• Tim Knight from...
    09/19/2014 - 20:15
    I was originally going to title this post "Jackie DeAngelis Must Die", but I thought she might take it the wrong way.

KIM

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5 Things To Ponder: The Fed





It has been quite an eventful week between Scotland's battle over independence, the Federal Reserve's FOMC announcement and the markets making new all time highs. The FOMC announcement was more comedy than anything else as the continued facade of the Fed's forecasting capabilities was revealed, it appears the biggest factor in the world of investing and for this weekend's list of "Things To Ponder" we have accumulated a few reads relating to the Fed.

 
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Walcome, Unicorn to Forex





An interesting week for the evolution of Forex!  

 
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Lifting The Fog Of Pretense





Glance in the rear-view mirror and say goodbye to the Era of Wishful Thinking. In this weird liminal time since the so-called Crash of 2008 leadership has depended on lies and subterfuges to prop up the illusion of resilience. The lies, frauds, and cons run between the axis of Wall Street and Washington had two fatal consequences with still-lagging effects: 1) They destroyed the capacity for markets to establish the real price of anything - rendering markets useless; 2) They disabled capital formation to the degree that we might not have the money to rebuild an economy to replace the “financialized” matrix of rackets that currently pretends to function. A lot of observers have been waiting for the moment when the fog of pretense lifts and exposes all the broken machinery within. We may be so close now that you can smell it.

 
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Do NOT Let the "Strong" Dollar Illusion Lead Your Wealth Preservation Strategies Astray





Is the US dollar really strong now? We explain why your measuring stick can massively distort your perception away from the reality of facts and truth.

 
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UK Spends $80 Million On Massive "Ring Of Steel" to 'Protect' Politicians At NATO Summit





Last week, many woke up to news that the UK had raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe.” Considering the competence and trustworthiness of the nation’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, there must be some specific threat they’re concerned about to justify instilling fear in a population of 65 million. Nope. Although the new threat level rates the risk of an attack on the UK to “highly likely,” Home Secretary Theresa May stated that “there was no evidence to suggest one was imminent.” Well then. It makes you wonder if the the change in threat level is being used in part to justify the extraordinary $80 million sum spent on building a fortress around the Newport and Cardiff city centers in Wales, which many are describing as “similar to the Berlin Wall,” or a “zoo,” in an unprecedented display of protection for many of the world’s most corrupt politicians.

 
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DeaR RuDDeRLeSS...





A limerick for Barry Jung Un...

 
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Debunking Robert Reich’s “Inequality For All”





Below is my one-hour video debunking all the critical points Reich raises in “Inequality for All.” 

 
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Phil Davis on Money Talk





Phil is interviewed on Money Talk where he outlines some option trade ideas. 

 
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Want To Outperform The Market, Buy Illiquid Stocks (And Pray)





As part of Bernanke's and now Yellen's experiment in market central-planning, in which newsflow no longer matters to a market that has lost all ability to discount anything except how big a central bank's balance sheet will be and where HFT momentum is far more important than fundamentals, one of the greatest investing perversions to emerge has been our finding from two years ago since confirmed on a monthly basis, that the best performing asset classes happens to also be the most hated one, as the most shorted stocks have outperformed the market better than twofold just since 2012.

 
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MH17: For Bankers, Every Crisis and Tragedy is an Opportunity to Manufacture Profits





August gold GCQ14 and September silver SIU14 contract purchases spiked the exact moment Malaysia Airlines reported MH17 missing. Coincidence or tragedy profiteering? You decide.

 
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A Bull Market in PR





The venture capital world is currently paying inordinate amounts of money for software companies which are making a lot of noise and not much else!

 
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Japanese Economic Collapse Dislodges USDJPY Tractor Beam, Pushes Futures Lower





Abe's honeymoon is over. Following nearly two years of having free reign to crush the Japanese economy with his idiotic monetary and fiscal policies - but, but the Nikkei is up - the market may have finally pulled its head out of its, well, sand, and after last night's abysmal economic data from Japan which saw not only the highest (cost-push) inflation rate since 1982, in everything but wages (hence, zero demand-pull) - after wages dropped for 23 consecutive months, disposable income imploded - but a total collapse in household spending, the USDJPY  appears to have finally been dislodged from its rigged resting place just around 102. As a result the 50 pip overnight drop to 101.4 was the biggest drop in over a month. And since the Nikkei is nothing but the USDJPY (same for the S&P), Japan stocks tumbled 1.4%, their biggest drop in weeks, as suddenly the days of the grand Keynesian ninja out of Tokyo appear numbered. Unless Nomura manages to stabilize USDJPY and push it higher, look for the USDJPY to slide back to double digits in the coming weeks.

 
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Global Growth Gets a Downgrade





We all knew just how wrong it was as we sat there and listened to the World Bank going on in January about how world economic growth would top 3.2%. Today the World Bank has downgraded economic growth to 2.8%, which some might say is even over the odds

 
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North Korea: Is Perception Different from Reality?





Nothing lasts forever: Why the perceptions of North Korea may be different from reality

 
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The Farce Continues: ISM Still Has No Idea Why Its Computers Malfunctioned, And Much More...





The most humiliating economic SNAFU in recent history continues, and this time the rabbit hole goes really deep because somehow the worst unadjusted manufacturing ISM

 
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