investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / March 19, 2015
The shale oil industry was scam by the big private equity funds who took a flier on the shale business because the bond market gave them access to dirt cheap capital thanks to the Fed’s ZIRP.
When the history books are written, the shale oil […]
Initial Claims and Annual Rate of Change
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler • March 19, 2015
Initial jobless claims have reached an all time record low level for this time in March in a continuing string of record lows has now persisted since September 2013, with the exception of a few weeks here and […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman • March 18, 2015
Janet’s Yellen’s pettifogging today about her patient lack of impatience was downright pathetic. Her verbal hair-splitting is starting to make medieval ritual incantations sound coherent by comparison.
But unlike the financial media’s dopey dithering about “dot plots”, Yellen at least has something to […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / March 18, 2015
Here’s a prediction, highly educated/paid analysts and “economists” will spend more time debating whether or not the FOMC will remove the word “patient” this week than they spend collectively in an entire year researching and analyzing the actual data and fundamentals underpinning our entire Ponzi system.
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman • March 16, 2015
I am sure some chart reader can explain the S&P 500’s laborious struggle since September 2——the day it crossed the 2000 barrier—-as a classic “wall of worry”. But that event occurred nearly seven months ago and the market has dipped 15 times since then and has […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler / March 12, 2015
Initial jobless claims are back at it. They have reached an all time record low level for this time in March. This string of record lows has now persisted since September 2013 with the exception of a few weeks here and there. Employers continue to […]
wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: March 10, 2015
Pundits were out in force yesterday celebrating the six-year anniversary of the bull market in stocks. Notably, no one was talking about the fact that the runup in stock prices has coincided with a six-year zero interest-rate policy (ZIRP) by the Federal Reserve, making […]
acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / March 10, 2015
The Game Is Up
Today… a warning concerning the new highs in the Nasdaq. Stocks fell hard on Friday. The Dow saw a massive sell-off of 278 points – or 1.5%. Gold was flat. You’ve heard by now why stocks fell – because of Friday’s Employment […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:18 AM
Virtues of Germany vs. the Vices of Greece
At the heart of the constant bailout bickering in Europe is a fundamental, but seriously misguided notion that a battle is underway between the virtuous and fiscally responsible Germans and the irresponsible Greeks, Spaniards, […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/08/2015 16:55
Authored by Mark St.Cyr,
Suddenly everywhere you look, one after another, a story is making its way into the main stream press (albeit a trickle but that’s a tidal wave in comparison) that we may be, in fact; experiencing a “bubble” in stock prices. All I can […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman • February 27, 2015
The most important number in today’s Q4 GDP update was 2.3%. That’s the year/year change in real final sales from Q4 2013. As an analytical matter it means that the Great Slog continues with no sign of acceleration whatsoever.
Indeed, the statistical truth of the matter […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler • February 26, 2015
The actual unmanipulated data on weekly first time unemployment claims paints a picture of a US economy that is in a bubble that is boiling over, driven by the massive central bank money printing campaigns and ZIRP.
The headline, fictional, seasonally adjusted (SA) number of initial […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / February 26, 2015
What in god’s name does Janet Yellen think she is doing? Just a few weeks ago she established the ridiculous Fedspeak convention that “patient” means money market rates will not rise from the zero bound for at least two meetings. Now she has modified that […]
caseyresearch.com / By Chuck Butler / February 25, 2015
In This Issue.
* Yellen throws a changeup. * Chinese return to work with a weaker renminbi. * Chinese PMI’s rise above 50! * Gold shows how rate sensitive it is.
And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.
Kiwi Puts On A Show.
Good day.. […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 02/24/2015 21:15
As the dash-for-trash continues in US equities, Neuberger Berman sums up the state of investing currently,“there has certainly been little reward for owning high-return, superior business models that are conservatively financed,” as Bloomberg notes, Fed policy has had the “unintended consequence” of boosting the stocks of companies […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / February 24th, 2015
It’s Monday evening, following yet another day of across-the-board “horrible headlines”; no matter what nation, continent, or hemisphere one considers. That said, today’s “top story” is that Greece – what a shock – didn’t complete its “reforms list” today as planned; putting it off until tomorrow – […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler / February 7, 2015
We’ve been hearing noises that wage gains for US workers are picking up. It seems to be coming from analysts who are cherry picking data points to suit their point of view. So, I figured, “Gee, let’s make a chart of that to see if it […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders, Courtesy of Confounded Interest • February 5, 2015
Janet Yellen and The Federal Reserve (sounds like Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Canyon Band) have been doing zero interest rate policies (ZIRP) since 2008. While their cheap money strategy has certainly helped the stock market, it has been less than […]
zerohedge.com / Excerpted from Paul Singer’s Elliott Management letter to investors on 02/04/2015 19:00
The world believes it is in a sweet spot. There is global consensus that central banks know what they are doing and are in control, and that if economies falter, a bigger dose of QE or ZIRP or NIRP (negative interest […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman • February 4, 2015
The earnings season is all over except for the shouting, but the outcome doesn’t remotely validate Wall Street’s happy times narrative. Reported Q4 earnings for the S&P 500 companies (with about two-thirds reporting) stand at $25.02 per share compared to $26.48 in the year ago […]