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Traders “Swoop” On Stocks, Oil Rises For 8th Day But Bonds Still Don’t Buy It

S&P futures are unchanged and Asian stocks closed mixed, however European stocks rebounded for first time this week, led by auto stocks after Daimler’s quarterly profit, as a break in alarming political news prompted traders to “swoop” – as Reuters puts it – on equities, cooling a safe-haven rally that saw the yen and gold […]

Poor America: 7 In 10 Americans Have Less Than $1,000 In Savings

Submitted by Joseph Jankowski via, All day the political class will talk down to the American public about how they have the drive to cause an economic turn around inside the U.S. and return prosperity. Wielding their statist solutions to every government created distortion in the economy, the rhetoric from Washington dogmatizes an ongoing “recovery” produced […]

Why ‘Wishful Thinking’ Has Trapped The Fed

Submitted by Lance Roberts via, Wishful Thinking The confusion at the Fed continues as Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams painted an upbeat picture of the U.S. economy in a speech on Tuesday. This, of course, comes despite recent disappointing data on both the employment and economic fronts. “The economy is in […]

Eerie Calm Continues: Futures Flat Ahead Of Apple’s Latest Product Launch

The unprecedented period of low volatility, in which the S&P hasn’t moved more than 1% in either direction, is now well into its 40th day and the muted overnight session has done nothing to put this streak in jeopardy with S&P futures once again hugging the flatline ahead of the widely expected 3:30pm ramp. European […]

The Greater Depression – Part 1

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, There are several movies I will watch every time they are aired on one of my generally useless 600 cable channels. They all have the same thing in common – a compelling character portrayal which keeps you riveted and mesmerized by how the protagonist deals with […]

Gold Wins In Three Out Of Four Scenarios, Macquarie Warns “None Of Them Are Good For The Economy”

Submitted by Valentin Schmid via The Epoch Times, Warren Buffett claims that gold is worthless because it doesn’t produce anything. Fair point, but what if the other sectors of the economy also stop producing? “If you think of gold, the only way gold loses is if normal business and private sector cycles come back. If […]

Global Stocks Drop, US Futures Down As Dollar Rebound Halts Longest Oil Rally In Years

European, Asian stocks and S&P futures all fell in another quiet, low-volume early session. With oil entering a bull market yesterday (after sliding into a bear market just weeks ago), and set for its longest run of gains in 4 years after, overnight crude stumbled, and reversed early gains, falling for the first time in […]

Bundesbank Proposes Raising German Retirement Age, Sees Demographic Shock

Earlier today, the German Bundesbank, in its monthly report had some good and some not so good news. The good news was that, at least for now, the German economy is not being impacted by Brexit. This, however, will change as the facts suit the central bank, and especially if and when a convenient scapegoat […]

Hyperinflation Defined, Explained, and Proven: Part II

    Hyperinflation Defined, Explained, and Proven: Part II Written by Jeff Nielson (CLICK FOR ORIGINAL)       Part I began the somewhat ambitious mission described in the title: providing readers with the true definition of the term “hyperinflation”, in both economic and mathematical terms. This was done through first defining the term “inflation” itself. […]

Generation Screwed Fights Back

Submitted by Pieter Diekmeyer of SprottMoney Generation Screwed Fights Back: Investment Implications Numerous data points suggest that Western youth are increasingly disenfranchised, mal-educated and in debt. How that will affect investment outlooks is unclear. The good news is that some Millennials – in Canada of all places – are starting to fight back. So says […]