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Will The Crazy Global Debt Bubble Ever End?
Article By: Charles Hugh Smith
Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:58 PM EDT
We've been playing two games to mask insolvency: one is to pay the costs of rampant debt today by borrowing even more from future earnings, and the second is to create wealth out of thin air via asset bubbles.
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Us Bond Market Week In Review
Article By: Hale Stewart
Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:48 PM EDT
This week’s column finishes the analysis of the views of 4 Federal Reserve presidents to discern their current interest rate policy.
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The Deficit Problem Is A Spending Problem
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Sunday, May 28, 2017 1:59 PM EDT
The level of government spending is what matters the most because the wealth we produce in the private sector is precious. The spending consumes capital that otherwise might reach innovators.
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Debts, Bastiat And Modern Economics
Article By: Lorimer Wilson
Sunday, May 28, 2017 1:11 PM EDT
We find economists reassuring us that destruction has a positive aspect, because the reconstruction of destroyed and damaged property ensures employment.
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June Begins With The NFP Buildup And More
Video By: Yohay Elam
Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:23 PM EDT
After a long weekend, the week is about the Non-Farm Payrolls, this time with few preparations. Trump is back in Washington but so is Comey, in testimony that could turn explosive. Top-tier figures from other countries could also prove interesting.
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“Political Immunity” And Markets
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:42 AM EDT
As Trump’s political capital rapidly disappears and as the market faces reality check after reality check, more and more people are asking whether the disconnect between geopolitical uncertainty and market volatility is sustainable.
In this article: HYG, SPX, VIX
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Twin Peaks: US Economy And EMU Inflation
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:06 AM EDT
The US dollar has fallen against all the major currencies but the Canadian dollar so far this year. The euro is the primary beneficiary of the greenback's slide, appreciating 6.3% since the start of the year.
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A Slap, A Shove And A Bump
Video By: Keith Schneider
Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:45 AM EDT
The US equities markets recovered after its nasty swoon on May 17, following in Melania’s footsteps. It gave the markets a meek slap on the wrist before bumping up to all-time highs with a 6-day consecutive run-up.
In this video: QQQ, DIA, SPY Also: BBY, VTG, IYT, VTV
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Speculators Beware, China Just Made Things “Harder Still”
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:14 AM EDT
PBoC has kind of reversed course on what they did in August, 2015. Before 2015, they would use the yuan fix to control the spot. After the devaluation, they tried to transition to a system where the spot would dictate the fix.
In this article: CYB, GXC
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Weekly Economic & Political Timeline - Sunday, May 28
Article By: Daily Forex
Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:47 AM EDT
It will be an important week for the greenback after Monday’s public holiday, beginning on Tuesday with a release of CB Consumer Confidence data.
In this article: FXE, FXA, FXB, FXC
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British Pound: It All Depends On The Election Opinion Polls
Article By: DailyFX
Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:42 AM EDT
Further falls in the pound are more likely than gains but with the currency at the mercy of the polls, short positions are only for the brave.
In this article: FXB, GBB, EWU
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Week In Review: How Trump's Policies Moved Stocks - Sunday, May 28
Article By: The Fly
Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:26 AM EDT
Credit Suisse Analyst Curt Woodworth upgraded the firm's rating on the U.S. Steel sector to Overweight from Market Weight, noting that equities in the space have underperformed the market significantly since peaking in February.
In this article: CI Also: AET, BX, CNC, HUM, MOH, NUE, UNH, WCG, X, ANTM
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The Unwind Policy Gets More Detailed
Article By: TheoTrade
Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:17 PM EDT
Since the Fed is planning to raise rates in June and September, I think it makes sense for the Fed to start the unwind sometime between September at December. My best guess is October.
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E Fiat Money, Helicopter Drops, Zuckerberg And The Big Myth
Article By: Gary Anderson
Saturday, May 27, 2017 5:45 PM EDT
How do we weigh the debate about money, whether it is fiat or something else? This question has been at the forefront of economic debate since President Richard M. Nixon took US currency off of the gold standard.
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Investigating Trends In Median Home Prices: When Did Price Acceleration Start?
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:46 PM EDT
Fed Chairs Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen re-blew the Alan Greenspan initiated housing bubble. However, the trend towards higher and higher home prices started well before that dynamic trio made a mess of everything.
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Stocks Up Dollar Down
Article By: TheoTrade
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:42 PM EDT
Looking at the major stock market indexes it looks like the market has not cared that the U.S. macro surprise index has been negative while the European macro surprise index soars.
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