Skip to comments.Stock futures off on Fed fears, ADP looms
Posted on 06/05/2013 4:18:28 AM PDT by John W
MADRID (MarketWatch) U.S. stock market futures pushed lower on Wednesday ahead of a busy data day, which includes a key employment indicator, a purchasing managers survey and the Federal Reserves Beige Book.
Headwinds for investors include another big drop for Japan stocks and more Federal Reserve talk on the need to pare back on easy money, along with prior-day losses for Wall Street.
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I just sold what GOLD I had — prices are going to start lowering in the next year or two...it’s around $1380 - $1400 right now...suppose to go down as low as $940...so much for buying Gold to enhance one’s portfolio...of course - no one is talking about that...
There also isn’t a lot of talk about the whole thing being a house of cards. I know some of that is because not everyone believes that. But a lot is simply human nature as we’ve seen before. “As long as I’m making money all is good and I’ll get out before it blows.” Good luck.
Finance is an industry and it relies on new money coming in. You are just as likely to hear someone from a large investment house tell you to sell as you are to hear a home builder tell you to rent for a few years.
People do not evacuate theaters based on a general feeling that there may be a fire. They jump and run when they smell smoke. That is why market downturns often take the form of crashes.
Would you say one of those is coming?
People talk about profits, but they don't talk about growth. There is a difference. If a company makes 10% profits annually and pays a 10% dividend, that is great. But without growth or the prospect for growth, that company's stock is going to be totally stagnant (or it ought to be).
We have a market that has expanded greatly despite no real expectation for growth. People presume that because we have always had periods of growth following downturns, that it must happen this time. However, I think the FED and Obama have effectively killed prospects for growth. The world market is not in a position to pull us up. The giant Keynesian influx has left us a financial basket case, without at all increasing growth. And now we have to pay the bill, without having enjoyed the meal.
Yes, I see a crash coming because I can't create a plausible alternative.
Billionaire business mogul Penny Pritzker is a member of one of Americas richest families and was the Finance Chair for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. It was Pritzker that led the prolific, and illegal, fundraising that helped power Barack Obamas presidential campaign. She was the chair of Chicago-based Superior Banks board for five years.
Pritzker was into subprime lending before it became all the rage starting in around 2000. Prtizker's chairmanship was to concentrate on sub prime lending, principally on home mortgages, but for a while in subprime auto lending, too, after the Pritzkers' bank acquired its wholesale mortgage organization division, Alliance Funding, in December 1992.
Superior Bank went belly up in 2001 with over $1 billion in insured and uninsured deposits; 1,406 depositors lost much of their life savings. This collapse came amid harsh criticism of how Superiors owners promoted sub-prime home mortgages.