It is the 21st of February 2020


"Canada Is In Serious Trouble" Again, And This Time It's For Real

Some time ago, Deutsche Bank's chief international economist, Torsten Slok, presented several charts which showed that "Canada is in serious trouble" mostly as a result of its overreliance on its frothy, bubbly housing sector, but also due to the fact that unlike the US, the average household had failed to reduce its debt load in time.

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"What If": Citi Models A World Where The Fed Hikes All The Way To 3%

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Fed, now data-independent, has just one mandate: keep hiking interest rates until markets break.

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Terrible News For Illinois: Moody's Puts State On Review For Downgrade To Junk Despite Budget

The passage of Illinois' budget, which is scheduled for tomorrow despite the veto of Gov. Rauner which was duly overriden on July 4, was supposed to be critical catalyst that saved the state from a downgrade to junk status by the rating agencies, a first in US history. Unfortunately, moments ago Moody's said that the passage of the budget may have been too little too late, and moments ago the rating agency said that it had place the rating of Illinois’s Baa3 general obligation under review for possible downgrade, citing the state’s failure to fully enact timely budget for fiscal year that began July, and its failure to achieve broad political consensus on how to move toward balanced financial operations.

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Why Some Hedge Funds Believe The Shale Boom Is Coming To An End (Again)

Today's Baker Hughes report confirmed that the US shale miracle continues, as another 6 oil rigs were added bringing the total to 747, the highest since mid-2015, with domestic producers seemingly oblivious - or perfectly well hedged - to the ongoing decline in crude prices which is once again set to crippled the Saudi budget.

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