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As the soy market becomes more complicated in many ways, it also remains pretty simple when it comes to China. moreContinue Reading
April 27, 2015

Turning Chinese?

Much has been made of the leveraged speculative frenzy by undereducated Chinese day traders halfway around the world but, based on this update on NYSE margin debt from Doug Short late last week, U.S. lenders (and markets) are quickly catching up. Of course, this comes at a time when money continues to flow out of stock [...] moreContinue Reading
On the initiative of the Department of Political Science and Philosophy LRIPA NAPA and other institutions a series of conferences in honor of the famous Austrian scientist, liberal thinker and our countryman Ludwig von Mises is held in Lviv. In 2011 the theme was “Economics and Bureaucracy in an Open Society”, in 2013 – “Economic Theory and Public Policy”, in October 2015 we plan to discuss issues, covered by the theme “Liberalism, postcommunism and reforms.” Conference Goal and Objectives To promote scientific heritage of Ludwig von Mises among the Ukrainian public. To establish and develop links between Ukrainian and foreign scientists exploring and moreContinue Reading
April 27, 2015

Monday Morning Links

MUST READS Shanghai index jumps 3% on SOE reform – China Daily Fitch downgrades Japan citing economic concerns – AP NYSE Margin Debt Hits an All-Time High – The Nasdaq is looking heady, but this time its different – AFR “Frustrated” Germany says ball is in Greece's court – Reuters Greek President Promises Repayment of all Debt – Spiegel Greece faces [...] moreContinue Reading
Kisatchie National Forest was in the spotlight last week with new coins sharing a design commemorating the site in Louisiana and a ceremony introducing them to the public. This week, there is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] moreContinue Reading
April 26, 2015

In The News Today

Jim Sinclair's Commentary This is Gold positive long term. The "War On Cash" Migrates To Switzerland Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/26/2015 06:15 -0400 Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum via Acting-Man blog, Banks Increasingly Refuse Cash Withdrawals – Switzerland Joins the Fun The war on cash is proliferating globally. It appears that the private members of... The post In The News Today appeared first on Jim Sinclair's Mineset. moreContinue Reading
April 26, 2015

Jim’s Mailbox

Dear Jim, Michael makes some very important observations in his interview with Eric King. He feels that the banksters are moving to get rid of currencies and move towards digital currency and force the citizens around the world to spend their dollars in order to make their hopes and expectations that they can drive inflation... The post Jim's Mailbox appeared first on Jim Sinclair's Mineset. moreContinue Reading
Re: Glut of Capital and Labor Challenge Policy Makers Dear Sirs: The worldwide commodity glut is not a surprise to Austrian school economists. It is a wonderful example of the adverse consequences of monetary repression to drive the interest rate below the natural rate. Longer term projects, such as expansion of mineral extraction, appear to become profitable. But such is not the case for the simple reason that printing money does not represent an increase in real, saved resources. Eventually it will be clear that capital has been wasted, what Austrian school economists call “malinvested”. No amount of further monetary repression can moreContinue Reading
Precious metals bobbed back and forth for most of the week, but their losses weighed heavier than their gains. Gold not only slid 2.3% on the week, it closed on Friday at a five-week low. United... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] moreContinue Reading