blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / August 21st, 2014
In last month’s “Most Resolute Precious Metals Bulls,” we wrote of how whether a certain technical analyst’s prediction that a major PM attack was forthcoming, we wouldn’t need the slightest bit of “resolve” to maintain our physical gold and silver savings – which insure us against the [...]
gold-eagle.com / Dr. John Hussman / August 18, 2014
After the 2000-2002 recession, the Federal Reserve remained fixed on holding down short-term interest rates in efforts to stimulate demand in interest-sensitive sectors of the economy. Corporations – particularly those with low quality balance sheets – were quick to take advantage of the low [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:01 PM
The Deloitte University Press has a very interesting, and comprehensive study on job gains and losses, by type of job, and state by state.
The biggest winners are states involved in energy production, finance, or healthcare. The biggest losers are states that did [...]
kingworldnews.com / August 15, 2014
Today an acclaimed money manager told King World News that that the United States is now desperately trying to put a stop to an alliance between Germany, China, and Russia. Stephen Leeb also said investors must be overweight physical gold and silver in order [...]
thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / August 15, 2014
Europe’s Greater Depression is worse than the 1930s … Europe hasn’t recovered, because it hasn’t let itself. Too much fiscal austerity and too little monetary stimulus have, instead, put it more than halfway to a lost decade that’s already worse than [...]
goldbroker.com / Philippe Herlin / Aug 14, 2014
The United States has just announced a 4% (annualised) growth for the second quarter, following a disastrous first quarter showing (finally revised, for the third time, at -2.1% instead of -2.9%). Though this sounds like good news, we should wait for the official revision of this 4% [...]
kingworldnews.com / August 14, 2014
Today one of the legends in the business spoke with King World News about the gold and silver markets, and how people are getting creative in Europe just to survive. Keith Barron, who consults with major companies around the world and is responsible for one of the largest gold discoveries [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/14/2014 07:11 -0400
The hammer finally hit for Europe when overnight both Germany and France reported Q2 GDP prints that missed expectations, the first actually contracting at a 0.2% rate with consensus looking for -0.1%, while France remained flat vs expectations for a tiny 0.1% rise. [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:45 AM
The recovery in Europe, not that there was ever much of one, is now over. As expected in this corner, Germany Contracts and France Stagnates in Second Quarter.
The data from the currency bloc’s two largest economies came as [...]
thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / August 13, 2014
Crisis stalks Europe again as deflation deepens, Germany stalls … Data from Germany, Italy and Portugal put pressure on ECB to act … The ECB is waiting to see whether its new four-year loans for banks will stop the relentless contraction [...]
gata.org / By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / 2014-08-08 02:24
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard The Telegraph, London Thursday, August 7, 2014
German bonds yields plunged to a historic low and two-year rates briefly fell below zero on Thursday on fears of widening recession in the eurozone and a flight to safety as Russian troops [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/07/2014 08:14 -0400
Either Europe is run by a bunch of unelected idiots, or… well, that’s about it.
After blindly doing the US’ bidding over all propaganda matters Ukraine-related, and following just as blindly into round after round of US-inspired sanctions, sanctions to whose retaliation [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, August 07, 2014 1:26 AM
The optimism of mainstream economists is rather curious.
Economics appears to be right up there with faith-healing as the most optimistic profession on the planet.
Here is a case in point: Bloomberg reports Italy Unexpectedly Returns to Recession.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/06/2014 06:38 -0400
Goodbye European recovery, we hardly knew you.
It must have come as a huge shock to all hypnotized lemmings aka “sophisticated investors” who have been following the manipulated, artificial yields in the Italian 10Y relentlessly declining and thus suggesting at least some [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/30/2014 07:10 -0400
This week’s US data onslaught begins today, with the ADP private payroll report first on deck (Exp. 230K, down from 281K), followed by the number of the day, Q2 GDP, which after Q1′s abysmal -2.9%, is expected to increase 3%. Anything less and in the first [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/24/2014 07:08 -0400
Ever since going public, it appears that Markit’s giddyness about life has spilled over into its manufacturing surveys: after a surge in recent Markit mfg exuberance in recent months in the US, it was first China’s turn overnight to hit an 18 month high, [...]
mybudget360.com / by mybudget360 / July 22, 2014
One distinctive feature of this recovery is that many of the jobs added since the recession officially ended five years ago is that a large part of the jobs are coming from low wage labor. Low wages are not the only challenge hitting Americans. The [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/22/2014 22:43 -0400
The topic of whether college is worth it (costs vs benefits) has been discussed at length (here, here, and here most recently) but no lesser entity than the San Francisco Fed’s PhDs have crunched the numbers and found that in the new normal, median [...]
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / July 16, 2014 at 09:22
When Yoni Jacobs’ book “Gold Bubble:Profiting ffrom Gold’sImpending Collapse” was published in April 2012, gold was trading around $1,650 per ounce. Now gold is below $1,300. But Jacobs, the chief investment strategist at Chart Prophet Capital, doesn’t think the gold plunge is over just [...]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
Some basic suggestions for those who are seeking shelter from the coming storms of global financial crisis and recession. Reader Andy recently wrote: “I look forward to your blog each day but am still waiting for your ideas for surviving the coming crisis.” Andy [...]
mauldineconomics.com / JOHN MAULDIN / JULY 9, 2014
Having taken Thomas Piketty to the cleaners a few weeks back (see “Gave & Gave … and Hay”), Charles Gave now redresses the balance with regard to the issue of economic inequality in today’s Outside the Box. He makes a forceful case that “poverty matters [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 07/08/2014 20:05
When the CEO of the world’s biggest company doubts the veracity of US economic data, you know you have a problem. After quarters of disappointing growth in the face of miraculous equity market performance; Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon warns that shoppers aren’t returning at the pace one [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/04/2014 08:49 -0400
It was precisely 6 months ago, on January 3, when JPM, blissfully unaware of the powerful snowstorms that were raging outside its office, a condition which would later be branded with the technical economic term “harsh weather“, predicted that the US economy would grow [...]
nationalreview.com / By NRO Staff / June 26, 2014 7:22 PM
According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. [...]
paulcraigroberts.org / Paul Craig Roberts / June 25, 2014
A final number for real US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was released today. The number is not the 2.6% growth rate predicted by the know-nothing economists in January of this year. The number is a decline in GDP of -2.9 [...]
sproutmoney.com / June 19, 2014
The US central bank is convinced that under the leadership of its former chairman, Ben Bernanke, it succeeded in getting the economy back on its feet. The US economy was on the brink of collapse after the sub-prime crisis, which was the start of the Great Recession.
testosteronepit.com / Wolf Richter / JUNE 18, 2014 AT 1:13AM
The media and statistical agencies have been bursting at the seams with stories about the Eurozone’s increasingly healthy economy. Government budgets remain a mess. But no one really cares as long as bond markets are willing to fund these deficits and roll over [...]
europac.net / By: Peter Schiff / June 12, 2014
Thus far 2014 has been a fertile year for really stupid economic ideas. But of all the half-baked doozies that have come down the pike (the perils of “lowflation,” Thomas Piketty’s claims about capitalism creating poverty, and President Obama’s “pay as you earn” solution to student [...]
news.goldseek.com / By Graham Summers / 11 June 2014
Wall Street and mainstream economists are abuzz that we’re seeing a recovery in the US due to the latest jobs data. These folks are not only missing the big picture, but they’re not even reading the fine print (more on this in a moment).
The reality [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/11/2014 12:20
Remember when we reported that if it wasn’t for Obamacare, the US economy would have contracted not by 1% as per the revised GDP estimate but by 2%. Guess what: according to the latest spending data, the BEA massively overestimated spending on medical [...]