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Fear and the Markets

Jun 09, 2010 at 08:21 | Michael Snyder

Extreme volatility is not a sign of health for financial markets.  But in 2010 financial markets around the globe are experiencing unprecented volatility.  Why?  It is because the entire world…

The Similarities Between Deepwater Horizon and Global Financial Meltdown

Jun 08, 2010 at 17:33 | Charles Hugh Smith

The explosion of Deepwater Horizon and the collapse of Lehman Brothers share similar characteristics of risk, denial and coverup. My good friend G.F.B. recently observed that the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe…

Only Buy Companies You Hate

Jun 08, 2010 at 13:03 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The Wall Street Journal published one of the funniest investment strategy pieces I have ever read. Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams argues that you should invest in companies you hate because…

Shipping Rates Continuing to Soar – Could the Chinese be Starting to Unload their Metal Stockpiles

Jun 03, 2010 at 17:19 | Dave Forest

There definitely appears to be something going on with global bulk shipping. I mentioned last week that shipping rates (as measured by the Baltic Dry Index) for Capesize vessels have…

This Could Deliver Wall Street's Next Windfall

May 29, 2010 at 04:27 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I can tell you right now that cap and trade is going to win the political battle over a carbon tax, hands down. Don't waste a nanosecond of your time…

Buy when a Lynch Mob is About to Hang Them From the Lamp Post

May 28, 2010 at 04:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

You know my preference for buying country funds when there is blood in the streets. The corporate equivalent of that maxim has to be to buy when a lynch…

U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan Back to Pre-2003 Industrial Production Levels

May 27, 2010 at 13:30 | Dave Forest

An interesting chart from the Bank of Japan's latest monthly economic report. Japanese capacity utilization is way down. Around 20% of manufacturing facilities are standing idle. This is an improvement…

Credit-Based Speculative Economy Imploding on a Global Scale

May 27, 2010 at 12:00 | Charles Hugh Smith

A slow-growth real economy has been replaced with a credit-based speculative financial economy dependent on low interest rates and systemic fraud to survive. It is now imploding on a global…

The Hard Truth About Residential Real Estate

May 26, 2010 at 08:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Anyone who believes that housing is on the rebound, and that now is the time to buy, should take a very hard look at the numbers I dredged up for…

Silver Coin Sells for $7.85 Million

May 25, 2010 at 15:15 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Who Said the Dollar Was Going Down?  I knew silver was doing well, but not that well! Possibly the oldest silver dollar in existence, a mint condition 1794 liberty dollar,…

Amid the Financial Turmoil One Economic Indicator is Soaring

May 25, 2010 at 13:14 | Dave Forest

The financial world is coming unglued again. Greece has pushed the E.U. to the brink. Global stock markets are tumbling. And yet, at the same time at least one economic…

Make Your Next Killing in Africa

May 24, 2010 at 18:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Feel like investing in a state sponsor of terrorism? How about a country whose leaders have stolen $400 billion in the last decade and has seen 300 foreign workers kidnapped?

Welcome to Financial Reform Light

May 23, 2010 at 23:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Banking industry lobbyists were popping the Champaign bottles in Washington yesterday, as a greatly weakened and enfeebled financial reform bill stumbled across the finish line, coughing and wheezing all the…

Wall Street Corruption: Are People Losing Faith in the Financial System

May 23, 2010 at 09:28 | Michael Snyder

In order for a financial system to be able to function properly, it is absolutely essential that the general population has faith in it. After all, who is going to…

Why the Euro Crisis Could Go On for Five Years

May 20, 2010 at 16:47 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

You often hear the expression that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. The dromedary that the European Central Bank has is spitting mean and ill tempered. Europe…

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…

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