kingworldnews.com / May 25, 2016
With investors around the world worried about markets, today Peter Boockvar warned they have good reason to worry because the global economy is tanking.
Peter Boockvar: Markit’s May US services PMI fell to 51.2 from 52.8 in April and vs 51.3 in March. These figures are a definite comedown from […]
goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / May 24, 2016
The world’s largest asset manager, Blackrock Inc., has written a note about gold in which it suggests that this is the “perfect time and place” for gold due to “low and even negative yields, slow growth and potential signs of rising inflation.”
BlackRock has […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By Eugen Von BÖhm-Bawerk at Bawerk.net / May 24, 2016
In the 1970s economists started to incorporate rational expectations into their models and not long after the seminal Kydand & Prescott (1977) article named Rules Rather than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plan was published. Their work has been driving the mainstream […]
zerohedge.com / by Jeff Thomas / 05/23/2016 21:50
In 2014, we published an article entitled “Watch the Movie Before It Is Filmed.” In that article, I described the situation in Venezuela at that time. The effects of fifteen years of collectivism were threatening to collapse the economy. The government was reacting by printing bolivares […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 24, 2016
The US dollar lost momentum yesterday but has regained it today. The euro has been pushed through last week’s lows near $1.1180. The next immediate target is $1.1145, which corresponds to the lower Bollinger Band today, though the intraday technical readings suggest some modest upticks […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by Marketwatch / May 23, 2016
It may come as no surprise that in the aftermath of an epic single-family housing boom and subsequent bust, millions of more people have been renting — without much new multifamily housing supply until recently.
This situation has let to strong gains for apartment REITs and an […]
merkinvestments.com / Axel Merk, Merk Investments / May 18, 2016
Since the beginning of the year, the greenback has shown it’s not almighty after all; and gold – the barbarous relic as some have called it – may be en vogue again? Where are we going from here and what are the implications for […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/19/2016 09:18
Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley asked an interesting question: “If monetary policy seems to have lost its magic touch, what can central banks do?”
In a speech summarized on the Riksbank website, Skingsley had some interesting things to say about the efficacy of NIRP, central banks playing […]
mises.org / John Chapman / May 18, 2016
In just two years, inflation targeting (namely, the quest for 2 percent inflation) has gone from the lunatic fringe of economics to mainstream dogma. Much of the allure springs from notions that a little inflation motivates people to speed up spending, thereby greatly increasing the efficacy of […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / May 17, 2016
Previously “pent-up” real-estate demand to “fizzle.”
Retail landlords are on edge. Their tenants in malls across America are reporting awful revenues and earnings, and they’re shuttering stores, and some are going bankrupt. And they’re all getting their clocks cleaned by ecommerce.
Ecommerce sales in the […]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Russian GDP (preliminary estimate) shrunk 1.2% y/y in 1Q 2016, with the rate of contraction in the economy moderating from 3.7% for the full year 2015 and from 3.8% drop recorded in 4Q 2015. So the economy is still shrinking, albeit at a slower […]
schiffgold.com / BY JOEL BAUMAN / MAY 16, 2016
This article was submitted by Joel Bauman, SchiffGold Precious Metals Specialist. Any views expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Peter Schiff or SchiffGold.
In my latest post titled Inflation: A Semantic Change Worth Noting, I briefly reviewed the changing […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/11/2016 22:58
Over the years, first on fringe blogs who dared to point out long ago that the emperors are actually naked, and increasingly everywhere else there has been speculation that locked deep inside the ivory towers of central banks one could find either career academics or Goldman […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/11/2016 08:07
It was just last week when legendary hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller delivered his latest anti-Fed sermon and once again extolled gold as the asset class to own in these experimental times in which the “bull market in stocks is exhausted”, saying “what was the one […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by Bloomberg Business / May 10, 2016
From the Dutch tulip craze of 1637 to America’s dot-com bubble at the turn of the century, history is littered with speculative frenzies that ended badly for investors.
But rarely has a mania escalated so rapidly, and spurred such fevered trading, as the great China […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/09/2016 12:42
In recent months unexpected calls have emerged from unexpected sources questioning whether capitalism is even working any more in a world in which corporate profits refuse to drop leading to paltry wage gains and thus, lack of the all-important wage inflation. Most recently it was none other […]
shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / May 8th, 2016
The world is in crisis. That’s something most analysts, investors and average Americans can agree on. How markets will behave, what the dollar will do and where capital will flow as investors panic, however, is another matter altogether. Throughout history silver and gold have been used as […]
shtfplan.com / Jake Anderson, The Anti-Media / May 6th, 2016
Editor’s Comment: This is crazy… crazy enough to be a real effort with serious scientific and clandestine backing.
What is the ultimate purpose? Maybe just to prove Futurama and other works of science fiction correct…. wait, err, important medical research.
US Government Green Lights […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 8, 2016
The key issue facing the foreign exchange market is whether the modicum of strength the US dollar demonstrated last week is the beginning of a sustainable move. It is possible that the market is again at a juncture in which the price action will drive […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/06/2016 10:50
Moments ago it was Goldman, and now here is Bank of America, which until today had expected at least two hikes in 2016 but following “a string of disappointing data”, it too has thrown in the towel.
From the otherwise very cheerful Ethan Harris, so cheerful in […]
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, MAY 05, 2016
The problem is that limiting financialization will implode the system. The majority of American households feel poorer because they are poorer. Real (i.e. adjusted for inflation) median household income has declined for decades, and income gains are concentrated in the top 5%: *** Even […]
goldstockbull.com / By Adem Tumerkan / May 5th, 2016
The year was 1985 and the global economy was only 14 years into the new monetary regime of free floating currencies (even contrary to the hundreds of centuries littered with failures of never working in longer terms). After abandoning the gold standard in 1971, the […]
srsroccoreport.com / May 5, 2016
That’s correct. Going by the historic Dow Jones-Silver ratio, it points to $300 silver. This may seem outlandish or a play on hype, but it isn’t. While many precious metals analysts have forecasted high three-digit silver prices, I didn’t pay much attention to them. However, after I looked over all […]
news.goldseek.com / By: Darryl Robert Schoon / 5 May 2016
Liquifaction: … 3: conversion of soil into a fluidlike mass during an earthquake or other seismic event, 4: inability of flooded capital markets to absorb additional capital without destabilizing paper assets, e.g. stocks, bonds, currencies, etc., 5. a monetary phenomena associated with the collapse […]
mauldineconomics.com / JOHN MAULDIN / MAY 4, 2016
I have long been a critic of government inflation statistics. Not so much with regard to the methodology they use, but because the measure of “average” inflation across the broad economy doesn’t really describe the inflation that the majority of Americans experience. I’ve written about that at […]