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

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at 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 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, 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, 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 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 […]

Trump & Yellen’s Collision Course

Submitted by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist, Although the stock market is giddy from President Trump’s pro-growth policies, there is another constituent not quite so enamoured with recent developments. Although a few years ago Fed officials were begging for some help from fiscal policy, with employment now running at a “perceived” tight pace, FOMC […]

Not So Fast With Those Fed Hikes: Brainard Warns Costs Of Trump Stimulus Could Be “Significant”

Delivering her first speech on monetary policy since September, closely watched Fed governor Lael Brainard, considered to be one of Janet Yellen’s most trusted peers, said monetary policy “could be affected for some time by uncertainty surrounding fiscal policy and its effects on the economy”, specifically the magnitude, timing and composition of these changes. And […]

Bigger Crash Coming: “Scale of the Final Stage of Collapse Will Be Truly Unprecedented”

This article was written by Brandon Smith and first published at Brandon’s site is Editor’s Comment: The system is taking advantage of the public’s naivety, and its false hope in the latest stock bubbles. The truth is that the underlying factors are tipping towards disaster; the real economy is grinding to a halt, […]