Oct 312014
 
 October 31, 2014  Posted by at 10:56 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , ,  
Japan: QE As Morphine For A Terminal Patient

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Marion Post Wolcott Works Progress Administration worker’s children, South Charleston, West Virginia Sep 1938 You can jot down Halloween 2014 in your calendar, and it’s unfortunately too tragic to make proper use of the irony involved, as the day Japan committed suicide. The sun is no longer rising. Not that the vital signs weren’t bad before, indeed it might not have survived regardless, but this lethal blow announced today is still quite the statement. That financial markets interpret it

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Oct 312014
 
 October 31, 2014  Posted by at 12:03 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle Halloween 2014

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Russell Lee Saloon, Craigville, Minnesota Aug 1937 • Kuroda Jolts Markets With Assault on Deflation Mindset (Bloomberg) • Kuroda Surprises Again With Stimulus Boost as Japan Struggles (Bloomberg) • Japan Stocks Soar To 7-Year High On BOJ, Pension Fund Boost (Bloomberg) • US And China Tighten In Unison, And Damn The Torpedoes (AEP) • Shadow Banking Grows to $75 Trillion Industry (Bloomberg) • The $75 Trillion Shadow Hanging Over The World (Telegraph) • QE Central Bankers Deserve A Medal

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Oct 302014
 
 October 30, 2014  Posted by at 9:45 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  
QE Is Dead, Now You Tell Me What You Know

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail NPC Grief monument, Rock Creek cemetery, Washington, DC 1915 It seems like every blue moon or so I need to return to Groucho’s definition of chaos theory, it keeps on popping up. The first time I used it in an article goes back to at least May 2009, incidentally for many people the starting date of the financial crisis in their part of the world. This time around, it’s there because it’s what a lot of people in the

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Oct 302014
 
 October 30, 2014  Posted by at 12:14 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  Comments Off on Debt Rattle October 30 2014
Debt Rattle October 30 2014

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail John Collier Japanese restaurant, Monday after Pearl Harbor, San Francisco Dec 8 1941 • Fed Unshaken by Global Market Turmoil Bets on Job Gains (Bloomberg) • QE: Giving Cash To The Public Would Have Been More Effective (Guardian) • Fed’s Lonesome Dove Dissents as Brighter Outlook Appeases Hawks (Bloomberg) • Number Of Billionaires More Than Doubles In 5 Years Since Financial Crisis (CNBC) • Global Financial System ‘Incendiary’ Risk To Stability: BoE (Guardian) • Zombie Foreclosures Rise In 16

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Oct 302014
 
 October 30, 2014  Posted by at 12:18 am Finance Tagged with: , , , ,  
Everything The Fed Does Is Scripted

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail John Collier Street Corner, Monday after Pearl Harbor, San Francisco Dec 8 1941 Janet Yellen today solemnly stated that the Fed has killed QE because the jobs outlook has improved. These are the guys and gals who have more and better access to more and better data than any of us have. And we all know that the sole reason the BLS unemployment rate has fallen is that 90-odd million working age Americans are no longer counted as part

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Oct 292014
 
 October 29, 2014  Posted by at 11:41 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle October 29 2014

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Russell Lee Photo booth at fiesta, Taos, New Mexico Jul 1940 • Fed Set To End One Crisis Chapter Even As Global Risks Rise (Reuters) • How American QE Has Changed The World (Telegraph) • The Biggest Risk For US Investors Is A China Crash (MarketWatch) • Is China’s Export Boom Fake? (CNBC) • Another Reason Not to Trust China’s Economic Data (BW) • China Shadow Banking Shifted to Insurers Alarms Moody’s (Bloomberg) • US Homeownership Rate Drops To

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Oct 282014
 
 October 28, 2014  Posted by at 9:56 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Life Lessons To Derive From QE And Stress Tests

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Arthur Rothstein Texas Panhandle Dust Bowl Mar 1936 I already proposed a few days ago that the recent ECB stress test exercise was such a shambles, it may well have been designed to fail on purpose. In order for Mario Draghi and his Goldman made men to be freed from that pesky German resistance against full blown QE, i.e. large scale purchases of government bonds from the 18 countries that make up the eurozone. And perhaps the other 10

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Oct 282014
 
 October 28, 2014  Posted by at 11:21 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle October 28 2014

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Arthur Siegel Zoot suit, business district, Detroit, Michigan Feb 1942 • Fears Grow Over QE’s Toxic Legacy (FT) • Draghi QE May Help Europe’s Rich Get Richer (Bloomberg) • Quantitative Easing Is Like “Treating Cancer With Aspirin” (Tim Price) • ECB Stress Tests Vastly Understate Risk Of Deflation And Leverage (AEP) • Under Full Capital Rules, 36 EU Banks Would Have Failed Test (Reuters) • 3 Reasons Why You Should Expect A 30% Market Meltdown (MarketWatch) • US Banks

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Oct 272014
 
 October 27, 2014  Posted by at 8:28 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  
Don't Buy A Home: You'll Get Burned

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Albert Freeman Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, DC 1942 Europe had hundreds of inspectors check 130 banks for a year in that stress test. Who do you think picked up the tab for that? And what did Europe’s taxpayers get in return? As I’m looking right now, they got falling stocks and 3 Italian banks in which trading was halted. What was the ECB’s goal with the tests again? Oh right, to restore confidence in the markets …

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Oct 272014
 
 October 27, 2014  Posted by at 11:38 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle October 27 2014

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Unknown California State Automobile Association signage 1925 • Stock Markets Threatened By Collapse In Chinese Consumer Demand (Questor) • Scariest Day For Market Looms, And It’s Not Halloween (CNBC) • What Next After China’s Foreign Reserves Fall? (MarketWatch) • 15 Big Oil Sell Signals That Warn Of A 50% Stock Crash (Paul B. Farrell) • Oil Speculators Bet Wrong as Rebound Proves Fleeting (Bloomberg) • Goldman Cuts Oil Forecasts as US Market Clout Increases (Bloomberg) • A Scary Story

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