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China’s Opaque Financial System And The U.S. S&L Crisis

Awesome chart on the opaque China’s Financial System from the IMF’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.    China has been a hedge fund graveyard as short positions on the country have moved sideways if not against the perps. . The … Continue reading

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Nothing New In President Xi’s Speech

President Xi said nothing in his address to the Boao Forum that hasn’t been said before. Therefore markets must be lathered up (S&P futures up as high 40 points) over Xi positioning himself as “the grown up in the room.” … Continue reading

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Trump’s Tax Cut Will Widen Trade Deficit

Last year’s Republican tax plan was hailed as a victory for US President Donald Trump, but it carries a hidden cost: a ballooning US trade deficit. As happened after Ronald Reagan’s cuts in the 1980s, Trump’s cut is almost certain … Continue reading

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Unmoored & Rudderless Stock Market

Didn’t today’s market feel like a rudderless sailboat ripped from its mooring and blown about by random gusts of wind (algos)?   We count the Dow crossed the unchanged line at least thirty times today. The generals have have been taken … Continue reading

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“Many Chinese Would Like To Teach [Trump] A Lesson”

Yikes!  Nasty rhetoric from a newspaper under the auspices of the People’s Daily. Me thinks Trump & Co.  are going to be played by Xi & Co. like a Chinese fiddle. China already perceives the Trump Administration as a Paper Tiger. … Continue reading

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China calls on WTO members – EuroNews

Beijing urges them to oppose U.S. tariffs targeting China’s alleged theft of intellectual property.… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/26/ch…

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China’s Other Nuclear Option

Sorry to be such a downer, folks. We have to stress test the macro scenarios versus current market conditions by looking at worst case events, then calculating expected values based on the most likely probabilities. Especially after such a huge … Continue reading

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Mr. Market Weakens U.S. Negotiating Position With China

Last week we were thinking about pulling together a post using game theory to predict the outcome of the Trump administration’s tariff announcement.   JP Morgan beat us to it, however. More interesting is the JPM quant’s assertion that Trump will … Continue reading

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China’s Staggering Demand For Commodities

Great chart from the Visual Capitalist brought to of us from our favorite Polish crude and rude trader,  the Skrypecker. Now you can see why the markets work themselves into a deflationary tizzy when China hits a speed bump.  

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Big Brother Alive And Well And Living In China (Must View)

This clip from the BBC is incredible and very disconcerting. We suspect this technology, and the use thereof, is not just limited to China but ubiquitous throughout Western countries.   Double yikes! China has been building what it calls “the … Continue reading

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