MythBusted - Rising "Not In Labor Force" Only Partly Due To Retiring Boomers

The changing source of not in labor force is exactly opposite of the historical norm and opposite conventional wisdom.  It is also an economic cancer as these millions from among the 16-54 are not building job skills, savings, or self sufficiency.  They will not be home buyers nor drive economic activity.  They will essentially be a lifelong societal burden.

Why All The Post-Brexit Hysteria?

If there is one thing that the EU should hope for it is complete economic catastrophe as a result of this vote; that their threats and fear mongering leads to action resulting in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Otherwise, if the UK proves that you can leave the union, maintain friendly trade relations and continue to be a dominant global economy, it would signal the beginning of the end of the EU. If other nations see proof that you can escape the Brussels bureaucracy with only minor short-term complications it will surely lead to an exodus from the destined-to-fail union.

 

Kuroda Is Trapped As The BOJ Can't Ease Any Further: Here's Why

While the BOJ is reportedly meeting with the government today, it’s going to be addressing a situation that just got more difficult with a poor menu of policy options. It can purchase more assets and lower interest rates, but it can’t change a world economy that’s running out of inflationary gas.

Wake-Up Call America: Iceland's New President Has Never Been A Politician

Meet Icelandic president elect Guoni Johannesson - a scholastic expert on political history, diplomacy and the Iceland constitution - who has never been a member of a political party, is a husband and father, and reportedly chose to run for president after the release of the Panama Papers.

Don't Count Out Donald Trump Yet

Trump experienced a horrible period from mid-May to mid-June, which culminated in the dismissal of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Based on the mainstream media, Trump is finished. We’ve been incessantly bombarded with articles highlighting an ever widening lead for Hillary Clinton nationally in the polls. So is Trump finished? Not by a long shot.

WTI Jumps Above $48 After Bigger Than Expected Crude Inventory Draw

Last week's huge API-reported inventory draw followed by disappointing DOE-reported draw sent crude prices flip-flopping around $50 before they plunged into Brexit. Having ramped all day and beyond the NYMEX close, WTI tagged $48 and was fading into the API data. Against expectations of a 2.5mm draw, API reported a 3.86mm draw (remember they said 5.22mm draw last week before DOE said 917k). The entire complex saw inventories drawdown with Cushing more than expected, bouncing WTI back above $48.

Why The ECB Thinks Brexit Is Not A "Lehman Moment"

"I think indeed the comparison does not apply because the reaction to Lehman as you may recall was that several markets froze... That was not the case this time." Actually... that's not exactly true is it!!

European Parliament Plans To Remove English As An Official Language

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding what the changes will be in the relationship between the UK and the European Union as a result of the Brexit referendum. One thing we do know, is that according to a senior MEP, English will no longer be an official language of the European Union.

Are CEOs Dumb, Greedy, Or Corrrupt?

These MBA geniuses aren’t dumb in the traditional sense. But their decisions to squander hundreds of billion of shareholder money making horrible investment choices points to their greed and corruption.

What's Next For The S&P: "All Eyes On 1,950" The Charts Say

With global equity and especially FX markets underoing historic moves in the last two days, every trader's playbook has been tossed aside as setups and trendlines everywhere have been broken. So for everyone trading on nothing but momentum - which these days is most, and certainly all algos  -  here are some observations from BofA's chief technicial Stephen Suttmeier who says that with the S&P failing to breach 2,100 again, and having broken 2025, "all eyes are now on 1950."

Forget Hikes - Rate-Cut Odds Soar For September As NIRP "Bets" Hit Record High

Despite a modest bounce today, the collapse in stock prices and bond yields since the 'non-event' "won't affect our market" Brexit vote has sent market-implied rate-hike odds careening lower. In fact, there is now a 0% chance of a rate hike to November and a 23% chance of rate-cut in September with December (post-election) rate-hike odds just 7.7%!!! Fed Credibility is official dead...