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Category Archives: Recession

“The Dreaded Phase 4”: What Happens When Credit Spreads Finally Rise

With investors, traders, analysts and pundits focused on the chaos in the White House, and the daily barrage of escalating geopolitical and social news, whether terrorist attacks in Europe or clashes in inner America, the market is finally starting to notice as Friday’s last hour sell-off demonstrated. And yet, according to one of the best […]

UK Opposition Leader Calls For “People’s QE” – It’s Venezuela With Tea & Cakes

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via The Mises Institute, It is sad to see that, facing the evidence of the failure of demand-side policies and money printing, many commentators propose some of the most outdated and failed policies in modern economic history. In the UK, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, believes […]

Iran’s President Tacitly Admits Iran is Cheating on Nuclear Agreement

The following article by David Haggith is from The Great Recession Blog: Countering recent US sanctions and President Trump’s talk of ending the “bad” nuclear agreement with Iran, Iran’s president threatened to restart its nuclear program. If his threat is true as stated, he unwittingly admitted something highly supportive of Trump’s position:   Mr. Rouhani […]

Shocking Admission From Global Head Of Strategy: “Our Clients Have Given Up On Valuation As A Metric”

For all the recent concerns about an “imminent” nuclear war with North Korea (not happening, according to the head of the CIA), which prompted a stunned reaction from Morgan Stanley which earlier today observed the “70% rise in the VIX index over three days, 2% drop in global equities, and more than a few holidays […]

Are We Already in Recession?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 If we stop counting zombies, we’re already in recession. How shocked would you be if it was announced that the U.S. had just entered a recession, that is, a period in which gross domestic product (GDP) declines (when adjusted for inflation) for two or more quarters? Would […]

5 Best Off-Grid Currencies That Don’t Require Electricity

Via The Daily Bell When zombies attack or when the electric grid is taken down by an EMP or solar flare, trade must go on. Currently, about 90% of U.S. dollars exist only digitally. Even if fiat cash remained valuable post-apocalypse, it would be pretty hard to come by. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are great, but […]

What Happens If We Get a Recession?

mauldineconomics.com / BY JARED DILLIAN / AUGUST 10, 2017 If you are in the business of forecasting the stock market, you have to think about a concept known as spot-dependency. You might have heard of skew, where out-of-the-money put options are more expensive than out-of-the-money call options. That’s (partly) a function of spot-dependent volatility—if the market declines to […]

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

Authored by Adam Tooze via ProspectMagazine.co.uk, Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for? It is a decade since the first tremors of what would become the Great Financial Crisis began to […]

WTF Headline Of The Day: Fed “Reluctant” To Manipulate Stocks, Bullard Says

Speaking on Bloomberg Radio to Kathleen Hays this morning, outspoken St.Louis Fed chair James Bullard dropped two somewhat shocking reality-check tape-bombs… that we are sure will quickly be rescinded and translated for the hard-of-understanding… First, Bullard was aksed about concerns over a US economic recession. He began with the 'standard' response of any establishment type: […]

An Indicator Of Peril

Authored by 720Global's Michael Lebowitz, via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Thanks to Jesse Felder, we recently stumbled upon a measure of economic conditions that has reliably signaled every recession since 1948. The data point, Real Value Added, is currently in negative territory and may, therefore, be a harbinger of an economic downturn.  If it is a false signal, […]