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A Convergence of Fragmented Conflicts

David Stockman / September 17, 2019

At the headline level, everything seems to be just fine. We’ve had a bit of digression from the main U.S.-China Trade War plotline. Read More

Meet the New Swan, Same as the Old Swan

David Stockman / September 16, 2019

Turns out the Donald doesn’t need John Bolton to get a new war stirred up in the Middle East. Read More

“Easy Money” is All They Know

David Stockman / September 13, 2019

If the present trend continues, the Dow Jones Industrial Average will close higher for the eighth straight day. Nice way to close the week. Read More

A Step Towards Common Sense

David Stockman / September 12, 2019

It’s the question of the day, the week, the month, the year, the entire damn era, submitted shortly before this morning’s open by Sven Henrich: “What is the true state of markets and the economy Read More

Two Days in September

David Stockman / September 11, 2019

September 11 is a day of reflection. It’s 18 years since the 20th century ended and the 21st century began. Read More

“Trade War Optimism” is Bullsh*t

David Stockman / September 10, 2019

Ordinarily, news that the Donald had fired John Bolton over “differing approaches on Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan,” as The New York Times “Breaking News” alert phrased it, would have us celebrating a blow against Read More

A Screaming Comes Across Their Screens

David Stockman / September 9, 2019

“Price” today is being driven by a three-headed monster. There’s the mindless headline-reading algorithm. We have also the idiot day-trader. And, finally, it’s the momentum-riding speculator. It’s completely uncoupled from economic and financial fundamentals. Read More

We’ll Know it When We See it… And Soon

David Stockman / September 6, 2019

Equity markets are really high right now. And they’re completely broken. That much we’ve established. As Michael Coolbaugh detailed yesterday, the global bond market is showing signs of a similar rot. Read More

It Takes a Great Disruptor to Fix a Great Distortion

David Stockman / September 5, 2019

We closed yesterday’s issue with what may be fairly read as an appeal to the Donald’s better guise. Read More

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