I return to the subject today to deal with another angle – the mainstream media’s (MSM) role in upholding this establishment line.
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Did a few loose strands of Ebola seep into the organs and tissues of global finance last week? The US equity markets sure enough puked, the Nikkei bled out through its eyeballs, all the collagen melted out of Greek bonds, …
Gold stocks fell sharply Friday, while the metal itself has remained in a short term uptrend through this morning. Here’s what to look for.
Investors are taught that bear markets can’t occur unless the Treasury yield curve inverts – that is, unless short-term interest rates are higher than long-term interest rates.
And that can only happen if the Federal Reserve raises the Federal Funds rate, which is the short-term rate that the Fed controls.
But that measure may be off the mark this time, and here’s why…
Monetary policy can be implemented through outright purchases or sales of securities, which permanently changes the size of the Federal Reserve’s System Open Market Account (SOMA) portfolio.
This is the net result of commoditization: there’s no premium for commoditized capital, labor, goods, services or content.As I noted in Our New Robot Overlords & The Third Type of Capital, profits flow to whatever inputs are scarce. Unfor…
Early openers in catapult mode: Kiwis +1.2%, Aussies +0.9%, Nikkei +3.3% and Sth Korea +1.3%.
In Aussie sectors, IT +1.5%, Consumer Discretionary/Financials +1.2% with Gold -1.2% the only down sector.
Despite Russia’s still high foreign exchange reserves and still strong balance sheet.
After 27 months, SPX experienced its first 10% correction this week.As we have detailed many times, this was an exceptionally long and uncorrected rise. Since its last 10% correction in mid 2012, SPX has risen an exceptional 59%.Bulls will contend that…
Cycle screening measures have confirmed the short term upturn at which they had hinted for a few days before. But what about the intermediate outlook?