Oct 30

Earnings Cheating Season: Is Your Favorite Company Cooking

In his latest Global Strategy Report, Albert Edwards at Societe Generale discusses "earnings season" which he calls "cheating season". We have…

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Oct 29

No Plans for Normalization: Fed Ends QE, Will

Inquiring minds may wish to slog through today's FOMC Press Release on Monetary Policy but it's really not worth the…

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Oct 28

Durable Goods Decline Second Month; Key Take-Aways

Inquiring minds are digging into the Census Bureau Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders for September…

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Oct 27

“Will These Central Bank Morons Ever Learn?” asks

Central Banks and the Business Cycle I like it when someone besides a few financial bloggers takes the gloves off and…

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Oct 26

What Do Seven Billion People Do? Top 10

Reader Bran who lives in Spain sent some interesting charts of population, expected population growth, the world's largest cites, and…

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Oct 25

Home Prices Drop in 69 of 70 Chinese

China eased purchase restrictions last month ending its four-year campaign to contain home prices. And what a ridiculous campaign it…

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Oct 24

Japanese Style Deflation Coming? Where? Fed Falling Behind

There's some interesting discussion points in the UK-based Absolute Return Partners October 2014 Letter, by Niels C. Jensen, most of…

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Oct 23

French Private Sector Output Falls at Sharpest Rate

France Looking for growth in Europe? You won't find it in France, but for now you can still find it in…

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Oct 22

US Airdrops Load of Weapons Into Hands of

In yet another embarrassing moment for the Obama administration, Isis Claims it has US Airdrop of Weapons. A US airdrop of…

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Oct 21

McDonald’s Vows Fresh Thinking After Net Income Declines

A 30% decline in revenues for McDonald's is quite startling to most. I wonder why such a decline took so…

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Oct 20

Eurozone Rotting to the Core; Four Possibilities; Beyond

On October 6, I noted German Factory Orders Slump 5.7%, Most Since January 2009. The previous month was up 4.9%, so…

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Oct 19

Nonperforming Spanish Loans Near All-Time High as Overall

Huky Guru posted a couple of interesting charts on his blog today about shrinking credit but rising percentage of nonperforming…

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Oct 17

Free Market Response to Ebola

In response to Obama's Lame Response to Ebola; No Protocols but Lots of Fearmongering one person responded that I was…

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Oct 16

WalMart Margins Set to Plunge? Will Rest of

Retail sales reports on Wednesday have me thinking about the strength of the economy, commercial construction, jobs, and profit margins. Let's…

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Oct 15

Post-Foreclosure Hell: Garnished Wages, Seized Assets, Deficiency Judgments

In 2009 and 2010 "Walking Away" was the rage. (skip the adds and scroll down to my list of articles). Back…

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Oct 14

Australian Dollar Too High, Markets Face ‘Violent’ Crash,

In June of 2011 it took about $1.10 to buy an Australian dollar. Today it takes about 87 cents. In the…

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Oct 13

End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony – Not

Is the end of US dollar hegemony at hand? Inquiring minds may be asking that question given China’s Zhou Says Some…

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Oct 12

Snowden Film “Citizen Four” Reveals How He Did

Once again I salute Edward Snowden as an all-American hero. On second thought, make that an all-world hero. A movie on…

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Oct 11

Indianapolis Airport Unveils Roaming Customer Service Robot on

The ongoing effort to replace human workers with robots took an interesting turn today as Indianapolis Airport Unveils Roaming Customer…

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