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 [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/25/2014 11:16
It’s al Qaeda deja vu time: while it is unclear if anyone will notice that the fearmongering was taken up several notches when the real terrorists are clearly attacking the S&P 500 with barbaric selling, moments ago the new, US-designated PM of Iraq, where hopes [...]
arabianmoney.net / 24 September 2014
After US airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria took place, oil, gold and silver prices moved higher. Kent Moors, oil and energy editor at Money Map Press, says the uncertainty factor is back.
doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / September 22nd, 2014
The summer selling season has now come to an official close. Not that it had much substance behind it. The sales volume has been wickedly low for all the hoopla being bandied about how great the housing market is doing. Much of the momentum [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/22/2014 12:38
The thing about any debt-funded Ponzi scheme is that it is like a great white: it has to keep moving, or else it dies. The problem with China is that for the past decade, in order to fund the most rapid period of industrialization and modernization [...]
traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / Dan Norcini / September 22, 2014
Excellent warm, dry weather over the weekend and in the shorter term weather forecasts have combined to send soybean prices sharply lower this AM, as well as providing additional pressure to corn. Corn/Wheat spreads are reversing a bit as well as some feel US wheat prices [...]
washingtonsblog.com / by Robert Barsocchini / September 22, 2014
The word “war” has an awe-inspiring affect on people. ”It’s time for our nation to go to war.” ”Our nation is at war!” ”We are at war with (insert various).”
The word has been made a euphemism that associates ideas like tradition, greatness, [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Monday, September 22, 2014 2:04 AM
US Mideast relationships get stranger every day. The US has come to the defense or has given aid to three rather unlikely groups in the past few weeks.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which directly supports the [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/19/2014 13:29
It just never, ever fails. From this morning’s Gartman letter:
SHARE PRICES AROUND THE WORLD ARE STRONGER and the news from Scotland should serve to keep the global bull market intact for markets do indeed disdain confusion and the confusion over the UK’s future has [...]