Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 03 May 2018 21:21

Video: Alan Greenspan: The fiscal system is out of whack

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/57798582 ... show-clips

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 04 May 2018 17:34

World Inequality Report 2018

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Neshant » 04 May 2018 21:43

Austin wrote:Video: Alan Greenspan: The fiscal system is out of whack

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/57798582 ... show-clips


More like banker bailouts & bonuses to the tune of trillions which Mr. Magoo dumped on to the backs of taxpayers since 2008 is out of whack.

Now he's suggesting cuts to SS to pay for that theft.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby ramana » 09 May 2018 01:37

Austin wrote:check the video in the link

Mark Mobius: Investors need to be prepared for a 40% stock-market crash


‘I’m much more cautious. There could be a substantial correction in the markets... these short-term corrections can be quite dramatic.’
Dramatic, as in up to a 40% haircut in the stock market, according to veteran emerging-markets investor Mark Mobius.


“I’m not predicting that, I’m just saying we’ve got to be ready for that,” Mobius told CNBC in an interview Wednesday following his similar warning last month. “The catalyst I believe will come from continuing increases in interest rates. The (Federal Reserve) is definitely moving in that direction. When the Fed moves, everybody else has got to move in that direction.”

Mobius, pointing to the vulnerability of the long-in-the-tooth bull market, also didn’t rule out the potential impact of geopolitical flare-ups on equities, saying that “any event could also be a trigger.”


Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase and someone from GS were saying Treasuries at 4% and 3.5% respectively. Currently S&P 500 is 2%.

So unless one is in for long term growth, money will move to the T-bills as 2< 3.5 to 4%.

But then the tax cuts and reforms have not kicked in.


Just use as a data point.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Suraj » 09 May 2018 05:04

It doesn't necessarily follow that raising rates will bust the stock market bubble. Multiple rate hikes, especially without being telegraphed, maybe. But the current situation doesn't necessarily suggest that. Money moves from one asset to another. My question for any proposal of a crash in the S&P 500 would be "where does the money move ?"

Here's a historical chart showing S&P 500, interest rates, CPI all in one place.
S&P vs interest rates vs CPI

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby panduranghari » 09 May 2018 17:28

Suraj saar,
We are in uncharted territory. Using 9 maps and 3 GPS systems will not be of any assistance to make any decisions. No wonder why most big name managers are shutting shop.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Suraj » 09 May 2018 20:00

Technically there's no charted territory . The future's always unknown. Like I asked earlier, where's the money going to move ? It doesn't just go up in smoke.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby chanakyaa » 11 May 2018 07:08

Anyone looking for investment idea and tired of perennial low interest rates? How about investing in Argentina, 40%+ interest payment (but no guarantees of getting principal back) :D

Argentina's socialist economy is in free fall. Presenting Argentina IMF Bailout 2.0

Argentina begins talks with IMF over financial aid

Argentine Central Bank Holds Key Interest Rate at 40 Percent

Argentina on brink of ECONOMIC MELTDOWN as inflation soars and peso plummets

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 11 May 2018 18:10

chanakyaa wrote:Anyone looking for investment idea and tired of perennial low interest rates? How about investing in Argentina, 40%+ interest payment (but no guarantees of getting principal back) :D

Argentina's socialist economy is in free fall. Presenting Argentina IMF Bailout 2.0

Argentina begins talks with IMF over financial aid

Argentine Central Bank Holds Key Interest Rate at 40 Percent

Argentina on brink of ECONOMIC MELTDOWN as inflation soars and peso please lummets


Well they can invest in India Gsec and get 7-8 % for 10 year coupon or get 4 % for Chinese one

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 12 May 2018 19:47

Former RBI Governor Rajan on China's Debt, Economy


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 14 May 2018 20:00

David Stockman on The Tom Woods Show: The Delusions of 'Make America Great Again'


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Jeffrey Gundlach
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The S&P 500’s dividend yield is now lower than the yield on a three month US Treasury Bill.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Raghuran Rajan // Financial Crises, and Policies to Raise Economic Growth


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 19 May 2018 10:42

Interest Rates Are About to Shoot Through The Roof - Peter Schiff


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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US 10-year Treasury note yield hits highest level since 2011

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/18/us-yiel ... -peak.html

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby A_Gupta » 21 May 2018 18:45

http://www.jonesday.com/files/Publicati ... 2011%20(A4).pdf
Comparison of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US with UK, France, Italy, Germany (supposedly the "civilized" world, see thread on Indian economy).

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 30 May 2018 21:54

Alan Greenspan -- Moving towards Stagflation feels good, but its a false dawn


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby A_Gupta » 06 Jun 2018 08:50

Raghuram Rajan: "“The world is not prepared for the entity at the center of the global financial and monetary order and trade order turning around and saying I don’t believe in all of this, I want to change things. Now the system has been built by the U.S. around the U.S. and now the U.S. actually doesn’t believe in using the multilateral system. This is a very big change and we are not prepared for it.”"

from: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... er-in-asia

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 06 Jun 2018 17:26

A_Gupta wrote:Raghuram Rajan: "“The world is not prepared for the entity at the center of the global financial and monetary order and trade order turning around and saying I don’t believe in all of this, I want to change things. Now the system has been built by the U.S. around the U.S. and now the U.S. actually doesn’t believe in using the multilateral system. This is a very big change and we are not prepared for it.”"

from: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... er-in-asia


American people were loosing jobs and DT gave them the promise if he wins he will bring back home jobs and get out of unequal treaty , He is doing what he promised , Such multilateral treaties are good as long as it does not burn your own house.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Austin wrote:
A_Gupta wrote:Raghuram Rajan: "“The world is not prepared for the entity at the center of the global financial and monetary order and trade order turning around and saying I don’t believe in all of this, I want to change things. Now the system has been built by the U.S. around the U.S. and now the U.S. actually doesn’t believe in using the multilateral system. This is a very big change and we are not prepared for it.”"

from: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... er-in-asia


American people were loosing jobs and DT gave them the promise if he wins he will bring back home jobs and get out of unequal treaty , He is doing what he promised , Such multilateral treaties are good as long as it does not burn your own house.


The current system works very well for the American capitalists who fund Trump's party that is the ruling party - has the President, Senate, Congress; 33 of 50 state governors, both chambers of legislature in 33 of 50 states, and need to flip only 6 more state legislatures to be able to get through a constitutional amendment without the other party. Trump's party is doing nothing for working class people.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 08 Jun 2018 23:05

The Spectator Index
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Share of global GDP (PPP).

1980

G7: 51%
China: 2.3%
India: 2.9%

2018

G7: 30.1%
China: 18.7%
India: 7.7%

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Neshant » 09 Jun 2018 08:16

Austin wrote:The Spectator Index
@spectatorindex
Share of global GDP (PPP).

1980

G7: 51%
China: 2.3%
India: 2.9%

2018

G7: 30.1%
China: 18.7%
India: 7.7%


But then our population since 1980 has literally exploded from 697 million to 1.4 billion!

You would think there is something in the human genome that would trigger a natural slowdown in population growth once overcrowding conditions are felt. But nope. It just kept on galloping.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby pravula » 09 Jun 2018 09:26

Neshant wrote:
Austin wrote:The Spectator Index
@spectatorindex
Share of global GDP (PPP).

1980

G7: 51%
China: 2.3%
India: 2.9%

2018

G7: 30.1%
China: 18.7%
India: 7.7%


But then our population since 1980 has literally exploded from 697 million to 1.4 billion!

You would think there is something in the human genome that would trigger a natural slowdown in population growth once overcrowding conditions are felt. But nope. It just kept on galloping.


Well, we are not frogs and Genocide is frowned upon.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby nandakumar » 09 Jun 2018 12:42

The article in the link below argues that US sanctions against Iran will not have the same effect as in 2009-14 leading eventually to a nuclear deal. The sanctions will fail for the crucial reason EU will not play ball this time around unlike last time.
http://jpkoning.blogspot.com/2018/06/ev ... ckade.html

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Neshant wrote:
Austin wrote:The Spectator Index
@spectatorindex
Share of global GDP (PPP).

1980

G7: 51%
China: 2.3%
India: 2.9%

2018

G7: 30.1%
China: 18.7%
India: 7.7%


But then our population since 1980 has literally exploded from 697 million to 1.4 billion!

You would think there is something in the human genome that would trigger a natural slowdown in population growth once overcrowding conditions are felt. But nope. It just kept on galloping.


Population Growth is positive thing for us and this creates more internal demand , more qualified people available to work India and Abroad and get remittance , In the next 30-50 years Indias population growth and more young people available to work will be a big positive


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Neshant » 10 Jun 2018 03:46

Austin wrote:
Neshant wrote:
But then our population since 1980 has literally exploded from 697 million to 1.4 billion!

You would think there is something in the human genome that would trigger a natural slowdown in population growth once overcrowding conditions are felt. But nope. It just kept on galloping.


Population Growth is positive thing for us and this creates more internal demand , more qualified people available to work India and Abroad and get remittance , In the next 30-50 years Indias population growth and more young people available to work will be a big positive


That might be so if we had tons of manufacturing jobs and a booming export industry like China.

We don't.

Beyond a certain point, population growth becomes a burden.

697 million alone is a staggering number!

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Neshant » 10 Jun 2018 03:49



Bernanke is the reason for the Great Recession.

His fix of dumping Federal reserve private member bank losses onto taxpayers via debt increase and money printing will be the cause of te next crash.


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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U.S. Allowing China And Russia To Accumulate Gold On The Cheap

https://seekingalpha.com/article/418106 ... gold-cheap

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Suraj » 14 Jun 2018 01:38

Jim O'Neill was Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Group and authored the original BRICs paper in 2001.
Jim O'Neill: G7 Irrelevant Today Because India, China Left Out
“The Group of Seven has become increasingly irrelevant in a world of new emerging powers,” he wrote in a blog post. “An institution that excludes the BRICs while still including economic basket cases like Italy cannot possibly claim the legitimacy required to exercise global economic leadership.” Unlike Trump, who advocated for bringing Russia back into the group, O’Neill said the G-7 would be much more relevant if China, India and a single delegation from the euro zone replaced Canada, France, Germany and Italy.

More than half of the increase in global gross domestic product since 2010 has come from the two Asian nations alone, while the dollar value of the Japanese and EU economies has declined during that span, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. O’Neill said the muted market reaction to last weekend’s chaotic G-7 conference in Quebec serves as further evidence of the group’s insignificance. “That may simply reflect the fact that the G-7 no longer matters,” he wrote.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 16 Jun 2018 10:29

G-7 has been irrelavant for quite some time now but more so with emerging economy china and India outclassing most G 7 countries in PPP GDP

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Russia dumps half of its US Treasury bonds
Russia has held a major selloff of US Treasury bonds, dumping some $47bn-worth of papers and momentarily dropping six places on a list of major foreign holders of US securities, recently released statistics for April have shown.

In just one month, Russia proceeded to sell $47.4 billion out of the $96.1 billion the country had in US treasury bonds in March. The latest statistics released by the US Treasury Department on Friday showed that, in April, Russia had only $48.7bn in American assets, occupying 22nd place on the list of “major foreign holders of Treasury securities.”

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Neshant » 21 Jun 2018 10:37

Interesting that humans are not the only species with a sense of fairness in an economic system.

Runs contrary to lots of rent seeking "industries" like banking which steal wealth from peoples' earnings but offer no equivalent value in return.


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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby panduranghari » 21 Jun 2018 17:51

A world without banks is a bad world to live in. Last 10 years is just a blip. Retail banking is not investment banking.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Neshant » 21 Jun 2018 21:07

The removal of Glass-Steagall which separated investment banking from retail banking is what led to 2008.

That is still the case today - except now its even more extensive since banks need to make sure they are too big to fail before the next crash occurs.

Beyond that, any system where betting with chips you don't have (i.e leverage) is allowed is a fraud.

Inevitbly losses occur which are palmed off to some sucker who had no part in that bet. Whether that process of dumping those losses onto the backs of suckers is through fancy names like monetary policy, inflation, taxation, bailouts, or other terminology is immaterial. It is theft.

This theft requires corruption of the political class, the judiciary..etc to take place without which bankers would be landing in jail left & right. Banks maneuver to get cronies in govt to legalize that fraud. Even academia which is supposed to be the bastion of knowledge to call out this fraud is roped in as collaborators condoning the theft with idiotic theories.

This corruption of the govt is ehat ultimately ends up being the undoing of any state.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Neshant » 21 Jun 2018 21:57

Ah, the wonderful world of fiat money and leveraged bets.

How can this system not ultimately implode taking with it the savings of the people doing real work?

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Novice Daytrader Mistakenly Trades In Live Account, Builds $5 Billion Position, Makes $10MM Profit

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06- ... tion-makes

Strange things are happening in the world of trading these days.

On one hand, you have Deutsche Bank's supposedly expert, professional traders making gargantuan bets, which exceed by 12 times the bank's daily VaR limit, only to watch the trade implode spectacularly, resulting in a daily loss in the hundreds of millions; at the same time, novice traders somehow accumulate multi-billion positions not knowing they are trading in a live account... and make millions in profits.

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Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Postby Austin » 24 Jun 2018 08:04

How can this system not ultimately implode taking with it the savings of the people doing


True , for some one based out in india what would be a good investment besides gold to save their hard earned money ?


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