Macro Considerations

The macro picture remains largely unchanged. Janet Yellen is expected to lead the Federal Reserve into a new phase by beginning to taper its long-term asset purchases early next year. The ECB is expect to move in the other direction, leaning against th… [...]

WaPo’s Modest Proposal: Dictator Obama

“It’s time to put that power back where it belongs,” explains Jonathan Zimmerman in today’s Washington Post, “Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less… [...]

5 Things To Ponder Over Thanksgiving

Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management, With the "inmates in charge of the asylum" during this holiday shortened trading week it seemed to be an apropriate opportunity to share a virtual cornucopia of topics to consider while enj… [...]

Guest Post: Zombies Make Dangerous Neighbors

Submitted by Doug French via Casey Research, On March 16, 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), a private-sector organization that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards in the US, turned the stock market around and … [...]

The Stooges are Running the Show, Obama

Click here to follow ZeroHedge in Real-time on FinancialJuice It might have been the Republican shutdown (according to one person at the White House, at least). It might have been the fault of the Syrian leader Bachar Al-Assad gassing his peo… [...]

Fresh From "Success" In Iran, President Obama Addresses Immigration Reform – Live Webcast

A renewed confidence in the administration must be carried forward. We can’t wait to hear how immigration reform will single-handedly fix the economy, joblessness, education, and healthcare… and if it’s not passed, the failure of all those things is … [...]

Stock Futures Rise To New Record Highs On Carry-Currency Driven Ramp

Another day, another carry currency-driven futures melt-up to daily record highs (the all important EURJPY soared overnight on the return of the now standard overnight Japanese jawboning of the JPY which sent the EURJPY just shy of a new 4 year high of… [...]

White House Releases Iran Deal Fact Sheet – President Obama To Speak

The White House has released their (lengthy) fact sheet… "During the six-month initial phase, the P5+1 will negotiate the contours of a comprehensive solution… Over the next six months, we will determine whether there is a solution that gives … [...]

Iran Nuclear Deal Done (-20% Uranium Production For $6-7bn Lifted Sanctions)

UPDATE: Details of the deal are emerging including $4.2bn in FX Despite earlier denials from Iran's Deputy FinMin, EU, Iran, and US officials have confirmed: *IRAN NUCLEAR ACCORD WITH WORLD POWERS ENDS 10-YEAR DEADLOCK *IRAN WILL HALT 20% ENRICHME… [...]

Killing The "We Paid Our Taxes; We Earned Our Benefits" Social Security Ponzi Meme

Submitted by Gary Galles of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, “We paid our Social Security and Medicare taxes; we earned our benefits.” It is that belief among senior citizens that President Obama was pandering to when, in his second inaugural addres… [...]