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US Industrial Production Data Dashes ‘Survey-Driven’ Hopes Of Manufacturing Renaissance

Following August's storm-driven collapse in Industrial Production (-0.9%, worst since May'09), September was due for a bounce back and it did but only meeting expectations with a 0.3% rise on a surge in Utilities. However, aggregate industrial production for US remains 2% below its 2014 peak… Manufacturing Surveys have all been soaring heading into today's […]

Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown

Authord by Ben Levisohn via Barrons, In the rise of computer-driven trading, some hear echoes of the stock market’s 1987 crash. Beware the feedback loop… Black Monday. Although the event to which those two words refer occurred 30 years ago, they still carry the weight of that day—Oct. 19, 1987—when the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

The Death Of Petrodollars & The Coming Renaissance Of Macro Investing

Authored by John Curran via Barrons, The petrodollar system is being undermined by exponential growth in technology and shifting geopolitics. What comes next is a paradigm shift… In the summer of 1974, Treasury Secretary William Simon traveled to Saudi Arabia and secretly struck a momentous deal with the kingdom. The U.S. agreed to purchase oil […]

“You’ll Love My Dick” – Amazon Suspends Video Chief After Sexual Harrassment Allegations

Amazon has reportedly suspended Roy Price, its point man in Hollywood and the head of its ambitious video program, according to ReCode. According to HollywoodReporter, in the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged years-long sexual harassment and assault, a producer of one of Amazon Studios’ highest-profile TV shows is ready to talk about her […]

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant

Jim Grant, author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, first hinted last week that not all is well when it comes to the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio’s $160 billion Bridgewater (of which one half is the world’s biggest risk-parity juggernaut). Speaking to Bloomberg last week, Grant said he was “bearish” on Bridgewater because founder […]

‘Supervolcano’ Alert – Not Just In Yellowstone

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, Thar she blows! Once every 600,000 years or so Yellowstone’s supervolcano erupts, making Mt. St. Helens, Pinatubo, and Krakatoa look like firecrackers. It blankets thousands of miles around it in lava and ash, casting a pall over the earth that lowers temperatures and hinders plant life […]

The Future Of The Third World

Authored by Jayant Bhandari via Acting-Man.com, Decolonization The British Empire was the largest in history. At the end of World War II Britain had to start pulling out from its colonies. A major part of the reason was, ironically, the economic prosperity that had come through industrialization, massive improvements in transportation, and the advent of […]

Doug Casey On The End Of The Nation-State

Authored by Doug Casey via InternationalMan.com, There have been a fair number of references to the subject of “phyles” in Casey Research publications over the years. This essay will discuss the topic in detail. Especially how phyles are likely to replace the nation-state, one of mankind’s worst inventions. Now might be a good time to […]

“Probably More” Links Between Clinton & Russia Than Trump, GOPer Exclaims

A clearly frustrated Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Sunday that there are "probably more" connections between Hillary Clinton and Russia than there are between Moscow and President Trump. During an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on New York's AM 970, The Hill reports that the lawmaker said: "I am not aware of any […]

Will Gold or Silver Pay the Higher Interest Rate?

by Keith Weiner This question is no longer moot. As the world moves inexorably towards the use of metallic money, interest on gold and silver will return with it. This raises an important question. Which interest rate will be higher? The Wrong Approach It’s instructive to explore a wrong, but popular, view. I call it […]