Chris Puplava's picture

Currently we are seeing the biggest global reflationary wave since 2008/2009 as central banks across the globe are slashing interest rates and expanding their balance sheets. Monetary policy acts with a lag and in the months ahead we are likely to see its effects...

Doug Short's picture

The Advance Estimate for Q4 GDP, to one decimal, came in at 2.6 percent, a decline from 5.0 percent in Q3. Today's number disappointed mainstream economists' estimates, which were for a a smaller decline.

Chris Puplava's picture

We are currently witnessing building financial stress across the globe, which is likely stemming from concerns over Greece’s recent election results as well as turmoil in both commodity and currency markets. While credit markets are deteriorating we’ve yet to see this spillover...

Tom McClellan's picture

It is widely believed among economists and currency analysts that currency values follow the relative interest rates. We are told, “Money goes where it is treated best”, and so the currency which offers the best...

Gary Dorsch's picture

The theater of the absurd became even more bizarre on Jan 22nd, when the European Central bank (ECB), desperate to extract the Euro-zone’s economy from the quagmire of deflation and stagnation, decided...

Michael Shedlock's picture

When inflation alarmists want to convince everyone the dollar is about to become worthless, they post this chart of the CPI. Inflationists claim that is a trend to oblivion. And actually it is. But it's a slow trend towards...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

As the dollar soars, so does the real yield on bonds denominated in dollars. As central banks rush to depreciate their currencies and push yields into negative territory, what's becoming scarce globally is real yield in...

Sheraz Mian's picture

The Fed meeting and a barrage of earnings reports provide the backdrop for today’s trading action. Stocks were down big on Tuesday in response to weak earnings reports from a host of blue-chip operators.

Marc Chandler's picture

The media has pounced on a report from SWIFT, the international messaging platform for financial transactions, which showed a rise in the use of the Chinese yuan to record levels. According to SWIFT, the use of the yuan...

Keith Weiner's picture

The Swiss yield curve looks like nothing so much as a sinking ship. All but the 20- and 30-year bonds are now below the water line. Look at how much it’s submerged in just one week. The top line (yellow) is January 16...

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