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  • Taming of the Lemmings

    12/09/2018 11:12:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 9, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Anyone paying even the slightest amount of attention to the stock market recently is aware that traders are behaving more like lemmings than investors. One day they all run north and the market advances 400 points. The next day they all run south and it declines 600. It even happens in the same day. This has been the pattern for the last several months. The economic numbers having changed not a wit. So we wonder, what is going on here? Financial writers always have an answer. Fears about a trade war with China. Worries over Brexit. Oil prices are too...
  • Stock Market Selloff Starting Early [Now.]

    12/06/2018 7:11:45 AM PST · by familyop · 57 replies
    Various sources. | December 6, 2018 | familyop
    The Dow is thrashing around 500 down (~ minus 500) at the time of this writing. Reuters Or Bloomberg, if you prefer. No content allowed from Bloomberg allowed here except title and/or link. Here's the link. Any speculation in regards to any honest causes? The economy has been getting better so far.
  • Stock markets plunge after Trump’s ‘Tariff Man’ tweet

    12/04/2018 1:35:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 4, 2018
    Stocks took a nosedive on Wall Street as investors worried that a US-China trade truce reached over the weekend wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank almost 800 points Tuesday. ------------------ The markets plunged after Trump unleashed a threatening tweet Tuesday morning. “President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted.
  • Investors Are Staring At The Bleakest Future Since The Great Depression....(John Hussman)

    12/02/2018 12:13:44 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-2-2018
    * John Hussman — the outspoken investor and former professor who's been predicting a stock crash — says traditionally diversified portfolios are set to offer their worst returns since the Great Depression over the next 12 years.* Hussman explains why he sees a US stock market drop of more than 60% coming, and breaks down why the Federal Reserve's past actions have created the situation. There's never been a worse time to be a conventional portfolio manager. Well, maybe back in the deepest, darkest throes of the Great Depression that crushed the US economy way back in 1929. But not...
  • The Market Closes Strong Late In The Session - Is It Telling Us something?

    11/06/2018 1:02:22 PM PST · by LRoggy · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/6/2018 | LRoggy
    Will be interesting to see if the late spike was a buy program due to what is being seen at the polling stations . . .
  • RED WAVE, BLUE Wave: What could happen to markets if Republicans win big or lose big on Tuesday

    11/02/2018 12:53:27 PM PDT · by reed13k · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 Nov 2018 | Fred Imbert, Jack Pramuk
    RED WAVE, BLUE WAVE: What could happen to markets if Republicans win big or lose big on Tuesday Scenario 1 (Most likely): Democrats take control of the House, while Republicans keep a slim majority in the Senate Scenario 2: (Second most likely): GOP holds control of both chambers Scenario 3: (Least likely): Democratic sweep
  • Dow tumbles more than 200 points in wild session, S&P 500 closes in correction territory

    10/29/2018 5:23:59 PM PDT · by Poison Pill · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/29/2018 | Fred Imbert | Thomas Franck
    Stocks closed lower on Monday, giving up sharp gains from earlier in the day in a wild session that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average travel more than 900 points. The S&P 500 closed in correction territory, down 10 percent from its recent high. Traders blamed the possibility of more U.S.-China tariffs
  • Democrats winning the Housewould 'be bad for the US market,' investor Mark Mobius says

    10/29/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by oblomov · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 29 Oct 2018 | Michael Sheetz
    Prominent investor Mark Mobius said Monday that he sees the recent correction deepening if Republicans lose control in Congress next week. "If, for example, the Democrats get control of the House, I believe this will be bad for the U.S. market," Mark Mobius, co-founder of Mobius Capital Partners, said in a Bloomberg TV interview. "So you will probably see more of a correction going forward in the U.S. market." From a technical investing perspective, Mobius said the market "looks very bad." All three major stock indexes are down sharply in October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down nearly 6...
  • Who is winning the U.S.-China trade war? Look at the stock markets

    10/24/2018 11:28:10 AM PDT · by Freeport · 18 replies
    PBS ^ | Oct 24, 2018 | Paul Solman
    Guess who is winning the tariff war. China? The U.S.? Neither? Well, one way to look at the results since President Donald Trump fired the first salvo in March is to compare the performance of the rivals’ stock markets since that day. Using the Dow Jones Industrial Average and China’s Shanghai Composite Index, here are the results. The Dow is up about 370 points, a rise of about 1.5 percent. Subtract a half a year’s worth of inflation, and it’s up about 1 percent. What about China’s Shanghai index? Hmm. Down a whopping 30 percent, adjusting for inflation. Of course,...
  • Dow spikes 548 points as investors cheer fat corporate profits

    10/16/2018 5:23:52 PM PDT · by John W · 63 replies
    CNN Business ^ | October 16, 2018 | Mart Egan
    New York (CNN Business)Corporate America is coming to Wall Street's rescue. The Dow soared 548 points, or 2.2%, on Tuesday as investors cheered fat profits from major companies and relative calm in the bond market. The huge rally, the Dow's best day since March, helped the index recover a chunk of last week's hefty losses. Tech stocks, the biggest losers during the market turmoil, raced back to life. The Nasdaq spiked nearly 3%, while the S&P 500 advanced 2.2%. Investors piled back into tech darlings. Amazon, Facebook and Netflix closed sharply higher.
  • Why governments are unique -- and dangerous

    07/19/2018 11:03:20 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/2018 | John Conlin
    In the flow of this 3.8 billion-year-old river of life it is death, not life, that drives evolution. Death is that which sculpts the flow of life. In the marketplace of business it is failure, not success, that shapes, sculpts and hones that which survives. Whether it is an inability to survive in ever-changing physical conditions or an inability to convince enough people to purchase your goods or services at the price you require, demise of the entity controls and shapes what remains. Death and failure are the invisible hands that ensure these systems remain somewhat in balance. They put...
  • That Calm Chinese Stock Market? It’s Engineered by the State

    06/01/2018 10:42:33 AM PDT · by heartwood · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/2018 | Shen Hong and Stella Yifan Xie
    SHANGHAI—Long derided as a casino, China’s once-volatile stock market is going through a long stretch of calm. One reason is an orchestrated government effort to keep traders and investors in line. Three years after a national uproar when Chinese stocks plunged by nearly half in just over two months, traders and brokers say regulators are increasingly stepping in to influence trades and make China’s markets appear less volatile, especially during political events when Beijing wants to project stability.
  • Opinion: Investors who believe in a free lunch are about to get a very expensive bill

    02/21/2018 9:00:38 PM PST · by cba123 · 7 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nigam Arora
    Martketwatch -- (and now, for a contrarian column) -- More and more investors believe there is a free lunch. That is, you get something for nothing. In investing, people have been getting a free lunch: Stocks (and bonds) have been rising for years without a bad turnout. Will there ever be consequences of massive money printing by central banks, $20 trillion in national debt, a high trade deficit, underfunded social-program liabilities and higher deficits resulting from tax reform? One would think so. In theory, gold is supposed to be a hedge against the supposed free lunch investors are enjoying. In...
  • The Markets Point Toward Economic Strength: Central Banks Try to Curtail Their Outsize Influence

    02/07/2018 8:13:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/07/2018 | By Jason De Sena Trennert
    The pullback in stocks the past two trading days is both long overdue and healthful. But after nearly a decade of easy money engineered by the Fed and other central banks, is the sell-off in the bond market simply a short-term tantrum? Or is it the start of a secular bear market in bonds, due to higher inflation, that can only end in tears? If one thinks about interest rates as simply the price of money, one could argue that the correction in stock prices would be more worrisome if accompanied by significantly lower bond yields than higher ones. In...
  • Market “Earthquake Is Coming” – Icahn Warns “A Lot Of People Will Pay The Price Like In 1929”

    02/06/2018 3:41:06 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 2-6-2018
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke to CNBC via telephone this morning and had some very ominous warnings after what he has seen in the last few days. Reflecting on the market’s moves recently, Icahn shocked the anchors by saying: “This is something we’ve never seen before… I don’t remember ever seeing a market with this kind of volatility over two weeks.“ “The market has become a much more dangerous place [due to index funds and ETFs]… it’s like 2008 where everyone was buying mortgages and CDS.” Concluding that: “Passive investing is the bubble right now.” “There is going to be...
  • Here’s how much the stock market would have to drop to wipe out Donald Trump’s stock rally

    02/06/2018 8:18:49 AM PST · by NRx · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02-06-2018 | Tae Kim
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted the strong stock market performance since his election victory as proof of his success. Detractors may point to the Dow Jones industrial average's recent stumbles, but the benchmark index has much further to fall before Trump's postelection gains are gone. The Dow declined by 1,175 points, or down 4.6 percent on Monday. From its high on Jan. 26 at 26,616.71, the benchmark index has declined nearly 2,300 points or 8.5 percent through Monday's close at 24,345.75. Trump still has a big cushion. The Dow closed at 18,332.74 on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016, which...
  • The Falling Market

    02/06/2018 5:28:24 AM PST · by EBH · 75 replies
    Vanity | 2/6/2018 | EBH
    Yesterday, as I sat down from a long day of being disconnected from the electronics of the world, my initial reaction to the market drop was gut wrenching to say the least. Acknowledging the news, I started to ponder why such a devastating drop. While percentage wise, based on the current market value this really appears to be more like a correction, but what exactly is it and why? I am no financial guru, just a little guy on the outside looking in. But a market losing confidence is a key indicator for a crash. Just before the State of...
  • Selloff in equity futures, Asian markets continues

    02/05/2018 11:26:29 PM PST · by socialism_stinX · 25 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/5/2018 | Reuters
    U.S. S&P 500 futures,the world's most liquid, tumbled as much as 2.5 percent to 4-month lows in Asian trade on Tuesday as the sell-off triggered by worries about inflation showed no sign of abating, indicating Wall Street could be set for another brutal day. Futures fell to as low as 2,542, the weakest levels since early October, and 11.7 percent below their record peak of 2,878.5 touched on Jan. 29. S&P futures were last down 1.6 percent while Dow futures were last down 2.2 percent. The slide added to sharp falls over the past week. The S&P 500 index and...
  • Obscure security linked to stock volatility plummets 80% after hours, worries of market effect

    02/05/2018 9:30:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/05/18 | Thomas Franck
    An exchange-traded security which is supposed to be a bet on calm markets was collapsing after hours. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term exchange-traded note (XIV) is down more than 80 percent in extended trading Monday. The security, issued by Credit Suisse, is supposed to give the opposite return of the Cboe Volatility index (VIX), the market's widely followed turbulence gauge. The VIX doubled during regular market hours Monday, causing obvious havoc for a product seeking to track its inverse return. Though, the XIV dropped just 14 percent during regular trading. But then after hours trading began and the security,...
  • The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market

    02/05/2018 7:33:21 PM PST · by familyop · 83 replies
    TheStreet ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Scott Gamm
    A big Federal Reserve meeting is coming up. Here is one thing that could happen if the Fed gets too aggressive. Despite its independence, the Federal Reserve may quietly want a bear market that takes down a president that loves tweeting about the stock market. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the "[Janet] Yellen put" in the markets could expire under President Trump. "I don't know if the Fed has much love for Trump," he said, adding that the Fed had the markets' back during the Obama Administration. "Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a...