Aug 082017
 
 August 8, 2017  Posted by at 9:06 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Debt Rattle August 8 2017

Vincent van Gogh Tree Roots 1890 (painted July 28, the day before he died)   • That Whoosh You Heard? It’s The Great Chinese Property Pullback (BBG) • Has China’s Rise Topped Out? (BBG) • Credit Card Debt; Student, Auto Loans All Set New Record Highs (ZH) • Asking Prices Slashed At High End of the House Price Bubble (WS) • Is Trump Winning? (Robert Gore) • Jeff Sessions Endorses Theft (Ron Paul) • Just Wait a Little While (Jim

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Aug 072017
 
 August 7, 2017  Posted by at 9:08 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Debt Rattle August 7 2017

Fred Stein Man on bumper, New York 1949   • EU Membership For Poland Is Like A Teaser Rate On A Bad Loan – Steve Keen (RT) • How China’s Billion Savers Embarked On A Household Debt Binge (SCMP) • Trump Challenging China On Trade Would Spark ‘Very Aggressive’ Response (G.) • Imperial Folly Brings Russia and Germany Together (Escobar) • A Supervolcano Waiting To Erupt Beneath A Seemingly Beautiful Market (CNBC) • Dead. Market. Walking (ZH) • The Transformation

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Aug 062017
 
 August 6, 2017  Posted by at 8:26 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
Debt Rattle August 6 2017

Giorgio de Chirico Piazza d’Italia 1913   • The Bursting of the China Credit Bubble (Crescat) • The Swamp Is So Undrainable It Will End Up Making Mincemeat Of Trump (Stockman) • How The Trump Administration Broke The State Department (FP) • Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? (Atl.) • Amazon Isn’t The No. 1 Villain In Retail Sector’s Demise (Katsenelson) • On The Beach (John Pilger) • Merkel Is Kowtowing To The German Car Industry (Spiegel) • North Korea Sanctions

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Aug 052017
 
 August 5, 2017  Posted by at 8:54 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Debt Rattle August 5 2017

Pablo Picasso Absinthe Drinker 1901   • The Body Language of Power (Handelsblatt) • Let This Be Your Final Warning On US Stocks’ Overvaluation (MW) • Beneath The Glow Of Stock-Market Records Lurk Darkly Bearish Trends (MW) • Albert Edwards: Central Banks To Blame For Impending Disaster (CW) • Paul Singer Rages Against Everything From Passive Investing To Safe Spaces (ZH) • The Amazon Effect: Part Time Jobs Soar By 393K, Full Time Jobs Slide (ZH) • Where The Jobs

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Aug 042017
 
 August 4, 2017  Posted by at 1:26 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
Productivity and Debt

William Blake Europe Supported by Africa and America 1796   Earlier this week I was struck by the similarities and differences between two graphs I saw float by. And the thought occurred that they are as scary as they are interesting. The graphs show eerily similar trends. And complement each other. The first graph, which Tyler Durden posted, shows productivity, defined as more or less the same as GDP per capita. It goes all the way back to 1790 and

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Aug 042017
 
 August 4, 2017  Posted by at 8:34 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Debt Rattle August 4 2017

Acropolis and Temple of Jupiter Olympus Athens 1862   • Australia Slams the Brakes on Property Investment (BBG) • Toronto Home Prices Suffer Worst Monthly Decline in 17 Years (BBG) • Toronto Housing Market Implodes: Prices Plunge Most On Record (ZH) • Euro Junk Bonds and “Reverse Yankees” Go Nuts (WS) • Global Inflation Hits Lowest Level Since 2009 (WSJ) • Japan Buries Our Most-Cherished Economic Ideas (BBG) • Britain’s Finance Sector Will Double In Size In 25 Years –

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Aug 032017
 
 August 3, 2017  Posted by at 8:58 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  3 Responses »
Debt Rattle August 3 2017

Marion Post Wolcott Street scenes. Port Gibson, Mississippi 1940   • Buybacks and Dividends Eat 100% of Bank Earnings (WS) • America’s Productivity Plunge Explained (ZH) • Amazon is the New Tech Crash (David Stockman) • Public Pensions Average 0.6% Return In 2016 Despite 7.6% Assumption (ZH) • Plan For The Worst (Roberts) • Who Needs $100 Oil? Majors Making More Cash at $50, Goldman Says (BBG) • China’s Fear of Japan-Style Economic Bust Drives Crackdown on Deals (BBG) •

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Aug 022017
 
 August 2, 2017  Posted by at 9:04 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Debt Rattle August 2 2017

Stanley Kubrick Men’s fashion show, New York 1948   • New Rule Makes It Easier To Get A Mortgage With Student Loan Debt (F.) • US Auto Market Slump Persists (BBG) • US Plans Trade Measures Against China (WSJ) • US Begins Russia Drawdown After Kremlin Retaliates For Sanctions (R.) • Former Obama Aide Rhodes A Person Of Interest In Unmasking Investigation (C.) • For Sale: Two Half-Finished Nuclear Reactors -Never Used- (BBG) • Nissan Runs One Of ‘Nastiest Anti-Union

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Aug 012017
 
 August 1, 2017  Posted by at 6:43 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Trump, the CIA and the Yokeldom

Jackson Pollock The Deep 1943     The western world is mired in a mile-deep political crisis and nary a soul seems to notice, or rather: everyone just sees their own little preferred echochamber tidbits of it. Which is not a good thing, because that crisis is bound to trigger other bigger crises that are much more damaging. And I’m sorry to say it, but Donald Trump is not your main problem. Not even close. The main problem is the

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Aug 012017
 
 August 1, 2017  Posted by at 8:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Debt Rattle August 1 2017

Paul Cézanne Young Italian Woman at a Table c1900   • How Can The Richest Nation On Earth Be Lagging So Far Behind Its Peers? (BBG) • With LIBOR Dead, $400 Trillion In Assets Are Stuck In Limbo (ZH) • Amazon And The 110% Surge In US Retail Bankruptcies (ZH) • No Bubble in Stocks But Look Out When Bonds Pop, Greenspan Says (BBG) • Trump Got This One Right: Shutting Down The CIA’s Ghost War In Syria (WS) •

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