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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The Fed Has A Big Surprise Waiting For You

Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Risdon Tillery Greenwich House day care, New York May 1944 The topic of potential interest rate hikes by central banks is no longer ever far from any serious mind interested in finance. Show More Summary

What Would You Pay An NFL Cheerleader?

When the Buffalo Bills play their home opening game, the team will be without its cheerleading squad -- the Buffalo Jills, for the first time since 1967. The squad has been suspended because some former cheerleaders are suing the team claiming wage theft. What does an NFL cheerleader cost? Bloomberg Businessweek's Ira Boudway looks at the math.

Is Scotland Big Enough To Go it Alone?

Submitted by Peter St. Onge via the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Back when Quebec was weighing secession from Canada, I was a lowly American undergrad living in Montreal. It was an exciting time, since in America we have our railroads torn up and population starved when we secede. Show More Summary

The ISW's Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State

While a misnomer, if President Obama is to be believed, The Islamic State, according to The Institute for the Study of War, poses a grave danger to the United States and its allies in the Middle East and around the world. As they exclaim, reports that it is not currently planning an attack against the American homeland are little comfort. Show More Summary

Europe Folds To Russian Demands, Delays Ukraine Free Trade Deal By Over A Year

While the world was poring through the details of the latest round of preannounced western sanctions against Russia - a round which Russia commented would have virtually no actual impact - and just as excitedly awaiting the Kremlin's...Show More Summary

5 Things To Ponder: "Bear-ly" Extant

Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management, "It is a bad sign for the market when all the bears give up. If no-one is left to be converted, it usually means no-one is left to buy.” - Pater Tenebrarum That quote got me thinking about the dearth of bearish views that are currently prevalent in the market. Show More Summary

WTF VIX Moment Of The Day

Because it's Friday... "unrigged?" Nothing says "aggressively sell VIX" into the weekend like the start of another war in Iraq... Chart: Bloomberg It seems even the VIX momentum-ignition tool can't trump Fed hawkishness concerns... better luck next time Kevin.

Bonds Worst Run Since "Taper Tantrum" Sends Stocks To 4-Week Lows

The entire US Treasury complex surged higher in yield this week, rising 12-16bps (2Y +5bps) as the last 2 weeks are the worst for 10Y since last June's Taper Tantrum. Despite all the 'bonds-go-down-so-stocks-will-see-inflows' rotation buffoonery, stocks slipped to their worst week in the last six, as hawkish Fed concerns spread through markets. Show More Summary

Outflows Signal High Yield Credit Concerns Remain; Deals Pulled, Potential Downgrades Surge

The high-yield credit market remains stressed. An active week ended poorly as a heavy pipeline saw Vistaprint pull its deal citing "market conditions" as perhaps both a re-awakening of liquidity fears (Fed hawkishness concerns), price/spread...Show More Summary

Rates 'Liftoff' Getting Closer, Goldman Warns

Recent comments from FOMC participants on the forward guidance and the appropriate timing of the first hike of the fed funds rate suggest, Goldman warns, a greater clustering of FOMC participants' views around a mid-2015 'liftoff' in rates. Show More Summary

When A Hedge Fund Tells A Restaurant Company How To Cook

Thanks to the Fed's 6 years of ZIRP, activism, i.e., loud, brash billionaires who come in and tell a company's management they need to use cheap debt to repurchase stock, engage in reckless M&A or spin off profitable units or they will become even louder and brasher has become one of the only profitable hedge fund strategies. Show More Summary

UK Suffers Biggest Capital Outflow Since Lehman As Scottish Vote Nears

Investors pulled $27 billion out of UK financial assets last month - the biggest capital outflow since the Lehman crisis in 2008 - as concern mounted about the economic and financial consequences if Scotland left the UK, according to Reuters. Show More Summary

Washington’s Iraq-Syria Policy: Throwing the Ball to a Midget Surrounded by an Entire Team of 7-Foot Basketball Players

Lebanon’s Daily Star reports that so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels support ISIS terrorists: “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front [another extremist and hard-line Islamic terrorist group] by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in … Qalamoun,” said Bassel Idriss, the commander of an FSA-aligned rebel brigade. Show More Summary

S&P Slips To 4-Week Lows, Russell Red For 2014 As Rate Hike Fears Trigger Selling

With BofAML, Goldman, and now JPMorgan all bringing forward their 'liftoff' expectations for rates, US equity and bond markets are starting to quake a little. The Russell 2000 is now back in the red for 2014 and all but Trannies are red for September. Show More Summary

Kerry Rocks Kasbah Caption Contest

1. Unveil strategy to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS. 2. Unleash the Kerry. 3.... 4. Declare mission accomplished. Source: WSJ

The Game Of Thrones & The Game Of Markets

Submitted by Ben Hunt via Salient Partners' Epsilon Theory blog, A few brief thoughts on an Epsilon Theory connection between modern capital markets and the NFL (and between Central Bankers and Roger Goodell). The connection is solipsism – a pathological egocentrism where reality is defined by an individual’s mental perceptions and constructs. Show More Summary

Harsh Austerity Sends Italian, Spanish Debt To Record Highs

Damn you debt-reducing austerity-that-is-blamed-for-everything-that-is-wrong-with-Europe's-triple-dip-recessionary-economy-when-it-is-the-corrupt-socialist-incompetent-politicians'-fault. Damn you to hell! Oh wait a minute: Italy’s government...Show More Summary

Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again?

There is now less than one week of campaigning remaining before the Scottish Independence Referendum, which takes place next Thursday, September 18. The pro-union ‘no’ vote campaign is back in the lead this week after the latest opinion poll from pollsters YouGov put them at 52%, marginally ahead of the pro-independence ‘yes’ campaign. Show More Summary

Where ISIS Makes Its Money

President Obama's 4-pronged strategy to 'degrade and destroy' ISIS includes a 'financial attack' (according to the Treasury) as they recognize, as The Daily Signal notes, one major hurdle in the way of the 'strategy' is the brutal organization's...Show More Summary

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