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America Loses When The Trade War Becomes A Currency War

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com There has been a longstanding narrative in economic circles that no matter what crisis occurs the U.S. dollar is essentially invincible. I have never been one to buy into this assumption. Reason 1: Because I remember distinctly just before the derivatives and credit crisis in […]

The End Of Stimulus? (And The Start Of The Crash?)

This report was originally published by Chris Martenson at PeakProsperity.com Back in January of 2016 we saw what appeared to be, and in my opinion should have been, the end of the Everything Bubble blown by the word’s central banking cartel. The carnage started in the emerging markets. Highly-leveraged positions and carry trades began to unwind. That’s […]

The Real Reason Why Stock Markets Will Continue To Crumble This Year

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com Public sentiment on the economy is generally influenced by to two false indicators — the national unemployment rate and stock markets. This is not to say the average person tracks either of these numbers very vigorously; they don’t. What they do is hear these numbers […]

New Fed Chairman Will Trigger A Historic Stock Market Crash In 2018

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com Ever since the credit and equities crash of 2008, Americans have been bombarded relentlessly with the narrative that our economy is “in recovery”. For some people, simply hearing this ad nauseam is enough to stave off any concerns they may have for the economy. For […]

Central Banks Will Let The Next Crash Happen

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com If you have been following the public commentary from central banks around the world the past few months, you know that there has been a considerable change in tone compared to the last several years. For example, officials at the European Central Bank are hinting at […]

How Much Is Too Much?

Authored by Michael Lebowitz via 720Global.com, The amount of monetary stimulus increasingly imposed on the financial system creates false signals about the economy’s true growth rate, causing a vast misallocation of capital, impaired productivity and weakened economic activity. To help quantify the amount of stimulus, please consider the graph below. Data Courtesy: Federal Reserve Federal […]

Internal Feuding Within the ECB Over Tapering Continues Now

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, At the Fed, the debate is over normalization of the balance sheet. The Fed has already finished tapering. In contrast, the ECB is still addicted to a balance sheet build-up. But internal feuding has picked up with Germany and the hawks on one side and doves on the other. […]

China Suffers Worst Start To A Year For Retail Sales Growth Since 2002

With its credit impulse wearing off (and inflation spikes stalling any hopes of renewed stimulus anytime soon), it appears China’s always-happy consumer is not so happy as 2017 begins.   Against expectations of a 10.6% year-over-year gain in year-to-date cumulative retail sales, February saw just a 9.5% rise – the weakest February since 2002. Presumably […]

Pressure: “Culpable For Our Bubble Economy And Trying To Shift Blame Before A Collapse”

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com. Editor’s Comment: What goes up must come down. This action has been planned for sometime. It is clear that the Federal Reserve pushed the QE liquidity bubble to its absolute extremes during the Obama years, knowing all along that it would simply raise […]

America Too Broke to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure? “Bridges, Roads, Airports In Long Term Collapse”

Public domain image, CC0 (source) This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at the Economic Collapse blog. Editor’s Comment: It is certainly solid to suggest that the entire national infrastructure is in bad need of an overhaul. Bridges, roads, tunnels, sewage, water pipes, the electric grid and more are corroded, toxic, faulty […]