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Mike Shedlock

Mike Shedlock

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Michael "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management.

  • Bank Lending Practices

    Published 16 August 2005 | viewed 4,090 times

    Following are some highlights from the US gov't Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. Domestic commercial banks reported a further easing of…

  • GM Offers "Heaps of Gold" to Entice Car Buyers

    Published 05 August 2005 | viewed 4,044 times

    That news appeared in an article by Andy Mukherjee at Bloomberg in which he was wondering .... When Will India Kick Its $200 Bln Gold…

  • What Housing Bubble?

    Published 02 August 2005 | viewed 8,180 times

    Mr. Barsky, managing partner of Alson Capital Partners, LLC wrote an absurd opinion about housing in the commentary section of the July 28th online issue…

  • The Great "Flation" debate - Whats coming and how to profit from It

    Published 27 July 2005 | viewed 8,953 times

    I will be hosting a live session about "flation" on FxStreet.com with the theme of The great "Flation" debate - What's coming and how to…

  • Inflationists Respond

    Published 22 July 2005 | viewed 4,389 times

    First let me thank those responding to "the deflation debate". Robert Blumen wrote an article entitled End Game: Hyperinflation on the Mises Blog on July…

  • The Kondratieff Cycle

    Published 16 July 2005 | viewed 11,256 times

    Following is an interesting chart that of the Kondratieff Cycle that I would like to share. Minus the red and blue highlights, that chart was…

  • Seasonal Adjustments to Jobless Claims

    Published 08 July 2005 | viewed 4,165 times

    Today we have more nonsense on seasonal adjustments coming from the labor department. First-time claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 7,000 to 319,000 last…

  • King Copper and Steel

    Published 06 July 2005 | viewed 3,275 times

    Steel prices have collapsed. The chart in that link shows it. Could copper be next? I think so, in spite of inventory concerns. Let's look…

  • Trade War Tensions Flare Over Oil

    Published 05 July 2005 | viewed 3,867 times

    The possibility of a trade war with China over oil took another turn to the worse with Congress urging Bush to block the sale of…

  • UK Headed for Recession

    Published 01 July 2005 | viewed 4,619 times

    UK Q1 GDP revised down sharply for the first quarter of the year further strengthening the case for an interest rate reduction in the coming…

  • Spotlight on Silver

    Published 29 June 2005 | viewed 5,325 times

    Following is a weekly chart for silver. Here is a close look at the wedge on a daily basis. No doubt everyone is anxiously watching…

  • Thoughts on Volatility

    Published 14 June 2005 | viewed 4,330 times

    Are stock prices going to remain range bound forever? That seems to be what the standard measures of volatility are saying. In spite of all…

  • Conspiracy Theories and Market Tops

    Published 10 June 2005 | viewed 4,206 times

    Does anyone recall some of the bizarre theories circulating around in spring of 2000? When things started declining I remember hearing "They are just trying…

  • Steel Revisited

    Published 08 June 2005 | viewed 3,999 times

    Steel mills in China, the world's top steel producer, are deferring shipments of iron ore as profits are squeezed by overcapacity, Beijing's fresh measures to…

  • Same Data / Different Interpretation

    Published 07 June 2005 | viewed 4,112 times

    Sometimes I wonder if I am on the same planet as those that espouse hyperinflation. The debate between inflation, stagflation, deflation, hyperinflation and just plain…

  • Buy to Rent

    Published 02 June 2005 | viewed 5,731 times

    Is the housing slowdown in the UK a harbinger of what is about to happen in the US? Let's take a look at current situation…

  • More Concern Over Rising Foreclosures

    Published 31 May 2005 | viewed 4,641 times

    On Saturday I wrote that foreclosures were on my mind. It seems that foreclosures are on other minds too, as evidenced by this Washington Post…

  • Foreclosures on my Mind

    Published 29 May 2005 | viewed 7,460 times

    According to RealtyTrac Inc. the Dallas-Fort Worth area has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in foreclosures with one foreclosure for every 319 households.…

  • An Evolution in Transportation Funding

    Published 26 May 2005 | viewed 4,461 times

    The bipartisan highway bill currently moving through the Senate would break new ground in creative financing by establishing federal transportation construction bonds that would not…

  • Concern About Froth

    Published 25 May 2005 | viewed 3,716 times

    Greenspan is concerned about 'froth' according to this article in the New York Times. "Without calling the overall national issue a bubble, it's pretty clear…