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The Everything Bubble

Yesterday we noted that financial markets have become completely uncoupled from reality and that the recent feeble bounces between the 20-day and 50-day chart points

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The Two Janet’s

The Bloomberg news crawler this morning is heralding the heart of our thesis: Namely, that “flush with cash from the tax cut”, US companies are heading

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Stock Market Trouble

The Donald seems to think that the 37% gain in the stock market between election day and the January 26th high was all about him, and in one sense

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$67 Trillion Nightmare

Here’s why our mountainous $67 trillion of public and private debt matters. To wit, it has caused the historic relationship between trends on main street and Wall Street to

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It’s Around Your Neck

In Part 1 we postulated that the chart below embodies nothing less than the nightmare that will be coming to Wall Street right soon. It

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The Albatross of Debt

This is getting pretty ridiculous. For old times sake, we recently checked on the Federal debt level during the month we arrived in the Imperial City as

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Two Elephants in the Room

The US economy is threatened by two giant problems which cause all others to pale into insignificance. We are referring to a rogue central bank

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Flying Blind

You could say thank heavens they have finally stopped buying the “dip”. Then again, there apparently aren’t any left! That’s the case, anyway, even if your notion of a “dip” is any day

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The Real Bleep-Hole Moment

You can call it the bleep-hole moment (per the Fox “family channel”) or the shit-hole moment (per the rest of the MSM), but what you can’t call yesterday’s contretemps in

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Long Live the Bond Vigilantes!

Most of today’s stock speculators don’t remember the bond vigilantes and wouldn’t even recognize one in the flesh. They were just too scary to have been a

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Steve Bannon’s Done

Good riddance to Steve Bannon. The last thing America needed was a conservative/populist/statist alternative to the Welfare State/Warfare State/Bailout State status quo. Yet what Bannonism

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Unhinged

The watchword for 2018 is: UNHINGED! That refers to Wall Street, Washington, the Dems and the GOP, and all the far and near corners of

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The Greatest Bubble Ever

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan’s infamous “irrational exuberance” speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from 830 to 4585 or by 450%. But the perma-bulls said not to worry:

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The Coming Fiscal Derailment

Since last November 8th the Russell 2000 has risen by 30% and the net Federal debt has expanded by an astounding $1.0 trillion dollars. In a rational world operating with honest financial markets

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The RussiaGate Witch-Hunt

There was a sinister plot to meddle in the 2016 election, after all. But it was not orchestrated from the Kremlin; it was an entirely

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Bubble Finance

Today’s single most dangerous Wall Street meme is that there is no risk of a stock market crash because there is no recession in sight. But

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