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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Market Liquidity Is Back Near Record Lows

The "Hotel California" market in one simple chart... you can check in, but never check out... Source: @NanexLLC

Does Anyone Else Think The Stock Market Is Living On Reds, Vitamin C And Cocaine?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The stock market's wild swings of sentiment have got me thinking it's living on reds, vitamin C and cocaine. This is a famous line from the Grateful Dead song Truckin'. I've markedShow More Summary

Fastest Pace Of Withdrawals From JPM's Gold Vault In Over A Year

While JPM's eligible gold holdings are nowhere near the record lows hit in the summer of 2013, when they dropped to a tiny 46K ounces, sparking concerns of a potential deliverable default, yesterday according to the daily CME gold depository report, JPM saw a whopping 321,500 ounces, or about 10 tons of gold, withdrawn. Show More Summary

Neither the US Nor China Will be an Engine For Global Growth Next Year

The investment world is banking on real growth being just around the corner. However, the data does not confirm this view. Let’s talk about China first. Half of all global growth is expected to come from China, which is forecast to grow by 6.5%-7% next year. Show More Summary

French Unemployed Hits Record High, Hollande Demands EU Budget "Must Be Adapted"

France's President Francois Hollande states confidently that "everyone should respeoct treaties," then 'Junckers' it with this stunningly hypocritical bullshit, "budget rules must be adapted" to support growth and France "has done what it has to do" on its deficit... Show More Summary

The End Of QE3, Trouble Ahead For The Bulls?

Submitted by Michael Pollaro via Acting-Man blog, QE3 Is Coming to an End The Federal Reserve’s latest asset purchase program, QE3, is coming to an end. What was once an $85 billion a month program, one in which at its peak had beenShow More Summary

NYC Mayor De Blasio Ebola Update - Live Webcast

Having worked extremely hard on their coordinated talking points last night - "Ebola is hard to catch", "Doctor self-isolated", "been preparing for months" - we await NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio's public update on the state of Ebola in New York this morning... Show More Summary

What Unilever just Said About Consumers Around the World: “It’s Really Tough out There”

Wolf Richter What is it with these consumer-products companies that need to sell a lot of cheap stuff to a lot of consumers around the world? Over the last few days, one after the other reported what are more or less unvarnished quarterly revenue and earnings debacles. Show More Summary

Market Jumps On Today's Central Bank Verbal Plunge Protection, Courtesy Of Mario Draghi

One has to laugh: if stocks are selling off, then trot out the daily central banker headline urging to BTFD. Sure enough, just as the market was about to roll over moments after today's abysmal housing data revisions were released, what...Show More Summary

Banker Suicides Return: DSK's Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment

The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reports, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief ofShow More Summary

The Housing Recovery Has Been Canceled Due To Data Revisions

Last month, when, with great amusement, we reported that "New Home Sales Explode Higher Thanks To... Record High Average New Home Prices?", we mocked the latest batch of bullshit data released by the US department of truth as follows:...Show More Summary

New Home Sales Miss, August Drastically Revised Lower

Having exploded 18% higher in August (driven by, um, record high prices), September's new home sales printed at 467k (against expectations of 470k) and August's surge to 504k was revised lower to just 466k (busting the biggest beat since 2005 meme) revised 7.5% lower. Show More Summary

Russell Napier Asks: "What Evidence Is There That QE Works?"

From Russell Napier of ERIC Easy’s Getting Harder Every Day The job of the investor is to answer that impossible question, ‘ What is the correct valuation for this financial instrument?’ There is almost never a right answer to this question, but there are, of course, many wrong ones. Show More Summary

NYPD Stunner: Cops Exit Ebola Victim Apartment, Dump Gloves, Masks In Sidewalk Trash Can

If there was one theme from last night's Cuomo/De Blasio Ebola press conference it was 'how everyone has been preparing for months' for Ebola. We can all be reassured, right? Wrong! As The Daily Mail reports (and these stunning photos show), the police officers involved in securing Dr. Show More Summary

25 Banks Said To Fail European Stress Test, 10 In Talks On Capital Shortfall

With the results of Europe's annual AQR, aka Stress Test, due out on Sunday, most had been expecting that despite some rhetoric that various brand name banks may fail, that it would be largely more of the usual: puff. That, however,Show More Summary

Forget "Lower For Longer", The Fed's New Message Is "Sooner But Slower"

Via Scotiabank's Guy Haselmann, If I had to simplistically decipher the Fed’s (often mutating) communication, I suspect that the FOMC is trying to convince markets that it is looking at a multitude of factors and will act accordingly when they deem it necessary. Show More Summary

Burst Chinese Housing Bubble Leads To First Annual Price Decline Since 2012; Prices Drop In Record 69 Cities

It has been over six months since the Chinese housing bubble has popped. What's worse, as overnight housing numbers out of China confirmed, the government has so far failed to contain the fallout, and according to the National Bureau...Show More Summary

Frontrunning: October 24

Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea (Reuters) Ebola Puts Spotlight on Bellevue, Key NYC Trauma Center (WSJ) Uber Driver Transported Ebola-Positive Doctor in New York (BBG) GOP Gains in Key Senate Races asShow More Summary

Overnight Futures Fail To Ramp As Algos Focus On New York's First Ever Ebola Case

And just like that, the Ebola panic is back front and center, because after one week of the west African pandemic gradually disappearing from front page coverage and dropping out of sight and out of mind, suddenly Ebola has struck at global ground zero. Show More Summary

NYC Doctor Confirmed Positive For Ebola; Contact With Girlfriend (Quarantine) & 3 Others; "Unlikely" Contagious On Subway


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