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US Housing Bubble Enters Stage Two: Suddenly-Motivated Sellers
Article By: John Rubino
Sunday, July 15, 2018 3:29 PM EDT
Phase Two of the US housing bubble begins when note that prices are now above what they could have gotten in the last bubble. So they call a realtor and list their house. As do a bunch of their neighbors. Supply, out of the blue, jumps.
Time To Reform Unemployment Insurance
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Saturday, July 14, 2018 4:00 AM EDT
The best time to fix your roof is when the weather is sunny and warm, not when it's rainy, cold--and actually leaking. In a similar spirit, the best time to fix unemployment insurance is when the unemployment rate is low.
10 Years After The Oil Price Spike: Is Peak Oil A Process Rather Than A Moment?
Article By: Kurt Cobb
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:46 PM EDT
The punishing price decline in oil from 2014 to 2016 and the slow recovery that followed has resulted in deep cuts in exploration and development throughout the industry (if not so much in the U.S. tight oil fields).
Contingency Plans For Sideways Changes
Article By: Bill Conerly
Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:18 AM EDT
Contingency plans are vital in an uncertain economy. That includes forward plans, defensive plans, and these sideways plans which focus on changing products, production techniques and sales channels—a change that is not about growing or shrinking.
BIS Confirms Banks Use "Lehman-Style Trick" To Disguise Debt, Engage In "Window Dressing"
Article By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:52 PM EDT
The Bank for International Settlements has confirmed that banks may indeed be "disguising" their borrowings "like Lehman Brothers" as debt ratios fall within limits imposed by regulators just four times a year, thank to the use of repo arrangements.
General Electric’s Removal From The Dow (Re)Exposed The Index’s Key Flaw
Article By: Dr. Duru
Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:26 AM EDT
GE's removal is a glaring reminder of the Dow’s anachronistic and inferior standing among the major indices.Traders do not use the Dow for anything except to check the temperature of the sentimental headlines attached to the Dow’s movements.
In this article: GE Also: WBA, NFLX, NKE, WMT, AMZN, CAT, GS, MCD, MMM, TRV, UTX
How Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt The Healthcare Sector
Article By: Maithya Kitonyi
Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:07 PM EDT
Developing countries could benefit greatly from blockchain technology if the latter is adopted in the healthcare industry. Notable areas of improvement include data storage systems, governance, workforce, technology and finance among others.
Bank CEOs Says Robots Can Replace Half Of Citigroup And Deutsche Bank Employees
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Sunday, June 17, 2018 11:10 AM EDT
Investment bank CEOs believe machines will take over ‘lower-value tasks’. 50% of employees are at risk. Cuts are coming and those are not all low-paying jobs.
In this article: C, DB
Plastics Recycling Paradigm Shift Will Create Winners And Losers
Article By: Paul Hodges
Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:39 AM EDT
Suddenly, the world has woken up to the damage caused by plastic waste. Almost overnight, brand owners and legislators are rushing to end single-use packaging.The new paradigm will create Winners and Losers in the oil and plastics industries.
In this article: DD, LYB, USO Also: KO, PEP, WMT, UN
How To Stay Motivated When You Can’t Stand A Co-Worker
Article By: John Rampton
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:45 PM EDT
Whenever people are the problem in your job, it makes going to work each day a little harder. Let’s face it; most of us don’t like co-worker conflicts. Here are some ideas to make working with them a little easier.
Chart: S&P 500 Capex Growth
Article By: Callum Thomas
Saturday, June 9, 2018 5:54 PM EDT
Here's a chart I find really interesting, showing the annual pace of capex growth across some of the key industries/sectors of the S&P 500.The bottom line is that US business investment appears to be undergoing a revival.
Trump Auto Tariffs Would Be "Net Negative" - Destroy 157,000 American Jobs
Article By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, June 3, 2018 6:00 PM EDT
New tariffs on imported automobiles and parts under consideration by President Trump could threaten more than 157,000 American jobs, according to a recent policy briefing by the Trade Partnership WorldWide, a trade and economic consulting firm.
In 1995, Steve Jobs Explained Exactly How Apple Will Fail
Video By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, May 27, 2018 5:32 PM EDT
With Apple's share price hitting record highs we are reminded of none other than Steve Jobs 'lost interview' from 1995 on how tech monopolies die.
In this video: AAPL
The Next Populist Political Issue Emerges: CEO Pay
Article By: John Rubino
Sunday, May 27, 2018 3:39 PM EDT
Corporations are required to publish an accurate version their “pay ratio” – what their CEO makes relative to employees. There’s a number – the years (or centuries) of work it would take the average employee to earn what the CEO does in one year.
Moody's: All Of Retail Isn't Dying, But Brick-And-Mortar Probably Is
Article By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:39 PM EDT
A new report out by Moody‘s seeks to make the argument that it isn’t all of retail that’s dying, just mainly brick and mortar. It also makes the point that e-commerce is what's primarily holding up "retail" in general.
The Key Risk In The Market I’m Looking At Right Now
Article By: Andrew Zatlin
Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:25 PM EDT
The knock-on effects of higher interests is the key risk I’m following these days. You see, the interest rate is at the heart of doing business. As interest rates rise, the cost of doing business increases with it.
In this article: DE
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