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While The Fed Chases The Unemployment Rate, TIC’s Eurodollar Deflation Case Is Unusually Unambiguous

The Chinese yuan had traded in a curiously narrow range ever since mid-June. Stuck, it seemed, between 6.50 at the bottom and around 6.45 ceiling, the lack of movement in either direction raised suspicions of concerted official effort. China’s officials, obviously, certainly not those from the Federal Reserve who spend all their time scouring drug reports and benefits cliffs so as to try to legitimize the unemployment rate rather than pay any mind whatsoever to dollars and global money.On...

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If Dollar History Is A Guide, More Than A Growth Scare

Forgotten now, overridden by the arrival of the coronavirus, Germany’s economy was already well into recession before COVID. Quite a long time before. It wasn’t an earth-shattering collapse reaching downward to an incredible depth, that became the later effect of overreacting to the pandemic. We will simply never know what that prior contraction would have looked like, and how bad it would’ve gone, had SARS never escaped China.Oddly enough, it was the Chinese economy which had much to do...

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The Consequences of What You Don’t See

Because it’s what you don’t see that ultimately matters, the public is left entirely in the dark unable to join what really should be easy dots to connect. Something is wrong, and pretty much everyone acknowledges this if in their own way. We can see the social and political disintegration before our very eyes, the anger, the “revolution”, even the increasing fragmentation as a world once buoyed by globalization turns diametrically against it. We are constantly told to expect growth and...

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Chip Shortages, Crude Boiling, Fed Explosion And…No Inflation

An integrated circuit (IC) is a set of electronic circuits put together on one small, flat semiconductor medium. We call this thing a chip, and it is essential for so much of what we do in the modern computerized, digital world. Manufacturers can’t even produce cars without them.It stands to reason, then, that any shortfall or hitch in the availability of IC’s could be a huge economic problem with systemic implications. Thus, when some trade magazine which is closely following the physical...

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Previewing The Taper Theater

Eurodollar, not Evergrande. That wasn’t just the point of yesterday’s recall, it is the whole point of beyond fourteen years of going only the wrong way. The deflationary way. Defaults in China are nowadays a commonplace part of that trend, one which began early in 2014 with Shanghai Chaori Solar.What was significant about Chaori was this: “It was the moment when the eurodollar finally caught up to China.” You can literally see it. The problem is despite the deficiency being just this...

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Dollar Warning Update From The Islands Which Started It

The first seeds of the eventual eurodollar bloom, in domestic US terms, were sown all way back in sixteen – as in the year 1916. Believe it or not, the Federal Reserve Act, then only a few years old, had been modified so that banking syndicates (those able to raise the princely sum of $1 million capital) could form what were called agreement corporations.What was the agreement? Like the arrangement in London many years later which would make the eurodollar into all it could be (and then...

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First Transitory In Producers, Then More For Consumers, Now A Negative For Import Prices

The American people were first introduced to the Treasury helicopter in 2008, not 2021. The Bush Administration’s “radical” approach to keeping the Great “Recession” from becoming a contraction, obviously, failed spectacularly even though the initial returns had been positive – literally positive in how Q2 ’08 GDP suddenly turned higher as if this was by skilled design. Economists, including those at the Fed (meaning everyone at the Fed), practically called it a day thereafter. By...

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Bills Flipping The Debt Ceiling

The dollar stopped falling on January 6, beginning a reversal which has lasted more than eight months. This forewarning was joined two days later when TIPS breakevens crossed, inverting the 5-year when compared to the 10-year. About a week after that, T-bills.In other words, as I had written up last week, there actually were quite a few contrary indications in January 2021 just like there had been during September 2017. These may have been less loud than four years ago, yet proving to have...

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The Non-Charitable economics of (Not) Inflation

Are giant French freightliners really so generous? Big companies can be known for their philanthropy, of course, but such efforts aren’t usually folded into their own business activities. Generally speaking, the beneficiaries of corporate charity tend to be strangers. If determined giving is actually being applied within the narrower confines of the corporation, that’s not altruïsm but economics (small “e”). Interesting, therefore, that CMA CGM yesterday announced what might otherwise...

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The Eurodollar’s Nose

What an intriguingly odd month September 2017 turned out to be. To start with, Reflation #3 only seemed to be gaining strength. The full throat behind Inflation Hysteria #1 was still ahead, as was its related personage the BOND ROUT!!!! And yet, early in that late summer month a sudden eruption; actually several. On September 5, T-bills. A day later a big one, CNY. Gold. Repo fails. And on and on. While Reflation #3 would continue forward, and after October 2017 it seemed like the...

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