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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…

UK Public Debt Spiralling out of Control – Will it Become the Next Greece

May 14, 2010 at 08:40 | Michael Snyder

Now that the Greek debt crisis has been "fixed" by a gigantic pile of more debt, many are wondering which European nation will be next to experience a massive debt…

The Bond Check-In

May 13, 2010 at 12:31 | Dave Forest

Lots of concern the last few weeks over sovereign debt. Investors globally were wondering how Greece would fund its budget shortfalls. Now we're looking at how Europe is going to…

Exotic investment Vehicles: An Unproductive Abuse of Capital

May 12, 2010 at 12:33 | Dave Forest

Michael Lewitt has an interesting new book out, called "The Death of Capital". In it, Lewitt attacks speculative investment activities such as private equity buyouts. He notes that such speculation…

The Greek Debt Crisis: Hype and Manipulation or is the World Economy Really at Risk

May 11, 2010 at 19:18 | Michael Snyder

Everywhere you turn in the financial media right now you see some "expert" declaring that the Greek debt crisis has become a "contagion" which is going to spread all over…

4 Economic Predictions: What Remains when you Scrape Away the Hype

May 11, 2010 at 13:34 | Charles Hugh Smith

Market fluctuations are mostly noise. To understand the trends beneath the surface noise, we need to establish an integrated context. The Mainstream Financial Media (MFM) is famously (or infamously) deficient…

Return of the Dollar Cavalry

May 10, 2010 at 11:29 | Dave Forest

The world is in distress. The economic future looks bleak. Who can the citizens of our great planet turn to, to save them in this time of need? The Federal…

Why the Euro Is Doomed

May 10, 2010 at 09:42 | Charles Hugh Smith

Papering over the structural imbalances in the Eurozone with endless bailouts will not resolve the fundamental asymmetries. Beneath the endless announcements of Greece's "rescue" lie fundamental asymmetries that doom the…

An Environmental Activist's Take on the Markets

May 06, 2010 at 18:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I spent an evening with Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute and a winner of the coveted MacArthur Prize, for some long term thinking about the environment and…

Bank Lending and Other Key Stats Take a Turn for the worse

May 04, 2010 at 13:37 | Dave Forest

I wrote last month that several economic indicators seemed to be turning positive. I may have spoken too soon. The last two weeks a number of key stats have…

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

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

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?

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

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?

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.…

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