investmentwatchblog.com / BY WORKERANT#11 / JULY 6, 2015
by Grams Gold
As if the loss of jobs, stagnating wages, double-digit increase percentages on food prices, zero interest on savings and CD accounts weren’t enough-now the government will tax anyone who has any savings, to the tune of 10% or more.
The highest debt-to-GDP levels in […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/06/2015 09:55
Following last week’s disappointing manufacturing PMI, today it was Markit’s turn to report the June Service PMI, which just came out at 54.8, just under the 54.9 expected, down from 56.0 in May and the lowest reading since January. Additionally, job creation eased to a three-month low […]
zerohedge.com / by PerryMehrling via PerryMehrling.com / 07/04/2015 12:20
The 85th Annual Report of the BIS is not perhaps the obvious first choice for beach-reading on a holiday weekend, but having read through its 119 pages, the core message reminds me of nothing so much as the most memorable line of the 40-year-old summer blockbuster […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Alan Tonelson • July 1, 2015
I was going to write about Greece this morning, but a closely watched gauge of American manufacturing has just turned in such a totally weird reading (again), and is prompting such excitement (again) that the cold water bucket needs to come out now.
The gauge is […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / June 26, 2015
The leadership at the Federal Reserve has consistently signaled its intention to lift rates this year. It is conditioned on the labor market continuing to absorb the slack, and provided the officials can be “reasonably confident” that the inflation target will be reached on a […]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 25 June 2015
Currency devaluation is seen by nearly every macro-economist to be the cure for trade deficits.
Recently they have recommended it to Greece, arguing for the reintroduction of the drachma so that the Greek economy can become “competitive”, and “rebalanced”. This widespread assumption is easily […]
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / June 25, 2015 at 10:05
It really is no exaggeration to say that human beings have valued gold for as long as they’ve been able to get their hands on it. Burial sites going back to the 4th millennium BC include skillfully wrought gold artifacts, and weights of […]
bullionbullscanada.com / by Jeff Nielson / Friday, 19 June 2015 14:56
Most people think that they know what inflation is: it’s when “prices go up”. In fact; the price-spiral that people see is not “inflation”. It is simply the most-visible consequence of inflation. The actual, economic definition of “inflation” is to increase (or “inflate”) the […]
marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / June 20, 2015
The US dollar struggles, despite the Federal Reserve’s upgrade of its economic assessment and confirmation that it still anticipates raising rates this year. At the same time, the Greece situation has devolved, and the run on deposits has accelerated, which forced to the ECB to lift its […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Alan Tonelson • June 19, 2015
Well, at least it was fitting. On the same day (yesterday) that a second House vote gave a big boost to President Obama’s growth-, jobs-, and wages-killing trade agenda, the Labor Department reported that in May, American wages after inflation fell sequentially for the second month […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/18/2015 08:48 -0400
Another nail in the “imminent rate hike” coffin thesis came moments ago when the BLS reported that May CPI missed both on the headline (0.4%, exp.0.5%) and on the core (0.1%, exp. 0.2%) despite a 10.4% surge in the price of gasoline. Other energy indexes […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/18/2015 07:44 -0400
Greek FinMin Yanis Varoufakis is in Luxembourg on Thursday for a meeting with EU finance ministers. Some EU officials indicated earlier in the week they hoped some progress on the stalemate between Athens and Brussels could be made at the meeting, but Varoufakis, whose track […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / June 18, 2015
The FOMC message is that it is still on course for hiking rates later this year. The Fed previously told us it would taper, and it did. It told us that there would be a “considerable period between the end of QE and the first […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 06/17/2015 14:01
With data showing very little sign of the Q2 post-weather bounce that The Fed forecast, and markets quaking in their boots on every ‘good’ data print, The Fed remains cornered – desperate to hike (to regain some ammo) but needing to lie through their teeth in […]
zerohedge.com / by Ben Hunt via Salient Partners’ Epsilon Theory blog on 06/17/2015 13:27
Every Fed watcher’s favorite word these days is “lift-off”. As if the Fed’s first rate increase, whenever that comes to pass, is the ignition of some giant Saturn V rocket that will inexorably carry interest rates up, up, and away. Please. […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/17/2015 07:43 -0400
The situation in Greece has escalated meaningfully since last week. After the IMF effectively threw in the towel and sent its negotiating team back to Washington on Thursday, EU and Greek officials agreed to meet in Brussels over the weekend in what was billed as […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/17/2015 06:52 -0400
With the Fed’s June FOMC statement in just over 7 hours and a Yellen press conference to follow shortly, one in which nobody expects the Fed will announces its first rate-hiking cycle in nine years despite repeated clues by Yellen that not only is there […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 06/12/2015 14:30
Do you feel like you’re running out of pepper more often these days?
Or maybe you recently realized that no, you are not in fact sweating more, the deodorant sticks you’ve been buying for years have simply gotten smaller lately.
Or worst of all, have you noticed […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 12, 2015
For bank account holders in Zimbabwe, the government will do a forced exchange of Zimbabwean dollars to US dollars at the rate 175 Quadrillion Zimbabwean Dollars Per $5.00.
The Zimbabwean dollar will be taken from circulation, formalizing a multi-currency system introduced in 2009 to help stem […]
caseyresearch.com / June 12, 2015
We’ve talked about the global bond rout a lot in recent weeks. We told you that German 10-year bonds have fallen harder than at any time since 1998… and 10-year US Treasuries are now down for the year.
Bonds have been in a bull market for 35 years. So this […]
gata.org / From Agence France-Presse via Raidio Teilifis Eireann, Dublin / June 11, 2015
The Zimbabwean dollar will officially be taken out of circulation, officials said today, six years after hyper-inflation rendered it worthless and US dollars became the most widely-used currency.
The government effectively abandoned the local currency in 2009 and adopted a […]
news.goldseek.com / By Peter Cooper / 11 June 2015
It is time to buy gold and silver again as new central bank data shows that the European Central Bank and Federal Reserve have finally been successful in creating inflation. Whether they will now be able to control it is completely another matter, and buying gold […]
traderdan.com / by Dan Norcini / June 10, 2015,3:47 pm
Last night in the Asian trading session, Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda made some remarks, which I found rather unusual.
Here is the actual quote: “Once an increase in the U.S. interest rate is priced into the market, the actual action won’t necessarily lead […]
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / June 10, 2015 at 13:15
For hundreds of years even after the abolishment of the gold standard, gold has played a vital role in the global economy. Gold has represented stability, and even though it does not pay interest or dividends. Not only does it provide […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 10, 2015
Saxo Bank chief economist sent a number of charts and comments that constitute his outlook for global macro fundamentals for the next 6-7 months.
Via email, the rest of what follows is a guest post from Steen Jakobsen.
Headlines for Next 6-7 Months
US, German and […]