zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/31/2015 08:20 -0400
The constant changes to Fed policy targets and enslavement to the ticker must change, according to former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh.
“The markets think they have Yellen’s number,” that she will never allow markets to go down, Warsh warns “that is a very dangerous development.”
marctomarket.com / Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot / March 29, 2015
EM currencies are starting the week under pressure again from a broadbased dollar recovery. While expectations for a Fed lift-off remain in flux, the recent rebound in the dollar suggests that on a relative basis, the US economic and interest rate outlooks remain […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / by CHARLES HUGH SMITH / MARCH 26, 2015
When the phantom wealth evaporates and risk assets go bidless, cash will once again be king, for the simple reason there will be so little of it.
Occasionally it’s a good idea to step away from the daily grind to consider the larger issues […]
mises.org / Antony P. Mueller / MARCH 27, 2015
All Keynesian roads lead to stagflation. That was the case in Europe and in the United States in the 1970s when both stagnation and inflation hit the economies at the same time. Currently, this is the case in Brazil.
Since coming into power in 2003, […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / March 25, 2015
Japan reports CPI, alongside retail sales, unemployment and overall household spending early tomorrow in Tokyo. Despite the extremely aggressive expansionary monetary policy, the BOJ has not managed to squash deflationary forces. The BOJ has chosen to target the core rate, which in Japan excludes fresh food. […]
srsroccoreport.com / March 24, 2015
Investors worried about the highly leveraged fiat monetary system based on massive debt and derivatives need to read the new book, “The Silver Manifesto.” This book was written by David Morgan and Chris Marchese of Silver-Investor.com.
The primary purpose of writing The Silver Manifesto is to educate the reader […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / March 24, 2015
The CFA Society of the UK, in a poll of its 11,000 “investment professional membership,” put the conclusion into the headline:
Perception jumps of Developed Market Equities as overvalued, as indication of ‘Bond Bubble’ becomes more extreme.
The Fed has floored the monetary accelerator with […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/23/2015 09:05 -0400
Things are going from bad to worse not only for the “Chinese growth is stable at 7%” but the “US is decoupling from the rest of the world” false narratives. But while we have been pounding the table on both for years, only last week did […]
mises.org / Edin Mujagic / MARCH 20, 2015
The Fed, the ECB, and the Bank of England repeatedly tell us that deflation is extremely dangerous for an economy. Central bankers, most economists, and the media speak of deflation as one of the greatest disasters that can strike an economy.
It is stunning then, given […]
mybudget360.com / by mybudget360 / March 18, 2015
The Fed has taken a page out of George Orwell’s 1984. Doublespeak is all the rage and the Fed’s statements are analyzed as if sifting for gold. Even when they don’t do anything markets jump. The Fed sets the tone on our debt addiction. The Fed dropped […]
gata.org / By Szu Ping Chan / Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Low inflation, bond yields, and interest rates around the world will push the boundaries of economic and political stability to breaking point if they continue on their downward trajectory, the Bank for International Settlements has warned.
The Swiss-based “bank of central banks” said […]
goldsilverworlds.com / Gold Silver Worlds / March 18, 2015
The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee just concluded their March policy meeting and it certainly gave traders plenty to chew over heading into Q2. Traders were hyper-focused on whether the central bank would remove its “patient” pledge (before raising interest rates) and on that front, […]
Police are erecting barbed wire fences around the ECB’s new headquarter in Frankfurt. Photo credit: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / March 18, 2015
While the whole world is waiting with bated breath whether the bureaucrats running the Federal Reserve will alter, remove or retain a single adjective in […]
mises.org / by Peter Wong / MARCH 18, 2015
Historically, low oil prices have been perceived by many as an overriding positive for the economy. This has especially been the case in the United States where most households rely on car travel as a primary means of transport. Low oil prices allow households to spend […]
doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / March 17th, 2015
People rarely think about the cost of living and how it impacts their long-term economic future. The Bay Area may seem expensive but incomes in the area do justify some higher prices (maybe not to current levels but that is how the market responds). That is […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/17/2015 06:45 -0400
Following yesterday’s inexplicable ramp in stocks, which perhaps was driven by the collapse in oil (which sent energy companies higher because a 30x energy forward PE is cheap), and by the latest battery of disappointing economic data which made it less likely the Fed will […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Urban Carmel, Courtesy of The Fat Pitch / March 16, 2015
Question: What do the following have in common: falling inflation, soaring bond prices, disastrous corporate earnings, plunging retail sales and “the worst US macro relative to expectations since 2009″?
Answer: The price of oil.
Crude oil prices have dropped 60% […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Monday, March 16, 2015 2:25 AM
If economists were right, wage growth and inflation would be soaring. After all, the Phillips Curve states that decreased unemployment in an economy will correlate with higher rates of inflation [and higher wage growth].
Let’s explore that thesis.
Average Hourly Earnings Percent Change […]
news.goldseek.com / By Jeff Clark / 13 March 2015
Right now, even the staunchest gold investors are weary of the years-long drubbing the gold price has taken since its $1,921 peak in August 2011. Whether the frustrating experience is the work of a market-rigging conspiracy, government manipulation of data to hide inflation, those blindingly […]