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Blog Profile / Zero Hedge

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Archived Since:February 18, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Why Did Q3 GDP Jump: Thank ISIS And The "War On Terror"

As we noted previously, the main reason why Q3 GDP surprised to the upside was thanks to yet another accounting gimmick, where it wasn't the US consumer leading to US growth, as has historically been the case, but because the government stepped up, and boosted GDP by the most since Q2 2009. Show More Summary

Q3 GDP Rises 3.5% Despite Sharp Slowdown In Consumption, Pushed Higher By Government Spending Spree

Moments ago, the market was expecting Q3 GDP to print at 3.0%, and was pleasantly surprised when instead it got a 3.5% print, sending all risk assets kneejerk higher. However, a quick glance into the components revealed that things were...Show More Summary

Initial Jobless Claims Average Nears 40-Year Low

Initial claims rose a very modest 3k this week but it does little to change the overall picture of a jobs market where there is no hiring and therefore no firing. The 4-week moving average of initial claims has only been lower than this once in 40 years. Show More Summary

Silver, Copper Slammed

Catalyst, who needs catalyst...continued dolar strength is weighing on the whole commodity complex but copper and silver and hurting most...

Western Banks Find "In China, Nothing Is What It Appears To Be"

When Chinese property developer Agile Property Holdings Ltd. said this month that its chairman was taken into custody by authorities, the disclosure was a shock to Western banks that lent the company money, according to China Spectator...Show More Summary

Don't Show The "Deflation Isn't Going To Happen" ECB Germany's Declining October Prices

Remember when this past weekend, as part of its stress test "worst case" scenario, in all its wisdom the ECB decided not to stress test a deflationary outcome in Europe's immediate future... Despite the market clearly screaming "deflation, deflation, deflation"...... Show More Summary

Frontrunning: October 30

"Soaring consumer confidence" - How the Economy Is Stoking Voter Anger at Incumbent Governors (WSJ) Euro zone deflation worries shield German Bunds from upbeat Fed (Reuters) Greece’s Euro Dilemma Is Back as Minister Sees Volatility (BBG)...Show More Summary

Sudden Bout Of Risk-Offness Sends European Shares Sharply Lower, US Futures Not Happy

The best summary of the morning after the Fed's official end of QE3 comes from DB's Jim Reid, and is as follows: "The surprises from last night's FOMC statement was not that the Fed wants to be more hawkish than the market currentlyShow More Summary

20-Year CBS News Veteran Details Massive Censorship And Propaganda In Mainstream Media

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Journalists should be dark, funny, mean people. It’s appropriate for their antagonistic, adversarial role. – Matt Taibbi, in this New York Magazine article Reporters on the ground...Show More Summary

Is It About To Get Worse? Lakeland Hazmat Suit Orders Go Exponential, Surpass 1 Million

Almost exactly a month ago, long before the Texas Ebola fiasco, when virtually nobody had heard of a small company out of Ronkonkoma, NY called Lakeland Industries and whose only product is "industrial protective clothing for industry,...Show More Summary

Why '75' Is The Most Important Number For US Economic Hope

US shale oil is now the marginal swing barrel in the new world oil order, and as Goldman Sachs warns (despite Larry Kudlow apparently knowing better), a decline in WTI to $75/bbl would start to significantly slow US shale growth (and thus employment, capex, and the entire US economy). Show More Summary

Mysterious Chinese Buyer Of Record Crude Oil Cargoes Revealed

Last week we noted a near-record number of VLCC oil tankers sailing towards Chinese ports as we speculated that the world's largest economy looked to rebuild its strategic petroleum reserve at low-low prices. Now we know... as Bloomberg...Show More Summary

Peak Empire 2.0

Originally posted at Club Orlov blog, Based on the lessons of history, all empires collapse eventually; thus, the probability that the US empire will collapse can be set at 100% with a great deal of confidence. The question is, When?...Show More Summary

As Eric Holder Supports "Wholesale Change" In Ferguson PD, This is What Is Happening In Philly

Eric Holder has voiced his strong support for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson Police department adding that it is "pretty clear" and "appropriate," coming on the heels of a possible resignation of Chief Thomas Jackson (who happens to be white) and potential dismantling of the department. Show More Summary

The Fed's "Other" Taper: Printing Of New $100 Bills Tumbles By 85% In 2014

When we last looked at the amount of $100 bills printed by the Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, we were a little concerned because it appeared that the Fed's infatuation with growing bank reserves had finally spilled over...Show More Summary

Globalization = Permanent Instability

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, Globalization continually creates imbalances that fuel a perpetual instability that gradually impoverishes every sector other than global capital. Globalization has two guaranteed consequences: permanent instability and endless boom-and-bust cycles. Show More Summary

Santelli Slams The Fed As "Weak-Data"-Dependent; Lacy Hunt Warns "We're Not On The Right Path"

Confirming Rick Santelli's perspective on the unending 'easiness' of the Fed, Hoisington Investment Management's Lacy Hunt states unequivocally that "The Fed will not raise rates in 2015," and warns that the US economy and monetary policy "are not on the right path," in this excellent brief interview. Show More Summary

Putting The Fallacy Of QE Into Perspective

Submitted by Mark St.Cyr, You can’t turn on a financial news program without being bombarded by panelists as well as the hosts ready-at-the-draw to pounce on anyone with an opposing view as to the “effectiveness” of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program (QE). Show More Summary

Every Bond Bear's Worst Nightmare In 1 Simple Chart

"Everyone" knows that yields have to rise when the Fed tightens, right? With yields so low, "everyone" knows that bonds are the worst investment if The Fed begins to hike rates, right? Wrong! As the following chart from Goldman Sachs shows - over the last 32 rate-hike cycles, 10Y bond yields have compressed after the rate-hike cycle begins... Show More Summary

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