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  • newBernie Sander Praises Russia as Better than America
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  • Bernie Drunken Communist Party 1988
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  • Market Talk – September 20, 2019
    ASIA: US President Trump granted China more than 400 tariff exemptions to products such as coffee filters, plastic straws, dog leashes, patio torches, Christmas lights, and skateboards. A former ambassador to China states that this relationship with…
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  • WEC Our 40th Year Anniversary
    Interest rates are already going nuts. There is dissent in the European Central Bank; Draghi is being replaced. The Canadian elections are a few weeks away. Metals are raising the hopes of many, while the currencies are trapped in a maze of uncertain…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 7:08am -
  • The 2020 Elections – Economics v Career Politicians
    QUESTION: Hi Marty, Been reading your blog for six years now and the clarity you have brought regarding cycles and predictability of human behavior is remarkable. My question is regarding the 2020 election. You have said economics drives politics and…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 4:09am -
  • All Money is Backed Even Today!
    QUESTION:  Hi AE, et al. Your blogs not only inform, but are actually entertaining as they give most of us a point of view we’ve never before contemplated. My question….you have stated numerous times that one of the reasons the Roman government…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 4:05am -
  • Australia Police Now Confiscate Loose Coins in Cars
    I have heard what I thought was every excuse for governments to raise taxes and seize money, but this is one I quite honestly thought was something too low for even the police. New South Wales police have come up with the most bizarre excuse to rob y…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 4:01am -
  • Market Talk – September 19, 2019
    ASIA: US President Trump has warned China that they will face a tough trade war. “It’ll be the toughest deal anybody’s ever had to make from the standpoint of China,” Trump said. His warning comes around if China waits to make a deal until af…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 10:56am -
  • Institutional Services
    Institutional Services begin for limited sectors as low as $250,000 annually to $5 million annually covering the world. Hedging Models are also available for complex portfolios both domestic-focused as well as globally. This is interlaced with the cu…
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  • The Panic in Interest Rates is Just Getting Started
    QUESTION: Marty; You warned that there would begin a cash shortage and real rates would rise in the private sector starting in September after Labor Day. Ok, it’s about 15 days past that marker and Repo rates have gone completely nuts hitting 10% f…
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  • Boeing - $BA Trade Ideas
    Since the Summer of 2019, Boeing has been under a cloud of bad news:This isn’t just a computer bug. It’s a scandal. Two Boeing airplanes have fallen out of the air and crashed in the past six months. On the surface, this is a technical…
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  • JNUG - Trade Ideas
    Are the junior gold miners showing signs of life? Let's see if this will last.
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  • Zynga - $ZNGA
    Zynga looks like it has been consolidating for almost a month. As we head into winter, I'm making a prediction that their revenues increase. Selling puts at the $6 level. Great premium on this stock. I've got 67 days to manage this one.…
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  • Gamestop - $GME
    $GME Oh, the scourge! This stock is so hated by everyone - except for Michael Burry...and oh short term chart. I waited for the support to react around $3.75. Jumped in and sold puts to cater to the haters. It's been a great tr…
    - 13 days ago 9 Sep 19, 2:09pm -
  • The Martin Armstrong Discussion
    I'm a fan of Martin Armstrong. Although there are plenty of vociferous critics who claim that he's no more than a "two handed economist", I've come to appreciate his theories and predictions based on time and price. If you don't know anything about…
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  • LiteCoin - LTC Trade Ideas
    An ugly, ugly chart. I expect we will see a resolution in price by mid February. The price is consolidating but it needs to breakout or we are in for a long wallowing of nothingness.
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  • Gold will be explosive, unlike anything we’ve seen says Canada’s billionaire Frank Giustra
    We’re currently in the last phase of a gold bull rally, and this phase will see the most upside action, this according to Frank Giustra, chairman of Leagold. “I think we’re in the third and final phase of the gold market that’s start…
    - 13 days ago 8 Sep 19, 9:13pm -
  • Steve Bannon's Warning On China Trade War (w/ Kyle Bass) | Real Vision Classics
    Steve Bannon and Kyle Bass discuss America’s current geopolitical landscape regarding China. Bannon and Bass take a deep dive into Chinese infiltration in U.S. institutions, China’s aggressiveness in the South China sea, and the potential for glo…
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  • A Bitcoin ETF is a matter of when, not if...
    Wake me when this happens..."Eventually, do I think someone will satisfy the standards that we’ve laid out there? I hope so, yes, and I think so. Getting the stamp of approval from the deepest and most liquid capital markets in the world is hard,…
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Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    BNY Mellon: A stock-market selloff could spark a recession … Ellen Brown: Desperate central bankers grab for more power … Goldman Sachs: The market will get wild in October … Gold and silver up on Saudi attacks, Fed repo action; “Frank Giustr…
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  • Top Ten Videos — September 15
    Rick Rule: Gold’s 400% recovery frenzy coming fast … Rap battle debate between Hamilton and Satoshi … Jim Rickards: The next financial crisis will be bigger than the Great Depression … Matt Taibbi: Can Trump win again? … Peter Schiff: Gold…
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  • The Global Debt Bubble Enters Its Blow-Off Stage
    People have been talking about a “debt bubble” for some years now. They’ve been right, of course, based on the combination of surging borrowing and plunging rates. But the bubble hasn’t stopped inflating, and recently it entered what certains…
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  • Zero Hour: The Dollar’s Days Are Numbered
    Sponsored: It’s a story all too familiar in human history. A nation becomes prosperous. The rich then plunder the poor, creating rampant public spending programs and an expanding military empire — until something cracks. The population is left he…
    - 13 days ago 8 Sep 19, 9:47pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — September 7
    Wayne Jett: bad guys won’t be allowed to keep stolen wealth … Alasdair Macleod: The startling reason gold will run … David Stockman: Can the American Empire survive a failing economy? … Nouriel Roubini: Markets are too complacent, chance of r…
    - 15 days ago 7 Sep 19, 4:30pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — August 31
    Peter Schiff: Anything the Fed does to support stocks will make gold go up, and silver go up even more… David Rosenberg: Yield curve inversion guarantees recession … Jim Rickards: The world has more appetite for gold than ever … Max Keiser on t…
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  • Top Ten Videos — August 24
    Rick Rule: Gold will hit $3,000 when this happens … Mike Maloney: The dollar is on life support … Max Keiser: There is no barrier to negative interest rates … David Morgan: The coming financial crisis will launch silver’s price … Gerald Cel…
    - 29 days ago 24 Aug 19, 6:12pm -
  • Wells Fargo Tries To Diss Gold, But Fails
    Major US bank Wells Fargo has apparently been getting a lot of client inquiries about gold, and has responded pretty much as you’d expect: Hold Some But Not Too Much Gold, Says Wells Fargo (Kitco News) – Wells Fargo is once again cautioning inves…
    - 30 days ago 23 Aug 19, 5:52pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — August 18
    Max Keiser on the coming “dotcom moment for bonds” … Charles Nenner: $2,500 gold next year … Rob McEwen: “Hold on” for gold’s next big run … Michael Pento: Confidence in central banks has been obliterated …                 …
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  • Top Ten Videos — August 11

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Money Game

Max Keiser

The Market Ticker

  • The Market Ticker - The US Government Is No Longer Legitimate
    Senator Rand Paul previously announced intent to file a bill that, among other things, would make legal price-fixing and collusion in the medical industry.The text of that bill is now available:(a) Application of the Federal Antitrust Laws to Healt…
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  • The Market Ticker - You Won't, But You Damn Well Better
    Get up, go in front of your mirror, strip.What do you see?A belly?  A fat ass?Be honest.  There's nobody there but you.  No, all bodies are not beautiful.  You're either somewhat normal for a human, you're thin as a rail or you're a fat fuck.Ha…
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  • The Market Ticker - Gee, Ya Think?
    What more needs to be said?In Bangalore, India, heart surgeons perform daily state-of-the-art heart surgery on adults and children at an average cost of $1,800. For the record, that’s about 2% of the $90,000 that the average heart surgery costs in…
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  • The Market Ticker - OK, So What About Spamazon And Facesucker
    Let's do Amazon first, all quarter compared against comparable.Product sales up 15%, net-net.  However, cost of fulfillment was up 25.8%, or damn close to double the product sales increase.  G&A expense was up 83.9%, or damn close to a double…
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  • The Market Ticker - Employment: LIES, All LIES!
    Wow, man, +227,000 employment screams the Bureau of Lies and Scams.Uh huh.  Sure.Ok, ok, the ADP report was strong too.  But if there's something to take from this report and the market's reaction (which was a bit muted) it's short everything.  T…
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  • The Market Ticker - H1b Abuse And Reform: Destroy Those Who Speak Against
    There's a polemic going around that the "reform" we need with H1b visas, which are issued to "smart people" from other nations, is to greatly increase their numbers.That is a damned lie.The H1b allegedly allows employers to fill jobs that there ar…
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  • The Market Ticker - Quit Blowing The President
    It seems some of you folks think that Trump "somehow" said he was going to help you with drug costs (a component of medical care, but only about 15% of the problem.)In fact there are some bloggers out there who are trying to find something "good"…
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Sovereign Man

  • Swedish man fined $2,000 for someone else’s “hate speech”
    Happy Friday everyone. I’m en route to Las Vegas today where we begin a wonderful weekend gathering with our Total Access members. But I wanted to send you this quick roll-up of the most outrageous (and comical) stories we’re following which affe…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 3:09pm -
  • The Bolsheviks even want to tax your toaster oven…
    In a concept paper called “Treat Wealth Like Wages”, the ranking member of the US Senate Finance Committee laid out a plan late last week to radically overhaul the tax code in a way never before seen. Just as you’d expect from the title, his ce…
    - 5 days ago 17 Sep 19, 3:14pm -
  • The most profitable business in the world
    More than 5,000 years ago on a hilltop located in modern-day Georgia (the country, not the state), a group of people from the prehistoric Kura-Araxes civilization gathered their primitive tools and began to dig. It took years. But they eventually bur…
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  • Eating human flesh is the latest idea to stop climate change
    Get ready for your Friday absurdity! Here are this week’s stories: Professor advocates for cannibalism to fight climate change If you’re concerned about the human impact on Earth’s climate, you could plant a tree, install solar panels, ride a b…
    - 9 days ago 13 Sep 19, 4:03pm -
  • The price of gold just hit a record high
    A few hours ago, the European Central Bank announced a bonanza stimulus package: interest rate cuts, money printing, quantitative easing, the whole nine yards. Europe’s economic growth has ground to a halt. The German economy actually shrank last q…
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  • The Bolsheviks hate Opportunity Zones. But they’re working.
    Lately I’ve been looking at a number of office buildings in San Juan– I own two businesses that are based here in Puerto Rico, and it’s about time the team moved to a larger space. I was really impressed with what I saw– there are a number of…
    - 11 days ago 11 Sep 19, 2:54pm -
  • Here’s every reason to avoid buying a gold ETF
    Buckle up, this one’s going to be entertaining… because I should have called this note “Why you should always read the fine print.” This morning I read through the prospectus and annual reports of the most popular Gold ETFs in the world. Firs…
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  • It’s now “incendiary” to say there are two genders
    Happy Friday everyone. Let’s bring on the weekly absurdity! School cop handcuffs and screams at autistic 8-year-old An eight year old autistic boy in Southlake, Texas became agitated in his guidance counselor’s office. At one point the child beca…
    - 16 days ago 6 Sep 19, 1:31pm -
  • Here’s a really unique way to own gold
    Last week we dove into a series about different ways to own gold. And I explained in that first article why it’s a great idea to own physical bullion– gold you can hold in your hand. With physical gold, there’s no middleman standing between you…
    - 17 days ago 5 Sep 19, 3:29pm -
  • Think about this if you own Hong Kong dollars
    On January 20, 1841, after delivering a series of military defeats to Imperial China in the First Opium War, British forces landed in Hong Kong and took control of the island. Hong Kong was hugely important for the British economy because it ensured…
    - 19 days ago 3 Sep 19, 3:46pm -

Investment Watch

International Business Times

Financial Survival

Daily Reckoning

  • newHow to Slice Your Cell Phone Bill in Half

    How to Slice Your Cell Phone Bill in Half

    This post How to Slice Your Cell Phone Bill in Half appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Just about everyone nowadays has a cell phone. While the technology packed into one of these pocket sized marvels is amazing the bill can get a bit expensive. Fort…
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  • Your Potential is Unlimited

    Your Potential is Unlimited

    This post Your Potential is Unlimited appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Retirement used to be boring. Now, with people retiring earlier, and living longer, it opens the door to a much more active retirement. The variety and number of hobbies that yo…
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  • How to Avoid Shipwrecking Your Retirement

    How to Avoid Shipwrecking Your Retirement

    This post How to Avoid Shipwrecking Your Retirement appeared first on Daily Reckoning.You’ve worked incrediblyhard in order to save up to retire, but there are pitfalls and expenses that if unaccounted for can shipwreck your retirement and leave y…
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  • Turn Up Your Savings with Your Stove

    Turn Up Your Savings with Your Stove

    This post Turn Up Your Savings with Your Stove appeared first on Daily Reckoning.A loaf of bread in 1913 cost just over 5 cents. Eggs would set you back 37 cents a dozen. And a gallon of milk 35 cents. Grocery prices today are a bit different... Th…
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  • Are You Ready for Another Recession

    Are You Ready for Another Recession

    This post Are You Ready for Another Recession appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Between the ongoing trade war with China, an inverted yield curve, and the Federal Reserve lowering short-term borrowing costs, investors are starting to talk about a re…
    - 5 days ago 17 Sep 19, 7:22pm -
  • The Democratic Debate Dilemma

    The Democratic Debate Dilemma

    This post The Democratic Debate Dilemma appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Democratic debate last week provided quite a bit of interesting food for thought. Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang both had some interesting proposals that would affect bo…
    - 6 days ago 16 Sep 19, 6:31pm -
  • No. 1 Proven Way to Keep Your Money

    No. 1 Proven Way to Keep Your Money

    This post No. 1 Proven Way to Keep Your Money appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Dear Reader, Pop quiz: When you receive a paycheck, who do you pay first? If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably paying everyone else first — your rent/mor…
    - 6 days ago 16 Sep 19, 2:40pm -
  • The Four Dynamics of Bubbles

    The Four Dynamics of Bubbles

    This post The Four Dynamics of Bubbles appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Editor’s note: Central banks have inflated bubble after bubble. Today, Daily Reckoning contributor Charles Hugh Smith shows you the three stages of bubbles – with a fourth…
    - 6 days ago 16 Sep 19, 2:31pm -
  • Are Your Retirement Expenses Out of Control?

    Are Your Retirement Expenses Out of Control?

    This post Are Your Retirement Expenses Out of Control? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Retirement expenses can be a tricky field to navigate. How much should you allocate for entertainment, transportation, housing, and a dozen other expenses? Unfo…
    - 8 days ago 14 Sep 19, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Financial Rules of Thumb You Need to Break

    5 Financial Rules of Thumb You Need to Break

    This post 5 Financial Rules of Thumb You Need to Break appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Some rules are outdated, and some simply don’t apply to everyone’s individual financial circumstances. So why bother follow a rule that makes no sense? Here…
    - 8 days ago 13 Sep 19, 9:10pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

  • Jim Rogers on US Economic Crisis, Gold & Bitcoin | Podcast
    In this edition of our podcast Trading Global Markets Decoded, our host Martin Essex is joined by investment supremo Jim Rogers. A renowned businessman and financial commentator, Jim is currently chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeline Interests.…
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  • Jim Rogers : Silver right now is The Best Deal in Town !!
    Legendary commodities trader Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, sees opportunity in silver as the precious metal is better priced than gold, but levels are not yet sufficiently low enough.He said recently in an interview “Of course, silver…
    - 23 days ago 29 Aug 19, 9:36pm -
  • Jim Rogers: US vs. China Trade War will BACKFIRE and HURT AMERICA!
    im Rodgers, the author of Author, A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market on the US-China trade war, how Trump’s China strategy is hurting America, how sanctions don’t work and how China will withstand America’s ons…
    - 31 days ago 22 Aug 19, 7:31pm -
  • New Money (2019) - Jim Rogers Full-Length Documentary Bonus Interview
    Dr. Steve Sjuggerud sits down with legendary investor Jim Rogers to chat about everything from the next frontier of investing in Asia, to how he became the first person to ride across China on a motorcycle... and even how he accidentally stumbled upo…
    - 31 days ago 21 Aug 19, 8:51pm -
  • Jim Rogers URGENT 🔴The Next FINANCIAL CRISIS Will Occur In Sep, 2019
    Jim Rogers URGENT 🔴The Next FINANCIAL CRISIS Will Occur In Sep, 2019Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendary investor George Soros before retiring, a mu…
    - 40 days ago 13 Aug 19, 4:11pm -
  • Jim Rogers Warns of Agricultural Shortages Looming - Prepare
    In a fresh interview with renown global investor Jim Rogers warns that we are going to see shortages in agriculture and farming products . He explained : If, for instance, by “real goods” you mean agricultural, then yes. In my v…
    - 55 days ago 29 Jul 19, 5:02pm -
  • Jim Rogers : I rather Buy Silver than Gold
    “If I had to buy one, silver or gold, I’d rather buy silver. Silver is more depressed on a historic basis than gold. I’m not buying either in any serious way,” Rogers told Kitco News.Jim Rogers started trading the stock market w…
    - 67 days ago 17 Jul 19, 3:48pm -
  • Jim Rogers on 3 things India must do to attract foreign investment
    Three parallels 1807, 1907 and 2007 that influenced Jim on his investing decisions. What he finds attractive about Russia and why despite India's potential, he would like to see 3 changes India needs to do to attract significant foreign investment.…
    - 68 days ago 15 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Next Bear Market will be the worst in my lifetime says Jim Rogers
    Next time we have a bear market it is going to be the worst in my lifetime. I do not know when it is going to come but I do know we are going to have it. It has been 10 years since the American stock market had a major problem and that is the longest…
    - 69 days ago 15 Jul 19, 5:16pm -
  • Jim Rogers Warns : This time The Crash will be terrible
    In July the 12th , 2019 in an interview with Money and Markets legendary investor Jim Rogers launched his latest warning to America : things are going to be Horrible he said .the longest bull market run in history, will be short-lived from here on…
    - 69 days ago 14 Jul 19, 9:35pm -

of two minds

  • newAutomation and the Crisis of Work
    Technology, like natural selection, has no goal.When it comes to the impact of automation (robots, AI, etc.) on jobs, there are two schools of thought: one holds that technology has always created more and better jobs than it destroys, and this will…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Sep 19, 9:07pm -
  • The New Orthodoxy: Blasphemy, Heresy and the New Inquisition
    A corrupt Orthodoxy devoid of new ideas, an Orthodoxy devoted to maintaining the wealth, status and power of insiders regardless of cost, is a brittle, fragile, unstable system.When the ruling Elites sense their control of the populace is waning, the…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 6:04pm -
  • Markets That Live by the Fed, Die by the Fed
    The "everything bubble" is not permanent.All eyes are again on the Federal Reserve, as everyone understands that the Fed is the market-- the stock market, the bond market, the art market, the housing market, etc. All markets have been driven higher…
    - 5 days ago 17 Sep 19, 4:34pm -
  • The Black Swan Is a Drone
    What was "possible" yesterday is now a low-cost proven capability, and the consequences are far from predictable.Predictably, the mainstream media is serving up heaping portions of reassurances that the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are no bi…
    - 6 days ago 15 Sep 19, 8:24pm -
  • What a Relief that the U.S. and Global Economies Are Booming
    Doing more of what's failed for ten years will finally fail spectacularly..It was a huge relief to see the charts of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) and the U.S. retail sector ETF (RTH): both have soared to the moon, signaling that both the U.S. and globa…
    - 9 days ago 13 Sep 19, 6:15pm -
  • The Inevitable Bursting of Our Bubble Economy
    All of America's bubbles will pop, and sooner rather than later.Financial bubbles manifest three dynamics: the one we're most familiar with is human greed, the desire to exploit a windfall and catch a work-free ride to riches.The second dynamic gets…
    - 11 days ago 11 Sep 19, 4:48pm -
  • How Deep Is the Rot in America's Institutions?
    Either we root out every last source of rot by investigating, indicting and jailing every wrong-doer and everyone who conspired to protect the guilty in the Epstein case, or America will have sealed its final fall.When you discover rot in an apparent…
    - 13 days ago 9 Sep 19, 2:18am -
  • These Are Not Signs of a Healthy Market
    If these three charts reflect a "normal" "healthy" Bull market, then why are they so uncommon?The implicit narrative of the latest rally in stocks is that this is just another normal rally in the ongoing 10-year long Bull market. Nice, but do these t…
    - 16 days ago 6 Sep 19, 3:20am -
  • Will Everything Change in 2020-2025 or Will Nothing Change?
    Any domino-like expanding crisis will unfold in a status quo lacking any coherent response.Longtime readers know I've often referenced The Fourth Turning, the book that makes the case for an 80-year cycle of existential crisis in U.S. history.The f…
    - 18 days ago 4 Sep 19, 6:55pm -
  • Labor Day Reflections on Retirement and Working for 49 Years
    What happens when these monstrous speculative bubbles pop?Let's start by stipulating that if I'd taken a gummit job right out of college, I could have retired 19 years ago. Instead, I've been self-employed for most of the 49 years I've been working,…
    - 20 days ago 2 Sep 19, 1:21am -

The Big Picture

  • newMIB: Sarah Ketterer, CEO Causeway
    This week, we speak with we speak with Sarah Ketterer, Chief executive officer and cofounder at Causeway Capital Management, an international value manager with $52 billion under management. She was Morningstar International Manager of the Year in 20…
    - 19 hours ago 21 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • new10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Peaberry coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Every athlete’s worst nightmare: She Won Athletes’ Hearts. And Robbed Them Blind. The same people who years ago…
    - 21 hours ago 21 Sep 19, 10:30am -
  • Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for 9.20.19
    Succinct Summations for the week ending September 20th 2019 Positives: 1. Markets stabilize as everyone gets used to Trade War noise; 2. Existing home sales came in at an annualized rate of 5.49Mm above expected 5.38M. 3. Home mortgage apps rose 6.0%…
    - 1 day ago 20 Sep 19, 8:00pm -
  • MIB: Psychologists & Behavioral Economists
    The Masters in Business pod turned 5 this summer, and I wanted to update how people could access the archives in more interesting ways. One request we get all the time is to organize the shows by categories for those interested in a deep topical dive…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Friday AM Reads
    My end of week morning train reads: • Why Hasn’t Wall Street Ever Had a Woman CEO? (Fortune) • Jim Grant Is a Wall Street Cult Hero. Does It Matter If He’s Often Wrong? (Institutional Investor) • At $28 billion so far, the farm rescue is mo…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 10:55am -
  • 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”
    Officially it is known as the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, but after the 365 swept the Daytona 24-Hour Race in 1967, racing to victory by taking the 1-2-3 spots, the car became known simply as The Daytona. The muscular shape and long hood of the aluminum body…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • Sharp Decline in Childhood Mortality
    The default setting on modern humanity is for things to continually get better. Here is the New York Times: “Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a 5th birthday. By 2017, that number — about 1 in every 16 children — w…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 19, 10:00pm -
  • Trade War Farm Bailout
    Source: Reuters     I missed this over the summer: According to Reuters, “the U.S. government will pay American farmers hurt by the trade war with China between $15 and $150 per acre as part of a $16 billion aid package.” Aid is going gone to m…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Thursday AM Reads
    My morning train reads: • The 21 Most Powerful Women in the Business of Sports (Worth) • Value Finally Replaces Growth. But Will This Hate Rotation Last? (Barron’s) • Stock Pickers Are Just Imagining an Index Bubble (Bloomberg) • A rare loo…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 10:30am -
  • You 2.0: Tunnel Vision
      NPR: Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing? Two researchers have dubbed this phenomenon scarcity, and they say it touches on many aspects of our lives.…
    - 3 days ago 18 Sep 19, 9:30pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newOp ed on Country Music
    Country Music I have been watching Ken Burns’s “Country Music”  series on PBS.  May not watch too much more of it as I am not that interested in more recent country music, although I like some of it. So the big story of this series is how muc…
    - 20 hours ago 21 Sep 19, 12:00pm -
  • newA closer look at the housing rebound
    A closer look at the housing rebound On Wednesday we got some excellent new residential construction numbers. I went into a lot more detail, showing how – exactly as I forecast – the turn in interest rates led the turn in housing sales by about s…
    - 22 hours ago 21 Sep 19, 10:06am -
  • What if we stopped pretending the climate apocalypse can be stopped
    David Zetland writes in his news letter for The one-handed economist: “What if we stopped pretending the climate apocalypse can be stopped?”  lines up almost exactly with what I’ve been thinking in recent years, i.e., that we’re not making…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 2:23pm -
  • Open thread Sept. 20, 2019

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  • Initial claims increasingly foreclose 2019-early 2020 downturn
    Initial claims increasingly foreclose 2019-early 2020 downturn I’ve been monitoring initial jobless claims closely for the past several months, to see if there are any signs of stress. This is because the long leading indicators were negative one y…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 2:11pm -
  • Three Mile Island to Close
    Eighty year old retired salesman John Garver the morning of March 28, 1979 remembers the acrid odor permeating Harrisburg as he walked out of a restaurant in Pennsylvania’s capital city. “We had this smell in the air, wondering what it was. Well…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 1:40pm -
  • Housing: BOOM!
    Housing: BOOM! Well, this is an easy post. This morning’s report (Wed.) on housing permits and starts showed new expansion highs in both overall permits and starts. The less volatile single family segment also recovered, with both single family per…
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  • The Strike On Saudi Oil Facilities
    The Strike On Saudi Oil Facilities This is going to be a tentative post because there is much that remains unclear. What I am going to do is to make it clear that stories that are being told by US authorities and largely repeated by the MSM with litt…
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  • Industrial production rebounds; another message of slowdown, no recession
    Industrial production rebounds; another message of slowdown, no recession  Industrial Production is the King of Coincident Indicators.  When industrial production peaks and troughs coincides more often than any other indicator to NBER’s recessio…
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  • “Great Drug Companies Out There”
    About the time I finished up my post on Biden, I get this article from Dan discussing how Biden is kissing the butts of drug companies to more-than-likely get campaign donations. Everyone else has been concentrating on individual (you know people of…
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The Burning Platform


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  • newElizabeth Warren Admits To Wearing Paleface At College Costume Party
    Via The Babylon Bee WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Elizabeth Warren is embroiled in controversy once again, this time after she admitted to wearing racially offensive “paleface” at a costume party back in her college days. “As a proud Native Americ…
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  • newWatch Tulsi Gabbard Wipe The Floor With A Well-Known War Hawk
    Via ZeroHedge Let’s face it: despite one notable exception at Fox, Tucker Carlson, the conservative network remains stacked with war hawk pundits — especially when it comes to Washington’s longtime arch-villain Iran. Almost two decades afte…
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  • newDoug Casey on Why the State Is a “Parasite on Society”
    Guest Post by Doug Casey Allow me to say a few things that some of you may find shocking, offensive, or even incomprehensible. On the other hand, I suspect many or most of you may agree – but either haven’t crystallized your thoughts, or are hesi…
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  • newThe Fed Cuts Rates, Now Pension Programs May Take Another Hit
    From Birch Gold Group Pension programs may suffer due to a new round of currency wars that are poised to begin between the ECB (European Central Bank) and the U.S. Last week, the ECB made the first move by lowering its already negative benchmark rate…
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  • newGotta love the Popo

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    The consumer is in good shape as long as the consumer has a job.78% are living paycheck to paycheck. 50% have no saving, no retirement & keep adding to revolving credit card debt to fund expenses.The judge consumer health as good when things are at t…
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  • newImmigration and Teething Pains
    Guest Post by Fred Reed I have often pointed out that the Dissident Right, fervently disliking Latinos, criticizes Hispanics for all sins real or imagined but never says what policies it favor toward the tens of millions American citizens of Latin-Am…
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  • newSwedish man fined $2,000 for someone else’s “hate speech”
    Guest Post by Simon Black Happy Friday everyone. I’m en route to Las Vegas today where we begin a wonderful weekend gathering with our Total Access members. But I wanted to send you this quick roll-up of the most outrageous (and comical) stories we…
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Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • WeWork Looks To Be The New
    The spectacular flame-out of is the event that many folks of my era use to mark the end of the late 90's internet bubble.  In turn, it looks like WeWork is vying to mark the end of the current Silicon Valley unicorn bubble.  I won't go int…
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  • Trump Argues Any Current Business Problems are "Bad Management"
    From an interview the other day Q I can read you the tweet, Mr. President. You said that, “Badly run and weak companies are smartly blaming these small tariffs instead of themselves…” THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. A lot of badly run companies are trying…
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  • Why California Forcing Uber Drivers to Become Employees May Hurt Many Drivers
    @engadget @GeorginaTorbet @LorenaSGonzalez @asymmetricinfo
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  • A Quick Privacy Quest Update
     The Brave browser is terrific and an essentially seamless transition from Chrome.  I depend too much on Lastpass and needed a browser it would work with, and it works just fine in Brave.  I am sure Brave is more vulnerable than they let on but it…
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  • Trump Tariffs May Have Been Protecting A Goldman Sachs-led Aluminum Price Fixing Ring
    The very first tariff President Trump imposed in 2008 was a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.  Because those desperate aluminum makers in the US needed protection from foreign competition.  Or someone did. It turns out that earlier in the decade Gold…
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  • Amazon Fires, Summer of the Shark, and the Unintended Consequences of Stupid Climate Policy (ie Ethanol Mandates)
    I know I have told the story of the "Summer of the Shark" before, but I need to repeat it again because it is so relevant to the Amazon fire story let's take a step back to 2001 and the "Summer of the Shark." The media hysteria began in early July, w…
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  • The Knives May Finally Be Coming Out for Elon Musk: Vanity Fair Discovers the Tesla-Solar City Sham
    Back in June, 2016 Tesla (a car maker) made an offer to buy SolarCity (an installer of rooftop solar). One does not need 3 years of distance to figure out the acquisition made no sense, I (along with many others) thought it was crazy at the time: I a…
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  • Why I (Mostly) Don't Blog About Climate Anymore
    Recently the journal Nature published a "study" arguing that climate contrarians got too much media attention and that, essentially, the media needs to stop quoting them.  A part of the study included a list of climate skeptics and their media influ…
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  • Can We Never Learn From The Our Failures With Cuba?
    Apparently the American embargo and blockade of Cuba have worked so well that Trump wants to try the same thing with Venezuela Axios is calling it President Trump's Venezuela naval blockade "obsession" based on accounts of unnamed administration o…
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  • Who Could Have Possibly Predicted This? Solar Roads a Failure
    I seem to have established a couple of tiny blogging niches for myself, as there are two things with an absolute certainty that readers will email me -- solar road stories and pictures of steam plumes used to illustrate pollution articles. So as not…
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Washington's Blog

  • New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts on Children in Iraq

    New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts on Children in Iraq

    In the years following 2003, the U.S. military dotted Iraq with over 500 military bases, many of them close to Iraqi cities. These cities suffered the impacts of bombs, bullets, chemical and other weapons, but also the environmental damage of … Con…
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  • The New Orthodoxy: Blasphemy, Heresy and the New Inquisition

    The New Orthodoxy: Blasphemy, Heresy and the New Inquisition

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  • How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

    How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

    Four years ago, I wrote this after a meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace: “The president of USIP Nancy Lindborg had an odd response when I suggested that inviting Senator Tom Cotton to come speak at USIP on the … Continue reading →
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  • Shannon Airport Sprays Carcinogenic Chemicals

    Shannon Airport Sprays Carcinogenic Chemicals

    A public statement with signers listed below. September 19, 2019 The #NoWar2019 conference and rally are planned for Limerick and Shannon on October 5 and 6. On August 15, 2019, a U.S. military plane caught fire at Shannon Airport. The … Continue r…
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  • Trump’s New National Security Advisor Is Dangerous, But He’s the Current Norm.
    Here’s Why One Must Be Evil to Be a Leading Scholar of International Relations: Eric Zuesse Robert O’Brien is a respected authority on international relations and now replaces John Bolton as U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Advis…
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  • Markets That Live by the Fed, Die by the Fed

    Markets That Live by the Fed, Die by the Fed

    All eyes are again on the Federal Reserve, as everyone understands that the Fed is the market— the stock market, the bond market, the art market, the housing market, etc. All markets have been driven higher by one force: central bank money … Co…
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  • The Terrorists Among US 7- Stopping the Deep State Coup

    The Terrorists Among US 7- Stopping the Deep State Coup

    For the last few years, a deep state coup against the presidency has been in the media off and on. Starting in 2015 very serious efforts were made to put all the parts in place that guaranteed the 2016 US … Continue reading →
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  • Video: I Discussed the Saudi-U.S. War on Yemen

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  • The Black Swan Is a Drone

    The Black Swan Is a Drone

    Predictably, the mainstream media is serving up heaping portions of reassurances that the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are no big deal and full production will resume shortly. The obvious goal is to placate global markets fearful of an … C…
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  • Video: StrikeDC for Climate and Peace
    Video: StrikeDC for Climate and Peace
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Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Gonzalo Lira

  • Moral Normcore
    “Normcore” is a label for the current fashion trend of wearing undistinctive, unremarkable clothing—but the word itself is exploding across the American zeitgeist. Somehow, people sense that the word describes more than just fashion. I agree: T…
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  • Only In America, Part I
    The New York Times has a front-page story about how Federal prosecutors are getting tough on the banksters. The headline: “Long Seen As Immune, Two Wall Street Banks Become Targets”. But look closer. The two “targets” of government prosecutor…
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  • The Twitter In The Coalmine: The End of Asset Price Inflation?
    Poor dead Twitter-bird . . .So Twitter (TWTR) released some user figures, and they are not good. Bottom line, they’re losing money, and their user-base is shrinking—which is why their stock took an 11% tumble in after-hours trading as I write the…
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  • A Chinese Shadow Bank Bailout May Mean A Crash In U.S. Treasury Bonds
    This article is adapted from a post which originally appeared at my Strategic Planning Group. Go to the preview page to see what it’s about.China’s economy in 2014 is remarkably similar to America’s in 2008: Both were fueled by real estate spec…
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  • The Trouble with IRA’s and 401(k)’s
    Last week, The Daily Reckoning ranked me Number 5 on their list of “The 50 Best Investing Blogs”. All I have to say is, Thanks!Individual retirement accounts seem like the answer to a lot of people’s prayers. Every month, you deposit a set amou…
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  • Why America Breaks Our Hearts
    A man named LK dropped me an e-mail, in response to my Falling Forward piece.In the piece, I discussed the inability of the United States to adjust after the end of the Cold War. My crazed ramblings garnered a great deal of reaction, both positive a…
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  • The Fed Is Playing Global Pump-and-Dump

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  • The Hypocrisy That Hope Bought
    Obama, Obama, Obama . . . you’re such a liar. Please visit Gonzalo Lira's Strategic Planning Group
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  • Profits Über Alles?
    Neoliberal economics has been a wonderful driving force for progress and material prosperity—but it cannot be the single ruling principle of our lives, of our government, or of our society. If we allow the profit motive to be the only motive, then…
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  • What If There’s A Recession in 2014?
    If policymakers were gunfighters, they’d be out of bullets: They have run out of effective policy tools to improve the economy. So the question is simple: If there is a recession in 2014, and policymakers are out of bullets, how will it play out a…
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Marc to Market

  • newCentral Banks may be Data Dependent, Whatever that Means, but Investors Aren't
    US jobs growth slowed in August, but nearly all the subsequent data, including retail sales, industrial and manufacturing output, housing starts, permits, existing home sales, and leading economic indicators were stronger than expected.  Core CPI ac…
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  • UK and India Provide Excitement Ahead of the Weekend
    Overview: A word of optimism on a Brexit deal has sent sterling to its best level in two months. Corporate tax cuts sparked a more than 5% rally in Indian stocks as the week draws to a close. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index snapped a four-day losing str…
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  • Investors Looking for New Focus
    Overview:  Central bank activity is still very much the flavor of the day, but investors are looking for the next focus.  The Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank stood pat, while Indonesia cut for the third consecutive time and the Hong Kong…
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  • Did the Fed Deliver a Hawkish Cut?
    The Federal Reserve delivered the widely anticipated 25 bp rate cut, but by not validating expectations for another cut. The market reacted is if they wanted to clearer dovish signal. The dollar strengthened, and equities fell.  To be sure, a plura…
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  • FOMC Meets Amid Money Market Pressures
    Overview:  News that Saudi Arabia was able to restore 40%-50% of the oil capacity lost by the weekend strike coupled with the Fed's efforts to offset the squeeze in the money markets are allowing the global capital markets to trade quietly ahead of…
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  • Cool Video: TDAmeritrade Network--FOMC, Repo, Brexit and More
    My markets education began on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I learned the hard way, and with the help of many locals, people who were putting their own money at risk every day to make a living. They were often on the other side trades…
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  • Markets Calm(er)
    Overview: Oil prices have stabilized after yesterday's surge.  Both Brent and WTI are holding on to around $7-$8 a barrel gain. Equity markets are mixed.  Some are attributing the losses in Asia Pacific outside of Japan (Nikkei rose its highest le…
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  • Oil Surge Pared, Markets Remain on Edge
    Overview:  Oil prices surged in the initial reaction to the unprecedented drone attack on Saudi Arabia facilities.  Saudi Arabia may be able to restore around half of the lost production in a few days.  Saudi Arabia and other countries, including…
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  • Six Things to Watch in the Week Ahead
    The prospect of a third trade truce between the US and China helped underpin the optimism that extended the rally in equities.  Bond yields continued to back-up after dropping precipitously in August, led by a more than 30 bp increase in the US yiel…
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  • Jump in Yields Didn't Derail Equity Rally While Sterling Rallies Ahead of the Weekend on (misplaced) Brexit Optimism
    The most striking thing about last week's price action was the surge in US yields.  The 10-year yield jumped about 34 basis points, the most in three years and returned to levels not seen since August 2 (1.90%).  A deluge of investment-grade corpor…
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China Financial Markets

  • China: Choosing More Debt, More Unemployment, Or Transfers
    I have often written in this blog and elsewhere about the three policy choices Beijing faces as it tries to manage through the adjustment process. My argument is that subject to two very plausible assumptions, every economic policy Beijing implements…
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  • The impact in China and abroad of slowing growth
    This blog entry is largely something I wrote a year ago about the impact of a Chinese rebalancing on the global economy, rx and except for this first paragraph nothing has been changed. The entry on my blog that had been posted a couple of weeks earl…
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  • Does it matter if China cleans up its banks?
    I’ve always thought that Shirley Yam of the South China Morning Post has a great nose for financial risk, and this shows in an article she published last week on mainland real estate. For anyone knowledgeable about the history of financial bubbles…
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  • Rebalancing, wealth transfers, and the growth of Chinese debt
    For the past ten years much of what I have written about debt in China was aimed mainly at trying to convince analysts and policymakers that the Chinese economy was structurally dependent on an unsustainable increase in debt in order to generate GDP…
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  • How Much Investment is Optimal
    A few years ago I wrote an essay on my blog that received a lot of attention and in which I tried to explain what the underlying assumption was for analysts who considered that China’s low level of investment relative to that of, troche say, help t…
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  • The titillating and terrifying collapse of the dollar. Again.
    Foreign perceptions about the Chinese economy are far more volatile than the economy itself, and are spread across a fantastic array of forecasts. On one extreme there are still many who hold the view that overwhelmingly dominated the consensus just…
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  • The re-emergence of the Jacksonians
    We’ve pelted Donald Trump with all the withering humor we can muster, malady and even though it is hard to imagine an easier target for elitist humor, pharm with his blustering narcissism, prescription his intellectual inconsistency, his questionab…
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  • Will China’s new “supply-side” reforms help China?
    It wasn’t enough that we started 2016 with one of the worst weeks in the recent history of Chinese and global markets, but the panic continued into the following weeks and wreaked a great deal of damage to confidence. A lot of the reflexive China b…
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  • China’s rebalancing timetable
    We often read in the press rather alarming stories about the rise of an ugly and belligerent nationalism in China, buy cialis but while these stories are certainly very real, sovaldi after the November 13 bombings in Paris I was struck by a very diff…
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  • Thin Air’s money isn’t created out of thin air
    A recurring conversation I have with clients concerns the ability of banks to create credit, buy and of governments to monetize debt, pilule and whether this ability is the solution to or the cause of financial instability and economic crisis. Moneta…
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Business Insider Video

  • WeWork went from a $47 billion valuation to a tanking IPO. Here's how the company makes money.
    WeWork delayed its hotly anticipated IPO after investors questioned its valuation, business model, and CEO Adam Neumann's role in the company.The co-working company was valued as high as $47 billion, though many don't agree with that number.WeWor…
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  • How Area 51 became the center of alien conspiracy theories
    Area 51 has been the focal point of alien conspiracy theories in America for decades. The remote military base in the Nevada desert has a lot of history, and has been associated with aliens almost since its inception. In 1954, President Eisenhowe…
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  • How to use the iPhone's new voice control feature
    The iPhone iOS 13 software update has new voice controls that don't involve talking to Siri. Once you set up Voice Control, you can customize commands to disable or enable various commands. You can command your iPhone to take a screenshot, open…
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  • We break down 'Chernolbyl's' Emmy win, the new 'Rambo,' and what we know about 'Birds of Prey' so far
    In this Insider series, our entertainment team decodes the latest in film, music, and pop culture.The hit HBO series "Chernobyl" won an Emmy for cinematography, so we break down what went into making one particular scene so special. Then, we talk…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 4:00pm -
  • All the new iPhone Photos tricks you need to know
    Apple has completely revamped the iPhone photo app with iOS 13 and it's loaded with all new features and effects. The Photos tab sorts your photos by year, day, month, or all. The app automatically sorts holidays, trips, and other significant even…
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  • All the new iPhone iOS 13 gestures you need to know
    The new iOS 13 software update brought a bunch of new iPhone gestures. Now you can quickly browse a page by dragging the scroll bar. Selecting text will also be easier. Now you can tap the cursor to pick it up and drag it exactly where you want,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 2:00pm -
  • Extend your iPhone battery life with a new iOS 13 feature
    Charging your phone to 100% every time will slowly decrease the battery's capacity. Your phone will die faster and faster over time. Fortunately, Apple has a solution to this in the new iPhone iOS 13 software. By turning on Optimize Battery Charg…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 1:38pm -
  • We searched for the best boba tea in Vancouver
    Herrine Ro visits Vancouver, British Columbia, to meet up with her friend Emma Choo, who is a local and the person behind @vancouverfoodie on Instagram.Emma takes Herrine on a tour of three boba places. They order the same drink, brown sugar milk b…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 12:02am -
  • How to use the iPhone's new spam-call-blocking feature
    If you get a lot of robocalls, you can now silence them on your iPhone. iOS 13 has a new feature that lets you easily block robocalls. Turn on "Silence Unknown Callers" to stop getting spam calls on your iPhone.Visit Business Insider's homepage f…
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  • How to take full advantage of the iPhone's new dark mode
    The iPhone finally has a dark mode. Download iOS 13 to use the new feature. You can turn dark mode on 24/7, have it come on at sunset, or set a custom schedule. Dark mode uses less battery on OLED screens like the iPhone X and XS.Visit Business I…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 19, 7:43pm -

The Reformed Broker

  • newThis Week on TRB
    These were the most read posts on the site this week, in case you missed it:...The post This Week on TRB appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • How to invest a lump sum
    There is an answer, and it's not market timing. ...The post How to invest a lump sum appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
     Short-seller Chanos: DaVita’s reimbursement model is at risk from CNBC. Short-seller Chanos on why he’s shorting food delivery company Grubhub from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broke…
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  • What Are Your Thoughts: Is Anyone Really “Middle Class”?
    The Repo rate mini-panic, the Daniel Jones Era and much more......The post What Are Your Thoughts: Is Anyone Really “Middle Class”? appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Clips From Today’s Closing Bell
    Fed should bring down Fed funds rate at least 25 basis points: Siegel from CNBC. Microsoft raises dividend by 11%, announces $40B buyback: Josh Lipton from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Closing Bell appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Do “Insurance Cuts” Actually Work?
    Perhaps insurance cuts are just there to serve as a "confidence fairy" and make capital markets participants feel better?...The post Do “Insurance Cuts” Actually Work? appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Did negative-yielding debt peak?
    $17 trillion! ...The post Did negative-yielding debt peak? appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • I thought “price distortion” was an opportunity
    Larry Swedroe comes around swinging a sledgehammer at absurd claims that index funds are distorting the markets – if this is the case, then, if anything, selecting the mis-priced securities ought to be a field day for investors who believe they can…
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  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
     Here’s where investors stand on the value vs. momentum stock debate from CNBC. Final trades: Twitter, Cisco, Snap, Fox Corp & D.R. Horton from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Just tell me what the consumer is up to, skip the rest
    Had you simply focused on the health and wealth of the consumer, you'd have gotten things mostly right....The post Just tell me what the consumer is up to, skip the rest appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 5 days ago 17 Sep 19, 12:00pm -

Shadow Stats

  • Flash Update No. 8
    (SGS Subscription required) • FOMC Cut Rates by the Expected Quarter Point, Amidst Ongoing, Nonsensical Hype of Near-Perfect Economic Conditions • Broad U.S. Economic Activity Has Continued in a Deepening Downtrend, Amidst Mounting Downside Risk…
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  • Flash Update No. 7
    (SGS Subscription required) • Weakening and Negatively Benchmarked Annual Payroll Growth Signaled Deepening Recession • As Has Become Commonplace, Monthly Payroll Gains Continued to Disappoint Expectations, Despite Regular Relative Monthly Boost…
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  • Flash Update No. 6
    (SGS Subscription required) • Second-Quarter 2019 GDP Revision to 2.04%, from 2.06%, Was Negligible and Ran Counter to Rapid Deterioration in Underlying Series • Initial 2q2019 Gross Domestic Income Was Estimated at 2.11%, with Initial Gross Nat…
    - 24 days ago 29 Aug 19, 7:16pm -
  • Flash Update No. 5
    (SGS Subscription required) • Payroll Employment Hit by 501,000 (-501,000) Downside Preliminary Benchmark Revision for Year-Ended March 2019 • Final 2019 Benchmarking Estimate Should Be Even Worse; Publication Due With January 2020 Payrolls •…
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  • Flash Update No. 4

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  • Flash Update No. 3
    (SGS Subscription required) • Unstable and Deteriorating Economic and Political Circumstances Foreshadow Domestic Financial Market Turmoil • Flight from U.S. Stocks and the Dollar Into Gold Should Continue • Markets Closing in on a Major Tipp…
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  • Flash Update No. 2
    (SGS Subscription required) • China’s Devaluation of the Yuan versus the Dollar Began in March 2019 • Amidst Likely, Continuing Irregular Financial-Market Volatility and Intensifying Economic Weakness, Flight from U.S. Stocks and the Dollar In…
    - 47 days ago 6 Aug 19, 5:08pm -
  • Flash Update No. 1 (Corrected)
    (SGS Subscription required) • Real GDP Growth Revised Sharply Lower, Slowing Rapidly Quarter-to-Quarter and Year-to-Year into First-Quarter 2019 • Second-Quarter 2019 Quarterly Growth Slowed to a Near-Consensus 2.06%, With Annual Growth Slowing…
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  • Bullet Edition No. 14
    (SGS Subscription required) • Congress and the White House Move to Expand Federal Spending, the Federal Deficit and Debt Ceiling, as U.S. Economic Growth Falters • Federal Debt Outstanding in Excess of GDP Already Is Startling, and That Excess D…
    - 58 days ago 25 Jul 19, 8:37pm -
  • Economic Survey No. 1
    • Informal Survey of U.S. Economic Conditions • Responses Ran 2.7-to-1 on the Downside for the Economy
    - 65 days ago 19 Jul 19, 5:12pm -

Long Ideas

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