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Is The Fed About To Drop The MOAB On Wall Street?

Authored by Michael Pento via PentoPort.com, Wall Street and our central bank are in for a rude awakening very soon! The idea that the US economy is on stable footing and about to experience a surge in growth is ridiculous. Hence, the consensus that the Fed can normalize interest rates and its balance sheet is […]

China’s Credit Excess Is Unlike Anything The World Has Ever Seen

By Andrew Brown, a partner for macro and strategy at ShoreVest Capital Partners From a global macroeconomic perspective, we encourage readers to consider that the world is experiencing an extended, rolling process of deflating its credit excesses. It is now simply China’s turn. For context, Japan started deflating their credit bubble in the early 1990s, […]

An Absurd Unintended Consequence Of Abnormally Low Rates

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Market dislocations occur when financial markets, operating under stressful conditions, experience large widespread asset mispricing. Welcome to this week’s edition of “World Out Of Whack” where every Wednesday we take time out of our day to laugh, poke fun at and present to you absurdity in global financial markets in all its glorious insanity. While we […]

“All I Have Is Hunger” – Many Venezuelans Too Weak To Protest Despite Maduro Misery

While tens of thousands of angry Venezuelans turned out for the 'mother of all protests' yesterday, facing an increasingly hostile military/police state, the numbers could have been significantly larger but for the fact that legions of poor Venezuelans are simply too frail from starvation to protest. Some say they are intimidated by armed pro-government militias […]

No Obamacare In Most Of Iowa, Tennessee – What Happens? Fallback Plans?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Nearly the entire state of Tennessee has a single Obamacare provider. In sixteen counties, none of this year’s providers want to do business. Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Alaska, and Wyoming are states where there is only a single provider for the entire state. Iowa is likely to be covered by […]

Euro Banks Still Can’t Value Their Own Equity Research; Subscriptions Range From $50k – $600k A Year

Literally no one knows the true ‘value’ of research, not even the investment banks that are selling it.  Up until now, equity research has been treated as a ‘freebie’ given away to institutional clients in return for trading commissions but that is all about to change thanks to the European Union’s MiFID II regulations, which […]

Angst In America – Disappearing Pensions

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, “Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans, and they will succeed.”   – Ben Stein   “Lady Madonna, children at your feetWonder how you manage to make ends meetWho finds the money when you pay the rent?Did you think that money was heaven sent?” […]

We’re All Yen Traders Now

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Today’s post will have no answers. I am not sure anyone truly understands the strange day to day squiggles of the increasingly intertwined global financial system, but I wanted to highlight a relationship that cannot simply be monkeys typing Shakespeare. Let’s start with the market developments […]

Bill Blain “Can’t Figure Out What Is Keeping Stocks So Buoyant?”

Authored by Mint Partners' Bill Blain, “For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?” As we roll into the long Easter weekend, markets look distracted by a whole bunch of contradictory bluster. We’ve got the tensions over Syria and Korea, the Turkey vote, […]

Which Hedge Funds Are The Biggest Holders Of ETFs

The relentless growth of passive investing in general, and ETFs in particular, has been extensively discussed on the pages over the past few years, most recently overnight when we presented a note from Convergex which laid out some ideas how investors can profit from the unstoppable – for now – shift from active, and expensive, […]