• Knave Dave
    05/23/2016 - 18:16
    This past Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the US stock market’s death when stocks saw their last high. Market bulls have spent a year looking like the walking dead. They’ve...

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Silver Linings: Keynesian Central Banking Is Heading For A Massive Repudiation





Inflation targeting has been a giant cover story for a monumental power grab. The academics who grabbed the power had no idea what they were doing in the financial markets that they have now saturated with financial time bombs. When these FEDs (financial explosive devices) erupt in the months and years ahead, the central bankers will face a day of reckoning. And they will surely be found wanting. The immense social damage from the imploding bubbles dead ahead will be squarely on them.

 
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Stephen Roach: "Central Banking Has Lost Its Way, Is In Crisis"





In what could well be a final act of desperation, central banks are abdicating effective control of the economies they have been entrusted to manage. First came zero interest rates, then quantitative easing, and now negative interest rates – one futile attempt begetting another. Just as the first two gambits failed to gain meaningful economic traction in chronically weak recoveries, the shift to negative rates will only compound the risks of financial instability and set the stage for the next crisis.

 
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Eurozone Consumer Confidence Plunges Most Since 2012 To 1 Year Lows





"Get back to work, Mr.Draghi..."

 
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Frontrunning: February 17





  • Futures rise as oil gains hold steady (Reuters)
  • China promises economic stability as G20, parliament loom (Reuters)
  • Obama scolds Senate Republicans for Supreme Court threat (Reuters)
  • China Deploys Missiles on Disputed South China Sea Island (WSJ)
  • China Ramps Up Rhetoric, Plans New Steps to Juice Up Economy (BBG)
  • China Loses Control of the Economic Story Line (WSJ)
 
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Euro Bond Crisis Returns As Germany Pushes Euro Sovereign Debt Bail-in Clause





European Banks holding European sovereign debt may have to take haircuts and be part of bail in plans should that same debt default, according to a plan being pursued by German government advisers. In another attempt to shelter German tax payers from the largess and excess of fellow European neighbouring countries' national banks, the move could trigger a run on billions of euro of sovereign debt of said banks. In an article penned by the Telegraph's Ambrose-Evans Pritchard, one of the council's dissenting members describes the plan as the "fastest way to break up the Eurozone".

 
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Frontrunning: February 16





  • Oil eases off highs after output freeze agreement (Reuters)
  • Saudis and Russia agree to oil output freeze, Iran still an obstacle (Reuters)
  • China Loses Control of the Economic Story Line (WSJ)
  • Obama starts work to pick Supreme Court justice amid political 'bluster' (Reuters)
  • The Never-Ending Story: Europe’s Banks Face a Frightening Future (BBG)
  • Apollo Global to buy security services company ADT for $7 billion (Reuters)
 
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Deranged Central Bankers Are Blowing Up The World





The fiat currency system, fractional reserve banking fraud, insane Keynesian fiscal policies, and consumer debt based consumption economy are mathematically unsustainable, so they won’t be sustained. The world is about to sit down to a banquet of consequences, served by deranged central bankers.

 
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Mario Draghi Speaks In Brussels, Says ECB "Won't Hesitate To Act" As World Falls Apart





Mario Draghi is set to address the European Parliament's Committee on Monetary and Economic affairs in Brussels on Monday. Draghi's comments will of course be parsed for any hints as to what the ECB will do next month, when Draghi is expected to announce further easing, either in the form of another rate cut or an expansion/extension of PSPP.

 
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When Trust Is Bust - All The Charts You Can Eat





The greatest disappointment has to be the meager results emanating out of the massive and unprecedented easing around the globe. There is now little confidence in even the drastic measures that have been undertaken by central banks.

 
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Neil Howe Warns The 'Professional Class' Is Still In Denial Of The Fourth Turning





"The world has fundamentally shifted over the last decade, especially since we’ve emerged from the Great Recession... But the professional class has been very slow to understand what is going on, not just quantitatively but qualitatively in a new generational configuration that I call the Fourth Turning. They don’t accept the new normal. They keep insisting, just two or three years out there on the horizon, that the old normal will return – in GDP growth, in housing starts, in global trade. But it doesn’t return."

 
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Deutsche Bank: "Markets Are Crying Out For A Circuit Breaker", But There Is A Problem





DB's Jim Reid today writes that "Markets are crying out for a circuit breaker at the moment."  There is just one problem: nobody knows what this circuit breaks would and should be, or if it would even work.

 
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Euro PIIGS Starting To Squeal Again





The stock markets of the so-called PIIGS are breaking down on an absolute and relative basis – not a positive development for global markets.

 
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BNP Pulls Plug On US Energy Sector, Will Exit RBL Lending





“Given the current environment in the oil and gas market and the poor outlook for future fundamentals in the short to medium term, BNP Paribas has had to make adjustments to some of its businesses and has decided to stop the redevelopment of its reserve-based lending business."

 
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