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Category Archives: Interest Rates

Subprime Pet Rental Company Files For Bankruptcy

Two months ago, Bloomberg’s Patrick Clark penned an article that promptly went viral as it touched on a rather unorthodox topic: a pet leasing, or rather rental, company aimed at subprime borrowers who could not afford to buy their pet outright. The company in question is Wags Lending, a/k/a Bristlecone, was founded by Dusty Wunderlich […]

#FordSchoolYellen Q&A Post-Mortem – Janet Yellen’s Greatest Hits

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has just completed her Q&A with Twitter. She did not disappoint… The Economy…  *YELLEN: U.S. ECONOMY IS "PRETTY HEALTHY" Worst economic recovery on record…   *YELLEN: WE MUST SUSTAIN PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED Current Quarter GDP forecast 0.6%… *YELLEN: APPROPRIATE TO GRADUALLY RAISE FED FUNDS RATE If GDP forecasts for […]

The Debt Crisis Of 2017: Once Their Vacation Ends, Congress Will Have 4 Days To Avoid A Government Shutdown On April 29

April 2017 could turn out to be one of the most important months in U.S. history that we have seen in a very long time.  On April 6th, Donald Trump attacked Syria on the 100th anniversary of the day that the U.S. officially entered World War I, and now at the end of this month […]

Morgan Stanley: Used Car Prices May Crash 50%

For months we’ve been talking about the massive lending bubble propping up the U.S. auto market.  Now, noting many of the same concerns that we’ve highlighted repeatedly, Morgan Stanley’s auto team, led by Adam Jonas, has just issued a report detailing why they think used car prices could crash by up to 50% over the […]

Prospects for Turnaround Tuesday? / by Marc Chandler / March 28, 2017 The slide in the US dollar and US interest rates faded in the North American session on Monday.  US participants also had a fairly relaxed initial response to news that after years of complaining, the Republicans could not agree on an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. […]

Interest Rates Are Going Higher Around The World

There is no question that interest rates are going to… READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE ON THE NEW WEBSITE: JIM ROGERS TALKS MARKETS 

Art Bubble Pops As Sales Crash To Lowest Level Since ‘Great Recession’ / by Tyler Durden / Mar 23, 2017 Just as Yellen & Co. has finally decided that ‘Everything is Awesome’ and started raising interest rates (the timing of which we’re almost certain was in no way influenced by the conclusion of the recent election cycle), signs continue to mount that global economies are not as healthy […]

PBOC Injects Hundreds Of Billions Into Chinese Banks After Sudden Defaults In Interbank Payments

As is customary virtually every time the Chinese central bank commences some form of tightening, overnight the PBOC injected “hundreds of billions of yuan into the financial system after some smaller lenders failed to repay borrowings in the interbank market”, according to people familiar with the matter. According to a brief note by Bloomberg, Tuesday’s […]

Bond Market Calm Is Threatened by Fed’s $1.75 Trillion MBS Shift / by Anthony Sanders via  Confounded Interest / March 20, 2017 Will there be a seismic shift in bond and agency MBS volatility as The Fed gradually raises rates and starts to unwind their massive balance sheet? (Bloomberg) -By Liz Capo McCormick, Matt Scully and Edward Bolingbroke- As far as bond buyers go, the Federal Reserve is pretty […]

Interest Rates Are Going To Go Higher

There is no question that interest rates are going to… READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE ON THE NEW WEBSITE: JIM ROGERS TALKS MARKETS