News November, 2016

senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend September 27, 2016 - 12:36:21 PDT

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend

Democrats are pushing to reopen talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. Read More »

“negative growth” of real wages is normal for much of the workforce, & getting worse: new york fed September 27, 2016 - 12:28:54 PDT

“Negative Growth” of Real Wages is Normal for Much of the Workforce, & Getting Worse: New York Fed

And the fate of the consumption-based US economy? Read More »

the new banking crisis - in two frightening graphs September 27, 2016 - 12:21:59 PDT

The New Banking Crisis - In Two Frightening Graphs

Systemic Risk Among Deutsche Bank and Global Systemically Important Banks — “The blue, purple & green nodes denote European, US & Asian banks, respectively. Read More »

credit suisse ceo seeks further cost cuts at global markets September 27, 2016 - 12:16:58 PDT

Credit Suisse CEO Seeks Further Cost Cuts at Global Markets

Europe’s largest lenders have been under pressure to restructure their trading units as volatile markets erode revenue. Read More »

deutsche bank contagion: nord lb, lufthansa, korean air pull bond deals September 27, 2016 - 12:12:36 PDT

Deutsche Bank Contagion: Nord LB, Lufthansa, Korean Air Pull Bond Deals

prompting commentators to suggest that 'uncertainty on the credit front appears to be weighing" on some and may be raising concerns about the German economy. Read More »

if trump wins, 'yellen would resign fairly quickly' September 27, 2016 - 11:54:03 PDT

If Trump wins, 'Yellen would resign fairly quickly'

The speculation comes amid a fresh round of criticism the outspoken New York businessman has lobbed at the Fed. Read More »

china debt could wreck the global economy September 27, 2016 - 11:34:16 PDT

China debt could wreck the global economy

Ken Rogoff, the former chief economist at IMF, said China could suffer a calamitous slowdown – dragging the rest of the world down with it. Read More »

don’t blame “baby boomers” for not retiring September 27, 2016 - 11:30:39 PDT

Don’t Blame “Baby Boomers” For Not Retiring

In an economy where more than 2/3rds of the growth rate is driven by consumption, an even bigger imbalance of the “have” and “have not’s” presents a major headwind. Read More »

the impact of negative interest-rates on the economy of denmark September 27, 2016 - 11:04:17 PDT

The impact of negative interest-rates on the economy of Denmark

Whilst so much of the media and indeed the world were focusing on the travails of my old employer Deutsche Bank yesterday something else significant sneaked under many radars. This was the International Monetary Fund lecturing Switzerland on the subj... Read More »

u.s. bond market’s biggest buyers are selling like never before September 27, 2016 - 10:54:45 PDT

U.S. Bond Market’s Biggest Buyers Are Selling Like Never Before

Central banks have cut Treasuries for three straight quarters. Pullback may be a sign the bond market is at a tipping point Read More »

the deutsche bank crisis could take angela merkel down – and the euro September 27, 2016 - 10:52:38 PDT

The Deutsche Bank crisis could take Angela Merkel down – and the Euro

There are some words that make such an unlikely pairing that we find it hard to put them together. Read More »

global debt climbs towards fresh high as companies and countries keep on borrowing September 27, 2016 - 10:47:45 PDT

Global debt climbs towards fresh high as companies and countries keep on borrowing

Global debt issuance is on course to hit a record high in 2016 as figures showed sales this year topped $5 trillion (£ Read More »

the us founding fathers would be ashamed… September 27, 2016 - 10:34:17 PDT

The US Founding Fathers Would Be Ashamed…

It doesn’t matter what you call the government — a monarchy, a theocracy, or a dictatorship; they all function in more or less the same way. Read More »

real estate comes in different flavors September 27, 2016 - 10:27:28 PDT

Real Estate Comes in Different Flavors

With geopolitical risk aside, yes, there is a hedge potential value to real estate with fixed rates under 3% for 10 years out. This all becomes a geopolitical risk. Read More »

is a “$46 trillion” lehman brothers event just around the corner? September 27, 2016 - 10:20:34 PDT

Is a “$46 TRILLION” Lehman Brothers Event Just Around the Corner?

Deutsche Bank (DB) is the 11th largest bank in the world. And it has over $61 TRILLION (with a “T”) in derivatives on its books. Read More »





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