Reality

"Everyone's In The Pool"

"Threats of nuclear war, hurricanes, disaster, fires, earthquakes, and civil unrest have failed to unnerve investors... It seems all that has been missed was famine and pestilence."

Chinese Economic Data Misses Across The Board As Credit Impulse Slump Kicks In

The brief encounter with a 'recovery' that China's economic data enjoyed in the first half of 2017 has evaporated as the reality of a collapsing credit impulse strikes across the board. Retail Sales, Fixed Asset Investment, and Industrial Production all missed expectations  and slowed dramatically.

Hillary Clinton's Alternative Take On What "1984" Was All About

Since the official release of Hillary's new book "What Happened" yesterday, our sense of logic and rational thought has been under constant assault by a steady stream of 'Hillary-isms' which provide some rather dark insights into the bizarro world in which she lives.  Here is the latest...

Apple's 'Biggest Cheerleader' Warns "New iPhones Not Enough"

"The iPhone may have a few growth spurts left, but not many. It is facing an unavoidable headwind: the elongation of its replacement cycle...At some point the iPhone will face the fate of the iPad – its replacement cycle long in the tooth and sales stagnant and declining."

Bill Blain: "This Is What Terrifies Draghi And Other Central Bankers"

"In short… it looks like full employment, rising inflation and signs of growth are going to force normalization, at which point the bond music stops and we all realise financial assets have been dancing naked in the Emperor’s New Clothes lap-dancing bar as the proverbial tide goes out! That’s a prospect that must terrify Draghi and other central bankers."

This Fascinating City Within Hong Kong Was Lawless For Decades

There are very few places on Earth that remain ungoverned, and even the tiniest islands and city-states tend to have rules in place for things like taxation and citizenship. Government control is an established reality for most of the world, but what would happen if a neighborhood in your city suddenly became a lawless free-for-all?