Central Banks

What Is The Market Telling Us?

The entire global economy now depends on this stripped-of-information "market" for its stability...It's difficult to see this as healthy or sustainable.

Mark Hanson: Housing Bubble 2.0 - The End Is Nigh?

"If, the past 8-years of a Fed in Armageddon-mode created the 'everything bubble', what will shifting monetary policy into reverse do to said asset price levels? ..Remember, a 'house-price recovery' and 'housing market recovery' are two vastly different things."

Argentina Unexpectedly Announces Sale Of 100-Year Bonds

One year after Argentina emerged from its latest sovereign bankruptcy, and at a time when the Latin American nation grapples with a surging budget deficit, Argentina surprised markets by announcing its intention to sell its first 100-year bond, taking advantage of a world starved for yield.

China's "Ghost Collateral" Arrives In Canada, "Heralding A Crisis"

"We all know that the ghost collateral is a huge deal, and we all know that the shadow banking and other Chinese influence in Vancouver is profound. The issue is that the ghost collateral ends up re-hypothecated and laundered. So by the time it shows up in Vancouver, it will likely just look like a rich Chinese cash buyer with a suitcase of money.“

Risk... Is How Much You Lose When You're Wrong

"Historically speaking, such levels of exuberance have tended to have poor outcomes for investors who did not realize the level of 'speculative risk' that had built up in portfolios over time... This 'time' will not turn out any differently – it is just the 'timing' and the 'catalyst' that will be..."