News November, 2018

introducing mike maloney's market fragility index: what it’s saying now July 16, 2018 - 15:56:09 PDT

Introducing Mike Maloney's Market Fragility Index: What It’s Saying Now

Mike’s refusal to settle for “good enough” culminated in his own metric: what he calls the Market Fragility Index. Here’s your first look at this new brand new economic indicator, which combines two telltale inputs that spell just how close the marke... Read More »

richter: "i’m in awe of how central-bank policies blind investors to risks" July 16, 2018 - 11:50:58 PDT

Richter: "I’m in Awe of How Central-Bank Policies Blind Investors to Risks"

How desperate for yield are European investors in countries with negative-interest-rate policies? As blind of obvious market risk as ostriches with their heads in the sand, they've snapped up $8.2 billion in junk-rated debt of largely profitless, hig... Read More »

demand surge leads sotheby's to hold first-ever all-gold auction July 16, 2018 - 11:35:21 PDT

Demand Surge Leads Sotheby's to Hold First-Ever All-Gold Auction

Led by Asia and the Middle East, demand for gold artifacts and art has recently spiked to such an extent that the famed auction house will hold an all-gold auction on October 17, 2018. Items up for bid are as disparate as an Imperial carved giltwood... Read More »

how to invest in an era of $100 trillion financial obligations July 16, 2018 - 07:23:58 PDT

How to Invest in an Era Of $100 Trillion Financial Obligations

"It is indeed difficult for investors to find a place to hide today from an investment standpoint...just holding cash comes with its own risks. But that doesn't mean it's impossible; it just requires thought, prudence, and a long-term investment per... Read More »

the predictable lifecycle of bureaucracy: us moving to 6th and final stage July 16, 2018 - 07:14:41 PDT

The Predictable Lifecycle of Bureaucracy: US Moving to 6th and Final Stage

Rome's final days were marked by a bloated system that benefited only a few insiders skimming their take, confident that accountability and transparency had been irrevocably lost. Read More »

16% apr be damned: as goes consumer debt spending, so goes retail sales July 16, 2018 - 06:09:43 PDT

16% APR Be Damned: As Goes Consumer Debt Spending, so Goes Retail Sales

For all the governmental hue and cry about a strong underlying economy, in a US where the average wage hasn't increased at all in two years, retail sales boils down to how much Americans are willing (and able) to go into further debt on their credit... Read More »

the extreme super-rich care about one future strategy: getting away from you July 16, 2018 - 05:45:10 PDT

The Extreme Super-Rich Care About One Future Strategy: Getting Away From You

When a professor was paid over half his annual salary to deliver a keynote speech about future technology, he instead found himself seated at a table with five of the wealthiest hedge fund managers in the world. Who all wanted to know how to escape "... Read More »

us/china trade deficit soars to all-time high in june July 16, 2018 - 05:29:28 PDT

US/China Trade Deficit Soars to All-Time High in June

In the last month of results prior to the first round of tariffs, it's business as usual as China's trade surplus reaches $28.97 billion. Read More »

big pharma racketeering: infant seizure drug costs 486,050% more in us July 16, 2018 - 05:25:16 PDT

Big Pharma Racketeering: Infant Seizure Drug Costs 486,050% More in US

Acthar gel, which has been FDA-approved for 68 years and sells for $8 per vial in other developed-world nations, sells for $38,892 in the US. As big pharma seeks to gouge profits from insurance companies and Medicare with no thought given to the huma... Read More »

still stuck, after all these years: banks bedeviled by 2000-era subprime loans July 13, 2018 - 11:37:09 PDT

Still Stuck, After All These Years: Banks Bedeviled by 2000-Era Subprime Loans

A decade after issuing insane mortgages (such as the "Pick-a-Pay", where borrowers could choose their own monthly payment, including one so low it didn't even keep up with interest charges) so bad credit risks could buy height-of-the-bubble-priced ho... Read More »

far from 'junk debt party' usa, massive penalties for chinese corporate defaults July 13, 2018 - 11:14:09 PDT

Far From 'Junk Debt Party' USA, Massive Penalties for Chinese Corporate Defaults

82% of new Chinese corporate bonds feature a "cross-default" clause: If the company defaults on timely repayment of that bond, ALL of their previously issued debt immediately goes into default. The message? "Don't you dare write new debt you're not s... Read More »

the hot new breakthrough in solar energy storage: gold nanoparticles July 13, 2018 - 10:43:01 PDT

The Hot New Breakthrough in Solar Energy Storage: Gold Nanoparticles

Who says gold has no industrial uses? Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods—opening the door to improved storage of solar energy. Read More »

ramping inflation + declining real wages = lower american quality of life July 13, 2018 - 07:39:32 PDT

Ramping Inflation + Declining Real Wages = Lower American Quality of Life

It's as simple as that. Declining real wages inevitably reduce consumption (in a consumption-based economy) and will further diminish consumers’ ability to repay credit card bills, auto loans, and mortgage debt (in a credit-dependent economy). Read More »

fed chair powell's testimony to congress will be an exercise in bloviation July 13, 2018 - 07:17:44 PDT

Fed Chair Powell's Testimony to Congress Will Be an Exercise in Bloviation

Jerome Powell is smart enough to know that there are no solutions to the brewing debt catastrophe his Fed predecessors created. He also knows a large part of his job is pretending, to both Congress and the American public, that he has it all under co... Read More »

suddenly, supply: housing market now showing signs of full bubble inflation July 13, 2018 - 07:15:41 PDT

Suddenly, Supply: Housing Market Now Showing Signs of Full Bubble Inflation

The supply of homes for sale in the second quarter of 2018, the all-important spring market, rose at three times the rate of the same period last year. This is how it begins. Just like in 2009. First, 'For Sale' signs don't come down in a week. They... Read More »

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Do you know where most of the purchasing power in the United States comes from? In addition to reactionary economic policy that drives the printing of new dollars whenever the whim strikes, paper currency extends its reach through fractional reserve banking. In the past, currency had to be borrowed from those who were saving; now, it is stretched to the breaking point. Today, every bank loans out the maximum allowed. When you deposit $10 in a checking account, that bank can loan out all but ten percent. That $9 is passed back into the economy and deposited into another bank; 90 percent of that deposit can again be loaned. Ultimately, a $10 deposit in a checking account creates $100 in fractional currency. A single dollar, in the hands of a modern bank, can become ten or more with fractional reserve lending.

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