Insurance Companies

"The Medical System As We Know Is Going To Blow Up... And Soon"

"Think of the ObamaCare reform debate now playing in the US Senate as the final gurglings of polity that knows it is whirling around the drain. They’re pretending to attempt to fix a racket that comprises eight percent of the American economy...Nobody has any idea what anything costs."

Obama Lashes Out At GOP Healthcare Plan: "This Bill Will Do You Harm"

"Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm...To put the American people through that pain – while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in return – that’s tough to fathom."

Bill Gross: "All Markets Are Increasingly At Risk"

"You have the potential for low asset returns in which the now successful strategy of “making money with money” is seriously threatened. How soon this takes place is of course the investor’s dilemma, and the policymakers’ conundrum. But don’t be mesmerized by the blue skies created by central bank QE and near perpetually low interest rates. All markets are increasingly at risk."

Falling Interest Rates Have Postponed "Peak Oil"

"The new crisis can be expected to be 'Peak Economy' instead of Peak Oil. Peak Economy is likely to have a far different shape than Peak Oil - a much sharper downturn. It is likely to affect many aspects of the economy at once. The financial system will be especially affected. "

Debt Has No Consequences? Color Us Skeptical

"The entire status quo is based on the delusion that rapidly rising debt will never generate any negative consequences. Color me skeptical of that working out in the real world."

Healthcare: "Insurance" Now Just Means Redistribution

Americans have been fighting over health insurance reform for ages. For example, 25 years ago, in 1992, over 200 congressional health care bills were introduced. Unfortunately, while the rhetoric has focused on insurance, such as how many would supposedly gain or lose insurance if some change was implemented, that has not been the real issue. Income redistribution has...

Projecting The Price Of Bitcoin

The Network Effect can become geometric/exponential very quickly...The wild card in cryptocurrencies is the role of Big Institutional Money.

Quiet Month End Markets Hide "Below The Surface" Fireworks

It has been another quiet session for global equity markets, with S&P futures flat, as are European and Asian stocks, which is perhaps odd, as there was quite a bit of newsflow and, in the case of China, outright fireworks.

What Is Causing China's Yield Curves To Invert: UBS Answers

The inverted curve reflects a contradiction between market expectations on policies and economic fundamentals. On one hand, the slowdown of economic growth may prevent the back end of the yield curve from further going up. On the other hand, financial institutions' funding costs have kept rising but the financing costs for the real economy measured by loan rates have not risen that much.