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In the “uninspiring” communique delivered following the G20 in Shanghai, officials pledged to “consult closely” on FX markets. Presumably that was a reference to China’s “surprise” August 11 deval and the PBoC’s move in December to adopt a trade weighted basket as a reference point for the RMB, a move that telegraphed lots of downside for the currency. Well, we’re not sure whether there was any “close consulting” between the PBoC and its counterparts around the world on

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What Happened to the Great Divergence? Governor Lael Brainard At the 2016 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, New York, New York February 26, 2016     Beginning in 2014, we saw confident predictions of a coming strong divergence in monetary policy among the major economies. To date, there has been less policy divergence in reality than had… Read More The post What Happened to the Great Divergence? appeared first on The Big Picture.

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TV strategies, China's economy, the Catholic church, and a Zoo in Alaska.

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There's almost no regulation of tax preparers in the U.S.

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Most of the zoo's revenue last fiscal year came from admissions during the summer months.

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The process is similar to trying to suddenly scale a business.

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Vice, perhaps best known for its digital content, is trying its hand at cable TV.

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Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

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The gold to silver ratio moved up very sharply this week, +4.2%. How did this happen? It was not because of a move in the price of gold, which barely budged this week. It was due entirely to silver being repriced 66 cents lower. This ratio is now 83.2. It takes 83.2 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold. Conversely, it takes 1/83.2oz (about 0.37 grams) of gold to buy an ounce of silver. This ratio is now within a hair’s breadth of breaking out past the high set on Oct 17, 2008. See the

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Authored by StraightLineLogic.com's Robert Gore, via The Burning Platform blog, The populist revolt fueling non-mainstream political movements in both Europe and the US flows from a single source: you can not fool all the people all the time. The central lie of our time is that governments can and should forcibly assume control of individuals’ lives, in the name of vague and always shifting greater goods. The Command and Control Futility Principle holds that governments and

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A funny thing happens to an index's valuation when you choose not to entirely ignore the companies that have negative earnings (i.e. losses). Ever wondered what the P/E ratio of the Russell 2000 was given that it is full of companies where the 'E' is negative? The answer is simple - and ugly - as The Wall Street Journal exposes, the aggregate P/E of the Russell 2000 is over 200x which perhaps explains the gaping chasm between bond and equity valuations for this highly

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It all started off well-enough: the USDJPY was modestly lower but noting big, then the Yuan was fixed a little less modestly lower - well ok, it was the lowest fixing in 8 weeks confirming China just couldn't wait for the Shanghai summit to be over - and then suddenly the Chinese market realized what we said earlier in the weekend, namely that with the much anticipated G-20 meeting a complete dud, and with no major stimulus on the horizon, suddenly the trapdoor below Chinese stocks opened and

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Authored by Eric Zuesse, Foreign policy is both economic and military. An interpretation of U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy will be presented here that explains both his economic and his military decisions to-date, and that shows he’s been carrying out the policies of his predecessors in office. On economic matters, he has turned out to be the most ambitious ‘free-trader’ of any U.S. President: he has proposed three gigantic international-trade treaties,

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Have a look at a different set of stars than what you see on the Oscars: This video takes a close look at a new image of the Milky Way released to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). The APEX telescope in Chile has mapped the full… Read More The post ATLASGAL image of the plane of the Milky Way appeared first on The Big Picture.

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Following USD strength last week, China has come back to work after the disappointment of the Shanghai non-accord and weakened the Yuan fix by 0.2% - the most since January 7th.   This move follows pressure from offshore Yuan weakness since traders returned from Golden Week - driving the onshore-offshore spread out to its widest since The PBOC stepped in and stomped the shorts. After a few weeks of stability, it appears China is forced to let the Yuan slip back out to where its CDS (a

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Submitted by JP Koning via Moneyness blog, Negative interests rates are the shiny new thing that everyone wants to talk about. I hate to ruin a good plot line, but they're actually kind of boring; just conventional monetary policy except in negative rate space. Same old tool, different sign. What about the tiering mechanisms that have been introduced by the Bank of Japan, Swiss National Bank, and Danmarks Nationalbank? Aren't they new? The SNB, for instance, provides an exemption

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A Guide to Creating a Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy Perry J. Kaufman, the author of twelve trading books, encapsulates some of his best ideas in A Guide to Creating A Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy (Wiley, 2016). The book is short […] The post A Guide to Creating a Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Big news from Valeant Pharmaceuticals tonight. Michael Pearson is finally coming back after months of wild rumors about his health and if he would ever return (we heard earlier today that there would be news from Pearson this evening) – […] The post Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO To Return; Q4 Results, Call To Be Rescheduled appeared first on ValueWalk.

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The current batch of tech companies claim to be disruptive, but they're all derivatives of the rare unicorns that scaled globally right out of the gate and now dominate their space--and whatever new spaces attract their fancy.It's an article of quasi-religious faith in tech circles that a few of the hundreds of start-ups touting their "disruptive" potential will blossom into super-profitable giants like Google and Facebook, or fast-growing companies like AirBnB that may not yet have profits but which have scaled fast enough to dominate their space--and richly reward early investors. Two recent Guardian (U.K.) stories on the Digital Gold Rush frenzy in San Francisco and Silicon Valley cite this faith in the inevitability of "the next big (and hugely profitable) thing" as the basic
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