Dec 182014
 
 December 18, 2014  Posted by at 11:43 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Debt Rattle December 18 2014

• Fed Calls Time On $5.7 Trillion Of Emerging Market Dollar Debt (AEP) • Bankers See $1 Trillion of Investments Stranded in the Oil Fields (Bloomberg) • Oil Could Fall To $30 A Barrel: Emirates Boss (CNBC) • Oil-Led Slump Spurring Fastest Investor Exit Since 2008 (Bloomberg) • The Fracturing Energy Bubble Is the New Housing Crash (David Stockman) • Yellen Makes It Clear That Fed’s Patience on Rates Has Limits (Bloomberg) • Putin Says Russia Mustn’t Waste Reserves on

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Dec 172014
 
 December 17, 2014  Posted by at 12:30 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  10 Responses »
Debt Rattle December 17 2014

• Oil Plunge Sets Stage for Energy Defaults (Bloomberg) • Crude Collapse Prompts Great Rotation Into Cash (CNBC) • U.S. Talking Oil Exports Just When World Needs It Least • The Impact of Oil On US Growth (John Mauldin) • Airlines Poised for $12 Billion Global Windfall on Oil Collapse (Bloomberg) • Eight Things I Wish for Wall Street (Michael Lewis) • Regional Banks Key To Wall Street Win On Derivatives (Reuters) • Outspooking Lehman: Could A Russian Default Be

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Dec 172014
 
 December 17, 2014  Posted by at 10:19 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , ,  5 Responses »
Oil Price Scenarios for 2015 and 2016

This is another article from our friend in Aberdeen, Euan Mearns. It was first posted on Euan’s own site, Energy Matters. I earlier posted Euan’s The 2014 Oil Price Crash Explained on November 24, when the price of oil was still quite a bit higher than today. WTI ended that day at $75.74, it’s now $55.15. Here’s Euan: A couple of weeks ago I had a post titled The 2014 Oil Price Crash Explained that was cross posted to over

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Dec 162014
 
 December 16, 2014  Posted by at 4:14 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  5 Responses »
We're Not In Kansas Anymore

Few may have noticed it to date, but it’s not like we still live in the same world, just with lower oil prices. We live in a different world altogether, with the changes between the new and old brought about by the (impending) disappearance of a lot of – virtual – money, or credit, give it a name, and the difference between oil at $110 and oil at $50. And for the same reason Dorothy feels it necessary to point

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Dec 162014
 
 December 16, 2014  Posted by at 11:16 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Debt Rattle December 16 2014

• Oil Has Become The New Housing Bubble (CNBC) • Oil’s Crash Is the Canary In the Coal Mine for a $9 Trillion Crisis (Phoenix) • Oil Slides Below $55 as U.S. Output Seen Steady Amid OPEC Fight (Bloomberg) • Brent Seen Falling to $50 in 2015 as OPEC Fails to Act (Bloomberg) • Crash-O-Matic Finance (James Howard Kunstler) • Russia Central Bank Raises Interest Rate To 17% On Ruble Collapse (Guardian) • How China’s Interest-Rate Cut Raised Borrowing Costs

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Dec 152014
 
 December 15, 2014  Posted by at 11:06 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Debt Rattle December 15 2014

• Santa Got Run Over By An Oil Tanker (MarketWatch) • U.A.E. Sees OPEC Output Unchanged Even If Oil Falls to $40 (Bloomberg) • The Oil-Price-Shock Contagion-Transmission Pathway (Zero Hedge) • UK Energy Firms Go Under As Oil Price Tumbles (Guardian) • Oil Bust Veterans Brace While Shale-Boom Newbies Swagger (Bloomberg) • Warning Over Horrible End To Japan’s QE Blitz (AEP) • Time to Take Away the Punchbowl in Japan (Bloomberg) • Samaras Grexit Talk Summons Bond Vigilantes to Greece

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Dec 142014
 
 December 14, 2014  Posted by at 9:33 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  17 Responses »
Quo Vadis, America?

Where are you going, America? I don’t like to discuss politics too much. There are not enough smart, kind and honest people in politics wherever I look in the world for me to want to have anything to do with that game. I’d just spend all my time wondering what kind of mindset it takes to want to tell other people what to do, and be in control of the millions, billions and trillions of dollars that are taken from

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Dec 142014
 
 December 14, 2014  Posted by at 12:15 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Debt Rattle December 14 2014

• Americans Are 40% Poorer Than Before The Recession (MarketWatch) • UK Low-Paid And Zero-Hours Jobs Surge Dramatically (Observer) • Global Credit Markets Have Proclaimed An End To The Recovery (Alhambra) • Oil ‘Contango’ Fandango Over How Low Prices Will Finally Go (Telegraph) • Oil Price Crash Means $87 Billion Of New European Projects Face Axe (Telegraph) • Canadian Dollar At 54-Month Low As Oil Prices Collapse Below $60 (RT) • Noah’s 12 Survival Tips (Paul B. Farrell) • Paying

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Dec 132014
 
 December 13, 2014  Posted by at 6:38 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , ,  6 Responses »
The American Consumer Calls The Top

Hey! Who said economics can’t be fun?! How is it not absolutely brilliant that in the face of a collapsing shale oil industry – or at least, for the moment, of its financing model -, and the worst week for the Dow since 2011, the Thomson Reuters/UofMichigan consumer sentiment index shows American consumers are more optimistic than they’ve been in 8 years, and that “more consumers volunteered good news than bad news than in any month since 1984″? 1984! How

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Dec 132014
 
 December 13, 2014  Posted by at 11:42 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Debt Rattle December 13 2014

• The Federal Reserve’s Language Lessons (Reuters) • After Years Of Doubts, Americans Turn More Bullish On Economy (Reuters) • Oil Seen Dropping to $55 ($45?) Next Week as Price Rout Deepens (Bloomberg) • US Stocks Tumble to Cap Dow’s Worst Week Since 2011 (Bloomberg) • Oil Rot Spreading in Credit (Bloomberg) • We Have Just Escaped The Earth’s Gravity And Are Now In Space Orbit (Zero Hedge) • U.S. Oil Rigs Drop Most in Two Years, Baker Hughes Says

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