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Inflation in China is Finally Beginning to Stabilize

Inflation in China is Finally Beginning to Stabilize

China's consumer inflation remains stable,…

Construction Sector Bouncing Back as Inflation Fears Ease

Construction Sector Bouncing Back as Inflation Fears Ease

The UK construction industry continues…


Irelands Death Grip, the Dollar and Ben Bernanke

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:33 | Bruce Krasting

Ireland is high on the list of, “Things that Could Go Wrong Big Time”. The numbers are so scary that they are encouraging. Ireland is a TBTF. If there were…

Must attend Conference for Investors, Traders and Economists

Sep 27, 2010 at 14:18 | Editorial Dept

THE ECONOMIST ADDS ELEVEN NEW SPEAKERS TO 2010 BUTTONWOOD GATHERING LINE-UP. Peter Orszag, Neal Wolin, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert Rubin, And Others To Join Discourse On Global Finance And Economy (NEW…

Fed Showing Signs of Awareness That Has Been Absent for Months

Sep 23, 2010 at 08:10 | David Beckworth

You may have missed it, but this afternoon a slumbering giant with a formidable arsenal of economic weapons began to awake. That giant is the Fed and its formidable arsenal…

Bring on the Conspiracy Theories!

Sep 22, 2010 at 19:26 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

There is a wonderful conspiracy theory propagated by Tea Partiers that has been making the rounds in the financial markets for the past several months. In a desperate attempt to…

Europe’s Regulatory Iron Fist

Sep 22, 2010 at 12:49 | Dave Forest

Big news out of Europe today. The European Parliament has endorsed the "EU financial supervision reform package". Basically, this is a series of principles aimed at creating a cohesive regulatory…

China’s Unsustainable Real Estate Bubble

Sep 17, 2010 at 09:02 | Charles Hugh Smith

The Mainstream Media in the U.S. has presented two basic approaches to understanding China's real estate bubble: 1. There is no bubble in Chinese real estate, as demand for housing…

The Number One Economic Indicator

Sep 16, 2010 at 11:36 | Dave Forest

You'll find there are certain themes that reoccur often in this missive. One of them is U.S. credit. Analysts look at a lot of different numbers to try and figure…

What to Invest in Should the Republicans Win in November

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

What will the Republicans winning in November mean for your portfolio?  This is an easy call to make. Expect a dramatic roll back of the leftward policies the country has…

Several Things Worth Noting on Inflations Remarkable Downward Trend

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:00 | David Beckworth

It's still happening.  Eight months on and counting, expected inflation continues to fall at a steady pace as seen below: …

The Bad News In the August Non Farm Payroll

Sep 09, 2010 at 09:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of my favorite math professors always used to tell me that statistics were like bikini bathing suits. What they reveal is fascinating, but what they conceal is essential. If…

Sovereign Debt Was a Great Place to Hide

Sep 08, 2010 at 08:14 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am constantly asked where to find safe places to park cash by investors understandably unhappy with the risk/reward currently offered by the markets. Any reach for yield now carries…

Bond Market Blues: Fed Snaps up $9 Billion in Government Bonds

Sep 07, 2010 at 17:16 | Dave Forest

There's certainly been no shortage of news to analyze lately. One of the biggest items being the Federal Reserve's announcement that the agency will restart its buying of U.S. Treasury…

The Perils of Prediction

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:51 | Charles Hugh Smith

Nobody knows the future, so the best we can do is strive for an open mind and flexibility in our thinking and responses. In 1904, the "fact-based" consensus was that…

Confessions of a Bull – Barton Biggs of Traxis Partners Outlines His Investment Strategy

Sep 06, 2010 at 14:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Barton Biggs, founder of mega hedge fund Traxis Partners, spent an hour outlining his current investment strategy with me. Barton is a man of strong opinions, backed with intensive research,…

Dinner With Joseph Stiglitz

Sep 06, 2010 at 08:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The great thing about interviewing Joseph Stiglitz over dinner is that you don't have to ask any questions.  You just turn him on and he spits out one zinger after…

American Investors Absorb $4 Trillion in Treasuries and Remove China’s Financial Leverage

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:43 | Charles Hugh Smith

China's "nuclear option"--selling its vast stash of U.S. Treasuries to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy and interest rates--has been downgraded by the flood of U.S. investors who have exited…

China's Long and Winding Road

Sep 03, 2010 at 09:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I spent the evening speaking to Gao Jie, a Beijing civil judge who left the bench to join China's growing environmental movement when her kids came home from school one…

Follow the Smart Money and Take a Look at South Africa

Sep 02, 2010 at 11:16 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The great thing about the Internet is that sometimes it gives you back more than you put into it. In response to my piece on South Africa (EZW) a few…

Lunch With Bill Clinton

Aug 31, 2010 at 09:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I opened the e-mail at my usual wake up time of 4:00 am. President Bill Clinton was playing at the Presidents' Cup PGA tournament at the Harding Park Golf Course…

The Great Bond Market Crash of 2010

Aug 29, 2010 at 20:56 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

OK, maybe it hasn't really crashed yet. But the two day, 3 ½ point sell off in the futures for the 30 year Treasury bond (TBT), at the end of…

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