Recession

"Common Sense" Part 2 - Addressed To The Inhabitants Of 2017 America

Three generations have passed since Paine’s words inspired a revolution, but they ring as true today as they did during that fateful year of 1776. We have been ruled by an oppressive tyrannical establishment, bent on controlling and regulating every aspect of our lives, over-taxing hard working Americans to pay for its welfare/warfare surveillance state, indebting unborn generations with over $200 trillion of unfunded promises, enriching themselves and their Deep State benefactors, impoverishing the people through systematic inflation, globalizing their jobs to Asia, and treating hard working Americans with utter contempt.

"Pulling Awesome Forward"

The euphoria in markets is based on a seismic change in policy. The questions are on timing, efficacy, and whether the Fed tightening cycle overcomes any benefits. And, the environment today is much different than the 1980s, and just ten years ago. The market is pricing in a lot of “Everything is Awesome”, but has all that awesome, real or fantasy, been pulled forward? We will see.

Summing Up 8 Years Of Barack Obama

One day his Supreme Court justices will retire. Obamacare may be repealed. History will forget about his charisma and charm. Edward Snowden may eventually return home. The 500,000+ pages of regulations his administration issued will be replaced. And even the families of all the innocent victims who were accidentally killed in his drone strikes may move on with their lives. But the debt will still be there.

Brazilians Stunned By Death Of Supreme Court Justice Ahead Of "Explosive Testimony"

The death of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki who had presided over the sprawling "Carwash" corruption scandal, and who died yesterday in a freak airplane crash has sent shockwaves both around the globe and in Brazil, because while few in polite company will discuss it, it has opened the possibility of political assassinations as a means of "quieting" legal proceedings.

The Man Who Called The Last Bond Bear Market 40 Years Ago Says "Buy Bonds"

74-year-old bond guru Lacy Hunt is among a rare breed in finance today: people who actually traded during a period when bonds continuously lost value. Today, as hints of inflation start to bubble and calling the next bear market becomes the industry’s favorite pastime, Hunt says no, "I’m still long bonds, especially the long-end."

S&P Futures, Dollar Rise As World Awaits Trump Inauguration Speech

"All eyes will be on the content and style of Trump's inauguration speech," Morgan Stanley's Hans Redeker wrote in a note.  "The more 'Presidential' this speech comes across, the better the outcome for markets." And as BonY added, "If Trump ramps up the rhetoric the market will be concerned about building long dollar positions."

Janet Yellen Explains "The Goals Of Monetary Policy"... Seriously - Live Feed

Less than two days before Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Fed chair Janet Yellen takes to the stage at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco to explain (after all these years), what "the goals of monetary policy are... and how we pursue them." We can't wait to hear how increasing asset prices to untenable levels, depriving savers of income, and driving the largest wedge between rich and poor since the great depression have been part of the solution...