Commodities Are Hot Again...

Commodities are hot once again after a disastrous performance at the end of 2018 when energy prices collapsed and the escalating U.S.-China trade war spooked investors.   At the start of 2019, however, the sentiment is quite different from the fourth q...

The Neutral Interest Rate: The Fed's Impossible Goal

Frank Shostak
It is widely accepted that by means of suitable monetary policies the US central bank can navigate the economy towards a growth path of economic stability and prosperity. The key ingredient in achieving this is price stability. Most experts are of the ...

Carmageddon at Tesla-Panasonic Gigafactory in Nevada and Shanghai...

Wolf Richter
Expansion and investment plans frozen, after deliveries of Teslas plunged in Q1. The core of every Tesla is the battery, and the core of the battery is the battery cell technology, and that technology doesn’t belong to Tesla. It belongs to Panasonic, w...

The Lab Rat That Survives Is The One Who Escapes Its Cage...

Chris Martenson
If you're feeling like a lab rat in some macabre science experiment, manipulated by shadowy forces for unknown purposes, that’s because you're waking up to the reality of the situation. We are a nation of lab rats. Tough news to hear, I know. But it’s ...

Growth That’s Bought But Not Paid For

Peter Schiff
Very clear warning signs are now flashing that the U.S. economy could be heading for trouble and that the longest expansion in recent memory may soon end. But as usual, financial media and mainstream investors are once again flushed with optimism as th...

Prepaid debit cards. The other anonymous payments method...

John Paul Koning
When it comes to financial privacy, good old fashioned banknotes and privacy cryptocurrencies like Zcash

The “Magic Formula” Is The Secret To Another Century Of American Prosperity

Nathan Lewis
Economics is easy. You just have to get two things right: Low Taxes, and Stable Money. Get this right, and everything else tends to follow with relative ease. Get it wrong, and the endless problems and difficulties that ensue will prove insoluble. I...

US Dollar Status as Global Reserve Currency Edges Down Further...

Wolf Richter
Is the euro dead yet? And how is the Chinese Renminbi doing? Total global foreign exchange reserves, in all currencies, rose to $11.4 trillion in the fourth quarter 2018, according to the IMF’s just released COFER data. These foreign exchange reserves ...

Central Banks Shouldn't Fight Deflation

Frank Shostak
The real problem was the money supply inflation that happened during the boom phase. Combating deflation in the bust phase only superficially treats a symptom of the boom-bust cycle. Original Article: "Central Banks Shouldn't Fight Deflation".

Should governments finance themselves through their central bank?...

John Paul Koning
In places like the U.S. and Europe, it is actually difficult—if not impossible—for a government to have its central bank pay for government programs. All government spending must be financed by issuing bonds to the public or collecting taxes. Canada,...

The Countries with the Most Monstrous Corporate Debt Pileups. US Wimps out in 25th Place!

Wolf Richter
But China and the tax havens like Luxembourg, oh my! US corporate debt, excluding debt by banks – so “nonfinancial” corporate debt – has surged in recent years by all measures and to such an extent that it was featured prominently in the Fed’s Financia...

Tesla Struggles To Compete In European Market

CEO Elon Musk and the Tesla team have succeeded in making their company the most widely used electric vehicle brand name, but this has not yet led to global EV sales dominance.Competitor BMW just issued a report conducted by global consulting firm IHS ...
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