Monthly Archives: August 2011

Posen Says G7 Central Banks Should Do More QE

He should know better by now. Must be a slow learner. Posen Says G7 Central Banks Should Do More QE, Reuters Reports Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Bank of England policy maker Adam Posen said central banks in advanced economies should … Continue reading

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SZ News

Budget surplus, strong currency to the point where it weakens exports if they don’t buy sufficient fx to keep the currency down. Fits the pattern. Swiss July Consumer Indicator Declines to Lowest in 1 1/2 Years Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) — … Continue reading

Posted in Currencies, Government Spending, Trade |

Central Banks Cannot Go Bust – But Can Cause Trouble

CNBC: Central Banks Cannot Go Bust – But Can Cause Trouble As previously discussed, since the S&P downgrade, the talk of the US becoming the next Greece has gone conspicuously quiet. And, as suggested may happen, the anti deficit talk … Continue reading

Posted in CBs, Government Spending, Inflation |

Valance Weekly Economic Chart Book

Valance Weekly Economic Chart Book

Posted in Economic Releases |

DJ Fed’s Plosser:We Will Continue To Support Dollar Funding Issues -CNBC

*DJ Fed’s Plosser:We Will Continue To Support Dollar Funding Issues -CNBC This means unlimited, unsecured, Fed $US loans to foreign central banks. Hope they don’t game us this time…

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July CPI Shows 1st Increase In 2.5 Years

Bet they’re sorry now for all that deficit spending, two decades of 0 rates, and untold QE ‘money printing’- inflation is finally ripping! Not July CPI Shows 1st Increase In 2.5 Years May 25 (Dow Jones) — Japan’s core consumer … Continue reading

Posted in Deficit, Government Spending, Inflation, Japan |

Jackson Hole- comments tomorrow’s speech by Fed Chairman Bernanke

First, I see no public purpose in burning any crude oil to fly the Chairman and his entourage to make any speech. He could just as easily deliver this one from the steps of the Fed in DC. Congress should … Continue reading

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BERKSHIRE WARRANTS FOR 700M SHRS EXERCISE PRICE $7.142857/SHR

Once again, management is quick to sell the shareholders down the river with a fat coupon, low strike, dilutive preferred. This is one of the inherent risks of being a common shareholder under current law. It keeps stocks cheaper than … Continue reading

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Valance Weekly Report 8.24.2011

Valance Weekly Report US – Philly Fed collapse EU – Confidence weakening JN – Corp Service Prices Unchanged, Industry Activity Increased UK – Weak Retail, factory orders improving CA – Positive CPI met expectations AU – “Currency intervention isn’t warranted” … Continue reading

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DGO

Right, and still looks to me that with an 8%+ US federal budget there won’t be a major collapse in aggregate demand. Karim writes: Main story is in the revisons July durables -1.5% ex-aircraft and defense (up 4% headline) But … Continue reading

Posted in Deficit, GDP |