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Why The Fed’s Doom-Loop Will Take The US Economy Down, Part 1

When you boil it down to the bare essence, the reality is that Wall Street traders and speculators are now—and have been for quite some time— running the Federal Reserve. And, apparently, the stock market averages are the new policy transmission channel through which the monetary politburo FOMC seeks to manage the main street economy.

Build It And They Will Come……Or Not!

  Around 21% of China’s urban housing stands empty, according to one estimate.   © Getty Images  
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Nah, Probably Nothin’!

……… the biggest drop in the control group since the 9/11 attacks in 2001!…  
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The No Inflation Scam: BLS Says New Car Prices Up 0.0% In 20 Years, Actual Dealer Lot Prices Up 20% In 10 Years

 BLS Price Index For New Vehicles—–0% Rise In 20 Years   Actual USA Transaction Prices: Up 20% In 10 Years                  
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How The Bear Grows—Must Be A “Drops” Day!

    Source: NorthmanTrader
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Just Sayin’

Two Years Before The Dotcom/Tech Crash of April 2000: Two Years Before The Everything Bubble….???..Of January 2019      
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Ooops!

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Behold, The Year Of C.I. T. A. (Cash Is The Only Alternative)

case for C.I.T.A. (“cash is the alternative”): Chart Courtesy of Charlie Bilello of Pension Partners
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Why The Frogs Have Gone Yellow

  Narrow Networks
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At Least One VC Man Knows How To “Cut” His Losses!

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, met with a group of venture capitalists in San Francisco in June 2016. Photo: Bader Al Asaker The kingdom is now the largest single investor for U.S. startups, an unsettling fact for Silicon Valley
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What Boom? Mortgage Applications Hit Lowest Rate Since Sept. 2000

lowest applications since September 2000…  
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End To What Austerity? What Planet Does Theresa May Live On?

What planet does Theresa May live on? “A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over and that their hard work has paid off. There must be no return to the uncontrolled borrowing of the past. No undoing all the progress of the last eight years …

End To What Austerity? What Planet Does Theresa May Live On? Read More »

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Insider Stock Sales Near All-Time Highs….Probably Nothin’!

…. at or near record highs,” TrimTabs wrote in a note.  
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Probably Nothin’!

       
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Mind The Red Ponzi—Total Credit Is Still Shrinking

impulse is still negative and remains at the lowest level it has been in two years.
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Two Jobs, Less Pay, No MAGA

    in August 2008, and the highest all the way back to 1999. There was o    
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Mind The Red Ponzi: Industrial Production Growth Is Flatlining, Consumer Spending Gains Are Faltering

Chinese Industrial Production Growth Is Flatlining   Consumer Spending Growth Is Faltering, Too  
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You Can’t Borrow & Build Your Way To Prosperity—Mind The Red Ponzi’s Sinking Red Line (FAI)

 Growth Internals – China (FAI, Industrial Production, & Retail Sales)
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