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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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May 29, 2017

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CHINA WORRIES

By Kevin Muir

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Something is happening in China. Industrial commodities are plunging. Too many traders underestimate China’s role in the global financial system. Often they are focused on Trump’s every word, yet they ignore big picture signals about China’s liquidity situation. When China shows signs of tightening financial conditions, it is best to pay attention. And when their commodity markets begin trading limit down, it is time to think about lightening up on risk assets. Right now, these sorts of warnings are falling on deaf ears. Stocks are soaring to new highs, bonds are selling off on economic optimism, and all seems great in the world. Yeah, I get it. I understand the factors driving investors to chase stocks. But China’s tightening will eventually stall this rally, even in the United States.