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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Chinese Commodity Crash Continues, But Pigs Are Flying

When it comes to keeping track of China's economy, one can listen, and ignore, the official goalseeked and made-up-on-the-fly data released by the government, or one can simply observe the price dynamics of the all-important ChineseShow More Summary

ISIS Allegedly Decapitates Second American Journalist

#IS Beheads Steven Joel #Sotloff, Threatens to Execute Briton David Cawthorne Haines — SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) September 2, 2014 BREAKING: Video purports to show beheading of U.S. reporter Steven Sotloff (center, black helmet) by ISIS. Show More Summary

The Morning After: What Happens When A Government Destroys Its Currency

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, Imagine this scene: “Everyone in the country was in shock. People’s net worth had devalued more than 53% overnight.” “The value in savings accounts dropped in half and neither merchants...Show More Summary

Russia Slams Barroso Over Leaked "Take Kiev In 2 Weeks" Comments, Revises Military Doctrine

As we discussed yesterday, Vladimir Putin's apparent 'threat' to EU's Barroso that "If I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks," prompted both anger and response as NATO reacted by stating a new "spearhead" force of 3-5,000 troops would be flown in to combat any (further) Russian aggression. Show More Summary

When A Marketing Campaign Goes Horribly Wrong

It has been a bad year for Malaysian Airlines: following the disappearance of MH-370 (which to our knowledge still hasn't been found), and the crash of MH-17 (which to our knowledge still hasn't had its Kiev ATC recordings released)Show More Summary

European Close Sends S&P Tumbling Back Below 2,000

"Good news" it would appear in the exuberant ISM and construction data, has morphed into bad news now that Europe has closed and US equities are tumbling. Despite the best efforts of VIX and JPY, the S&P 500 cash index just broke below the crucial 2,000 level. S&P breaks back below 2000... and JPY carry is not helping... Neither is VIX... Retirement off...

"World Is Losing Battle To Contain Ebola Epidemic," MSF Warns Response "Lethally Inadequate"

The CDC's worst nightmare is coming true. Despite reassurances from the government that it was 'contained', the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is accelerating fast. Health Minister Chukwu said that 17 had now been infected and 271 were under surveillance (including most horrifyingly, 72 in Lagos). Show More Summary

The Underbelly Of Corporate America: Insider Selling, Stock Buy-Backs, Dodgy Profits

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The hollowing out of corporate strengths to enable short-term profiteering by the handful at the top leads to systemic fragility. Anonymous comments on message boards must be takenShow More Summary

Central Bank Have Set the Stage For a Disaster That Will Make 2008 Look Like a Joke

The Central Bank policies of the last five years have damaged the capital markets to the point that the single most important item is no longer developments in the real world, but how Central banks will respond to said developments. Let us take a moment to digest that. Show More Summary

Gold Tumbles Most In 6 Weeks As USD Surges

It appears JPY weakness (or generalized USD strength) is mirroring the demise of precious metals (and oil) this morning. Gold's 1.7% drop is the biggest in 6 weeks and drops the yellow metal to near 3-month lows. Treasury yields are up 5-8bps at the long-end. Show More Summary

ISM Manufacturing Surges With New Orders At 10-Year High; Construction Spending Jumps Most In Over 2 Years

ISM Manufacturing has risen almost without hesitation for the seven months from the January collapse to new 3-year highs, printing at a dramatic 59.0, its biggest beat in over a year, just shy of the recovery cycle's highs in 2011, roundly rejecting the manufacturing signals heard around the world. Show More Summary

The Chart Obama Does Not Want Merkel To See

The weekend's headlines reeled from the collapse in global manufacturing PMIs and with them the last best hope for the world's economies to reach escape velocity all on their own. However, there was one nation that did not plunge... there was one country whose growth (based on the soft survey data) is at 10-month highs. Show More Summary

Piers Morgan Leaves CNN, Warns NRA Not To "Crack The Champagne" Just Yet

According to Piers, this is breaking news. Which, incidentally, may explain not only his show's abysmal ratings, but why he is now unemployed. BREAKING NEWS: I am no longer a @CNN employee. — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 2, 2014 I was offered a new 2-year deal by @CNN boss Jeff Zucker to host 40 big interview 'specials'. Show More Summary

"One Of The Defining Investment Moments Of The Next Few Years"

Some very spot on observations (which contain the amusing line: "inflation has been a modern day (last 100 years) phenomenon tied to the evolution of central banks (the Fed started in 1913) and the gradual demise of precious metal currency...Show More Summary

The Manufacturing World Suddenly Goes Into Reverse: Global August PMI Summary

While yesterday everyone was focusing on the ongoing escalation in Ukraine, or BBQing, the real story was the sudden and quite dramatic collapse, or as we called it, "bloodbath" in global manufacturing as tracked by various PMI indices. Show More Summary

British Pound Volatility Surges Most Since 2008 As Scottish Referendum "Yes" Vote Looms

As we explained previously, the market appeared woefully under-priced for the potential risk of a Scottish "yes" vote. However, this weekend saw the margin between 'yes' and 'no' voters narrowed dramatically (53% "No" vs 47% "Yes" - a 6-point spread now versus a 14 point spread just 2 weeks ago). Show More Summary

Eric Cantor Sold For $3.4 Million: Former Head Republican Joins M&A Investment Bank As Vice Chairman

Back in June, when the political career of Eric Cantor came to a sudden, stunning end at the hands of an unknown "tea-partier", we commented that the biggest losers from Cantor's ignoble fall from Congressional grace were his biggest donors. Show More Summary

Frontrunning: September 2

Ukraine Shifts to Defense Against Russian Incursion (WSJ) U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia (Reuters) Bond Markets Tilt Toward Frankfurt as Draghi Negates Fed (BBG) Another "unexpectedly" - Swiss Economy Unexpectedly...Show More Summary

US Futures Levitate To New All Time High As USDJPY Surges Above 105; Gold Slammed

Just when we thought centrally-planned markets could no longer surprise us, here comes last night's superspike in the USDJPY which has moved nearly 100 pips higher in the past few trading days and moments ago crossed 105.000. The reason...Show More Summary

USDJPY (And Nikkei) Surge Higher as Japanese Car Sales Collapse To 3-Year Lows

And for tonight's menu of disastrous Japanese economic data, we have (drum roll please)... Auto sales. Overall auto sales fell 9.1% YoY to 333,471 - the lowest in 3 years. Minicars dropped a stunning 15.1% YoY according to the Japanese auto dealers association. Show More Summary

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