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“We must go forward cautiously and consolidate each acquired position, because already the inferior social stratum of society is giving unceasing signs of agitation.
“Therefore, prudence dictates to us a line of conduct that seems to give in to the will of the people, until the execution of our plans be well-enough established for us to be able to declare our intentions without having to fear any organized resistance. 361 more words

2008 Recession

Why Wait for the Shoe to Hit the Floor? The Case for Selling Now

Waiting to sell is akin to ignoring the smoke and flames in the crowded theater and hesitating until somebody yells “fire!” to rush for the now-jammed exit. 450 more words

United States

Week End Blog – Tumbling Stocks, Growth Spikes and Yield Reversals

Coincidence or credible warning signal? Whatever it was, the fact is that high yield bonds sold off way before equities got crushed this week. This week is no done yet, but, based on future data, the S&P 500 index is down almost 3% since last Friday. 553 more words

FINANCIAL MARKETS

John Williams with shadowstats.com

Once again, John Williams with shadowstats.com gives us the real stats. Here is his free summary:

No. 646: Second-Quarter 2014 GDP, GDP Benchmark Revisions, Household Income…

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Inflation

Putin: Besides oil and the oil wealth stash, Russia has precious little

By Lidia Kelly and Katya Golubkova

MOSCOW (Reuters) – For all the sanctions Western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin’s ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is something beyond his or their control: the price of oil. 1,318 more words

China: The best way to manipulate GDP is to lower inflation

From George Dorgan:

The best way to push real GDP upwards is, hence, to understate inflation via the GDP deflator. Lombard Street Research assumes that Chinese officials followed that approach:

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Economy