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Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Irony of the Day: Yellen Moans About Income Inequality; Seven Things That Cause Inequality
Those seeking the irony of the day will find it comes straight from the mouth of the Fed Chair. Please consider Janet Yellen Bemoans Rising US Inequality. Janet Yellen decried rising inequality on Friday in an unusual speech that may lead to accusations of politicising the US Federal Reserve. Speaking at a conference in Boston, the Fed chairwoman said she was “greatly concerned” by rising income and wealth inequality, and asked whether it is compatible with American values. Her remarks will
Friday, October 17, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  FBI Director Warns Google and Apple "If You Don't Decrypt Phones, We'll Do It For You" 
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. FBI Director, James Comey, an Obama appointment, does not give a damn what the Constitution
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Post-Foreclosure Hell: Garnished Wages, Seized Assets, Deficiency Judgments
In 2009 and 2010 "Walking Away" was the rage. (skip the adds and scroll down to my list of articles). Back then, I frequently cautioned Before Walking Away Consult An Attorney, advice repeated in nearly every reference to the practice. Walking away without declaring bankruptcy, especially with a recourse mortgage was always a dangerous practice. Moreover, law is complicated because rules vary from state to state, and non-recourse loans often became recourse loans if refinanced. Post-Foreclo
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The “Volatility” Fallacy
Today’s theme shouldn’t surprise you at all – of the horrific manipulation of every aspect of the U.S. economy and financial markets.  This month it has surged to unprecedented levels; first of all, ahead of the “all-important” mid-term elections; secondly, to “cover” the planned end of overt QE; and last but not least, to prevent what clearly was beginning to look like commencement of the end game. Let’s start with yesterday’s “miraculous” equity and Treasury yield surge – and capping of gold,
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Coming Apart At the Seams 
Watching America’s “manipulation organizations” desperately attempt to repeal the rapidly approaching “reality tsunami,” all we can think of – with tremendous fear and consternation – is what the “other side” will look like.  With global economic activity and financial conditions far worse than the 2008 bottom – even before “the big one” commenced – we can only pray the “worst-case scenario” doesn’t occur, which even the status quo embracing MSM realizes is possible. Of course, this time around
Friday, October 17, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Top Secret Spacecraft Returns to Earth This Week After Two Years in Space; Rods From God
A US Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle has been in space for two years conducting top secret research. Mission The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, is an experimental test program to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force. The primary objectives of the X-37B are twofold: reusable spacecraft technologies for America's future in space and operating experiments which can be returned to, and examined, on Earth. Features The X
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Worldwide Fiat Implosion: How High Can Silver Go?
Andy Hoffman spoke with SGT Report to discuss bond yields around the world have now hit an average an all-time low, global interest rates plunging, oil prices, Shanghai Gold Exchange, gold and silver.  To listen to the interview, please click below. Video: Worldwide Fiat Implosion: How High Can Silver Go?
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Trend Analyst on Stocks: “If The Dow Drops Below 15,000… I Would Suggest People Start Buying Food &
Stock markets across the world are starting to crack. Last night Europe was heavily in the red with drops in excess of 3% in some market exchanges. And, as soon as the bell rang this morning on the East Coast, U.S. stocks continued the global decline. Though the Federal Reserve released a report today indicating that the U.S. economy was on pace to grow moderately, investors were having none of it. After topping 17,000 for all time highs just a few weeks ago, stocks have tumbled over 1,000 point
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Free Market Response to Ebola
In response to Obama's Lame Response to Ebola; No Protocols but Lots of Fearmongering one person responded that I was "over-cooking the Ebola crisis". Amusingly, another reader accused me of "underplaying the crisis". A third reader asked "what is the free market response?" A similar question arose in a comment to Acting Man's post The Ebola Outbreak – A Black Swan. Before tackling the free market issue, let's first review the government's response to date. Airport restrictions but only at
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Eurozone Rotting to the Core; Four Possibilities; Beyond the Math 
On October 6, I noted German Factory Orders Slump 5.7%, Most Since January 2009. The previous month was up 4.9%, so I averaged the two months noting "The average result is a decline of 0.4% per month, for the last two months. That process also means four consecutive months of decline." German numbers were particularly volatile allegedly due to timing of school holidays, but there is no way to smooth out four consecutive months of decline as anything other than overall weakness. Germany Slash
Monday, October 20, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Saxo Bank CIO Jakobsen Predicts Another "Shock Drop" in Markets; Addicted to Cheap Money
Inquiring minds are tuned into the Saxo Bank's 4th Trading Debate on Volatility and Performance. Another "Shock Drop" in Markets Saxo Bank CIO Steen Jakobsen says Another 'Shock Drop' is Coming and it's Coming Soon Steen takes the view that central bank policy is creating a 'fantasy land' for investors and he points out that the recent 'day dive' in markets was a closer reflection of reality. Steen outlines his suggestions for trading ahead of another dip in mid November with targets for t
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
WalMart Margins Set to Plunge? Will Rest of Retail Follow? What About Jobs?
Retail sales reports on Wednesday have me thinking about the strength of the economy, commercial construction, jobs, and profit margins. Let's start with a look at retail sales. The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. Retail Sales Falter Amid Signs of Global Slowdown. Similarly, Bloomberg reports Weaker Retail Sales Signal Smaller Spending Boost. Retail sales dropped more than forecast in September on a broad pullback in spending that indicates American consumers provided less of a boost for
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Crashing Oil Prices Portends Unspeakable Horrors
OK, so how about that for a headline?  And no, we’re not exaggerating as the charge toward global depression, war and hyperinflation is exploding out of control, like terrified wildebeest pursued by a den of lions.  We wrote last week that the only difference between 2008 and today – aside from tens of trillions of debt and historic geopolitical tensions – was the PPT’s ability to manipulate equity markets higher.  However, “Economic Mother Nature” is decidedly asserting herself; and consequentl
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Greece 10-Year Bond Yield Soars to 9% as Prime Minister's Gambit Explodes; Snap Elections Likely, an
In the last three days, yield on the Greek 10-year government bond soared from 6.6% to over 9% before settling at 8.917%. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' Gambit Explodes Greek bonds yields had already been climbing with the rise of the radical left Syriza party in recent polls. Icing on the yield-cake was a seriously misguided election ploy by prime minister, Antonis Samaras that blew up in his face. Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, Antonis Samaras, used a bold gambit last week to wi
Friday, October 17, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  McDonald's Vows Fresh Thinking After Net Income Declines 30%; Mish Offers Some Advice
A 30% net income decline for McDonald's is quite startling to most. I wonder why such a decline took so long. In response to that pathetic performance, McDonald’s Vows Fresh Thinking. McDonald’s Corp. outlined plans for what it called fundamental changes to its business as it reported one of its worst quarterly profit declines in years, driven by problems in nearly every major part of its business. The 30% decline in net income for the period ended Sept. 30 was the latest in a string of dis
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Manipulation, Jawboning and Prayer
All I can say is this.  Yesterday afternoon’s “Miles Franklin All-Star Silver Panel Webinar” was an unmitigated success.  Direct questions regarding silver supply, demand, mining costs, inventories, and trading with David Morgan, Harvey Organ, Steve St. Angelo, and Bill Holter enabled listeners to derive a significantly better understanding of how tight the market is – and will likely be – in the coming years.  Thus, we courage that you will listen to it on the Miles Franklin Blog – and send it
Friday, October 17, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
UKIP Support Hits Record High 25% of Voters; Let's Be Clear: Cameron Clearly a Fake Conservative Lia 
Support for UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) hit a record high 25% following recent elections that gave UKIP its first ever seat in the British parliament. Still that's one seat out of 650. Is UKIP anything Cameron's Tory party or Labour need fear? In case you don't already know, the answer can be found in Poll: Support for UKIP Hits Record High. Support for the anti-EU UK Independence Party hit a record high of 25%, an opinion poll showed yesterday (12 October), days after it won it
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
US Airdrops Load of Weapons ...
In yet another embarrassing moment for the Obama administration, Isis Claims it has US Airdrop of Weapons. A US airdrop of arms to besieged Kurds in Kobani appears to have missed its target and ended up in the hands of Islamic State (Isis) militants. Video footage released by Isis shows what appears to be one of its fighters for in desert scrubland with a stack of boxes attached to a parachute. The boxes are opened to show an array of weapons, some rusty, some new. A canister is broken out to
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Pain Trade, Treasury Bears, Margin Calls
I have been warning US treasury bears for quite some time, but I now wonder if we have seen a bit of short-term capitulation. Before discussing further, let's first look at a Mish Mailbag. Reader Rob writes ... Hi Mish I was thinking that margin calls would be made after today and could pull the market down further by Friday. Do you think margin calls would be made to any degree yet? Also your article Stock Buybacks Peaked With Stock Market in 2007: History About to Repeat? would be a gre
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Challenge to Keynesians "Prove Rising Prices Provide an Overall Economic Benefit"
The ECB has been concerned about falling consumer prices. I propose that's 100% stupid, yet that's the concern. When the euro declined vs. the US dollar, the ECB was happy that inflation would inch back up. The fear now is that falling oil prices will take away the alleged gain of a falling euro. With that backdrop, credit the Financial Times for the absurd headline of the week: Eurozone Fails to Benefit from Weak Currency as Oil Price Slides. Pity the policy makers given the job of rescuing
Monday, October 20, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
My Most Important Audioblog Yet
On his weekly podcast, Andy Hoffman discusses the U.S. dollar, oil prices, gold and silver, U.S interest rates, record Silver Eagle sales and retail sales.   To listen to the audio, please click below. Download the audio file: My Most Important Audioblog Yet Video: My Most Important Audioblog Yet
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Radio Appearance with John Stadtmiller – October 14, 2014
Andy Hoffman joins John Stadtmiller of the Republic Broadcasting Network to discuss the gold and silver markets, U.S. unemployment rate, manipulation of the markets, currencies collapsing around the world and the U.S. dollar. To listen to the interview, please click below. Andy Hoffman – Republic Broadcasting Network – October 14, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
A New Hope
Long-time readers know I am the ultimate Star Wars fan.  In my view, George Lucas is the Albert Einstein of movie-making; and joining with Disney has only made the franchise stronger.  One of my favorite Star Wars creations is the recently completed, seven-season animated serial “Star Wars-Clone Wars” – of which, I woke up Sunday morning at 3:00 AM to watch the final seven episodes. Star Wars’ creators clearly have very strong political views – in my view, quite similar to the majority of Miles
Monday, October 20, 2014
Tim Iacono - Iacono Research
Food Stamps and Unemployment
More evidence that the current economic “recovery” is unlike any other comes via Robert Doar in this item at Real Clear Markets where food stamp SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) usage has failed to take its usual course following the end of a recession by moving lower along with the unemployment rate. Of course, new claims for unemployment insurance reached a 14-year low earlier today, so, the recent trend shown above shows no sign of reversing. Why is this happening? The answ
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Has The Great Unravelling Begun
Andy Hoffman joins Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network to discuss U.S. retail sales, the Dow Jones Propaganda, currencies crashing around the world, the dollar index not “strong” and gold and silver.  To listen to the interview, please click below. Andrew Hoffman – Has The Great Unravelling Begun
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tim Iacono - Iacono Research
Thursday Morning Links
MUST READS Share prices continue to slide – BBC Fear Goes Viral on Wall Street – Fiscal Times Risk of Deflation Feeds Global Fears – WSJ What the heck should the Fed do now? – CNN/Money Falling oil prices shake up global economies – AP World economy so damaged it may need permanent QE – Telegraph Treasuries Gain as Oil Drops Below $80 While Stocks Slide – Bloomberg The Depressing Signals Markets Are Sending About the Global Economy – NY Times This is who’s getting really walloped by the stock sl
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Obama's Lame Response to Ebola; No Protocols but Lots of Fearmongering; Where's the Common Sense?
Ebola Fearmongering I seldom watch TV. But today I am on the road and watched CNN from a restaurant. I did not have sound, but I did see captions. CNN's headline story was ridiculous. CNN placed the blame for the intraday DOW plunge of 460 point on ebola. There was no mention of the 21-Point Plunge in Empire State manufacturing Index. Nor was there any mention of weak consumer spending. What about PEs in the stratosphere? No mention of course. (For discussion, please see Stock Buybacks Pea
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Ebola – Insult to Injury
First, let’s start with the blindingly obvious; i.e., the “injury” noted above.  Which is increasingly indisputable clarity of a world hopelessly mired in deep expanding recession.  What we witnessed in 2009-14 – you know the “recovery” in which global debt, inflation and unemployment surged – was the “eye” of a Cat-5 economic hurricane caused by the world’s printing presses dating to the “Big Bang” of August 1971.  And now, the powerful “back end” of the storm is here; which until the Ides of O
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Snowden Film "Citizen Four" Reveals How He Did It; Second Leaker Involved; Files on 1.2 Million Peop 
Once again I salute Edwards Snowden as an all-American hero. On second thought, make that an all-world hero. A movie on how and why Snowden revealed NSA wiretaps is about to be released. Showbiz reports Edward Snowden Doc Premieres: Shocking Inside Look at How He Did It. Citizen Four is the shocking doc about Edward Snowden made by Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. Just screened tonight was the two hour film which will be released by the Weinstein Company this month. It doesn’t paint the Ob
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
McDonald's Vows Fresh Thinking After Revenues Decline 30%; Mish Offers Some Advice
A 30% decline in revenues for McDonald's is quite startling to most. I wonder why such a decline took so long. In response to that pathetic performance, McDonald’s Vows Fresh Thinking. McDonald’s Corp. outlined plans for what it called fundamental changes to its business as it reported one of its worst quarterly profit declines in years, driven by problems in nearly every major part of its business. The 30% decline in net income for the period ended Sept. 30 was the latest in a string of di
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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