Jonathan H. Todd

Finance, Investing, Economics

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The 3 charts to start your day: Le spread, Trump’s economy, and the retail apocalypse

Good morning. Here are 3 charts that are driving the chatter around finance, investing, and economics today.

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A Greek Bailout Doesn’t Fix The Biggest Eurozone Problem: Germany’s Current Account

Mercifully, the standoff with Greece seems to be coming to an end. Biz-casual Alexis Tsipras is acceding to many of the demand of his country’s creditors, which means a Greek bailout is coming, and the Greeks will live to see another day.

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No, It’s Not A Given Treasury Yields Will Rise In 2015

Treasury yields have been falling for 30 years. Despite commentary suggesting otherwise, 2015 may not be the year the trend reverses.

[Note: Originally posted on Ello – please follow me!]

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Mario Draghi Needs To Go Big With ECB QE – Just Look At The Performance Of The EU Versus The US and UK

The eurozone’s slow can be attributed to missteps in monetary policy, especially compared to the US and UK. A bold ECB QE program can solve it.

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Step One Of A British Exit? Angela Merkel Calls Out David Cameron On Immigration Rules

David Cameron’s stance against the free movement of labor across the Eurozone has run up against an ultimatum from Angela Merkel. Could a British exit come next?

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German Demand For EU Austerity: It’s Bad, But German Politics Are The Biggest Threat To The EU

Germany’s Demand for EU Austerity is wrong – but internal politics may be the catalyst that threatens the EU project

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The Grossly Misguided Myth of “Post-Industrial America”

The narrative of “Post-Industrial America” – with jobs and production have been shipped overseas – is not only wrong, it’s dangerous.

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6 Degrees Of Geopolitcal Separation: Franz Ferdinand to ISIS

June 28th marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which, of course, became the catalyst that ultimately led to World War I.

Today, the United States is debating on what measures, if any, to take in Iraq, where the Sunni-aligned Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) have been toppling weak defense forces of the Shia government, are are slowly making their way toward Baghdad. Continue reading

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