Category Archives: Economics

Central bank rate cuts are inflating a cheap money bubble

Sven Henrich in CNN Business – Last month US markets once again hit a little-known but highly relevant ceiling which has spelled market trouble numerous times in the recent past, most famously during the major market bubble bursts in 2000 … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Dow Jones, Economics

Dow sinks 800 points as signs of recession loom

A Radnor Reports bulletin from the Boston Globe – The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points, or 3 percent, to 25,479 after the bond market flashed a warning sign about a possible recession for the first time since 2007. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulletin, Business, Economics, Investing

The Arkent Scenario – Anatomy of the next global financial crisis

David Murrin’s Murrinations- So far we have called the highs of the equity markets accurately and have seen the first significant drops which coincide with ratcheting up of US-China tension and the Fed lowering rates in recognition that all is … Continue reading

Posted in China, Controversial, Economics, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

China’s economic growth slumps to lowest in 27 years as the trade war hits

Laura He, CNN Business – China’s economic growth has slumped to its lowest level in nearly three decades as the world’s second largest economy feels the effects of a prolonged trade war with the United States. The country’s gross domestic … Continue reading

Posted in China, Economics, trade

Housing is providing another in a line of troubling signs pointing to an economic downturn

Jeff Cox of CNBC – Declining home sales are “consistent with the possibility of a late 2019 or early 2020 recession,” St. Louis Fed economist William Emmons said in a report. The analysis overlays home sales over 12- and 36-month … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Federal Reserve, United States