zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 18, 2013, 10:58 -0400
It is all too easy to dismiss endless charts showing long-run correlations that have become useless in the current liquidity-fueled boom in stocks and real estate in the US with the “well, correlation is not causation” meme, but in Spain, we suspect, few will [...]
thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / June 18, 2013
Ben Bernanke under pressure to spell out QE timeline … Ben Bernanke under pressure to spell out QE timeline. US stocks jumped and the dollar climbed against the yen on Monday, amid expectations that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will spell out how it will decide [...]
mises.org / By Robert Higgs / June 18, 2013
[From the Beacon blog of the Independent Institute (2010).]
On July 19, 2010, the Washington Post publishedthe first of three large reports by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin on the dimensions of the gigantic US apparatus of “intelligence” activities being undertaken to combat [...]
gainspainscapital.com / By Graham Summers / June 17, 2013
The markets are rallying today because Bernanke and the Fed meet on Wednesday and will announce their new policies (if any).
Someone might want to explain to them that the Nikkei just collapsed in spite of Central Bank policy. The bank of Japan [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 06/17/2013 13:46 -0400
We have removed the levels to protect the innocent but which of these equity markets would you be adding to today?
(Hint – one of these markets’ sovereign risk has just been downgraded to B; one has inflation expectations of +30% for the next 12 months; [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden on 06/17/2013 12:50 -0400
With the meaningless focus on such distracting noise as daily POMOs, will/won’t the Fed taper, how many shorts will the Fed’s Markets desk squeeze today, and how massive will the second Fed housing bubble be, it is easy to lose sight of the big [...]
dollarcollapse.com / By John Rubino / June 15, 2013
Things have been a little erratic lately here in US, but not really headline-worthy. The economy continues to grow, sort of, houses continue to sell and stock and bond prices fluctuate but can’t seem to follow through in either direction. We are not, in short, engulfed [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 15, 2013, 16:50 -0400
With the world seemingly of the belief that the US is the cleanest dirty (it is not), we thought it might be useful – should you have money burning a hole in your sidelines pocket that ‘needs’ to be invested in stocks – to [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 15, 2013, 15:19 -0400
As we rapidly approach the 100 year anniversary of the Federal Reserve (signed into law on December 23, 1913) and the 16th amendment (ushering in that IRS favorite – the income tax) a question arises: what was life like a century ago? Conveniently, the [...]
lewrockwell.com / By Eric Margolis / June 15, 2013
In June, 1942, the United States Navy achieved one of history’s greatest naval triumphs over the Imperial Japanese Navy, thanks to a combination of brilliant leadership, plain good luck, and code-breaking.
US carrier-based dive bombers led by the intrepid Commander Wade McClusky Jr. swiftly sank three [...]
marctomarket.com / By Marc Chandler / FRIDAY, June 14, 2013
Unexpectedly firm producer prices and a smaller than expected Q1 current account deficit helped the US dollar extend gains recorded in Asia and Europe.
US producer prices rose for the first time in 3-months and the 0.5% headline increase contrasts with market expectations for a [...]
kingworldnews.com / June 15, 2013
With people all over the world worried about the latest scandal involving the US spying on its own citizens and looking to export this surveilance technology around the world, today Egon von Greyerz spoke about disappearing freedom, financial chaos, gold and hyperinflation. Below is what Greyerz, who [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 13, 2013, 21:40 -0400
Based on Credit-Suisse’s Panic-Euphoria model of risk appetite, US bond markets are on the verge of the short-term capitulative “Panic” mode. Each time we have reached this level of ‘selling’ in the last 6 years, Treasury yields have compressed significantly. At the same time, [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 13, 2013, 14:30 -0400
We now know that the US is not the cleanest dirty ‘economic’ shirt but it seems that the “well, where else are you going to put your money?” argument remains in full ‘myopic’ swing. The problem – we’ve seen this suspension of belief before…
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 12, 2013, 19:40 -0400
It’s a good thing Obama and Xi met last week, because following the latest revelations by Edward Snowden, just released as part of an ongoing series of interviews posted by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, there may have been some very awkward silence [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 12, 2013, 15:05 -0400
When in April the US government reported a surplus of $112.9 billion (thanks to tax collections, Fed and GSE remittances) – the largest surplus since April 2008, many wondered if DC’s profligate ways were over, and if maybe the so-called US austerity was staring [...]
marctomarket.com / By Marc Chandler / June 12, 2013
The US and the EU are set to begin ambitious trade talks at the end of the week. It is hoped to cover areas that have previously frustrated trade negotiators, including agriculture, intellectual property rights, investment and non-tariff barriers today. It is also hoped to [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 11, 2013, 15:54 -0400
Equity bulls remain cognitively biased to the belief that a rising interest rate market implies growth expectations (enough to warrant a Fed Taper) that confirm the hope priced into stocks (entirely missing the bubble concerns and technical corruptions in the markets [...]
dailyreckoning.com.au / By Bill Bonner / June 11th, 2013
How about that? The Dow rose 207 points on Friday. Gold down $32 per ounce.
What does it mean? It looks like the big surge continues. Stocks go up.Gold goes down.
Our advice: Don’t pay it any mind.
It is like running through red lights. You [...]
therealasset.co.uk / By Jan Skoyles / June 11, 2013
Yesterday Standard and Poor yesterday revised their credit outlook for the US from negative to stable. As Peter Schiff tweeted, ‘despite rising rates and mounting debts S&P upgraded U.S. credit outlook. It looks like that Federal lawsuit helped S&P get its mind right.’
The ratings agency [...]
US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is pictured during an interview with the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong Sunday. The 29-year-old NSA contractor revealed top secret U.S. surveillance programs. (Reuters/Ewen MacAskill)
rt.com / June 10, 2013
A US editor has alleged he overheard security [...]
bullmarketthinking.com / By Tekoa Da Silva / June 10, 2013
In a fascinating reaffirmation of the fundamentals of the gold bull market, US Banks & Large Traders as defined by the CFTC as being, “commercially engaged in business activities hedged by use of the futures or option markets,” have quietly flipped from being tremendously short [...]
therealasset.co.uk / By Jan Skoyles / June 10, 2013
Last week did not end well for the gold price, it fell 2.7%, as US jobs data showed more jobs had been added than was forecast. The jobs number appears to have become the focal point, to an almost obsessive nature, as to how the markets [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 10, 2013, 09:05 -0400
In a confirmation that the S&P is starting to get worried about the drones surrounding the McGraw Hill building resulting from the ongoing litigation with Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice, not to mention a reminder that US downgrades always happen after hours, while upgrades [...]
lewrockwell.com / By Jack D. Douglas / June 8, 2013
I think the immediate US goal in rapidly expanding its Special Ops forces, Patriots, air wings, etc., in Jordan is to prevent the overthrow of the Jordanian puppet regime, to prevent encirclement of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Israel.
It looks reasonably [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / June 7, 2013, 19:07 -0400
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arabianmoney.net / By Peter Cooper / June 8, 2013
Friday saw another big sell-off in the precious metals space as professional investors reasoned that their short-term risk capital might be better employed chasing up US or Japanese equity prices.
George Soros has apparently started buying Japanese equities, having previously dumped his holdings with remarkably good [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 06/07/2013 13:38 -0400
The last few weeks have seen some modest volatility return to the US equity markets (a 5% high-to-low correction) sparking ‘markets-in-turmoil’ discussions as Fed Taper and Abenomics-Anxiety makes the headlines. But with today’s payroll print and a comfort-blanket of stock-and-options quote-stuffing, fed-liquidity-providing momentum, today’s rally will [...]