Blog Profile / Mercenary Trader

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Archived Since:August 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Greece as Schrodinger’s Cat: Why Greek Eurozone Membership is Neither Alive Nor Dead

Greece is like Schrodinger’s Cat. Is Greek eurozone membership alive… or is it dead? It is simply impossible to tell.

Central Bank Policies Help the Bubble by Holding Back the Economy

The "Crappylocks" market that the Fed has helped create is terrible for Main Street's workers, but just right for Wall Street's paper assets....until it all falls apart of course.

A New Kind of Feudalism as Western Workers Lose Ground

In today's world you can be a Lord, a Knight or a Serf. The staggering divide between the "haves and have nots" - has never appeared greater. This trend to digital feudalism looks only to be beginning, and the implications for the future are huge.

Potential Deja Vu With Yellen’s “Irrational Exuberance” Moment

This bull market hinges on the low rate assumption, remove the idea of ZIRP forever, and all of a sudden current stretched valuations become a much tougher thing to believe in.

Mercenary Links: Wages Rising

Mercenary Links April 30th: American wages are rising… dollar bulls retreat… Saudi Arabia burns through foreign reserves… Soros’ huge tax bill, Yelp and LinkedIn get crushed, and more. US Economy – The impossible just happened: American wages are rising – Quartz US Economy – Wage Growth Shows Nascent Signs of Breakout – WSJ US Economy – U.S. Show More Summary

Mercenary Links: Slower Growth

Mercenary Links April 29th: US dollar slammed by weak GDP report… Federal Reserve again seen on hold… Twitter gets schmeissed on earnings leak… how Bitcoin is taking root in Argentina, a Russian spacecraft spinning out of control, and more. Show More Summary

Mercenary Links: Negative Yield Club

Mercenary Links April 28th: The Federal Reserve prepares for blahbidy blah blah… why the oil rally is doomed in five charts… Aussie leverage in “uncharted territory”… Poland joins the negative yield club, humble beginnings for Manny Pacquiao, and more. Show More Summary

Mercenary Links: Frighteningly High Level

Mercenary Links April 27th: Investor exuberance now at a “frighteningly high level”… NYSE margin debt hits all-time high… 40 percent chance Greece exits the eurozone… Fitch downgrades Japan, the spectacular collapse of Corinthian Colleges, and more. Show More Summary

US Shale Producers Caught Between a “Fracklog” and a Hard Place

US shale producers have massive backlog of oil about to come on line, and Saudi's may be looking to execute finishing move.

Mercenary Links: Boiling Point

Mercenary Links April 24th: Eurozone Ministers at “Boiling Point” over Greece… why $65 crude would unleash the “Fracklog”… why the flash crash spoofer lived with his parents… trouble with drone strikes, edited human embryo genes, and more. Show More Summary

Mercenary Links: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Mercenary Links April 23rd: Nasdaq Composite rises above its March 2000 high… disappointing manufacturing data from all around the world… the strong US dollar hits earnings… Facebook’s expensive empire building, China says “please stop hiring funeral strippers,” and more. Show More Summary

Mercenary Links: Don’t Spoof Me Bro

Mercenary Links April 22nd: 2010 flash crash blamed on home-based UK trader living in a rowhouse in the flighpath of Heathrow airport… China’s massive debt problem… Europe’s debt mountain getting bigger too… crude inventories at an 80-year high, California’s “almonds vs people” dilemma, and more. Show More Summary

American Investors are “Extraordinarily Optimistic,” Possibly at the Worst Time

The average investor has reached that "stoopid" bullish level typical of market tops, anyone who is anyone has a venture capital arm these days, and European equities take a tumble.

Mercenary Links: Feeling Good (Uh Oh)

Mercenary Links April 21st: Greek deadlock hits the market… most Americans feeling good about money (for the first time since 2007)… China sees first bond defaults… the Iowa bird flu outbreak, how buttered coffee could make you invincible, and more. Show More Summary

Mercenary Links: Problem Child

Mercenary Links April 20th: Dealing with Europe’s “Problem Child” (Greece)… China stimulates its economy — again… India is wobbling… building your own cloud, how Norway plans to turn off FM, and more. Markets – China’s reserve cut moves...Show More Summary

Mercenary Links: Global Sell-Off

Mercenary Links April 17th: Markets hit by nasty global sell-off (who’d a thunk it?)… Greece gives markets a headache… Bloomberg terminals hit by “unprecedented global outage”… why Tim Cook is worth $65 million, China’s gaudiest billionaire, and more. Show More Summary

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