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The first 3D printed house is coming, and the construction industry will never be the same

Will 3D printing be the next game changer in the construction industry? Business Insider reports on the amazing progress in the video below.

The first 3D printed house is coming, and the construction industry [Continue Reading]

Looks Like Germany May Have To Pay Up

Courtesy of The Automatic Earth


Harris&Ewing Kron Prinz Wilhelm, German ship, interned in US in tow 1916

German magazine Der Spiegel digs deep(er) into the ‘Greece question’ this weekend, and does so with a few noteworthy reports. [Continue Reading]

Nearly 75% Of Biotechs Have No Earnings

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

With the red-hot, and making new record highs every day, biotech index – which together with AAPL is the main driver behind the Nasdaq's surge back over 5,000 – seemingly all anyone can talk about, [Continue Reading]

China’s Vice Premier Seeks “Reasonable Growth”

Courtesy of Mish.

China’s Vice Premier says “high speed growth” is a thing of the past and instead says China Will Keep Economic Growth in Reasonable Range
China’s economy faces increased downward pressure this [Continue Reading]

10 Charts Which Show We Are Much Worse Off Than Just Before The Last Economic Crisis

Courtesy of Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse

If you believe that ignorance is bliss, you might not want to read this article.  I am going to dispel the notion that there has been any sort of “economic recovery”, and I am going to show that [Continue Reading]

A False Breakdown in Crude Oil?

A False Breakdown in Crude Oil?

Courtesy of 

My pal JC Parets is nice with the charts. One of his favorite setups, from a trading perspective, is the false [Continue Reading]

Evolution of Taxes: Italy Taxes “Shadows”, Tax on Breathing Next?

Courtesy of Mish.

Zero Hedge had an interesting article today called In Italy, They’re Now Taxing Shadows.

This is one of those stories where you expect the headline to be a bit of an exaggeration. It wasn’t. [Continue Reading]

5 Things To Ponder: What Hath The Fed Wrought

Courtesy of Lance Roberts via STA Wealth Management

I was having lunch with a very dear friend of mine yesterday, who is also a very successful financial planner and advisor, who stunned me with an obvious question: "Has the dumb money become the smart money?" 

What we [Continue Reading]

Yield Curve, Futures, Suggest No Rate Hike Until December; GDP Forecast Halved Again to 0.3%

Courtesy of Mish.

Curve Watcher’s Anonymous is investigating the yield curve following Janet Yellen’s exceptionally dovish FOMC announcement on Wednesday.

Yield Curve 2-yr, 3-yr, 5-yr, 10-yr, 30-yr

click on chart for sharper image

30-year in black and red
10-year in orange
5-year in blue
3-year [Continue Reading]

Proposed Illinois Tax Hikes: Financial Transactions, Millionaires, Guns, Sweetened Beverages, Satellite Providers, Fireworks, Progressive Income

Courtesy of Mish.

Illinois pension plans are in extremely dire shape even with the huge stock market returns over the past few years. Illinois Spendaholics have proposed a huge array of tax hikes to make up the shortfall.

Ben VanMetre at the Illinois Policy Institute explains in this guest post.

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We’re All Hedge Funds Now

Courtesy of John Rubino.

As negative interest rates spread from Switzerland, Japan and Germany to the rest of the developed world, people with money to invest face some life-defining choices.

Retirees who need to generate 6% to avoid dipping into principal can’t get there with bank CDs. Pension funds that [Continue Reading]

The stalled Alibaba-Snapdeal deal is proof India’s e-commerce valuations are insane

 

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The stalled Alibaba-Snapdeal deal is proof India’s e-commerce valuations are insane

By Manu Balachandran and Madhura Karnik, Quartz

On March [Continue Reading]

American companies are running out of places to stash their insane pile of cash

American companies are saving (often overseas), investing in their businesses and buying their own stock, but, with some exceptions (Walmart, Starbucks) they have not been investing in labor. 

American companies are running out of places to stash [Continue Reading]

Shhh! We Can’t Talk About the Dollar’s Flash Crash on Wednesday

Courtesy of Pam Martens.

Eric Hunsader of Nanex

One would think we had asked for missile launch codes when we reached out to the futures exchanges to find out what caused the precipitous plunge in the U.S. Dollar’s futures contract at 4:04 P.M. [Continue Reading]

Bitcoin vs. Uber: Bitcoin Lovers Respond to Mish

Courtesy of Mish.

I recently commented that it would not surprise me if bitcoin plunged to $1.00. That was not a prediction, it was a comment.

Still, I still feel a collapse in bitcoin is likely.

For discussion, please see [Continue Reading]

It’s What Jesus Would Do, Right?

Courtesy of The Automatic Earth.


Albert Freeman Mrs. Alice White at the War Fund Victory Store, Hardwick, VT 1942

On the day that Mario Draghi opened the ECB’s overly opulent new €1.3 billion palatial building(s) in [Continue Reading]

The Intangible Corporation

Justin Fox discusses the increasing proportion of intangible to tangible assets in the valuation of a corporation. For instance, more intangible assets give a corporation more freedom to escape commitment, to avoid taxes, and to "funnel income to the relatively small number of talented people who are credited with creating that intangible value, thus fueling [Continue Reading]

Bitcoin Scammers Run Off With $12 Million

All the shine is off the bitcoin–can you think of any worse way to invest your money? Okay, there's oil of course, but there is a need for oil and prices will reach a bottom. I'm not so sure about bitcons. 

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post [Continue Reading]

March Madness – Dividend Grandness & Volatility Blandness

March Madness – Dividend Grandness & Volatility Blandness

Courtesy of Wade of Investing Caffeine

March Madness has arrived once again. This NCAA basketball event, which [Continue Reading]

Is The Dollar About To Lose Grip On Commodities And Gold?

Courtesy of Sprout Money

The story in the markets since last year has undoubtedly been the crash of the oil price (-50% in six months) and the monstrous rally of the U.S. dollar (+25% in the same period of time). Most other market [Continue Reading]

Paul Tudor Jones Warns This “Disastrous Market Mania” Will End “By Revolution, Taxes, Or War”

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

"This gap between the 1% and the rest of America, and between the US and the rest of the world, cannot and will not persist," warns renowned trader Paul Tudor Jones during his recent [Continue Reading]

Intel’s skunkworks group begins experimenting with the blockchain

Intel’s skunkworks group begins experimenting with the blockchain

By  at Pando Daily

Excerpt:

Just days after the bitcoin ecosystem celebrated news [Continue Reading]

The Power of Markets

The Power of Markets

Courtesy of 

One of the hallmarks of our investment approach is to respect the fact that markets are extremely powerful [Continue Reading]

The Unraveling Is Gathering Speed

Courtesy of Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds

Does anyone else have the feeling that things are not just unraveling, but that the unraveling is gathering speed?

 

Though quantifying this perception is more interpretative than statistical, I think we can look at the ongoing debt crisis in Greece as an example [Continue Reading]