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Economics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Killing the Maximum-Wage Myth / Economics / Wages

By: MISES

Julian Adorney writes: As Bill Maher indicates, the issue of a maximum wage is one that simply will not go away. The comedian and liberal pundit recently expressed support for a maximum wage of $300,000, arguing that wages for the bottom 90 percent of Americans stagnated while worker productivity rose. Greedy executives, in Maher’s scenario, are robbing the worker and seizing more than their fair share.

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Economics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

U.S. Quarterly Economic Review - Optimism at the Fed / Economics / US Economy

By: John_Mauldin

In today’s Outside the Box, Lacy Hunt and Van Hoisington of Hoisington Investment have the temerity to point out that since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has been consistently overoptimistic in its projections of US growth. They simply expected QE to be more stimulative than it has been, to the tune of about 6% over the past four years – a total of about $1 trillion that never materialized.

Given that dismal track record, our authors ask why we should believe the Fed’s prediction of 2.9% real GDP growth for 2014 and 3.4% for 2015 – particularly with QE being tapered into nonexistence.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Why Mohamed El-Erian Left Pimco / Companies / Corporate News

By: Bloomberg

In his first interview since leaving PIMCO, Dr. Mohammed Aly El-Erian told Bloomberg's Betty Liu this morning that he is very surprised by the media attention he received around his departure and the reason he left was "to interact with others," to "step back", "to do something different," spend more time with his daughter and travel less.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

QE Is A Fraud Perpetrated By Made Men / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Raul_I_Meijer

A lot of words are being spent again these days on deflation and the QE measures that are supposed to “cure” it. Paul Krugman, who when it comes to stimulus is a hammer seeing nails only, now has it in for Sweden’s central bank, which he labels monetary sadists for not opening the spigots. But it’s all a hugely deceptive false flag; it’s not an issue of whether you launch QE or not. There’s a third, and much more valid, way of looking at this.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gold and Miners Outperform Once Again / Commodities / Gold and Silver Stocks 2014

By: P_Radomski_CFA

Briefly: In our opinion no speculative positions are justified from the risk/reward perspective.

Yesterday’s price action in the precious metals market might seem perplexing to some investors and there’s good reason for it. Gold declined, but silver didn’t, and mining stocks actually managed to rally more than 1%. Let’s take a closer look (charts courtesy of http://stockcharts.com).

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

G-20 and the US Tell the Bank of Japan to End Quantitative Easing / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Mike_Whitney

It looks like QE is going to end with a whimper instead of a bang.

The bigwigs in the G-20 have put the kibosh on Japan’s money printing extravaganza. While most analysts expect the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to announce more “easing” in the days ahead to counter weakening economic data and droopy stock prices; it’s not going to happen. Why? Because the big boys have told the BoJ to knock it the hell off, that’s why? Here’s the scoop from the Japan Times:

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Inverse relationship between the Yen and SPX / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

The daily SPX chart shows two Orthodox Broadening Tops in place.  This is natural for fractals…yes, you are seeing double.  This often happens with other formations as well.  For example, smaller Head & Shoulders formations will appear within larger ones. 

There are signs of weakness in these formations.  The upper trendline of the blue Orthodox Broadening Top was overridden by the Ending Diagonal trendline, but it persisted in making a seventh point at 1897.28.  Within that top is yet another Orthodox Broadening Top which may be failing as we speak.  A failure to reach the upper trendline may be construed as a sell signal. 

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to Get in the Trading Game and Profit / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: A few weeks ago, I told you a story about a woman who took my advice and used it to overcome her fear of investing.

As it turns out, it was an incredibly popular column.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Death Of Capital / Politics / Resources & Reviews

By: Andrew_McKillop

Elite Psychosis Again

Rather predictably, the elite-serving glove puppet media has decided it is right and good at this time to wheel on its handpicked, most obedient and servile journalists to opine about Piketty's new book “Capital”. This coincides with David Stockman's almost triumphant declaration of Greenspan-and-Bernanke's come-uppance Truth Moment (“America's Housing Fiasco Is On You, Alan Greenspan”).

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fed Follies, U.S. Housing Market Fiasco / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: LewRockwell

So far we have experienced 7 million foreclosures. Beyond that there are still 9 million homeowners seriously underwater on their mortgages and there are millions more who are stranded in place because they don’t have enough positive equity to cover transactions costs and more stringent down payment requirements.

And that’s before the next downturn in housing prices—a development which will show up any day. In fact, another downward plunge is a positive certainty now that the buy-to-rent LBO speculators are rapidly pulling out of those “flash” bull markets in Arizona, California, Los Vegas, Florida and elsewhere. The latter were merely short-lived price eruptions which were an artifact of the Fed’s free money policies.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What Will December 31, 2014 Financial Headlines Look Like? / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2014

By: EWI

The financial forecasts around the end of 2013 brimmed with optimism. Here are just a few examples:

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stock Market Is Weak in the Knees / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: Investment_U

Christopher Rowe writes: The granddaddy of all stock market indicators, the New York Stock Exchange Bullish Percent Index (NYSE BPI), tells us how risky the market it is.

The indicator right now is showing a market that is losing momentum. I'll explain...

The NYSE BPI shows the percentage of stocks that are on "point and figure" buy signals.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stock Market Rally Now at Day Six / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: PhilStockWorld

Courtesy of Doug Short: Asia-Pacific indexes had a mixed day with the Shanghai Composite up 0.44% Nikkei down 0.85%. European indexes fared better — the EURO STOXX 50 rising 1.39%. The S&P 500′s 0.41% gain didn’t match the European enthusiasm, but it extended its rally to six days, the longest since its 7-day advance in early September of last year. Year-to-date the index is up 1.69% and only 0.60% below its record close on April 2nd.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bank Depositors Take Up Arms to Protect Their Savings / Politics / Banksters

By: Pravda

The Bank of Russia revoked the license for banking operations from the Moscow-based bank Zapadny ("Western").

The reason for the revocation was the failure of the bank to execute the federal laws regulating bank activities and regulations of the Bank of Russia.

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Commodities

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why Gasoline Prices are Surging Again / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Money_Morning

Dr. Kent Moors writes: The price of gasoline in the U.S. is on the rise again.

Futures prices for RBOB (“Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending”), the NYMEX futures contract for gasoline, are up over 11% for the year and a full 6.6% of that increase has come in the past month.

In fact, gas is up 2.4% over the past week alone. Today, the average retail price is 4 cents higher per gallon than a year ago.

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