zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/24/2015 07:14 -0500
There was an expectation that today’s receipt by the Troika of the revised Greek “reform proposal” would send risk and the EUR higher, which is probably precisely why nothing has happened so far, and US equity futures are unchanged ahead of what the HFT algos’ […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Monday, February 23, 2015 2:43 AM
Walking Away Farmer Style
The price of corn is at a price seen in late 2006, wheat late 2005, and soybeans 2004. Land prices, lease prices, equipment prices, and fertilizer are much higher.
This has put the squeeze on many farmers, especially […]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / February 19, 2015
The Market Isn’t Cheap
We frequently run across assertions that the US stock market is allegedly “cheap”, because the trailing P/E of the S&P 500 Index has not yet reached the dizzy heights of 1929 or 2000 (of course, quite often the “forward P/E” is cited rather […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/01/2015 14:00
Just as AAPL stock hits record highs and single-handedly rescues Q4 earnings from the doldrums, it appears President Obama is bringing his own brand of ‘middle-class-economics’ Robin-Hood-iness to crush the ‘wealth generating’ machine that has served America’s 1% so well for so long. As AP reports, The […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/27/2015 07:54 -0500
Moments ago, Caterpillar was added to the great and growing list of bellwether companies that have reported disastrous Q4 earnings misses, when it announced that not only did it wildly miss its EPS estimate of $1.55, reporting only $1.35 in Q4 Adjusted EPS (and $1.23 on […]
acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / January 22, 2015
Taking Full Advantage of Winners
Investors returned from a three-day holiday and found stocks and gold right where they wanted them. Neither registered any change. So let’s return to the nuts and bolts of investing…
Take a look at your portfolio. Imagine how much better off you’d […]
goldseek.com / By Clint Siegner / 30 December 2014
Debt is a rock, and spending reform is a hard place. The taxpayers of today and tomorrow are saddled with crushing obligations. Yet we must watch helplessly as leadership in Washington DC continues expanding government — borrowing what they can and simply printing what they cannot.
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By John Morgan at NewsmaxFinance / December 26, 2014
Washington’s untruths about the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)’s so-called “success” add up to something worse than the original taxpayer bailouts of big banks and other corporations, according to David Stockman, White House budget chief during the Regan administration.
He noted the Treasury Department […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / December 26, 2014
S&P 500 profits are 86% higher than they would be if accounting standards of the national accounts were used, Pelham Smithers Associates notes. And the gap between the two measures is widening, the research firm finds.
So I guess my estimate was off a bit. […]
garynorth.com / by Gary North / December 17, 2014
If the price oil fell to $3 a barrel, and it stayed there for 10 years, that would be a good thing.
What if this led to massive unemployment in the oil industry? That would be a good thing.
But isn’t the primary task […]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / By Jesse / 18 NOVEMBER 2014
“We are still amazed by the chart [below], but it summarises the problem for those seeking to short stocks with fundamental weaknesses. In the last three years, the MSCI World Index has risen by 38% (11% per annum) whilst reported profits have risen by just 3% […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/16/2014 18:22
While the central banks of the world have yet to directly unleash the helicopter drop of free money to the end-consumer, preferring instead to seek financial asset inflation (and all its unintended consequences), it appears there is another way to get ‘free money’ direct to the average […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/13/2014 13:18
If yesterday’s slightly tailing 10 Year auction was a non-event, today’s $16 billion 30 Year refunding was one of the uglier long-end auctions in a while, which perhaps is to be expected in a world in which the Fed is, for the time being, no longer […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 11/12/2014 06:44 -0500
With the USDJPY repeatedly hitting 116.00 as a result of the same pair of headlines hitting either Reuters, the Nikkei or Sankei every 6 or so hours for the past 3 days, namely that Japan will delay its sales tax hike by almost two years, […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 11/10/2014 09:09 -0500
October was a historic month for McDonalds. While the investing public was already well aware that things are bad and getting worse when it comes to demand for the iconic hamburger following MCD’s 30% plunge in Q3 profit, moments ago the troubled fast-food chain reported that […]
mises.org / by Frank Shostak / Monday, November 10, 2014
It is generally held that for an economist to be able to assess the state of the economy, he requires macroeconomic indicators which will tell him what is going on. The question that arises is this: why is it necessary to know about the […]
armstrongeconomics.com / By Martin Armstrong / October 15, 2014
Behind the curtain, the long list of those who support the USA against ISIS has no substance. Why? This is a religious war and therein lies the problem. The Muslin community is throughout Europe and the great fear is their citizens run to join ISIS […]
sovereignman.com / by Simon Black on October 14, 2014
In the pantheon of utter political stupidity in our time, the competition is pretty fierce to see who ranks #1.
But I have to imagine that, even with so many rivals, Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner makes a pretty compelling argument to be the champion.
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 13, 2014
Profit on subprime is just too juicy to resist.
We called them “note lots.” People with terrible credit could go buy an old beater there. Ideally, it worked like this: you walked in with $500 cash. The dealer showed you a “cream puff” he’d bought […]