• Tim Knight from...
    02/06/2016 - 00:25
    What we must remember is this: we are in a bear market, and the risk of a countertrend rally is present, but confined. The opportunity on the downside movement dwarfs the risk of a push higher, as...

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Explaining Today's Collapse In US Worker Productivity





Nonfarm Productivity collapsed by 3% QoQ, notably worse than expected as labor costs jump. Economists are gnashing their teeth to explain this "plunging productivity paradox" - we think it is rather simple...

 
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The Bank Of Japan Has Betrayed Its People





The Bank of Japan’s unexpected rate cuts to negative are a desperate attempt to help out The Fed and to support the dollar at the expense of the aging Japanese population.

 
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What A Cashless Society Would Look Like





Calls by various mainstream economists to ban cash transactions seem to be getting ever louder, while central bankers have unleashed negative interest rates on economies accounting for 25% of global GDP, with $5.5 trillion in government bonds yielding less than zero. The two policies are rapidly converging. This is what the resulting cashless society would look like.

 
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The Bank Of Japan - Ringing In The Keynesian Endgame





The time for more insanity has come... It is the Keynesian mantra: the fact that the policies recommended by Keynesians and monetarists, i.e., deficit spending and money printing, routinely fail to bring about the desired results is not seen as proof that they simply don’t work. It is regarded as evidence that there hasn’t been enough spending and printing yet.

 
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Apple, FANGs, & Monetary Fools





Eventually the prospect of recession that can’t be cured by the central bank printing presses will ignite sheer panic in the casino. Then the monetary fools running them will be reviled to the ends of the earth. But not before the lunatic 100X valuations of the FANGs implode like those of all the high flyers which have gone before. For the third time this century it is time to sell the bubble. Yes, do back up the trucks!

 
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"The BoJ's NIRP Will Result In More Currency Wars And Global Growth Slowdown"





"The BoJ actions should lead to further intensification of global currency wars with central banks around the world trying to engineer sustained competitive devaluation against the background of slowing global trade and growth as well as persistent commodity price disinflation. With its latest measures the BoJ will allow Japan to borrow more growth from its trading partners and limit the severity of the imported disinflation."

 
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The Best Performing 'Currency' Of The 21st Century Is...





Since the beginning of the 21st Century, as people awoke to Y2K that did not end the world, there has been one 'currency' that has outperformed all its peers in terms of preserving wealth and maintaining purchasing power...

 
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Exposing The Fiction Of Mainstream Macroeconomics (In 9 Simple Questions)





The game is simple: we know that macroeconomics is a fiction from top to bottom, the challenge is to expose it as such. Here are some apparently innocent questions to ask of economists, journalists, financial commentators and central bankers, which are designed to expose the contradictions in their economic beliefs. A pretence of economic ignorance by the questioner is best, because it is most disarming.

 
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Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…….





Inflation on the things we NEED..........Deflation on the things we don't NEED.........welcome to the machine.

 
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700 Days In No Man's Land - Why They Can't Keep It Up





The global economy has had its artificial boom and CapEx frenzy already and years of deflationary liquidation and correction lie ahead. Money printing has failed. Any effort by the central banks to double down on another $20 trillion of bond purchases would blow the world’s financial casinos sky high. Contemporary central bankers function like a team of monetary wranglers, herding the retail cattle toward the asset gathers. At the end of the day, the asset gathers will profoundly regret what they are clamoring for.

 
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This Is What The Death Of A Nation Looks Like: Venezuela Prepares For 720% Hyperinflation





For citizens of Nicholas Maduro's socialist paradise the news is terrible, and getting worse with every passing day.

 
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The World’s Most Famous Case Of Hyperinflation (Part 2)





The Great War ended on the 11th hour of November 11th, 1918, when the signed armistice came into effect. Though this peace would signal the end of the war, it would also help lead to a series of further destruction: this time the destruction of wealth and savings. The world’s most famous hyperinflation event, which took place in Germany from 1921 and 1924, was a financial calamity that led millions of people to have their savings erased.

 
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Canada's "Other" Problem: Record High Household Debt





"Household vulnerabilities could be exacerbated by a severe recession that is accompanied by a widespread and prolonged rise in unemployment. This could reduce the ability of households to service their debt and cause serious and broad-based declines in house prices."

 
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Canada Disappoints, Keeps Rates Unchanged As Oil Patch Burns





Stephen Poloz has spoken and the word was "hold."

 
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