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QE: The Fed Acts Decisively … Or Not

thedailybell.com / By Staff News & Analysis / October 30, 2014

The Fed’s $4 Trillion Bet … The U.S. Federal Reserve announced … that it will halt the bond-buying program known as quantitative easing — one of the biggest experiments in economic policy ever attempted. The policy was a gamble, and it’s too soon [...]

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 [...]

Sudden Bout Of Risk-Offness Sends European Shares Sharply Lower, US Futures Not Happy

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/30/2014 07:00 -0400

The best summary of the morning after the Fed’s official end of QE3 comes from DB’s Jim Reid, and is as follows: “The surprises from last night’s FOMC statement was not that the Fed wants to be more hawkish than the market currently prices in [...]

Short Bets on Japanese Stocks Surge

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / October 29, 2014

Well-Trained Japanese Investors are Shorting the Nikkei

We have been a bit surprised to learn that short bets on Japanese stocks have recently surged significantly. Evidently, Japanese investors are well-trained by now: they don’t expect rallies in Japan’s stock market to hold or continue. However, Japanese [...]

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 [...]

Rick Rule – Savvy Investors Will Experience “Staggering” Gains

kingworldnews.com / October 29, 2014

Today one of the wealthiest people in the financial world told King World News that savvy people who invest correctly at this moment in time will be in a position to enjoy “staggering” gains in the future. Rick Rule, who is business partners with Eric Sprott, also discussed why the [...]

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 [...]

Flat Futures Foreshadow FOMC Statement Despite Facebook Flameout

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/29/2014 06:50 -0400

Futures are largely unchanged ahead of today’s, if not the year’s, key event: the FOMC meeting in which Janet Yellen will announce the end of QE3, and with that the market will finally realize that the training wheels from the past 6 years are off, [...]

Futures Levitate On Back Of Yen Carry As Fed Two-Day Meeting Begins

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/28/2014 06:59 -0400

If yesterday’s markets closed broadly unchanged following all the excitement from the latest “buy the rumor, sell the news” European stress test coupled with a quadruple whammy of macroeconomic misses across the globe, then today’s overnight trading session has been far more muted with no [...]

WTI Crude Tumbles Under $80 Following Goldman Downgrade

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/27/2014 09:00 -0400

While large shifts in positioning precipitated a sell-off in oil prices that far exceeded the actual weakening in fundamentals, Goldman Sachs’ confidence in a 2015 oversupplied global oil market has increased. As a result, they have brought forward their medium-term bearish oil outlook (WTI crude oil [...]

Discussion of Market and Economic Trends by Incrementum’s Advisory Board

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / October 24, 2014

Inflation vs. Deflation

On October 1, the quarterly meeting of the Incrementum Fund’s advisory board took place. A new member has joined the board, well-known economist and outstanding Austrian scholar Dr. Frank Shostak, who has taken part in the quarterly conference for the first time (the transcript [...]

Overnight Futures Fail To Ramp As Algos Focus On New York’s First Ever Ebola Case

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/24/2014 06:45 -0400

And just like that, the Ebola panic is back front and center, because after one week of the west African pandemic gradually disappearing from front page coverage and dropping out of sight and out of mind, suddenly Ebola has struck at global ground zero. While the [...]

About That Referendum in Switzerland…

gold-eagle.com / Michael Lombardi / October 22, 2014

On November 30, Switzerland’s citizens will cast a very critical vote.

Through a referendum, they will vote for or against the Swiss National Bank increasing its gold bullion reserves to 20%, the central bank halting the selling of gold, and the storing of gold bullion in [...]

Sentiment Healing, but Remains Spooked

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 23, 2014

Last week’s drama was not the beginning of something as the pessimists and cynics would have it. Our inclination that it was the end of something–that the pendulum had swung unreasonably far unreasonably quickly has is panning out Equities have trended higher. The S&P 500 [...]

Saudi Arabia Surprises Market With Supply Cut Announcement, Oil Jumps

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/23/2014 08:19 -0400

Saudi Arabia, it appears, had enough of shooting itself in the foot for its American ‘partners’, and has admitted for the first time that it slashed supply in September. As Bloomberg reports, OPEC’s biggest producer cut supply to mkt by 328k b/d in September to 9.36m [...]

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 [...]

Nelson Hunt the man who took silver to $50 an ounce in 1980 dies aged 88

arabianmoney.net / 23 October 2014

Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texan oil billionaire whose cornering of the silver market in the late 70s took the silver price to what is still its all-time high of $50 an ounce has died at the age of 88 in a care home.

In the oil boom of [...]

How the “Fed Boom” Ends

acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / October 23, 2014

Turning Japanese

You’ve got me turning up and turning down

and turning in and turning ’round

I’m turning Japanese

I think I’m turning Japanese

– The Vapors

Are we all turning Japanese? For longtime Diary sufferers it’s a familiar question…

We’ve been asking for almost 15 [...]

The Recent Liquidation Avalanche As Explained By Dan Loeb, And Why He Is Back To Shorting Stocks Again

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/22/2014 09:23 -0400

From Dan Loeb’s latest letter to investors:

Before October, both market corrections and rallies back had been quick and dramatic this year. We feared that there had been a paradigm shift until the last few days, but it now seems the market may be continuing [...]

China’s Plan For $100 Silver, $2,000 Gold & The Oil Market

kingworldnews.com / October 22, 2014

Today an acclaimed money manager spoke with King World News about China’s plan for $100 silver, $2,000 gold, and the oil market. Stephen Leeb also spoke about the big picture for resource wars, fracking, Russia, the United States, and Saudi Arabia.

Leeb: “There is no doubt that the Saudis were [...]