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Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Stock Option Expiration on Friday - Anything Goes

"Wall Street did not accidentally run a barge aground and leave a small oil slick on the Hudson River. Wall Street did not accidentally release ta ...

Reagan To NYSE After Black Monday: Thank Heaven For Humans

30 years ago this week, after the dust settled in the largest stock market crash in history, President Reagan wrote a letter to The New York Stock ...

A continued grind upwards

Mid-week market update: I wrote last weekend that there was a possibility that the stock market may undergo a melt-up, followed by a crash (see Ma ...

FBI Reports 61% Surge In "Felonious" Cop Killings Year Over Year

Coinciding with an unprecedented surge in violence in cities like Chicago and Baltimore last year, the 2016 Law Enforcement Officers Killed And As ...

10-year retrospective: Lessons 7, 8, 9

7. Neglect of international causes This is the most fatal flaw, as it is the one least understood  by economists, governments or bankers. My inter ...

Housing starts, Spending, Trump comments, Car comment

Continuing evidence that the slowdown in bank lending is reflecting slowdowns in the macro economy: Highlights Single-family permits continue to ...

10-Year retrospective: Lesson 6

6. Expect more bad bankers and bad banks How has the state punished the financial industry for its crimes,  corruption and anti-social behaviour? ...

Beige Book Signals Inflation & Healthcare Concerns Amid Modest Growth

Despite major disruptions from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in Septembe ...

Just Two Charts

Keep It Simple Stupid... As retail investors bid the the stock market up to its most expensive ever...   Professionals are piling into crash risk ...

Mnuchin Deploys Stock Market Bubble as Political Weapon

But the ballooning National Debt has disappeared from the agenda.

Very Long Term Gold Chart Priced In Dollars

How to Invest At All-Time Highs

Stocks can’t continue to go up forever and rates can’t continue to go down forever so what am I supposed to do? I’ve been receiving similar questi ...

$1 Trillion In Liquidity Is Leaving: "This Will Be The Market's First Crash-Test In 10 Years"

In his latest presentation, Francesco Filia of Fasanara Capital discusses how years of monumental liquidity injections by major Central Banks ($15 ...

10-Year retrospective: Lesson 5

5. Banking can only be reformed from within This is another unavoidable lesson. Banking has not been reformed by actions taken by the state, centr ...

An example of tax-driven money during the greenback era

Cartoon from 1864 poking fun at politicians and greenbacks (source and explanation)During the greenback era, the Union government issued irredeema ...

Missing Vegas Massacre Security Guard Resurfaces...

The mystery is over. After vanishing since last Thursday, wounded Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found... On the set of 'Ellen'. ...

The Power Players Behind Silencing Wall Street Reformers

The Power Players Behind Silencing Wall Street Reformers By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 18, 2017 America has now been through various it ...

Oil Algos Shocked As US Crude Production Crashes Most In Over 5 Years

Following API's huge 7.1mm barrel crude draw overnight, WTI prices are slightly higher (driven more by OPEC jawboning) as last week's API errors a ...

Tesla Model S Burns Down After Accident In Austria

In the latest conflagration involving a Tesla car unexpectedly bursting into flames, a Model S burned to a crisp after an accident on an Austrian ...

Bitcoin Tumbles Most In A Month On CFTC ICO Anxiety, South Korea Tax Concerns

After soaring to new record highs near $6000 last week (as China returned to work following its Golden Week holiday), the start of the National Co ...

China’s Yield Curve Inverts (Small Beans Relative to Venezuela’s Curve Inversion And 2,713% Inflation Rate)

Inverted sovereign yield curves are generally bad news. And China’s inverted yield curve is no different. The 5Y to 10Y segment of China’s soverei ...

Why the downside risks of Brexit are mounting

While the UK economy did better than predicted in 2016 in the immediate aftermath of the referendum vote on leaving the European Union, growth has ...

US Housing Starts And Permits Plunge In September As Fed Raises Rates

The housing construction numbers for September were not great. 1-unit detached starts declined -4.60% while 5+ unit starts (multifamily) declined ...

US-German Bond Spread Surges To Highest Since 1999

The spread between German and US sovereign bond yields is the widest since the start of the EU in 1999...   But EURUSD appears to have decoupled ...

Housing Starts, Permits Collapse In September (Spoiler Alert: It Wasn't Just The Storms)

Following last month's bounce in permits (later revised lower), September expectations were for a decline of 2.1% (presumably analysts knew of the ...

Tools for Tracking the S&P 500 Over Time

We're busy behind the scenes today here at Political Calculations, but to mark the occasion of new highs for the U.S. stock market, we thought we ...

Small-Caps Seeing Historic Squeeze

For the last month we have been noting a dramatic divergence between Small Cap stock prices and their implied risk... We can only remember one su ...

UK wage and employment growth has been remarkably stable overall

Today brings new data on what is the most important economic number in the UK right now. This has been added to by the way that some Bank of Engla ...

The Countries Most (& Least) Satisfied With 'Democracy'

Across the globe, the spread of right- and left-wing populism and authoritarian politics have shaken the very foundations of democracy. As Statis ...

Carney Reveals Europe's Potential Achilles Heel in Brexit Talks

This morning, BoE Governor Mark Carney discussed the risks of a hard Brexit during his testimony to the UK Parliamentary Treasury Committee. There ...

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