Law of the Jungle

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (12) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com Last week, the American Jury delivered its verdict on the economic recovery and the European Jury was asked to reconsider by the Judge.  Juries on both sides of the Atlantic had been considering the parochial evidence of their own domestic economies in isolation …

Economic Data Show Massive QE and ZIRP Failure

The headline Consumer Price Index for November was 0%, which was below the consensus guess of economists of 0.1%. Since the onset of QE3 and 4 in November 2o12, CPI has trended from an annual rate of 2% to now 1%. With the latest CPI data now posted, it’s an opportune time to go back and look at several other economic indicators, including key measures adjusted for inflation to show the growth rate in real constant dollar terms.

Two Historic Retreats: 1812 and 1218

How Do 1812 and 12-18 Compare? Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (8) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com The historic significance of the number sequences “18/12” and “12/18” depend on which side of the Atlantic one lives on. Europeans will equate “18/12” with Napoleon’s disastrous retreat from a classic example of policy overreach. Americans will …

Re-pricing 2014

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (7) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com Continuing the theme in Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness, of playing with dates, the year 2014 comes into focus. As 2013 closes out, forecasters have begun to make projections about the economic environment next year. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is …