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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:08 PM

Re: German Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps

Hence, should a seizure be ruled out.

A seizure wouldn't explain why the plane started to descend, nor why the pilot was prevented from getting back in - within reason, both required deliberate actions by the Copilot.

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:00 PM

Re: German Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps

strange that there were not texts or phone calls from any of the passengers on board.

Not really, in Europe you don't get a signal in planes unless you are very close to the ground... and that stage was hit in a remote mountainous [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:49 AM

Re: German Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps

Oh this does not sound at all good. Either procedures were breeched allowing the other pilot to be alone in the cockpit 'and' he had a medical emergency (statistically insane) or something more nefarious.

The medical emergency [more]

Wed Mar 25

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:46 PM

China challenges global order

... around IMF, World Bank et al:

STRATEGIC rivalry between America and China takes many forms. Rarely does a clear winner emerge. An exception, however, is the tussle over China’s efforts to found a new Asian Infrastructure Investment [more]

Tue Mar 24

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:15 PM

Re: 'the first day of Renminbi trade'

Does anyone want upward pressure on their currency right now?

Not China right now, one would think:

China’s economic growth may have decelerated in the first quarter of 2015, two private surveys indicated, although the [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:07 AM

Re: German Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps

A May Day was sent.

That statement has since been retracted. The plane apparently started to descend when it passed Marseille, a good 100 km away from the eventual crash site near the Val d'Allos ski resort.

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:59 AM

Re: Totally OT: Need your good wishes

Wendy

The best outcome would be:
1. No complications during surgery.
2. Lymph nodes negative for cancer.
3. Low Oncotype score.


rooting for that outcome.

all my best wishes,

SB

Thu Mar 19

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:59 PM

Re: BIS: CBs too fixated on fighting deflation

iirc, the S&Ls got upside down on their loan portfolios in the 70s when inflation and interest rates soared. That provided the excuse for "deregulation" so they could "innovate". It was the "innovations" that blew [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:38 PM

Re: Last day of London Gold Fix forever...


Finally, all the (valid) claims of precious metals price manipulation by the participating banks can be put to rest.


Sure ;-). In other news:


First trader punished for manipulating Libor benchmark

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:15 PM

Re: BIS: CBs too fixated on fighting deflation

if we had kept Glass-Steagal in place

Likely a contributing factor, but you can have bubbles and financial industry busts with old fashioned mortgages and loans alone, see the US S&L crisis. It's just so much more fun when [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 AM

Re: BIS: CBs too fixated on fighting deflation


Fighting stock and real estate bubbles with monetary policy is like fighting lice by setting your hair on fire.
Sure it works, but it's questionable if you achieve a better outcome than by doing nothing. ...

Monetary policy is
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Wed Mar 18

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:07 PM

BIS: CBs too fixated on fighting deflation

... the real danger are stock and real estate bubbles - incidentally fostered by cheap credit supported by CBs. Who would have thought? Pretty brave statements there given CBs own the BIS:


(Bloomberg) -- The central bank for central
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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:29 AM

Dot-com 2.0 Bubble?

By Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge

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Sat Mar 14

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:24 PM

Re: Making stuff cheaper

Boeing and Airbus succeed by giving their customers, the airlines, not the passengers, what they want. If an airline makes a business decision to cram more people into the plane, to advertise a cheaper fare, and pressure passengers to pay for a [more]

Tue Mar 10

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:01 PM

SEC insider speaks up

... Ramsay, 55, formerly the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s director of trading and markets, joined the stock-trading venue founded by Brad Katsuyama, IEX Group Inc., in June and soon began slamming the industry he’d overseen for the [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:38 PM

Re: Greek Finance Minister: Greece won't repay d

Greek Wealth Is Everywhere but Tax Forms

The NYT wrote this headline five years ago and oddly enough there is not much to add still ;-)

I'm sure Greece could placate the Germans though by giving them one of their beautiful [more]

Thu Mar 5

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:35 PM

OT: Spain

... seems to be willing to throw some of its corrupt elite under the bus (something we'll have to see in Greece still). Perhaps someone besides the taxpayer will pay for e.g. mindless construction of useless airports in nomansland after all? FB may [more]

Wed Mar 4

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:32 PM

OT: Sugar

Then:

In another case, the report cites a letter from 2003 from the president of the Sugar Association to the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), which had just released a report that recommended a 10 percent intake [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:31 PM

Re: Buffett on Greece

First, Germany is not being hurt - it is just some big German banks that are worried about their subprime loans

You're bit behind the curve here. Thanks to the first "bailout for Greece" (in reality bailout largely for [more]

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