Apr 272017
 
 April 27, 2017  Posted by at 8:41 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Debt Rattle April 27 2017

Pablo Picasso Self portrait with palette 1906   • The Destruction Of Greece – “Only A Down Payment” According To The IMF (Bilbo) • Greek Supermarkets Report Dramatic Recession (K.) • US Student Loan Implosion (PolCal) • If Mortgage Rates Rise, What Happens to Canada’s House Price Bubble? (WS) • Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes As Biggest Lender Crashes (ZH) • Canada’s Housing Watchdog Warns of ‘Problematic Conditions’ (BI) • It’s Tough Being Canada These Days (BBG) • Trump Tells Canada,

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Apr 262017
 
 April 26, 2017  Posted by at 2:02 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
The Great Divides

EdgarDegas A la mer 1863   Something hit me this week. The maps which came out on Monday and detailed the outcome of the French elections, were telling a story, and a familiar one by now. A story of deep division. There are a number of such maps now depicting the Brexit vote in the UK, the US presidential elections, and its French counterpart. In all three cases they leave me wondering something along the lines of: ‘Are you guys

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Apr 262017
 
 April 26, 2017  Posted by at 8:49 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Debt Rattle April 26 2017

Pablo Picasso Self portrait 1906   • There’s a Huge Disagreement Between Bonds and Stocks (BBG) • Trump May Pick Gary Cohn To Replace Janet Yellen At The Fed (CNBC) • Trudeau’s Reward for Courting Trump Is a Trade War on Lumber (BBG) • Apartheid Without the Racism’: How China Keeps Rural Folks Down (WSJ) • Chinese Stock Market Roller Coaster Looks To Be Back In Full Force (CNBC) • Cataclysm (Robert Gore) • Currency Markets Suggest Traders Get Early

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Apr 252017
 
 April 25, 2017  Posted by at 7:59 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Debt Rattle April 25 2017

Pablo Picasso Self portrait 1972   • Trump Slaps 20% Duty on Canada Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight (BBG) • Trump Summons Entire Senate To White House Briefing On North Korea (G.) • Trump Advisers To Lay Out Tax Plan For Top Republicans Tuesday (BBG) • The Oil Market Has One Big Problem: People Aren’t Buying Enough Gas (CNBC) • Canadians’ Confidence In Housing Hits Record High (HPoC) • Housing’s Echo Bubble Now Exceeds the 2006-07 Bubble Peak (CHSmith) • Bubble,

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Apr 242017
 
Debt Rattle April 24 2017

Pablo Picasso Self portrait 1896   • Euro and Shares Rally After Macron Wins First Round of French Election (Ind.) • Fight Over Obamacare Could Shut Down The Government (CNN) • Trump Push For Border Wall Threatens To Cause Government Shutdown (G.) • America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People (Parramore) • London Mayor To Subsidise ‘Naked’ Homes Solution To Housing Crisis (G.) • China Stocks Head For Worst Day Of 2017 As Regulators Tighten Grip (R.)

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Apr 232017
 
 April 23, 2017  Posted by at 2:31 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  11 Responses »
Surplus or Stimulus

René Magritte Le Cri du Coeur 1960   Austerity is over, proclaimed the IMF this week. And no doubt attributed that to the ‘successful’ period of ‘five years of belt tightening’ a.k.a. ‘gradual fiscal consolidation’ it has, along with its econo-religious ilk, imposed on many of the world’s people. Only, it’s not true of course. Austerity is not over. You can ask many of those same people about that. It’s certainly not true in Greece. IMF Says Austerity Is Over

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Apr 232017
 
 April 23, 2017  Posted by at 8:30 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Debt Rattle April 23 2017

How we got here   • Disintegrating Left-Right Divide Sets Stage For French Political Upheaval (G.) • The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty (CP) • ECB Stands Ready to Support Banks If Needed After France Vote (BBG) • It Is Time To Break Up The Fed (IFT) • China’s Credit Excess Is Unlike Anything The World Has Ever Seen (Brown) • The US Retail Bubble Has Now Burst (ZH) • UK Retail Sales Volumes Fall At

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Apr 222017
 
 April 22, 2017  Posted by at 8:38 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Debt Rattle April 22 2017

Andrei Rublev Trinity 1411   • White House Orders Agencies to Prepare for Potential Government Shutdown (BBG) • Beware: The Next Financial Crisis Is Coming (Planet Ponzi) • Robert Prechter Is Awaiting A Depression-Like Shock In The US (MW) • Fed’s Fisher Warns Trump About Plans To ‘Do A Number’ On Dodd-Frank (BI) • Former FinMin Says China Should Let Local Governments Default on Debt (BBG) • Everything Gets Worse – Pakistan vs. India (Bhandari) • Dijsselbloem Sees ‘Tough’ Greek

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Apr 212017
 
 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 6:35 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
You Are Not An Investor

Giotto Legend of St Francis, Exorcism of the Demons at Arezzo c.1297-1299   You are not an investor. One can only be an investor in functioning markets. There have been no functioning markets since at least 2008, and probably much longer. That’s when central banks started purchasing financial assets, for real, which means that is also the point when price discovery died. And without price discovery no market can function. You are therefore not an investor. Perhaps you are a

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Apr 212017
 
 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 8:47 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Debt Rattle April 21 2017

Fred Stein Nadinola 1944   • Trump Signals Provide Comfort to Central Bankers, Finance Ministers (WSJ) • Protectionism Is More Than a Political Statement (Grant) • Fed Intensifies Balance-Sheet Discussions With Market Players (BBG) • Paul Tudor Jones Says U.S. Stocks Should ‘Terrify’ Janet Yellen (BBG) • China’s Stocks Refuse to Drop More Than 1% (BBG) • Toronto To Impose 15% Tax On Foreign Home Buyers (G.) • Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’? (Robert Parry) • Arresting Julian Assange

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