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  • Gold Surges Back Into The Green After $1.2 Billion Morning Plunge

    02/05/2016 12:47:53 PM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    After someone decided to dump $1.2 billion notional in gold futures this morning as the jobs data hit - sparking a $20 tumble in the precious metal - it appears stock sellers are greatly rotating to the safety of bullion (over bonds)...
  • Now Among Largest Firearms Investors, Soros in Gun Control Scheme to Dump Stocks

    02/01/2016 8:10:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    Do you see the puppet strings? The plot to disarm Americans and suspend the 2nd Amendment is working with furious pace. But it is anything but head on. The 2nd Amendment makes gun ownership an inalienable right and guarantees armed and formidable populace. The NRA and other lobbies have gun rights firmly entrenched in the Republican party. So the other side works the back door. Infiltration, sabotage and other dirty tricks. Is that what is happening? By all appearances, Soros, the elite wolf in sheep's clothing has been investing in firearms companies not to profit from them, but to destroy...
  • Mansion prices hit new highs in super-rich enclaves

    01/29/2016 3:54:57 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Jan 16 | Robert Frank
    Mansion prices show no signs of slowing in rich enclaves such as the Hamptons, Beverly Hills and Aspen, suggesting that the global market panic has yet to spread to top trophy homes. According to sales data from Douglas Elliman, the median sales price in Beverly Hills for a single family home jumped 54 percent in the fourth quarter over the same period last year, to $5.5 million. In Aspen, the median single-family home price increased 35 percent to $6.7 million and 2015 was the market's best year ever for sales. In the Hamptons, a record number of homes sold for...
  • Corporate Bonds Pass An Ominous Milestone (Recession likely)

    01/28/2016 7:47:24 PM PST · by GilGil · 4 replies
    Felder Report ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jesse Felder
    The spread between the yield on corporate bonds and that on treasuries passed the 2% mark yesterday for the first time in over three years yesterday. In the chart above I’ve annotated with red vertical lines the prior two occasions when spreads widened to this degree for the first time in at least two years. Notice that each of the two prior occurrences led to painful bear markets and recessions. Now this indicator alone isn’t sufficient evidence that another painful bear market and concomitant recession are on their way. However, when you pair it with the all the other data...
  • Sanctions And Low Oil Prices Deepen Russian Recession

    01/28/2016 2:16:36 PM PST · by familyop · 10 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 26 January 2016 | Andy Tully
    The Russian economy's heavy reliance on energy, plus Western sanctions imposed because of Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict, have left the country in its worst financial position since the depths of the global financial crisis eight years ago...About half of Russia's annual budget relies on revenues from its prodigious production of oil and gas,...
  • Volatility In Oil Markets Hits A 7 Year High

    01/20/2016 12:56:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-01-2016 | Volatile
    Everyone knows that oil prices have crashed, and that has opened up a variety of avenues for investors to play the market. Some may have been burned by staying long on the energy sector, others have tried to pick the bottom. Other investors have found ETFs that track the price of WTI, or ETFs that trade inversely to oil prices, which amount to bets that prices will fall further. In these uncertain times, one strategy would be to bet not on oil prices rising or falling, but simply bet on oil price volatility. If that was your strategy, you probably...
  • Soon Comes The Deluge [David Stockman's Corner - The Market]

    01/20/2016 9:01:18 AM PST · by amorphous · 27 replies
    David Stockman's ContraCorner ^ | 19 Jan 2015 | Cavide Stockman
    The robo-machines are now having a grand old time hazing the August lows at 1870 on the S&P, and may succeed in ginning up another dead-cat bounce or two. But this market is going down for the count owing to a perfect storm. To wit, the global and US economies are heading into an extended deflationary recession; S&P earnings peaked at $106 per share more than a year ago and are already at $90, heading much lower; and the central banks of the world are out of dry powder after a 20-year binge of balance sheet expansion. The latter is...
  • All Stock Markets Down (noon, EST): DOW -475,NASDAQ,AMEX, S&P -175..."Not Oboma's Fault" ABCNNBCBS

    01/15/2016 9:52:43 AM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 10 replies
    http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ ^ | 01-15-2016 | RACookPE1978
    Not much to say ... Only another few trillion lost from the pension funds, IRA's and 401K invested "for the future" ... So, when will the powers-that-be decide that "money" trumps "their liberal ideology" so the money stops protecting and defending democrat politics?
  • Trump Now Best Bet to Win GOP Nomination, Say Free Markets

    01/13/2016 12:04:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 01/13/2016 | Eric Levitz
    Donald Trump is now the odds-on favorite to be the GOP’s 2016 standard-bearer, according to two top betting markets.The London-based Betfair gave Trump a 34 percent chance of winning the Republican nomination as of Wednesday morning, three percentage points ahead of Establishment-favorite Marco Rubio, with Ted Cruz laying claim to a distant third place at 22 percent. This is the first time Trump has ever enjoyed front-runner status on Betfair. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s PredictIt has Trump trading at 40 cents a share, Rubio at 29 cents, and Cruz at 23. Trump first gained the top spot on PredictIt last week,...
  • Bank Of America Just Laid Out Why Its Clients Are Wrong About The Bond Market

    01/12/2016 12:29:52 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 1-12-2016 | Matt Turner
    Matt TurnerJanuary 12,2016Bank of America Merrill Lynch's high-yield team is bearish. So bearish, in fact, that it is getting into debates with its clients and colleagues over exactly how bad it is. "It is our fear that many of the signs we see in high yield ultimately foreshadows further economic and risk asset malaise in 2016 and 2017," the team led by Michael Contopoulos said Monday in a note. "However, as we sort through the financial press releases and discuss our views with investors and internally, we realize our disposition is perhaps on the unconventional side of where most currently...
  • The Weekend Is Over, And The Markets Are Falling Again

    01/10/2016 7:03:10 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    BI ^ | 1-10-2016 | Sam Ro
    Sam RoJanuary 10, 2016 World markets are open for Monday trading, and they're down. US futures are in the red with Dow futures down 120 points and S&P 500 futures down 13 points. Asian markets are also set to trade in the red. All this follows last week's bloodletting, which saw the S&P 500 fall 6%. It was the worst first five trading days in history.There's no shortage of explanations for all this: * You have the Fed, which tightened monetary policy with an interest rate hike in December. * You have oil prices, which are a struggling to find...
  • Mid-East Massacre: Equity Markets Plunge From Bahrain To Kuwait

    01/10/2016 12:08:40 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-1-=2-16 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden1-10-2016 With all eyes focused on tonight's China open (and the "oops, China matters after all" meme), the Middle-East has fallen off the front (or back) pages of mainstream media. However, the last few days have been a bloodbath (analogistically as opposed to literally) across the Middle-East with Saudi stocks plunging 2.5% overnight (down almost 13% in the last 5 days) and every market from Bahrain to UAE all tumbling below August lows. Saudi's Tadawul Stock Index has collapsed in the last few days and is now unchanged since May 2009.(snip)
  • Rig Count: Capitulation?

    01/09/2016 7:35:24 PM PST · by familyop · 17 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 09 January 2016 | Arthur Berman
    ...Fayetteville Shale play officially bit the dust...tight oil horizontal rig count was down by 20...Bakken-Eagle Ford-Permian HRZ rig count was down by 14. The Bakken lost 3 rigs, the Eagle Ford, 4, and the Permian, 7.
  • These Shale Drillers Could Soon Default As Credit Options Run Out

    01/09/2016 4:54:54 PM PST · by familyop · 5 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 06 January 2016 | ZeroHedge
    So, without further ado here are 25 deeply distressed companies, whose banks we found have quietly shrunk the borrowing base of their credit facilities anywhere from 6 percent in the case of Black Ridge Oil and Gas to a whopping 51 percent for soon to be insolvent New Source Energy Partners. [Link to chart here.]
  • China's 'national team' props up the yuan but other Asian markets slide – live

    01/07/2016 10:55:05 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8 Jan15 | Martin Farrer
  • This investor called the financial crisis - and is predicting market falls again

    01/07/2016 4:19:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7 Jan 16 | Kyle Caldwell
    Martin Gray, one of a handful of fund managers who made money during the financial crisis, is concerned global equity stock markets are ripe for a fall An investor who delivered a 12.3pc return for investors during the financial crisis despite global stock markets falls has said he is moving into cash again and "cannot help but feel bearish" about shares. Martin Gray, formerly of fund firm Miton but now running his own business, Coram Asset Management, is concerned that "overvalued" stock markets are ripe for a fall. Mr Gray's former fund, Miton Cautious Multi Asset, was one of just...
  • Is this another 2008 for the stock market?

    01/07/2016 9:09:47 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/17/2016 | Paul LaMonica
    Stocks around the world plunged again on Thursday. The market volatility in China has raised concerns that a new financial crisis may be just around the corner. We've seen what concerns about slowing China demand has done to oil and other commodities. And if the continued devaluation of China's yuan leads to an outright currency war, that could be truly scary. But other market experts think comparisons to 2008 are way overdone. "I don't think China is going to implode," said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist for Raymond James. He adds that there is little risk of contagion now since...
  • Stocks close lower; worst year for S&P, Dow since 2008

    12/31/2015 1:38:51 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 Dec 15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S.stocks closed lower in light volume trade Thursday, the last day of 2015, despite some stabilization in oil prices. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average both ended lower for the year, their worst since 2008. The Nasdaq composite closed up more than 5.5 percent for the year as biotech stocks and major tech names outperformed. The Russell 2000 and Dow transports also had their worst year since 2008. Selling accelerated into the close, with the Dow closing about 180 points lower. The Nasdaq composite fell more than 1 percent as Apple declined nearly 2 percent. The S&P 500...
  • We Are Now Entering The "Discovery" Phase Of Financial Collapse

    12/21/2015 9:36:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 21, 2015 | James H. Kunstler
    Theory du jour: the new Star Wars movie is sucking in whatever meager disposable lucre remains among the economically-flayed mid-to-lower orders of America. In fact, I propose a new index showing an inverse relationship between Star Wars box office receipts and soundness of the financial commonweal. In other words, Star Wars is all that remains of the US economy outside of the obscure workings of Wall Street — and that heretofore magical realm is not looking too rosy either in this season of the Great Rate Hike after puking up 623 points of the DJIA last Thursday and Friday. Here...
  • Smith & Wesson Stock 1/20/2009 -- Present

    12/08/2015 4:59:06 AM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 6 replies
    The Daily Shot ^ | 12/8/2015 | The Daily Shot
  • Anyone know a good conservative business/finance website?

    11/29/2015 10:00:13 AM PST · by con-surf-ative · 31 replies
    Looking for substantive business and financial content.
  • Is The Oil Industry Really Subsidized?

    11/13/2015 9:15:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 13-11-2015 | pond
    sub•si•dy: (s?b′s?-d?) n. pl. sub•si•dies 1. Monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest. 2. Financial assistance given by one person or government to another. The oil and gas industry is suffering through a severe and prolonged slump due to collapsed oil prices resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs worldwide and the destruction of billions, if not trillions, of dollars in shareholder value. Governments in oil-producing jurisdictions, including Alberta, find themselves in severe financial difficulty because cash flow generated by first...
  • Doubters question 'strange' stock market rebound

    11/06/2015 11:05:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Reuters and Yahoo News ^ | 6 Nov 15 | Alistair Smout and Danilo Masoni
    The double-digit stock-market rebound after a bruising summer has put European shares back into positive territory for the year, but sentiment around the central-bank-fueled rally remains fragile. Weak trading volumes, a so-far disappointing earnings season and a focus on reliable dividend payouts rather than blockbuster growth have all contributed to the view that investors are being sucked into a market updraft rather than enthusiastically betting on a cyclical upturn. Even with European shares getting a fresh lift from a weaker euro on Friday - after U.S. data smashed expectations and fueled bets on tighter U.S. rate policy in contrast with...
  • The World's Economic 'Canary In The Coal Mine' Has No Good News To Offer This Month

    11/02/2015 5:22:23 AM PST · by blam · 2 replies
    BI ^ | 11-2-2015 | Sam Ro
    Sam RoNovember 2, 2015The global economy is slowing, and the world's "canary in the coal mine" has confirmed it. South Korean exports plunged 15.8% in October from a year ago. This was the largest decline of the year, and it was notably worse than the 14.5% decline expected by economists. Why Korean exports matter Economists look to Korean exports because they are the world's imports. Major traded goods are as varied as automobiles, petrochemicals, and electronics such as PCs and mobile devices. Because this report is the first monthly set of hard economic numbers — as opposed to soft-sentiment-based reports...
  • "I Woke Up This Morning After Horrible Economic News, First Question Was How Much Are Stocks Up"

    10/16/2015 9:30:26 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-16-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/15/2015 The economic numbers released yesterday can best be described with a reference to wheels falling off the bus. And it wasnt just retail sales and PPI in the U.S. but numbers from around the world, including China. So, of course, when I woke up this morning the obvious first question to ask was, how much are equities up? It remains a reality for trading that the biggest news overnight wasnt the Bank of Korea rate decision nor the continued deterioration of East West relations but an article written by Jon Hilsenrath in the WSJ on the rapidly...
  • PAUL SINGER: Developed Countries Are Hopelessly And Utterly Insolvent

    10/14/2015 11:09:36 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 10-14-2015 | Julia La Roche
    Julia La RocheSeptember Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer, founder of the $27 billion Elliott Management, went off on central-bank monetary policy at a hedge fund conference on Wednesday. Speaking at the inaugural Tel Aviv Sohn Conference, Singer said that since the 2008 financial crisis developed, countries had been propped up by a "cult" of central bankers, according to tweets from Bloomberg TV's Elliott Gotkine. Singer said the balance sheets of developed economies were hopelessly and utterly insolvent once long-term entitlements were added in, according to the tweets.(snip)"Gold is the only real money," Singer told conference attendees, according to Reuters....
  • Heres what Wall Street isnt telling you about this stock market

    09/30/2015 6:38:45 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 30 Sep 15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    Welcome to the worst day of the year for investors, though you wouldnt know it by looking at stock futures this morning. Thank the portfolio window-dressers or bouncy dead cats, but the market looks set to fly. Anyway, that gloomy prognosis for the day fits nicely with the disastrous end to the quarter were headed for, set to finish with 8% to 9% losses for the big U.S. indexes. The quarter has delivered the biggest point declines for the Dow industrials DJIA, +1.41% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.82% since the end of 2008, and the biggest for the...
  • The American Consumer Has Offset The Entirety Of The Economic Fallout From The Global Slowdown

    09/28/2015 1:58:13 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BI ^ | 9-28-2015 | Elena Holodny
    Elena HolodnySeptember 28, 2015The US economy grew at a 3.9% pace in the second quarter. The Bureau of Economic Analysis noted that the rise in the GDP was led by consumer spending on healthcare, food services, and accommodation. But notably, the good news about US consumers comes at a time when the rest of the global economy isn't doing so great. Those concerned about the US economy are inevitably wondering which has the bigger incremental effect on growth: the healthy US economy or the ailing international economy? In a recent note to clients, RBC Capital Markets chief US economist Tom...
  • Investors Very Bearish, & That's Good News - Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

    09/28/2015 4:12:08 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Sept 25, 2015 | Mark Hulbert
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) Bearishness has reached an extreme not seen at least since the top of the Internet bubble in early 2000.Yet this is a bullish omen, according to the inverse logic of contrarian analysis: Extreme levels of bearishness indicate that there is a very robust wall of worry for the market to climb.These at least are the conclusions that emerge upon analyzing the average recommended equity exposure among a subset of Nasdaq-oriented market timers (as measured by the Hulbert Nasdaq Newsletter Sentiment Index, or HNNSI). Since the Nasdaq responds especially quickly to changes in investor mood,...
  • The Financial Wisdom Of Yogi Berra

    09/25/2015 4:35:16 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 24, 2015 | Ken Kamen
    1. When you come to the fork in the road, take it. Financial concept: Diversify. No one path leads to investment success. 2. Its like dj vu all over again. Financial concept: Expect volatility. Market gyrations are nothing new; dont let them freak you out. 3. I knew the record would stand until it was broken. Financial concept: Ignore hyperbolic headlines. Things are never as good or as bad as todays headlines suggest. 4. We made too many wrong mistakes. Financial concept: Stop doing what hasnt worked. Investing is about homework and discipline, not hot tips and hunches. 5. Its...
  • The Great Deflation Will Destroy All Bubbles These Too

    09/23/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TMO ^ | 9-23-2015 | Harry Dent
    Harry_DentSeptember 23, 2015 Its not enough that jobs are less stable, or that the ones were adding are increasingly more part-time Its not enough that rapidly growing student loan costs are plaguing more young echo boomers and millennials Its not enough that the high costs of education are increasing the inequality gap and making upward mobility impossible Or that, even after the last crash, housing is still expensive and loans are harder to get Today, the young generation ALSO has to deal with runaway childcare costs. Its no wonder many of them arent having kids! But I believe much of...
  • The Market Just Completed An Epic Round-Trip

    09/23/2015 6:06:59 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    BI ^ | 9-23-2015 | Akin Oyedele and Sam Ro
    Akin Oyedele and Sam RoSeotember 23, 2015 US stock futures got crushed overnight after some ugly economic data out of China. But they have since recovered those losses and then some. Dow futures are up by around 30 points, which is around 200 points better than the night's lows. US stocks closed lower on Tuesday, with the Dow dropping 179 points, or 1%. Since Tuesday's US market close, we got a slew of economic data that painted a mixed picture of the world economy. * China's manufacturing slump is intensifying. The preliminary Caixin-Markit flash purchasing manufacturer's index (PMI) fell to...
  • Markets Are Getting Slammed

    09/22/2015 6:40:41 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    BI ^ | 9-22-2015 | Sam Ro and Myles Udland
    Sam Ro and Myles UdlandSeptember 22, 2015 Markets around the world are getting slammed. Dow futures are down as much as 240, S&P futures are down 30, and Nasdaq futures are down 80. This brings losses for each of the major US indexes to more than 1.4%. In Europe, Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40, and Spain's IBEX are all down by more than 2%. The biggest news for the second day in a row is Volkswagen, which is slowly rolling out information regarding software designed to give its diesel cars false emissions data. On Tuesday, the company said...
  • Markets Are Selling Off In Asia

    09/20/2015 11:10:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 12-21-2015 | Nichola Saminather
    Nichola SaminatherSeptember 21, 2015SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares followed Wall Street lower on Monday after the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at record lows raised fresh concerns about growth globally, particularly in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1 percent, with Australia down 2.3 percent and South Korea off 1.4 percent. Japan was closed for a long holiday. U.S. shares dropped more than 1.3 percent on Friday, after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday that the global economic outlook appeared less certain. "The monetary-policy-watcher world has now turned decidedly bearish after last Fridays...
  • Stocks Are Getting Slammed (After Fed Does Nothing)

    09/18/2015 4:53:40 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    BI ^ | 9-18-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 18,2015 Good morning! It's the morning after the Fed's big meeting where they decided to keep interest rates pegged near 0%, and after a wild swing on Thursday that saw stocks ultimately end the day lower, futures on Friday morning were pointing to a lower open to close the week. Near 7:00 am ET on Friday, Dow futures were off about 175 points, S&P 500 futures were off 20, and Nasdaq futures were down 45. Each of these declines were about 1%. FinViz And while stocks were sliding, bonds were rallying as the yield on 2-year note, which...
  • Don't Get Comfortable! (Stock Markets)

    09/12/2015 8:04:02 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    BI ^ | 9-12-2015 | Henry Blodgett
    Henry BlodgetSeptember 12, 2015 After some gut-wrenching volatility in August, global markets have settled down in the past couple of weeks. They have also rebounded nicely off the August lows. As markets have calmed, the debate about whether we're in the early stages of a full-on crash has quieted. But don't get too comfortable. This is still an open question. At times like these, it's helpful to get a historical perspective. And what you find when you do that is that no one who is concerned about a crash should take comfort in the market's recent stabilization. Why? Because market...
  • Indexes Mark Follow-Through Rally As Nasdaq Leads [Confirmed Rally, THANK THE FR!]

    09/09/2015 3:51:15 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/08/2015 | JUAN CARLOS ARANCIBIA
    Stocks rose sharply Tuesday, triggering a bullish signal for the market. The Nasdaq surged 2.7% and the S&P 500 2.5%. Even for the volatile market lately, those were sizable jumps. Volume rose. The combination of big price gains and higher volume resulted in a follow-through signal a confirmation of the rally that began with the dramatic Aug. 24 index lows. The rally changed IBD's ... The Big Picture is a subscriber feature. Take a free trial now to get instant access.
  • Markets Are Ripping Higher, Dow Futures Are Up 300

    09/08/2015 5:13:31 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 9-8-2015 | Sam Ro
    Sam RoSeptember 8, 2015US stock market futures are ripping higher after the three-day holiday weekend. Dow futures are up 300 points, S&P 500 futures are up 37 points, and Nasdaq futures are up 79 points. This makes up for all of what the markets lost on Friday. There isn't any obvious single headline to explain Tuesday's move. But here are a few big headlines that certainly showed up on some traders' radars: (snip)
  • China Is Falling Into A Vicious Circle As It Burns Through Cash Reserves Faster Than Ever Before

    09/07/2015 6:19:50 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 9-7-2015 | Ben Moshinsky
    Ben MoshinskySeptember 7,2025China is spending billions propping up its struggling currency and as a result its foreign currency reserves fell by a record amount last month. China spent $93.9 billion in August, reducing its cash pile to $3.56 trillion. This is almost double the drop in July, when $50 billion was spent. The People's Bank of China is spending all this cash on propping up its currency, the yuan, which has been suffering since China devalued it against the dollar. China's central bank is selling the dollars it holds and buying yuan in a bid to boost the price by...
  • Make No Mistake The Market Might Still Be Crashing

    09/06/2015 10:27:16 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 9-6-2015 | Elena Holodny
    Elena HolodnySeptember 6, 2015 The stock markets continue to get whipsawed. Stocks plunged on Monday and Tuesday, bounced back on Wednesday, burbled along on Thursday, and then got slammed on Friday after the jobs report. All the major US indices closed down about 3% for the week. This action follows the previous week's wild ride when stocks started deep in the red; the Dow plummeted 1,089 points (before recovering), and, somehow, ultimately both the S&P and Dow closed 0.6% and 0.8% higher for the week, respectively. People who are invested in the stock market might not want to hear this,...
  • Second Largest US Pension Fund To Sell 12% Of Stocks Holdings In Advance Of "Another Downturn"

    09/05/2015 8:03:02 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/02/2015 17:49 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    While many continue to debate if what with every passing day increasingly looks like a global recession, one from which the US will not decouple no matter how many "virtual portfolio" asset managers claim the contrary, there are those who without much fanfare are already taking proactive steps to avoid the kind of fallout that the markets have hinted in the past month of trading, is inevitable. Some such as Calstrs: the nation's second largest pension fund with $191 billion in assets (smaller only than Calpers), which as the WSJ reports is "considering a significant shift away from some stocks...
  • Bob Shiller Fears "Substantial Decline" Sees Dow 'Fair Value' Around 11,000

    09/03/2015 10:27:42 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-3-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 09/03/2015"This is a dangerous time," warns Nobel laureate Bob Schiller as he warns of the false signal that typical P/E ratios are misleading and in fact his CAPE ratio (looking through the cycle) implies "fair value" for The Dow should trade around 11,000 and around 1300 for the S&P 500. "There is a risk of a substantial decline," he adds, warning that the recent rebound "maybe someone's good will effort to stabilize the market," and in fact the market's valuation is high now and people are over-exposed. Schiller unleashes some inconvenient truths on CNBC...(snip)
  • Gartman Does it Again: Stocks Set To Surge As Newsletter Bulls Hit 6 Year Low

    09/02/2015 7:05:25 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-2-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 09/02/2015 If there is one thing more or less guaranteed to create a bullish scenario for stocks, it is the sudden flip-flop of world-renowned newsletter writer Dennis Gartman once again to a short-of-stocks position. Worse still, his fellow newsletter writers, according to AAII, have not been this 'unbullish' since the trough in March 2009. Of course, what many are missing this morning isd 120 points of The Dow's gains are due to the panic-intervention by The BoJ at last night's Japan open...Gartman: "Full-fledged bear market"... Long of tanker stocks, derivatives-hedged to a short overall equity position...(snip)
  • Futures Are Rallying After An Ugly Start To The Month

    09/02/2015 5:38:17 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    BI ^ | 9-2-2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin OyedeleSeptember 2, 2015US stocks are rebounding after a very ugly start to the month. Near 7:50 a.m. ET, Dow futures were up 109 points, S&P 500 futures were up 12 points, and Nasdaq futures were up about 28 points. Stocks had the worst start to September in 13 years, and this is historically the weakest month of the year for US equities. On Tuesday, the three major indexes fell nearly 3%, and the S&P 500 dropped back into correction, defined as a 10% decline from recent highs. Experts pointed, again, to concerns that the world economy is slowing down...
  • Chinese Stocks Just Staged A Dramatic U-turn

    09/02/2015 3:22:03 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 9-2-2015 | David Scutt, Business Insider Australia
    David ScuttSeptember 2, 2015In what was another wild session, Chinese stocks finished the trading week mixed, disappointing those who had been expecting a mammoth market rally before the nation breaks for a two-day holiday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The benchmark Shanghai Composite index finished the day at 3155.04 points, a decrease of 0.37%. Earlier in the session the index was down more than 4% before staging a miraculous late rally into the close, yet again. The 5-minute chart below tells the story. SSEC Sept 2Investing.com All sectors bar financials and utilities closed...
  • Volatile Dow sheds nearly 500 points - Economic indicators suggest 'more to come'

    09/01/2015 9:39:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average resumed posting losses in the hundreds of points, dropping briefly in late afternoon trading under the threshold 16,000 level. The Dow closed at 16,058.35, having rebounded from market lows, but still 469.68 points down. Canada announced Tuesday the Canadian economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the second quarter, following a 0.8 percent decline in the first three months of the year, qualifying as a recession. Meanwhile, Chinas official manufacturing purchasing-managers index fell to 49.7 in August from 50 in July, marking its lowest level since August...
  • Statistician: Data proves biblical financial collapse - 'In September, we can expect something....

    09/01/2015 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Get ready because the best of times are over and the worst of times may have just begun. That is the assessment of an Israeli mathematician who has studied the biblical Shemitah cycle as it applies to the financial markets. Thomas Pound is an educator and mathematician who applies his statistical wizardry to the markets. The Dow fell another 468 points, or 3 percent, Tuesday, providing fresh evidence for investors the sell-off which began in August was no mirage. It is likely to continue in September. Only eight more trading days remain until the dreaded Elul 29, which...
  • STOCKS GET CRUSHED (-470): Here's What You Need To Know

    09/01/2015 1:07:17 PM PDT · by blam · 82 replies
    BI ^ | 9-1-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 1, 2015It was an ugly day for the markets, as each of the major US indexes dropped nearly 3% to start September, which is traditionally the weakest month of the year for the stock market. Oil got slammed on Tuesday, falling 8% with West Texas Intermdiate crude prices falling back near $45 a barrel after a 30% run-up in just 3 days saw WTI erase most all of its August losses. Stocks started the day deep in the red and the selling pressure hardly relented at all into the closing, sending stocks out on their lows for the...
  • SEPTEMBER STOCKS START SOUR DOW -470

    09/01/2015 1:02:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1 Sep 15 | Matt Drudge
    http://drudgereport.com/ Here we go again......
  • Dow falls 300 points on more China fears

    09/01/2015 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/1/2015 | Paul R. LaMonica
    Here we go again. Stocks took another nosedive in early trading Tuesday following more fears about a slowdown in China's economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 300 points, or about 2%, and is 12% below the all-time high it set in May. The S&P 500 also fell 2% and is once again close to entering a so-called correction. It's down almost 10% from the record that it hit in May. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell more than 1.8% as well and is 10% below its July peak. The Nasdaq also lost its gains for the year Tuesday and is now...