As the Madness Turns

By MN Gordon 04/05/2019 The first quarter of 2019 is over and done. But before we say good riddance. Some reflection is in order. To this we offer two discrete metrics. Gross domestic product and government debt. GDP for the quarter, as estimated by the March 29 update to the New York Fed’s GDP Nowcast, grew at an annualized rate of 1.3 percent. [...] Read more

Basel-3: A revolution that no one noticed again

While profane were looking at Ukraine, USA and China, the main thing happened in Switzerland By Alexander Chaldea 04/04/2019 extracts from the article The decision of Basel III meant that on the balance sheets of world banks, gold as a reserve of the third category was estimated at 50% of its value. At the same time, all the owners of world money [...] Read more

Credit Bubble Bulletin: Faux Statesmanship

By Doug Noland, Credit Bubble Bulletin 04/06/2019 April 5 – New York Times (Dealbook): “’It doesn’t take a genius’ to know capitalism needs fixing. Capitalism helped Ray Dalio build his investment empire. But in a lengthy LinkedIn post, the Bridgewater Associates founder says that it isn’t working anymore. Mr. Dalio writes that he has seen [...] Read more

Interesting antenna VHF

Interesting antenna VHF

The SARTrack Backpack antenna. http://www.sartrack.co.nz/ Merciless and uncompromising half-wave dipole

$6 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

$6 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

Unlisted funds raised $2.5 billion for investment in mining last year vs $700 million to buy farmland. Image: Soligorsk, Belarus By Frik Els about an hour ago Private capital tracker Preqin says in an report, that contrary to expectations, 2018 was another bumper year for the industry, particularly for natural resources investments. Fundraising by [...] Read more

Doug Casey: Why Socialism Is a Moral Failing

Doug Casey: Why Socialism Is a Moral Failing

By Doug Casey 03/29/2019 Most likely Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is the future of the Democratic Party – and of the U.S. Why? She’s cute, vivacious, charming, different, outspoken, and has a plan to Make America Great Again. And she – or at least her handlers – is shrewd. She realized she could win by ringing doorbells in her district, where [...] Read more

Growth that's bought but not paid for

Growth that's bought but not paid for

"You can't get richer by going deeper into debt." Image courtesy of Pixabay By Peter Schiff 04/04/2019 Very clear warning signs are now flashing that the U.S. economy could be heading for trouble and that the longest expansion in recent memory may soon end. But as usual, financial media and mainstream investors are once again flushed with optimism [...] Read more

The End Of The Bull Market, In Three Charts

BY JOHN RUBINO 04/03/2019 Stocks have completely recovered from their flash bear market of late 2018. But now they face a hard question: Can already record high prices continue to rise in the face of falling corporate profits? Let’s start with the “falling corporate profits” part: A business generates improving profits when the things it sells [...] Read more

What are the carriers of the United States preparing for? Orders for class 8 trucks crashed THREE TIMES

By Alexsword 04/04/2019 Class 8 trucks (raises 15 tons and more) is the main workhorse on US roads, delivering consumer goods from factories from international ports to warehouses in all cities. Industry analysts report that right now there is a collapse of orders for new trucks. The volume of orders for new trucks in March 2019 collapsed by 67% [...] Read more

The Coming Credit Meltdown Will Be As Bad As The Great Depression And The Financial Crisis: Deutsche

By Tyler Durden 04/02/2019 With investor attention increasingly focusing on what most believe will be the catalyst for the next financial crisis, namely a tsunami in corporate defaults as a result of the disastrous combination of record leverage, higher rates and an economic slowdown, overnight we presented the view of FTI global co-leader of [...] Read more

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