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Correction Calls Won’t Be Answered
Article By: Todd Sullivan
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:45 AM EDT
There are many calls today for a correction, but economic activity continues to move forward and markets follow. Lately it seems many well-known and media-popular forecasters have called for another market/economic correction.
In this article: TNX, NFLX, TSLA, FB
Should The UK Be Worried About Inflation? No - Looming Deflation Is The Real Concern
Article By: Global Economic Intersection
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:08 AM EDT
Fifty years ago then-prime minister Harold Wilson made the decision to devalue the pound in a bid to tackle the UK’s flagging economy. Today, the UK government is beset with a similar issue.
In this article: FXB
EURUSD Daily Analysis – Wednesday, Aug 23
Article By: ForexCycle
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:06 AM EDT
EURUSD moved sideways in a trading range between 1.1662 and 1.1909.
In this article: ERO
PIMCO Reduces U.S. Exposure Amid Rich Valuations, Removal Of Accommodation
Article By: Financial Sense
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:17 PM EDT
Long a member of the bullish camp, PIMCO’s outlook recently shifted and they are now warning of stretched valuations and downside risks.
Context For The Inflation ‘Debate’
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:09 PM EDT
You can understand to some small degree economists’ collective confusion about inflation. They believe in wage dynamics, where a recession through mass layoffs creates slack and thus depresses wages.
In this article: ERO
China Blasts US Over New US Sanctions, Retaliations On Deck
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:37 PM EDT
Earlier today, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added 10 Chinese and Russian firms to its North Korea Sanctions List. In response, China called on the US to Immediately Fix the Sanctions ‘Mistake’.
Recapping The Moves In US Markets And Copper
Podcast By: Cory Fleck
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:08 PM EDT
Investors seem to be employing the buy the dip strategy today for the US markets while also pushing copper up to $3/pound intraday.
In this podcast: QQQ, JJC, SPX, DJI
Norway Government Forces Sovereign Wealth Fund To Buy $100 Billion More In Stocks "To Safeguard The Country's Riches"
Article By: Tyler Durden
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:43 PM EDT
Late last year, the Norwegian government ordered its Sovereign Wealth Fund to increase its equity allocation to 70% to try and paper over what’s expected to be a 70 billion kroner ($11.1 billion) drawdown – the first in the fund’s history.
Ford To Create New Brand Of Electric Cars In China, GM Sells $5,000 Electric Car
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:21 PM EDT
China accounts for forty percent of global electric cars sales. Ford wants to crack that market with Fully Electric Vehicles Sold Under a New Brand, made in China of course.
In this article: F, GM, TSLA, KOL, UNG
E Since 1980 There Has Been A Significant Increase In U.S. Income Inequality, Which Helps Explain Donald Trump’s Electoral Success
Article By: Arthur Donner
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:36 PM EDT
An obvious conclusion from the sharp worsening in income inequality in the U.S. is that there is a strong correlation between the two major problems currently plaguing the country - extreme political polarization and increasing income inequality.
Austrian Monetary Theory Vs. Federal Reserve Inflation Targeting
Article By: Mises Institute
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:27 PM EDT
One of the leading policy guideposts for central banks and many monetary policy proponents nowadays is the idea of “inflation targeting.”
How American Blood Can Fill The Trade Deficit
Article By: John Mauldin
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
In June, the US ran a $32.6 billion “trade in goods” deficit with China. That’s the difference between our imports from China ($42.3 billion) and our exports to China ($9.7 billion), according to the US Census Bureau.
In this article: GRFS, SHPG, CSLLY
Amazon Destroys Jobs? Really?
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:42 AM EDT
The American people are not united on much these days, or so it would seem. However, if you wanted to give Americans a reason to unite against their leader, threatening their Amazon Prime accounts would be a surefire way.
In this article: AMZN
Trump, Charlottesville And Gold
Article By: Arkadiusz Sieroń
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:37 AM EDT
Last week, the counter-rally against the far-right protest in Charlottesville turned into tragedy. What does it mean for the gold market?
In this article: GLD
Foreign Aid To Haiti: Benefit/Cost Options
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:35 AM EDT
Haiti has the lowest per-capita GDP of any country in the western hemisphere. The World Bank notes that more than 6 million out of 10.4 million (59%) Haitians live under the national poverty line of US$ 2.42 per day.
How Planned Fed Rate Increases Impact The National Debt & Deficits
Article By: Daniel Amerman, CFA
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:29 AM EDT
The United States national debt is currently about $20 trillion, and the federal government is paying some of the lowest interest rates in history on that debt.
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