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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Monday, December 05, 2011

Economic Armageddon: 2012 or 2013? / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn his latest report, Samuel Kress of SineScope reviewed the 120-year cycle and broke it down into its constituent cycles. For the sake of our long time readers, I’m providing my own breakdown of the 120-year cycle and its effects on the past, present and future of the financial market and economy.

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Economics

Monday, December 05, 2011

Marc Faber Warns China Economy Heading for a Major Slowdown / Economics / China Economy

By: Videos

Marc Faber's big China short. Forget Europe, says Faber, it's China that's in for a major slowdown, with a relatively short appearance on CNBC's Simon Hobbs and the Money In Motion traders.

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Economics

Monday, December 05, 2011

U.S. Economic System Misunderstanding Capitalism / Economics / US Economy

By: Bill_Bonner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs expected, the euphoria died overnight. On Wednesday, the Dow was up nearly 500 points. Thursday, it fell 23 points.

More and more people are coming to the same conclusion. The bull market is a fraud. And the system is corrupt. And they’re right. But not for the reasons they think.

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Economics

Sunday, December 04, 2011

BubbleOmiX Predicts US Employment Will Climb By 5-Million Over Next 18-Months / Economics / Employment

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe essential theory of BubbleOmix is that Ying follows Yang or in other words What Goes-Around Comes Around.

Employment in USA is a market, some people look to buy services, and interestingly 35% of companies in USA these days can’t find qualified people for the jobs they are offering (no prizes for guessing where those jobs will go). The fact that there may be a lot of unemployed (and unemployable) people doesn’t change the numbers of jobs on offer; it just changes the wages the jobs pay…slightly.

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Economics

Saturday, December 03, 2011

U.S. Employment Up But Not Enough, World Slips into Recession As Central Bankers Unite! / Economics / Recession 2012

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt is now common to use the term bazooka when referring the actions of governments and central banks as they try to avert a credit crisis. And this week we saw a coordinated effort by central banks to use their bazookas to head off another 2008-style credit disaster. The market reacted as if the crisis is now over and we can get on to the next bull run. Yet, we will see that it wasn't enough. Something more along the lines of a howitzer is needed (keeping with our WW2-era military arsenal theme). And of course I need to briefly comment on today's employment numbers. There is enough to keep us occupied for more than a few pages, so let's jump right in. (Note: this letter may print long, as there are a lot of charts.)

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Economics

Saturday, December 03, 2011

U.S. Labor Market is Improving, but Imminent Europe Recession Could Upset the Apple Cart / Economics / Employment

By: Asha_Bangalore


Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCivilian Unemployment Rate: 8.6% in November, down from 9.1% in October. Cycle high jobless rate for the recent recession is 10.1% in October 2009.

Payroll Employment: +120,000 jobs in November vs. +100,000 in October. Private sector jobs increased 140,000 after a gain of 117,000 in October. Addition of 82,000 jobs after revisions to payroll estimates of September and October

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Economics

Friday, December 02, 2011

The U.S. Consumer is Finally Bouncing Back / Economics / US Economy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: Consumers shed housing debt in the third quarter while ratcheting up spending elsewhere, raising hope that the single biggest driver of the U.S. economy - consumer spending - is back on the rise.

Mortgage balances fell 1.3% in the July-September period, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, while overall household debt shrank by 0.6%.

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Economics

Thursday, December 01, 2011

China Returns to Economic Growth Mode with Major Policy Shift / Economics / China Economy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKerri Shannon writes: The damaging global economic effects that Europe's unfolding debt crisis pose have caused a sharp reversal in China's monetary policy - one that will lead to a greater expansion of the Red Dragon's economy.

The People's Bank of China announced yesterday (Wednesday) that it would lower the percentage of deposits commercial banks must hold in reserve by 50 basis points, effective Dec. 5.

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Economics

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Why the U.S. Economy Will Be Weaker Than Expected in 2012 / Economics / US Economy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKerri Shannon writes: Anyone who hoped the U.S. economy would get back on track in 2011 was sorely disappointed.

The European sovereign debt crisis and the abysmal failure of policymakers to take effective action undermined any chance we had at a strong recovery.

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Economics

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ben Bernanke Beats Deflationists Into Submission With His Money Stick / Economics / Inflation

By: Jeff_Berwick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe've got a new slogan for deflationists.  Deflationists: Wrong Since the Advent of Fiat Currency.

It's been the never-ending, battle royale of the economic world ever since the looming end to this financial system became starkly clear in 2008.  Will the western governments, almost all completely incapable of paying the gargantuan debts enabled by democracy, central banking and fiat currency, allow the system to collapse (deflation) or worm their way out of it via inflation, until we live in a hyperinflationary apocalypse?

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Economics

Thursday, December 01, 2011

U.S. Economic Reports Paint a Bullish Picture / Economics / US Economy

By: Asha_Bangalore

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) of the National Association of Realtors rose 10.4% to 93.3 in October, reflecting gains in all four regions of the nation. The PHSI is a indicator of actual of sales of existing homes with a lead of 1-2 months. The year-to-year increase of the PHSI is noteworthy. However, the issue of contract cancellations is a dark cloud hanging over the housing market. In recent months, the percentage of realtors reporting contract cancellations due to appraisal problems and failure to obtain credit has risen. Therefore, the October PHSI could be an exaggeration of the likely sales of home that will take place. Nonetheless, the increase of the October PHSI is a positive development in the housing sector.

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Economics

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yellen is Supportive of Additional Fed Action to Support U.S. Economic Activity / Economics / US Economy

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Fed's Vice Chair Janet Yellen presented a case for additional Fed action to support economic activity in the United States. These two excerpts (emphasis added) from her speech indicate her opinion about the necessity for Fed action

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Economics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Euro-zone Debt Crisis, Where Would We Be Without Rules? / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Where would be if we didn't have rules?"
"FRANCE!"
"And where would we be if we had too many rules?"
"GERMANY!"
  – UK comedian Al Murray, the (very British) Pub Landlord

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Economics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

U.S. Government Spends More than it Earns, It’s All Very Taxing / Economics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday's Outside the Box is something a little different for me. Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital Management has produced a most excellent summary of the problems inherent in "all things taxing" in the US. He delves into not only the specifics but also some of the philosophy of taxation. This is a balanced piece in which he tries to present all sides and arguments, giving us a very real picture of the dilemma we face, and leaving us to draw our own conclusions. Whatever we do going forward, including nothing, the outcome with regard to taxes is going to be difficult if not painful for most of us. We talk about everyone paying their fair share, but what does that mean? The answer is that it means very different things to different people.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

With Rising Wages, Will China Remain a Manufacturing Hub? / Economics / China Economy

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEarlier this month, I spent a few days at the CLSA AsiaUSA Forum in San Francisco, which offered a geopolitical and economic intellectual feast for global investors. The research firm gathered a well-rounded cast of engaging speakers that included Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, Pollster extraordinaire Frank Luntz and renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. Here's a photo I snapped during a Q&A session with former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

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Economics

Friday, November 25, 2011

Beginning of New Credit Crunch, Trouble Ahead for Global Economy / Economics / Credit Crisis 2011

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEconomic Collapse writes: The global economy is heading for a massive amount of trouble in the months ahead. Right now we are seeing the beginning of a credit crunch that is shaping up to be very reminiscent of what we saw back in 2008. Investors and big corporations are pulling huge amounts of money out of European banks and nobody wants to lend to those banks right now. We could potentially see dozens of "Lehman Brothers moments" in Europe in 2012. Meanwhile, bond yields on sovereign debt are jumping through the roof all over Europe. That means that European nations that are already drowning in debt are going to find it much more expensive to continue funding that debt. It would be a huge understatement to say that there is "financial chaos" in Europe right now.

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Economics

Thursday, November 24, 2011

China Economy Will Collapse By The End Of 2011 / Economics / China Economy

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWealthCycles writes: Casey Research Host: Your original estimate for the collapse of China was by 2011… do you think (that was) relatively close?

Gordon Chang: I think it is very close when you see what is going on right now.  -Gordon Chang, Forbes.com

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Economics

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Case for Free-Market Bank Regulation / Economics / Economic Theory

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAmerica (BAC) has rescinded its plan to charge customers a $5 monthly debit-card fee. Shall we praise bank regulators for their swift action in preventing the exorbitant charge? Well, no. Then we'll credit politicians for legislating against greedy, big-bank profiteering, right? Wrong again. The free market drove BAC to drop the debit-card fee.

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Economics

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Can the Underground Economy Save Europe? / Economics / Euro-Zone

By: David_Howden

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs the old saying goes, the more expensive you are to fire, the more expensive you are to hire. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the European continent.

Even with the United States' lengthening of unemployment insurance benefits at the wake of this crisis, the benefits for the standard down-on-his-luck American pale in comparison to those of the average European. Upon job separation the average Frenchman can expect to see more than half of his salary extended in the form of unemployment benefits. Many European workers see these benefits extended for two to three years after their termination, with some countries extending benefits indefinitely.

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Economics

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jim Chanos on Chinese Economy and If He Will Cover His Short Positions / Economics / China Economy

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBillionaire short seller Jim Chanos, founder of hedge fund Kynikos Associates Ltd., spoke to Bloomberg TV's Betty Liu this morning about China's banking system and outlook for the Chinese economy and real estate market.

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