The Real Reason For the Oil Crash… And Why It Could Happen In Other Asset Classes

It looks like Oil’s bounce is over. Traders have been playing for a rise in Oil based on two things: 1)   Oil being sharply oversold due to its 60% collapse in the span of six months. 2)   We’re heading into…

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4 Factors Signaling Volatility Will Return With A Vengeance

No one could have predicted the sheer scope of global monetary policy bolstering the private banking and trading system. Yet, here we were – ensconced in the seventh year of capital markets being buoyed by coordinated government and central bank strategies….

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This Is How Democrats Want You To Pay For College. You’ll Be Sick…

As the student loan bubble steams along towards the $1.5 trillion mark, pundits, researchers, and even (gasp) ratings agencies are starting to sound the alarm. While everyone is (as usual), around three years behind when it comes to admitting what’s…

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Housing Starts Surge to Highest Since Nov 2007, Permits At 7 Year Highs

Following two ugly months of dramatically missed expectations, Housing Starts exploded to ‘recovery’ highs (highest since Nov 2007) jumping 20.2% MoM to 1.135million (against 1.015 exp.). This is the 2nd biggest MoM jump in history. Both single-family (3rd biggest MoM surge since the…

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George Orwell’s Final Warning

…something like 1984 could very well happen; this is the direction the world is going in at the present time. In our world, there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement… but always there will be the intoxication of…

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Why There Has Been No Recovery (In One Simple Chart): A Harvest Of Corruption

“The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy.” Will Rogers, Nov 26, 1932 “Trickle-down theory – the less than elegant metaphor that if one feeds the horse enough oats,…

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The US Is In Recession According To These 7 Charts

The evidence continues to mount… “Most since Lehman” has become the new meme for macro-economic data in the US as day after day brings another lacklustre superlative to be dismissed with some excuse by the cognoscenti of sell-side economists… Of course,…

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Is This Company’s 74% Surge In The Past Week Confirmation That Grexit Is Imminent?

In the last 5 days, a little-known paper company from Canada (that we have discussed previously) has seen its stock soar over 74% to 15 month highs… Fortress Paper (and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Landqart AG, a leading manufacturer of banknote and security papers)…

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Key Events In The Coming Week

Today’s Eurogroup meeting will be key in determining where Greece and its creditors negotiations currently stand. Over in the US today, it’s the usual post payrolls lull with just the labor market conditions data expected. We kick off in Japan…

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Americans Not In The Labor Force Rise To Record 93,194,000

In what was an “unambiguously” unpleasant April jobs payrolls report, with a March revision dragging that month’s job gain to the lowest level since June of 2012, the fact that the number of Americans not in the labor force rose…

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