Global Economy

Chris Hedges: Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

"None of the reforms, increased training, diversity programs, community outreach and gimmicks such as body cameras have blunted America’s deadly police assault..."

The Petrodollar's Biggest Challengers

Established in the early 1970s, the petrodollar has secured the United States’ influence over the oil trade for over 40 years, but recently, it is clear that this monopoly is slowly beginning to fall apartin some part due to the influence of Bitcoin and other emerging cryptocurrencies.

The Fading Scent Of The American Dream

This is the reality: the American Dream is now reserved for the top 0.5%, with some shreds falling to the top 5% who are tasked with generating a credible illusion of prosperity for the bottom 95%.

What Could Pop The Everything Bubble?

Many observers wonder what, if anything, could pop the everything bubble. This leads to an interesting question: what problems can’t be solved by creating another trillion and buying assets?

Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar

"As far as oil and petro-status are concerned, the mainstream media is perfectly willing to report on the smaller stories, but refuse to acknowledge the bigger story... completely unwilling to account for the effects that will result or the deeper meaning behind these events..."

Where To Invest When (Almost) Everything's In A Bubble

"The ashes of wealth consumed by the 2008-09 Global Financial Meltdown are still warm, at least to those who never recovered, and so buying assets at nosebleed valuations in the hopes of earning another 5% aren't very compelling to anyone pursuing common-sense risk management..."

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The second is that if they know that financial markets are a bubble and still taking speculative risk to the upside, then it proves that nothing was learned from the 2007 financial crisis.

Bond Yields Break Out Around The World As Japan's Record Stock Rally Ends

S&P futures are fractionally in the red while traders await President Trump’s pick for Fed chair and more clues on the fate of tax reform; Asian stocks slide, European shares are little changed ahead of tomorrow's ECB tapering announcement as US 10Y yields finally break out of their multi-month range below 2.40%.

Bill Blain: "Some Of The Ongoing Market Evolution Really Scares Me"

"Some of the ongoing market evolution really scares me. Like the significance of the fragmentation of markets into smaller and smaller liquidity pools. Combined with trade-frustrating regulation, it’s just downright dangerous... Problem is, much of danger lies so far below the visible surface, I’m not convinced markets really understand how potentially one-way current stock trading has become."

Globalization Is Poverty: "The Endgame Is Painfully Obvious"

"The world’s central bankers’ club is set to get new leadership soon... but there is no sign that the economic religions they adhere to will be replaced, it’ll be centralization all the way, and if that fails, more centralization...The endgame of that process is painfully obvious way in advance."