2012 Barron’s Roundtable Featuring Marc Faber and Felix Zulauf

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Last week, Barron’s published their annual roundtable for 2012 – again featuring two of our very favorites in Marc Faber and Felix Zulauf. Faber stole the show when he predicted that World War III would begin within five years:  “On another optimistic note, World War III will occur in the next five years. That means […]

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In a title near and dear to my weimaraner’s heart, Christopher Whalen penned an excellent inflation/deflation piece pontificating about the possibility of “Global Weimar”: The commercial channel at most banks we hear from is still running at 1/3 to 1/2 of pre-2008 levels in terms of new originations and demand for credit. This is why when […]

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Overall credit, as measured by the quarterly Z1 report, turned up significantly in the 3rd quarter for the first time in a few quarters – does this mean the deflation threat passed? Fellow deflationist Vox Day is not impressed – he writes: So, while Z1 reports a quarterly increase of 0.43% in overall credit, the first […]

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David Rosenberg writes today in his always excellent Lunch With Dave: It’s interesting that so many pundits lay claim to how great the shopping season is going – and yet nobody is using credit! Have a look at On Christmas Shopping Lists, No Credit Slips on the front page of today’s NYT. A mere 17% of shoppers have […]

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Ed. Note – you can read Part I of Prechter’s guest article on the history of the Fed here. Money, Credit and the Federal Reserve Banking System Conquer the Crash, Chapter 10 By Robert Prechter … Let’s attempt to define what gives the dollar objective value. As we will see in the next section, the […]

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Gold and commodities may be way up this year, but NBA ticket prices are down for the second consecutive year.  ESPN.com reports: The sports business outlet Team Marketing Report said Wednesday the average price of a nonpremium seat dropped 2.5 percent to $48. That followed a 2.8 percent decrease last season. The Los Angeles Lakers have […]

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Here’s a guest piece by Bud Conrad, who picks apart Bernanke’s latest follies, both at home and abroad, as he continues on his mission to devalue the US dollar in an effort to get the US economy jumpstarted again. (The only question in my mind is not around Bernanke’s motivations – we know them – […]

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The Fed and “Plunge Protection Team”: Are They Manipulating Stocks? Rumors are, the U.S. government “is propping up the stock market.” by Elliott Wave International Out of thousands of questions recently submitted to us at Elliott Wave International, the most frequent one received is: “Can the Fed manipulate the stock market?” Read our expert’s answer […]

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Today, Bloomberg was quick to post a headline trumpeting the end of deflation: Deflation Disappears With Bond Market Showing Growth Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) — The bond market is showing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will succeed in sparking inflation after the smallest gain in core consumer prices in half a century increased concerns that the […]

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Is the Fed Sorry It Promised QE2? October 11, 2010 by Sy Harding, Editor of the Street Smart Report The Fed has had stocks and gold spiking up since early September, and the dollar plunging, first on hints that it might consider providing another round of ‘quantitative easing’ if the economic recovery continued to worsen, and […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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