May 22

Is Greece Still A Country If Someone Else

This story isn’t actually about Greece, but it begins there. After the country went functionally bankrupt a few years ago, the…

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May 20

The End Is Near, Part 5: Paying Dividends

A recent Goldman Sachs report explains where this year’s stock market profits (should there be any) will come from: Buybacks and…

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May 18

Interest Rates Spiking Everywhere

Just as ultra-low interest rates start to seem normal, the markets decide otherwise. US 10-year Treasury bonds yielded about 1.9%…

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May 15

No Money, No Growth

Last August, the US Fed stopped creating new currency out of thin air and dumping it into the banking system.…

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May 13

US Nearing Recession, Dollar Falling Hard

The dollar soars by a record amount versus the euro and the yen in 2014. And economists predict strong growth…

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May 12

The End Is Near, Part 4: Peak Trophy

Stories about insane prices being paid for unique (and some not so unique) things are now a daily occurrence: A…

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May 11

Canaries In The Coal Mine, Part 1: Tech

While the “stock market” continues to flirt with new records, there’s turmoil under the surface. High-flying social media companies Twitter…

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May 10

Currency War Collateral Damage: China Stops Growing, Starts

When a country pegs its currency to a bigger one like the US dollar, it in effect outsources its monetary…

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May 8

Mediocre Is The New Perfect

Three things happened this morning: The Labor Department reported a big jump in employment; the financial markets responded like kids…

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May 5

The End Is Near, Part 2: Corporations Are

David Stockman just published a chart so compelling that he didn’t feel the need to add any commentary. But there are…

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May 4

Why Investors Should Be Terrified, In One Chart

Advisor Perspectives’ Doug Short recently published an update on margin debt, accompanied by several well-made charts. But it only takes…

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May 3

When Big Names Say Bad Things

Some well-known money managers have been badmouthing the financial markets for what seems like a really long time. Peter Schiff…

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May 2

Is Solar Power About To Crush Big Oil

Something amazing has happened in the energy market. The cost of solar power has fallen to the point where, in…

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May 1

The End Is Near, Part 2: Everyone Piles

Six years into a recovery, stocks at record levels, high-end real estate in the stratosphere and debt levels soaring in…

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Apr 29

Welcome To The Currency War, Part 19: GDP

As pretty much everyone is now aware, US Q1 growth was way below expectations. And the only reason it was…

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Apr 28

The End Is Near, Part 1: The “War

As the saying goes, you can know a person by the quality of his or her enemies. This is also…

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Apr 26

If Other Gold Miners Can Do What Newmont

The past few years have been brutal for the gold miners, most of which brought it on themselves by starting…

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Apr 25

US Factories Crushed By Strong Dollar

Government statistics are always suspect, for at least one obvious reason: Modern economies are way too big and complex to…

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Apr 22

When All News Is Bad News

One of the defining traits of financial bubbles is the willingness of traders and investors to interpret pretty much everything…

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