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More US recovery illusions: GDP misses target, markets cheer.

Last Friday’s report was released, and as I predicted, a lot of blame for the sluggish figures fell on the weather. Despite a strong February on the markets, indices soaring to new highs, economic fundamentals are not responding to the … 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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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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Monetary policy as an answer to global recession? Are you serious?!

I believe the answer to the current recession in Europe and the States is not a macro policy one. It lies in deep micro economic understanding of our personal and economic behavior. The economic debate globally, as I mentioned in … Continue reading

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A note on misinterpreting Economic indicators

Misperception. Economic illusions. The world is bathing in them nowadays. Maybe because its holiday time? Does holiday time give us the right to shortcut deductions and interpretations of certain economic indicators. Apparently yes. I woke up today, and watched the … Continue reading

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