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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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October 17, 2016

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IS JAPAN LOSING CONTROL OF ITS BOND MARKET?

By Graham Summers

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Trouble is brewing in bonds. Most investors focus on stocks, but it is the bond market that senses major changes first. And a major signal just hit in Japan’s bond market. The Bank of Japan took interest rates to negative in late January 2016. Since that time yields have fallen steadily… until the end of August at which point Japanese bonds yields erased nearly an entire year’s worth of gains in a matter of weeks.

Is Japan beginning to lose control of its bond market? If so then we could be moving into a crisis in the near future. The Nikkei peaked back in early 2015 and has since entered a downtrend. It bounced at key support but is losing momentum quickly. If Japan loses control of its bond market then we’re moving into the bond market crisis… the crisis to which 2008 was a warm-up.