Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

ilene's picture

Let's Break the $peculator$

That's what makes oil trading so much fun - it's all based on factors that are out of our control and half a World away, so the speculators have dozens of tools available to them to manipulate the market.

williambanzai7's picture

In Search of: THe MiSSing PONZi LiNK

A major breakthrough!

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Short-Term Market Update: Deflation is Back and It’s Pissed Off

Last month I warned that the Fed would LOVE to see another round of deflation so it could set the stage for more money printing in the second half of this year. My long-term forecast remains the same (serious inflation accompanied by a US debt default), however, it’s now clear that we’re heading into another round of deflation in a BIG way.

Econophile's picture

Case-Shiller Down 5.1%: What Will Stop It?

Case-Shiller Are housing prices in free-fall? Are they stuck in some endless feedback loop whereby foreclosures drive down prices which causes more home owners to be under water which causes more defaults and drives down prices further, and ...

George Washington's picture

Yastrow: “We Are on the Verge of a Great, Great Depression”

Other than that, everything is great!

madhedgefundtrader's picture

The S&P 500 in 2020

The S&P 500 will go no higher that 1430 by 2020, a mere 90 points higher than it is today. The current multiple normalized over the past ten years is 23, making the market outrageously expensive. The historic average is only 14. We are only 17 months into a second lost decade for the stock market.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

At This Point, Even the Mainstream Media Knows Inflation is a Problem

I find it odd (to say the least) that anyone on the planet even considers paying attention to the Fed’s CPI measure. According to CPI inflation has only risen 3.2% in the last 12 months. This is during a period in which gas rose 33% while ground beef, cheese, and vegetables are all up in the double digits as well. Heck, even RENT rates have jumped in the last year. But somehow because housing prices and iPads have fallen in price… inflation is under control.

George Washington's picture

Why Gold Is Still a Good Long-Term Investment

The shiny metal still looks good ... in the long-run

Reggie Middleton's picture

Google’s Excellent Execution On The Android Platform Goads S.E. Asian Manufacturers Into Low Margin Innovation War!

This is, by far, the best time I've ever witnessed to be a consumer of mobile computing technology. Alas, this is going to be the worst of times for those companies that come in any where under 2nd place in the Mobile Computing Wars - including some pretty big names... RIM, NOK, MSFT? INTC?

George Washington's picture

Investment Idea: Pre-Fukushima Sake and Shochu

Grains are probably going up, leading to higher liquor prices ... and wealthy people who have a taste for sake or shochu would probably pay top dollar for "clean", pre-Fukushima beverages ...

williambanzai7's picture


Tho only thing different this time is the date..."see you in the debt world and don't be late..."

EB's picture

Keep Your Hands Off My FaceBook, George Soros; Filter Bubbles and the New P.C. Search

George Soros The push for soft internet censorship, brought to you by your favorite oligarchs.

Reggie Middleton's picture

Sound Money Interview of Reggie Middleton (05-24-11), Aired on NYC’s WNYE Radio

Reggie Middleton Banks, balance sheets, guaranteed crashes, and why no one ever asks who's going to backstop all of the sovereign debt CDS being written out there...

Smart Money Europe's picture

Where’s The Beef? A Potential Global Economic Freeze Around The Corner…

Markets around the world are still creeping higher, while economic fundamentals are crumbling everywhere. And there are more signs on the horizon that things about to make a change for the worse: collapsing cattle prices!

Pivotfarm's picture

Market Data Sheets June 1st

S&P 500, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Russell 2000, Nymex Crude Oil, Comex Gold, EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDJPY

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