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Can Spain Handle a Global Crisis?

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

There seems to be an increasing consensus that a global recession is coming soon.  The good news is that the Spanish private sector is much better prepared than it was in 2007.

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Central Bank "Stimulus" is Really a Huge Redistribution Scheme

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog09/28/2019

Central banks pretend all these benefits come at no cost to anyone. Unfortunately, we all ultimately pay the price. 

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Negative Interest Rates are the Price We Pay for De-Civilization

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog09/18/2019

The destruction of capital, economic and otherwise, is contrary to every human impulse.

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Inverted Yield Curves, Recessions, and You

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/05/2019

To understand what an inverted yield curve means, you must first understand what the yield curve is.

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What the Looming US-China Currency War Means for the Economy

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

If the world gets into a currency war — with the assault on wages and savings that devaluation entails — no one wins.

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China’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Trump, It’s a Broken Banking System

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog08/06/2019

While much of the media remains focused on Trump and trade, the greatest threat to the Chinese economy may be reckoning with a massive financial bubble from within.

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Central Banks are Making "Conservative Investments" Riskier. This Could Be Disastrous for Pensions.

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/24/2019

The fact that the most conservative investors are being forced to purchase bonds of nearly bankrupt companies for virtually no yield is not a success of monetary policy nor a tool for growth.

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Markets are Cheering Christine Lagarde's Appointment to the ECB. Here's Why That's Trouble.

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog07/12/2019

The market probably interprets correctly that the European Central Bank will become even more dovish under Lagarde. This will encourage more risk in the financial system.

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Who Will Benefit More from Libra: The Unbanked, or Wall Street?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog07/11/2019

Since Libra is an extended arm of the current financial system, first-world economies could benefit at the cost of developing economies.

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When Will the Stock Market Respond to 2016's Liquidity Collapse?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/08/2019

 A major factor that can explain the apparent contradiction between weakening so-called fundamentals of today — and the stock market's continued march upward — is changes in monetary liquidity.

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