The US Economy is Rolling Over… Are Stocks Next?

In the US economy is most assuredly moving into, if not already in a recession. The media trumpeted the amazing 2.0% growth rate initially forecast for the first quarter of 2016. That forecast has since collapsed to 0.3%. This is the same game Government beancounters have been playing for years:

Inflation is the Goal… and Central Banks Will Stop at Nothing to Get It!

The markets are prepping for the next massive round of QE. As I noted earlier this week, NIRP has been entirely ineffective at generating Central Bankers’ desired “inflation.” The ECB has cut rates into NIRP four separate times only to find itself with 0% inflation. In contrast, the Bank of

Is It 2008 All Over Again? (China Hype and Hope)

The world has not yet full realized the magnitude of the slowdown in China. The “official” China growth numbers claim the Chinese economy is plowing along at 6%. I use quotations around the word “official” because Chinese economic data points are complete fiction. Indeed, back in 2007, no less than

The Fed is Creating an Inflationary Storm

The Fed is rapidly losing control. Core inflation has already broken above 2% despite a complete collapse in commodity prices (the cost of living for many household items). This happened when OIL was also  imploding. ———————————————————————– The Single Best Options Trading Service on the Planet  THE CRISIS TRADER has produced

The Fed WANTS Inflation

The Fed has unleashed inflation. And it wants more of it. From mid-2014 until early 2016, commodities as an asset class, collapsed some 45%. This was an all out bloodbath. But despite this collapse in prices, inflation began to perk up. Since that time, numerous Fed officials, including Fed Vice-Chair

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The Real Reason the Fed Will Not Raise Rates Again

The Fed is “one and done” for rate hikes. It will not raise rates again. We called this back in mid-2015. The US economy is far too weak for the Fed to engage in anything resembling a series of rate hikes. Corporate leverage, household leverage, even the national debt stand

EU Banks Back to the Levels at Which They Were First “SAVED!”

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EU Banks Depleted Capital Bases Even During Crisis!

This is incredible. Even in the midst of a crisis, these banks were paying out dividends that EXCEEDED retained earnings! Euro-area banks weakened their capital bases by paying substantial dividends throughout the crisis years, especially in France, Spain and Italy, where payouts since 2007 have exceeded the level of retained

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Deutsche Bank is Staging a MONSTER Bounce Today!

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Major Central Banking Insider Admits: QE FAILED

Ignore the bounce in stocks, something much larger is playing out beneath the surface. That “something” is key admissions from Central Banks that they have lost their ability to generate anything resembling a recovery. In particular the Bank of Japan has finally come clean in an admission so startling that

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda attends a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Central Banking Insider Comes Clear: QE Cannot and Will Not Create Growth

Ignore the bounce in stocks, something much larger is playing out beneath the surface. That “something” is key admissions from Central Banks that they have lost their ability to generate anything resembling a recovery. In particular the Bank of Japan has finally come clean in an admission so startling that

How to Buy Gold at $273 Per Ounce

The Fed has backed itself into a corner. For seven years now we’ve been told the US is in a recovery. However, if this were the case, the Fed would have started raising rates years ago (likely in 2012). No other recovery on record saw the Fed maintaining ZIRP for

Inflation is Here and the Fed Wants More

The Fed failed to hike interest rates in March despite the “data” hitting levels at which the Fed said it would hike. Indeed, the Fed even lowered its expected number of rate hikes for this year from four to two! This confirms for us that the Fed does indeed want

Inflation Has Hit the US and is Only Going to Get Worse

The Fed is rapidly losing control. Core inflation has already broken above 2%. This happened when OIL was imploding. As well as commodities in general. Why does this matter? Because core inflation is ABOVE 2% at a time when commodity prices were FALLING. The Government HAS TO adjust its models

New Legislation Permits FDIC to Seize Bank Deposits for Bail-Ins

The world will soon be facing a tsunami of defaults on bad debts. This will include municipal or local government defaults, governments “defaulting” on promises they’ve made to the people (Social Security, Medicaid), a default on the social contract between society and politicians such as the one in Cyprus (a

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