Carl Wennstam

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FRED Graph | FRED | St. Louis Fed

The FRED series Pension Fund Reserves - Assets - Balance Sheet of Households and Nonprofit Organizations is now known as Households and Nonprofit …

Why Dow 16000 will be sold

Investors are wondering why the US stock markets keep going up, no matter which news hits the wire. Every sell-off seems to be bought, and traders …

Failing to settle in Japan

2013-07-22T11:01:30.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Check it, from JP Morgan’s Flows & Liquidity team:<p>The 233 repo fails in the month of June is four times …

Planet Yelnick

I have seen an increasing number of chart comparisons to 2007, right before we entered the Global Financial Crisis and suffered the 2008 crash. …

How QE works …

The BIS has just published a paper which traces the main path through which QE works to stimulate the economy. It shows how the size and average …

Unconventional stimulus, the Bloomberg way

2013-07-11T12:43:03.000Z<p>No, that’s not a fake cover.<p>What might have prompted the octogenarian organ to take this sudden lurch towards the tawdry? …

Bank capital requirements: Not reserves, not held.

The FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are out this week with a proposal to impose stiffer capital requirements on America's …

Gold

<i>[5/6/12 Note: I had previously identified Gold's natal chart as 12/21/74. However, this is not the harmonic chart that I had used when I generated</i> …

Gold's Natal Chart

Reader Timer suggests April 1, 1968 for gold's natal chart.<p><i>On the 15th March 1968, the authorities closed the London gold market for two weeks,</i> …

August 19: Gold Uranus 72° Cycle

A while ago I made an exhaustive study to find the cause of each of gold's turns since the 2011 peak. This study demonstrated that the aspects that …

Planet Forecaster

November Equities Turn Dates<p>Equities made a major high when Pluto turned direct September 22, and headed down into the near quadruple conjunction …

Friday update- deficits matter, a lot! - The Center of the Universe

So back to basics<p>For 16t in output to get sold there must have been 16t in spending, which also translates into 16t in some agent’s income.<p>And (apart …

Sydney Morning Herald - The Center of the Universe

By Peter McAllister<p>May 11 (Sydney Morning Herald) — Ask US economist Warren Mosler whether the national disability insurance scheme should be paid …

Market Watch - The Center of the Universe

Commentary: Warren Mosler has a plan but no takers<p>By Darrell Delamaide<p>May 8 (MarketWatch) — If youre ever tempted to think the euro zone has turned …

GDP miss 'just' govt - The Center of the Universe

This plays to investors who think a drop in govt spending is good for the private sector as it ‘gets govt out of the way’ and ‘opens the door’ for …

U.S. Warns Japan on Yen - The Center of the Universe

So does the US have a strong dollar policy, a weak dollar policy, or an ‘unchanged’ dollar policy?<p>In any case, President Obama and Congress still …

BOJ Shockwave Leveling Rates Sends Banks to Dollar: Japan Credit - The Center of the Universe

Bad for US banks if they are coming to compete in the US market again.<br>This will cut into net interest margins.<p>By Monami Yui & Emi Urabe<p>April 16 …

Reinhart-Rogoff data errors found! - The Center of the Universe

If true, this is very bad:<p>By Mike Konczal<p>April 16 (Bloomberg) — In 2010, economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff released a paper, “Growth in a …

Enterprise Bank Q1 2013 Investment Performance - The Center of the Universe

A contract has been signed to sell Enterprise to First United of Boca. Closing looks like Q4 if all goes well.<p>Attached is the performance recap since …

Gold - The Center of the Universe

When Central Banks buy it, the price tends to go up, and when they sell it, the price tends to go back towards marginal cost of production.<p>Talk of …

Planet Yelnick

Amazing drop in gold this morning. First Bitcoin last week, now Gold. It hasn't declined this sharply since the prior all-time peak in 1980. One of …