Dec 182018
 
2018 Chaos, 2019 Mayhem

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Titian The rape of Europe 1560-62   It took me a while to decide which word(s) best define the past year and the next one, but I think this is pretty much it. 2018 was chaotic more than anything else, and that chaos will give rise to mayhem in 2019. What I think is striking is that this is true across the board, in all walks of life so to speak. In finance, in politics, in energy markets, in

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Dec 182018
 
 December 18, 2018  Posted by at 10:09 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 18 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Caravaggio St. John the Baptist in the wilderness 1604   • S&P 500 Drops More Than 2% To New Low For 2018, Dow Dives 500 Points (CNBC) • The Latest Key Death Cross Is Poised To Engulf The Stock Market (MW) • Stock Market On Pace For Worst December Since Great Depression (CNBC) • How The Federal Reserve Could Spark A ‘Santa Claus’ Stock Rally (Yahoo!) • You Have A “Trading” Problem (Roberts) • China Politics Getting In The

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Dec 172018
 
 December 17, 2018  Posted by at 10:37 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 17 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Arnold Böcklin The Isle of Life 1888   • Market Meltdown Could Spark Conditions ‘Worse Than 1929’- Ron Paul (CNBC) • For The First Month Since 2008, Not A Single Junk Bond Prices (ZH) • Starvation, Homelessness And More REAL Problems Pushed Aside By Brexit (Mi.) • Average UK Home Asking Price Dips £10,000 From October (G.) • No 10 Denies Making Plans For Second Brexit Referendum (G.) • May To Urge MPs Not To ‘Break Faith’ By Demanding

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Dec 162018
 
 December 16, 2018  Posted by at 10:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 16 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Klee Carnival in the snow 1923   • Why The Fed Won’t Save The Stock Market (MW) • Why The US-China Trade Talks Will Work: The Personal Touch (Kuhn) • 12 Months Of Bitcoin Misery (MW) • Failed By Both Major Parties, Betrayed Britain Lurches Towards The Abyss (G.) • British Minister Warns Brexit Is Stuck As No-Deal Or Referendum Loom (R.) • UN Climate Change Talks Avoid Contentious Issues In Draft Agreement (O.) • Deportations Under Trump

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Dec 152018
 
 December 15, 2018  Posted by at 11:09 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 15 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh Road menders at Saint-Remy 1889   • US Banks See Biggest Unrealized Losses On Securities Since Q1 2009 (WS) • European Banks’ €300 Billion Race To The Bottom (BBG) • Global Debt Hits All-Time High Of $184,000,000,000,000 (RT) • Act V: Yellow Vests Prepare For Massive ‘Macron Resign’ Protest (RT) • Senior Tories Tell May To Work With Corbyn To Save Her Brexit Deal (Ind.) • Theresa May’s Brexit Strategy Left Brutally Exposed By Brussels Failure

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Dec 142018
 
 December 14, 2018  Posted by at 10:13 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 14 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Signac Boulevard de Clichy under snow 1886   • ECB To Halt €2.6 Trillion Stimulus Despite Eurozone Slowdown Concerns (G.) • Shipping Costs From China To The US More Than Doubled In 2018 (CNBC) • China Reports ‘Ugly’ Industrial Output And Retail Sales Growth (CNBC) • Average UK Worker Earns A Third Less Than In 2008 (PA) • EU Leaders Scrap Plans To Help Theresa May Pass Brexit Deal (Ind.) • Labour Plans To ‘Throw Kitchen Sink’ To

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Dec 132018
 
 December 13, 2018  Posted by at 10:36 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 13 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail René Magritte After the water, the clouds 1926   • ‘Her Goose Is Cooked’ (G.) • Tory Resentment Of Irish Power Within EU (BBC) • Cohen Gets 3 Years, Says He Will Reveal All He Knows About Trump (Ind.) • Yellen, Fed Fear Corporate Debt Bubble, Investors Don’t (CNBC) • US Bank Stocks Spiral Down (WS) • ECB Worries Multiply Even As Money-Printing Presses Stop (R.) • ECB Caught Between Economic Risks And QE Exit (CNBC) • French Government

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Dec 122018
 
 December 12, 2018  Posted by at 10:34 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 12 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Joseph Mallord William Turner Sunrise over Plain, with Figures 1830   • Tory MPs Trigger Vote Of No Confidence In Theresa May Today (G.) • 1000s Remain In Custody In France After Preventive Arrests (RT) • Macron’s Multi-Billion Giveaways Could Cost France Dearly (CNBC) • Yellen Warns Of Another Financial Crisis: Gigantic Holes In The System (CNBC) • IMF Warns Storm Clouds Are Gathering For Next Financial Crisis (G.) • Trump Says Fed Shouldn’t Hike Rates, But Calls Powell

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Dec 112018
 
 December 11, 2018  Posted by at 8:45 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Politics and Economics in Times of Crisis

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Wilhelm Trübner A Gorgon‘s head 1891   The news still isn’t the news, and I’m getting afraid it never will be again, because not the news just simply sells so much better than plain old real events. Maria Butina suddenly popped back into the public eye, because she was either charged with something or confessed to it. And I’m thinking, excuse me, but that poor girl has been kept in isolation for how long now? And for what reason

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Dec 112018
 
 December 11, 2018  Posted by at 10:44 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 11 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Arnold Böcklin The Isle of the Dead III 1883   • Jerome Powell Is Between A Rock And A Hard Place (Nomi Prins) • Macron Bows To Protesters’ Demands: “I Know I Have Hurt Some Of You” (G.) • ‘Yellow Vests’ Denounce Macron Speech As ‘Charade’ (AFP) • Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off (Ind.) • Sturgeon Offers To Unite With Corbyn To Topple ‘Shambles’ Government (Ind.) • Pound Falls To Lowest In Almost Two Years Amid Brexit Uncertainty

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