blog.milesfranklin.com / by Andrew Hoffman / March 2nd, 2015
It’s Saturday afternoon, and I have A LOT to get through in my allotted three pages; which is why it’s amazing that I’m “wasting space” by showing you what showed up as Yahoo! Finance’s “top story” this morning.
To wit, this week featured myriad, hideous […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/02/2015 12:10
The market has had nearly two months in which to frontrun the preannounced ECB QE, and as DB summarizes “record European equity inflows this year ($30bn) have been driven by both domestic and foreign investors.”
And this is what record central bank frontrunning – with Draghi not […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / March 2, 2015
Jan Harvey thomsonreuters.com We were hearing quite a bit about rising physical demand in Europe earlier this year, as a confluence of factors (euro zone QE, SNB scrapping franc peg to euro, Greek election outcome) came together to support buying. Here to discuss how that has […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/27/2015 20:20
A month ago, we wrote about a bizarre situation involving Denmark’s now totally broken monetary system, where as a result of an unprecedented scramble to weaken the currency in order to preserve the peg to the Euro the central bank unleashed a historic rate-cutting scramble, where in […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman • February 27, 2015
The most important number in today’s Q4 GDP update was 2.3%. That’s the year/year change in real final sales from Q4 2013. As an analytical matter it means that the Great Slog continues with no sign of acceleration whatsoever.
Indeed, the statistical truth of the matter […]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / February 26, 2015
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We want to focus on a specific aspect of the current money supply expansion in this part. The topics of “price inflation”, as well as investment and production will be discussed in a follow-up post shortly.
Let us consider the mechanics […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/26/2015 15:54
Despite some compression today in anticipation of ECB QE (as if that was not anticipated enough in the idioctically marginal yields across European peripheral bonds), it appears Europe is ‘not’ fixed. With Brexit odds around 1 in 6 and Podemos’ lead in Spain extending, it appears redenomination […]
news.goldseek.com / By Graham Summers / 26 February 2015
The global economy is literally imploding.
Investors believe that China’s economy is chugging along, but the non-fraudulent data says otherwise.
China’s GDP numbers are a total fiction. And Chinese Government officials even ADMIT it! Back in 2007, no less than current First Vice Premiere of […]
zerohedge.com / by Guy Haselmann via Scotiabank / /2015 12:43
Violets aren’t Blue
Long dated Treasuries will rally from here; particularly into the spring as we exit the March refunding. The shortage of high-quality positive-yielding bonds will only be exacerbated further by the ECB’s QE program which begins on March 1st. Presently, there are $4 […]
zerohedge.com / by Thad Beversdorf / 02/25/2015 08:44 -0500
Janet Yellen once again repeats that the economy is “looking stronger” although still it has yet to manifest into actual strength. In fact, it is still so weak that the Fed cannot even suggest that rates will raise anytime over the next several FOMC meetings. In […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/25/2015 07:00 -0500
Following the first of two Janet Yellen testimonies to Congress, the market read between the lines of what the Fed Chairman said when she hinted that “the Fed needs confidence on recovery and inflation before beginning to raise rates” and realized that the case of […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/24/2015 21:15
As the dash-for-trash continues in US equities, Neuberger Berman sums up the state of investing currently,“there has certainly been little reward for owning high-return, superior business models that are conservatively financed,” as Bloomberg notes, Fed policy has had the “unintended consequence” of boosting the stocks of companies […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / February 24th, 2015
It’s Monday evening, following yet another day of across-the-board “horrible headlines”; no matter what nation, continent, or hemisphere one considers. That said, today’s “top story” is that Greece – what a shock – didn’t complete its “reforms list” today as planned; putting it off until tomorrow – […]
news.goldseek.com / By Peter Cooper / 23 February 2015
With eurozone money printing due to start next month and the Bank of Japan continuing to print more per capita than at the height of Fed QE, there is good reason to think the ‘crack up boom’ in global stocks will last another year or so.
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / February 24, 2015
The Euro zone raised its gold holdings by 7.437 tonnes to 10,791.885 tonnes in January, International Monetary Fund data released overnight showed.
The rise in gold holdings was small in tonnage terms and in percentage terms – especially when viewed in the light of the recently […]
schiffgold.com / BY MIKE FINGER / FEBRUARY 23, 2015
ADS Securities Chief Market Strategist Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury explained toBloomberg why he’s betting on the United States sliding back into recession in 2015. Just like Peter Schiff, he finds the GDP, factory orders, trade deficit, and other economic data points to be much more […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / February 23, 2015
I received an interesting email on Saturday from Bob Hoye at Institutional Advisors regarding “Currency Wars”.
Bob writes …
Currency wars are very much the talk of the times. This was also the case in the last postbubble contraction when many countries sought to […]
gata.org / By Mehreen Khan, The Telegraph, London / February 20, 2015
Denmark’s central bank is ready to impose capital controls to stop the inflow of money that has threatened its currency peg with the euro.
The country’s central bank has already made a series of drastic moves to protect the value of the krone […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015 17:16
By now everybody knows that the primary consequence, one which we originally predicted back in 2009 – and many have since agreed – was completely intended, of the past 6 years of unprecedented monetary policy has been to push wealth inequality to record levels, not just […]
streettalklive.com / Lance Roberts / 19 February 2015
This past week has been a virtual tennis match watching the evolution of the Greek bailout negotiations. No Deal, Deal, No Deal, Deal.However, despite the fallout that would likely come from a Greek “exit,” the markets have largely managed to ignore the risk and hit an all-time […]