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Friday Morning Links

MUST READS
The Worst Expansion Since World War II Was Even Weaker – WSJ
Economy’s Top Speed Probably Overestimated for Years – Bloomberg
IMF refuses to join third Greek bailout without debt relief – MarketWatch
Bailout Money Goes to Greece, Only to Flow Out Again – NY Times
China is trying to save its market with failed policies – CNN/Money
China’s Stocks Fall to Cap Worst Monthly Decline in Six Years – Bloomberg
What I learned talking to stock-market investors in Shanghai, China – MarketWatch
Unintended (and Terrible) Consequences of GOP Debate Format – Fiscal Times
Jeb Bush Takes Positions on Climate Change, EPA Rules, Other Issues – Bloomberg
Insiders warn Jeb: Don’t engage with Trump – Politico
How Rich People Raise Rich Kids – Atlantic
The Complex Story of American Debt – Pew Research

MARKETS/INVESTING
China drops, other markets up after US data – AP
The thing about flat stock markets – Fortune
China’s Stock Markets: Nearly 25 Years of Wild Swings – WSJ
Bears Outnumber Bulls, Many Can’t Decide: AAII – Barron’s
Hedge fund Elliott eyes fresh market turbulence – Reuters
Treasury Buyers Can’t Get Enough as Fed Hike Looms – Bloomberg
7 “Saves” in 7 Months: A Market Going Nowhere Fast – of two minds
Gold heads for longest weekly losing streak in 16 years – Reuters
Gold ‘fire sale’ offers refuge from the Fed – MarketWatch
PEAK GOLD vs. PEAK SILVER: Must See Chart – SRSrocco Report
Prepare for gold prices to plunge…as low as $350 – CNN/Money

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Current economic conditions – Econbrowser
If It Takes 3 Years For The 2012 Slowdown To Hit GDP… – Alhambra Partners
Why Do So Many Americans Choose Not To Enter The Workforce? – Zero Hedge
Eurozone inflation and unemployment hold steady in July – BBC
Russia’s central bank cuts key interest rate – AP
Japan Spending Slump Heightens Chance of Contraction – NY Times
Liar Loans Pop up in Canada’s Magnificent Housing Bubble – Wolf Street
Brooklyn Home Sellers Name Prices and Get More – Bloomberg
Bill Gross says Fed recognizing zero percent rates causing harm to U.S. – Reuters
The Fed’s Bathtub Economics Brigade Blathers On – Contra Corner

 

Thursday Morning Links

MUST READS
Fed: Prepare for rate hike in 6 weeks – CNN/Money
Alan Greenspan: This is ‘extremely dangerous’ – CNBC
China’s Great Short Seller Turns Bullish – Bloomberg
Gold Bets Weigh on Paulson and Einhorn – Barron’s
Einhorn Punished by Gold as Greenlight Re Drops 16% – Bloomberg
Hay for cheese? Barter booms in cash-squeezed rural Greece – Reuters
More Millennials Living With Family Despite Improved Job Market – Pew Research
Wall Street’s Secret Dividend from Fed May Go to Fixing Potholes – Wall St. on Parade
Canada Just Bought Israel’s Iron Dome Radar Technology – Vice News
All 512 animals Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed on safari – Vox
Trump’s Net Worth Isn’t His Only Claim That’s Fake – Fiscal Times
Donald Trump surges, Jeb Bush slumps – Politico

MARKETS/INVESTING
Stocks higher on earnings, ahead of US data – AP
1 In 5 US Stocks Now In Bear Market – Zero Hedge
Letting China’s Bubble Burst – Project Syndicate
Chinese farmer invested life savings in stocks, lost it all – CNBC
Chinese stocks end lower after wild swings – MarketWatch
Gold falls 1 pct as dollar rises on Fed rate expectations – Reuters
What You’ve Heard About Gold and Interest Rates Is Wrong – Casey Research
Deutsche Bank’s Gold Price Outlook: A Contrarian Indicator? – GoldSilverWorlds
The cheapest entry point into cheap gold – Mining.com
Stock picks at $1000/oz gold – Mineweb

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
The Confidence Experiment – Alhambra Partners
Independent Contractors and the Emerging Gig Economy – AAF
Conference Board of Canada sees disappointment ahead for economy – FP
Spain’s economy grows at its fastest rate since beginning of 2007 – ET
BOJ’s Ishida Warns of Stimulus Costs, Future Imbalances – NY Times
Brazil Raises Benchmark Rate to 14.25% From 13.75% – Nasdaq
The Shaky Foundation For U.S. Housing-Price Growth – WSJ
What’s Left of the American Dream Withers at Record Pace – Wolf Street
To Fix the Fed, Simplify It – NY Times
FOMC Recap – Fed Watch

 

Wednesday Morning Links

MUST READS
Caroline Baum Slams Paul Krugman – EPJ
Only 3 new U.S. banks opened since 2010 – CNN/Money
Why Economists Have Trouble With Bubbles – Bloomberg
Chinese stocks close higher, halting 3-day skid – MarketWatch
China’s Currency Policy Sinks Into Disarray Amid Rout in Stocks – Bloomberg
China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines – Bloomberg
Is the Ugly German Back? Flames of Hate Haunt a Nation – Spiegel
Cecil the Lion: the killing that’s enraged the internet, explained – Vox
The Animal Serial Killer Who Shot Cecil The Lion – Daily Beast
Media punishes Trump, Sanders for not playing by its rules – MarketWatch
Trump Schools Republican Establishment – Politico
Could Trump Win? – Pat Buchanan

MARKETS/INVESTING
Stocks rise ahead of Fed, wary eye on China – AP
Nobody Knows How Much Bonds Cost – Bloomberg
The Dow just broke a pretty dubious record – CNBC
Investors wait for the ‘Big One.’ No correction in 4 years! – CNN/Money
What you don’t know about the stock market can haunt you – MarketWatch
Gold steadies as investors seek cues on U.S. rate hike timing – Reuters
Deutsche: Gold price has another 30% to fall – and soon – Mining.com
China’s gold imports to plunge as financing deals unwind – Reuters
Investors need to consider that gold may fall to $350 an ounce – MarketWatch
Gold Is Only Going to Get Worse – Bloomberg

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Your Rent’s About to Get Even Higher – Bloomberg
Why Americans workers are becoming less productive – The Week
Economists Try To Find ‘Missing’ GDP Rather Than The Lost Economy – Alhambra Partners
In Hideaway for Brazil’s Rich and Famous, a New Scandal Emerges – Bloomberg
Special Report: Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions – Reuters
The Russian Bear is Back, Just Itching to Start a New Cold War – Fiscal Times
Lew Warns That Puerto Rico Crisis Could Get Costly for U.S. – Bloomberg
Are Home Prices Again Breaking Records? Not Really – WSJ
Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan – Reuters
China would have to get a lot worse to stall Fed – CNBC

 

Tuesday Morning Links

MUST READS
Greece Made Preparations to Exit Euro – NY Times
Varoufakis ‘contingency plan’ for euro exit – Guardian
China’s market may be partying like it’s 1929 – MarketWatch
China shares fall again as Beijing scrambles to calm markets – Reuters
Analyst Who Called Bottom for Shanghai Stocks Sees Further 14% Plunge – Bloomberg
Shorting China’s ‘A-Shares’ ETF is Insanely Expensive – Barron’s
Here’s why you should worry about China’s stock market rout – MarketWatch
Puerto Rico Lacks Cash for Aug. Bond Payment, Official Says – Bloomberg
Mass-Selling Hits Corn Futures; Soybeans, Wheat Fall – Nasdaq
Who Is To Blame For The Global Oil Supply Glut – Zero Hedge
The Moderate Republican’s Case for Donald Trump – Politico
Is the Democratic Party Abandoning Jefferson and Jackson? – Atlantic
Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits – Politico

MARKETS/INVESTING
Stocks rebound, ignore China markets – Reuters
The Only Six Stocks That Matter – WSJ
Millennials Have a Ton of Stock. They Just Don’t Know It – Bloomberg
Wall Street Still Didn’t Get The Memo—–China’s Done, Tops In! – Contra Corner
BofA: Another Sign Bull Market Is Running Out of Steam – Bloomberg
Gold steady as investors await Fed meeting – Reuters
Fresh bloodletting among gold mining stocks – Mining.com
The Investment Case For Gold Remains Intact – GoldSilverWorlds
Inflation Deniers Emboldened by Gold’s Struggles – Mining.com
Mining stocks are getting killed as gold, metals plunge – CNN/Money

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
The hottest jobs and how retirees can get one – MarketWatch
Slump Completes Half Year With No End in Sight – Alhambra Partners
As Fed approaches rate hike, job growth shifts away from oil patch – Reuters
British economy bounces back due to rebounding services activity, industrial output – ET
Buyers line up for days, hoping to grab coveted Vancouver condos – CTVNews
Will this year’s hot Orange County housing market continue? – OC Register
A leak so inconsequential that the Fed had to break it to us – MarketWatch
Should central bankers stick to talking about monetary policy? – mainly macro
5 Things to Watch at This Week’s Fed Meeting – WSJ

 
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