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  • Party of the Little Guy? Why Wall Street shamelessly favors Joe Biden.

    09/24/2020 2:59:06 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 10 replies
    An e-mail ^ | 24 September 2020 | My brother-in-law
    Just sharing this with you because it is something I need to learn how to do more often. and more importantly, do it. If you don't have an account with Schwab or other zero commission broker, you need to get one. The pattern is basically this: (1) Watch a few (probably no more than 3 dozen) stocks which (a)trade a lot, (b)have some strong swings, (c)are basically good investments. (2) When news happens which causes a unusual swing (40% in this case, 5% in a more typical case), take the opposite position as the market because such swings are almost...
  • Biden’s capital gains tax hike could spark a big sell-off in stocks. Here’s what that means for the market

    09/21/2020 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s plan to increase the capital gains tax could lead to a large-scale sell-off of stocks, according to economic analyses. As part of his $4 trillion tax plan, Biden has proposed increasing the top tax rate for capital gains for the highest earners to 39.6% from 23.8%, the largest real increase in capital gains rates in history. Economic analyses show that capital gains tax hikes cause a burst of stock-selling in advance of the increase, as investors look to lock in the lower existing tax rates before they rise. A research paper by Tim Dowd, a...
  • The Coming Monetary Collapse

    08/24/2020 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    RR ^ | 8/23/2020 | Britt Gillette
    Since the arrival of COVID-19 and the subsequent decision to lockdown entire cities and nations, world economic activity has significantly decreased. When normal recessions strike, they typically involve only one nation or a single region. But the COVID Recession has hit the whole world at once. This is the first time every nation has simultaneously seen a decline in output since the Great Depression. Despite the scale of this economic disaster, many economists are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery once the coronavirus is brought under control. But is this likely? No. Even if the virus disappears tomorrow, we won’t...
  • Rabobank: There Is No Way China Is Either Willing Or Able To Stick To The Trade Deal’s Terms

    06/23/2020 9:01:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Trade For Profit ^ | 06/23/2020 | Michael Every of Rabobank, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific
    Today we got a taste of things to come when White House China hawk Peter Navarro stated to the press that the US-China trade deal was “over”. Cue a plunge in stocks and in CNY and in bond yields and general risk off. Then cue the inevitable rapid winding-back of those comments from Navarro and Kudlow and Trump, with the former saying his comments had been taken “wildly out of context” (they hadn’t given he was talking about the total collapse of US trust in China) and the latter tweeting “The China Trade Deal is fully intact. Hopefully they will...
  • S&P 500 erases its loss for the year as stocks rally on reopening optimism

    06/08/2020 4:09:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/8/2020 | Free Imbert, Yun Li y
    The stock market rallied once again on Monday, pushing the S&P 500 into the green for the year as the benchmark completed its wild round trip amid the coronavirus pandemic. Investors are growing more and more optimistic about a speedy economic recovery as states continue to reopen. Stocks finished the day at their session highs with the S&P 500 jumping 1.2%, or 38.46 points, to 3,232.39. The equity benchmark turned positive for the year in the final moments of Monday and has now bounced more than 47% off its March low. At one point this year, the S&P 500 was...
  • The Dow Is Soaring Because No One Really Doubts the Rally Anymore

    06/03/2020 3:27:12 PM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Barrons ^ | 6/3/2020 | Ben Levisohn
    Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. Another day, another rally for the stock market, this time buoyed by some actual good news. The stock market’s rally in recent weeks has felt awfully disconnected from the grim reality on the ground. And that only felt more true as protests erupted around the country following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman. Investors, however, are motivated by fear and greed, and right now both are helping—fear of missing out and greed as the market goes higher. That’s especially true after the bleakness was interrupted by some better economic news—the ADP payrolls...
  • Reshuffling: Oil price crash alters priorities, greases skids to new world order

    05/28/2020 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor
    The sustained plunge in global oil prices has brought deep, unexpected shifts on the geopolitical landscape, with impacts felt in the Arctic and the Middle East, and in the fortunes of the American heartland and the future of the Russian-Chinese strategic alliance. A U.S.-engineered market truce has helped energy prices rebound slightly this month after flatlining in April, but analysts say reverberations will likely be felt for years to come as they chip away at the foundational international partnerships in the post-World War II era and create new alliances and rivalries. Analysts say there is no way the U.S. and...
  • Here We Go: Stock Market Selloff Starts Tomorrow?

    A couple of major signals suggest market selloff soon. As of past couple of days, T-Bond Futures are not correlating with the current rise in the stock market; this has historically meant a selloff eminent. Second, volume analysis suggests the very upper limit of this rally is when the S&P hits 3069 for this week. So, the selloff could come today (5/28/2020) if S&P hits 3069.
  • Senate moves to delist Chinese companies from US stock exchanges; The bill's fate is uncertain in the House

    05/28/2020 7:31:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/28/2020 | Ben Werschkul
    The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent on Wednesday to take on Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges. The legislation would require the companies to submit to a range of stringent provisions to avoid being booted. First, they must disclose whether they are owned or controlled by a foreign government. Second, and perhaps most intrusively, they would have to comply with audits from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for three years in a row. “We just want Chinese companies to play by the same rules as everybody else,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) during an appearance...
  • Opinion: We’re now seeing the sharp edge of volatility’s sword and it cuts deep

    05/23/2020 7:18:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 23 May 2020 | Satyajit Das
    Central bank actions have for the most part suppressed market volatility since the financial crisis of 2008. This is part of a deliberate strategy to lower risk, which is measured by volatility. Reduced risk, it’s hoped, will facilitate borrowing to boost growth. Yet these measures have failed in their primary objective, instead encouraging speculation — which now exerts significant influence over markets and prices. Artificially low volatility has driven a wide range of investment strategies which generate small returns under stable conditions but are vulnerable to large losses under stressful conditions. Depending on how it is measured, an amount of...
  • If the market is so good, why is Berkshire Hathaway trading down -3500 at low for day?

    05/19/2020 12:57:12 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 56 replies
    Financial News | 19 May 2020
    Berkshire Hathaway trading at low of the day after market was up over 900 points yesterday. Wonder what the big boys know that we don't know?
  • Bond ETFs jump as Fed wades into the market

    05/12/2020 7:40:51 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 5-12-2020 | Andrea Riquier
    Bonds catch a bid on a day stocks are stuck in the mud. Bond exchange-traded funds roared higher Tuesday, the first day the Federal Reserve stepped into the market to help keep credit flowing in the aftermath of the coronavirus-induced March market shock.
  • What is happening with real estate sales now?

    05/10/2020 1:49:31 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 140 replies
    The News | 10 May 2020
    What is really happening with real estate sales right now? Any stories out there? Seems to be one of the best kept secrets right now. Anyone have any truthful information?
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($266,404 per share) has been trading down from yesterday all day

    05/05/2020 9:40:19 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 5 May 2020
    Berkshire Hathaway class A stock (BRK.A) has been trading down all day today from yesterday's close while the overall market has been up, the DOW at one point over 415 points up.
  • Bets Against the Stock Market Rise to Highest Level in Years

    04/20/2020 10:05:03 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 19 April 2020 | Karen Langley
    Short sellers have revived their wagers against the stock market in recent weeks, taking their most aggressive positions in years. Bets against the SPDR S&P 500 Trust, the biggest exchange-traded fund tracking the broad index, rose to $68.1 billion last week, the highest level in data going back to January 2016, according to financial analytics company S3 Partners. That was up from $41.7 billion at the beginning of 2020 and $41.2 billion a year ago.
  • The next 45 days are the ‘most critical period in U.S. financial history,’ says stock expert (trunc)

    04/19/2020 5:15:17 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 19 April 2020 | Mark DeCambre
    After recovering a chunk of the losses racked up during the worst of the coronavirus-induced selloff last month, the stock market finds itself at a crucial inflection point, writes Alan B Lancz. “The next 45 days may just become the most critical period in U.S. financial history,” he wrote in a newsletter published Wednesday. “While on average we may face a bear market every 10 years, this one is like no other,” he said. The contrarian money manager, who is a disciple of famed investor Sir John Templeton, said that the timing and execution of the reawakening of the U.S....
  • FINANCE Private Equity Eyes Coronavirus-Struck Industries: ‘They Have Been Waiting For This’

    03/25/2020 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 25, 2020 | Hugh Son, Alex Sherman, Lauren Hirsch
    The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down entire sectors of the economy and putting millions of Americans out of work, but one corner of Wall Street may find opportunity amid the carnage: private equity. Private equity firms have been stockpiling cash in recent years as rising markets made it harder for them to invest, accumulating a record pile of “dry powder” for deals. The industry typically buys undervalued companies with borrowed money, taking them private to spruce up operations for an eventual sale. The high company valuations that kept them at bay collapsed this month amid widespread business closures and quarantines...
  • Some retail and health stocks are up on another very bad day in the market.

    03/18/2020 7:45:28 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Charles Schwab & Co. ^ | 18 March 2020 | Me
    It is another very, very bad day in the market. As I write, the Dow is flirting with another 1000 point drop, an inevitable result of a good market day yesterday or, what some would call a dead cat bounce. Like most Americans, I have seen a carefully saved and self-managed retirement account (about 65% is managed by myself in self-directed brokerages like Schwab; 35% in professionally managed accounts affiliated with a bank, insurance company or employer) drop more than $70,000 in value over the last month. But, for the record, what I have self-managed has lost about 35% less...
  • Exclusive: CBOE VIX index froze at open: exchange official

    03/09/2020 10:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 9, 2018 | by Aaron Saldanha
    Trading in options on Wall Street’s fear gauge was impossible in the first minutes of Monday’s session due to a complete absence of prices from the market makers on whom trading depends, a representative of index operator CBOE Global Markets Inc (CBOE.Z) said. CBOE Senior Trade Desk Specialist Ryan Stone told Reuters that VIX options were tradable at 9:51 am ET (1351 GMT) but a lack of liquidity led to a lag of about seven minutes until the first trade, around 9:58 am ET. The VIX surged after trading resumed to its highest level since December 2008 after trading in...
  • My IRA is Taking a Freakin Pounding.

    02/27/2020 2:25:45 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 229 replies
    Fightin Kentuckian
    Like many Freepers I have a significant IRA account in the stock market. The last couple of weeks have been absolutely brutal and I've watched my IRA shrink by.... A LOT. I'm dying to hit a liberal so damn hard right now. This is frustrating as all get out. I'm torn, part of me says "ride it out, the market will come back, be cool. It'll turn around in a day or two" and another part of me thinks that this corona scare downturn isn't near bottom. How are you Freeper, in the stock market, handling this? AND for you...