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  • Thinking About China

    05/21/2015 6:39:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Al Caruba
    China’s economic clout is real and growing rapidly, especially since the 2008 financial crisis. China has been the main engine of growth for the world’s economy since that time and, by some measures, has become the world’s number one trading state Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said “Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world.” As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.” China...
  • Fed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high'

    05/06/2015 10:49:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 70 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6 May 15 | Martin Crutsinger
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said in conversation with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at an economics conference. Coupled with weak economic reports in the morning, her remarks drove stocks broadly lower in Wednesday trading. Yellen added, however, that the overall risks to financial stability are "moderated, not elevated" and she does not see the hallmarks of any bubbles. She...
  • Four signs that U.S. market momentum may be losing steam

    03/25/2015 11:38:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Financial Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Martin Pelletier
    I think about myself as like an ocean liner that’s been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to ‘stop,’ but the ship doesn’t stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I’m very flattered that people are still finding me useful.” — Leonard Nimoy. There are many different factors that can influence markets, but among the most powerful is momentum for the simple reason that people find comfort and safety in doing what everyone else is doing. Investing professionals are well aware...
  • Il Silenzio

    03/15/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 30 replies
    About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall/winter of 1944. Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their" soldier in a place of honour in their home. Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services...
  • Is the stock market set for a major correction?

    The three most recent U.S. economic bubbles are Nasdaq dotcom (1995-2001 and peaked March 2000 [Beware the ides of March.]), housing (2001-2005), and Fed-O-Mania (2009 - ?).
  • Let's Talk Red Flags

    02/28/2015 9:54:41 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 28, 2015 | Charles Payne
    The market has started to spin its wheels and that makes people nervous. I will lay out the red flags. I am not talking about the $18 trillion in government debt, the Fed's balance sheet, or the ticking time bomb of pensions, but trends that could arguably derail the stock market rally.Earnings are beating lowered estimates, but are yielding less than the twenty-year average. Sure, stock yields are attractive versus bond yields, but are they good enough to justify higher share prices? Here is the rub: consensus on earnings points lower and lower for this year, but it should reverse and...
  • In This Market, Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

    02/15/2015 11:20:15 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Monday Morning ^ | 2/15/2015 | Michael Lewitt
    Stocks hit new records last week as central banks around the world continued writing checks to prop up still struggling economies, the price of oil stabilized, Vladimir Putin lured the West into a phony truce in the Ukraine, and Athens and the EU tried to pretend that Greece isn't hopelessly insolvent or that it even matters if it is or isn't. In other words, investors were once again all too willing to ignore economic reality and drink the Kool Aid being served by central bankers and politicians. We might as well call this the "Jonestown Market" because the cult leader...
  • Foreclosures skyrocket, jump 100 percent in Phoenix, Arizona

    02/12/2015 9:12:47 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2015 | Mike Sunnucks
    There were more than 2,300 homes and condos in the foreclosure process last month. That is up 104 percent from December. Statewide that increase is 109 percent from January 2014. The jump in foreclosures comes as the Phoenix housing market tries to shake off a slow 2014 where low demand for homes and tough mortgage qualifications stymied sales. Foreclosure activity was also up in states such as Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland and California and metropolitan areas such as St. Louis, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The worst cities for foreclosures include Atlantic City, Las Vegas and eight Florida markets including...
  • What Experts Say about This Past Week--Investment & Finance Thread Jan. 25

    01/25/2015 10:11:11 AM PST · by expat_panama · 107 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Freeper Investors
    Considering the top headlines were about soft footballs this has to have been an easy no-brainer week for investments.  Maybe; here's what he experts are telling us:                     [excerpt from Investors Business Daily At Davos, Hypocrites Tell Rest Of Us To Lower Expectations]Former Vice President Al Gore listens to singer Pharrell Williams... [snip]...talking, of course, about the annual confab at Davos, Switzerland, ...[snip] "The purpose," said former vice president and climate-change entrepreneur Al Gore, standing with hip-hop star Pharrell Williams, "is to have a billion voices with one message, to demand climate action now." OK, so how about you flying commercial,...
  • Hundreds of body parts discovered in federal raid on suburban Chicago crematorium

    01/15/2015 5:19:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/15/15 | Jill Reilly
    Hundreds of body parts have been discovered in a federal raid on a suburban Chicago crematorium as part of an investigation into the body part black market. FBI agents and agents with the Centers for Disease Control, wearing bio-hazard suits, raided two Cremation Services Inc. in Schiller Park on Tuesday. Biological Resource Center of Illinois in Rosemont, a body donation service, was also raided this week.
  • Possible female suspect from Kosher market in France caught on video escaping?

    01/09/2015 12:54:39 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 29 replies
    CNN Video ^ | January 09, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Watch the video at link, starting at 52 secs. The female shown bent down next to the motorcycle (center screen) had exited the Kosher market along with the other hostages (there is another CNN video which shows her exiting the market along with other hostages). Note that all hostages were immediately collected at the black police van, except for the woman next to the motorcycle, dressed in beige top with black skirt and stockings with white/black shoes who fled the scene, exiting out the top right hand corner of the video. I believe the other woman next to the motorcycle...
  • High school student scores $72M playing the stock market

    12/14/2014 1:14:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 14, 2014
    He’s the teen wolf of Wall Street. A kid from Queens has made tens of millions of dollars — by trading stocks on his lunch breaks at Stuyvesant High School, New York magazine reports in its Monday issue. Mohammed Islam is only 17 and still months away from graduating — but worth a rumored $72 million. “The high eight figures,” is as specific as the shy and modest teen would get when asked his net worth.
  • Is this finally the end of the bull market?

    12/12/2014 3:07:28 PM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 12/12/2014 | Paul La Monica
    Stocks plunged from mid-September through mid-October before staging a sharp rebound that culminated with the Dow hitting a new all-time high just a week ago on the back of a strong U.S. jobs report. Heading into this week, many investors were predicting that the Dow would soon top 18,000 for the first time. But the sharp sell-off in oil has changed all that. Crude prices are now below $58 a barrel, their lowest level in more than five years. Energy stocks have been hit hard as a result. However, oil stocks were not the only big losers on Friday --...
  • How well did the Fed's stimulus work? ($4 TRILLION quantitative easing drawing to a close)

    10/28/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/14 | MATTHEW CRAFT
    NEW YORK — Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up. Over the past five years, as the Fed has pumped ever-more money into the financial system, critics have warned that it would lead to all kinds of disasters. Yet the central bank kept extending its bond-buying program, known by the wonky name of quantitative easing, or QE. It was an unprecedented effort aimed at lowering borrowing costs, encouraging spending and reviving a dormant economy before it could slip back into...
  • I Don't Know…The Federal Reserve?

    10/08/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 8, 2014 | Charles Payne
    Many of you may be too young to remember the American comedy duo, Abbott and Costello, and the old, infamous “Who’s on First” skit. The skit referred to nicknames of baseball players and the positions they played on the field, including “I Don’t Know” who played third base. A new survey reminded me of “I Don’t Know” is on third.Pew Research has released a survey stating that only 24% of Americans were able to name Janet Yellen as the current chair of the Federal Reserve. In some ways, it is not shocking the masses are not familiar with her; however,...
  • I have been in Europe for 5 months now and unlike the US, you can buy food everywhere!

    09/15/2014 11:03:32 AM PDT · by · 90 replies
    Today | Me
    One thing that is really cool about Europe and has been ruined in the US, is the ability to buy food from the common people on the street. Many are the actual farmers them selves. And we have many wonderful conversations with these remarkable people. I remember going out to Southern California as a pre-teen and experiencing all the different little grocery stands that were there in the late 60's. When I returned there in 2010, there where NO independent produce/fruit stands. It took me a while to figure out why this happened, I was stumped for a long time....
  • Two experts warn correction could total 60%

    08/27/2014 5:07:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    CNBC ^ | 27 Aug 14 | Matthew J. Belvedere and Everett Rosenfeld
    <p>Markets could soon face a fall of up to 60 percent, two experts told CNBC on Wednesday.</p> <p>A jolt to international confidence in central banks will lead to a 30 to 60 percent market decline, David Tice, president of Tice Capital and founder of the Prudent Bear Fund, told CNBC's "Power Lunch." When this happens, he said, markets will face a "period of extreme turmoil."</p>
  • We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

    07/17/2014 8:19:18 PM PDT · by RC one · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 17, 2014, 7:27 a.m. | Brett Arends's ROI
    1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999 Pass the question around your office. Call your money manager and ask him or her, too. Post it on your office notice board. Give up? Those were the peaks of the five massive, generational stock-market bubbles in U.S. history. Investors who bought into stocks around those peaks ended up earning terrible returns over the subsequent 30 years. Forget “stocks for the long run.” They ended up with “stocks for a long face.” The bigger the bubble, the worse returns. And, according to a new research report, we are back there again. U.S. stocks are now...
  • Did China Just Crush The US Housing Market?

    07/10/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/10/14 | Tyler Durden
    A few days ago we finally closed the door on any argument who the marginal buyer in the US luxury housing segment was - the answer: Chinese oligarchs, scrambling to launder their "hot" domestic money abroad (as we predicted first two years ago) and now that Switzerland is no longer a safe offshore venue where one can park cash, they picked US luxury housing as the best money laundering alternative. This means that far from indicating a recovery, as the recent surge in the high end of the US housing segment had long been touted, all the relentless move...
  • The Real Reason the Stock Market Is Rigged

    04/07/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Errant · 18 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 7 April 2014 | Shah Gilani
    Everyone's talking about Michael Lewis' latest book Flash Boys and HFT (high-frequency trading) and whether the markets are rigged. What they're not talking about is how the markets have been set up for institutionalized rigging. I'm not kidding. The markets are rigged. You're going to have to get over it and deal with it. The rigging is in the system and that's just the way it is... As to HFT, I'll get to that... But you can't pass judgment on HFT until you understand how cascading technology and unintended consequences landed us in the deep end of the dark pool...
  • The Value of Everything: Why the price of things are a mystery ISN'T a mystery

    04/06/2014 7:10:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Prices are storehouses of knowledge.​ One person whose grammar is impeccable except on the rare occasions when it isn’t is Kevin Williamson. He had a great piece the other day on the mystery of prices. I loved his opening sentence: “Prices are a mystery, and why that is is a mystery.” This reminded me of a great line from this wonderful video essay on Hayek’s “On the Use of Knowledge in Society” over at the Marginal Revolution University. It’s arguably Hayek’s most important contribution — which is saying a lot. It’s like saying Michael Jordan’s best slam dunk or Bill...
  • Bitcoin Price Move Below $600 Continues

    03/22/2014 12:31:38 PM PDT · by Errant · 42 replies
    Market Oracle, UK ^ | 22 March 2014 | Mike_McAra
    Cutting right to the chase: we don't think going short is a good idea yet. Just when you would think the situation with Mt. Gox couldn't get any stranger, it has. Apparently, the exchange "found" almost BTC 200,000 in one of its old wallets this month. The coins would be currently worth approximately $115 million. A statement published yesterday on the exchanges website reads: MtGox Co., Ltd. had certain old-format wallets which were used in the past and which, MtGox thought, no longer held any bitcoins. Following the application for commencement of a civil rehabilitation proceeding, these wallets were rescanned...
  • New doomsday poll: 99.9% risk of 2014 crash

    03/15/2014 2:47:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 15, 2014 | by PAUL B. FARRELL
    Commentary: Black-swan crisis warning for now through mid-April. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Global risks are accelerating. This is our fourth major poll update of industry leaders: A critical review of their warnings from early last year when we first predicted a 87% risk of a crash: Bernanke’s Fed saw an “unsustainable bubble” ... Gross: “credit supernova” ... Gundlach: “kaboom ahead” ... Ellis: “Don’t own bonds” ... Shilling: “shocker” ... Roubini: “Prepare for perfect storm” ... Shiller: “Irrational exuberance is back” ... Schiff: “Doubling down” on “doomsday” prediction ... InvestmentNews’ warning 90,000 advisers: “tick, tick ... boom!”
  • At least 3 killed in knife attack at Chinese market

    03/13/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 7 replies
    Fox news/ap ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    BEIJING – One person was shot dead after a knife attack that left at least three people dead in a Chinese market Friday, state media said, in the second such attack in two weeks. Another person was injured in the attack in the southern city of Changsha, according to local radio station Hunan Jiaotong.
  • Austrian School Resurgence Reflects Desire for Better Solutions to Economic Malaise

    03/09/2014 8:56:34 AM PDT · by AK_47_7.62x39 · 5 replies
    WealthCycles blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Staff
    Mar 08 2014 The WealthCycles Staff Once virtually abandoned by the mainstream, many ideas associated with Austrian School economics have been increasingly in the spotlight, and in the public consciousness, in recent years. Some of the attention resulted from the popularity of Congressman Ron Paul, who, particularly during his third presidential run in 2012, captured the attention of the millennials, the last generation born in the 20th century. The appeal of Paul’s anti-establishment economic theories is understandable: raised on expectations of upward mobility instilled in their baby boom parents, today’s young people have emerged into adulthood to face the sad...
  • Markets plunge on Ukraine crisis; Russia’s central bank intervenes [Russian markets panic]

    03/03/2014 6:12:21 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 64 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 3 March 2014 | Eric Reguly
    Russian markets plunged Monday morning as investors reacted to the prospect of Western-led economic sanctions aimed at punishing president Vladimir Putin for Russian actions in Crimea. The selloff prompted the Russian central bank to take aggressive action to try to stabilize the markets. As the ruble sank to new lows against the euro and the dollar, the bank raised interest rate by 150 basis points (1.5 percentage points), lifting it to 7 per cent.
  • Bitcoin plunges after marketplace indefinitely halts withdrawals

    02/11/2014 7:17:33 AM PST · by Errant · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 February 2014 | Sam Forgione
    (Reuters) - The price of the digital currency bitcoin slid to its lowest level in nearly two months on Monday after bitcoin digital marketplace Mt. Gox said a halt on withdrawals it announced on Friday would continue indefinitely after it detected "unusual activity." The bitcoin price varied dramatically from one exchange to another, with Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, the best known operator of a bitcoin digital marketplace, recording one of the biggest drops for the day. On the Mt. Gox platform the currency plunged to as low as $500 early on Monday, down more than 27 percent from Friday's final price...
  • Bitcoin drops sharply as Mt. Gox halts withdrawals

    02/07/2014 7:54:47 AM PST · by Errant · 40 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7 February 2014 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Bitcoin prices fell on Friday after exchange Mt. Gox said it was halting withdrawals temporarily. The company said an increase in flow of withdrawals requests "has hindered our efforts on a technical level. To understand the issue thoroughly, the system needs to be in a static state," said Mt. Gox officials in a note on the website Friday. To resolve the issue, it said a temporarily pause on all withdrawal requests was needed. Its tech team was working on its system, Mt. Gox added, and an update will be provided by Monday.
  • Dow tumbles 300 points on weak data

    02/03/2014 12:38:51 PM PST · by Signalman · 42 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 2/3/2014 | Hibah Yousuf
    February is looking an awful lot like January for investors. Emphasis on awful. The Dow tumbled more than 300 points Monday afternoon, or almost 2%, after a much worse-than-expected reading on manufacturing activity. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down more than 2%. CNNMoney's Tech 30 index was also down sharply. Investors were disappointed after the Institute for Supply Management's monthly index showed that manufacturing activity last month expanded at its weakest pace since May. The bad news comes as investors are still reeling from a rough January. Disappointing earnings and volatility in emerging markets sent stocks sharply lower during...

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • San Francisco Supervisors Criticize Anti-Abortion Banners On Market St.

    01/16/2014 4:29:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    KCBS (radio, San Francisco) ^ | January 15, 2014 | Barbara Taylor
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken aim at anti-abortion banners placed on busy Market Street. Supervisor David Campos and six other supervisors are supporting a resolution opposing the banners and questioning their legality. The banners were put up by Walk for Life West Coast, a San Francisco based anti-abortion group that holds an annual rally in the city, scheduled for January 25th in Civic Center Plaza. --SNIP-- Eva Muntean of Walk for Life said her group obtained a permit and met all the criteria for their banners. --SNIP-- Muntean said the resolution...
  • The Bitcoin Price Just Crossed $1,000 Again

    01/06/2014 6:28:35 AM PST · by Errant · 20 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 6 January, 2014 | Emily Spaven
    The price of bitcoin has, once again, reached $1,000 on popular bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. The first time the price of bitcoin reached this level was on 27th November after interest in the cryptocurrency spiked across the world, but primarily in China. A few weeks later, the price started to tumble after China’s central bank imposed restrictions on the involvement of the country’s banks and third-party payment processors in bitcoin. On 5th December, the central bank said Chinese financial institutions were no longer permitted to work with bitcoin exchanges or other bitcoin companies. That same day, the price fell from...
  • Bitcoin Volatile Elephant in the Room Takes on Gold, Pros vs Cons

    12/30/2013 9:16:44 AM PST · by Errant · 17 replies
    Market Oracle, Uk ^ | 30 December, 2013 | John Browne
    Ever since President Nixon broke the US dollar's last link to gold, the world has been set adrift on a sea of fiat currencies that have been increasingly debased, serving the interests of governments and financial elites. For the last five years, central banks have imposed near-zero rates of interest that have helped push up stock, bond, and real estate prices, but have made it nearly impossible for savers to receive meaningful returns on bank deposits. To make matters worse, the apparatus of national security has turned financial transactions into a massive exercise in government surveillance. Under the camouflage of...
  • Blodget: 'Stocks Are at Least 40 Percent Overvalued'

    12/26/2013 10:51:22 AM PST · by Signalman · 30 replies
    money news ^ | 12/26/2013 | Dan Weil
    The stock market's torrid rally has left it vastly overvalued and vulnerable to a horrific plunge, says Henry Blodget, editor-in-chief of Business Insider. "Every valid valuation measure I look at suggests that stocks are at least 40 percent overvalued," he writes on the service. Among examples Blodget cites is that the cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio, based on 10 years of profits, stands at 25, compared with a long-term average of 15. In addition, the current ratio of stock market capitalization to revenue is 1.6, compared with a long-term average of 1.0, he notes. And the ratio of stock market capitalization...
  • Ghost Of 1929 Re-Appears - Pay Attention To The Signals

    12/07/2013 4:42:39 PM PST · by SteelToe · 80 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 7, 2013 | Anthony Mirhaydari
    They say those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. As a student of market history, I’ve seen that maxim made true time and again. The cycle swings fear back to greed. The overcautious become the overzealous. And at the top, the story is always the same: Too much credit, too much speculation, the suspension of disbelief, and the spread of the idea that this time is different. It doesn’t matter whether it was the expansion of railroads heading into the crash of 1893 or the excitement over the consolidation of the steel industry in 1901...
  • If Obamacare Insurance was no longer Mandatory, would Liberal Democrats still buy it?

    11/13/2013 6:41:58 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 23 replies
    Graewoulf | November 13, 2013 | Graewoulf
    What would be the incentive for increased consumer demand for purchase of an Obamacare Insurance Policy instead of purchasing a policy from a private insurance company? After one year of competition on an open insurance market, how would Obamacare rate in terms of new policies, customer satisfaction, customer privacy, customer recommendations to others, and profit margins? After five years of insurance sales, would Obamacare still be operating at a net financial loss? Could a non-mandatory Obamacare be packaged for sale to a private Insurance Company? What would the the Fair Market Value of the privatization sale of Obamacare?
  • Morgan Stanley says internet companies overvalued, lowers view

    11/11/2013 3:50:01 PM PST · by xzins · 14 replies
    Global Post ^ | November 11, 2013 18:02 | Thomson Reuters
    Morgan Stanley lowered its industry view on internet stocks to "in-line" from "attractive," saying growth in the sector needs to accelerate to justify current valuations. Shares of Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp have more than doubled in the last one year, and trade 44 and 97 times forward earnings, according to Thomson Reuters data. Google Inc's shares have risen 56 percent in the same period and trade almost 20 times earnings, data showed. Morgan Stanley analysts said the rise in the valuation of internet stocks has been due to investors looking at the total addressable market (TAM) opportunity with minimal...
  • Stock futures falling

    10/13/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 13 October 2013
    Dow futures down -105 at this time. Were -95 a little earlier.
  • ABC‘s Klein: Tank the Market to 'Shake' Republicans

    10/10/2013 7:14:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/10/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    Political Director of ABC News, Rick Klein pleaded with investors today to tank the stock market in order to “shake things loose” in the GOP ranks. In his ABC’s The Note piece today, Klein seriously proposed a stock sell-off designed for the express purpose of breaking the will of Republicans. When does Wall Street cast its vote? Bipartisan meetings are nice, and new plans that depend on the other side budging certainly can’t hurt at this stage of a standoff. But there may be only one way to jolt the system: SELL. Klein’s rationale: recent talks with beltway strategists suggest the GOP is...
  • Storm Clouds Gathering: Stock Market crash coming soon (video)

    10/03/2013 6:23:01 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies ^ | 10/2/2013 | blacklab
    Great video with a lot of interesting information.
  • Where Are The Stops? - Thursday, August 22: Gold And Silver

    08/22/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Sawdring · 8 replies
    Kitco ^ | Thursday August 22, 2013 08:51 | Jim Wyckoff
    Below are today’s likely price locations of buy and sell stop orders for the active Comex gold and silver futures markets. The asterisks (**) denote the most critical stop order placement level of the day (or likely where the heaviest concentration of stop orders are placed on this day). See below a detailed explanation of stop orders and why knowing, beforehand, where they are likely located can be beneficial to a trader. ..........See Graph At Link................ Stop Orders Defined Stop orders in trading markets can be used for three purposes: One: To minimize a loss on a long or short...
  • Marc Faber: Look out! A 1987-style crash is coming

    08/08/2013 6:19:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/8/13 | Alex Rosenberg
    The S&P has rallied 19 percent in 2013, which is impressive by any measure. But the market did far better in 1987, when stocks added more than 30 percent from the beginning of the year to Aug. 8. The problem? The market ended up tanking in the second half of that year—dropping 36 percent from the Aug. 25 peak to the October low, before closing out 1987 nearly exactly where it began. And Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, predicts that the very same thing will happen in the back half of 2013.
  • Obama to insist market provides 30-year mortgages

    08/05/2013 6:35:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/5/13 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    President Obama on Tuesday will for the first time insist that any future housing system in the United States makes 30-year mortgages widely available to borrowers, senior administration officials said, preserving a linchpin of the American economy but also continuing to expose taxpayers to risk from another housing meltdown. (Snip) That will require, officials said, some form of government guarantee that means lenders will be reimbursed by taxpayers in the event of a housing catastrophe like the one that occurred several years ago. Traveling to Phoenix on Tuesday, Obama is planning to call for a new
  • 6% Treasury yields sooner than you think?

    07/31/2013 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 16 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo ^ | Wednesday July 31, 2013
    The Federal Reserve will lose control of interest rates as the "great rotation" out of bonds into equities takes off in full force, according to one market watcher, who sees U.S. 10-year Treasury yields hitting 5-6 percent in the next 18-24 months. "It is our opinion that interest rates have begun their assent, that the Fed will eventually lose control of interest rates. The yield curve will first steepen and then will shift, moving rates significantly higher," said Mike Crofton, President and CEO, Philadelphia Trust Company told CNBC on Wednesday. "If the great rotation that everybody talks about out of...
  • India's Apollo Tyres to buy Cooper Tire for $2.5 billion

    06/12/2013 9:53:55 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | Bijoy Anandoth Koyitty and Aradhana Aravindan
    India's Apollo Tyres Ltd (APLO.NS) agreed to buy U.S.-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (CTB.N) for about $2.5 billion in a deal that would make it the world's seventh-largest tire maker and reduce its dependence on a slowing Indian auto market. Apollo, which currently gets two-thirds of its revenue from India, will pay $35 per share, representing a premium of about 43 percent to Cooper's Tuesday close. The acquisition of Cooper, the world's 11th biggest tire company with annual sales of $4.2 billion, will give Apollo access to the U.S. market for replacement tires for cars and light and medium...
  • Are You Prepared for a Stock Market Plunge?

    06/01/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 22 replies
    Bottom Line Personal ^ | June 1, 2013 | N/A
    It may be days, weeks, months or even years away, but inevitably the stock market—which has more than doubled over the past four years and hit new record highs this year—will descend, as many analysts warn and as history has shown. How big that drop will be and how long it will last are open to debate. In fact, a large number of analysts contend that the bull market still has plenty of pep, which would mean that you don’t have to take extreme defensive steps for a while. But even so, it’s important to think about your own financial...
  • CBOE Delays Options Trading Due To System Outage (hack attack??????)

    04/25/2013 8:26:43 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    The start of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange CBOE +0.52% was delayed Thursday due to system problems, according to the exchange. The biggest U.S. options exchange by volume said in a system alert that some of its customers were having problems “downloading” information from CBOE early Thursday, and at least one other exchange stopped sending business to the CBOE during the outage. CBOE intially planned to reopen at 10:15 a.m. ET and then again at 10:20 a.m., but later delayed trading with no estimate as to when the exchange might get up and running, according to notices sent...
  • Tale of Two Supermarkets: Why Fresh & Easy Flopped and Fairway Flies High

    04/23/2013 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 2 replies
    TIME Business and Money ^ | 04-18-2013 | Brad Tuttle
    Every Fresh & Easy has been in the western U.S. Tesco seemed to want to avoid battling for customers with Walmart in its Midwest heartland, and also skipped over the East Coast, which is dense with shoppers and supermarkets alike. Instead, the approach was to primarily target neighborhood “food deserts,” which were sometimes in the literal deserts of Arizona, California, and Nevada.
  • Lady Who Refused To Turn - Margaret Thatcher was an icon for free market

    04/09/2013 1:05:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Editor
    LADY WHO REFUSED TO TURN Margaret Thatcher was an icon for free market Regardless of whether one is an ardent supporter or a staunch critic of Margaret Thatcher, whose politics and policies have impacted the Western world like little else has, there is no denying that the controversial British Prime Minister was a trail-blazer in her own right. At a time when politics was an entirely male-dominated field and when she herself had said that Britain would not have a woman Prime Minister in her lifetime, Thatcher not just broke the glass ceiling but shattered it to a million pieces....
  • Is the Stock Market about to Tumble?

    04/08/2013 6:03:47 PM PDT · by grumpa · 13 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | April 8, 2013 | Off Grid Blogger
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a high last week of 14,684. Let’s consider the reasons for optimism and for pessimism about the stock market from here. REASONS THE MARKET MIGHT GO HIGHER: •The Fed is keeping interest rates so low that it is forcing investors to buy stocks (and real estate) to try to get a return on their money. The Fed has said that this will continue until the unemployment rate gets to around 6.5%, which could be many months from now in the best scenario. This intervention into the markets could theoretically overwhelm the negatives and propel...