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$200 Billion Asset Manager Warns “There’s Danger At The Door” As Markets Lose Focus On Fundamentals

There was a time "when central banking was an honest profession," remarks TCW Group's fixed income CIO Ted Rivelle, warning that "asset prices are not meant to be arbitrary quantities that are to be steered or targeted by central bankers." Source: National Central Banks, Bloomberg, TCW.*ECB injections include gross LTRO and TLTRO balances. All the while, the Fed doth protest that it will surely “normalize” rates over time, yet never seems to find just the right combination of unemployment,...

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“No Contrarians Left”: A Very Bearish Bill Blain Is Worried That Everyone Agrees With Him

From "Blain's Morning Porridge" by Bill Blain of Mint Partners “You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months.” I find myself in something of a quandary this soggy morning. Wracked with nagging doubt. Why? Nothing to do with Theresa May effectively throwing the UK Election, that auto-loans are in serious trouble, or worries Qatar might escalate into something quite unpleasant (and I don't just mean for Barclays..).. These things are all...

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Joe Biden Claims He Was “Personally Involved” In ‘Saving’ Greece From Grexit

The Obama administration played an important role to make sure Greece remains in the eurozone, former Vice President Joe Biden said. As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, in an interview to newspaper Kathimerini, Biden said that he was personally involved in the issue and described the efforts and difficulties he faced to avoid the financial collapse of Greece. The Obama administration and you personally also played an important role in making sure that Greece remained a part of the eurozone....

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Studying The Climate Doesn’t Make You An Expert On Economics And Politics

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, In response to the Trump administration's announcement that it was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, some of his critics declared that anyone who likes "science" would have supported the accord.  Not surprisingly, Neil deGrasse Tyson rushed to declare that Trump supported the withdrawal because his administration "never learned what Science is or how and why it works." But what does "Science" (which Tyson capitalizes for some...

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Hong Kong’s Housing Market Has Become “A Sea Of Madness” Central Bank Warns

What a difference 16 months makes. It was in February of 2016 when, looking at the latest trends in the Hong Kong housing market, we wrote that in January [2016] Hong Kong home prices tumbled the most since July 2013, and after a 12 year upcycle, prices were now down 10% from the recent peak just four months prior... ... while the local Centaline Property Agency estimated that total Hong Kong property transactions at the start of 2016 were on track to register the worst month on record....

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New Private Terminal At LAX Allows Oligarchs To Mock Debt-Serfs Hauling Luggage Via Telescreen

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, If there was ever an article that perfectly summed up the times we live in, it’d have to be the one published yesterday at The Guardian titled, At LA Airport’s New Private Terminal, the Rich Can Watch Normal People Suffer. Here are a few excerpts: The guiltiest pleasure at Los Angeles international airport’s (LAX) new private terminal for the mega-rich is not the plush, hushed privacy, or the beds with comforters, or the massages, or the...

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Déjà Vu In The USD Bull Market?

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at What in God's name is happening? It's not a high. It's a record high. Sweet mother of Mary... As we can see from the above chart courtesy of the FT, emerging markets sold a record amount of government debt in the first quarter of this year. More from the FT here: "Data from Dealogic, a research firm, show that sovereign bond sales from emerging markets rose to $69.6bn in the first three months of the year, an increase of 48 per cent from...

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A Tale Of Two Justice Systems – Wall Street Vs. Main Street

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period...

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Stockman On The Coming Fiscal Bloodbath: “Sell Stocks, Sell Bonds, Buy Gold”

Authored by Craig Wilson via The Daily Reckoning blog, David Stockman joined Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog to discuss what he views as a fiscal bloodbath and the biggest bond market bubble to ever hit the global economy. To begin the discussion, the Washington insider was asked about the cash on hand in the United States federal budget and the fiscal conditions that Donald Trump faced where he unloaded, “I think it is a total calamity. They capitulated entirely.” While speaking on what cuts...

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Is North Korea The Excuse China Needs To Launch Monetary Armageddon?

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, If one were only to get their “news” via the main-stream media outlets, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume when it came to the understanding of what is really going on across the globe, along with the consequences, most haven’t a clue. This point is made manifest with no greater example than the elections currently taking place in France. I’m sorry, but the French election doesn’t trump, to all but exclusion, the potential for the breakout of WWIII. That is – unless...

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