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Are We Heading for a Decade of 1970s Style Stagflation?

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Charles Hugh Smith

Four key factors in the 1970s were very different from present conditions, and that argues against 1970s-style stagflation as a model for 2010-2020. Sometimes history rhymes--but only for the first…

U.S. Will Lose a Trade War with China

U.S. Will Lose a Trade War with China

Apr 05, 2010 at 19:00 | Michael Pento

In light of the number of manufacturing and goods producing jobs lost in America over the past decade, it’s no wonder why many in Washington and on Main St. are…

The Ultimate Truth on Preventing Market Abuse. It Can't be Done

The Ultimate Truth on Preventing Market Abuse. It Can't be Done

Apr 05, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

I just finished reading a 144-page document from the Committee of European on ways to prevent market abuse. The paper discusses myriad ways regulators can browbeat listed companies into following…

The U.S. Government Will No Longer be Propping up the Mortgage Markets. Supposedly

The U.S. Government Will No Longer be Propping up the Mortgage Markets. Supposedly

Apr 02, 2010 at 18:39 | Dave Forest

For over a year, the Federal Reserve has been pouring money into American mortgages. Buying "mortgage-backed securities" (MBS), financial instruments whose value is based on a pool of underlying mortgages.…

The Fundamentals of Crude Trading

The Fundamentals of Crude Trading

Apr 01, 2010 at 18:06 | Daily FX

It would seem that the normal laws of supply and demand would be the foundation for establishing the current market price for commodities like crude; and to some extent this…

Key Indicators Signal a Positive Shift in the Economic Landscape

Key Indicators Signal a Positive Shift in the Economic Landscape

Mar 31, 2010 at 17:41 | Dave Forest

Something has changed these last few weeks. Yesterday I was struck by how many indicators have suddenly broken trend over the last few months. It appears that the economic landscape…

Critical Indicator Signals America's Economic Fortunes May be Changing

Critical Indicator Signals America's Economic Fortunes May be Changing

Mar 25, 2010 at 18:17 | Dave Forest

Something unusual happened the last few weeks. Bank lending in the U.S. didn't fall significantly. Since the onset of the financial crisis, outstanding loans at U.S. commercial banks have been…

Vault Wars and the $50 Trillion Picture

Vault Wars and the $50 Trillion Picture

Mar 23, 2010 at 18:14 | Dave Forest

The picture below is worth a thousand words. And $50 trillion. This was just released by the Bank of Japan as part of…

Is the U.S. Dollar the Contrarian Trade of the Decade

Is the U.S. Dollar the Contrarian Trade of the Decade

Mar 22, 2010 at 18:49 | Charles Hugh Smith

The majority of economic observers seem convinced that the dollar is doomed, and not in some distant future. The basic reason for this unanimity is the reasonableness of the basic…

Crude oil futures slip as funds increase bet on higher prices

Crude oil futures slip as funds increase bet on higher prices

Mar 19, 2010 at 22:31 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 03/15/2010 to 03/19/2010. Crude oil futures kept falling back from highs even though speculative funds increased their bets that prices are headed higher. The benchmark West…

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