Daily Archives: June 19, 2013

Copper: a portrait of the boom and bust

This long-term chart of copper reflects the leverage-fueled boom and busts since our secular bear began in 2000. The latest “QE bubble” for copper peaked in 2011 and since then Dr. copper has been beckoning still over-priced stock markets lower … Continue reading

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Is the Fed ready to acknowledge it is creating asset bubbles again?

Today the news is all a flutter about what the Federal Reserve may do and say about the path of its aggressive monetary program. Some talking heads are suggesting that the Fed will not pull back because the economy is … Continue reading

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Meredith Whitney on the opportunity in fresh thinking

Meredith Whitney talks with Reuters about the math constraints on State finances in the wake of the credit bubble, as well as the opportunities for America in fresh thinking. Here is a direct video link.

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Water: the “teeth of climate change”

Growing pressure over water remains the most worrying symptom of climate change, argues the World Bank President, while a projected 2°C rise in temperature by 2030 could submerge Bangkok. Here is a direct link.

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WHO warns on disaster of childhood obesity

One in three children age 6-9 is now overweight or obese placing them at high risk of diet-related chronic diseases such as heart disease and some cancers. A recent study from the World Health Organization warns that this is a … Continue reading

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