Tag Archives: Retail

  • Insider

    Positioning Yourself For The Crash

    Steps to take before crisis arrives
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:05 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why economic growth is not going to ride to the rescue
    • The alarming warning signs the auto, fine art, retail & housing industries are flashing now
    • The actions you should be taking now to protect yourself from (and position for) the coming crash

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Why This Market Needs To Crash  available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever going to run out of new things to say about the state of the world, especially economics.  The more obvious our predicaments become to me, the less appetite there seems to be ‘out there’ to discuss them.

    What more can be said about a system that is so obviously corrupt and destined to fail, and piles up more and more evidence that this is the case, and yet refuses to engage in the most minimal of introspection? 

    Well, lots as it turns out. 

    You see, we're finally getting to beginning of the end.  Our long national — and global — experiment with using flawed economic models is now running smack dab into reality.

    The edifice of central planning omnipotence is crumbling and when it finally breaks down in earnest, the financial markets will implode, the central banks will be overrun and discredited, and investors will discover that overly-long parties come with massive hangovers.

    There will be hell to pay.

    For reasons we have discussed previously, and extensively,  GDP growth has not been a feature of the world stage for over a decade, and is unlikely to return both because of debt levels that are far too high to support rapid growth and because any return of rapid growth will run smack into higher oil prices.

    So…how’s that story working out?  Not so hot.  It’s been sub-par on a global scale for more than a decade. And the same is true for the US.

    And here’s where we are today…

     

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  • Podcast

    Indigenous: Sourcing Our Clothing Sustainably

    Consider Fair Trade standards when buying your next shirt
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:16 PM

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    When you buy a piece of clothing, how much thought do you give to how it was made?

    Few shoppers do. But they should. In many respects, where our clothes comes from is nearly as important as where our food comes from.

    The recent tragedy in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 sweatshop workers died in a building collapse, provides a stark reminder of this. 

    In this podcast, I talk with retail entrepreneurs Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, co-founders of Indigenous Designs, to get a better understanding of the notoriety the textile industry has earned (much of it well-deserved) and learn about new business models that promise to transform it for the better.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 12/31 – New Orleans to Rid of FEMA Trailers, Unemployment Claims Drop, Dull Finish for Stocks

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, December 31, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Counting The Cost: The Bill Could Run Into Billions, Warns Bligh
    • Dude, Where’s My Job?
    • Davidowitz Interview About U.S. Retailers, Consumers (Video)
    • New Orleans Moves To Get Rid Of Last FEMA Trailers
    • Stocks Set For A Dull Finish To Roller Coaster Year
    • Unemployment Claims Drop Unexpectedly
    • Gold Ends the Year in a Bullish Fashion – What’s Next?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 12/28 – New England Snowstorm Effects on Economy, Shoring Up Banks

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Record ¥92.4 Trillion Budget OK’d
    • The Finite World
    • Mandarin Monday – China Tightens, Snow Chills Markets
    • New York Airports Open After Heaviest Snows in Six Decades
    • Bad Weather Puts A Chill On After-Christmas Shopping
    • Crude Oil Trades Near Two-Year High on Speculation U.S. Inventories Shrank
    • Shoring Up Banks So None Fail

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 12/20 – Iceland Offers Economic Lessons for Ireland, Retail Hit by Show Chaos, Gas Prices Quadruple in Iran

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, December 20, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Seoul Unveils Levy on Banks’ Foreign Debt
    • Iceland Offers Economic Lessons For Ireland
    • Shops Hit By Snow Chaos And Panic Buying
    • Success of Appliance Rebate Program Raises Questions about Environment, Economy
    • Emergency Unemployment Benefits Reauthorized
    • Cuts in Subsidies Quadruple Gas Prices in Iran
    • Will Shale Gas Turn Out To Be An Energy Sink?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – January 15

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, January 15, 2010, 3:58 PM

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    • December Retail Sales Drop 0.3 percent
    • Goldman Admits ‘Improper’ Actions in Sales of Securities
    • Can Your Comments Affect Your Credit? Yup
    • Britain’s Recession the Steepest in 88 Years
    • The Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis
    • Rail Traffic in 2009: Lowest Since at Least 1988
    • Why You Should Be Freaked Out By the Divergence in Household And Establishment Jobs Data
    • Let’s Hope These Four Things Don’t Happen
    • The US Finds its Superpower Structure and Capital are Insufficient to Cope with a Transformed World
    • The U.S. Gas Rebound
    • Canada’s Energy Services Sector Proceeding with Caution
    • U.S. Bird Listing to Hit Energy, Wind Industries
    • Concern Over Giant Mongolian Mine

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – September 4

    by Davos

    Friday, September 4, 2009, 3:00 PM

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    • MSN Money: Bank analysts see ‘implosion’ ahead (H/T Dogs)
    • Michael Hudson Interview (4.15.09) on Iceland 1/5 (Video)
    • Retail Theft Skyrockets – Greenshoots, Meet Reality…
    • Lack of Confidence, Meet Capital Flight… Farewell America
    • Now that we know the Federal Reserve is a privately owned, for-profit corporation, a natural question would be: who OWNS this company? (This link goes to TheComingDepression.Blogspot.com)
    • Why Our Economy Is Utterly Screwed (H/T FarmerBrown)
    • Hotel: More than Half Off
    • Wilbur Ross: 500 More Banks to Fail by End of 2010
    • Bailout Recipients by State (H/T Turbo)

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – July 16

    by Davos

    Thursday, July 16, 2009, 3:02 PM

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    • Summers: I don’t think the worst is over
    • New Live Poll Allows Pundits To Pander To Viewers In Real Time (Humor, H/T DavidC)
    • Goldman executives sold $700m of stock
    • House bill to hit millionaires with 5.4 pct surtax
    • Obama mulls rental option for some homeowners
    • Eliot Spitzer on Goldman Sachs…(Video)
    • Yes, Unemployment Is Worse Than Report

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Jun 27

    by Davos

    Saturday, June 27, 2009, 2:25 PM

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    • Fungus threat hangs over world wheat production
    • SEVERELY Bearish Treasury Development
    • Friday Night Special Massacre (1.04b, Week 18, 5 Banks This Week, 45 This Year)
    • Mounting Jobless Claims Force States To Borrow Funds (H/T RidTheMonster)
    • U.S. Stocks, Dollar Decline on China Calls for World Currency
    • State cuts tax exemptions for kids
    • Mass Layoff Events Continue Accelerating
    • Brussels to review workings of ‘dark pool’ trading facilities
    • Worries over systemic risk in CMBS sector
    • California Foreclosure Prevention Act: Creating an Army of Lifetime Renters in California
    • More retail sales (Chart)
    • Seasonal Home Sales Trend (Chart)
    • Want to Sell Your Home…. Reduce the Price (Charts)
    • The Fed’s Emails
    • Beware of Zombies Wearing Lipstick

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – June 15

    by Davos

    Monday, June 15, 2009, 3:58 PM

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    • Historic Bond Market CRASH Underway…
    • FSN Part 3A and 3 B June 13, 2009 Real, WinAmp, Windows, Mp3
    • * * * * ABBY NORMAL (Repost)
    • Inside Look – Investor Psychology (Video)
    • How to fix Financial Television
    • Hotel RevPAR off 22.9 Percent
    • Fed: Household Net Worth Off $14 Trillion
    • Retail Sales in May: Off 10.8% from May 2008
    • Roubini’s RGE Monitor: Threat of ‘Asia-Style Crisis’ in Eastern Europe
    • Update: What is a Depression?
    • U.S. Treasury Receipts: Off 18% (fiscal) YTD
    • New Tomato Plants In Old Milk Jugs: Planting Tomatoes Upside Down (Video)
    • Solar Towers Could Power the Future: Solar Updraft Power Plants
    • UPDATE: Bernanke is worried! HR 1207 to Audit the Federal Reserve is Gaining Momentum FAST!

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