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  • Aftershocks, Part 1: That Austrian Bank
    By on March 13, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Sometimes little things are the start of much bigger things. Probably the most famous historical example of this is the June 1914 assassination of an Austrian archduke who, it’s safe to say, 99% of the world had neither heard of nor cared about. But the aftershocks of the deed produced the biggest...
  • Central Banks Want Inflation, But Are Getting Potenti...
    By on February 5, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    The fears after 2001 were that the Fed’s easy money policies to pull the economy out of the 2001 recession, followed by even more easing, including the near-zero Fed Funds rate instituted after the 2008 financial meltdown, would result in runaway inflation. Spiraling inflation was so sure to show ...
  • Switzerland Wins As Its Central Bank Surrenders
    By on January 25, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    If anyone had any doubt how severely the global economy has been distorted by the actions of central bankers, the “surprise” announcement last week by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to no longer peg the Swiss franc to the euro should provide a moment of crystal clarity. The decision sent ...
  • What In The World Just Happened In Switzerland?
    By on January 16, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Central banks lie.  That is what they do.  Not too long ago, the Swiss National Bank promised that it would defend the euro/Swiss franc currency peg with the “utmost determination”.  But on Thursday, the central bank shocked the financial world by abruptly abandoning it.  More than three yea...
  • Steen Jakobsen Warns: ECB About to Make Biggest Mista...
    By on January 16, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Saxo Bank CIO and chief economist Steen Jakobsen warns the US is not Europe, the Euro is not a good idea, and the ECB is About to Make Biggest Mistake in History. Via Mish-modified translation from El Economista. Steen Jakobsen has never been less outspoken regarding historic moment that is about t...
  • Eurozone Retail PMI Sinks Again
    By on January 16, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Markit reports the Eurozone Retail PMI shows further drop in sales at year-end. Key Points: Retail sales fall at faster rate in December Rates of contraction accelerate in France and Italy , while growth eases in Germany Wholesale price inflation remains close to November’s recent low Summary: La...
  • Nerve-Wracking Volatility Grinding You Down?
    By on January 14, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Market volatility continues, with more than enough catalysts; the seemingly endless plunge in oil prices and its growing impact on important global economies and trading partners; the up and down uncertainties in the euro-zone; the up and down uncertainties on when the Fed will begin to raise intere...
  • Eurozone Falls Into Deflation
    By on January 13, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    As expected, the Eurozone fell into deflation last month, but details show energy and unprocessed food are the only things in decline. Services are up 1.2%. Please consider the Eurostat Flash Inflation Estimate for December 2014. Euro area annual inflation is expected to be -0.2% in December 2014, d...
  • ECB Will Be Big Factor In First Half Of 2015.
    By on January 13, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    The European Central Bank has provided assurances for months that it is ‘monitoring’ economic conditions in the 18-nation euro-zone, and will take aggressive stimulus measures ‘if necessary’. However, even as those economic conditions worsen, increasingly indicating the euro-zone is sliding ...
  • The Road To War With Russia
    By on January 12, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    For several weeks now the anti-Russian stance in the US press has quieted down. Presumably because the political leadership has moved its attention on to other things, and the media flock has followed suit. Have you read much about Ukraine and Russia recently? I thought not, despite the fact that ...
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  • Germany Caves On Greek Debt, Italy Takes Note
    By on January 11, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Global financial markets breathed a sigh of relief today on news that Germany might cut Greece some slack after the latter elects an anti-austerity government: Greek Debt-Relief Talks Possible After Vote, Germans Say Germany is leaving the door open to discussing debt relief with Greece’s next go...
  • 11 Economic Disaster Predictions From Experts Around ...
    By on January 5, 2015 | 3 Comments3 Comments  Comments
    Will 2015 be a year of financial crashes, economic chaos and the start of the next great worldwide depression?  Over the past couple of years, we have all watched as global financial bubbles have gotten larger and larger.  Despite predictions that they could burst at any time, they have just conti...
  • Really, Greece Again?…
    By on December 27, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The Greek financial/political crisis is becoming an annual event. For a sense of just how long this unfortunate little country has been struggling to survive under the relative sound money regime of the eurozone, here’s a Greek Crisis Timeline that CNN published in 2011. Even back then the pattern...
  • Fog of War
    By on December 24, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    I think this man must be worried. He has a huge weight on his shoulders. This is Thomas Jordan, the head of the Swiss National Bank.     Mr. Jordan has excellent academic credentials.  He’s a scholar, and a ‘lifer’ at the SNB: University of Berne, PHD Economics Department of Econo...
  • Is Russia In Full-Blown Economic Crisis?
    By on December 19, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now.  The shocking collapse of the price of oil has hit a lot of countries really hard, but very few nations are as dependent on energy production as Russia is.  Sales of oil and natural gas account for approximately two-t...

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