An epidemic of store closings, restructurings, bankruptcies… as the American consumer runs out of options.
The amount of coal on hand is at the lowest level in years, and so are inventories of natural gas. What gives?
Despite Russia’s still high foreign exchange reserves and still strong balance sheet.
Smarting from some defeats elsewhere, they’re branching out.
The designated losers of monetary policy. There are a lot of them.
Never before in the long, comic history of mankind and its money have central bankers taken such a keen interest in asset prices. Now they create money, out of nowhere, for the express purpose of pushing them up.
Silicon Valley Hype-Machine gets dented.
It makes an already terrible situation a lot worse.
We’re shocked and appalled: they’re lying to us, here in the land of open and transparent governance?
Theories abound why this is suddenly happening, after years of deceptive calm.
These new trade pacts contain little related to trade. So what are they really about?
“Disorderly on a scale not seen since the crash of 1987″: Too many poorly understood structural changes have created unstable markets.
Law enforcement is ablaze with indignation about Apple’s encryption decision. Google’s decision added fuel to the fire.
Bank regulators fret about reckless lending and risks to the banks. But when this doozie pops, it will hit sales, production, services, railroads…. It won’t go away quietly.
Bitter ironies are piling up – with very crummy consequences.
By ISA Intel: The whole sector has taken a hit.
Et tu, Finland?
The re-thinking has already begun. It’s a form of scientific revolution.
This is a sordid tale of how a public bank with a clear mission was corrupted and destroyed by a clique of politicians, business men and women, and union leaders.
Mega-Startups go parabolic. Flame-out already happening.
We’ve spent our entire life in a credit expansion. We began life when the cork came out of the credit jug. We’ve all been pulling hard on it ever since. Heck, we’ve lived on it. “Hey, we’ll pay you later,” we said. But what if “later” is now?
Gold sentiment is at a historic low.
Humans need not apply.
It explains better than anything else how it truly is.
That these comparisons to January 2009 are suddenly cropping up is unnerving. Stocks are rolling over.
Germany, which is supposed to pull the Eurozone out of its funk, is sinking into a funk of its own.
Weighed down by soaring debt, it declares bankruptcy. Stock loses 92% in one day. From $20 to $0.80 in 3 months. A harbinger.
When you conduct your financial affairs as loosey-goosey as Argentina, no one will lend you money. Then – gracias a Dios! – you’re forced into solvency.
The US gross national debt ballooned far faster in fiscal 2014 than what government accounting of the budget deficits would have you believe.
Peña Nieto’s government excels at selling its message abroad and controlling its PR with an iron fist. But at home, reality is not so great.