Aug 30

Donald Trump Versus Bernie Sanders?? The Political Bubble

Now it’s not just Europe where formerly-fringe candidates are suddenly vying for power. The US presidential primaries, which were supposed…

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Aug 29

Here’s The Argument That Wins In 2016

Vox is a fairly new website with a mission to not just report the news but explain it. A typical…

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Aug 27

Okay, We’re Awake Now

It’s safe to say that most of the world is riveted by the news pouring out of the major (and…

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Aug 26

Why We Can’t Handle An Equities Bear Market,

Back when society’s balance sheet was reasonably solid, the occasional bear market was no big deal. A 20% drop in…

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Aug 25

Stocks Tank In Last 15 Minutes; Correction Not

That was sudden. After soaring at the open and holding big gains all day, US equities fell off the table…

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Aug 24

How Many Hedge Funds Will Die Next Year?

For those who keep hearing about hedge funds but aren’t quite sure what they are: Think mutual fund with no…

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Aug 23

It’s Schadenfreude Time

Doug Noland’s writings are always interesting. But sometimes more than others. The former manager of the Prudent Bear fund and now…

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Aug 21

Pretty Good Day For Gold Bugs

The bull market that wouldn’t end finally has. In a brutal day that just kept getting worse, US stocks followed…

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Aug 20

The Fed Talks And The Market Tanks. That’s

Normally there’s a distinct pattern to the impact of Federal Reserve statements on the financial markets. The tone of equities…

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Aug 18

Corporate Profits Have Peaked — And Will Tank

One of the reasons US stocks have had such a nice run is that public companies have been making a…

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Aug 17

Another Monday, Another Batch Of Brutal Numbers

The global recovery meme got another series of jolts this morning, as pretty much everything suprised on the downside. In…

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Aug 16

The Dumb Money Is Doing Something Smart

At the peak of bull markets, when stock prices have been rising long enough for people who just recently started…

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Aug 12

Can You Imagine The Fed Raising Rates In

A month ago China’s stock bubble was bursting and Greece was imploding. Yet the US Fed, in a violation of…

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Aug 11

Are Collectible Coins The Best Way To Own

One of the most common pieces of advice in the gold-bug world is to get as much metal as possible…

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Aug 9

China About To Make History — Again

Any discussion of China has to open with the now-widely-understood fact that the numbers it reports are not to be…

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Aug 6

Big Media Stocks Tank, Almost Nothing Left To

Bloomberg just posted an analysis of the recent correction in media stocks (Another major pillar of the bull market is…

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Aug 5

Faced With “Significant Deterioration,” Fed Begins Its Rate

The recent trickle of bad news has become a torrent. From just the past couple of days: Eurozone retail sales fall…

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Aug 3

Here Comes The Next Trillion-Dollar Bailout

As boxers like to say, it’s the punch you don’t see that knocks you out. In a world where a growing…

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Jul 31

QE Fails In Japan: Inflation Nonexistent, Consumer Spending

After nearly three decades of stagnation, Japan in 2013 went all-in, ordering its central bank, the Bank of Japan, to…

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