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What The Fed Does Next

zerohedge.com / Via Scotiabank’s Guy Haselmann

In 2008, various liquidity facilities, designed by the Fed, unclogged broken capital markets. Shortly thereafter in early 2009, QE1 was implemented to improve market liquidity and transform investors’ general revulsion to financial assets. The combination helped avert economic and financial disaster. The Fed responded well at that time; however, [...]

After Central Bank Financial Bubbles—-Comes Liquidation And Industrial Deflation

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / October 13, 2014

Nearly two decades of central bank financial repression have created huge distortions and imbalances in the world economy. Now they are coming home to roost as the impossibility of ZIRP forever dawns on even our mad money printers. Having created yet another round of ebullient [...]

Larry Summers’ Goofball Economics

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / October 8, 2014

Its no wonder governments are broke and central bank money printers are going wild throughout much of the developed world. They are unfortunately listening to the kind of goofball economics that issues from Keynesian economists like Larry Summers and his clones and confederates at the IMF.

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Long Cycles and Trend Changes

S&P 500 Index – 30 Years

deviantinvestor.com / by Gary Christenson / September 9, 2014

Several markets seem over-extended and about to reverse their current trends.

S&P 500 Index: It bottomed in March 2009 about 670 and is currently about 2,000. The S&P, thanks to QE, ZIRP, Central Bank purchases, and [...]

53 Million Temps: All You Need To Know About The “Jobs Recovery”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/05/2014 10:56

After years of ignoring the obvious, the Federal Reserve has been finally forced to admit that the labor force participation rate matters, and in fact has started to point it out as a clear negative when it comes to Yellen’s “dashboard” of thresholds [...]

NATO Dead, King Dollar Wrecked

news.goldseek.com / By Jim Willie CB, GoldenJackass.com / September 4, 2014

The Paradigm Shift has reached a higher gear. The danger and risk levels have gone to critical levels. The risk of economic destruction has gone into recognizable critical levels. The source of the problem has become more easily identified. The typical tactics not [...]

Who Is Short Treasurys? (Spoiler: Pretty Much Everyone)

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 08/29/2014 14:14

Once upon a time, news and fundamentals mattered.

Then the Fed came and ever since then the main question has been where the highest concentration of shorts is, just to squeeze the margin call daylights out of them, and generate alpha (a [...]

ZIRP Morphes to NIRP

tfmetalsreport.com / By Turd Ferguson / August 27, 2014 at 11:29 am

Never in my wildest dreams did I envision having a job where I wrote about acronyms like “ZIRP” and “NIRP”. But, I guess, never in my wildest dreams did I think that the world would get as utterly screwed up [...]

Daily Pfennig: Looking For A “Whatever It Takes” Speech

caseyresearch.com / by Chuck Butler / August 26, 2014 6:50am

Good Day! … And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! A HUGE late game rally for the Cardinals propelled them to a win… YAHOO! Well, yesterday, I told you about my allergies and what they were doing to my eyes… When our little Christine came [...]

Philly Fed Surges To Highest Since March 2011 Despite Plunge In Jobs & New Orders

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/21/2014 10:12

Philly Fed has beaten expectations for 6 months in a row with its biggest surge since the 2009 lows.Against expectations of 19.3, Philly Fed printed 28.0 – highest since March 2011 all-time highs. All sounds awesome right? Umm, no, 7 of 9 internal [...]

The Italian Job: How Borrowing And Printing Lead To An Economic Dead End

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / August 21, 2014

Earlier this week Bloomberg published a devastating chart showing real hourly wage growth for the first 60 months of every cycle going back to 1949. The 11 cycle average gain was 9% and the largest was 19% a half century back.

The Blight Of Debt-Fueled M&A: How Central Banks Destroy Corporate Value

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / August 20, 2014

Monetary central planning gives rise to economic waste, distortion and deformation because it causes capital to be mis-priced. Nowhere is this more evident than in the massive and destructive level of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that has become a standard component of bubble [...]

Hidden Financial Bombs: Margin Calls Hit Hedge Funds Speculating in Freddie/Fannie Bonds With High Repo Leverage

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / August 11, 2014

Markets are more dangerous than ever before because six years of radical financial repression by the central banks have planted booby-traps everywhere. Ground zero consists of massive and reckless speculation in newly invented “structured finance” products which were designed to quench the market’s insatiable [...]

Fed’s Fisher: End of ZIRP moved ‘further forward’

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / August 6, 2014

The stock market swoon since late July has been ascribed in the media to the conflicts in Ukraine and elsewhere. But they’ve been going on for weeks and month. And they’ve just now suddenly started to impact stocks? Or was it something else, something [...]

Three Chart Alarm: The Fed Has Set-Up The Corporate Bond Market For A Big Fall

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / August 4, 2014

The three charts below, which appeared in this morning’s Wall Street Journal, are still another reminder that the Fed’s heedless fueling of the third financial bubble this century has done enormous damage to the internals of financial markets. In this case, investors and [...]

Market Maven Warns Fed’s 3rd Bubble This Century Heading For 20% Tumble

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / David Stockman / August 4, 2014

Mark Hulbert is the dean of market chart-watchers. So his warning that three key signals of a market correction are now flashing in unison, and that this condition has invariably led to a 20% market drop over the last 45 years, should not be [...]

Investment Bank Discovers the “Redistributive Effects” of QE

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / July 28, 2014

A new study found that the inflation-adjusted wealth of America’s median household – half of households are above and half are below – plunged 36% from 2003 to 2013. These years include the phenomenal stock and bond market rallies and price surges in other [...]

Don’t Fight The Fed: Yellen Spoke, Junk-Bond Market Listened

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / July 23, 2014

The junk-bond market had been on a relentless tear since late summer last year, driving values to insane heights, with yields so low that they were reminiscent of Treasuries before the financial crisis.

But much of this junk debt is near [...]

The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble’s Last Days

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By David Stockman / July 14, 2014

The central banks of the world are massively and insouciantly pursuing financial instability. That’s the inherent result of the 68 straight months of zero money market rates that have been forced into the global financial system by the Fed and its confederates at [...]

Daily Pfennig: Going To Fantastico Friday Ville!

caseyresearch.com / Chuck Butler / July 11, 2014 5:48am

In This Issue.

* Dollar drifts again with weak bias to sell… * Treasury Trap widens! * Euro seems to shrug off Portuguese Bank problem. * Where has all the CAPEX gone?

And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

Going To Fantastico Friday Ville!

Good [...]