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Economics

Friday, July 06, 2012

U.S. Falling into a Liquidity Trap, Leading to a Japan Style Economic Depression / Economics / US Debt

By: Brady_Willett

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCentral bank printing and excessive government borrowing are two themes that need no introduction. The U.S. consumer could become a source of stability for the financial world again (we’ll get to this). And oh how it hurts to wake up in the morning when you are old.  What follows is the cornucopia of negativity that can be unfurled when looking at the financial world today – a world that is only out-daunted by one thing: how the world will look tomorrow.

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Economics

Friday, July 06, 2012

Latest from the US Labor Market / Economics / Employment

By: Asha_Bangalore

The customary initial jobless claims report shows a reduction in jobless claims by 14,000 to 374,000 during the week ended June 30, putting the four-week moving average at 385,750. Continuing claims, which lag initial jobless claims by one week, rose 4,000 to 3.306 million. The year commenced with initial jobless claims at 390,000 in the first week of January, the year-to-date low has been 361,000 and the latest reading is 374,000, as noted earlier. These numbers imply that there has been only a small improvement in the initial jobless claims, nothing to write home about.

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Economics

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Sorry Folks, Spain Isn’t “Saved” And The Next Leg Down is Coming Soon / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSpain has supposedly been “saved” by a €100 billion bailout.

However, the details surrounding the source of the funding for this “bailout” still remain a mystery as there is no entity capable of providing the €100 billion in capital: neither the IMF, nor the Federal Reserve, nor the ECB have the political backing to launch a bailout of this size… and of the two EU mega-bailout funds, the EFSF and the ESM, the former can’t even raise €10 billion successfully while the latter doesn’t even exist yet.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

What Next For The Euro-Zone? / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Victoria_Marklew

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe European Union has just completed its 20th "make or break" Summit in a little over two years, and actually managed to beat expectations. Two key agreements were reached on June 28-29: expanding the remit of the two bailout funds - the temporary European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and permanent European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - to include sovereign debt purchases and eventually direct banking sector support; and creating a unified banking regulator for the Euro-zone under the auspices of the European Central Bank (ECB). These apparently-small steps are actually quite far reaching. The Summit outcome also indicates that, faced with really significant risks - in this case, unsustainable funding pressures on the Spanish and Italian sovereigns - the politicians are still willing to make some of the compromises necessary to support the Euro-zone. In our opinion, this combination of muddle-through and compromise in the face of crisis will lead to a closer fiscal union over the coming years. However, we also think that the likelihood that Greece will not be a member of the Euro-zone by end-2013 has risen to over 60%.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Krugman's Icelandic Economic Miracle Debate, Round 2 / Economics / Economic Theory

By: EconMatters

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePaul Krugman has long been an advocate of Keynesian economics, and a proponent of aggressive and expansionary fiscal policy drawing parallels between Japan's decade-long deflation and the current Great Recession.  Krugman also has also been writing quite extensively using Iceland as the poster child on the benefits of currency devaluation.     Krugman's latest endeavor on the so-called 'Icelandic Miracle' was when he posted on his NYT blog last month with the following chart showing the seemingly much better GDP growth from Iceland compared to Ireland, Estonia, Lativa, and Lithuania, the countries either in Euro or has a currency pegged to the Euro.  He then rhetorically remarked:   

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Economics

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Italy and Spain: Hard to Ignore Economic Facts / Economics / Euro-Zone

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe euphoria of the EU summit of June 28-29 is fading as markets comprehend that the eurozone has only bought time but not addressed the fundamental fact that economic growth is necessary to secure the future of the eurozone. In other words, economic facts are hard to ignore. First, outstanding Italian sovereign debt is in the neighborhood of €1.8 trillion and that of Spanish sovereign debt is approaching €600 billion. Therefore, the firepower of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) of €500 billion is inadequate, even if the differing maturities of these securities are taken into consideration, in the current economic environment.

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Economics

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Factories Across the World Shift Gears / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe US Institute of Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing survey results for June were disappointing; with the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) at 49.7 in June, down from 53.5 in the prior month. This is the first monthly reading below 50.0 since July 2009 (see Chart 1). Index readings above 50 denote an expansion, while those below 50.0 point to a contraction in activity.

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Economics

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Unmasking China, the Asian Giant / Economics / China Economy

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChinese operas have been keeping audiences enthralled for hundreds of years with mythical characters, enchanting stories and elaborate masks that add drama and mystery. While this fantastical treatment is appreciated in the theatre, it isn't in global markets. Investors don't like mystery--think of how uncertainty has spooked markets in recent years.

Global investors are rarely privy to every detail about the economy; that's why it's necessary to rely on multiple data and research to make decisions and be cautious of extreme views that unnecessarily arouse suspicion, skepticism, and criticism. These opinions may grab headlines, but rarely do they help investors' portfolios.

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Economics

Monday, July 02, 2012

Hiding Inflation Results in Perma-Recession, The Next Great Keynesian Failure / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Andy_Sutton

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs we enter Round 15, give or take a couple, of the heavyweight battle between economic laws and the (not so) Great Keynesian experiment at Normandy and elsewhere in Euroland, one must really begin to wonder what exactly the outcome will be in social terms. There is one point in the entire goings on that has been mentioned by several other analysts in covering the big picture of what ails the financial world that needs more attention and that is aggregate demand. We’re also going to take a look at some of the other tools that have been used in the past to ‘hide’ the effects of rampant monetary inflation, namely the deindustrialization of America and the rise of consumer credit.

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Economics

Monday, July 02, 2012

Can the U.S Economy "de-couple" from the Eurozone Debt Crisis? / Economics / US Economy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: As the Eurozone teeters on the edge of a breakup, it begs the question: Can the U.S economy "de-couple" from the Eurozone debt crisis?

Ultimately, the answer comes down to fate of the euro. It's the linchpin to everything.

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Economics

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Learning From the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Jesse

Liaquat Ahamed, author of Lords of Finance, The Bankers Who Broke the World, discusses the parallels between the Great Depression and the Financial Crisis of today at The American Academy of Berlin.

I concur heartily with Mr. Ahamed on the primary causes of the bubble and collapse, especially with regard to the enormous policy errors of the Greenspan Fed.

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Economics

Friday, June 29, 2012

U.S. Economy Real GDP Composition Modified, Though Q1 Headline Remains Unchanged / Economics / US Economy

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleReal GDP of the US economy grew at an annual rate of 1.9% in the first quarter, unchanged from the preliminary estimate. Although the headline was not changed, contributions of several components were modified. Consumer spending (+2.5% vs. +2.7% previous estimate), equipment and software (+3.5% vs. +3.9% previous estimate), exports (+4.2% vs. +7.2% prior estimate), inventories, and imports (+2.7% vs. +6.1% prior estimate) were revised down. Residential investment expenditures (+20% vs. +19.4% prior estimate) and structures (+1.9% vs. -3.3% prior estimate) were raised. In addition to the upward revisions, a smaller trade gap also helped to offset the downward revisions and leave the headline unchanged. There were upwards of each of the inflation measures.

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Economics

Friday, June 29, 2012

Europe Seeking Exit from Economic Woes / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: William_R_Thomson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInvestment Round Table of Singapore Business Times

PANELLISTS:

Charles Dallara: Managing director, Institute of International Finance

Richard Koo: Chief economist, Nomura Research Institute, Tokyo

Eisuke Sakakibara: Former vice-finance minister for international affairs of Japan

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Economics

Friday, June 29, 2012

U.S. Economy GDP, The Hood Looks OK But It's A Mess Underneath / Economics / US Economy

By: Tony_Pallotta

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week the final revision to Q1 2012 GDP was released. The headline is simple, GDP remains unchanged at 1.9%. Not great but not horrible either, right? I mean 2% growth amid outright contraction in Europe is good. Perhaps the US has finally decoupled?

You don't need an economics degree (trust me on that one) to look underneath the hood and see that this "unchanged revision" was actually indicative of something more sinister. That the US economy is not only in trouble but is clearly "coupled."

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Economics

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Forget QE3, America Needs a Real Road and Job Stimulus / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: EconMatters

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHow is the condition of roads that you drive On? Well, the roads that I drive on are so bad that they require a large truck or SUV to navigate at anything close to normal speeds. The potholes are alignment killers, and the horrible patches were slapped on so poorly that they become uneven speed bumps. And I reside in one of the top 5 largest cities in the U.S. with a lot of petro money that has done much better than most of other cities (e.g., the newly bankrupt Stockton, CA) during the financial downturn in the economy. It gets better yet; I'm talking about the better part of town instead of the lower revenue districts. So the question is how did we get to this state? And what are the likely solutions?

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