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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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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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Critical year for the E.U: Bond problems ahead?

If you’re following loosely European economics and politics, you might be mistaken into thinking the crisis is over, Spain and Ireland are nearly out of the recession, Greece is showing better than expected figures, at least according to its prime … Continue reading

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Delusional Economy

Great video by Peter Schiff, on the recent stock market rallies and the disconnection with real economics.

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Howard Davies describes the challenges that await Daniele Nouy as the European Central Bank’s first Head of Banking Supervision. – Project Syndicate

Great read on the Banking Union deal hailed as a great achievement by Pierre Moscovici, the French Finance Minister. Interesting comments on Daniele Nouy, who by joining the ECB Supervisory Team will be one of France’s most influential women on … Continue reading

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You can’t understand your stock analyst? He doesn’t either

However, everything is fine! The video has subtitles too!

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European Banking Union: Not good enough

Not looking good from the federalist side of the equation. And yes, the Germans, again, are to blame. But can we really blame them? Brussels has been witnessing since the 2009 crisis frictions between member states to move forward with … Continue reading

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Enough German Bashing (if a European Union is what you really want)

I’m no pro-German. The German boom does not impress me more than the average success story, and the German economic model based on a strong public sector along with strong market fundamentals is not one I particularly appreciate or long … Continue reading

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The (Political) Truth behind the $ 13 billion JPMorgan Penalty

One of the world’s biggest financial institutions, JPMorgan Chase, has allegedly agreed to pay a fine that settles its civil cases facing its actions prior and during the financial crisis of 2009. The fine is reported to reach $13 billion, … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Economics 2013: We chose not to choose

A great day for behavioral economics, psychology, and the individual in the study of economics. And farewell rationality. For most people the attribution of the 2013 Nobel prize in economics is just « another piece of news ». For the academic world … Continue reading

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