Tag Archives: China

  • News

    7-Year High in Crude, 30% Hit to GDP

    Weekly Market Commentary 22 October 2021
    by davefairtex

    Sunday, October 24, 2021, 5:39 PM

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    This week was a reasonably good week for the metals. Here’s what the metals sector map looked like – most items are now back above the 9 and 50 MA lines. Gold/euros looks strongest – due to the MA50/MA200 crossing that happened a few months ago. While this week copper was at the bottom of…

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  • Blog
    Episode 029 Part 1

    Winter is Coming

    A global energy crisis spreads
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5:45 PM

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    The policy responses to Covid have been awful, but those failures are utterly dwarfed by the energy and supply chain policy inactions that are bringing us into a very dark winter.
    While COVID-19 has occupied a lot of our intellectual and emotional energy over the past year and a half, energy and material shortfalls are far more likely likely to seriously impact your life.  I alerted this channel to the energy issues last June, and sent out an ALERT over a week ago to my Insider members. I stand by the urgency of those messages even more now.

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  • News

    Taper Coming Soon, View from Other Side of the Hill

    Weekly Market Commentary 24 September 2021
    by davefairtex

    Sunday, September 26, 2021, 7:44 PM

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    Market Commentary This was Fed Meeting Week – for those who have been distracted by “covid”, the Fed has been hinting about maybe-possibly-tapering their money-printing spree because, maybe, inflation is kinda-sorta starting to become a thing. Finally. To their great relief. Inflation! Yay!! Ok well sure, inflation sucks if you’re a wage-earner, or on a…

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  • Insider
    Alert 20 September 2021

    ALERT: Shortage

    The time to prepare is now...
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, September 20, 2021, 4:51 PM

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    For all my new followers, and as a reminder to my long-time followers, I will only issue a formal ALERT when some piece of news or constellation of facts causes me to spring into action.  I issue ALERTS very sparingly, usually only once or twice in a given year. I feel like I am going to be issuing more and more of them over the next few years, though.  I hope they don’t become weekly events.

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  • News

    A Copper Mystery, Bubble Pop in China?

    Weekly Market Update 10 September 2021
    by davefairtex

    Sunday, September 12, 2021, 8:12 PM

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    Market Commentary It is time once again for PPIACO – the old-style Producer Price Index dating back to 1913!  Indexes aren’t so useful, unless they are translated into “percent change year-over-year”.  As with last month, PPIACO y/y change remains around 20%, which is the largest move since Nixon was in the White House, a few…

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The End Of China’s Exceptionalism?

    The impact of the coronavirus strikes at China's Achilles heel
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:05 AM

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    Beneath its facade as a rising superpower, the social contract within China has been deteriorating. And now with the covid-19 virus dealing a 1-2 punch of a public health crisis and an economic crisis, the populace may be nearing a breaking point.

    They have traded freedom and fair treatment in exchange for an ever-rising lifestyle. But now that the government can no longer guarantee continued prosperity, and may be responsible for thousands (or more?) deaths by initially denying the coronavirus crisis, will people remain tolerant of its authoritarianism?

    Charles isn’t sure they will. He sees good potential for social revolt.

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  • Blog

    New Research Suggests The Coronavirus May Be Far Worse Than We Thought

    It can spread as an aerosol?!?
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 9, 2020, 6:59 PM

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    Chinese officials are now warning the Wuhan coronavirus may spread by aerosol transmission.

    We have known it spreads via fomites contained within mucus-based globules, spread by coughing, sneezing, etc.

    But if it also transmits from human to human via aerosol means, it’s likely FAR more contagious than previously feared.

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  • Blog

    The Coronavirus Is A Nightmare For The Global Economy

    Trade is already being crippled. And there's no relief in sight.
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:08 AM

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    As China has now placed hundreds of millions of its citizens under quarantine, its economy is grinding to a halt.

    Workers can’t leave their homes. Factories are idle. Most (if not all) of China’s ports are no longer shipping. International flights are increasingly banned from the country.

    When the world’s #2 economy hangs up a big “CLOSED” sign, that’s going to result in a major negative impact on global trade.

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  • Blog

    Coronavirus: What We Can Say Publicly & What We Can’t

    Why the line between the two is so important to us
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:17 PM

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    In fast-moving situations like the coronavirus outbreak, the unknowns outweigh the knowns.  Quite often the most useful and most actionable material is in the ‘unknowns.’

    This is where our super-power comes into play: sifting through vast piles of snippets and fragments and assembling them into a coherent (if still incomplete) picture.  One with actionable insights to help you make important life decisions.

    Sometimes we simply have to avoid handing weapons to our enemies.  Early, fast-changing information can (and often is) taken out of context to try to “shoot the messenger”.

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  • Blog

    Coronavirus: ‘Nothing To See Here’ Say Markets & The Media

    Yet from what we can tell, governments are entering into panic mode
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 12:03 PM

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    As the Wuhan coronavirus spread worsens, the financial markets are throwing one hell of party, hitting record highs.

    Yet the world’s #2 economy, China, just hung up a big “CLOSED” sign — stocks should be tanking hard here.

    How can they shrug off the virus’ threat to global trade?

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