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  • Dow, Nasdaq: Worst month in two years

    05/31/2012 2:10:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 5/31/2012 | Hibah Yousuf
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks finished in the red Thursday, ending a wretched month on a weak note. "May is always a difficult month for the market, and this month has lived up to that reputation," said Fred Dickson, chief market strategist at D.A. Davidson, noting that the market has suffered declines in May for three out of the last four years. This month's weakness was by sparked escalating concerns about the eurozone debt crisis, with Spain and Greece keeping contagion worries front and center, as well as fears about a slowing U.S. economy. CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index,...
  • The Bulls Aren't Laughing Anymore, The Stock Market Will Collapse And All Hope Will Be Lost

    05/31/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-31-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    The Bulls Aren't Laughing Anymore, The Stock Market Will Collapse And All Hope Will Be Lost Joe Weisenthal May 31, 2012, 5:54 AM In his latest note, SocGen's famously bearish Albert Edwards looks around at interest rates falling all over the place and Europe in chaos, and gives himself a good chest-beating, while mocking the equity bulls for yapping about how cheap stocks are. He's clearly feeling pretty good about the way things are turning out, writing: "For 15 years we were told the West is nothing like Japan. We agree. It is worse! " The whole thing is really...
  • Dead Presidents Stay Dead (Recession)

    05/30/2012 2:19:13 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 5-30-2011 | Bill Bonner
    Dead Presidents Stay DeadMay 30, 2012 By Bill Bonner Baltimore, Maryland – Yesterday, we promised to tell you more about our L-shaped non-recovery. It’s already lasted 5 years since subprime cracked up… It could last another 5…10…20…or even 100 years. Okay, 100 is probably an exaggeration, but who knows? “An About-Face for Investors,” says The Wall Street Journal. As predicted in this space, the “Facebook debacle turns high hopes into potentially mood-souring skepticism.” “Retreat from the stock market continues,” reports The New York Times: “I’m just extremely skeptical about the ability of a retail purchaser to be able to play...
  • Richard Russell: Stay In Cash, Something, Something 'BIG' Is Heading Our Way

    05/24/2012 6:20:58 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-24-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Richard Russell: Stay In Cash, Something, Something 'BIG' Is Heading Our Way Joe Weisenthal May 24, 2012, 6:34 AM Bearish newsletter guy Richard Russell finds the market action to be very strange and ominous. As of today's closing, Dow down 14 out of 16 sessions! This is one you can tell your kids about. And still no collapse in breadth, and still no crash. The only thing I can make out of it is that a lot of people are "standing their ground". Maybe it's just the Dow that is dying, and the rest of the market is OK. But...
  • World markets tumble on Greece, China anxiety (DJIA down 168)

    05/23/2012 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 5/23/2012 | Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- World markets plunged Wednesday on renewed anxiety over Greece and signs that the Chinese economy is losing steam. European leaders are gathering in Brussels for an informal dinner Wednesday amid new threats to the troubled euro currency union. The leaders are expected to discuss ways to boost economic growth and create jobs. This is the first summit for newly elected French President Francois Hollande, who campaigned on a shift away from austerity cuts in favor of more growth-orientated policies. BNP Paribas analyst Luigi Speranza said the so-called "growth pact" will focus on infrastructure projects and improved...
  • Facebook Is Tanking Again

    05/22/2012 5:48:59 AM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-22-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Facebook Is Tanking Again Joe Weisenthal May 22, 2012 Down over 3% pre-market! Yahoo Finance
  • The Hang Seng index is cratering

    05/17/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    the markets ^ | 5/17/12 | Yahoo finance
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  • FLECKENSTEIN: Nothing Will Change Until Change Is Forced Upon Us By A Crisis

    05/14/2012 3:09:18 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-14-2012 | Ben Duronio
    FLECKENSTEIN: Nothing Will Change Until Change Is Forced Upon Us By A Crisis Ben Duronio May 14, 2012, 4:54 PM In an article for MSNBC, Bill Fleckenstein says it is time for investors to face the truth. Where our current path is taking us has been predictable for quite some time, and I think that continues to be the case. Unfortunately, we have elected officials who are completely incompetent, if not criminal, and the Fed is even worse. None of that is going to change until change is forced upon us (i.e., them) by a crisis. So while events seem...
  • Things In The Market Are Getting Worse

    05/14/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-14-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Things In The Market Are Getting Worse Joe Weisenthal May 14, 2012 Things are still getting worse. The Dow is off 137. Greece is off 5%. Spain is down 2.9%. Italy (shown here) is off 3.4%.
  • Why You Can't Ignore The Fiscal Cliff (The Hit Is Coming)

    05/11/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-11-2012 | Comstock Partners
    Why You Can't Ignore The Fiscal Cliff Comstock Partners May 11, 2012, 2:11 PM In addition to the economic slowdown, the continued housing crisis, the endless turmoil in Europe and the deceleration in China and India, we are moving closer to the period where the so-called 'fiscal cliff' will become more of a threat to the market. The fiscal cliff refers to the near-simultaneous January 2013 expiration of the Bush tax cuts, the payroll tax cuts, emergency unemployment benefits and the sequester established in last summer's debt limit agreement. Various estimates have indicated that the hit to GDP could be...
  • Three Cheers for Oil Speculators! (These folks are really the benefactors of humanity)

    05/02/2012 6:57:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2012 | Howard Becker
    Oil speculators are benefactors of humanity. We should be very grateful to all of them. Next time you see an oil speculator, thank him for what he is doing. Most Americans would strongly disagree with me. But they are wrong -- not morally wrong, but factually wrong. One of the consequences of the recent increase in the price of gasoline has been the demonization of oil speculators. Politicians, journalists, talking heads, bloggers, and agitators have been denouncing speculators and proclaiming that the general public has been harmed by their speculating. Most of the anti-speculator rhetoric has been civil. But some...
  • 22 Red Flags That Indicate That Very Serious Doom Is Coming For Global Financial Markets

    04/29/2012 7:42:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 04/27/2012 | Michael Snyder
    If you enjoy watching financial doom, then you are quite likely to really enjoy the rest of 2012. Right now, red flags are popping up all over the place. Corporate insiders are selling off stock like there is no tomorrow, major economies all over Europe continue to implode, the IMF is warning that the eurozone could actually break up and there are signs of trouble at major banks all over the planet. Unfortunately, it looks like the period of relative stability that global financial markets have been enjoying is about to come to an end. A whole host of...
  • The Market Is In For A Rude Awakening

    04/27/2012 3:56:59 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Comstock Partners ^ | 4-27-2012 | Comstock Partners
    The Market Is In For A Rude Awakening Comstock Partners April 27, 2012, 4:12 AM The overwhelming weight of the evidence over the past four to six weeks is that economic growth has peaked and is now slowing down. In that period we have seen either disappointing results or actual declines in the following important economic indicators: core durable goods orders, the Chicago Fed National Activities Index, initial weekly unemployment claims, new home sales, existing home sales, payroll employment, the NFIB Small Business Index, construction spending, the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, personal income, the Kansas City Fed Index, the Philadelphia Fed...
  • The Pain In Spain

    04/15/2012 6:31:24 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Advisor Perspectives ^ | 4-15-2012 | Doug Short
    The Pain In Spain By Doug Short April 15, 2012 Since posting my routine weekend update on world market indexes, I've received a couple of requests to include Spain's benchmark index, the IBEX 35, in the series. The eight indexes I include in that update make my illustrations about as cluttered as I can deal with. But the requests triggered my own curiosity about the Spanish index. My solution was to create an overlay of the S&P 500 and the IBEX since 2007. Both indexes peaked in late 2007, about a month apart. So I've charted the percent off their...
  • The Market's Best Indicator Continues To Work Perfectly

    04/14/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-14-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    The Market's Best Indicator Continues To Work Perfectly Joe Weisenthal April 14, 2012, 7:24 AM This is a chart we've written a ton about over the years. The blue line is the S&P 500. The red line is the inverse of initial jobless claims. For over 5 years, they've moved in virtual lockstep, and they're doing it again. Lately the improvement on initial jobless claims has stalled out, and the rally in the S&P 500 has stalled out. It alone is a good reason to think that fundamentals, not central banks, are what's driving this market.

    04/11/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-11-2012 | Mamta Badkar
    GARY SHILLING: PROFITS WILL PLUMMET AND STOCKS WILL PLUNGE 43% Mamta Badkar April 11, 2012The S&P 500 just broke a five-day losing streak today, but the index is still down from its highs. Market bear Gary Shilling was on Bloomberg TV today saying that with a hard landing in China and a strong dollar, he expects the operating earnings of S&P 500 companies to drop to $80 this year.He said this would almost guarantee a major bear market with a PE ratio low of about 10, which this implies that the S&P 500 index should be around 800 - a...
  • The fear trade: Dow sinks 200 points

    04/10/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 4/10/2012 | Maureen Farrell
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The fear trade picked up steam Tuesday, as investors grew increasingly worried about Europe's fiscal health, as borrowing costs in Spain and Italy spiked. All three major indexes were down more that 1.5% by mid-afternoon, as rattled investors bailed out. "People are starting to get very concerned about the macro picture of both sovereign debt and China's slowing growth," said Sam Ginzburg, head of trading at First NY. "We're starting to get very worried about going back to a recession." The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) tumbled nearly 210 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 (SPX)...
  • JPMorgan's Tom Lee: One Thing Puzzles Me About This Stock Market Rally

    04/01/2012 10:49:30 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-2-2012 | Sam Ro
    JPMorgan's Tom Lee: One Thing Puzzles Me About This Stock Market Rally Sam Ro April 1, 2012, 9:44 PM No one has made any money on it! JP Morgan's Tom Lee spoke with Bloomberg's Carol Massar on Friday after the S&P 500 booked its best quarter in 14 years. "Something that's been puzzling about this rally that started in March '09 is that the public hasn't really participated," said Lee. "They pulled $300 billion out of the equity markets over the last three years. And trading volumes have been low, which means the institutions haven't really been participating in this...
  • RUSSELL: A Massive Stock Market Collapse Will Wipe Out 60 Years Of Inflation And Leveraging

    03/30/2012 10:10:51 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-30-2012 | Sam Ro
    RICHARD RUSSELL: A Massive Stock Market Collapse Will Wipe Out 60 Years Of Inflation And Leveraging Sam Ro Mar. 30, 2012, 8:23 PM Richard Russell, writer of the Dow Theory Letters, is just looking for the right time to buy stocks. But that time isn't now. And until that time comes, Russell will be keeping his wealth in gold. He writes in King World News: What I want to illustrate is that great fortunes are made at super-bear market lows. But you must have the money at the lows. Which is why gold is so singular and valuable. If you...
  • Amputate or Die

    03/18/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 134 replies ^ | 17 June 2010 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    It was a sobering dinner party last night... Hosted by a London billionaire in his exquisite home...but the conversation between the ten of us was stone-cold serious... "You know what my biggest fear is?" our host asked. "It's not really Obama, for what he's done is to accelerate what the liberals have been slowly doing for decades -- so quickly that their socialism is obvious to everyone. Which means the solution is obvious to everyone. My biggest fear is that voters will give Republicans the power to repair America on November 2nd -- and the Republicans won't have the courage...