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  • The Panama Papers: Consequences of Centralized Money ...
    By on April 6, 2016 | No Comments  Comments
    Technologies such as the blockchain are enabling alternative ways of creating and distributing money outside central banks and states. If we don’t change the way money is created and distributed, we will never change anything. This is the core message of my book A Radically Beneficial World: A...
  • China’s Latest Lending Orgy
    By on February 18, 2016 | No Comments  Comments
    Well, you can’t fault China for not trying to resuscitate their ailing economy and flagging stock market via yet another reckless expansion of credit and debt as detailed in this Bloomberg report that includes the video below with some startling long-term data. As I recall from my brief foray int...
  • Epic Battle: Hedge Funds vs China
    By on February 3, 2016 | No Comments  Comments
    George Soros’ successful bet against the British pound back in 1992 remains one of financial history’s epic tales. The short version of the story begins with Britain linking its currency, the pound, to the German deutschmark via the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM). But Britain’s inflati...
  • China: First Freefall. Then Panic. Now What?
    By on August 26, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    How does the Chinese market meltdown fit into Asia BIG Elliott wave picture? By Elliott Wave International Yes, China has crashed. But what about the big picture? Learn more in this new interview with Chris Carolan, Elliott Wave International’s Global Opportunities Expert and recipient of th...
  • One of the Most Useful Reports About Markets You Will...
    By on August 7, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Consider this July 23 Reuters headline: GM earnings more than doubles on U.S. truck demand Suppose you had the news about GM’s earnings a day in advance. Would you have gone long the market? If you had, you’d have been on the wrong side of the trend. U.S. stock indexes finished lower o...
  • China: Major Devaluation Coming
    By on July 29, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    The whole “market economy” thing is turning out to be a little trickier than China’s dictators expected. To set up the story: After the 2008 crash the country borrowed about $15 trillion (an amount that dwarfs the US Fed’s quantitative easing programs) and spent the proceeds on history’s b...
  • Central Banks Ready To Panic — Again
    By on July 27, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Less than a decade after a housing/derivatives bubble nearly wiped out the global financial system, a new and much bigger commodities/derivatives bubble is threatening to finish the job. Raw materials are tanking as capital pours out of the most heavily-impacted countries and into anything that look...
  • China’s Stock-Bubble Burst
    By on July 11, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    China’s stock bubble has burst, with its stock markets utterly collapsing after rocketing parabolic.  The failure of this popular speculative mania has grave implications for the global stock markets.  It shatters the universally-believed myth that central banks can nullify normal market cycles....
  • As Goes The Credit Market, So Goes The World
    By on June 10, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    During the prior economic cycle of 2003-2007, one question I asked again and again was: Is the US running on a business cycle or a credit cycle? That question was prompted by a series of data I have tracked for decades; data that tells a very important story about the character of the US economy. Sp...
  • In Denial: We Pursue Endless Growth At Our Peril
    By on June 10, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    As we’ve been discussing of late here at PeakProsperity.com, humans desperately need a new story to live by. The old one is increasingly dysfunctional and rather obviously headed for either a quite dismal or possibly disastrous future. One of the chief impediments to recognizing the dysfunctio...
  • Interest Rates Spiking Everywhere
    By on May 20, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Just as ultra-low interest rates start to seem normal, the markets decide otherwise. US 10-year Treasury bonds yielded about 1.9% in April and are now above 2.20%: And the trend reversal isn’t limited to the US. Across Europe and Asia rates have spiked in the past month. From Bloomberg: What doe...
  • China: Steel Consumption Declines First Time In Three...
    By on May 20, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Looking for signs of a global recovery that will lead export growth? If so don’t look at China. Reuters reports China’s Annual Steel Consumption Drops for First Time in Three Decades. China’s apparent crude steel consumption fell for the first time in three decades in 2014, data f...
  • Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent!
    By on May 19, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Did you know that there is more than $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on the entire planet?  And since close to 3 billion of those people survive on less than 2 dollars a day, your share of that debt is going to be much larger than that.  If we took everything that the global economy...
  • What Multiple Should We Give China’s GDP Growth?
    By on May 19, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Last week Derek Scissors, a think tank analysts at the American Enterprise Institute, published an article in which he referred to an October, 2014, study by Credit Suisse that attempts to measure total household wealth by region and by country. Scissors argues that in the interminable debate ab...
  • World Markets Weekend Update: China Bounces Back and ...
    By on May 17, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Five of the eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains over the past week, with China’s Hang Seng roaring back into its top-performer slot with a 2.44% advance following its -5.31% rout the week before. Japan’s Nikkei was a strong second with its 1.83% gain. The three European in...
  • The End Is Near, Part IV: Peak Trophy Asset Inflation
    By on May 13, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Stories about insane prices being paid for unique (and some not so unique) things are now a daily occurrence. A few examples: Picasso’s Women of Algiers smashes auction record (BBC) – Picasso’s Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102....

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