Tag Archives: Stimulus

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    Daily Digest 11/15 – Stimulus Lifts Japan’s Economy, Retail Sales Increase, Ireland Bail Out

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, November 15, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It
    • Stimulus Helps Lift Japanese Economy
    • Oil Futures: Crude Rebounds After Last Week’s Sell-off
    • Retail Sales Jump on Auto Strength
    • Bailing Out Ireland, Bailing Out Banks
    • O.K., You Fix the Budget
    • Fresh Attack on Fed Move

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    Second Leg of the Housing Decline Set To Begin

    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, June 28, 2010, 11:33 AM

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    A new Martenson Report is ready for enrolled members.
    LinkSecond Leg of the Housing Decline Set To Begin

    Executive Summary

    • Housing data is weak and just took a turn for the worse
    • Stimulus efforts were essential to keep housing propped up
    • The stimulus has ended
    • QE and stock market prices are correlated
    • What’s coming next
    • What you should do

    We bought our house in November of 2009.  This will turn out to have been a very bad financial decision.  We’ll be underwater on that purchase for a very long time; maybe forever (or until Bernanke’s great experiment takes the final turn towards massive currency destruction and inflation; whichever comes first).   

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    On The Other Hand…

    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:42 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Recent economic news comes in three flavors: good, bad, and ugly.
    • GDP, retail sales, and manufacturing surveys point up.
    • Petroleum use has dropped to the same level it was at in the late 1990s, pointing down.
    • State sales tax receipts, unemployment, and the federal budget deficit are ugly.
    • The current expansionary track of monetary printing and deficit spending will continue until something external forces a contraction.

    Today we are experiencing many confusing and conflicting signals in the economy.  Perhaps conflicting signals are normal at a major turning point, and therefore we might be tempted to believe that we are about to embark on another vigorous leg of economic expansion.

    Here we’ll explore these conflicting signals and see what we can make of them.

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    Daily Digest – September 12

    by Davos

    Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2:48 PM

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    • 4 Out of 4 Stars (Ted Video, H/T GregRoberts)
    • August 2009 FIRE Economy Depression update – Part I: Snowball in Summer (H/T Jeff Borsuk & CM)
    • Chart of the Day
    • Two Beers With Steve – Episode 20 – Investing For Uncertainty
    • American Casino
    • “Feds” “Balance” Sheet (Chart)
    • Insiders sell like there’s no tomorrow
    • 8.5 Billion Stimulus Well Spent Congress! (Video)

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    A Stimulating Train Wreck

    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 11:36 PM

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    One of my favorite outfits is Sprott Asset Management, located in Toronto Canada, because their analyses tend to be quite data-rich and “reality-based” as well.

    In this excellent, short-and-sweet report, the case is made that a 3.5% boost to GDP from government stimulus spending alone will hit in the third quarter of 2009.

    This means that whatever reading is turned in, you should mentally subtract 3.5% from it, because “growth” resulting from government deficit spending is not real growth at all, it is merely consumption borrowed from the future.

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    Daily Digest – July 9

    by Davos

    Thursday, July 9, 2009, 4:00 PM

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    • Wall Street Journal Article Quotes Dr. Chris Martenson
    • Joe Saluzzi (Video, 3:40 Fictitious Trading, Program Trades, 8:20 the M word, possible repost, H/T DavidC)
    • a.) Inflation b.) Deflation c.) Both (Whitepaper, I wouldn’t miss pages 7 on)
    • Barrons Editor ‘It’s a depression’ (Video)
    • Samuelson on Greenspan
    • GOLD AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM (Repost)
    • Job Losses.

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    Daily Digest – July 7

    by Davos

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 3:29 PM

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    • The Solution…Is The Problem (H/T TrueNorth)
    • Paul Krugman: Heading Right Back To The 1930’s, But With More Stimulus?
    • Report: Subprime and Alt-A Loss Severity Hits 64.7% in June
    • Inflation: Multipart Video
    • The Collapse of Government: It’s No Longer Coming, It’s Here
    • Fractional Reserve Banking Gets a Bad Rap? Patrick Brown on Two Beers With Steve
    • Majority of Americans Say Focus on Deficits
    • ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Shows Contraction in June
    • Failing Upwards: The Wall Street White House
    • They’re At It Again – Securitization

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    Daily Digest – June 7

    by Davos

    Sunday, June 7, 2009, 3:07 PM

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    • Fed Hires Former Enron Lobbyist to Burnish Its Image
    • Rosy Predictions during the Great Depression: Repeated
    • Times 8 of these (Graphick 8 Stacks would be debt, off balance obligations and stimulus and misc)
    • Solvency: Approximate GDP less imputations (Graphics)
    • Daily Show: The BiG Mess (Video)
    • Housing recovery? (Chart)
    • Stunning, Job loss map dynamic date
    • Mish Speaks at Google (Video) Big Inflation Coming 2
    • Employment Measures and Recessions (Chart)

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    Daily Digest – May 20

    by Davos

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 3:14 PM

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    • The business logic of sustainability: Ray Anderson on TED.com (Video)
    • David Miliband: China ready to join US as world power
    • 60 Minutes – AIG, We Own It..(Video)
    • Uncle Jay Explains the News…(Video Deficits)
    • Canadians going Bankrupt in record numbers
    • Normalizing Earnings During Profit Freefalls (Charts on page)
    • Delinquency Rates at Commercial Banks (Chart)
    • Report: Smaller U.S. Banks need $24 Billion in Capital
    • Blue collar U.S.

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    Daily Digest – May 14

    by Davos

    Thursday, May 14, 2009, 3:14 PM

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    • Financials: Is the Tailwind Becoming a Headwind?
    • Truth Tellers Seeing Brown Shoots…
    • Total Private Payrolls (Charts, Historic look back also)
    • Monthly Changes in Private Payrolls (Charts, Historic look back also)
    • Bernanke’s Speach at Jekyll Island, Georgia
    • Credit Crisis Visualized (H/T Ivo, Repost)
    • Krugman: Rapid Recovery ‘Extremely Unlikely’
    • Banks CDS, if you blinked…
    • Never one to mince words, Jim Rogers – Bail on the dollar and e

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