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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

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No Inflation Friday: Dollarized Panama Issues Price Controls For Basic Goods

Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man Dollarized Panama Issues Price Controls For Basic Goods Less than four weeks after starting his new job, Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela already has a serious challenge to deal with: empty grocery shelves. Show More Summary

High Yield Credit Market Flashing Red As Outflows Surge

As we have been highlighting for a few weeks, something is rotten in high-yield credit markets. This week, the mainstream media is starting to catch on as major divergences in performance (high-yield bond spreads are 30-40bps off their cycle tights from just prior to MH17 even as stocks rally to new record highs) and technicals weaken. Show More Summary

Israel Cabinet Unanimously Rejects John Kerry's Gaza Truce Proposal

Over the past few days, John Kerry flew to Egypt, where among other things, he proposed a weekling Gaza Truce. Alas, that was one taxpayer funded trip for the Secretary of State flushed down the drain: ISRAEL CABINET UNANIMOUSLY OPPOSED...Show More Summary

Pentagon Says Russia Preparing To Transfer "Powerful Weapons" To Ukraine

No red lines, no YouTube clips, no "satellite images" of WMD this time: just more "straight to propaganda" speculation by the Pentagon. From Reuters: The Pentagon said on Friday the transfer of heavy-caliber multiple-launch rocket systems...Show More Summary

David Einhorn On The M&A Bubble And "Dreams" As An Investment Thesis

Yesterday, we were beyond amused when we reported that the market's response to rumors of Zillow's $2 billion take over of Trulia was not only to push Trulia stock higher by $500 million but send the market cap of incomeless, EBITDAless Zillow higher by $1 billion. Show More Summary

Are We Addicted to Failure?

Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Are We Addicted to Failure? Like all addicts, Central Planners are confident they can manage the monkey on their back. But this is a self-serving illusion. Addiction is many things, but beneath its complexities it is a self-destructive expression of the desire to avoid or suppress pain. Show More Summary

Number Of French Jobless Rise To New Record

With "recoveries" like these who needs staged, false flag conflicts and wars covering over 10% of the globe? Well, socialist France for one which moments ago announced that total jobless rose from 3.389 million to 3.398 million, a new record high. Show More Summary

Man Suspected Of Carrying Ebola Virus In World's Fourth Most Populous City Dies In Quarantine

While the state of Liberia is scrambling to locate the missing woman who is "on the loose" in the capital Sierra Leone with a documented case of Ebola, we can at least close the book on the other developing story we reported yesterday...Show More Summary

Oil Spikes, Stocks Dump As Van Rompuy Gives Green Light To Extend Russian Sanctions To Oil

Curious why Brent just spiked by over 1% (and the S&P500 took a leg lower)? The reason is headlines from Reuters citing Europe's unelected dictator, Van Rompuy who has said that sanctions should include Oil technology. However, in aShow More Summary

First Syrian Rebels, Now Hamas: Qatar Once Again Emerges As "Mystery" US-Backed Sponsor Of War

It was a little over a year ago when the "Mystery Sponsor Of Weapons And Money To Syrian Mercenary "Rebels" Was Revealed" as none other than the uber-wealthy Qatar (also known as the tiny but filthy rich state in the Persian Gulf that...Show More Summary

BitLicense Part 1 - Can Poorly Thought Out Regulation Drive the US Economy Back into the Dark Ages?

An Op-Ed piece penned by Veritaseum Chief Contracts Officer, Matt Bogosian This past weekend (despite American Airlines' best efforts), Reggie and I made it to the Second Annual North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago. While there...Show More Summary

11.7% Of The World's At War: Global Geopolitical Risk Mapped

You can be forgiven for thinking that the world is a pretty terrible place right now, exclaims JPMorgan's Michael Cembalest. With 11.7% of the world's population currently at war (and a considerably larger percentage seemingly on the verge), it seemed an appropriate time to summarize the main geopolitical risk points in the world. Show More Summary

Cursing Explodes with Crisis

Shit! God Damn it! Fuck Asshole! In that order, please, from most favorite at the top. Most of us probably out there in the real world won’t be too surprised that those are the three favorite words that come out of everyone’s mouths when they need to let off steam somehow. Show More Summary

Ebola Victim On The Run In West Africa Capital

It's gone from bad (Mapping Africa's "Totally Out Of Control" Ebola Epidemic) to worse, (Head Doctor Fighting Africa's "Out Of Control" Ebola Epidemic Contracts The Virus), to much worse (Liberian Man Tested For Ebola In World's Fourth...Show More Summary

CYNK Shares Reopen For Trading, Plummet 86% To $2.01

If you shorted CYNK at the all time highs well over $20 several weeks ago, just before the stock was halted after the SEC finally woke up to its duty of protecting investors from pump and dump ponzi schemes (such as the broader market...Show More Summary

EU Bail-Ins Cometh As Austria Sees Bail-In

The EU and western drive toward bail-ins continues unabated. So too does the increasing uncertainty for investors in European financial institutions and depositors in European and western banks. The coming bail-in regime raises the spectre...Show More Summary

Dutch Send 40 Unarmed Military Police "Forensic Experts" To MH17 Crash Site

In an effort to make the MH17 crash site safer, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced that he will be sending 40 unarmed military police. As AP reports, the military police will help the investigators (along with forensic experts)...Show More Summary

"The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall"

It is unclear which aphorism best describes the latest note from Guggenheim's Scott Minerd: What goes up must come down or The bigger they are, the harder they fall. He is referring to what happens to every "bull market", even the most...Show More Summary

Q2 Closes With A Durable Goods Whimper And 1.6% Y/Y Drop; Core Capex Orders Revised Much Lower; Shipments Tumble

After tumbling in May by 1.0% which was the biggest drop since the dreaded "polar vortex", Durable goods in June posted a modest pick up in June rising 0.7%, driven by yet another surge in aircraft and parts which rose by 8.2% for Nondefense aircraft and 15.3% for defense (thank you Russia). Show More Summary

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