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2010 Contrarian Prediction of the Disastrous Consequences of ZIRP & Free Money Policy In the Banking System, Year 5

Listen to this video to hear my opinion of ZIRP starving the banks in 2010 when nearly every single economist analyst and pundit swore that ZIRP would be free money and unlimited profits for said industry. If you don't want to hear my...Show More Summary

BofA "Explains" Why Optimistic Economist Forecasts Have Been So Wrong In The Past 5 Years

A few days ago, when looking at the latest quarterly compendium of humor, aka the IMF's world economic outlook release, we showed the reason why economists are such horrible forecasters: all they do is extrapolate trends. Of course,Show More Summary

DAX Plunges Most In 4 Months, Bund 5 bps Away From Negative

DAX is plunging this morning, hitting news lows for the day, as the last 2 days have been the biggest drop in the Q€-juiced index since mid-December. At the same time, 10Y Bunds are seeing yields collapse to as low as 4.9bps... Dax is dumping... Show More Summary

Stocks Slammed - Dow Tumbles 350 Points Into Red Year-To-Date

Well that escalated quickly... Stocks pre-open bounce failed to spark any momo and selling pressure is accelerating on heavy volume... Dow down 350 points from yesterday's highs... Dow is now back into the red year-to-date... Charts: Bloomberg

Consumers Love Higher Gas Prices: UMich Confidence Rises To 2nd Highest In 8 Years

Having fallen for the last two months, with stock prices back near record highs, many expected an exuberant bounce in UMich Consumer Sentiment and were not disappointed. In the face of rising gas prices, Consumers were loving it - UMich printed 95.9, beating expectations of 94.0 by the most since August, for the 2nd most exuberance since 2007. Show More Summary

The IMF Admits The IMF's Forecast Of Blockbuster Greek GDP Growth May Be A Little High

A few days ago, we deservedly mocked the IMF for "projecting" that in 2016 Greece would be the Eurozone's fastest growing country, with a 3.7% expected GDP growth rate. We said: Yes, Greece, the same country which moments ago the IMF's...Show More Summary

Chinese Stocks Are Still Crashing

While the Chinese are long to bed, futures continue to trade on their exuberant stock market... and it's going south in a hurry. As we noted earlier, the catalyst appears to be a regulatory decision to increase the number of 'shortable' securities (and follow-through from PBOC's day prior demands of brokers to monitor margin trading). Show More Summary

Grexit Lives As "Deluded" Forecasters Predict The Unpredictable


Bonds Drop, Dollar Pops After Hotter-Than-Expected Inflation

Stocks - for now - are ambivalent to the highest core CPI in 5 months; but the grown-up markets in bonds and FX are taking notice. The Dollar has surged (led by EUR weakness) and long-bond yields are up 5bps (back to unchanged on the week). Charts: Bloomberg

Core Inflation Jumps Most Since October Due To Rent, Healthcare Costs

Following February's big bounce back MoM, Consumer Prices in March rose 0.2% MoM (less than the expected 0.3% rise) but it is YoY that is the great news for Americans. CPI fell 0.1% YoY in March (below expectations of unch) which means Consumer Prices haven't risen YoY in 3 months. Show More Summary

Greek Bank "Quarantine" Abroad Sparks European Selloff

A large number of European countries have effectively quarantined Greece in a bid to minimize the consequences on their credit systems in case of a Greek "accident." As ekathimerini reports, the actions are being taken in order to shield...Show More Summary

Frontrunning: April 17

Fed Shies Away From June Rate Hike (Hilsenrath) Europe Stocks Fall Most in Three Weeks Amid Greece as Banks Drop (BBG) China Futures Tumble on Trust Curbs, Expansion of Short Selling (BBG) Oil slips below $64 as ample supplies weighShow More Summary

This Is China's Short Selling Announcement Which Sent Chinese Futures Plunging

As noted earlier, while tens of thousands of Bloomberg terminal users were twiddling their thumbs during an outage that lasted several hours, China crashed. There was some confusion about the cause of the rapid move, but it appears the...Show More Summary

Global Futures Slide After Worldwide Bloomberg Outage, China Tumbles

Just as China was closing for trade and Europe was opening, something previously unseen happened: no, not another another GPIF or Virtu inspired marketwide stop squeeze, those are quite recurring these days. It was every Bloomberg terminal around the globe getting suddenly disconnected. Show More Summary

The Minimum Price for Gold, Part II

................Click Here For Part 1.......... Written independently by Jeff Nielson (click for original) April 16, 2015 In the first part of this series; several fundamental principles of economics (and markets) were stressed. Supply/demand...Show More Summary

No Matter Who Wins The White House, The New Boss Will Be The Same As The Old Boss

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.”—Author Tom Clancy The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve the problems that plague us. Show More Summary

Hong Kong Insanity Launches Exchange Operator's Shares Into Orbit

Last weekend we highlighted a note out of Deutsche Bank where analysts hiked their target on shares of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. HKEx is running at “full throttle” DB said, thanks to inflows from the mainland (attributable to...Show More Summary

How Children Of The 0.001% Choose Their College

Why endure a five-hour drive from Manhattan to Cornell in a rental car, when for just $150,000 you can undertake a 12-leg American college tour in the comfort of your own Gulfstream G200? As The NY Post reports, "dozens of families are...Show More Summary

Signs That 'The Elites' Are Feverishly Preparing For Something Big

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, What in the world are the elite up to? In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about whatShow More Summary

Is This How The Bank Of Japan "Signals" It Is About To Boost QE?

As we have noted previously, The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is one of a handful of central banks that trade on global stock markets. The finance ministry holds a 55% stake of the Jasdaq-traded security, which as one analyst noted "seems like...Show More Summary

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