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Deflation Is Still Winning!

OK, folks: this is it
Monday, December 15, 2014, 9:20 PM

As we've written on and warned about before, deflation is winning.  We're starting to see very serious cracks in the façade, beginning with oil, then various peripheral currencies -- especially from emerging market oil exporters -- and now equities. » Read more

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Our "As You Wish" Markets Have Reached the Cliffs of Insanity

Next stop: the Pit of Despair?
Friday, July 19, 2013, 12:41 PM

In the classic fantasy rom-com The Princess Bride, the beautiful maid Buttercup orders the farm boy Westley to perform numerous tasks to test his servitude. No matter the magnitude of the request, Westley simply answers "As you wish" and makes it so. Buttercup eventually comes to view Wesley with similar devotion, and true love is born.

Similarly, investors have fallen back in love with the capital markets, whose continual response their increasingly irrational hopes has been "As you wish." » Read more

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Daily Digest 5/25 - Wealth On A Plane, On The Front Lines Of Food Safety

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:50 AM
  • Wealth On A Plane
  • Doomsday investors betting on market crash
  • Gold & Silver – Markets Provide Us The Best Information
  • Dispute Over Budget Deepens a Rift Within the G.O.P.
  • States’ Policies on Health Care Exclude Some of the Poorest
  • Bison-Loving Billionaires Rile Ranchers With Land Grab in American West
  • On The Front Lines Of Food Safety
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Daily Digest 4/25 - A Golden Twilight Zone, The Retirement Gamble

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10:54 AM
  • Falling into a Golden Twilight Zone
  • Billions flow into the hottest new U.S. housing asset — rentals
  • Sugar industry's secret documents echo tobacco tactics
  • Goldman Sachs Just Covered Its Gold Short
  • Lawmakers warn cost of federal free phone program spinning out of control
  • Smartphones easily used to skim credit card data
  • Jim Rogers Exclusive: It's a "Race to Insanity"
  • Revealed: George Osborne’s secret veto on fraud inquiries
  • In Florida, a food-stamp recruiter deals with wrenching choices
  • The Retirement Gamble
  • As Forewarned, The Irish Savers Have Just Been "Cyprus'd", And There's MUCH MORE "Cyprusing" To Come
  • HUSSMAN: The Cover Of The Latest Barron's Is A Screaming Sign Of A Stock Market Top
  • Cal Wenzel Calgary Election Video: Developer Outlines Million-Dollar Plan To Influence Ballot
  • The coal-mining racket threatening Ukraine's economy
  • Norway opens up arctic waters to oil exploration
  • The Great Green Wall Of Africa: A 4,000 Mile Defense Against Climate Change
  • Brazil congestion delays export of record soybean crop
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Daily Digest 4/10 - Americans Skipping Meds To Save Money, Italians' Spending Power Crumbles

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11:14 AM
  • Blue Angels Grounded by Budget Cuts for Rest of 2013
  • Cyprus Faces Risk of Payments Freeeze, Budget Shortfall Looms
  • Arizona gold bill moving forward
  • Five million households in debt to energy firms
  • Fitch Cuts China Yuan Debt Rating on Local Government Borrowing
  • French economy stalls as budget deficit grows
  • Stately Detroit Homes Rot As Appraisals Stall Sales
  • US homeless numbers expected to rise as spending cuts deepen
  • Italians' spending power crumbles in recession
  • Bass Says Japan Bondholders’ Reaction to Stimulus Telling
  • Interest on government student loans set to double this summer
  • Americans Skipping Prescription Meds To Save Money