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Record Apartment Building-Boom Meets Reality: First CRE Decline Since The Great Recession

By Wolf Richter of WolfStreet Even the Fed put commercial real estate on its financial-stability worry list. No, the crane counters were not wrong. In 2017, the ongoing apartment building-boom in the US will set a new record: 346,000 new rental apartments in buildings with 50+ units are expected to hit the market. How superlative […]

David Stockman Warns The Market’s “Chuck Prince Moment” Has Arrived… “Only More Dangerous”

Authored by David Stockman via Daily Reckoning, On July 10, 2007 former Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince famously said what might be termed the “speculator’s creed” for the current era of Bubble Finance. Prince was then canned within four months but as of that day his minions were still slamming the”buy” key good and hard: “When […]

Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet

Elon Musk set the interwebs ablaze this morning when he tweeted out that he somehow got every major city on the eastern seaboard to “verbally approve” a “NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop” to be built by his Boring Company. “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.” […]

Philly Fed Slumps From 33-Year Highs To November Lows As New Orders Plunge

Another day, another ‘soft’ data point disappointments and heads towards it ‘hard’ data reality. This time is the turn of the Philly Fed survey, which missed expectations and dropped to 19.5 – its lowest since Nov 2016. Remember Philly Fed hit a 33 year high in February – what does it say about these surveys […]

Bank Of Japan Leaves Policy Unchanged As Expected – Admits Defeat On Deflation

Japan's long and sordid dance with unconventional monetary policy continues. With most analysts expecting a 'nothingburger' from Kuroda (though some hinting at the potential for shock-and-awe), The BOJ delivered… nothing – no change. However, most critically, the BOJ admitted defeat of deflation and delayed the timing of reaching their 2% inflation goal to around FY2019. […]

A Mainstream Dose Of Reality On Iraq

Authored by Jacob Hornberger via RonPaulLibertyReport.com, Ever since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, we have been hit with a multiplicity of bromides, myths, falsehoods, and deceptions by U.S. officials and the mainstream media. “Saddam was coming to get us with his WMDs.”   “Mushroom clouds were going to start appearing over U.S. cities.” […]

Wal-Mart Replaces More Than 4,000 Employees With Machines

The Wall Street Journal published a headline today that should strike fear into the heart of every crusaders in the fight for $15: “Robots Are Replacing Workers Where You Shop.” As the story explains, Wal-Mart is replacing some of its non-customer facing workers with robots, like bookkeepers who were responsible for counting and storing the […]

“Time To Position In Gold Is Right Now” – Rickards

“Time To Position In Gold Is Right Now” – Rickards   – “Time to position in gold is right now” – James Rickards– Fed has hit the ‘pause’ button; No more rate hikes for foreseeable future– Fed’s theories “bear no relation to reality” and has “blundered by raising rates”– Growth is weak, inflation is weak, retail sales […]

Visualizing “Things To Come” – A Timeline Of Future Technology

Making predictions about future technology is both fun and notoriously difficult. However, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins explains, such predictions also serve a very practical purpose for investors and business leaders, since failing to adapt to changing industry paradigms can completely decimate a business venture, turning it into the next Blockbuster, Kodak, or Sears. Today’s infographic […]

Murder Of Green Berets In Jordan Exposed Secretive CIA Syria Program Details

"The Jordanian government had a strong incentive to gloss over the murders of the three Green Berets.  Likewise, the CIA was scared of potential blowback and the exposing of their covert program," says investigative journalist Jack Murphy, himself an Army special forces veteran. A premeditated green-on-blue attack in Jordan outside of King Faisal Air Base (at […]