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The Big Short

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture


The Big Short is a pretty good movie, but there are a few things it leaves out.

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Skyscraper Curse Signal in China

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles


There are so many skyscrapers being built in China that I have not been able to keep track of them all. The "Walking Stick" building has just become the second tallest skyscraper in the world. This does not qualify as a genuine worldwide "skyscraper signal," but it does represent a signal for...

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Junk Silver Market is Frozen

Financial MarketsGold StandardPrices


The "junk silver" (90% US silver coins) seems to have disappeared. After checking several websites that deal in such coins almost all catagories have no inventory to sell. You can still buy bright and shiny versions of the coins at around a 20% premium over the silver value.

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Props for the Chinese Stock Market

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles


How the Communist Party of China Bubbles and Tries to Keep Them Afloat

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Margin Debt At All Time High

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory


Not only are stock markets near all time highs, the amount of margin debt is also at all time highs. Margin debt is money borrowed to leverage the purchasing power of portfolios.

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Former Fed Official: Fed is "out of line"

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking


Why is it that only former Fed officials are willing to say the truth about the economy and monetary policy. I know they don't know the whole truth and they are blinded by power, but why do they always wait till they are "former" to tell the truth.

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Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) Dipping

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking


March’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management dropped to the lowest it’s been this year. The combined index fell from 53.2 in February to 51.2 this month.

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What a Swiss Surprise!

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

 A surprise move from Switzerland’s central bank (SNB) sent stock markets into panic today. In just a few minutes, the value of the Swiss franc rose by 30 percent, FTSE 300 dropped by 2 percent, Wall Street futures turned negative, and the recent feeble rise in commodity prices was reversed....

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