Tag Archives: Stimulus

  • Insider
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    Weak Leaders Have Set The Stage…

    … For Economic & Financial Hardship
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 5:04 PM


    This is a continuation of Part 1 – Omicron Fears Mount For the Data Hesitant – click here to go to Part 1 first. As Professor Mattias Desmet shared with us, Mass Formation events share four common elements. (1) A loss of social bonds, (2) a loss of meaning-making or sensemaking, (3) free floating anxiety and (4) anger or fear. Omicron, it can…

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    The Year Of The Red Monkey: Volatility Reigns Supreme

    To preserve capital, you need to outsmart the monkey
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:16 PM


    In the lunar calendar that started February 8, this is the Year of the Red Monkey. I found this description of the Red Monkey quite apt:

    "According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind. That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly. Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationship and people relationship."


    In other words, the financial world will be volatile. And few will have the agility and wile to outsmart the market-monkey.

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    Unpacking the Propaganda

    Debunking the increasingly fact-free financial media
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:06 PM


    Almost daily there's some article or another in the US financial press that is little more than marketing collateral for Wall Street.

    Broken down, the message is always some version of: Now is a great time to buy stocks!

    It's gotten to the absurd stage where everything justifies higher stock prices.

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    Daily Digest 3/6 – Wall St Selling Junk Bonds At Record Pace, College Could Cost $300k In 10 Years

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:47 PM

    • The Greek Catastrophe: Three Generations of Greek Workers
    • Public authorities rack up nearly $250 billion in debt
    • European Shares at Multi-Year Highs on Stimulus Hopes
    • Analysis – Older French face slow squeeze in pension reform
    • U.S. Tells G-7 to Avoid Currency Intervention Except Rare Cases
    • China's Ghost Towns: Deserted Cities Raise Fears of Debt Crisis
    • Food banks are thriving, much to the government's embarrassment
    • Egypt’s fuel shortages demonstrate perfect storm of economic pressures
    • Revealed: The shocking true scale of food poverty 
    • Report: Record 50,000 homeless now in NYC
    • Images of Japan's barren tsunami coast 2 years on
    • College could cost over $300k in 10 years
    • Wall Street selling junk bonds at record pace
    • Why America's middle class is losing ground
    • Gross Says Yen to Weaken to 100 Per Dollar on QE Concern

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    The Trends to Watch in 2013

    Probabilities are becoming more certain
    by charleshughsmith

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 4:26 AM



    Rather than attempt to predict the unpredictable – that is, specific events and price levels – let’s look instead for key dynamics that will play out over the next two to three years. Though the specific timelines of crises are inherently unpredictable, it is still useful to understand the eventual consequences of influential trends.

    In other words: policies that appear to have been successful for the past four years may continue to appear successful for a year or two longer. But that very success comes at a steep, and as yet unpaid, price in suppressed systemic risk, cost, and consequence.

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    The Great American False Dilemma: Austerity vs. Stimulus

    by Gregor Macdonald

    Thursday, October 27, 2011, 3:43 PM


    “Like the issue of…’Is it better to have austerity or stimulus?’ Well, the basic problem there is that we’re not having a quality conversation on the subject.” –Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, on the Charlie Rose program, October 20, 2011

    Probably no American city better illustrates the trajectory of post-war US growth than Los Angeles. With its ganglion of highways (built when oil cost $14 dollars a barrel) and its never-ending boulevards that, having replaced vast acreages of citrus, now light up the night sky, the City of Angels spent 40 years blowing past its old pre-war borders and filled up an entire geological basin with infrastructure.

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    Daily Digest 2/8 – The Great Deprivation, Pleas For Stimulus Re-Evaluation, Drought in China Threatens Food Security

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 3:42 PM

    • Monday Market Movement – Where Else? 
    • Lacker Says FOMC Should `Seriously’ Re-evaluate Stimulus Plan
    • The Haves And The Have-Nots
    • The Great Deprivation
    • Obama Wants Jobless Aid Help for States
    • A Seer On Banks Raises A Furor On Bonds
    • JPMorgan Sees Oil `Notable Correction’ as Unrest Eases
    • U.N. Food Agency Issues Warning on China Drought

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    Daily Digest 1/5 – Catalonia Missed Budget-Deficit Target, Unemployment Rises in Metro Areas, Fed: Economy Too Weak

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 4:00 PM

    • Currency Intervention by Chile Central Bank
    • Harrisburg Workers Again At Risk Of Not Getting Paid
    • Spain’s Catalonia Region Says Missed 2010 Budget-Deficit Target
    • Kansas Delays School Aid Payments
    • VAT Increased To 20 Per Cent (UK)
    • Berkeley Heights School Facing Harsh Budget Reality (NJ)
    • Unemployment Rises In Two-Thirds Of Metro Areas
    • Fed Minutes: Economy Still Too Weak To Cut Off Stimulus
    • Unemployment Health Fee Rises (Massachusetts)
    • Christie Says He Is Preparing To Reduce Health Benefits For Public Employees (New Jersey)
    • Rogoff Says EU Debt Crisis Will Take Years to Clear, Members Face Default

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    Perspective for the New Year

    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 3, 2011, 11:53 PM


    Chris and I spent last week down in Charleston, SC at a gathering of thought leaders. Participants included politicians, scientists, economists, diplomats, astronauts, financiers, media personalities, entrepreneurs, entertainment executives, and others of specialized expertise. It was a humbling group to mingle with.

    The general purpose of the event was to share observations about the opportunities and challenges our society faces, and to spark new thinking as to how to address them.

    Chris and I spent several days attending and participating in panel discussions (there were hundreds to choose from) as well as in private conversation with many of the luminaries there. Our detailed observations from Day 1 and Day 2 are available for our enrolled members (enrollment required).

    The experience was valuable for us: it sharpened our thinking on a number of fronts. We think it will be useful for you to understand how, so you have a sense of where our minds are as we look forward to the year ahead.  What follows are our high-level observations and generalizations.  As always, something gets lost when you reduce a rich experience into a few ideas, but with that caveat in place, here’s what we came away with:

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    Daily Digest 12/6 – Eurozone Crisis Talks, Gold Trades Near Record, Hungarian Assets Slip

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, December 6, 2010, 4:00 PM

    • No, The Big Banks Have Not “Paid Back” Government Bailouts and Subsidies
    • Branson Says Crude Oil Prices Might Hit $200 a Barrel Without New Policies
    • Eurozone Ministers Set for Crisis Talks
    • Gold Trades Near Record on Concern U.S. Economy May Need Further Stimulus
    • Getting JAL On Its Feet
    • Hungarian Assets Slip On Moody’s Downgrade
    • Crude Wavers Amid Higher Dollar, European Concerns

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