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Category Archives: Japan

Short Summary Weekly MOF Portfolio Flows

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / June 23, 2017 Japan’s Ministry of Finance reports portfolio flows on a week weekly basis.  It provide more timely, even if less detailed information than contained in the monthly balance of payments data. In the first few months of the year, Japanese investors were net sellers of foreign stocks and bonds. However, […]

Navy Test Of New Anti-ICBM Missile Fails

Three weeks ago, the US military conducted its first successful test of a ground-based anti-intercontinental ballistic missile system that had cost more than $40 billion to develop, with the Pentagon lauding the test as “an incredible accomplishment.” But the Navy had no such luck on Wednesday following an unsuccessful test of a new ship-based anti-ICBM […]

Schaeuble Warns US Pullback Could “End Our Liberal World Order”

Less than a month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that “Europe must take its fate into its own hands,” Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble implored US President Donald Trump to reconsider his “America First” policy, claiming that a pullback by the US would risk the destruction of “our liberal world order” by ceding influence to […]

What Is The Market Telling Us?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The entire global economy now depends on this stripped-of-information "market" for its stability. Ho-hum, another day, another record high in the S&P 500 (SPX). What is this market telling us? If you're long, the market is screaming "you're a genius!": But other than that, what else is […]

US Destroyer Nearly Sunk After Deadly Collision; Bodies Of Seven US Sailors Found

The bodies of seven U.S. sailors missing after the USS Fitzgerald collided with the Philippines-registered ACX Crystal early Saturday were found in flooded compartments of US destroyer, which came close to sinking after the collision tore a gash under the warship’s waterline, the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet commander said on Sunday. Full navy statement below: […]

Richest Americans Will Control 70% Of Country’s Wealth By 2021, BCG Says

Being rich is great. But being rich in America? That’s even better. With US stock benchmarks trading just below record highs, and Treasury yields not too far from the all-time lows reached last summer, the gulf between the world’s wealthy elite – those 18 million households worldwide with more than $1 million in assets – […]

Welcome To The Valium Era

Authored by Bonner & Partners' Bill Bonner, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, Don’t Be Fooled by These Calm Markets What is happening in the world of money? Well – the most striking thing is: nothing. It doesn’t seem to matter what happens. Dysfunction in Washington. Meltdown of the techs. No matter how rough the seas get, […]

Is The People’s Bank Of China Manipulating The Bitcoin Price?

China’s dominance of the bitcoin network is incredibly concerning to the digital currency’s techno-libertarian purists, who fear that the concentration of mining power in the world’s second-largest economy is threatening to subvert bitcoin’s democratic nature. With more than half of the network’s hashing power resting in their hands, giant Chinese mining pools like AntPool, Bitmain […]

Bank Of Japan Leaves Policy, Economic Outlook Unchanged

As expected by all 43 economists who estimate such things, the Bank of Japan left their policy mix unchanged and in a desperate bid to appear modestly positive about how things are going, maintained that "Japan's economy has been turning toward a moderate expansion," adding that that consumer spending "increased its resilience." Hardly a rousing […]

Steen Jakobsen: 60% Probability Of Recession In The Next 18 Months

Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, Steen Jakobsen back on, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank, returns to the podcast this week to share with us the warning signs of slowing economic growth he's seeing in major markets all over the world. In his view, the world economy is sputtering badly. So badly, that he's […]