Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Slave Nation - Nature or Nurture?

What exactly do we have left after several decades of frenzied spending and mindless consumption? I’ll tell you what we have left. We have our rituals and dogma, and soon enough not much more.

lizzy36's picture

TheTeleprompter-in-Chief and His Job(s) Program(s)

As we learn of plans for President Obama to address a joint session of Congress next Wednesday night it is worth noting that a single picture is worth billions of borrowed dollars. But this time really really will be different.  

Bruce Krasting's picture

The Fed's Plan - Rumors of News

A complicted story. I'm looking for clues to the future.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

We’ve Seen How These Trader Games End Before: BADLY

    QE 3 won’t solve this mess (assuming it even arrives). Neither will the European bailout fund. We’re already in the Second Round of the Great Crisis which will see the EU broken up, the US economy implode, and a market collapse that will make 2008 look like a joke.    

madhedgefundtrader's picture

Those Damn Europeans!

I am tearing up my Eurail Pass, returning my espresso machine to Costco, and sending my gelato maker to the recycling center. Next year’s summer vacation is going to be at Coney Island, not the Italian Rivera. Those damn Europeans are spoiling everything! The US stock markets made a determined effort to put in a bottom last week, with the S&P 500 rallying 106 points off the bottom with blinding speed. But the Europeans had other ideas.

thetrader's picture

News That Matters

All you need to read.

testosteronepit's picture

Dear Ben, Please Print us More Money

We want you to prop up the stock markets. Everybody knows it's a Ponzi scheme that will collapse without your support. You don't want us to end up like Bernie Madoff's clients. No, Ben, we love Ponzi schemes. We get in early and get out before they collapse. That's why we're rich. The bad thing is that they sometimes collapse before we can get out. But you've bailed us out twice in the last couple of years.

williambanzai7's picture

ViSuaL CoMBaT DaiLY (8.30.11)

Oh, the Rocky Horrors...[BANZAI7 COFFEE FREE ZONE]

Michael Victory's picture

India makes buying Gold easier

India More than just "tradition".  

Bruce Krasting's picture

Government investment disaster in the works??

This one stinks. I think it rises to the surface soon.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

QE 3 Ain’t Coming Unless One of These Two Items Happen

Do you really think the Fed hasn’t already discussed QE 3 and every other insane intervention you can imagine over since the Financial Crisis began in 2008? Do youreally think that the Fed’s magically going to come up with something new that will fix the Financial System?

Reggie Middleton's picture

What's New In "Avoid Debt Destruction By Any Means" European Soap Opera Today? Additional Proof That Bank Failure's Imminent

Try, try, try as you might, you really cannot manipulate global markets on a sustainable basis. Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Greece are joining the ECB at the back of the class for a crash course in this lesson as I type this...

madhedgefundtrader's picture

Time to Go Short the Matterhorn

I love Swiss chocolate, but it’s not that good. The Swiss franc has been driven up to absurd levels by a safe haven bid. This is the next “short gold” trade. It is far easier to weaken a currency than to strengthen them

thetrader's picture

News That Matters

All you need to read

Econophile's picture

A Dispirited Fed Chairman Emerges From Jackson Hole

While Ben Bernanke has tried to exude confidence, he is now clearly discouraged. As well he should, since none of the Fed's "suite of tools" have worked as intended and almost every forecast the Fed has given since the Crash has been wrong. We are forecasting a stagnant economy and come the elections it is likely that unemployment will remain high. Like all Fed Chairmen, it will be hard for Dr. Bernanke to resist calls from politicians to "do something." He will earn his moniker as "Helicopter Ben" and unleash more quantitative easing, a dangerous and regressive policy.

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