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The Dramatic Rise in Energy Prices is Ultimately Deflationary

October 16, 2021
The Swiss had imposed negative rates on foreign currency deposits in the 1970s to counter the upward pressure on the franc, but Denmark became the first central bank to put its policy rate below zero in 2012.  There are now around $11.8 trillion of negative-yielding bonds, the least, incidentally, since mid-2020.  At the end of 2019, the value of …
The Dramatic Rise in Energy Prices is Ultimately Deflationary The Dramatic Rise in Energy Prices is Ultimately Deflationary Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 16, 2021 Rating: 5
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Hope Springs Eternal, or at least enough to Lift Risk Taking Today

October 07, 2021
Overview:  The animal spirits have been reanimated today.  Encouraged by the dramatic reversal in oil and gas prices, a deal in the US that pushes off the debt ceiling for a few weeks and talk of a new bond-buying facility in the euro area spurred further risk-taking today, ahead of tomorrow's US employment report.  The sharp upside reversal i…
Hope Springs Eternal, or at least enough to Lift Risk Taking Today Hope Springs Eternal, or at least enough to Lift Risk Taking Today Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 07, 2021 Rating: 5
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What's Next?

September 25, 2021
As Q3 winds down and Q4 begins, the broad investment climate is being shaped by the turning of the monetary cycle.  Norway was the first, and New Zealand will be next.  It is not so much that these moves will force others to do the same. Instead, the Norges Bank and the RBNZ are simply ahead of the others.  Although there is speculation that the B…
What's Next? What's Next? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 25, 2021 Rating: 5
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Ever Grand

September 21, 2021
Overview: Coming into yesterday's session, the S&P 500 had fallen in eight of the past ten sessions.  It closed on its lows before the weekend and gapped.  Nearly the stories in the press blamed China and the likely failure of one of its largest property developers, Evergrande.  Those that are prone to the sky-is-falling narratives refer t…
Ever Grand Ever Grand Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 21, 2021 Rating: 5
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US Energy: Changing Dynamics

November 30, 2017
Cyber currencies and their underlying technology,  the largely self-imposed drama in the US and UK, and the North Korea's apparent acquisition of nuclear capability are among the significant macro developments this year.   There is another development that like the otherswas a long time in the making, but seem to have reached a critical mass. …
US Energy: Changing Dynamics US Energy:  Changing Dynamics Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 30, 2017 Rating: 5
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Cool Video: Solar Roadways: Is the Future Now?

June 28, 2014
Check out this Cool Video; a compelling five minute articulation of a vision to cover various surfaces, like roads, driveways, parking lots with solar panels.  It pulls together various technologies that already exist.    
Some critics worry about the materials to be used, or the efficiency of photovoltaic cells or the practicality of covering road…
Cool Video: Solar Roadways: Is the Future Now? Cool Video:  Solar Roadways:  Is the Future Now? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 28, 2014 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Solar Industry Info Graphic

April 05, 2014
My brilliant, witty, and wise webmaster (who works at one of those cool silicon valley start ups where they play beer pong in the office and the conference rooms are named after super heros) came across this great graphic on the U.S. solar industry's astounding progress in 2013 from GTM and thought she would share. 
Turns out she was right al…
Great Graphic: Solar Industry Info Graphic Great Graphic: Solar Industry Info Graphic Reviewed by magonomics on April 05, 2014 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Renewable Energy Solar and Wind

November 13, 2013
Solar power is becoming more competitive with conventional sources of energy. Due to economies of scale and, in part, China's overproduction, the price of solar panels has fallen dramatically. And owing to technological advancement, they are more efficient. Some industry analysts expect solar energy could provide as much as 18% of energy ne…
Great Graphic: Renewable Energy Solar and Wind Great Graphic:  Renewable Energy Solar and Wind Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 13, 2013 Rating: 5
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