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Economic Depression And Denial: “We Want To Believe We Aren’t Japan”

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, Back on March 10, the New York Fed’s attempt at real-time GDP forecasting predicted that the Q1 2017 estimate would be 3.2%. That would have qualified as another decent quarter, the second out of the past three and somewhat in keeping with “reflation.” As we know today, […]

Bernanke ‘Terrifies’ Stock Investors, Again

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, If you are a stock investor, you should be terrified. The most disconcerting words have been uttered by the one person capable of changing the whole dynamic. After spending so many years trying to recreate the magic of the “maestro”, Ben Bernanke in retirement is still at […]

Euro Spikes On Upbeat Draghi Comments, Then Drops On Muted Inflation Outlook

Well that didn’t last long:moments after the EUR spiked on Draghi’s upbeat economic comments, it has since filled the entire gap and is back to session lows after Draghi talked down Eurozone inflation saying there is no sufficient evidence to alter inflation outlook, and no evidence of a self-sustaining inflation move. DRAGHI SAYS ECB NOT […]

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, […]

“Hell To Pay”

Authored by Economic Prism's MN Gordon, via Acting-Man.com, Behind the Curve Economic nonsense comes a dime a dozen.  For example, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen “think(s) we have a healthy economy now.”  She even told the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy so earlier this week.  Does she know what she’s talking about?   Somehow, […]

#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 […]

Will Trump Stop Plans to Ban Cash in the US?

The biggest trend that continues “behind the scenes” is the War on Cash. Anyone who believed that the political shift towards nationalism would somehow result in the elites giving up their Central Planning schemes is mistaken. Consider Europe… Recently, the European Union announced it would start researching whether or not to put an upper limit […]

The End Game

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, We all know the terrifying debt statistics. We are bombarded every day with bearish reports about the gargantuan Federal debt, and when combined with the growing private sector indebtedness, the monolithic entitlements problem, and the looming pension fund shortage, it is easy to wonder how we […]

Productivity Myths Shattered: Is Productivity Rising Or Falling? Why?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The debate over productivity rages on. Some believe productivity is understated. Others believe it is overstated. Janet Yellen believes a lack of strong productivity gains may be responsible for tepid wage gains. Financial Times writer Edward Luce is confused, as are many others. Luce discusses The Mystery of Weak US […]