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  • Most of the World Panics — Is the US Next?
    By on November 29, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    In late October Japan, despite a year of fairly aggressive quantitative easing, dropped back into recession and concluded that even easier money was the cure for its ills. It announced a debt monetization plan of almost science-fictional proportions in which the amount of new yen to be created, as a...
  • Notes on Russia
    By on November 27, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Russia and its redoubtable president, Vladimir Putin, have been much in the news lately. The latest flurry came when Putin was taken out behind the woodshed at the G20 conference in Australia last weekend over his recent moves to inject more Russian troops and arms into Ukraine. For today’s Outsid...
  • Another Euro Crisis Could Derail Stocks
    By on November 16, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The most important aspect about the markets that one should never lose sight of is the involvement of millions and millions of human beings whose collective decisions of buying and selling move the markets. Their decisions are often based upon emotions, with the two biggest emotions that dominate ou...
  • ECB Policy Misstep Poses Biggest Risk to Markets
    By on November 10, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    One of the chief concerns right now is the Eurozone, which continues to be faced with the specter of deflation and another recession. Parts of Europe are already experiencing deflation like Spain, Portugal, and Greece with core Eurozone inflation resting close to nearly a two decade low. Source: Bl...
  • China, Europe and Optimal Currency Zones
    By on November 10, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    I typically think of four main factors that determine whether or not an economy can function efficiently as a single currency or economic zone. They primarily determine the level of adjustments costs and how these costs are to be shared, so that regions more able to bear the costs absorb a larger...
  • EC Slashes Eurozone GDP Forecasts (Not Enough)
    By on November 7, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The European Commission slashed Eurozone GDP Estimates (yet again), yet they remain in positive territory. Revision Summary The EC revised Ireland, Malta, and Slovenia up. Greece and Netherlands were flat. The EC revised every other country lower from forecasts made in May of 2014. Notably, the E...
  • Global Markets No Longer Dragging On US Market?
    By on November 4, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    One of the big concerns during the summer and fall months was that tumbling global markets were likely to drag the U.S. market down with them. That worry received considerable relief in the big back-to-back market gains of the last two weeks. The big weeks were across the board globally. Not many g...
  • European Service Prices Plunge At Steepest Rate Since...
    By on October 30, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The Markit Flash Eurozone PMI shows the steepest fall in output prices since the global crisis began. The PMI also shows renewed job losses in spite of an otherwise stable PMI. The Eurozone saw a marginal upturn in growth of business activity in October, according to the flash PMI results. The hea...
  • How Much Longer Can The Global Trading System Last?
    By on October 7, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    My last blog entry inspired an old Brazilian friend of mine, with whom I hadn’t had any contact for years, to comment on this section of the interview: It seems to me that the US is becoming increasingly isolationist, largely because it is increasingly uncertain that the benefits to the US of a...
  • Ready Or Not: Unsustainable Status Quo Is Ending
    By on October 4, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    I have to confess, it’s getting more and more difficult to find ways of writing about everything going on in the world. Not because there’s a shortage of things to write about — wars, propaganda, fraud, Ebola — but because most of the negative news and major world events we s...
  • An Independent Scotland?
    By on September 17, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The United States is just starting to think about the upcoming elections (for whatever reason, the vast majority of people don’t focus on politics until after Labor Day), but there is another election happening “over the pond,” where the polls have just made everybody do a double-take. I am of...
  • Why The Eurozone Could Be A Problem For Stocks
    By on September 10, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    A few weeks ago I asked a simple question: “Can The U.S. Economy Stand Alone?” “The following chart is food for thought. There are extremely high expectations that the U.S. economy will achieve “lift off” in terms of economic growth eventually achieving 3-4% annualized growth ...
  • Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Falls To 13-Month Low
    By on September 3, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing final data shows Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 13-month low in August. The rate of expansion in eurozone manufacturing production eased to its lowest during the current 14-month growth sequence in August, as companies faced slower increases in both total new order...
  • Should We Be Concerned About Stocks In September?
    By on September 1, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Not that we are predicting a bear market. But is it true, as some are claiming, that it would be rare for a bear market to begin this late in the year after reaching a new high in August. In fact, of the 25 bear markets since 1900, five of them began in September. And another 10 of them began in Oct...
  • Why The Eurozone Is Growing Problem For US Economy
    By on September 1, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The 18-nation euro-zone is the largest economy in the world, eclipsing that of the U.S. The euro-zone is the largest trading partner of the U.S. (the largest importer of U.S. goods, the largest exporter of goods to the U.S.). The euro-zone is in an economic crisis. Its recovery from the 2008 glob...
  • European Rallies At Important Juncture…
    By on August 27, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Our technical indicators (not shown) have had us calling for a rally in Europe’s markets off their short-term oversold condition beneath 50-day moving averages. For a couple of weeks it was just not happening. Every time they tried to rally they were hit with more bad news, either on their economi...

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