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Aug 7, 2020 - 08:37:47 PDT

Loss of $600-a-Week Unemployment Boost Leaves Many Americans in a Precarious State

As Republicans and Democrats spar over the shape of the next stimulus package, Americans are reeling from the loss of the $600 federal unemployment benefit.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 08:35:56 PDT

Coronavirus Relief Talks Grind to a Near Halt, Dimming Chances of a Stimulus Deal

Democrats and the Trump administration have made little progress on a coronavirus relief bill as President Trump considers executive action.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 08:25:10 PDT

Supply & Demand For Money – The End of Inflation?

A current headline says “fears of currency debasement drive gold price higher”. Seems reasonable; and it is. Historically, governments have been “debasing” their currencies …

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Aug 7, 2020 - 08:05:40 PDT

Negative Rates in Bank of England ‘Toolbox’ as It Sees Longer Virus Recovery Ahead

The governor of the Bank of England has told Sky News that the idea of negative interest rates has been added to its "toolbox" of possible support measures for the UK economy during the coronavirus crisis.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 07:55:51 PDT

If the "Market" Never Goes Down, The System Is Doomed

The reliance on "good news" narratives dooms our financial system and economy to a death spiral once reality breaks through the induced euphoria.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 07:23:24 PDT

Russia/China "Depolarization": "Breakthrough Moment" Countries Ditch Greenback For Bilateral Trade

"Many expected that this would be a military alliance or a trading alliance, but now the alliance is moving more in the banking and financial direction, and that is what can guarantee independence for both countries."

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Aug 7, 2020 - 06:59:22 PDT

Inflation Is Coming, and Big Tech Won't Protect You

Good wealth management is all about diversification. If you’re unsure of Trump’s wartime strategies, add some of gold and China exposure to your portfolio.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 06:53:56 PDT

Investors Load Up on Cash, Gold in Flight From Stocks: BofA

Investors flocked to cash, gold and investment-grade bonds, BofA's fund flow statistics showed on Friday, as the United States awaited approval from Congress for further stimulus.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 06:42:08 PDT

‘Stars Are Aligned Against the Dollar,’ Top Currency Strategist Warns

Thin turned bearish on the currency in April when the Federal Reserve began flooding the market with dollars as part of its aggressive virus relief plan.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 06:40:52 PDT

Dollar Most Oversold in 40 Years, Says Morgan Stanley; Exits Short Position

The dollar is at its most oversold level in over 40 years, investment bank Morgan Stanley said on Friday, adding it had now shifted from its dollar-bearish stance and turned "tactically neutral" on the U.S. currency.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:43:38 PDT

"Big" Payroll Number Smashes Expectations As 1.76 Million Jobs Added

It may come as a surprise to some, but when Trump said to expect another "big number" from today's jobs report, he was spot on.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:33:43 PDT

32% of Americans Had Outstanding Housing Payments at the Beginning of August

The finances of many Americans have deteriorated over the past few months as state reopenings have faltered and the unemployment rate remains sky-high.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:31:54 PDT

These 9 States Are Suffering From the Worst Unemployment Rates

Nevada is currently suffering the worst insured unemployment rate in the U.S., according to the Department of Labor.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:30:35 PDT

Borrowers Are Still Having Their Paychecks Seized Over Defaulted Student Loans

The CARES Act was supposed to halt wage garnishment for defaulted student-loan borrowers, but a lawsuit says it's still happening.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:29:29 PDT

End of QE, Week 8: Fed’s Assets Fall by -$4 Billion for the Week, Down -$224 Billion Since June 10

The Fed is funding consumption circuitously via Treasuries and government stimulus spending, shifting impact from asset prices to consumer prices.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:26:37 PDT

Oaktree's Marks Says U.S. Could Be in Depression Without Fed

Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman at Oaktree Capital, the largest investor in distressed securities worldwide, warns the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury can't keep stimulating the economy forever.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:17:45 PDT

Fed’s Kaplan: Comfortable With Letting Inflation Run Moderately Above Target for Some Time

With yields low, I'm conscious of the Fed actions that could distort market pricing but I would prefer not to go down the path of YCC.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 05:02:04 PDT

Fed’s Mester Asks Congress for Recovery Help, Says ‘Downside Risks’ to the Economy Are on the Rise

Mester called Wednesday for more help from Congress and said the central bank stands at the ready to provide whatever resources it can to help an economy at risk from rising coronavirus cases.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 04:59:54 PDT

Fed Policy Could Leave Retirees Broke After Crisis

During the shambolic negotiations between Congress and the White House, one of US president Donald Trump’s proposals was to suspend the payroll tax funding social security for several months, ie long enough to buy some popularity before the elections. That was rejected by the Democrats for not covering the unemployed…

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Aug 7, 2020 - 04:55:24 PDT

Stimulus Talks on the Brink of Collapse as Two Sides Trade Blame and Get No Closer to a Deal

Both sides emerged from the meeting trading blame for the sputtering talks -- and the administration officials warned that President Donald Trump would take executive action if no deal is reached by Friday.

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