zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/09/2015 11:37
This could be awkward… US President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are face-to-face this morning to present a ‘united’ front on world affairs. ‘United’ that is apart from Germany slamming US plans to provide weapons to Ukraine as “risky and counter-productive” and Obama rejecting Germany’s calls […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/28/2014 13:37
Presented with no comment…
dollarcollapse.com / by John Rubino / December 5, 2014
Today’s US employment report was the best in years. 300,000+ new jobs, rising wages, fewer people dropping out of the workforce, the whole package. Very hopeful. And also curious, since the rest of the world seems to be moving in the other direction. Consider:
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/01/2014 09:15 -0500
With the apparent goal of ‘protecting civilians’ from ISIS and Syria’s al-Assad, the US and Turkey appear to be close to agreeing on the creation of a no-fly-zone along a portion of the Syrian border. As WSJ reports, U.S. and Turkish officials have narrowed their […]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / BY JESSE / 30 NOVEMBER 2014
Another interesting chart from Nick Laird, the data wrangler at Sharelynx.com.
wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / November 29, 2014
Cutting wages – bad as that is – does not necessarily translate into the creation of new jobs, debt-crisis countries in the EU periphery have shown. But then, who would win in the TTIP?
By Don Quijones, freelance writer, translator in Barcelona, Spain, and editor at […]
investmentwatchblog.com / November 9th, 2014
Check the asset buying comparison graph of BOJ vs. other central banks
gata.org / by Daniel Schäfer and James Shotter via Financial Times, London / 2014-11-09
UBS is to settle allegations of misconduct at its precious metals trading business alongside a planned agreement between UK and US authorities and seven banks over accusations of foreign exchange market rigging.
The Swiss lender is one of a group […]
dollarvigilante.com / Ron Holland / October 23rd, 2014
Although there are no firm statistics on the number of Americans living outside the US, the US State Department estimates that somewhere between 3 and 6 million Americans now live offshore. I think this is a low estimate and the number is clearly growing.
I now live […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/22/2014 08:05 -0400
“The U.S. is, for better or worse, the growth engine of the world economy right now”
– Adolfo Laurenti, chief international economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago.
It will be the plotline of scary stories parents tell their children for decades to come: in Q1 […]
mauldineconomics.com / JOHN MAULDIN / OCTOBER 1, 2014
Another in what seems to be a small parade of scandals involving secretly recorded tapes of Federal Reserve regulators emerged last week. What a number of writers (including me) have written about regulatory capture over the past decade was brought out into the open, at least for […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • October 1, 2014
Canada’s truly magnificent housing bubble, incomparably more magnificent that the housing bubble in the US that blew up with such spectacular results, is starting to worm its way into all sorts of venues. And on Tuesday, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Agathe Côté had a […]
sovereignman.com / by Simon Black / September 30, 2014
He had a vision for what the state could be.
His vision was a state that was intricately involved in every person’s life from cradle to the grave.
It was responsible for their education, it was their place of work and source of income, and […]
caseyresearch.com / by Marin Katusa / Sep 30, 2014
Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.—Napoleon Bonaparte
Back in the 1960s, French President Charles de Gaulle didn’t trust the US, and as a result, he decided to reduce France’s US dollar reserves. He traded them for gold from the […]
dollarvigilante.com / by Paul Seymour / September 29th, 2014
You’ve probably heard about the latest run for the doors by corporations. These have been dubbed inversions, and labeled by the Nazi in Chief as unpatriotic.
Corporate internationalization has been going on for a long time. Internationalization is defined by Merriam-Webster as simply “to place (something) […]
traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / By Dan Norcini / September 29, 2014
If one just looks at the Major Currency pairs and sees the Dollar a bit weaker this morning, it is very easy to overlook at what has been happening in some of the Emerging Market currencies. It goes back to that same interest rate differential […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/29/2014 08:23 -0400
10Y yields are back below 2.50% and the entire Treasury complex is flattening (erasing post-GDP losses) as fears over Catalan independence and Hong Kong protests spark safe-haven buying around the world. Gold is up, back over $1220 (pre-GDP levels) and Bunds are well bid […]
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / September 28, 2014
Marjory Collins Traffic jam on road from the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard to Baltimore April 1943
It is, let’s say, exceedingly peculiar to begin with that a government – in this case the American one, but that’s just one example -, in name of its […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / Cristina Alesci and Kate Trafecante / September 28, 2014
The United States is spending millions of dollars to destroy U.S. equipment in Iraq and Syria — gear the U.S. gave the Iraqi military that was later captured by ISIS forces.
The U.S has hit 41 Humvees since attacks began […]
marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / September 27, 2014
The dollar is staging an advance of a duration and magnitude that has not been seen for several years. The pace has taken many unaware, even though dollar bulls have been repeatedly frustrated. For several quarters, investors, analysts and reporters struggled to explain why the euro in […]