Tag Archives: credit bubble

  • Blog

    It's 2016 All Over Again. Or Is It?

    The fate of the global economy rides on the answer
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, April 20, 2019, 7:59 AM


    Conditions today mirror 2016, when growing weakness in the global economy and wobbling financial markets caused the world’s central banks to absolutely freak out.

    They responded by dumping more thin-air money into the system than ever before in history. And it worked (for them at least). Economic growth stabilized; and the prices of stocks, real estate, and other assets enjoyed another three-year joyride.

    Similary, as things started getting shaky in late 2018, the same playbook was deployed. And again, we've seen stocks rocket upwards ever since. 

    But will the strategy actually work this time?  It's unclear. And a lot is riding on the answer.

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    Understanding Asset Bubbles – Crash Course Chapter 17

    Why they form & how they pop
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 10, 2014, 11:21 PM


    Through the long sweep of history, the bursting of asset bubbles has nearly always been traumatic.  Social, political and economic upheavals have a bad habit of following asset bubbles, while wealth destruction is a guaranteed feature.

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    Off the Cuff: The Turning of the Tide?

    Are we witnessing the beginning of a secular reversal?
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:17 PM


    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles discuss:

    • Bubbles Everywhere
      • How worried should we be?
    • Shaky Sovereigns
      • Will Japan or Europe stumble first? (looks like Japan)
    • Gold's Gilded Future
      • Down for all the wrong reasons
    • Cui bono?
      • Who is reaping the gains of the current market monkeying?

    This is a must-listen Off the Cuff episode given the events of the past 24 hours.

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    Europe is Drowning Under Too Much Government

    Its banks are being increasingly propped up by the U.S.
    by Alasdair Macleod

    Monday, March 4, 2013, 7:52 PM


    The Christmas and New Year's break, when Europe shuts down and stops thinking, is now well and truly over, and we are reawakening to the same old problems: Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, France…all with their hands out for money from Germany, Holland, Finland, and Austria.

    The holiday from the banking crisis, which was the result of the determination of the ECB to put a lid on it, is also over, with yields on the supplicant countries’ debt rising again.

    However, joining the bad news list is the United Kingdom. Ominously, the pound is sliding in the foreign exchange markets, providing a very tricky background for Chancellor Osborne’s budget on March 20th. I shall examine the UK’s position later, but first let’s update ourselves on developments in the Eurozone.

    The reality is that all the problems of the Eurozone are still with us, despite the fall in bond yields and their modest subsequent recovery. There is now the likelihood that we are about to enter the final phase of the end of the Eurozone experiment, with far wider consequences. So we need to pick up the story where we left off.

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    Daily Digest – July 2

    by Davos

    Thursday, July 2, 2009, 2:56 PM

    • Dennis Kneale "Recession…it is now over" ‘Real data?’ & ‘Gut feeling?’ ‘Digital Dic…., ‘Bloggers in mothers basement’ (Video)
    • ‘Fell zero point nine percent?’ (Chart 1)
    • ‘Fell zero point nine percent?’ (Chart 2)
    • June Economic Summary in Graphs
    • California IOU Update
    • REAL Jobless rate near Depression levels, Hyperinflation Coming: John Williams
    • Hotel RevPAR off 20.5 Percent
    • YoY Change in Jobs by Sector (Chart)
    • More Intentional Misdirection (H/T Fujisan)
    • Lowry’s Paul Desmond on a Substantial Correction (Video)
    • The credit bubble: the gift that keeps on giving
    • Personal Income (Chart, Chained (Adjusted) Dollars)
    • Yuneec Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight (Video)
    • Philly Fed State Conincident Indicators for May (1 state is green)
    • ISM: Is this the mother of all inventory corrections? (Chart on page)

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