Credit Crisis

Behold "The Great Complacency"

"The political attempt in preventing yet another credit crisis – in which borrowers default on their payment obligations and the economy and financial markets nosedive – paves the way towards an increasingly inflationary environment..."

Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar

"As far as oil and petro-status are concerned, the mainstream media is perfectly willing to report on the smaller stories, but refuse to acknowledge the bigger story... completely unwilling to account for the effects that will result or the deeper meaning behind these events..."

Frontrunning: September 26

  • Demise of Obamacare Repeal Shows How Far GOP Remains From Goal (BBG)
  • Republican’s Latest Tax Plan Has Little Room to Maneuver (WSJ)
  • Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors (Reuters)
  • Oil near 26-month high as Turkey threatens to choke Kurdish exports (Reuters)
  • North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates (Reuters)

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."

World Stocks Hit Fresh Record High As Irma, Korea Rally Continues; Pounds Surges

World stocks hit new record highs on Tuesday amid a continuation of Monday's risk-on theme which unleashed a dramatic relief rally on easing North Korea tensions and signs that Hurricane Irma caused less damage than feared. The MSCI All-Country World Index gained 0.2%, hitting the highest on record with a fifth consecutive advance.

European Junk: "The Good-Looking Ones Are Always Bad News"

"I understand the attraction to shorting European junk. It’s easy to look dreamily at this chart and imagine spreads doubling to 5% without batting an eye... But there are a couple of problems with this trade..."

Geopolitical Tensions Are Designed To Distract The Public From Economic Decline

"...there will come a time, probably sooner rather than later, when the piper will have to be paid and someone will have to take the blame for our fiscal non-recovery...I do not see the timing of heightened geopolitical tensions in 2017 as coincidental. It appears to me that these events are perfectly organized with maximum distraction in mind as we hit the top of perhaps the most massive stock and bond bubbles in modern history."