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“We Won’t Talk With A Gun Pointed To Our Head”: Europe Braces For Trade...

With just days left until the May 1 deadline when a temporary trade waiver expires and the US steel and aluminum tariffs kick in,...

David Stockman: Jumping The Great White Shark Of Bubble Finance

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, Wall Street has now truly jumped the shark - the one jockeyed by Jeff Bezos. Last night Amazon reported a whopping 41% plunge in...

The Blowback Against Facebook, Google And Amazon Is Just Beginning

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog Blow-out earnings from Facebook and Amazon have cheered Wall Street, but institutional owners might want to focus...

The Pension Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Last year I penned an article discussing the “Unavoidable Pension Crisis.”  “Currently, many pension funds, like the one in Houston, are...

All In: Hedge Funds Are The Most Levered Since 2014

Having been violently whipsawed in the past 3 months by soaring market volatility, and having notched only mediocre returns in recent months, analysts had...

The Regulated States Of America: Occupational Licensing Gone Wild

Authored by Robert Patrick Shanahan via InvestmentWatchBlog.com, The United States is far from the land of the free these days. The governments in state capitols and...

For The First Time Ever, Millennials With Student Debt Have Negative Net Wealth

On Thursday, Young Invincibles released a troubling update to their report, “The Financial Health of Young America: Measuring Generational Declines Between Baby Boomers & Millennials.” This report includes a...

Citi: “2018 Is Not Going To Plan”

Discussing recent trends in the bond market, Citi's credit strategists point out that there have been a lot of surprised traders this year, because...

Visualizing The Pension Time Bomb: $400 Trillion By 2050

Are governments making promises about pensions that they might not be able to keep? According to an analysis by the World Economic Forum (WEF), there...

Inflation Is The Caboose Of The Economy

Authored by Robert Kesler via KesslerCompanies.com, Inflation has once again become a hot topic of discussion. Core CPI has returned to 2%, oil is near $70...

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