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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…

Where to Buy on the Dip

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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…

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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…

An Environmental Activist's Take on the Markets

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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…

Why the Stock Market and Oil are Rallying

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 Gravitational Pull of Financial Disaster

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?

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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.…

The Predatory Partnership of Wall Street and the State

The Predatory Partnership of Wall Street and the State

Apr 22, 2010 at 19:00 | Charles Hugh Smith

The Central State and Financial Plutocracy are bound in a mutually beneficial, highly predatory partnership. The Mainstream Media is missing the Big Story in the SEC/Goldman Sachs filing: the Central…

Chinese Profits: Bad for Metal prices?

Chinese Profits: Bad for Metal prices?

Apr 20, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

Metals investors globally were cheered this week by good news from Aluminum Corp. of China (A.K.A. Chalco). The aluminum giant swung back into profitability for the first time in a…

Gaming the System - The Foundation of the U.S. Economy

Gaming the System - The Foundation of the U.S. Economy

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

The status quo not just incentivizes gaming the system, it has made it the primary way to get ahead in today's economy. Gaming the system is not just encouraged--it has…

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