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Bank of Canada Governor Is Right To Be Worried About The Economy

  Bank of Canada Governor Is Right To Be Worried About The Economy Written by Peter Diekmeyer, Sprott Money News       Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz cited numerous worries plaguing the economy during his speech to Toronto’s financial elites yesterday at the prestigious Canadian Club. However, the title of Poloz’s presentation, “Three things keeping me awake at night” seemed odd, given positive...

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CME Unveils “Weirdest Chart Ever”

Authored by Erik Norland via CME Group, We freely admit: Figure 1 is probably the strangest chart that you will ever see, at least in finance.  You may be wondering: did they throw blue spaghetti noodle on paper for inspiration and then write an economics article about it?  Or, have they spent too much time with disciples of psychologist Timothy Leary, a proponent of experimenting with psychedelic drugs? Figure 1: Weirdest Chart Ever We assure you that neither is the case. ...

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The Perfect Storm (Of The Coming Market Crisis)

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, It is always refreshing to step away from the keyboard for a few days and hit the “reset button,” which is exactly what I did last week. My wife and I took a quick trip to Mexico to get a little sun on our face while we wiggled our toes in the sand. I came back astonished. Over my 30-odd years of working with money in various capacities, I learned to “shut-up and listen.” This is particularly the case when...

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Francesco Filia: The World’s Twin Asset Bubbles Could Collapse Under Their Own Weight

In this week's MacroVoices podcast, Erik Townsend interviews Francesco Filia, a fund manager at Fasanara Capital. After exchanging pleasantries, Townsend begins the interview by asking Filia, an analysts who's widely regarded for his research about how post-crisis monetary policy has impacted distorted markets, about the different metrics he uses to determine whether a certain asset is in a bubble. Filia begins by ticking off a laundry list of metrics that all point to the same...

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Signs Of The Top? Chinese Demand For 10x Levered Structured Products Surges In US… Again

In the run up to the 'great recession' of 2008/2009, it was unsuspecting European and Asian buyers that supplied the marginal capital required to turn America's plain vanilla, fed-induced housing bubble into a turbo-charged, global financial time bomb by indiscriminately scooping up highly-levered structured mortgage products with absolutely no idea what was behind those products. Now, it seems that China's lust for levered returns in U.S. structured products has returned and is focused this...

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This Michigan Bank Just Brought Back The Zero-Down Mortgage; They’ll Even Cover Your Closing Costs

A small savings bank in Michigan, Flagstar Bank, has come up with a genius, innovative new mortgage product that they believe is going to be great for their investors and low-income housing buyers: the "zero-down mortgage."  What's better, Flagstar is even offering to pay the closing costs of their low-income future mortgage debtors.  Here's more from HousingWire: Under the program, Flagstar will gift the required 3% down payment to the borrower, plus up to $3,500 to be used...

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Einhorn: “None Of The Problems From The Financial Crisis Have Been Solved”

A month ago, a downbeat David Einhorn exclaimed "will this market cycle never turn?" Despite solid Q3 performance, Einhorn admitted that "the market remains very challenging for value investing strategies, as growth stocks have continued to outperform value stocks. The persistence of this dynamic leads to questions regarding whether value investing is a viable strategy. The knee-jerk instinct is to respond that when a proven strategy is so exceedingly out of favor that its...

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Hartford Could Default On Its Debt As Soon As Next Month, Moody’s Says

Moody’s latest warning about Hartford Connecticut is its most dire yet. In a report issued Thursday, the ratings agency’s analysts said Hartford, Connecticut’s once-proud capital city, could default on its debt as soon as next month, forcing the capital of the country’s wealthiest state (on a per capita basis) into bankruptcy. If the city doesn’t change course (and given its shrinking tax base and the departure last year of Aetna, a major insurance company that...

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“It’s An Utter Mess” – Paul Craig Roberts Warns The Biggest Danger To Stocks Is The Dollar

Authored by Greg Hunter via USAWatchdog.com, Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, says the record highs you see in the stock markets are based on “phony profits” that come from global central banks “propping up” the financial system. Dr. Roberts contends, “It seems to me that the only thing that would cause the Federal Reserve to stop the liquidity would be if the U.S. dollar fell under attack.   If for...

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Taleb Explains How He Made Millions On Black Monday As Others Crashed

Former trader and author of best-selling book “The Black Swan” sat down for an interview with Bloomberg News to mark the upcoming thirtieth anniversary of the stock-market crash that occurred on Oct. 19, 1987 – otherwise known as Black Monday. Taleb famously supercharged his career – and earned a considerable sum of money (though turns out it was less than Taleb felt he deserved) – thanks to his trading profits from that day, which he said were in the “tens...

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