By Michael Pento – The evidence of a double-dipping housing market and economy are becoming undeniable, even to those who still perilously cling to the notion that government intervention has been a salve instead of a poison.
The main evidence presented on the part of the perma-bulls of a healing economy is that corporate earnings have been good. However, S&P 500 earnings from multi-national corporations have been significantly boosted by a U.S. dollar that has lost nearly 15% of its value in the past 12 months.
What does all this mean for the Fed? A slowing economy with rising unemployment and falling home prices will, unfortunately, keep the Fed in the ship building business (think QEIII) for quite some time. more> http://tinyurl.com/3uuxasl
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