Jun 28

On Monday, It’s China Versus Greece

Fear and greed are both getting a serious workout lately, but Monday will be even more fun than usual because…

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Jun 25

Another Week, Another Chinese Gold Mine

Though the true amounts are debatable, it’s generally conceded that China is importing a lot of gold. What’s not included in…

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Jun 24

Housing Recovery? Nah, It’s Just Spiking Mortgage Rates

This morning saw two very strong housing reports: First-time buyers lift U.S. home sales to 5-1/2-year high WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. home…

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Jun 19

Is The Fake Recovery Becoming Real? And Would

The homebuilders are happy. US retail sales are up. Even France is “turning the corner.” And now the Atlanta Fed, which…

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Jun 17

Let’s Just Get This Greece Thing Over With

Guys, please. As much as we all love a good crisis, this is getting old. The threats, the name-calling, the…

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Jun 16

We’re All Greek Now — Some Just Don’t

Let’s see…a heavily-indebted country can’t pay its bills, engages in a long series of failed attempts to manage a partial,…

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Jun 11

Is The Age Of Negative Interest Rates Ending

History teaches that long trends end only when everyone is finally convinced that they’ll keep going. Maybe no trend in modern…

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Jun 10

Turns Out There’s Already Competition In The Gold-Backed

The splash that BitGold made recently by buying GoldMoney led many (including this writer) to assume that the Canadian start-up…

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Jun 9

Is This Gold’s Long-Awaited Killer App?

Gold bugs around the world got a shock a few weeks ago when a tiny Canadian start-up called BitGold bought…

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Jun 8

What Would Happen If Mainstream Investors Discovered Gold?

China, India and Russia are accumulating a lot of gold, but they’re virtually alone. Traditional money managers, for a variety…

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Jun 3

Who’s Next? China Finally Starts Snapping Up Gold

One (perhaps the only) bright spot in the past few year’s gold market has been Chinese and Indian demand for…

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Jun 2

Even The Good Numbers Are Bad

US factory orders tanked again this morning, and were generally reported that way at first. To take just a few…

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Jun 1

2007 All Over Again? Mega-Merger Edition

Intel is buying chip maker Altera. Charter is buying Time Warner Cable. All the big drug makers are buying all…

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May 27

Bad News For China: Bernanke Says It’s Okay

Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will be remembered by future generations as the guy who didn’t see a housing bubble…

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May 25

Canaries In The Coal Mine, Part 2: Three

The Chinese stock market’s spectacular run is turning into a stagger: Two more Hong Kong stocks collapse after Hanergy crash (AFP) —…

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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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