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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Margin Debt vs S&P

Margin debt and specifically net credit balances of brokers as reported by the NYSE should at least warrant some consideration.  When investors are extremely bullish, and pushing the edges of […]

S&P at Channel Top

Today Notes Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:40 AM The S&P is at the top of the channel that has been in effect since the bottom of 2009 Each time the […]

Spanish Bad Loans Soar To New Record High

  Despite the onslaught of confidence-inspiring flim-flam from leadership in Europe and a Spanish Prime Minister (and finance minister) desperate to distract with “soft” survey based data, the hard numbers […]

Are We Approaching Peak Retirement?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, If stocks, bonds and real estate all decline going forward, where are pension funds going to earn their 7+% annual yields? If we look […]

Jim Grant Warns America’s Default Is Inevitable

Authored by James Grant (of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer), originally posted at The Washington Post, “There is precedent for a government shutdown,” Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs, remarked […]


Why is president Obama not being held responsible for signing into law a budget that exceeded the debt Limit?

America’s Budget Problem In One Chart

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/04/2013 07:58 -0400  ZeroHedge In a country in which the aging population wants their (10,000 kcal) cake, and the diabetes treatment for free too, the chart below […]