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Austerity Isn’t Dead, It Will Come Back With A Vengeance

Authored by Jonathan Rochford via NarrowRoadCapital.com, There’s been a steady stream of recent articles claiming that austerity is dead. The “magic” of false measurements, animal spirits and money printing are used to convince the gullible that there is an easy way out. This one from James McCormack at Fitch argues that populist politicians are responsible for […]

Shocking Admission From Global Head Of Strategy: “Our Clients Have Given Up On Valuation As A Metric”

For all the recent concerns about an “imminent” nuclear war with North Korea (not happening, according to the head of the CIA), which prompted a stunned reaction from Morgan Stanley which earlier today observed the “70% rise in the VIX index over three days, 2% drop in global equities, and more than a few holidays […]

Small Cap Rout Is Flashing Red Flag For US Economy

The post-election small cap bounce in US stocks has now been completely erased as it seems tax-reforms have now been entirely priced-out of markets. However, as BofAML notes, the demise of small cap stocks relative to the broad market augurs badly for forward-looking economic growth… The Russell 2000 is now the worst performing major index […]

Drugs & Demographics – National Tragedy, But Where From?

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, In 1928, the fertility rate of American females (aged 15 to 44) was 93.8 per 100,000. By 1931, the first year of full Great Depression and collapse, the rate had declined to 84.6. It would bottom out, unsurprisingly, around 1933 and 1935 and the end of the […]

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

Authored by Adam Tooze via ProspectMagazine.co.uk, Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for? It is a decade since the first tremors of what would become the Great Financial Crisis began to […]

WTF Headline Of The Day: Fed “Reluctant” To Manipulate Stocks, Bullard Says

Speaking on Bloomberg Radio to Kathleen Hays this morning, outspoken St.Louis Fed chair James Bullard dropped two somewhat shocking reality-check tape-bombs… that we are sure will quickly be rescinded and translated for the hard-of-understanding… First, Bullard was aksed about concerns over a US economic recession. He began with the 'standard' response of any establishment type: […]

An Indicator Of Peril

Authored by 720Global's Michael Lebowitz, via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Thanks to Jesse Felder, we recently stumbled upon a measure of economic conditions that has reliably signaled every recession since 1948. The data point, Real Value Added, is currently in negative territory and may, therefore, be a harbinger of an economic downturn.  If it is a false signal, […]

From Jihad To Jobs, Paul Craig Roberts Says “Fakes News Is A US Media Specialty”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The American media specializes in fake news. Indeed, since the Clinton regime the American media has produced nothing but fake news. Do you remember the illegal US bombing and destruction of Yugoslavia? Do you remember “war criminal” Slobodan Milosevic, the Serbian president branded “the butcher of the Balkans,” who was […]

The First Economics Lesson

Authored by Henry Hazlitt via The Mises Institute, Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that is insignificant in, say, physics, mathematics, or […]

Two-Thirds Of Rising Global Growth Is Due To Emerging Markets, And 9 Other Interesting Facts

For all the talk about a “coordinated global recovery”, it may come as a surprise that 57% of the acceleration in global GDP this year has come from a handful of commodity exporters (those whose food/metals/fuel exports are > 40% of total), which together combine for just 17% of global GDP growth. A slightly different […]