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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

Blog Post Archive

What Chinese Nouveau Riche Billionaires Get For Christmas

What every well-to-do Chinese Billionaire will be flaunting in 2014... Dolce and Gabbana Gold Sunglasses with 24kt diamond... Jack Row designed gold pen with diamond, the box is made of oak. Reinast titanium toothbrush Asprey leather...Show More Summary

Drilling Cutbacks Mean Service Companies Forced To Scrap Rigs

Submitted by Nick Cunningham via, Despite the decline in oil prices, the U.S. is expected to boost production by 300,000 barrels per day in 2015, up to a yearly average of about 9.3 million barrels per day, according to the most recent government estimates. Show More Summary

Stocks Have Never Been More Expensive Based On Long-Term Growth Forecasts

As the S&P 500 pushes towards Goldman Sachs 2,100 year end target (for 2015!!) today, we thought it worth considering just how much awesomeness has been pulled forward, priced-in, exuberantly-chased. As the following charts show, based on bottom-up long-term-growth expectations, S&P forward P/E valuations have never been higher. Show More Summary

"Will We Never Learn?" - Meet Subprime Auto 'Title Loans': 2014's Home ATM

The car is at the center of the biggest boom in subprime lending since the mortgage crisis, and The NY Times reports, similar to how a red-hot mortgage market once coaxed millions of borrowers into recklessly tapping the equity in their homes, the new boom is also leading people to take out risky lines of credit known as title loans. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Ready For $20, $30, $40 Oil

Submitted by Colin Chilcoat via, Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell 2 and 3.3 percent respectively to start the week and Saudi Arabia is prepared to go much lower in a bid to trim the fat. Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said as much in an interview with the Middle East Economic Survey on Monday. Show More Summary

The Fed and Interest Rates Are Just Political Theater

Last week was a wash. It was, after all, a holiday week. Most traders on Wall Street had left their trading desks well before Wednesday. Volume was light allowing those traders who were still manning the helm will have a free-for-all pushing the market this way and that. Show More Summary

"Everything Is Awesome"

As Politico's Michael Grunwald writes below (we believe non-satirically), the midterm election’s discontent was illegitimate. The point is that Americans should cheer up! And whose fault is all the collective doom? Well, Bill De Blasio already explained that, as Grunwald confirms, the press has a problem reporting good news. Show More Summary

The 'New Normal' In 2014 Summed Up In 1 Simple Chart

2014... same as 2013 - stocks up, economic growth down! World 2015 and 2014 GDP growth expectations just hit their lowest on record.. as World stocks re-test their record highs. Just how long can the money-printing brigade keep this facade standing? Chart: Bloomberg

Guest Post: We Just Enjoyed the Last Christmas In America

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The end of rising wages = the end of mass affluence: we just enjoyed the Last Christmas in America (TLCIA). As unemployment topped 10%, the January 1975 cover of Ramparts magazine blared: The End of Affluence: The Last Christmas in America. Show More Summary

WTF Chart Of The Day: Energy Stocks Edition

It appears that not only did Janet Yellen's soothing words from last week decouple the broad US equity market from any fears about oil prices, but energy stocks themselves now have absolutely no relationship with the underlying raw material that drives their business (and it's not like the Contango provides much support). Show More Summary

Praise These Intrepid Fed Traders For BTFATH Today Despite The Federal Holiday

As we sarcastically noted this morning, "one group of Federal workers that is definitely not taking the day off, is the trading desk located on the 9th floor of the New York Fed, responsible for such things as preserving the "fair" value...Show More Summary

Late-Day Selling Scramble Almost Ruins Christmas, Crude Crash Continues

With everything decoupled from stocks... This seemed rather apropos... Record highs for the S&P, Dow, Trannies, and Russell 2000... on NO volume.. as oil tumbled, treasury yields fell, and credit widened... sure why not! 7th Day up in a row for the Dow... Show More Summary

60 Prominent Germans Appeal Against Another War In Europe: "It Is Not About Putin. What Is At Stake Is Europe"

Two weeks ago, as the S&P was preparing to surge on the latest round of all time high market-goosing algo trickery by the FOMC, 60 prominent German personalities from the realms of politics, economics, culture and the media were less...Show More Summary

A Capitalist Christmas

By Dale Steinrich via The Mises Institute, Halloween has a socialist tenor. Menacing figures arrive at your door uninvited, demand your property, and threaten to perform an unspecified "trick" if you don't fork over. That's the way the government works in a nutshell. Show More Summary

Massive 1,500 Ton Gold Vault For Sale In The Heart Of London, One Previous Owner, Asking £4,500,000 O.B.O.

Back in June 2013, when Deutsche Bank opened a gold vault in Singapore which could hold up to metric 200 tons, the German bank was euphoric about the prospects for storing physical gold: "Gold has traditionally been stored in London,...Show More Summary

Every Stock Index Hits All Time High On Lowest Volume Since 2006

Trading volumes today are running at the lowest pace since 2006, crude oil prices ae testing back towards fresh 5 year lows, and Treasury yields are all lower... so it should come as absolutely no surprise that the S&P 500, Dow Industrials, and Russell 2000 have all hit fresh intraday record highs today. Show More Summary

Why S&P 500 Revenue And EPS Forecasts Were Just Slashed By One Third

Less than three months ago, on September 30, 2014, "consensus" expected that EPS and revenue growth in 2015 would be 11.8% and 4.3%, respectively. As of December 19, those projected growth rates have plunged to 7.9% and 2.8%. In other...Show More Summary

NYPD Cops Send Message To De Blasio In New York Skies

Reportedly paid for by a coalition of NYPD cops, the following message is being flow across the skies of New York today... The timing fits with the sad news that The body of slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos is scheduled to arrived at the Christ Tabernacle Church 64-34 Myrtle Avenue Glendale NY at around 11:30AM. Show More Summary

"The Interview" Set To Become Most Pirated Movie Of 2014

While some were surprise at the irrational exuberance of many Americans to declare their undying patriotism by going to see what otherwise would have been an epic flop, The Interview has hardly generated "patriotic profits" in the box office. Show More Summary

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