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The Creeping Terror

The Creeping Terror

Apr 15, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

Over the last few days I’ve noticed one significant thing. Creeping yields on U.S. commercial paper. Prior to the financial crisis in 2008, rising yields on commercial paper were one…

Are Short Term Treasuries the Best Trade of the Next Five Years

Are Short Term Treasuries the Best Trade of the Next Five Years

Apr 11, 2010 at 19:00 | Charles Hugh Smith

Despite the year-long equities rally and the euphoric mood of speculators and government officials, maybe the best trade of the next 5 years will be short-term U.S. Treasuries. Stocks provide…

The Ultimate Truth on Preventing Market Abuse. It Can't be Done

The Ultimate Truth on Preventing Market Abuse. It Can't be Done

Apr 05, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

I just finished reading a 144-page document from the Committee of European on ways to prevent market abuse. The paper discusses myriad ways regulators can browbeat listed companies into following…

The Fundamentals of Crude Trading

The Fundamentals of Crude Trading

Apr 01, 2010 at 18:06 | Daily FX

It would seem that the normal laws of supply and demand would be the foundation for establishing the current market price for commodities like crude; and to some extent this…

Vault Wars and the $50 Trillion Picture

Vault Wars and the $50 Trillion Picture

Mar 23, 2010 at 18:14 | Dave Forest

The picture below is worth a thousand words. And $50 trillion. This was just released by the Bank of Japan as part of…

Is the U.S. Dollar the Contrarian Trade of the Decade

Is the U.S. Dollar the Contrarian Trade of the Decade

Mar 22, 2010 at 18:49 | Charles Hugh Smith

The majority of economic observers seem convinced that the dollar is doomed, and not in some distant future. The basic reason for this unanimity is the reasonableness of the basic…

Crude oil futures slip as funds increase bet on higher prices

Crude oil futures slip as funds increase bet on higher prices

Mar 19, 2010 at 22:31 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 03/15/2010 to 03/19/2010. Crude oil futures kept falling back from highs even though speculative funds increased their bets that prices are headed higher. The benchmark West…

The Trouble With Bonds

The Trouble With Bonds

Mar 19, 2010 at 14:28 | Charles Hugh Smith

The U.S. deficit and the Treasury bonds which must be sold to fund it are beyond comprehension. The trouble with bonds (the U.S. Treasury variety, among others) is simple: there's…

Fate of Foreign Oil Investors In Limbo Amid Ghana-Cote d'Ivoire Border Dispute

Fate of Foreign Oil Investors In Limbo Amid Ghana-Cote d'Ivoire Border Dispute

Mar 18, 2010 at 16:07 | Fawzia Sheikh

A maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire that erupted this month casts doubt on future international oil claims near the contested area and raises questions about the reaction…

The Stock Market As Propaganda

The Stock Market As Propaganda

Mar 16, 2010 at 18:47 | Charles Hugh Smith

Since 91% of stocks are owned by the Plutocracy, the much-ballyhooed rise in the stock market as proof the recession is over is perception management/ propaganda. The 75%…

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