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Economics

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Inflation, Central Banks, and Business Cycles / Economics / Economic Theory

By: MISES

Jonathan Newman writes: The word “inflation” means different things to different people. One popular conception of inflation focuses on prices  —  all prices, actually. For these people, including some economists, “inflation” means a rise in the general price level, i.e., the goods and services we buy have higher price tags.

The other conception of inflation focuses on the money supply. Economists with this focus think of inflation as an increase in the amount of money in the economy. We’ll see that viewing inflation as a rise in prices can be misleading and ambiguous especially compared to viewing inflation as an increase in the money supply.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stock Market Correction May be Nearing End / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2015

By: Tony_Caldaro

Another choppy week. The market started the week at SPX 2102, rallied to 2108 on Monday, dropped to 2083 on Tuesday, rallied to 2012 on Wednesday, then dropped to 2072 on Friday, before ending the week at 2081. For the week the SPX/DOW lost 1.15%, the NDX/NAZ lost 1.45%, and the DJ World index lost 0.30%. On the economic front reports again came in mostly to the upside. On the uptick: retail sales, the CPI/PPI, business inventories, the NAHB, housing starts, the Philly FED, consumer sentiment, leading indicators, the WLEI, and the monetary base. On the downtick: the NY FED, industrial production, capacity utilization, and weekly jobless claims rose. Next week we get three reports on housing and durable goods orders.

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ElectionOracle

Saturday, April 18, 2015

UK Housing Crisis, Immigration, Population Growth, Election Forecast 2015 - Video / ElectionOracle / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britains housing crisis is one of limited new build supply that consistently fails to keep pace with new demand that typically tends to average twice the rate of supply resulting in an worsening housing crisis each year which explains why academic theories of UK house prices being in a bubble that is always imminently destined to burst persistently fails to materialise. Instead the reality is one of house prices relentlessly grinding ever higher with an ever escalating house prices to earnings ratio that on an average stands at over 7X earnings, and far beyond that of virtually every other western nation and in some parts of the UK is greater than 25X earnings.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stock Market Strong Pullback Day...Nothing Bearish Yet.... / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2015

By: Jack_Steiman

So we wake up this morning to some very nasty futures. When I went to bed last night fair value was green. It seemed as if the futures were saying we would try for a breakout. This morning told a very different story. A major blast lower as Europe got crushed overnight. Fears of a Greece fall out. Germany down roughly 500 points in two days. We followed their futures lower in a very big way. We gapped down hard and never showed any strength or fight the rest of the day.

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Commodities

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I’m Counting on Chaos in the Energy Sector and You Should, Too / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Money_Morning

Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: CNBC’s Kate Kelly asked me last January if I was worried about smaller players in the energy sector “just plain going out of business.”

I replied that not only was I not afraid of the weaker players being swept away, I was counting on it.

As you might imagine, that raised more than a few eyebrows, considering oil had fallen by 51% from last summer’s highs to only $52/barrel at the time, and investors couldn’t hit the sell button fast enough.

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Commodities

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Which Way Will Gold and Silver Break? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

Precious Metals continue to be a conundrum. While Gold has trended lower it has failed to break below $1100 as so many expect. It is very strong against foreign currencies and did not break to a new low even as the US$ index rallied from 87 to 100. On the other hand, Gold has failed to sustain any bullish momentum. The gold stocks are even more oversold and have formed some higher lows since last November. Yet, they have failed to sustain any bullish developments and are far from reaching a higher high. Only time will tell which way the sector will break and how its bear market will conclude.

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Commodities

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gold Price Next Move / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015

By: Submissions

Peter Vogel writes: When determining if a bull move in gold is a probability, a good indicator can be found in the relationship between the junior and senior gold miners etf's. If a bull move is occurring, the junior gold miners etf (GDXJ) should show indications that it will outperform the senior gold miners etf (GDX). This implies investors are willing to take on more risk in anticipation of greater gains by taking positions in the GDXJ verses the GDX.

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Commodities

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gold - You Have No Right to Be Scared / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015

By: MoneyMetals

Guy Christopher writes: So, you're thinking about buying some gold or silver, but you're still hesitant.

You've paid attention and done your homework. You understand your nation's financial health is nowhere near what your government, Wall Street, and mainstream news are saying.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

Q1 Corporate Earnings Risky for Stocks / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2015

By: Zeal_LLC

The highly-anticipated first-quarter earnings season is in full swing, with traders eager to see how US companies are faring.  While expectations are low, these profits releases still collectively pose serious risks for today’s overvalued and overextended US stock markets.  A few high-profile misses could prove all it takes to unleash a long-overdue serious selloff.  Investors and speculators alike need to remain wary.

Most publicly-traded companies report their comprehensive quarterly financial results in the month after a calendar quarter ends.  This deluge of reports released in a matter of weeks is called earnings season by traders.  And it’s exceedingly important, as underlying corporate profits are the ultimate fundamental driver of stock prices.  Supported by earnings, they can only climb over the long term if earnings grow.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

US Stock Market Getting Scarier by the Day / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2015

By: Clive_Maund

The giant bearish Rising Wedge in the S&P500 index shown on its 8-year chart below is now closing up rapidly and looks set to force a breakdown soon. While an upside breakout is possible, it looks highly unlikely, for a variety of other reasons that we will look at shortly. The top line of this Wedge is certainly of importance as the index has retreated from it on several occasions. Note the non-confirmation of recent new highs by the Dow Jones Transports at the top of the chart.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

Stock Market Watershed Day / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2015

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

SPX declined beneath its 50-day Moving Average at 2084.21 shortly after 10:00 am. There may be a retest of the 50-day, but may resume with the realization of the loss of an important support.

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Commodities

Friday, April 17, 2015

Gold Price Has “Hallmarks Of Market That Is Bottoming” / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015

By: GoldCore

Today’s AM LBMA Gold Price was USD 1,204.55, EUR 1,113.83 and GBP 801.86 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM LBMA Gold Price was USD 1,204.60, EUR 1,131.19 and GBP 811.40 per ounce.

Gold fell 0.29 percent or $3.50 and closed at $1,199.00 an ounce on yesterday, while silver rose 0.18 percent or $0.03 closing at $16.29 an ounce.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

Chinese Stock Market - Men Go Mad in Herds / Stock-Markets / Chinese Stock Market

By: James_Quinn

The Chinese real estate bubble has been imploding for the last year. The Chinese economy is barely growing at 1.6% after decades of 10% growth. There are millions of unoccupied condos. There are dozens of ghost cities and empty office towers. It’s the most corrupt nation on earth. We are in the midst of a global recession.It’s pure madness that the Chinese stock market would soar when its leading economic indicators crash to 2008 lows.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Consequences of The Fed's Interest Rate Hike / Interest-Rates / US Interest Rates

By: Arkadiusz_Sieron

Although sometimes we doubt whether the Fed is going to increase interest rates soon, it is worth analyzing the consequences of such a game-changing move. The hike would be the first in nearly a decade. Theoretical effects of rising interest rates are well-known: higher interest rates mean higher borrowing costs (something to consider: if you have a variable rate mortgage and believe that Fed will eventually hike interest rates, think about locking in at current low rates with a fixed-rate mortgage), lower asset prices, reduced risk-premium and a stronger greenback. All of these are relatively bad for the stock market. Higher discount rates mean lower stock prices, while reduced risk-premium makes equities less attractive compared to new issues of bonds. Higher borrowing costs hurt indebted companies, while a stronger greenback negatively affects the exporters and international businesses, which are a significant part of the U.S. stock market. This is why the equity indices were generally falling in March in anticipation of the Fed's hike and surged after the publication of the dovish FOMC statement.

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Companies

Friday, April 17, 2015

Two Stocks Offering Investors High Yields and Profits / Companies / Investing 2015

By: Money_Morning

William Patalon writes: It was the spring of 1985, and I was in my second year as a reporter for The Record, a small weekly published in my home county an hour north of Baltimore.

A state-chartered thrift, Old Court Savings and Loan, failed – spotlighting all sorts of unseemly behavior about the institution's insiders, as well as folks who "did business" with it. The collapse – which resulted in 35,000 depositors having their accounts frozen (some wouldn't be paid back until the 1990s) and cost the state of Maryland millions of dollars – also highlighted the dark side of financial regulation.

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