Clif Droke's picture

The last year has been a scary time to be an investor. In 2015, the slowdown in China’s economy caused undue apprehension to investors and contributed to a nausea-inducing rollercoaster ride which began last July and has continued until now.

Michael Shedlock's picture

Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy for Saxo Bank says Chinese day traders are what’s behind the limit move up on silver, yesterday. Please consider Chinese Day traders Love Silver — As Long it Behaves.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

The conventional wisdom among fixed-income traders is that the bond market is smarter than the stock market when it comes to forecasting where the economy is headed. Considering that many of the smartest stock traders agree with...

Marc Chandler's picture

The conventional narrative has it backward. It worries about the threats to stability emanating from the periphery of Europe. Policymakers, investors, and economists still refer to the "Greek, Irish, Portugal and Cyprus' bailouts.”

Charles Bolin's picture

The graph below shows the main indicator trends for the past 18 months. Most have been deteriorating. The big drop in the Eurozone is due to the Economic Policy Uncertainty index over Brexit.

Michael Shedlock's picture

Deutsche Bank shares have collapsed to lows deep under crisis lows and collapse of Lehman in the Great Financial Crisis. What’s going on? An investigation of Deutsche Bank’s “Passion to Perform” balance sheet provides the clues.

Michael Shedlock's picture

It’s quiz time. I will list a statement. You decide who said it. The correct answer is either Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

We’re going to talk about bonds today but before we get to that, I want to briefly point out why the Brexit event is impacting US markets so heavily. As we’ve discussed many times here at DTL, the strength of the US dollar dictates...

Clif Droke's picture

Everywhere one turns there is evidence of widespread rage and frustration. The peoples of Europe and the Americas in particular are aggrieved at their political lot and are becoming increasingly angry. What was once a simmering...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

This process of withdrawal into the relative safety of internally cohesive groups and group identities is intrinsically messy in globalized, multicultural societies. A great many narratives are drifting around the Brexit pool: a return to sovereignty...

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