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Watch International Savings Rates for Market Cues

Jul 28, 2010 at 14:46 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Often while searching for a piece of data through Google, I stumble across something else, which is far more interesting. That is how I found the table below of international…

Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan Causing Controversy with Build America Bonds

Jul 23, 2010 at 04:43 | David Caploe PhD

They are supposed to help states and cities that are short of cash build roads, schools and bridges. But Build America Bonds, part of President Obama’s economic stimulus plan, are…

The Booming Economies of Latin America

Jul 19, 2010 at 07:16 | David Caploe PhD

While the United States and Europe fret over huge deficits and threats to a so-called recovery, this region has a surprise in store. Latin America, beset in the past…

Why the World's Worst Economy Has the Strongest Currency

Jul 15, 2010 at 02:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Global currency traders remain puzzled by the continuing strength of the yen (FXY), (YCS), which broke out of a ¥90-¥95 range a few weeks ago and insists on levitating around…

How China's Economy is Already Bigger Than the US

Jul 12, 2010 at 03:27 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

China has already surpassed the US in the global competition sweepstakes and is on track to extend its lead. No, I'm not talking about some pie in the sky 2030…

Chinese Leaders Looking to Re-Engineer the Nation’s Economic Model

Jul 09, 2010 at 05:45 | David Caploe PhD

For years, Chinese leaders looked to the millions of poor workers from the country’s interior as the engine of a roaring export economy. They would move to coastal provinces, toil…

Chilling Facts About the Global Economic System

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:12 | ISN Security Watch

The global economic system which easily facilitates tax evasion, money laundering and government corruption, is the same system employed by gun runners, drug cartels and terrorist groups to perpetuate their…

China Faced with Structural and Demographic Headwinds that could Derail it’s Rise

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:06 | Charles Hugh Smith

China's strengths get relentless coverage, its headwinds less so. We all know China's strengths: hard-working populace, high savings rate, a so-far wildly successful marriage of Central State-managed economy and several…

Proof the Economy is Stalling

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:04 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

As a commercial pilot with 30 year's experience, I can tell you that there is no more sickening feeling than hearing your stall warning alarm during a takeoff. That is…

Trade Deal Looks Great for Taiwan

Jul 03, 2010 at 14:57 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

China has just signed a trade agreement with its rebellious, capitalist province, Taiwan, which has major long term implications for the rest of us. The deal has China chopping import…

The Tea Leaves for China Look Ominous

Jun 29, 2010 at 22:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The truly significant move in the capital markets last night was the atrocious performance of the Shanghai market (FXI), which plunged 3.4%. The index is now off more than 30%…

Why 12 is a Scary Number

Jun 25, 2010 at 12:27 | Dave Forest

$12 billion is 1.1% of $1.127 trillion. These are important numbers. And the gap between them is even more critical. According to testimony by U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner before…

Here Comes the Double Dip in Housing

Jun 21, 2010 at 11:24 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The great thing about the residential real estate market is that it floods us with tons of hard data. The bad news is that all of these tea leaves have…

How US Job Losses Will End

Jun 18, 2010 at 09:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am not in the habit of regularly lifting data out of the Wall Street Journal, but even a blind squirrel occasionally finds an acorn. I was tempted by the…

Here Comes the Bathtub Economy

Jun 17, 2010 at 11:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Goldman Sachs' chief US economist, Jan Hatzius, can articulate my own view of the economy better than I can, so I will just repeat what he said yesterday. The boost…

China’s exports Jump in May - But it’s Not All Good News

Jun 11, 2010 at 08:18 | Dave Forest

The good news, apparently, is that Chinese exports are up. Bloomberg reported this week that a rally in oil and metals prices was triggered by news of an export jump…

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…

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…

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…

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