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Asian Stock Markets Plummet.

Written by Gary North on June 24, 2013

Asian stock markets have all fallen in recent days. There is a growing fear that the People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, will continue to tighten money. This has driven short-term interest rates higher in China. This is a classic sign of the beginning of a recession. China’s statistics are sufficiently rigged, so […]

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Bernanke’s Role as “the Pusher”

Written by Gary North on June 21, 2013

Stocks fell, bonds fell, gold fell, oil fell, commodities fell. All over the world, markets tanked. Why? Because Bernanke hinted that the U.S. economy is recovering, and the Federal Reserve may cut back sooner than expected on its trillion-dollar-a-year pump-priming operation. Bernanke is the equivalent of the head of the international drug cartel. He is […]

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Investors Say: “Mises Was Right!”

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2013

All over the world, stock market investors care mainly about two things: (1) the Federal Reserve System’s Open Market Committee’s press release, which rarely changes; (2) rumors about forthcoming changes in the opinions of the soon-departing Ben Bernanke, whose opinions are identical to the FOMC’s. Every six weeks, the FOMC issues a press release. These […]

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A Negative Stock Market Indicator Appears Without Warning.

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2012

Corporate insiders are selling their companies’ shares at a furious rate: almost 7 to one over purchases. Insiders have better information than the rest of us do regarding the future performance of their companies. This performance will presumably influence share prices. When insiders start selling, they think trouble is ahead. Better safe than sorry, they […]

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Obama Leaves Country, Congress Leaves Town: Stocks Soar

Written by Gary North on November 20, 2012

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 207 points yesterday. The increase was based on a rumor that Obama/Pelosi/Reid are about work out a deal with Boehner/McConnell on taxes. There will not be a fiscal cliff. Obama was out of the country. Congress is home for Thanksgiving. No one with any authority could conform this rumor […]

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QE4 Needed to Boost Stocks, Says Investment House Economist

Written by Gary North on September 26, 2012

Morgan Stanley’s chief stock market analyst says that the Federal Reserve will go to QE4 by year’s end. Why? Because that’s what is needed to boos the stock market. Question: Since QE3 is open-ended, probably for two years, what meaning does “QE4” have? Question: Since the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has never referred to […]

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