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China Continuing to Buy U.S. Treasuries

May 20, 2010 at 12:34 | Dave Forest

More talk last night about China getting out of U.S. Treasuries. On the Q1 conference call for U.S. power major Duke Energy, management discussed the possibility of partnering with Chinese…

How the Hedge Funds Are Calling the Tune on Oil

May 19, 2010 at 14:44 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Watching the gut churning $22 plunge in crude (USO) has been fascinating, and gives broader insights into the state of global capital markets as a whole. Just as the Gulf…

The Easy Money on the Euro Has Been Made

May 19, 2010 at 14:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have been a conspicuous bear on the euro (FXE) all year, back when it was trading at $1.45. We have now hit my target of the low $1.20's, and…

Chinese Market Indicates that US Stocks could be in for a Big Fall

May 19, 2010 at 08:06 | Charles Hugh Smith

Does the Chinese stock market presage the U.S. market's direction? If so, the U.S. market is set for a fall. The economies of China and the U.S. are in effect…

Greece Peers Into the Abyss

May 18, 2010 at 13:08 | Open Democracy

For several months now the eyes of world are focused on Greece,  the “weak link” in the eurozone economy,  as the country is fighting to survive against bankruptcy over soaring…

Unhinged: When Concrete Reality No Longer Matters to the Market (and What to Do About It)

May 17, 2010 at 13:26 | Charles Hugh Smith

Something profound has happened, obscured by all the concerns about economic details and speculation about whether we are in a “deep recession” or a “depression,” a “nascent recovery” or a…

Is Obama Following Europe Down the Economic Rabbit Hole

May 17, 2010 at 12:56 | Christopher C. Horner

The most troubling aspect of the West’s current policy turmoil is not the European meltdown led by Greece and Spain. It is instead President Barack Obama’s unflinching insistence on rushing…

Where to Buy on the Dip

May 17, 2010 at 11:21 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

There is a new war underway between two forms of capitalism. The traditional type is driven by the big global multinationals we all know and love which are being aggressively…

Why Real Market Liquidity has Been Shrinking for Decades

May 14, 2010 at 14:13 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The "flash crash" is in effect the little boy who shouted out that the emperor has no clothes. It was a day that has been long in coming. The screaming…

The EU Bail-Out is a Temporary Measure as Imbalances Remain

May 14, 2010 at 12:01 | ISN Security Watch

Will democracy be built around currency, or will currency revert to national democracies? Martin Wolf argues with usual clarity that the EU bail-out is a temporary measure: the Eurozone…

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