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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

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3 Things Worth Thinking About

Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management, The Missing Ingredient I have been in the "money game" for a long time starting with a bank just prior to the crash of 1987. I make this point only to say that I have seen several full market cycles in my life, and my perspectives are based on experience rather than theory. Show More Summary

ISIS Sends 2nd Beheading "Message In Blood" Video; Warns Kurds "Huge Mistake Joining Hands With America"

Just hours after hours after another video purporting to show the mass execution of up to 250 Syrian soldiers in the desert, The Independent reports ISIS has released a video apparently showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in Iraq as a warning to Kurds fighting the group in the country. Show More Summary

CBO: Obamacare Discourages Work

Remember all those allegations that Obamacare would be an unmitigated disaster for businesses, especially smaller companies? Well, now we have some facts. A week ago we noted that the Philly Fed found that Obamacare was a disaster for...Show More Summary

Thanks to the Fed, the Patient Is Now Past the Point of No Return

Many commentators consider what the Fed has done to be akin to providing stimulus, morphine, juice to an ailing economy. We believe Fed’s actions would be more appropriately described as permitted cancerous beliefs to spread throughout the financial system, thereby killing Democratic Capitalism which is the basis of the capital markets. Show More Summary

Can A National Quasi-Religion (Pro Sports) Go Broke?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option. Please understand I'm not suggesting professional...Show More Summary

Fukushima Increased Cesium Levels 100 to 1,000 Times Worldwide ... and 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 Times On the U.S. West Coast

We noted 2 days after the Japanese earthquake that radiation from Fukushima could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this. We started tracking the radioactive cesium released by Fukushima within weeks of the accident....Show More Summary

Chelsea Clinton is Quitting Her $600,000/Year NBC "Reporter" Job

Shortly after it was revealed by Politico that NBC had stooped to new lows in favoritist nepotism, having paid Chelsea Clinton an annual salary of $600,000 for "occasional" reporting work, in effect making her one of the highest paid...Show More Summary

Goldman Slashes EURUSD Forecast To 1.20

Having flip-flopped from forecasting EUR strength for the next 12 months in April (target 1.40), Goldman has rapidly ratcheted down its expectations for the flailing currency to 1.30 previously and now forecasts EURUSD at 1.20 in 12 months. Show More Summary

Poland Blocks Flight Of Russian Defense Minister's Plane

The last time Poland 'spoke' it was to accuse Russia of invasion (and the time before that it was to accuse the government of giving the USA blow jobs), but this time actions speak louder than words: POLAND BLOCKS FLIGHT OF RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER'S PLANE: RIA Defense Minister Soigu's plane was forced to U-turn and land back in Bratislava. Show More Summary

Stocks Catching Down To Treasury's Fresh 15-Month Low Yields

It appears a combination of Cameron scaremongery and weak-spending-driven GDP downgrades has sparked a realization in stocks (for now) that maybe bonds are on to something. As 30Y Yields drop closer to a 3.05% handle (and fresh 15-month lows), stocks have rolled over notably this morning... Show More Summary

UK's Cameron Goes Full Scaremonger: "We Will Be Fighting ISIS For Decades"

Following his nation's elevated terror threat level, UK Prime Minister David Cameron went full scaremonger: "We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a poisonous extremist ideology that I believe we will be fighting for...Show More Summary

Here Come The Q3 GDP Downgrades...

Following the significantly weaker-than-expected spending data, the sell-side has begun its inglorious downgrades of the exuberant hockey-stick growth expectations they all extrapolated off Q1 lows... Goldman cut from +3.3% to +3.1% and Barclays slashed Q3 GDP expectations from +2.7% to a mere +2.2%. Show More Summary

UMich Consumer Confidence Rises On Surge in "Hope"

While the government Conference Board confidence measure remains the most exuberant, University of Michigan Consumer Confidence continues to tread water. August final print rose to 82.5 from the preliminary data (79.2) driven by a surge in "hope" from 66.2 to 71.3 mid-month. Show More Summary

Chicago PMI Explodes To Biggest Beat In 10 Months, Employment Drops Further

Having collapsed to 13-month lows in July - with the biggest miss on record - Chicago's PMI rebounded the way only US macro 'soft-survey' data can. After plunging from 62.6 in June to 52.6 in July, August printed a magnificent 64.3 - its highest since May - showing up this data's noisy nature as entirely useless. Show More Summary

JPMorgan Warns Military Escalation In Ukraine "May Lead To A Lehman-Style Shock"

The sudden military escalation in Ukraine in recent days has, according to JPMorgan's Alex Kantarovich, reduced the earlier hopes that the high level meeting in Minsk on 26 August would help to defuse the conflict. As Kantarovich warns, the markets are now bracing for the US/EU responses. Show More Summary

UK Raises Terror Threat Level To Severe (From Substantial)

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that a terrorist attack on the UK is :highly likely," although stressed that there is no information to suggest an attack is imminent: UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO SEVERE FROM SUBSTANTIAL...Show More Summary

Personal Spending Suffers First Drop Since January As Consumer Income, Outlays Miss

Judging by the just released personal income and spending data, consumers are already forecasting a long, harsh winter. With incomes and outlays expected to rise by 0.3% and 0.2% respectively, the July data was a big dud, missing onShow More Summary

Putin Says Everything U.S. Touches Turns Out Like Libya Or Iraq

Having been quiet for a few days, comfortable sitting back and watching NATO, Europe, and the US escalate each other's talking points to a frenzy of populist revolt, Russia's Vladimir Putin has come out swinging this morning: PUTIN: NO MATTER WHAT U.S. Show More Summary

Italy Back In Deflation With Lowest CPI Print In History; European Inflation Lowest Since 2009

Curious why European bond yields tumble to fresh new lows day after day (with the explicit backstop of the ECB of course, which makes fundamental analysis of sovereign solvency an irrelevant matter)? Then look no further than Italy,Show More Summary

Frontrunning: August 29

Obama Cools Talk of Strikes Against Islamic State in Iraq or Syria (WSJ) Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw (Reuters) Ukraine Fighting Surges as Russian-Backed Forces Gain (BBG) Missouri police sued for...Show More Summary

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