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Key Events In The Last Week Before Christmas / by Tyler Durden / Dec 18, 2017 9:09 AM It might be the last full week before Christmas – with both newsflow and trading volumes set to slide substantially – but there’s still a few interesting events and data releases to look forward to next week. Among the relatively sparse data releases schedule, we get US […]

“Suspense Mounts” – Timing Of Tax-Reform Votes In Limbo As More Senators Get Cold Feet / by Tyler Durden / Dec 15, 2017 7:56 AM With Bloomberg writing this morning that “Mystery, Suspense Mount” two days after President Donald Trump told the American public that Congress was “just days away” on tax reform, two more senators  – including one-time Trump rival – Marco Rubio appear to be getting cold feet – much […]

The Running Of The Japan Bears / by Nick Schmitz via Verdad Capital / Dec 13, 2017 8:55 AM We’ve done a National Geographic–style deep dive into the world of the Japan bears, reading the scare stories about demographic decline, old people dying alone, underrepresentation of minorities on corporate boards, and other anecdotal “evidence” of stagnant economic prospects. We tried to find the best […]

Is A Recession Looming? Low Unemployment And Declining Treasury Curve Occur Just Before Recessions (And Lousy Wage Growth) / by Anthony B Sanders via Snake Hole Lounge / December 11, 2017 US Real GDP is growing at 2.3% YoY.  What’s not to like? How about the lowest unemployment rate since 2000 and the worst wage “recovery” in modern times? AND a flattening Treasury yield curve? Yes, we are once more staring into the abyss of a recession […]

We Give Up! Government Spending And Deficits Soar Pretty Much Everywhere / JOHN RUBINO / NOVEMBER 30, 2017 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 debts keep rising. This time around the timing is especially notable, since eight years of global […]

Yellen’s Last Testimony before Congress and Gold / ARKADIUSZ SIEROŃ / NOVEMBER 30, 2017 Yesterday, Yellen testified before the U.S. Congress. What do her remarks mean for the gold market? On Wednesday, Janet Yellen, still the Federal Reserve Chair, testified before the Joint Economic Committee. Given that Powell will replace her as Fed chief, it was Yellen’s last testimony before Congress. Her prepared remarks were upbeat […]

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – FANG Stocks Take the Gas Pipe – Dow ‘Industrials’ Set Record / 29 NOVEMBER 2017 “He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” Charles Peguy “Tax reform is about job creation. President Trump is working to revitalize America’s main streets by reducing taxes, and making the tax code simpler and fairer. With nearly 1.5 […]

The Global Domination of Big Tech / FS STAFF / 11/21/2017 The big four — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — have literally changed the face of the world economy, and are collectively responsible for creating a combined market capitalization equivalent to the GDP of India with a population the size of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This, according to Scott Galloway, […]

Weekend Reading: It’s The Debt, Stupid / by Lance Roberts via / Nov 10, 2017 4:45 PM As I noted last Friday, the recently approved budget was an anathema to any fiscally conservative policy. As the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget stated: “Republicans in Congress laid out two visions in two budgets for our fiscal future, and today, they choose the path […]

Europe Is Booming, Except It’s Not / by Jeffrey P. Snider via  Alhambra Investments / November 6, 2017 European GDP rose 0.6% quarter-over-quarter in Q3 2017, the eighteenth consecutive increase for the Continental (EA 19) economy. That latter result is being heralded as some sort of achievement, though the 0.6% is also to a lesser degree. The truth is that neither is meaningful, and that Europe’s […]