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Corporate Mirage: Debt out the Wazoo, Sales Languish, Stocks Soar

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Sep 24, 2017

What the phenomenon of cheap credit has accomplished.

You’d think that corporate debt would grow in proportion to total sales, as this additional debt is used to fund investments in productive activities that create more sales and contribute to the economy, and that higher sales, […]

Is There a Way Out of This Financial Mess?

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Sep 25, 2017

We need to open the door to the future but that is only possible by understanding the past. Paul Volcker back in 1979 in his Rediscovery of the Business Cycle “Not much more than a decade ago, in what now seems a more innocent age, […]

“Japan Has No Illusions That Rates Will Ever Rise”: Is This What The Endgame Looks Like

zerohedge.com / By Victor Shvets of Macquarie Capital / Sep 23, 2017

Japan Debt Mountain: does it matter?

For almost 25 years, Japan’s debt burden has been the poster child of what would happen to others if capital is misallocated, bubbles burst and then clearance and required reforms are either delayed or not […]

European Banking Crisis

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Sep 23, 2017

Perhaps this period will be looked back upon ass the Draghi Deflation. After nearly 10 years of this failed policy, the European banking industry is contracting on every possible level. The merger of Commerzbank to Merge with French BNP is one possibility. Commerzbank is a […]

The forthcoming global crisis

goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / September 21, 2017

The global economy is now in an expansionary phase, with bank credit being increasingly available for non-financial borrowers. This is always the prelude to the crisis phase of the credit cycle.

Most national economies are directly boosted by China, the important exception being America. This […]

US Manufacturing “An Increasing Drag On The Economy” As PMI Drops For First Time Since March

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 22, 2017

Following a stronger-than-expected Eurozone PMI print this morning, Markit reports a mixed bag for preliminary September US PMIs with Manufacturing limping higher but Services missing expectations and slipping notably. After 5 straight months of gains, the US Composite PMI dropped back below pre-election levels.

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Spot The Moment Inflation Turned Exponential

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 20, 2017

In the aftermath of a surreal Janet Yellen press conference, in which the Fed chair admitted that Fed “no longer understands” the “mystery” that is inflation, we did our best to explain to Yellen that the reason why the Fed’s search for inflation has been […]

Running Out The Clock; They Really Don’t Know What They Are Doing

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Jeffrey P. Snider / September 20, 2017

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Alhambra Investments. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.

If it wasn’t perfectly clear before, and it really was, there is no way it isn’t now. The Fed is not in any way data dependent. The […]

Rate Hike Cycles, Gold, and the “Rule of Total Morons”

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 21, 2017

In response to Janet Yellen’s everything is OK speech following today’s balance sheet reduction notice by the FOMC committee, I received an interesting set of comments from Pater Tenebrarum at the Acting Man Blog regarding rate hike cycles, gold, and stock market peaks.

“Rule of […]

Loving Our Debt-Serfdom: Our Neofeudal Status Quo

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Democracy (i.e. political influence) and ownership of productive assets are the exclusive domains of the New Aristocracy. I have often used the words neoliberal, neocolonial and neofeudal to describe our socio-economic-political status quo. Here are my shorthand descriptions of each term: 1. Neoliberal: the […]

De Facto State of Emergency: Spanish Police Storm Catalonia Government Office

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 20, 2017

The Independent reports Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum.

The Catalan president described the raids as a “co-ordinated police assault” and a “de facto state of emergency”.

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Spanish national police have stormed ministries and buildings belonging to Catalonia’s regional […]

Today the music stops

sovereignman.com / Simon Black / September 20, 2017

Today’s the day.

After months of preparing financial markets for this news, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce that it will finally begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

I know, that probably sound reeeeally boring. A bunch of central bankers talking about their […]

“We Are In A State Of Siege”: Spanish Police Arrest Top Catalan Officials In Referendum Raids

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 20, 2017

Spanish police arrested top-ranking Catalan officials including the region’s junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove, as Madrid launched a crackdown on Catalonia over the upcoming Independence referendum Reuters reported. Jove, who is a senior member of the Republican Left of Catalonia political party, was […]

September 2017 FOMC Preview Gold

sunshineprofits.com / ARKADIUSZ SIEROŃ / SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The Federal Reserve is due to release the statement from their September meeting. What can we expect and how can it affect the gold market?

First, the Fed is expected to leave interest rates unchanged. The market probability of a rate hike this month is about 1.4 […]

Answers Emerge from Harvey-Hit Houston

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Sep 20, 2017

Even before Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s economy was struggling.

Auto sales collapse but will surge.

Auto sales in the Houston metro, first battered by the oil bust and now by Hurricane Harvey, plunged to levels not seen since the depth of the Financial Crisis. New vehicle […]

Financialization and The Destruction of the Real Economy

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Strip an economy of capital, productive incentives, talent and yes, ethics, and what are we left with? An economy spiraling toward an inevitable collapse. Financialization is destroying the real economy, but few in power seem to notice or care. The reason why is painfully […]

Trump’s China-Sanctions Madness Imperils the Dollar

mises.org / Ryan McMaken / September 20, 2017

Last week US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the US will impose new sanctions on China if it doesn’t conform to UN sanctions on North Korea:

“If China doesn’t follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the U.S. […]

Soros Has Created the Battleground for America’s Second Civil War- Exclusive Report

thecommonsenseshow.com / By Dave Hodges / September 19th, 2017

This is a breaking and exclusive story that has not even made its way into Independent Media. California’s seismic activity centered around the San Andreas fault is no match for the tremendous upheaval that is going on inside the state. What is going on in California […]

In Florida, You Can’t Use Your Own Solar Panels in a Crisis

libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Monday Sep 18, 2017

When it comes to the U.S. economy, the “con” part offers the best description of the current relationship between business, government and the preyed upon consumer. The way things work in early 21st century America is large businesses bribe politicians in a variety of ways […]

Study Shows Student Debt Delays Home Buying by Seven Years

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 18, 2017

The Student Loan Debt and Housing Report 2017 by the National Association of Realtors and the nonprofit group American Student Assistance shows the obvious: Student debt delays household formation, home buying, and saving.

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The U.S. currently has a student debt load of $1.4 […]

Which Countries Have The Most Economic Complexity?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 18, 2017

As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, rvery country has an economy that is unique.

In some places, such as the United States or Germany, economies are able to produce many different goods and services that get exported around the world. These countries tend to house […]

Kyle Bass: China’s $40 Trillion Banking System Has “Largest Imbalances I’ve Ever Seen”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 17, 2017

Kyle Bass’s Hayman Capital has been having a rough year thanks to its widely publicized bet against China’s currency, which has more than reversed its 2016 decline – its largest annual drop since 1994 – as the People’s Bank of China has cracked down […]

Protesters Storm St. Louis Mall Chanting “No Justice, No Profits” As U2 Cancels Concert

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 16, 2017

Following last night’s ‘massive protests‘ in St. Louis which saw at least 32 people arrested demonstrating the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white ex-cop who was found not guilty in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man on Friday, protests spilled over on […]

Trying to Save the Euro from Total Disaster

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Sep 15, 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has now come out in a very desperate move telling that those members of the EU who are non-euro countries should introduce the euro ASAP. “The euro is destined to be the single currency of the EU as a whole,” […]

Visualizing The Side Hustle Economy: 25 Ways To Make Extra Dough

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 14, 2017

Popularized in recent years by people like Gary Vaynerchuk, the “side hustle” has quickly become a preferred mentality for aspiring entrepreneurs to make additional money on the side.

As Visual Capitlsist’s Jeff Desjardins explains, the gist of it is: by working hard outside the traditional […]