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Oct 9 – FOMC Mins: Fed Held Off On Hike Amid Worries About Low Inflation

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 42/100 FEAR PREVIOUS CLOSE: 37/100 FEAR ONE WEEK AGO: 18/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE MONTH AGO: 13/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE YEAR AGO: 4/100 EXTREME FEAR Put and Call Options: GREED During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 31.29% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years,...

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Presenting SocGen’s “China Syndrome”: “The Vicious Cycle Of Lower Demand, Prices And Commodity Currencies”

To be sure, there have been no shortage of narratives that we’ve been keen on presenting, perpetuating, and explaining this year as the series of global ponzi schemes that have been built in the seven years since the crisis continue to unravel.  Of course what’s important to understand here is that contrary to what our mainstream media critics - some of whom are now effectively jobless - will tell you, we aren’t in the business of spinning the narrative.  We’re in the business of...

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Is a Ban on Physical Cash Coming Soon?

The Central Banks hate physical cash. So much so they there will likely try to ban it in the near future.   You see, almost all of the “wealth” in the financial system is digital in nature.   1)   The total currency (actual cash in the form of bills and coins) in the US financial system is a little over $1.36 trillion.   2)   When you include digital money sitting in short-term accounts and long-term accounts then you’re talking about...

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“They’re Converging To Dire Levels!”: SocGen’s Edwards Delivers Critical Warning On Inflation Expectations

At a certain point, one has to wonder if there will ever be a time when developed market policy makers throw in the towel.  When both Japan and Europe slid back into deflation lately, it served notice that trillions upon trillions in central bank asset purchases are definitely not working to restore confidence in the global economic recovery and/or reinvigorate inflation expectations.  However, you cannot simply print trillions in paper liabilities in order to purchase your own...

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Oct 8 – Moody’s Maintains US Credit Rating And Stable Outlook

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 37/100 FEAR PREVIOUS CLOSE: 30/100 FEAR ONE WEEK AGO: 21/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE MONTH AGO: 10/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE YEAR AGO: 6/100 EXTREME FEAR Put and Call Options: FEAR During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 28.24% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this is still among the highest levels of put buying seen during the last two...

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Bernanke’s Balderdash

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The US and world economies are drifting inexorably into the next recession owing to the deflationary collapse of commodities, capital spending and world trade. These are the inevitable “morning after” consequence of the 20-year global credit binge which has now reached its apogee. The apparent global boom during that period was actually a central bank driven excursion into the false economics...

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“You Never Go Full-Krugman”: Insane Helicopter Money Calls Continue As Trapped Central Banks Face Keynesian Endgame

For those who follow the pronouncements of central bankers and the sellside penguin brigade, one thing you might have noticed recently is an increase in the number of very “serious” people who are suddenly calling for so-called “helicopter money.”  “Seriously.”  Take Citi for instance, where both the firm’s chief economist Willem Buiter and global head of G10 currency strategy Steven Englander both called for helicopter money in September as apparently, the only way to save the...

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Gold as Independent Money Versus Central Banks Paper Ponzi

by David Bryan The future direction of the planet is a choice between independent money and the central bankers counter-party paper Ponzi. Gold is independent monetary wealth with incredible wealth value that cannot go broke and over time will progress in value. These same banks and socialist politicians would have us believe that we should use only fake money and lose our independence to their central planning and control. Counter-party Counter-party is being party to someone else’s...

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The Two Major Factors That Will Drive Markets In Q4 According To SocGen (Spoiler: Not The Fed)

In the aftermath of the Fed's September fiasco, in which Yellen single-handedly cost the Fed years if not decades of carefully scripted "credibility", and more than unleashing a selloff has gotten us to the point where even Tier 1 banks admit that "market participants have started to question the effectiveness of monetary policy, with good reason", we were shocked to learn that at least according to Socgen, the Fed is no longer a major factor driving the market in the fourth quarter. Here is...

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Oct 7 – IMF Warns On Worst Global Growth Since Financial Crisis

EMOTION MOVING MARKETS NOW: 30/100 FEAR PREVIOUS CLOSE: 32/100 FEAR ONE WEEK AGO: 13/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE MONTH AGO: 10/100 EXTREME FEAR ONE YEAR AGO: 5/100 EXTREME FEAR Put and Call Options: NEUTRAL During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 30.48% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and...

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