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4000 Marines Headed To Middle East As Part Of Peleliu Amphibious Group Dispatch

This is how US naval assets stand as of last week via Stratfor: Up until now, the LHD 7 Iwo Jima Big-Deck Amphibious Warfare ship was all alone in the Arabian Sea, patiently awaiting orders to liberate this or that middle east … Continue reading

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US August Budget Deficit Soars To $192 Billion, $1.17 Trillion In Fiscal 2012

While the official number from the FMS is not out yet, according to an advance look by the CBO, the August deficit soared from a modest $70 billion to a whopping $192 billion, the highest August deficit in history, and … Continue reading

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Name The New Reserve Currency: China Imports More Gold In 2012 Than All ECB Holdings

The last time we looked at monthly Chinese imports of gold from Hong Kong in 2012, the comparable country in question was Portugal (whose citizens, if not central bank, incidentally have run out of gold to sell), because that is whose total gold … Continue reading

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US Aircraft Carrier Stennis Is Now En Route To Join Enterprise And Eisenhower Off Iranian Coast

Back in early July we wrote that contrary to expectations, veteran Middle Eastern aircraft carrier CVN-74 Stennis would end its shore leave far earlier than expected, and be redeployed back to its usual stomping grounds just off Iran months ahead of schedule. … Continue reading

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From Hard Landing To Train Crash, All Chinese Indicators Have Slammed On The Brakes

As Robin might say “Riddle me this Batman”: how can a country, supposedly growing its economy at over 7%, with factory output up over 9%, manage all of this superlative production while rail traffic is shrinking at almost 5.4% annually? More…

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China Stocks Drop To Fresh Post-2009 Lows Following Plunge In Industrial Company Profits

Today the Chinese stock market did something unthinkable: it plunged to fresh post 2009 lows on news so bad they would have been enough to send the stock markets of such “developed” bizarro economies as the US and Europe limit … Continue reading

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The Gathering Storm

“Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it is walled and roofed with them.”  -Aldous Huxley The easy choices are now behind us and the hard choices are in front of us and wild speculations hanging upon the syllables uttered … Continue reading

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It’s Even Worse Than The Great Depression

Velocity of money is the  frequency with which a unit of money is spent on new goods and services.   It is a far better indicator of economic activity than GDP, consumer prices, the stock market, or sales of men’s underwear (which … Continue reading

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The Hoarding Continues: China Has Imported More Gold In Six Months Than Portugal’s Entire Gold Reserve

While the highly “sophisticated” traders that make up the gold market continue to buy or sell the precious metal based on whether the Fed will or will not do the NEW QE tomorrow (or just because, like Bruno Iskil, they … Continue reading

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More Seasonally Adjusted Propaganda

The following excerpt outlining the July retail sales increase shows the continuation of propaganda by our “government”. Manipulation of the data for unemployment, Federal Reserve POMO policy propping up the stock markets and retail sales seems to be an effective … Continue reading

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The German Economy Caves, And Eurozone Bailouts Take On New Dimension

Last year, German exports rode to a new record, jobs were being created in massive numbers, real wages rose, housing and real estate boomed, the federal budget was nearly balanced, and consumers felt good and spent money. There were moments … Continue reading

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Bank Of America Has Lost Money Trading On Only Three Days In 2012

From the just released Bank of America 10-Q: “During the three months ended June 30, 2012, positive trading-related revenue was recorded for 95 percent, or 60 of the 63 trading days of which 75 percent (47 days) were daily trading gains … Continue reading

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NYSE Reviewing Trades In 148 Symbols Between 9:30 And 10:15

At least the market was broken for at most only 148 stocks. If it was all of them, we would have Flash Crash part Mon Dieu which would confirm that the “market” is nothing but a programmed, or “fixed” to use the parlance of … Continue reading

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Biderman: Why We’re 100% Bearish

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As The US Drought Spreads To India, Will The Black Swan Be Deep Fried

By now it should be more than clear that the entire hope-based, short-squeeze driven, algo-mediated rally is the result of the last traces of hope: with the US economy openly in free-fall mode, housing supported only by once again increasing shadow … Continue reading

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