zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/22/2015 06:51 -0400
The highlight of the overnight newsflow may have been the BOJ’s preannounced statement that it is keeping its QE unchanged (which comes as no surprise after a few weeks ago the BOJ adimirted it would be unable to keep inflation “stable” at the 2% in […]
zerohedge.com / by Erico Matias Tavares via Sinclair & Co. on 05/19/2015 16:30
Calls by various mainstream economists to ban cash transactions seem to be getting ever more louder.
Bills and coins account for about 10% of M2 monetary aggregates (currency plus very liquid bank deposits) in the US and the Eurozone. Presumably the goal […]
marctomarket.com / Dr. Win Thin / May 18, 2015
EM assets are starting off the week under some mild pressure. This comes after last week’s rally, which was fed by the positive combination of stabilizing commodity prices, continued dollar softness, and falling US yields. Those impulses are likely to continue this week. With little on […]
zerohedge.com / by Eric King via Contra Corner blog / 05/18/2015 10:14
Today David Stockman, the man President Ronald Reagan called upon along with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to help save the United States from disaster in 1981, warned King World News that we are now entering the “terminal phase” of the global financial system […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 16, 2015
The dollar bullish divergence story appears to have hit a wall. With US Q1 GDP likely to have contracted by around 1% at an annualized rate in Q1 and Q2 off to a weak start, whispers of a recession can be heard not only in the […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/15/2015 10:06
Soaring gas prices dueled with soaring stock prices to leave University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment and it appears the former won. Printing at the weakest level since Oct 2014, UMich dropped to 88.6 (vs 95.9 expectations). This is the biggest miss on record.. and biggest MoM drop […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders • May 14, 2015
So much for re-inflation. Or inflating our way out of our Federal debt problem.
The Producer Price Index for April has been released. And it fell by the most since 2010…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/13/2015 21:30
As those who follow such things are no doubt aware, The Bank of Japan often says some very funny things about inflation expectations and monetary policy. Essentially, the bank is forced to constantly defend its QE program because as it turns out, monetizing the entirety of gross […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 13, 2015
(from my colleague Dr. Win Thin)
We have produced this ratings model to assist investors in assessing relative sovereign risk over a wide range of Developed Markets (DM), 29 in all. Scores directly reflect a country’s creditworthiness and its underlying ability to service sovereign debt obligations.
zerohedge.com / by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, / 05/13/2015 09:44
With the “dollar” off the ledger as far as a menacing factor, perceptions have begun to shift toward different if still-confused rhetoric. Figuring out fixed income isn’t always straightforward to begin with, but as the “unexpected” flirtation with deflation over the past few […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 13, 2015
Equities and bond markets are mostly trading higher today. The dollar is little changed against the euro and yen but is softer against the dollar-bloc. Sterling extended is a post-election rally with the help of a gain in average weekly earnings, but returned offered after […]
dollarcollapse.com / by John Rubino on May 12, 2015
Stories about insane prices being paid for unique (and some not so unique) things are now a daily occurrence. A few examples:
Picasso’s Women of Algiers smashes auction record
(BBC) – Picasso’s Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / May 12th, 2015
Tick tock…Tick tock. With each passing day, the grotesquedeformations of global economic activity, financial markets, and the political process that history’s largest fiat Ponzi scheme have wrought grow larger; to that point that the so-called “chinks in the armor” could not be move obvious, nor the […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:47 AM
Every month the Fed does a Survey of Consumer Expectations for inflation, earnings growth, income growth, and consumer spending growth.
In the microeconomic data overview, the Fed provided charts for the first three sets of expectations. I downloaded the data and created […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / by Andrew Hoffman / May 11th, 2015
Just as the Miles Franklin Blog believes it of paramount importance to discuss the single most important variable in today’s “markets” – i.e., the government/Central bank manipulation utilized to mask a collapsing economy, and enrich “1%” at the expense of all others; we feel equally compelled […]
marctomarket.com / By Dr. Win Thin / May 11, 2015
EM assets are again being pulled in two directions. EM equities are getting a boost from the PBOC rate cut over the weekend, while EM currencies are starting off soft this week as the strong US jobs report puts Fed lift-off back on the radar […]
acting-man.com / By Bill Bonner / May 8, 2015
The Coming Resolution
We’ve been exploring how the credit bubble resolves itself. Inflation? Deflation? Are we locked in to a long, long period of stagnation, slump and economic sclerosis?
Yesterday, we shared our research department’s forecast for the short term: Based on simple regression-to-the-mean logic, it […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 7, 2015
Japan and the yen seem sidelined. Japanese market were closed for the first half of the week during for the Golden Week holidays. The weakness of the US economy and the concurrent doubts about Fed tightening this year, coupled with the dramatic reversal of euro zone […]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / Thursday, May 7, 2015
Russian Services and Composite PMIs are out today (Markit) and the results are quite positive.
Remember that Manufacturing PMI for April posted 48.9 compared to 48.1 in March, signalling less pronounced rate of contraction in the sector. Analysis of this is available here:http://trueeconomics.blogspot.ie/2015/05/5515-bric-manufacturing-pmi-further.html