Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

williambanzai7's picture

THe EViDeNCe...

    As we embark on yet another ever widening gyre of military violence, I would like to remind all of the truth and veracity of our overlords...

EconMatters's picture

Were European Bonds Mispriced in 2012 or are they Now?

10 Year Bond Belgium Bond Central Banks Deficit Spending Federal Reserve fixed France Front Running Germany Ireland Italy Janet Yellen Japan Portugal Real estate Reality Twitter Twitter This seems to be the biggest question in financial markets for me right now because the math just doesn`t add up any way you slice it.

Tim Knight from Slope of Hope's picture

Past Fear, Present Fear

Housing Bubble Slope of Hope Volatility I was looking at the entire history of the volatility index (the oft-cited "VIX') and found an interesting parallel.

williambanzai7's picture

SCeNe FRoM AMeRiCaN JiHaD...

"In the end, they did it, but we wanted it"--Jean Baudrillard

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Thanks to the Fed, the Patient Is Now Past the Point of No Return

Bond Brazil Capital Markets China Citigroup Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank ETC France Goldman Sachs goldman sachs Housing Market Institutional Investors Lehman Monetary Policy Moral Hazard Morgan Stanley Reality Sovereign Debt We believe Fed’s actions would be more appropriately described as permitted cancerous beliefs to spread throughout the financial system, thereby killing Democratic Capitalism which is the basis of the capital markets. Today we’re going to explain what the “final outcome” for this process will be. The short version is what happens to a cancer patient who allows the disease to spread unchecked (death).

George Washington's picture

Fukushima Increased Cesium Levels 100 to 1,000 Times Worldwide ... and 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 Times On the U.S. West Coast

Plus: The Day Tokyo Got Blasted by Fukushima Radiation

EconMatters's picture

Expect Another Strong Employment Report Next Week

Initial Jobless Claims Janet Yellen Precious Metals Twitter Twitter Volatility Expect market participants coming back from vacation, and probably everything that worked in August will get “taken out to the woodshed” in September.

Monetary Metals's picture

The Credit Gradient

Bond Federal Reserve Reality Yield Curve The Fed causes a perverse outcome: gorging corporations and dehyradted startups.

GoldCore's picture

Gold Of Switzerland, Netherlands and Sweden Held By Bank Of Canada - Location Unknown

Bank of England Bank of New York Central Banks Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank Federal Reserve Bank of New York Foreign Central Banks Hong Kong Netherlands Swiss National Bank Switzerland Transparency Zurich HIGHLIGHTS > Gold reserves destination unknown after moved from Ottawa vault as part of Bank of Canada HQ renovation > Switzerland, the Netherlands and  Sweden say they hold gold in Ottawa > Upcoming Swiss vote on gold repatriation could lead to gold repatriation from Bank of Canada > Bank of Canada only acts as gold custodian to four foreign central banks > Bank of Canada no longer a major gold custodian; Canada has virtually no gold reserves

williambanzai7's picture

BaNZai7'S ART OF GoLF...

“I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.” – George W. Bush

Capitalist Exploits's picture

The Bubble is in Cash, Not Stocks…

Alan Greenspan B+ Conference Board Consumer Confidence Equity Markets Market Cycles Quantitative Easing We are repeatedly reminded by many pundits that the stock market is in a bubble, and that when QE programs end stock markets will "crash". But it seems that the bubble is in cash, not in stocks.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

The Fed Will Have Few Tools Available When the Next Collapse Hits

ETC Investor Sentiment Kool-Aid Market Breadth Monetary Policy Many of the macro drivers in 2007 are in place today (housing bubbling away from median incomes, richly priced equity valuations, excessive leverage in the financial system, etc.).

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