Visualizing Exter's Liquidity Pyramid (In Physical $100 Bills)

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All the money and all the assets in the world, shown in physical cash form, in one graphic. (click image for huge legible version) Source: Demonocracy The Liquidity Pyramid was created for visualizing the organization of asset classes in terms of risk and size. As Demonocracy explains, the Liquidity Pyramid was created during the time… Read More

China Launches First Domestically-Built Aircraft Carrier

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Exactly one day ago, we reported that “China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier will soon launch in Dalian, Liaoning Province for drills and trial voyages, putting to the test proprietary technology meant to further Beijing’s expansion in the South and East China seas.” A dock at the Dalian shipyard was being filled with water Sunday… Read More

Nordstrom Selling Fake-Mud Jeans For $425

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Nordstrom ($JWN), which canceled Ivanka Trump’s fashion line after their liberal customers complained, has decided to mock blue collar Americans by selling a pair of $425 jeans with fake mud! The “Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans” which come with a “caked on muddy coating,” have already drawn heavy criticism: It’s for the trust fund baby. It’s… Read More

Plunging Used Car Prices Wreak Havoc On Rental Car Bondholders

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Once hedge fund darlings, almost no one is more perfectly aligned to get obliterated by falling used car prices than America’s auto rental companies, Hertz and Avis.  As Bloomberg notes today, on a combined basis, Hertz and Avis dump about 400,000 vehicles per year into the used car market and operate fleets that are multiple… Read More

On The Eve of Destruction

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In this week’s broadcast, host Jerry Robinson exposes why the world’s elites and the corporate media are obsessed with Syria, and is joined by award-winning documentary film maker John Pilger for a disturbing look at U.S. history. Also, Tom Cloud reports on recent news in gold and silver. Source : FTM Daily Podcast Link :https://youtu.be/pbBkVUt9YIs

Weekend Reading: Markets May Be Getting Expensive

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Authored by Lance Roberts via Real Investment Advice, Let me suggest a warning. Two week’s ago, I discussed the failure of Congress to get the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repealed, much less replaced. The problem, of course, is the failure to repeal the ACA leaves in question the ability to pass other agenda based items such… Read More

Euro Saves Germany, Slaughters the PIGS, & Feeds the BLICS

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Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica, The change in nations Core populations (25-54yr/olds) have driven economic activity for the later half of the 20th century, first upward and now downward.  The Core is the working population, the family forming population, the child bearing population, the first home buying, and the credit happy primary consumer.  Even… Read More

Stock-To-Bond Ratio Back At 2007 Peak

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Authored by Bryce Coward via Gavekal Capital blog, As 1Q17 finishes with a gain in the books, the stock to bond performance ratio has also broken to a new cycle high, elevating to levels not seen since mid-2007. Our measure of the stock to bond ratio measures the total return of the S&P 500 relative to… Read More