DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach has already express his views on the Federal Reserve's retreat into manipulation of both the financial markets, and the media narrative, via the central bank's continuing "ad hoc" operations in the repo market.
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At Counterpunch, Michael Hudson has penned an important article that outlines the important connections between US foreign policy, oil, and the US dollar.
The rich are getting richer, and everyone else is getting poorer.
The Treasury Department is issuing a 20-year bond for the first time in 34 years to help pay for the ballooning $1 trillion dollar budget deficit.
The first thing to understand is that it is not a trade deal. It is Trump backing off his tariffs when he discovered that the tarrifs fall on US goods and American consumers, not on China.
"A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all."
In the court of investor opinion, the verdict is in. The Federal Reserve is guilty of quantitative easing.
Neel Kashkari Appeals To "QE Conspiracists": Show Me How The Fed Is Moving Stock Prices... So Here It Is
Following October and November's bounce in starts and permits, and despite solid sales and mortgage application data, analysts expected a mixed picture for housing data today (with growth in starts slowing and permits shrinking).
With President Donald Trump signing a historic first phase trade deal with the world's second-largest economy, it is more important than ever to have the full facts without the spin.
Central bank policies are directly driving asset prices and the bubbles therein. It's what they do. It has been so stunningly obvious that, at this point, it makes a mockery of things to deny it as an ongoing, and essential, part of how their strat
Following the surprise acceleration in consumer prices, producer prices were expected to re-accelerate after diverging for three months.
Davi Barker (Pirates without Borders; Orville Galaxy; Shiny Badges) in studio - Tim Picciott (Wealth Manager @ Innovative Advisory Group) gives The Economic Report
Perhaps even PhD economists notice that manic-mania bubbles always burst–always.
Sources familiar with the Phase 1 trade deal told Reuters China has agreed to purchase $80 billion of additional manufactured goods from the U.S. over the next 24 months, as part of the "Phase 1" trade deal that's expected to be signed on Wednesday.
Lost in all of the headlines about Iran and impeachment is the fact that the U.S. economic slowdown which began during the latter stages of last year appears to be accelerating.