Karim writes: U.S. data on the soft side (October) Most notable is core durable goods orders (capex has been gwth leader of late) falling 1.8% and 3mth annual rate slowing to 4% from 7.3% Core shipments (more important for current quarter growth) down 1.1% Personal spending up 0.1%. Personal income up 0.4% (mostly via wages) […]
Reads to me like policy is moving back towards growth and ‘inflation?’ I don’t expect runaway inflation but enough to continue to fundamentally continue to weaken the currency. China’s currency has been fundamentally weakened for the last couple of years, while being supported vs the dollar by foreign investment, speculation, and what looks to me […]
May as well call it the Sarcophagus plan. It’s all they know how to do. And again, like the carpenter said of his piece of wood, no matter how many times I cut it it’s still too short. France Unveils New Budget Savings as Growth Slows By Alexandria Sagr November 7 (Reuters) — France will […]
Berlusconi insisted that Italy’s economy was broadly prospering. “The restaurants and vacation spots are always full, nobody thinks there is a crisis,” he said.
We’re all saved!!! *DJ Italy Will Pledge To G-20 To Start Cutting Debt Ratio In 2012 *DJ Italy Will Pledge “Rapidly Declining” Debt/GDP Ratio To G-20
As discussed last week, the latest euro package just announced is unravelling quickly as markets again realize there is no actual substance, and no operational path with regards to carrying any of it out. So things will deteriorate as described until markets again force further ‘action.’ At the same time, the austerity continues to weaken […]
Still seems to me that the idea that WTI appreciates to Brent as the Strategic Petroleum Reserve release winds down over the next few weeks is playing out as previously discussed. The WTI discount depends on a serious glut condition persisting, and the wind down of the approx 3.8 million barrels a week being delivered […]
Cutbacks now will further slow things: China Extends Crackdown on Off-Balance-Sheet Loans July 4 (Reuters) — China’s bank regulator has cracked down on off-balance-sheet lending by the country’s banks, sources told Reuters on Monday, its latest step to prevent over-zealous and risky lending from hurting its financial system. China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has ordered […]
This is the video of the forum I participated in with Senatorial Candidates John Mertens, Robb Simmons, and Peter Schiff. Feel free to distribute!
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