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Tuesday Morning Links

MUST READS
China growth slows to five-year low – BBC
China’s Slowing Growth Is OK – For Now – WSJ
Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols – Reuters
When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing Over Saudi Arabia – Newsweek
Oil at $80 a Barrel Muffles Forecasts for U.S. Shale Boom – Bloomberg
Triple Whammy Looms for China’s Oil Refiners as Crude Plunges – Businessweek
“Anti-Petrodollar” Total CEO Dies In Freak Plane Crash In Moscow – Zero Hedge
Goldman: Stock Market is Manipulated, Buybacks Drive Valuations – Naked Capitalism
Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi – Bloomberg
How Markets Need $200 Billion Each Quarter From Central Bankers – Bloomberg
Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early – Reuters
Inheritance and Inequality – Project Syndicate
Poor Ron Paul… – Bonner & Partners

MARKETS/INVESTING
China relief helps shore up markets – AP
Wealth is outpacing income…and that’s a scary sign – CNN/Money
Value Investors Hoarding Cash See Few Bargains After Rout – Bloomberg
How investors can make the most of a rising dollar – MarketWatch
Sovereign Bonds Beating Stocks in October by Most in Two Years – Bloomberg
Gold hits one-month high on slowing China growth – Reuters
Gold Buying Rebounds in India on Diwali Jewelry Sales – Bloomberg
What The Strong Dollar Does With The Price Of Gold – GoldSilverWorlds
Gold price: ETF investors, hedge funds catch up to rally – Mining.com
How Much Gold Is On Loan Worldwide? – SRSrocco Report

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Cautious optimism on the economy – Washington Post
Social Safety Net Lifted 39 Million Out of Poverty in 2013 – Fiscal Times
What NCR just Said about the American Retail Quagmire – Wolf Street
No, Higher Velocity Will Not Necessarily Mean Higher Inflation – PragCap
Does the Egertsson/Mehrotra model of secular stagnation work? – Marginal Revolution
Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession as student-govt talks start – Reuters
Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says – Quartz
Oil Slump Rings Alarm Bells for Nigeria as Elections Loom – Bloomberg
Is Mortgage Credit Too Tight, Too Loose or Just Right? – CoreLogic
How big should central bank balance sheets be? – Money & Banking
Why you weren’t invited to the Fed’s ‘ethics’ talk with Wall Street – MarketWatch
How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers – Washington’s Blog
The Fed’s New Labor Market Measure – Mises

 

Monday Morning Links

MUST READS
Dow futures fall sharply after IBM miss – USA Today
Asia shares surge after Wall Street rally – Channel News Asia
Four Lessons of a Wild Market Week – Bloomberg
European Central Bank starts stimulus purchases – AP
Russian rouble weakens on debt downgrade – BBC
Russian Finance Minister: Oil prices won’t recover – RT News
Who’s Afraid of the Russians Cutting Natural Gas Supplies? – Bloomberg
BIS chief economist warns of dangers of easy money – Channel News Asia
On the Tendency of Large Market Losses to Occur in Succession – Hussman Funds
The Downside of Do Whatever it Takes – Noland, Prudent Bear
The history of money: from barter to bitcoin – Telegraph
Replica of Monticello is up for sale at $6.5 million – LA Times
Move over, Dallas Cowboys. America has a new team – CNBC

MARKETS/INVESTING
European markets fail to pick up Asia’s baton – AP
Does Wall Street have another wild week ahead? – USA Today
Wall Street attempts to navigate the era of ‘Yellen put’ – Washington Post
Markets not looking to repeat Black Monday – MarketWatch
Investing for dummies—and smart guys—in a whipsaw market – CNBC
The deja-vu selloff is reaching a ‘crisis bottom’: McClellan – MarketWatch
Leveraged Money Spurs Selloff as Record Treasuries Trade – Bloomberg
Gold climbs above $1,240/oz as European stocks retreat – Reuters
Gold Bulls Lured Back for First Time in Two Months – Bloomberg
The Chinese Precious Metals Market Is On Fire – BullionStar
India’s Diwali festivities could push Gold higher – BullionStreet

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Economic malaise clouds Florida governor’s race – AP
Stop with the fiction of a binary economy – Washington Post
UK economic growth to fall to 2.4% in 2015, says EY Item Club – BBC
‘Poets and Alchemists’: Berlin and Paris Undermine Euro Stability – Spiegel
Why the Chinese Yuan is Being Courted in Canada – FP
How eurozone gloom is blighting the UK housing market – Telegraph
Housing market slowing down, fewer millennials buying homes – Fresno Bee
FHA is set to return to anti-house-flipping restrictions – LA Times
Market action reinforces need for policy patience: Fed’s Rosengren – Reuters
Amid QE, indiscriminate investing has taken place: Dallas Fed’s Fisher – CNBC
Volatility Unlikely to Alter Fed’s Policy Course – NY Times
The boom-and-bust Fed’s rental society – Asia Times

 

Friday Morning Links

MUST READS
Wall St. Might Know Something We Don’t – NY Times
Greek drama: Bond yields near 9% threshold – CNBC
Bullard Challenges Fed to Respond to Weakening Inflation – Businessweek
ECB to start asset purchases within days: Coeure – MarketWatch
BOE chief economist says rates to stay low until after mid-2015 – Fox Business
BOJ bill-buy offer fails to attract sellers, shows limits of easing strategy – Reuters
Four Reasons the Bernanke-Yellen Asset-Price Inflation May Be Nearing Its End – Mises
3 Central Texas schools cancel classes over Ebola concerns – KHOU
How the World’s Top Health Body Allowed Ebola to Spiral Out of Contro – Bloomberg
CDC: You Can Give—But Can’t Get—Ebola on a Bus – CNS News
Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor – Reuters
26 arrested for protesting outside Walmart billionaire’s New York home – CNN
Baby Boomers are overexposed to stocks in this rocky market – CNN/Money
Either you’re the butcher or you’re the cattle – Burning Platform

MARKETS/INVESTING
Stock markets rebound after global gyrations – AP
The stock market, inevitably, is going to crash – MarketWatch
Some Thoughts about the Dollar’s Technical Outlook Now – Marc to Market
Why The Russell 2000 Has Shaken Off The Market Rout and is Rising – Zero Hedge
Momentum Driven Market Works Really Painfully on the Way Down – Wolf Street
Treasuries Pare Weekly Gain as Housing Starts Exceed Forecast – Bloomberg
Gold set to post weekly gain on uncertain US rate outlook – Reuters
Gold price upside limited in 2015 – Scotiabank – Mineweb
Silver Miner Suspends Sales: 35% Of Production Due To Low Prices – SRSrocco Report
Another Reminder Gold Is Not Often As It Seems – Alhambra Partners
“Save Our Swiss Gold ” – Game Changer For Gold? – GoldCore

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Over 48 million Americans live in poverty – CNN/Money
Obama’s Top Economist Questions Thomas Piketty’s Inequality Claims – WSJ
Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show – CBPP
The world’s richest economies: China no more – Economist
Specter of Renewed Crisis Polarizes Europe – NY Times
In Qiqihar, a glimpse at China’s slowdown – Reuters
Russia’s $13 Billion Support for Ruble Impaired by Oil Under $90 – Bloomberg
China’s housing market rescue still risky business – Want China Times
Older Homeowners Won’t Get a HELOC, a Second, or Refi based on your Equity – Mandelman
Now Comes The “Specter Of Deflation”: The Money Printers’ Latest Scam – Contra Corner
Yellen says she’s ‘greatly’ concerned by rising inequality – MarketWatch

 

Thursday Morning Links

MUST READS
Share prices continue to slide – BBC
Fear Goes Viral on Wall Street – Fiscal Times
Risk of Deflation Feeds Global Fears – WSJ
What the heck should the Fed do now? – CNN/Money
Falling oil prices shake up global economies – AP
World economy so damaged it may need permanent QE – Telegraph
Treasuries Gain as Oil Drops Below $80 While Stocks Slide – Bloomberg
The Depressing Signals Markets Are Sending About the Global Economy – NY Times
This is who’s getting really walloped by the stock slide – MarketWatch
Central bankers may have no quick fix as markets swoon – Reuters
Dallas County May Declare State of Disaster From Ebola Virus – Bloomberg
White House shifts into crisis mode on Ebola response – Reuters
ISIS Delivers ‘Shock and Awe’ with Arms from U.S., China, and Russia – Fiscal Times

MARKETS/INVESTING
World stock market sell-off deepens – AP
Investors Are Scared, With Good Reason – Bloomberg
Part of the Problem: Stocks Are Expensive – NY Times
October’s Wild Ride Isn’t Over Yet – Bloomberg
Market Swoon Adds to Woes for Hedge Fund Industry – Barron’s
Bond Yields Worldwide Plunge on Global Growth Concern – Bloomberg
Gold steadies, supported by global slowdown concerns – Reuters
Switzerland’s central bank calls to thwart gold vote – Mining.com
Gold Posts Longest Rally in Two Months on Haven Buying – Bloomberg
Gold Rises As Stocks, European Bonds Again See Sharp Falls – Gold Core
Gold imports soar 450% in India – Mineweb

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low – AP
The U.S. Economic Recovery Is Still On Food Stamps – RCM
Greece Still Needs Intensive Care – Bloomberg
China Inc’s spending cuts deepest in six years as economy slows – Reuters
Venezuela Goes From Bad to Worse as Oil Prices Plummets – Bloomberg
When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing Over Saudi Arabia – Newsweek
Don’t Mess With Saudis in Oil Bear Market Global Shakeout – Bloomberg
No matter what stats show, Canada’s housing boom is about to end – FP
U.S. foreclosure activity falls to eight-year low – Reuters
How Dodd-Frank Spurs Big Banks To Add Systemic Risks – IBD
Yellen Gets Swedish Lessons From Most-Important Data – Bloomberg
What Options Are Left for Central Banks? – of two minds

 
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