Economics

California Governor Jerry Brown Slams Taxpayers As “Free Loaders” For Opposing Higher Taxes

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo May 17th, 2017 SHTFplan.com Millions of Californians are outraged by a recent bill that would increase the state’s gas tax by 12 cents per gallon, and increase vehicle license fees by $50 per year. All told, the plan amounts to a $52 billion tax hike. The proposal has since been passed in... »

FINANCIAL CRASH WARNING: Markets to ‘be hit’ by TRIPLE collapse ‘WORSE’ than 2008 crisis

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

THE next financial crisis will be worse than the collapse seen in 2008, and investors should seek shelter from the storm in precious metals and crypto currencies, according to an analyst who has predicted a triple market burst. Express.co.uk Thu, May 18, 2017 Mike Maloney said housing, bond and stock markets are now in... »

Evercore: If Markets Drop More, Don’t Expect To Be Bailed Out By The Fed This Time

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com May 18, 2017 When we were discussing the self-reinforcing dynamics of vol-neutral funds yesterday, which may or may not continue selling today depending on what the VIX does, we concluded that aside from the decision-making mechanics of systematic funds, the biggest question would be if the Fed, or other central... »

Selloff Accelerates As Trump Fears Mount: “The Market Will Revert To Much Higher Volatility”

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com May 18, 2017 European and Asian stocks slumped on Thursday following the worst one-day drop in US stocks in 8 months, while S&P futures tumbled to session lows, down 0.3% to 2,350 after initially posting a modest rebound, following a new Reuters report alleging that Trump campaign members communication with... »

Deutsche Bank Sued For Running An “International Criminal Organization” In Italian Court

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com May 18, 2017 Having been accused, and found guilty, of rigging and manipulating virtually every possible asset class, perhaps it was inevitable that Deutsche Bank, currently on trial in Milan for helping Banca Monte dei Paschi conceal losses (as first reported last October in “Deutsche Bank Charged By Italy For... »

The Germans Are Coming… And Their Groceries Will Cost Up To 50% Less Than Wal-Mart

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com May 18, 2017 Back in February we reported that as America’s deflationary wave spread through the grocery store supply chain, the scramble for America’s bottom dollar was on, and it prompted America’s largest low-cost retailer Wal-Mart to not only cut prices, but to squeeze suppliers in a stealthy war for... »

Cyber Attacks Are The Perfect Trigger For A Stock Market Crash

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

Brandon Smith Alt-Market.com Wednesday, 17 May 2017 The world has been stunned over the past few days by the advent of “Ransomware;” the use of sophisticated cyber attacks on vital systems in order to (supposedly) extort capital from target businesses and institutions. I am always highly suspicious whenever a large scale cyber incident occurs,... »

Congress Is Coming After Your 401(k)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Ted Bauman via BanyanHill.com, ZeroHedge.com May 17, 2017 How do I despise thee, O Congress? Let me count the ways. Don’t take my word for it: 75% of Americans disapprove of the job our representatives are doing. It’s things like this that explain why: Whilst only about 13% of U.S. employees nationwide enjoy... »

Carmageddon: All 3 Major Auto Markets Contract YoY For The First Time Since January 2009

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com May 17, 2017 For the first time since January 2009, sales of cars declined year-over-year in all three of the world’s largest auto markets of Western Europe (-6.8%), China (-1.8%) and the United States (-3.7%). Combined, these three markets account for roughly 70% of the world’s auto sales (chart per... »

Why We’re Fragmenting: The Status Quo Is Disintegrating…(Ed. Note:7:30am…Got To Go Make Some Money)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, ZeroHedge.com May 17, 2017 The system is disintegrating, and slapping a “reformist” coat of paint over the dryrot cannot renew the structural timbers that have rotted to their very core. I confess to being amused by the mainstream media’s implicit view that everything would be peachy if only... »

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