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UBS Has Some Very Bad News For The Global Economy

At the end of February we first highlighted something extremely troubling for the global "recovery" narrative: according to UBS the global credit impulse - the second derivative of credit growth and arguably the biggest driver behind economic growth and world GDP - had abruptly stalled, as a result of a sudden and unexpected collapse in said impulse.

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China's "Bubble Prophet" Sees Unprecedented Surge In Home Prices

Beijing's ability and eagerness, to create and roll from one bubble, whether it is in housing, equities, commodities, cars, bitcoin and so on, into the next has been extensively documented, however, of all recurring bubbles to impact the Chinese economy, housing is by far the most important. The reason for that is that housing provides Chinese society with a dramatic wealth effect, far greater than the stock market, and as Deutsche Bank calculated in March, in 2016 the rise of property prices boosted household wealth in 37 tier 1 and tier 2 cities by CNY 24 trillion, almost twice their total disposable income of RMB12.9 trillion (fig.11).

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Goldman CEO Trolls Donald Trump On Twitter

From Qatar to Comey, it's been a busy week in Washington (and around the world) for President Trump, so perhaps he has not had a chance to catch up with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein on his 'progress'.

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Jim Rogers Warns Next Crisis Will Be "Biggest In My Lifetime"

Billionaire commodity guru Jim Rogers believes the next economic catastrophe is coming. And when it arrives, it’ll be the worst financial calamity the 74-year old investor has ever seen.

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JPMorgan Lists Five "Red Flags" That Point To A 10% Downside Correction

The first time JPMorgan warned of market downside was in early March when the bank's US equity strategist Dubravko Lakos-Bujas wrote that while the fundamental backdrop remains supporting, the "short-term downside risk" in the S&P is increasing. Less than two months later, JPM presented six "red flags" why it is starting to sell stock. Just a few weeks later, JPM turned up the alarm again in late May, when the bank "sounded the alarm on the size of US debt, and warned of a financial crisis" while in the interim, JPM's quant Marko Kolanovic on several occasions warned that stocks are poised for a sharp drop due to purely technical and systemic factors. Of course, throughout this period stocks only kept going higher, closing at all time highs last Friday.

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