Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

Reggie Middleton's picture

Did Bernanke Permanently Cripple the Butterfly That Is US Housing? The Answer Is More Obvious Than Many Want To Believe

Residential real estate is a downright mess, and its getting worse despite multiple proclamations from Treasury Secretaries past and present that the worst is behind us. We have already qualified, by any metric imaginable, as a real estate depression. Is anyone curious as to how we got here? Well, I have some keen observations...

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Graham Summers’ Free Weekly Market Forecast (the Fed is Terrified Edition)

Remember, the interest-rate based derivatives market in the US is $196 TRILLION. If the Fed lets interest rates get out of hand, then the entire system breaks down even worse than it did in 2008: 2008’s crisis was triggered by the credit defaults swap market which was just $50-60 trillion in size (less than 1/3 of the interest rate based derivatives market).

williambanzai7's picture


Tsunamis to the left of me TEPCO Clowns to the right...

Pivotfarm's picture

Trade Against The Retail Herd 28th Mar

AUDUSD is firing on all cylinders in the long zone whilst 65.81% traders are short and actually made it to the strong short zone in Fridays session before pulling back a little into the long zone. Both EURUSD and GBPUSD are now well within the neutral zone. Pending Home Sales coming out of the US at 10:00am EST is the big new event of the day and if we do have a strong deviation from consensus we expect it to have a strong influence on retail positioning.

Pivotfarm's picture

The Contrarian View 28th March-1st April

This weeks review of COT and Retail trader positioning analysis.

Leo Kolivakis's picture

1999 Or 2008 All Over Again?

Alright all you Zero Hedge bears, time to weigh in on my latest comment (sarcasm ON)...

ilene's picture

Stock World Weekly - Survivor's High

I think that we’re experiencing a sort of stock market survivor’s high, where investors are so relieved we didn’t crash that they’re ignoring the fact that there’s another cliff just ahead.

Stone Street Advisors's picture

Taxing "The Rich:" Theory v. Practice

States can't have their proverbial cake & eat it, too. In times of economic and financial distress, they can jack-up taxes on "the rich," to their hearts' content, but they cannot do so without consequence. States prosper when the fortunes of "the rich" increase and share in the pain when they decrease.

Jack H Barnes's picture

The New SuperHawks of the FED

Is the US FED about to roll out a surprise rate increase?

williambanzai7's picture

FuKuSHiMa: CoRRuPTioN, SySTeMiC FaiLuRe oR BoTH?

Corruption Is the guy that is saying there is nothing to worry about willing to indulge in some Fukushima sushi and a bottle of fresh tap water?

Bruce Krasting's picture

Ask and Listen

Deep thinking from the Minneapolis Fed head

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Sun Setting on Greece and Eurozone?

Eurozone Greece Are Greece and Eurozone doomed? I'm not buying the drama...

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Why You Should be Freaked Out About the Stock Market

This is a chart of the US monetary base. In simple terms, it charts how much money the Fed has pumped into the system (at least that it admits). So it’s a kind of visual of the Fed hitting the PANIC button: when the monetary base explodes higher, the Fed is FREAKING out. You'll note that during the Financial Crisis the Fed didn't do much until the autumn of 2008 when it pumped nearly $1 trillion into the system. Think about that, the Fed didn’t go nuts pumping money until the stuff REALLY hit the fan.

williambanzai7's picture


Foreign evacuation precedes toilet paper like bottled water panic.

Bruce Krasting's picture

Ben's in a Bind

Ben will have a have tough time defending QE.

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