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Monthly Archives: février 2014

It’s not the weather’s fault: Friday’s US GDP report

Nearly every news diffused in the financial community is analysed, broken down, analysed again, till a consensus around its significance is reached. The consensus usually tells you if the news is good or bad. You don’t need to know why, … Continue reading

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A great Aymenn Al-Tamimi article on the christian situation in Syria

A great Aymenn Al-Tamimi article on the christian situation in Syria A great piece published on the Syrian Comment blog, one of my most reliable sources when I’m asking difficult questions about Syria. The Christian situation in the Middle East … Continue reading

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The Ukraine crisis press review: Simplistic representation of chaos

The situation in Ukraine is getting more and more complicated by the minute. If you trust mainstream media, standard shallow analysis of the Ukrainian issue, you’ll surely end up with the conclusion that the evil Russians and their tyrant president … Continue reading

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Bernard-Henri Levy in Kiev: Poor Ukrainians

A cartoon that represents the hypocrite western position relating to the events in Ukraine. You can see French interventionist and atlantist philosopher, Bernard-Henri Lévy, posing for photographs in an apparently expensive suit. Next to him, we can see an Ukrainian … Continue reading

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Soros doubles a bearish bet on the S&P 500, to the tune of $1.3 billion

Soros doubles a bearish bet on the S&P 500, to the tune of $1.3 billion Ok. Soros is shorting the S&P 500 Within Friday’s 13F filings news was the revelation that the firm, founded by legendary investor George Soros, increased … Continue reading

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FT reports: Asset-backed securities back in vogue

Asset-backed securities back in vogue (this feed is attributed to :“© The Financial Times Limited 2014) Another short video that demonstrates that professionals have understood nothing at all about what exactly happened in 2008. We have here Richard Hopkin, managing director … Continue reading

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Jobs, Gold, and Janet Yellen

A quick follow up on the post I wrote on the U.S job market and the optimistic misperception the market is conveying. Great video from Peter Schiff on the over-optimism, QE limits, and the gold price surge.

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European Banking Union: ECOFIN and Parliament ready to compromise

Banking Union: ECOFIN and Parliament ready to compromise. ECB’s role strengthened Last but not least the ECOFIN appears now ready to accept an increased role for the ECB. In this respect Stournaras noted that “A central role for the European Central … Continue reading

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US Job Market: The Optimist Narrative vs. Reality

A lot in economics depends on forecasting and number-crunching. When a certain positive interpretation of macro figures such as GDP forecasts, unemployment numbers, or interest rate future variations, becomes the only existing media narrative out there, one might conclude that … Continue reading

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Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Japan’s GDP, riots in Venezuela, Snowden’s odd job, flappy apps

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