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It Was Not Effective, But We'll Do It Again
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:11 PM EST
Although large scale asset purchase programs may not be as effective as previously believed, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Friday, “it is quite likely” that the programs will be needed in the future.
In this article: GLD
E Corporate Debt As Economic Indicator: Jesse Colombo
Article By: Gary Anderson
Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:20 PM EST
As a percentage of GDP, corporate debt has a perfect track record of predicting recessions since the early 1980's.
So Much Debt, So Little Concern
Podcast By: Peter Schiff
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:52 PM EST
Wall Street had a huge relief rally mainly due to a down day in the bond markets. This took a lot of pressure off the stock market and helped prop up the commodities market.
Venezuela’s Crazy Crypto Experiment
Article By: Adam Sharp
Friday, February 23, 2018 5:12 PM EST
Venezuela has officially launched the presale of its “petro” cryptocurrency. According to the government, more than $735 million has been raised in the presale in just 20 hours.
Haunted By Ghosts Of The Old Eastern Bloc
Article By: MN Gordon
Friday, February 23, 2018 10:56 AM EST
Fed Chairman Powell doesn’t stand a chance. Bernanke and Yellen before him oversupplied the economy with cheap credit. Now Powell must mop it up with higher interest rates.
E The U.S. Fed Plans For At Least Three Interest Rate Hikes This Year
Article By: Arthur Donner
Friday, February 23, 2018 10:41 AM EST
The American economy continues to be very strong and is operating at close to full capacity with little labor market slack.
In this article: TNX
Some Thoughts About Economic Exposition In Math And Words
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Friday, February 23, 2018 10:02 AM EST
There is an ongoing critique by those who argue that while the math may sometimes be useful, it is too often deployed with insufficient regard for whether it captures the underlying economic reality.
Morning Call For Friday, Feb. 23
Article By: Jim Van Meerten
Friday, February 23, 2018 9:25 AM EST
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH18 +0.43%) this morning are up +0.33% on reduced interest rate concerns as the 10-year T-note yield falls below 2.90%.
Weekend Reading: Tax Reform Doing Exactly What We Expected
Article By: Lance Roberts
Friday, February 23, 2018 9:00 AM EST
Tax cuts will lead to a huge ramp-up in earnings. The problem with the idea that tax cuts will result in a huge increase in bottom-line earnings, is that estimates got way ahead of reality.
Turkey Will Be Ground Zero In The Next Global Debt Crisis
Article By: Global Economic Intersection
Friday, February 23, 2018 7:31 AM EST
Turkey’s external dollar-denominated debt is so large that a combination of rising U.S. dollar interest rates and a slowing global economy could quickly turn Turkey from model EM to the canary in the coal mine of the next great global debt crisis.
In this article: TUR
Rising Inflation Expectations, Rising 10-Year Treasury Yields (Reason To Worry Or Not?)
Article By: Eric Linser
Friday, February 23, 2018 7:08 AM EST
With a tight labor market showing some wage growth and a recent higher-than-expected consumer price inflation (CPI) report, I'm seeing upward pressure on interest rates.
In this article: TNX Also: SPX
Global Growth? Retail Sales Flop In US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Friday, February 23, 2018 5:48 AM EST
Consumers unexpectedly threw in the towel in 5 countries but the central banks and the IMF insist everything is fine.
Re-Blog: Limits On The 500-Pound Gorilla
Article By: Michael Ashton
Friday, February 23, 2018 5:27 AM EST
With interest rates flirting with 3% on the 10-year Treasury note, and the potential (and eventuality) that they will go significantly higher, I thought it might be timely to review an article from 2013.
Hedge Fund Bets $22 Billion Against Major European Banks – And It Makes Sense
Article By: GoldBroker
Friday, February 23, 2018 4:58 AM EST
European banks have succeeded in getting the regulatory authorities to not mandate them to account for those bad loans at fair value, meaning in losses to their net value, which would reduce their equity, even though it is recommended.
Blaming The Boom Basis
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Friday, February 23, 2018 4:12 AM EST
Europe’s economy is booming except right where it should be. That’s not something the central bank can ignore, though I have very little doubt Mario Draghi and his fellow policymakers are trying very hard to.
The Albatross Of Debt: The Stock Market's $67 Trillion Nightmare
Article By: David Stockman
Friday, February 23, 2018 2:00 AM EST
The US Treasury this very week will be selling $258 billion of government debt.
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