November 25th, 2015

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FHFA Reports Home Prices Rose At Fastest Pace In 30 Months

Despite weaker home sales, tumbling homebuilder confidence, and fading median home prices according to NAR, FHFA reports home prices in America rose 0.8% in September. Doubling expectations of a 0.4% rise, this is the biggest MoM price increase since March 2013's peak.


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Continuing Jobless Claims Rise At Fastest Pace Since July 2013

While initial claims collapsed 11k to 260k, practically cycle lows and the hovering at the lowest level since 1973. But in continuing claims, something is different. The last 4 weeks have seen continuing claims rise 2.85% - the fastest pace of increase since July 2013. Of course, none of that matters with a Fed set on hiking rates no matter what, but it is seasonally aberrant to see a surge of this scale this time of year.


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On Credit Default Swaps

"This is legal?" Stephanie Ruhle on CDS after watching "The Big Short" (Bloomberg TV) 


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US Consumers Hunker Down: Personal Spending Misses; Savings Rate Soars To Highest Since 2012

If this data is accurate, and keep in mind the BEA has a habit of revising spending higher after it revises income, to "boost" GDP as we revealed last year, this means that the US consumer is hunkering down at an unprecedented pace, and the 5.6% savings rate is now the highest since 2012, suggesting not only are US consumer unwilling to spending much money, but are actively worried about what is coming just around the corner.


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Durable Goods Orders Signal Recession With 7th Consecutive Drop

For the 7th month in a row, Durable Goods New Orders fell year-over-year (down 1.0%). This has not occurred without a recession. While MoM the headline number rose 3.0% (beating the 1.7% rise expected), it appears driven by another one-off surge in Boeing plane orders as Capital Goods Shipments Ex-Air fell 0.4%. Finally, the inventory to shipments ratio re-accelerated in October, back near cycle highs.


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Did Mario Draghi Just Leak The Bazooka? Two-Tiered NIRP System May Presage Big Rate Cut

With the ECB's December meeting just one week away, Mario Draghi and co. are still debating how best to package a new round of easing measures. As Reuters reports, the central bank is considering a tiered system for the application of negative rates in an effort to mitigate the effect on banks. Translation: the ECB may be preparing to "overwhelm" with an even larger cut to the already negative depo rate that analysts were expecting.


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What Draghi Hath Wrought - German Yields Negative To 7 Years, Swiss To 14 Years

Well if that doesn't stimulate aggregate demand...


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Ex-Goldman Compliance Worker Sued By SEC For Insider Trading

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employee "hired to help it monitor computer systems for illicit activity" used the company’s own inside information to invest in mergers and acquisitions involving the bank’s clients, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.


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Frontrunning: November 25

  • European stocks up, oil slides as concerns ease over Russia-Turkey tension (Reuters)
  • ECB discusses two-tiered bank charges, broader bond buys (Reuters)
  • New agonies, alliances as Fed debates post-liftoff plan (Reuters)
  • A New Military Power Rises in the Mideast, Courtesy of One Man (BBG)
  • Russia's Gazprom says halts gas supplies to Ukraine over payment (Reuters)
  • Other central banks set to act, but Swiss policy cupboard bare (Reuters)

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Why Even A Modest Disruption Will Shatter The Status Quo

Any modest reduction in debt, tax revenues, consumption or new borrowing will bring the entire Status Quo crashing down. This is the bitter fruit of rampant financialization and the ascendancy of maximizing private gain by whatever means are available.


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Global Stocks Rebound As Geopolitical Tensions Subside; Europe Surges On Report Of More ECB Easing

Following yesterday's dramatic geopolitical shock, U.S. equity index futures rise as Russia has not escalated the confrontation with Turkey as some had feared, while Asian shares fall, reversing earlier gains. European stocks are rallying and the euro is falling on the back of a Reuters report that the ECB is mulling new measures to prop up lending, although it’s not clear at this point what the real impact from these measures would be.


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Ask The Expert - Steve St. Angelo!

Steve St. Angelo is an Independent researcher who started to invest in precious metals in 2002. 


November 24th

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Russia Deploys Warship Off Syrian Coast To "Destroy Any Threats To Russian Planes"

Despite demands from France's Hollande, America's Obama, and NATO's Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down. The seemingly cagey confirmation by NATO and Obama of Turkey's claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by Russia which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace. In response, Russia is moving a Cruiser 'Moskva' off the coast to strengthen air-defenses - just as French and US carriers are on their way.


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