• Pivotfarm
    04/18/2014 - 12:44
    Peering in from the outside or through the looking glass at what’s going down on the other side is always a distortion of reality. We sit here in the west looking at the development, the changes and...

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Housing Bubble 2.0 Veers Elegantly Toward Housing Bust 2.0





They’re not even trying to blame the weather this time.

 


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Hot Air Hisses Out Of Housing Bubble 2.0: Even Two Middle-Class Incomes Aren’t Enough Anymore To Buy A Median Home





“There was a moment when it made sense,” said Blackstone Group, largest home buyer in the US. But not anymore.

 


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German Industry Goes To See Uncle Putin





The intricate and convoluted connections between Germany and Russia exude a peculiar aroma.

 


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The Russia “Sanction Spiral” Elegantly Spirals Out of Control





White House attacks Russian financial markets and oil, Merkel suffers from “moral cowardice,” Russia develops “Putin Doctrine,” in crescendo of sanctions and counter-sanctions

 


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Loophole Makes Hilarious Mockery Of US Crude Oil Export Ban





While Big Oil, consumer groups, lobbyists, lawmakers... are mudwrestling over the export ban, exports of “petroleum products” are soaring.

 


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The Smart Money Quietly Abandons The Housing Market





A national average sounds an alarm: investors that drove up the housing market are bailing out

 


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Housing Bubble II: What’s Ruining Home Sales? Not The Weather!





Not a word about soaring prices and higher rates that have pushed median-priced homes beyond the reach of hardworking Americans

 


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“Foreclosure Rebound Pattern”: Foreclosure Starts SUDDENLY Jump 57% in California (And Soar In Much Of The Country)





Cynic in me says it must be a data problem, that the computers got hacked, or something. But that’s wishful thinking.

 


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Crazy Abenomics Orgy In Japan Is Ending Already – Pounding Hangover Next





Kudos to the Bank of Japan. Its heroic campaign to water down the yen has borne fruit.

 


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From Glut to a Whiff of Panic: Natural Gas Soars





The big money has jumped into the fray.

 


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Manipulating the Entire IPO Market With Just $250 Million





Tech isn’t exactly booming, but that hasn’t kept “valuations” of tech startups from being pushed into the stratosphere, for the benefit of an elite club.

 


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Hang On Tight: ‘Merger Monday,’ Which Died in 2008, Is BAAACK





Like in the bubble days of 2007: the big numbers, the deal exuberance, the craziness, the hoopla

 


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“This Chart Is A True Representation Of The Employment Crisis In This Country”





There are millions of people in that category. And their numbers are growing, not diminishing.

 


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