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Category Archives: St Louis Fed

We Give Up! Government Spending And Deficits Soar Pretty Much Everywhere

  We Give Up! Government Spending And Deficits Soar Pretty Much Everywhere Posted with permission and written by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse     A recurring pattern of the past few decades involves governments promising to limit their borrowing, only to discover that hardly anyone cares. So target dates slip, bonds are issued, and the […]

As Bitcoin Nears $10,000 “Central Banks Kept Up At Night”

The price of the largest cryptocurrency soared 16% over the weekend, bursting through $8,000 and $9,000 at a record pace and nearing the Maginot Line so many predicted at $10,000. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph $0000 – $1000: 1789 days$1000- $2000: 1271 days$2000- $3000: 23 days$3000- $4000: 62 days$4000- $5000: 61 days$5000- $6000: 8 days$6000- $7000: […]

China’s Shadow-Lending Ecosystem Could Be As Large As $40 Trillion, PBOC Guesses

Authored by Deep Throat at Deep Throat Blog Today, I'd like to take some time to revisit a couple of related topics that we first started discussing a few years ago. I am, of course, referring to the burgeoning increases in China's Debt levels, Shadow Bank Assets (loans) and M2, along with a high-level analysis […]

Stocks Hit New All Time High Just After Bullard Says “Valuations Are Stretched”

With the Fed finally admitting it is confused by the “mystery” of inflation, it has also become painfully clear how perplexed it is by the biggest asset bubble in history that the Fed and its central bank peers have blown. But don’t call it a humorless bubble. Case in point, on Wednesday afternoon, St. Louis […]

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Fed chair James Bullard dropped two somewhat shocking reality-check tape-bombs… that we are sure will quickly be rescinded and translated for the hard-of-understanding… First, Bullard was aksed about concerns over a US economic recession.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: […]

Global Stocks Hit Another Record High, Ignore Slowing Chinese Trade

Following a sleepy overnight session, US futures are flat as are markets in Europe, while Asian stocks rose despite overnight trade data from China which unexpectedly missed across the board. As reported last night, Chinese export growth was the slowest since February while Import growth the weakest since Dec 2016, as both missed consensus estimtes. […]

Fed Believes Opioid Crisis Is Reason Why Men Aren’t Working

Bill Polacek runs a manufacturing company in Western Pennsylvania. Even though a glut in new construction projects has dried up work for tradesmen, Polacek said he struggled to find qualified welders a few years back when he had a large number of jobs to fill. Polacek interviewed 350 people to fill openings for 50 welders […]

Tales From The FOMC Underground

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, A Great Big Dud Many of today’s economic troubles are due to a fantastic guess.  That the wealth effect of inflated asset prices would stimulate demand in the economy. The premise, as we understand it, was that as stock portfolios bubbled up investors would feel […]

Greek, Italian Risks Weigh On European, Global Markets; Oil, Gold Slide

Tuesday’s session started off on the back foot, with the Euro first sliding on Draghi’s dovish comments before Europarliament on Monday where he signaled no imminent change to ECB’s forward guidance coupled with a Bild report late on Monday according to which Greece was prepared to forego its next debt payment if not relief is […]

Global Rally Fizzles After “OPEC Shock” In “Slow Risk-Off Session”

S&P futures were fractionally lower from yesterday’s record high as European stocks declined and Asian stocks were mixed, pressured by yesterday’s 5% plunge in crude after OPEC unexpectedly “failed to surprise” markets, and announced the bare minimum supply cut extension that was expected by oil traders, who in turn puked long positions. It wasn’t just […]