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The 'Modest' Economic Implications Of Obama's Immigration Policy Changes

The executive actions on immigration announced last week look likely to have only a modest economic effect, because, as Goldman Sachs explains, most of the individuals eligible for the programs are already in the US and, in most cases, are likely already working. Show More Summary

"It's Different This Time?" What Happened To US Oil Drillers During The Last Price War

History may not repeat but it rhymes so loud sometimes that Einstein would be rolling in his repetitively insane grave. As Bloomberg notes, the last time that U.S. oil drillers got caught up in a price war orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, it ended badly for the Americans. Show More Summary

Spot The Turkey - Live Feed

Some folks are not going to be beheaded today... President Obama is due to pardon the turkeys at 215pmET... Also ironic on the day when Turkey's leader slams US "rudeness"... Erdogan accused the US of being "rude" for pressuring it to help save the ISIL-besieged Syrian town of Kobane, which is within sight of the Turkish border. Show More Summary

3 Things Worth Thinking About

Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management, Data And Surveys Continue To Part Company Last Friday, I discussed the growing gap between economic reports particularly when they measure the same basic areas of the overall economy. Show More Summary

"This Is Madness"

Despite near-record Treasury short speculative-positioning, 30Y Treasury yields just hit a 2.93% handle - in line with the yield at the Bullard lows in mid-October. The S&P 500 is 200 points higher... Discuss... The S&P 500 is now trading...Show More Summary

The Vendetta Continues: Ackman's Latest Herbalife Deathwish And Other Observations - The Full Q3 Letter

For those who care what Bill Ackman has been thinking and doing lately, aside from colluding with and piggybacking on desperate for M&A "strategics" to go activist, and buying a boatload of calls in advance of announcing a material, market-moving position and in the process generating a 43.4% YTD return while the SEC sits on its hands. Show More Summary

Misery Mounts As Airline Delays & Cancellations Surge On East Coast

As of 1220ET, 505 flights have been cancelled in the US today (and 1,731 additional flights are subject to delays) as airlines both pre-emptively and reactively prepare for the worst case nor'easter due to hit the East Coast any hour now. Show More Summary

Global Gold Demand Will Overwhelm the Manipulators

Nathan McDonald for Sprott Money Precious metals have taken a horrible beating over the past month. They were suppressed to levels not seen since 2010. The result of this price depression was a massive increase in demand from individual investors and nations alike. Show More Summary

For The World's Largest Rig Operator, The "Recovery" Is Now Worse Than The Post-Lehman Collapse

The last time the world's largest oil and gas drill operator, Seadrill, halted its dividend payment was in 2009, shortly after Lehman had filed and the world was engulfed in a massive depression. Retrospectively, this made sense: the...Show More Summary

"It's All Good, Right?"

After GDP 'beat' yesterday in all its statistical instability, today was a disastrous data daya for the Fed's "everything is awesome" meme... Mortgage Applications -4.3% Durable Goods Ex-Transports MISS -0.9% vs +0.5% Exp Initial Jobless...Show More Summary

Most Indirect Bidders For 7 Year Paper Since US Downgrade Means Lowest Yield In Over A Year

After describing this week's prior two bond auctions as "blistering" and "scorching", we were concerned we would run out of hyperbolic adjectives to describe today's last for the week 7 year auction. As it turns out, our concerns were...Show More Summary

Something Is Wrong With This Chart

Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning "we will rectify this absurdity." We suspect he was talking about this chart!! November saw the largest MoM rise in US New Home prices ever... ever! to an all-time record high $305,000. Show More Summary

California Housing Market Cracks in Two, Top End Goes Crazy

That the housing market is seriously twisted is apparent by the mortgage conundrum: despite historically low mortgage rates of around 4% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, mortgage originations averaged only $357 billion per quarter so far this year, according to the New York Fed. Show More Summary

Gold “Price” Spikes to $1,467.50/oz on Computer Glitch?

Gold “Price” Spikes to $1,467.50/oz on Computer Glitch? Gold spiked higher in many price feeds overnight and was $270 higher or more than 22% higher to $1,467.50/oz at one stage in what appears to have been some form of computer glitch. Show More Summary

Jamie Dimon's Daughter Is Asking You For A Favor

After the smashing success of #AskJPMorgan comes this: If you know of any scams, crimes, or hazards that should be exposed or looked into, I want to hear from you! (contact info on profile) — Laura Dimon (@LauraDimon) November 26, 2014 We know our readers will be delighted to help her, although one wonders: perhaps she should just call her dad? Because, well, you know...

The New Home Sales Farce: Department Of US Economic "Data" Revisions Full Frontal

A month ago we wrote "The Housing Recovery Has Been Canceled Due To Data Revisions", in which we compared New Home Sales data as originally reported and as subsequently revised. We showed that all 4 out of 4 prior months had seen New...Show More Summary

UMich Confidence Misses By Most In 13 Months

Following the Conference Board's tumble in confidence, Bloomberg's consumer comfort index surged this morning (rather aberrationally) to highs not seen since 2007. However, while UMich consumer confidence rose from last month to its highest since July 2007, it missed expectations by the most since October 2013. Show More Summary

Chicago PMI Suffers 4th Biggest Drop Since Lehman

Having surged to last October's highs last month, Chicago PMI tumbled back to mediocrity in November, missing extrapolatedly exuberant expecatations by the most since July. As 60.8 (against 63.0 expectations) this is barely above the levels of Q1's polar vortex as New Orders, Employment, and Production all fell (with only 2 components rising). Show More Summary

The Answer Why US GDP Surged Q3: Because Americans Are Suddenly $80 Billion Poorer

The final major datapoint of the day was the Consumer Income and Spending data from the US Dept of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, the same outfit that yesterday shocked everyone with just how much better US GDP was. Well, today, we learned just where the offset came from. Show More Summary

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