...]
europac.net / By Peter Schiff / September 10, 2014
Friday’s release of disappointing August payroll numbers should have been a jarring wake-up call warning Wall Street that the economy has been treading on thin ice. Instead the alarm clock was stuffed under the pillow and Wall Street kept sleeping. The miss was so epic [...]
alt-market.com / Katya Sandino / 10 September 2014 04:32
This article was written by Katya Sandino and originally published at Outsider Club
Remember when Subway got in trouble for selling “footlong” sandwhiches that were less than 12 inches long?
They’re not alone.
If you feel like you’re getting less for your money [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • September 10, 2014
Mergers and Acquisitions activity in the US jumped 60% this year over the same period last year, according to a Goldman Sachs report. But LBOs?
After years of a relentless run-up in stock prices, corporations are busy gobbling up overvalued companies with [...]
gold-eagle.com / Stewart Thomson / September 9, 2014
The QE program created substantial hedge fund interest in gold-related ETFs. Unfortunately, QE never created the inflation the funds had anticipated.
That’s because commercial banks held the QE money they received, “tight to the chest”, rather than loaning it to businesses and consumers.