zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/28/2016 16:09
The Census Bureau released its quarterly update on residential vacancies and homeownership for Q1 which is closely watched for its update of how many Americans own versus rent. It shows that following a modest pickup in the homeownership rate in the prior two quarters, US homeowners […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / April 28, 2016
The Bank of Japan defied expectations and its economic assessment to leave policy unchanged. The inaction spurred a 3% rally in the yen and an even larger slump in stocks. The financial sector took its the hardest and dropped almost 6%. The yen’s surge helped […]
mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 27, 2016
In today’s FOMC statement, the Fed made some useless noise about closely monitoring inflation.
The Fed also dropped concerns on global economic risks and gave no indication it might waver on last month’s projection it would hike twice this year.
The market expects no more […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/27/2016 21:03 -0400
It wasn’t until a week ago that the loud calls for the Bank of Japan to do much more easing came loud and strong, because it was last Wednesday when Goldman announced it had changed its base-case scenario from one of a June easing to […]
wolfstreet.com / by Bianca Fernet • April 27, 2016
What is this, 2013?
The headlines surrounding Argentina’s economy read like a veritable tale of two countries. If you read the international press or run in diplomatic circles, sheer euphoria. Argentina has quickly righted the economic boat by settling with the holdout “vulture” funds, removing currency […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / April 27, 2016
Under Kuroda’s leadership the BOJ has surprised the market a number of times, most recently with the move to negative rates at the end of January.
It is not that such a move, which has been tried by several European central banks, was without merit. […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / April 27, 2016
The foreign exchange market is largely quiet as the market awaits fresh trading incentives and the FOMC statement later in the North American session. The main exception to the consolidative tone is the Australian dollar, which is posting its largest loss (~1.7%) in a couple […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/26/2016 23:53 -0400
Despite surging commodity prices in China – which must be real and represent demand growth and price increases, right? – Aussie core inflation slowed to the weakest on record as headline prices unexpectedly fell last quarter (CPI -0.2%). RBA Rate-cut odds tripled instantly sending AUD […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders / April 25, 2016
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has been propping up Japanese stocks through its voracious appetite for exchange traded funds (ETFs).
(Bloomberg) — They may not realize it yet, but Japan Inc.’s executives are increasingly working for a shareholder unlike any other: the nation’s money-printing […]
market-ticker.org / by Karl Denninger / 2016-04-19
I’ve warned everyone who has read this column continually since 2009 that we are on a short leash, roughly a decade long (from 2009), on the impact of health care inflation, monopoly and anti-competitive behavior before it blows up our economy and government.
That is a […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / April 24, 2016
The last week of April is eventful. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan hold policy meetings. The UK, eurozone, and the US provide the first estimates of Q1 GDP. Japan, the eurozone, and Australia report consumer prices, […]
mises.org / Henry Hazlitt / April 22, 2016
In his classic little history of fiat money inflation in the French Revolution, Andrew D. White points out that the more evident the evil consequences of inflation became, the more rabid became the demands for still more inflation to cure them. Today, as inflation increases, apologists emerge […]
gainspainscapital.com / Graham Summers / April 22, 2016
The markets are prepping for the next massive round of QE.
As I noted earlier this week, NIRP has been entirely ineffective at generating Central Bankers’ desired “inflation.” The ECB has cut rates into NIRP four separate times only to find itself with 0% inflation. […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/21/2016 18:30
For those who believe that broad-based stimulus is coming to save the world from China (via RRR cuts or even pure QE) – as opposed to the hole-filling credit pump they just supported – think again. As we warned last year, this is ‘western’ thinking as […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Peter Krauth • April 21, 2016
Official stats (like April’s annual inflation rate of -0.2%) would have us all believe that inflation is extremely low, scraping levels we last saw at the nadir of the financial crisis seven years ago.
But we all know that’s not true. We feel the effects […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / Dave Kranzler / April 21, 2016
The boom cannot continue indefinitely. There are two alternatives. Either the banks continue the credit expansion without restriction and thus cause constantly mounting price increases and an ever-growing orgy of speculation – which, as in all other cases of unlimited inflation, ends in a “crack-up boom” […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / April 21, 2016
The gold price is set to move higher in the coming months as inflation picks up according to new research from RBC.
“Analysis suggests a -0.5% real rate would imply a $1,380/oz gold price and a -1.0% real rate $1,546/oz” — that’s according to RBC’s […]
mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 19, 2016
The Atlanta Fed GDPNow Forecast remained at +0.3% following recent economic reports.
Today’s grim housing report subtracted a bit from GDP, but the CPI which only rose 0.1% for the month added to GDP.
The net effect of the two cancelled out.
gainspainscapital.com / Graham Summers / April 15, 2016
The Fed has unleashed inflation.
And it wants more of it.
From mid-2014 until early 2016, commodities as an asset class, collapsed some 45%.
This was an all out bloodbath. But despite this collapse in prices, inflation began to perk up.
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Doug Noland via Credit Bubble Bulletin / April 16, 2016
Another unsettled week for global markets. Japan’s Nikkei equities index rallied 6.5%. Italian bank stocks surged 10%, with the Europe STOXX 600 Bank Index up 8.1%. Germany’s DAX equities index rallied 4.5%, with Spanish stocks up 5.0% and Italian 4.3%. The Hong […]
kingworldnews.com / April 15, 2016
Today Nomi Prins, who last year addressed the Federal Reserve, IMF and World Bank, just issued a dire warning about what is going to trigger total global collapse.
Nomi Prins: “We (already) have inflation. Will the bond market deflate? It absolutely will deflate when these policies run out of steam […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B. Sanders • April 14, 2016
According to CoreLogic’s National Foreclosure Report for February, foreclosure inventory is down 23.9% YoY.
The judicial foreclosure states New York and New Jersey lead the nation in foreclosure inventory. Hawaii and Florida, two more judicial foreclosures states, are in 3rd and 4th place.
Non-judicial foreclosure […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/14/2016 11:35
First the AtlantaFed (with occasional shoulder-tapping exceptions) created a mini revolt in the way GDP was tracked on a day to day basis with its GDP Nowcast, one which pressured the NY Fed to create its own version (influenced by Goldman’s own economic models as the Atlanta […]
mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 14, 2016 1:00:44
“Flation” remains one of the key debates of the day.
Some expect huge inflation. Others expect stagflation (a rediscovered buzzword) and still others hyperinflation (yes, some still hang their hats on that one), or even deflation.
Meanwhile, the Fed and other economists have a […]