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    At The End Of The Day, It’s All About Confidence

    And sentiment in the markets is now souring. Bigly.
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 10, 2019, 3:00 PM

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    We’ve been shining a bright light on the technical compression seen in the major stock indices, indicative that a major breakout move is coming — one we’ve argued is much more likely to happen to the downside.

    Well, with the recent fizzling of the principal storyline supporting the bullish narrative — an imminent trade deal with China  — our predicted downside breakdown finally occurred this week.

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    Is This Downturn A Repeat of 2008?

    Crashes differ, so be cautious about your assumptions
    by charleshughsmith

    Monday, January 7, 2019, 9:50 AM

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    Are we in a repeat of the global financial meltdown and recession of 2008-09? The sharp drop in equities is certainly reminiscent of 2008. Indeed, the December decline is the worst in a decade. Or are we entering a different kind of recession, the equivalent of uncharted waters?

    And if we are entering a recession, what can central banks and governments do to ease the financial pain and damage? We can’t be sure of much, but we can be relatively confident central banks and states will respond to the cries to “do something.”  This poses two questions: what actions can central banks/states take, and will those policies work or will they backfire and make the recession worse?

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    Japan Is Now Another Spinning Plate in the Global Economy Circus

    by cmartenson

    Monday, March 5, 2012, 4:00 PM

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    At the circus, you are sometimes treated to the spinning plate act where a performer tries to keep an improbable number of plates spinning at once, racing from one plate to the next as their wobbles indicate the need for another dose of momentum. Considering the number of spinning and wobbling plates that our central planners are managing, it’s easy to be both amazed and anxious at the same time.

    The difference between the spinning plate analogy and real-world economic and financial systems is that if a failure occurs out in the real world, it has a very high chance of spreading across and through the other elements of the system. Contagion is the fear, as if in finally toppling, one plate will crash into its neighbor and set off a chain reaction of falling plates.

    To carry this metaphor, Japan is a wobbly plate.

    For those who are in a hurry today, the bottom line is that Japan is in serious trouble right now and is a top candidate to be the next black swan.

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    Daily Digest 1/28 – Americans View Global Economy as Negative, Unemployment Benefits, Foreclosure Rates Slow

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, January 28, 2011, 4:00 PM

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    • The Blind Men & The Elephant—The Totally Bullshit FCIC Commission Report and Dissents
    • Americans Increasingly View Global Economy As A Negative
    • Crisis May Seem Criminal, but Try Making a Case
    • Ahead of the Bell: Unemployment Benefits
    • Foreclosure Rates Slow In Hardest-Hit Areas
    • An Export Land Model Analysis for the USA-Part 1

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