Friday, December 5, 2014

So Which Economy Is It?

It's the Obamalaise Economy! Perpetual malaise! Even while the Propaganda Press tells us it's all great!

More news you WON'T hear in the Propaganda Press!

This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics told us that job growth last month was the most in almost 3 years. Not so fast! Look at the jobs created! Low-wage, temporary, retail! Ie., SUBSISTENCE jobs, not breadwinner jobs!

We should always remember that payrolls are one of the MOST lagging of indicators. Often payrolls rise at the start of a recession. Payrolls typically only crash months after a recession begins.
"But, but, but payrolls data was awesome!! /He was saying that in satire./ US Factory Orders tumbled 0.7% in October (missing 0.0% expectations) for the 3rd month in a row (for the first time since June 2012). Rather notably, the only other time we had 3 straight months of factory orders declines was in the recession..." Tyler Durden @ Zero Hedge.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gold Soars As US Government Prints Money

from Sputnik Int'l:
“We have seen a lot of the physical gold go from the West to the East and I’m sure that the central banks do not have anywhere near the gold they should have,” Egon von Greyerz said, explaining that China has been one of the largest buyers of gold recently, and asked for a physical delivery.
“It will be significantly high, definitely,” he said commenting on the price of gold in the future. “And the wise countries in the world, which is Russia, China, India – they understand this and they accumulate gold and buy more. Russia is continuously buying more, they understand what is happening.”

Gold has soared $67/oz today off it's lows! Wow! 

Wheat Soars

from Reuters:

"...wheat hovered near three-months highs, supported by concerns over
potential supply disruptions from Russia."
from Agrimoney:
"Wheat futures soared to $6 a bushel for the first time since June, boosted by concerns of a squeeze on Russian exports, and stealing
thunder from a Rabobank recommendation of the grain as a bullish bet." 

Tumbling Treasuries

This will NOT help the weak housing market!