Tag Archives: trade

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    Off The Cuff: Big Trouble In China Trade Talks

    The breakdown in talks has created a market breakdown
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:32 AM


    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • What’s driving the latest breakdown in trade talks
    • The 2 Chinas: and why it can no longer have it both ways
    • The dollar shortage in China
    • The great global slowdown

    The big news driving the markets this week is obviously the breakdown in trade talks between the US and China. In this week’s podcast, Chris and Charles deconstruct the key variables of the situation and explain why they don’t think a deal can get done anytime soon:


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    What If Nations Were Less Dependent on One Another?

    The Case for Autarky
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 8:13 PM


    Autarky is more than a ten-dollar word for self-sufficiency, as it implies a number of questions that “self-sufficiency” alone might not.

    The ability to survive without trade or aid from other nations, for example, is not the same as the ability to reap enormous profits or grow one’s economy without trade with other nations. In other words, 'self-sufficiency' in terms of survival does not necessarily imply prosperity, but it does imply freedom of action without dependency on foreign approval, capital, resources, and expertise.

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    What Happened to the Future?

    Hopes dim as global net energy per capita declines
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:15 PM


    Improbably, the global economy has returned to growth over the past four years despite the ravages of a deflationary debt collapse, a punishing oil shock, ongoing constraint from debt and deleveraging, and stagnant global wages. The proof of this growth comes from the best indicator of all: the growth of global energy consumption.

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  • Podcast

    Mike Maloney: Today’s Low Gold & Silver Prices Are Not Realistic

    The good news is that they can't last much longer
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:49 AM


    During this very tumultuous week for precious metals prices, Chris sat down with Mike Maloney, founder and owner of GoldSilver.com, one of the world's largest bullion dealers.

    Mike is a true scholar of monetary history. His reasons for getting into the bullion business have their roots in a very predictable cycle that has happened time and again over the centuries (more accurately millennia):

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    The Arrival of Japan’s Sunset

    The repercussions will be tremendous
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Monday, February 18, 2013, 10:05 PM


    For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. ~ Richard Feynman

    Waiting for Japan's economy to make a strong recovery has been an ongoing game since 1990. Shall we play that game one more time?

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    Off the Cuff: The Plot Thickens

    Developments are happening faster now
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:11 AM


    In this week's Off the Cuff with Mish & Chris podcast, Mish and Chris tackle

    • The German Constitutional Court decision
      • What importance does it have? Any?
    • America is back in recession
      • More hard-to-refute data
    • Whither the Fed?
      • Why markets will be disappointed by Bernanke

    Surprising to those who don't read this site, a number of notable announcements are happening this week besides Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 5…

    Today, the German Constitutional Court made its ruling on the legality of Mario Drahgi's plans to flood European banks with liquidity. The court has the power to block the ECB's profligacy; but it seems that once again, politics trumps justice. Draghi will be allowed to proceed with some tissue-thin restraints. 

    Meanwhile, new data show North America's economies are slowing down. Indeed, more and more analysts are coming to the conclusion that the US has slipped back into recession (even though to many it feels as if America had never left it). Jabbering of 'recovery' and slight declines in the official employment rate – which is a complete farce, as those unable to find work after a time are removed from the lists of those counted as 'unemployed' – are fooling no one at this point.

    Which leads all eyes to the Fed. What will it do (or better asked, what can it do) to combat this dismal data?

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    Daily Digest 12/14 – Germant May Boost ECB Capital, US Retail Sales RIse, Euro May Gain Versus Dollar

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 4:00 PM

    • Just Another Manic Monday – Stagflation Official in China
    • China to Appeal Trade Ruling on Tire Dispute
    • Official: Germany Willing To Boost ECB Capital
    • U.S. Retail Sales Rise Above Forecast as Consumers Recover
    • Wall Street Set For Higher Open As Retail Sales Rise
    • Belgian Bonds Fall on S&P Outlook Cut as Debt Crisis Spreads
    • Euro May Gain Versus Dollar on Two-Year Notes Yield Spread, Citigroup Says

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    Daily Digest 11/30 – Ireland Bail-out Fails to Calm Markets, Gold Prices Pop, Greenpeace Sues Dow Chemical

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 5:00 PM

    • Contagion Strikes Italy as Ireland Bail-out Fails to Calm Markets
    • Chinese Selloff Intensifies As Traders Expect Imminent Rate Hike
    • Debt Crisis New Phase Striking Now! Despite Bailouts!
    • Monday Market Movement – “Like Moths to a Flame!”
    • Currency Manipulation: Two Sides to Every Coin
    • Gold Prices Pop on Safe-Haven Buying
    • GM Hires 1,000 Engineers in Michigan to Expand Electric Vehicle Offerings
    • Greenpeace Sues Chemical Makers, Alleging Spy Effort

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    Daily Digest – Feb 21

    by Davos

    Saturday, February 21, 2009, 1:57 PM

    • Volcker "Mother of all Financial Crisis"
    • Crisis of "Credit"
    • Breaking a Barrier to Lending (Proposed Solution to Shadow Banking)
    • Soros, No Bottom, More Severe Than During the Great Depression
    • Economic collapse severity intensifying
    • Gartman Sees Gold as World’s ‘Second Reserve Currency’
    • Get Ready for Mass Retail Closings
    • Gone in 60 Days: Citi and Bank of America Won’t Live to See May
    • Week 8, Bank #14
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    Daily Digest – Feb 20

    by Davos

    Friday, February 20, 2009, 12:35 AM

    • Santelli’s Chicago Tea Party (HatTip CM)
    • Celente (Predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis & More (Hat Tip Christopher Peters))
    • Trader Panzner Foresees Wealth Destruction, Rising Crime, Guns
    • Keep Taking Bricks Out of the Wall & the Other D(ebasement) Word
    • Wish I Had Financed My Vehicles
    • Bank of England Assets 2007-2009
    • Balance Sheet of European System Central Banks 2007-2009
    • Federal Reserve Total Factors Supplying Reserve Funds
    • The threat to Switzerland
    • More…

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