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Wednesday Morning Links

Obama demands spread of wealth – BBC
Obama dares Republicans to live on $15,000 a year – AP
How Come the President Never Talks About My Rent? – Businessweek
People Blame Bad Government Policy for Runaway Inequality – Washington’s Blog
Gold Prices Top $1,300 an Ounce for First Time in Five Months – Bloomberg
Central bankers lurch from ‘whatever it takes’ to ‘whatever next’ – Reuters
QE warfare pushing world financial system out of control – Telegraph
Baker Hughes to lay off 7,000 as oil patch layoffs mount – USA Today
Crude Collapse Has Investors Braced for ’80s-Like Oil Casualties – Bloomberg
As Yemen’s Government Falls, So May a U.S. Strategy for Fighting Terror – Time
Woman spends $164K a year living on a cruise ship – NY Post
10 Worst Places to Live for Obamacare – Kaiser Family News

Asian stocks higher, ECB decision awaits – AP
Albert Edwards – “Markets to Riot” – Advisor Perspectives
The Virtues of Europe and Hated U.S. Stocks – Barron’s
Is Dollar Next? Investors Reassess After Swiss Shock – Bloomberg
Ignoring the Yield Curve May Be Dangerous to Your Health – e21
Treasuries Drop as Nowotny Urges Calm Before ECB Meeting – Bloomberg
Gold tops $1,300 on weak dollar, stimulus hopes – Reuters
U.S MINT Unloads Another Million Silver Eagles – SRSrocco Report
Gold Market Momentum In 7 Great Charts – GoldSilverWorlds
Swiss franc farce may be gold price tipping point – Mining.com

Is the U.S. really decoupling from the world? – Pension Partners
Will Deflation Make You Naked, Homeless and Hungry? – Bloomberg
A new normal Chinese economy still ballast for world – China Daily
Bank of Japan slashes inflation outlook, boosts growth forecast – CNA
Sea change in investor sentiment as Modi govt restoring confidence – FE
China Boots Up an Internet Banking Industry – Caixin Online
Home prices fall in Calgary as real estate chill deepens – Global News
New Survey Shows U.S. Economists See Housing-Market Pickup – WSJ
‘Lowflation’ worries prompt rate rise retreat by Bank of England – Telegraph
Fed Officials Reassess U.S. Growth Outlook Amid Global Weakness – Bloomberg


Tuesday Morning Links

China’s growth slows to weakest in 24 years – BBC
Pay No Attention to That Slower Growth Figure, China Says – WSJ
IMF cuts global growth outlook, calls for accommodative policy – Reuters
Global Economy Faces Strong and Complex Cross Currents – IMF Direct
More QE will not help the world, says Mervyn King – Telegraph
The IMF Downgrade: Two Questions for a Souring Global Economy – WSJ
One sentence explains why the middle class has to care about inequality – Vox
The Rich Get Richer: 80 Billionaires Control Most of World’s Wealth – Vice News
Dangerously in denial on climate change – Washington Post
How Obamacare Will Impact Your 2014 Taxes – Fiscal Times
Republicans target Social Security disability – Politico
Does marriage make you healthier? – voxeu

Global stocks rise, Shanghai steadies – AP
Where to Exit the Market Herd – WSJ
Oil steady after IMF cuts growth forecast – Reuters
The Dangers Of Leverage – Alhambra Partners
Crude reality: Oil prices are going to stay low — for now – MarketWatch
Big Trouble Ahead For Bakken Oil Production – SRSrocco Report
Treasuries Gain as Outlook for ECB Buying Drives Hunt for Yield – Bloomberg
Gold hits 4-1/2-month high on worries over Europe – Reuters
Gold Demand Explodes as Volatility and Fear Stalk Market – GoldCore

Human-Like Robots Are Getting Jobs – Forbes
On to Plan B as Oil Work Stalls in Texas – NY Times
Americans’ Personal Financial Assessments Up Sharply – Gallup
Falling oil prices hit Venezuela, Iran and Russia hard – Washington Post
Winners and losers in China’s deepening economic slowdown – AP
The New Normal in China’s Big Cities – Project Syndicate
German survey data improves ahead of ECB decision – AP
Demand for home loans jumps in euro zone – Reuters
Markets Restrain Bank Fraud, But Central Banks Enable It – Mises
How Darwin Would Solve Too Big to Fail – Bloomberg
Fed’s Bullard Eager to Raise Rates Soon – WSJ


MLK Day Morning Links

Richest 1% to own more than the rest – BBC
China shares plunge, Europe eyes crunch ECB meeting – Reuters
Hollande: ECB will pull trigger on QE this week – MarketWatch
The ECB’s QE Is Coming, Too Small, Late And Might Well Fail – Forbes
Swiss Franc Wiped Out Everest’s Main Fund – Bloomberg
Swiss brace for ‘dramatic’ impact of franc’s 15-per-cent jump – AFP
What the Swiss FX shock says about risk models – voxeu
The Swiss currency bombshell – cause and effect – Financial Times
Humans Destroying Environment at Rate Unprecedented in 10,000 Years – Vice News
State of the Union: Obama Will Focus on Wealth Inequality—Not Just Income – Atlantic
Five things about Barack Obama’s Robin Hood tax plan – Politico
QE and the ECB: “Authorize” is a Slippery Word – Hussman Funds

China shares dive as regulators clamp down on margin – AP
China stocks suffer biggest one-day tumble since 2008 – Reuters
Hedge Funds Cut Oil Bets After Worst Drop Since 2008 – Bloomberg
Oil prices fall as JPMorgan is  latest to slash forecast – MarketWatch
How bull and bear markets fight and co-exist – FP
It’s Time to End Financial Advisers’ 1% Fees – WSJ
German Bonds Outperform Italy’s Amid ECB QE Bets – Bloomberg
Gold edges off 4-month high but haven appeal lends support – Reuters
Gold Price Exploding In All Currencies Worldwide – GoldSilverWorlds
Germany Repatriates 120 Tonnes Of Gold In 2014 – BullionStreet

The minimum wage economic recovery – MyBudget360
Percentage of Poor Students in Public Schools Rises – NY Times
Americans Kick Off 2015 Feeling Good About Their Finances – WSJ
How Target’s reveal of store locations contributed to its demise in Canada – FP
China’s shipyards brace for leaner times as oil slump slows rig building – Reuters
China December housing prices fall – Marketwatch
$100 Million One57 PH Officially Closes, Breaks NYC Record – Curbed
Fed’s Bullard: Current Low Inflation Doesn’t Support Zero Rates – WSJ
Will The Fed Take a Dovish Turn Next Week? – Fed Watch
The Big Banks Are Back – Project Syndicate


Friday Morning Links

Going cuckoo for the Swiss – Economist
Swiss companies and currency brokers bleed – CNN/Money
Asia FX brokers hit hard by Swiss franc shock, regulators probe – Reuters
Carnage continues as Swiss stocks head for worst week in six years – MarketWatch
Two Greek Banks Request Emergency Liquidity Assistance – Greek Reporter
Eastern European Currencies Dive as Swiss Loan Costs Hurt Banks – Bloomberg
Crude oil’s collapse will cost 9,000 jobs at Schlumberger – USA Today
The Problem Is Not Insufficient “Aggregate Demand” – Contra Corner
Why the currency wars are likely to hit the stock market – MarketWatch
Still Trying to Make Sense of SNB’s Bombshell – Marc to Market
End of CB Power – SNB Folds – Bruce Krasting
Francs, Fear and Folly – Krugman, NY Times

Global markets fall after Swiss stunner – AP
RayJay’s Saut: ‘It is too late to panic’ – CNBC
Oil up after IEA cuts non-OPEC supply forecast – MarketWatch
Warning: Bond rates are going negative – CNN/Money
The Bond Market Is Warning of Huge Trouble Ahead – Fiscal Times
Euro-Area Bonds Jump as SNB Shock Adds to Speculation for ECB QE – Bloomberg
Gold set for biggest weekly gain in 10 months on risk aversion – Reuters
HSBC Gold Outlook: Bearish Factors May Not Be So Bearish In 2015 – Kitco
China Continues To Drain Global Gold Inventory – BullionStar
Monster rally for gold stocks – Mining.com

Is low inflation good news? – WCI
Why below target inflation is a big problem – mainly macro
Don’t Expect an Economic Boom From Cheap Oil – Bloomberg
How Plunging Oil Prices Could Create Economic Upheaval – Fiscal Times
Why China’s New Power-Use Record Isn’t as Electrifying As it Sounds – WSJ
US housing market booms as foreclosures drop 69% from 2009 peak – Guardian
Without QE, “Eurozone Financial Markets Would Collapse” – Wolf Street
Unfazed by market swings, Fed sticks to mid-2015 hike scenario – Reuters
WSJ Survey: Economists Pare Back Fed Rate Rise Expectations – WSJ
Who Needs A Bank? – Points and Figures


Thursday Morning Links

Swiss currency bombshell stuns markets – CNN/Money
Swiss franc surges after scrapping euro peg – Telegraph
World’s optimism drained as U.S. economy shows signs of weakness – Globe & Mail
Russia Just Pulled Itself Out Of The Petrodollar – Zero Hedge
Russia to Shift Ukraine Gas Transit to Turkey as EU Cries Foul – Bloomberg
A Desperate Putin Makes a Private Sector Power Grab – Fiscal Times
China’s yuan shifts into currency major league – Reuters
Drilling declines in North Dakota on low oil prices – Star Tribune
Caesars Unit Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection – NY Times
Glory Days of Muscle Cars Are Back at Detroit Auto Show – NY Times
The only state where less than half its civilians work – MarketWatch
Detroit in the 1940s – Atlantic

Volatile world stock markets swing higher led by China – AP
Swiss stocks sink most since 1989 after shock move – MarketWatch
Is Hugh Hendry A “Greater Fool”? – Global Slant
Oil prices retreat again as Iraq schedules record exports – Reuters
Markets are freaking out for no good reason – Washington Post
Treasuries Advance as Swiss Currency Decision Saps Risk Appetite – Bloomberg
Gold jumps to 4-month high on tumbling shares after SNB move – Reuters
U.S. Mint 2015 Silver Eagle Sales Start Off Strong – SRSrocco Report
Strong dollar, weak oil a lifeline for struggling gold miners – Mineweb
2015 Will Be Good Year For Gold, Not For Equities – Kitco

Inflation Doesn’t Hurt So Much, Does It? – Bloomberg
Weak Retail Sales During Holidays Vex Economists – Barron’s
2014 Jobs Market Produced No Wages, And Now No Spending – Alhambra Partners
Continuing Proof of Structural Changes in the U.S. Workforce – Advisor Perspectives
India cuts key interest rate in surprise move – CNN/Money
Good Signs for Housing in 2015 – USA Today
Russians Scramble to Dump Trophy Homes – NY Observer
Fed’s Beige Book: We Read It So You Don’t Have To – WSJ
The Fed and the Price of Oil – of two minds
House passes Dodd-Frank changes – The Hill

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