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Trade War Weighs On Western Automakers In China

Trade War Weighs On Western Automakers In China

Western automakers in China are…

Hated Energy Stocks May Be About To Rebound

Hated Energy Stocks May Be About To Rebound

Energy stocks are remarkably cheap…

Finance

Oil, Greece & China – On a Collision Course with Reality

Oil, Greece & China – On a Collision Course with Reality

May 03, 2010 at 11:49 | Charles Hugh Smith

A chart of exponential growth/depletion may be the "chart of the century." The chart displays two lines: the blue line traces out exponential growth (for example, in demand for oil,…

Why the Stock Market and Oil are Rallying

Why the Stock Market and Oil are Rallying

Apr 30, 2010 at 13:25 | Charles Hugh Smith

Below are two self-explanatory charts which shed light on the current rallies in the stock market and oil. The first is a long-term snapshot of the Dow Jones Industrial Average,…

The Recession is Over

The Recession is Over

Apr 30, 2010 at 13:08 | James Hamilton

That's the big take-away from today's report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that the seasonally adjusted real value of the nation's production of goods and services grew at…

Japanese commercial banks are hurting. Will the government step in with more bailouts?

Japanese commercial banks are hurting. Will the government step in with more bailouts?

Apr 30, 2010 at 11:27 | Dave Forest

Sometimes the briefest bits of information are the most critical. The Bank of Japan today put out its usual one-page summary for the April meeting of its Policy Board. The…

The Gravitational Pull of Financial Disaster

The Gravitational Pull of Financial Disaster

Apr 29, 2010 at 11:38 | Dave Forest

There are two views on the economy and stock markets. The first (and most widely-held) is that these are "responsive systems". Prices for homes, stocks and labour react to events…

Where Did U.S. Households Get the Money They Needed to Bid Up House Prices So High?

Where Did U.S. Households Get the Money They Needed to Bid Up House Prices So High?

Apr 25, 2010 at 19:00 | James Hamilton

What happened to housing and financial markets over the last decade? To find out, follow the money. According to Yale Professor Robert Shiller's data, the run-up and collapse of U.S.…

Greece Debt Crisis: No Way Out?

Greece Debt Crisis: No Way Out?

Apr 23, 2010 at 19:00 | Dian L. Chu

As if Greece did not already have enough problems. The market was already jolted by the Goldman SEC case. Then, it was the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland postponed…

The Predatory Partnership of Wall Street and the State

The Predatory Partnership of Wall Street and the State

Apr 22, 2010 at 19:00 | Charles Hugh Smith

The Central State and Financial Plutocracy are bound in a mutually beneficial, highly predatory partnership. The Mainstream Media is missing the Big Story in the SEC/Goldman Sachs filing: the Central…

Is There an Asset Bubble in China? The IMF Doesn't Think So

Is There an Asset Bubble in China? The IMF Doesn't Think So

Apr 21, 2010 at 19:00 | Dian L. Chu

Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), talks with Bloomberg this morning about the prospects for an asset bubble in China.  Blanchard, speaking from Washington, also discusses…

Chinese Profits: Bad for Metal prices?

Chinese Profits: Bad for Metal prices?

Apr 20, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

Metals investors globally were cheered this week by good news from Aluminum Corp. of China (A.K.A. Chalco). The aluminum giant swung back into profitability for the first time in a…

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