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TOP NEWSMarket Melt-Down Ahead?

 See full story: Market Melt-Down Ahead? It’s looking increasingly clear folks: The economy has taken on too much debt. Interest rates can’t rise substantially without threatening to crash the entire system. But instead of exercising concern, Wall Street is partying hard with today’s cheap liquidity in a speculative orgy.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 06:47:28 PDT

Here's Why The Dollar May Not Have Many Years Left

The US dollar has been around for a long time. But will it last much longer? While the dollar has been in existence for over 200 years, the current fiat version -- which isn't backed by any hard collateral like the gold and silver it once was prior to 1971 -- is only now just turning 50 years old.

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:53:07 PDT

Gold Ends Higher As Dollar Retreats, Benchmark Treasury Yields Deepen Slump to February Nadir: MW

Gold futures settled higher Monday, starting August on an upbeat note for the precious metal as a retrenchment in the U.S. dollar DXY, -0.09% and a further pullback in 10-year Treasury yields TMUBMUSD10Y, 1.176% helped to pave the way for buying in bullion.

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:48:21 PDT

Nouriel Roubini Says a Stagflationary Debt Crisis Is on the Way

Jul.28 -- Nouriel Roubini, CEO at Roubini Macroassociates, discusses his stagflation concerns as he sees the potential for 1970’s-style inflation. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:46:02 PDT

The Housing Boom Is Officially Over – Home Sales Drop To New Low

The housing boom that fueled an unprecedented surge in home prices during the pandemic seems to have finally tapered off. Sales of newly built homes in June fell 6.6% below the revised May rate. This...

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:39:54 PDT

The EU Is Doomed: Last Gasp Of A Failed Experiment

This is the end of the euro experiment. All trust has been eroded in the ECB, the European Union is a fracturing political union papered over by a currency, which since it has effectively repealed member states monetary sovereignty, has hamstrung member states and subsequently impoverished EU citizens.

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:34:21 PDT

Over 85% of U.S. Manufacturers Report Rising Prices

85.7% of respondents reported price increases. In June an amazing 92.1% reported price increases.

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:31:18 PDT

World's Largest Pension Fund Slashes US Treasury Exposure By Record Amount

The world's largest pension fund, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, made a record cut to the weighting of Treasuries in its portfolio last fiscal year, sparking a global debt selloff.

Aug 2, 2021 - 12:08:06 PDT

Yellen To Brief House Democrats on Tuesday on Rental Aid

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will brief House Democrats on Tuesday about the efforts to distribute $46.5 billion in rental assistance to millions of Americans who are facing eviction.

Aug 2, 2021 - 11:30:10 PDT

How the Fed Is Hedging Its Inflation Bet: WSJ

Though few have noticed, the central bank is already slowing the growth of the money supply.

Aug 2, 2021 - 11:29:07 PDT

When Will Stocks Drop? Watch Profit Margins (and Get Nervous)

The evidence is mounting that companies are having a harder time passing off cost increases to their customers.

Aug 2, 2021 - 11:21:38 PDT

Heavyweight Companies Enjoy Outsize Rewards as Economy Rebounds: WSJ

Corporate titans raced ahead during the pandemic, and they are extending that lead over smaller rivals as the rich world bounces back.

Aug 2, 2021 - 11:20:13 PDT

A Trucking Crisis Has the U.S. Looking for More Drivers Abroad

A shortage of truckers across the U.S. has become so severe that companies are trying to bring in drivers from abroad like seemingly never before...

Aug 2, 2021 - 11:14:21 PDT

Social Security’s Insolvency Is Bigger Than Climate Change and COVID-19 Combined

In the year 1348, after more than a decade of war with France, Kind Edward III of England noticed that many knights who returned home from the front lines had become completely impoverished.

Aug 2, 2021 - 10:15:47 PDT

Gold Can Still Top $3,000 Amid Recovery, Says Quadriga Fund

Gold is primed to surge to fresh highs as the risks around central banks unwinding massive stimulus are under-appreciated by investors, said a fund manager who forecast the metal’s ascent to a record last year.Diego Parrilla, who manages the $250 million Quadric Igneo fund, said there isn’t widespread awareness of the long-term damage that’s been caused...

Aug 2, 2021 - 10:06:26 PDT

A Grossly Defective Product. How Strong Is The Economy Really?

A look at the recent GDP report suggests the headline numbers represent a "Grossly Defective Product" as it relates to the current economy.

Aug 2, 2021 - 09:45:35 PDT

A Digital Nixon Shock?

US President Richard Nixon’s 1971 decision to end the US dollar’s convertibility into gold had such far-reaching consequences that it took policymakers decades to learn to manage the new system. Now, digital technologies are driving a new monetary revolution that could end the greenback’s global primacy altogether.

Aug 2, 2021 - 09:35:56 PDT

Home Price Growth Around The Globe And Central Bank Balance Sheets

How have home prices reacted to massive central bank balance sheet expansion? Its not the same all over the world. First, we will look at the USA. The Case-Shiller National home price index is now …

Aug 2, 2021 - 09:33:50 PDT

What if REAL Mortgage Rates Were Based on Real Estate Inflation Rates? How About -13.815%?

REAL mortgage rates, defined as the Freddie Mac 30-year rate LESS alternative measures of inflation, vary from -1.189% (based on today’s PCE Deflator YoY) to -13.815% (based on the largest as…

Aug 2, 2021 - 09:23:13 PDT

July Research Letter: Crescat

The US stock market is 51% overvalued and at risk of a 34% decline. The catalyst is inflation which has arrived in spades and is likely to stay for a while.

Aug 2, 2021 - 09:01:41 PDT

Policy Errors Have Consequences

This week’s Fed statement was another non-story. They added a new line about continuing to “assess progress” which some interpret as a step toward tapering. If so, it was a baby step. They’re simply thinking about whether they should start discussing the possibility of making a plan to begin tightening when conditions are right.


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