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Jul 19

Argentina “Determined to Default” Second Time

Background: Argentina defaulted on bonds following a debt crisis in 2001-2002. 92% of the investors agreed to haircuts, but a…

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Jul 19

Edward Snowden Towers Over His Enemies

The Guardian just ran an interview with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who blew the whistle on perhaps the…

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Jul 18

Debt Train

“I’m an accountant,” Elaine says. She reads this blog. And she worries a lot, mostly about her clients. “So many clients…

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Jul 18

The American Dollar – A Scientific Description!

Let’s describe our current American dollar in scientific terms. We could use this description for all the global fiat currencies…

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Jul 18

China vs. Japan Debt Capacity; Impact of Debt

Chinese Recovery On Paper Is China really growing at the reported 7.5% rate? I have frequently stated "no chance". Malinvestments in…

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Jul 18

Will Investors Get Out In Time This Time?

It is normal and understandable that investor confidence grows as paper profits in a long rally or bull market pile…

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Jul 17

Truth

It didn’t take long after some whackjobs shot down the Malaysian Airlines jet, obliterating three hundred people, for the Internet…

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Jul 17

Beware of Flashy Stock Repurchases When The Market

By Andrey Dashkov Retail giant Bed Bath & Beyond just announced plans to buy back another $2 billion in shares, which…

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Jul 17

Did Ukraine Shoot Down Passenger Plane? They Did

Moments ago a Malaysian BA 777 Passenger Jet Crashed in Ukraine. 280 passengers and 15 crew were killed. The plane…

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Jul 17

They’re Lying To Us, Part 4: Fake Pensions

Most people learn by the age of 10 or so that making promises is easier than keeping them. That’s why…

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Jul 16

The Gullible

Trust me. I’d rather break my other leg than revisit this topic. Alas, we must. Two days ago this pathetic blog…

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Jul 16

Corporate and Government Bonds: Where to From Here?

Inquiring minds are concerned about corporate and government bonds,  especially bond funds. Is a debacle in bonds on the way?…

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Jul 16

Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks

For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from…

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Jul 15

The Condo Economy

The guy across the street was home for, I guess, three months. As Bandit irrigated his bush the other night,…

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Jul 15

Triple Whammy for German Economy

I have a guest post this morning from Saxo Bank chief economist Steen Jakobsen regarding the slowing German economy. Steen…

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Jul 14

Lost Dog

Days ago a blog dog and occasional poster from Kitsilano made a conditional offer in his Vancouver hood. Then he…

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Jul 14

Reader Emails and Other Reflections On the “U.S.

Last Week I received an email from reader Eric in response to the "U.S. Corporate Tax Dodge" by Barry Ritholtz.…

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Jul 14

On Sale! (if we depreciate our currency)

Another shot fired in the Global Currency Wars: Airbus CEO says the ECB must tackle the “crazy” strength of the…

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Jul 11

The Formula

“Ok,” says Joe, “so I was a bit curious about how this whole bidding war process works, so I decided…

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