Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Bernanke Just Admitted He's Lost Control of the Markets

For 80+ years, the US financial system has operated under the belief that the Federal Reserve could handle any problem. This belief was put to the ultimate test in 2008 when the Fed faced off against the biggest Financial Crisis of the last 80 years. And the ONLY thing that kept us from the brink was the belief the Fed could fix things. It couldn’t. And we’re all beginning to see that now.

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Betting The Farm On Hedge Funds?

A fascinating look at how US public pensions are betting their future on hedge funds...

williambanzai7's picture

MR BeN CaPTioN CoNTeST (We SeeM To HaVe a FRoNTRuNNeR)

I see we have lots of very very funny entries...but check out Liquid Courage's at the bottom. Maybe he'll put it on Conan.

Econophile's picture

Greece Is Europe: The Failure Of The Euro

Greece The eurozone is in serious trouble and Greece is just a symptom. Whether or not they default on their debt may not matter as similar problems plague Spain, Ireland, Portugal, and even Italy. The European Monetary Union is built on a house of cards and they don't have the time for needed radical reforms. Like all sovereigns who owe more than they can pay, they will resort to monetary inflation to bail themselves out. This article explains how the EMU works, why it is failing, and why they will resort to fiat money printing to solve it.

williambanzai7's picture


Culture, culture,'s the culture you Eurocratic dopes!

4closureFraud's picture

Fraudclosure | Sunny Sheu Murdered? Judicial Corruption Activist Dead Weeks After Posting Video About His Fears

Corruption "Sheu, an optimistic and philosophical man, often compared the United States with his original home in communist China. He told his associates and others that while in China whistleblowers were usually killed or imprisoned, he was certain that in the United States of America those pursuing justice would ultimately prevail. With this philosophy, Sheu was confident that if his story were known by the press and authorities, no one would dare harm him." It appears he was wrong...

Stone Street Advisors's picture

Boots On Throats, The Long, Hot Summer

Imagine being told that you need to do something in life and you attempt to do it, but the person that’s very insistent that you do X takes his other hand and actively goes out of his/her way to prevent you from attaining X while each passing moment in time said person begins to label you as “lazy” or not trying hard enough?

ilene's picture

Yard Sale for the Rich

It will be a fun experiment to see if we can truly strip a government down to the singular function of taxing the citizens to give money to banks - consider it a practice run for their vision of the US.

Reggie Middleton's picture

LGD - To Infinity and Beyond! What's the Possibility of Certain European Banks Having a Loss Given Default Approaching 100%?

default With mainstream acceptance of my presumptions of the potential of serial sovereign debt defaults, its time to take a more realistic look at how it may happen & the potential consequences.

Stone Street Advisors's picture

The Relationship Between Gas Prices & Consumer Spending, Part I

We read about and hear it every day in the media, and accept it intuitively, but is there really a significant relationship between gas prices and consumer spending, or is it just another convenient excuse for when financial/economic data comes in below expectations?

williambanzai7's picture


Must be the season of the QE bitch...

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Is the US Dollar Predicting Another Deflationary Collapse?

I want to be clear here. The US Dollar is ultimately a doomed currency. But it remains the “flight to safety” trade amongst global currencies (along with the Yen and most of all, Gold). Europe is far worse off than the US. And China’s now seeing a liquidity crisis of its own. With that in mind, we need to consider that the US Dollar may in fact be predicting another deflationary collapse.

Reggie Middleton's picture

Surprise, Surprise: The Mainstream Media is Picking Up On The Apple Margin Compression Thesis

Apple Nine months after I debuted the Margin Compression Thesis on CNBC (along with the JPM issues), the MSM is finally pulling out of their lovefest with Apple and at least trying to become a tad bit more objective. In the meantime, Goldman still has Apple on its CONVICTion buy list as it sells nearly half a billion dollars of stock into its loyal customers buy orders. Where, oh where, can you get halfway decent, unbiased research these days?

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Japan Pensions Bet on Hedge Funds

Japan Nearly all of Japan's corporate pension funds, which collectively manage more than $900 billion, have lowered their guaranteed yield in the last decade from about 5.5 percent to below 3.5 percent on average, and are now looking at hedge funds and other alternatives to juice their returns...

Smart Money Europe's picture

Update Oil: Those Simple Bear Necessities

'And don't spend your time lookin' around...for something you want that can't be found'

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