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  • S&P 500 Hits Record High On Stronger-Than-Expected Earnings

    07/25/2017 7:57:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/25/17
    Caterpillar and McDonald's posted bottom line results that topped estimates, sending its shares higher. This is the busiest week of the earnings season, with approximately 180 S&P 500 components scheduled to report. Wall Street also set its sights on the Federal Reserve, as the central bank kicked off a two-day monetary policy meeting The S&P 500 hit a record high shortly after the open, with financials and energy rising more than 1 percent to lead advancers. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 77 points, with Caterpillar and McDonald's contributing the most gains. The Nasdaq composite lagged, trading 0.1 percent lower...
  • It’s going to end ‘extremely badly,’ with stocks set to plummet 40% or more {TR}

    06/25/2017 6:11:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 Jun 17 | Stephanie Landsman
    If the man often hailed as the original "Dr. Doom" is right, the stock market could see another "lurch" higher — at which point investors may want to cash out quickly and run for cover. Marc Faber, the editor of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report' and a perennial bear, isn't backing down from his latest dire prediction that would send stocks plummeting by 40 percent or more. A drop of that size could take the S&P 500 Index down from Friday's closing price of 2,438 to 1,463. He used the meteoric rise of FANG stocks, which reflects Facebook, Apple,...
  • Market Volatility Has Vanished Around the World

    06/19/2017 7:34:06 PM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies
    As Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ nears all-time lows, one commonly used measure shows Asian equities near their least volatile this century. The calm that has descended on U.S. financial markets is stretching around the world. Based on one commonly used measure, Asian equities are near their least volatile this century—a byproduct of improving corporate earnings, stabilizing economic growth and the diminishing impact of geopolitical events on markets. In the U.S., Wall Street’s “fear gauge” is near all-time lows, and in Europe, volatility has also largely subsided.
  • US STOCKS-Wall St hits record highs on strong technology, health stocks

    06/19/2017 1:55:56 PM PDT · by John W · 13 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Sinead Carew
    NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow hitting record highs with growth sectors such as technology in favor again as investors appeared to regain confidence in the economy after upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials.'s Friday announcement that it would buy Whole Foods and an upbeat tone from Federal Reserve speakers seemed to help reassure investors after the U.S. central bank's rate hike last week, according to J. Bryant Evans, portfolio manager at Cozad Asset Management, in Champaign, Illinois. "It looks like a bet that interest rates, such...
  • JIM ROGERS: The worst crash in our lifetime is coming

    06/09/2017 6:22:34 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 144 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8 Jun 17 | Jacqui Frank and Kara Chin
    Legendary investor Jim Rogers sat down with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget on this week's episode of The Bottom Line. Rogers predicts a market crash in the next few years. One that he says will rival anything he has seen in his lifetime. Following is a transcript of the video. Blodget: One of the things I’ve always admired about you as an investor is that you don’t talk about what should be. You figure out what is going to be and then, you do that. So what is going to be with respect to the stock market? What’s going to...
  • Comey’s statement before the Senate Intel Cmte tomorrow has been posted

    06/07/2017 11:00:15 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 174 replies
    Senate Intelligence Committee ^ | 06/07/2017 | James Comey
    Full pdf of his prepared remarks is here:
  • Stock Market Hits All Time High

    06/01/2017 10:30:17 AM PDT · by LS · 45 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | 6/1/2017 | LS
    The Dow just crossed 21,132, vs. 21,115 in March. Jobs report is excellent---more than a quarter of a million new jobs in the month. Economic confidence higher than any time since 2001. I'm hearing that the AT Fed will revise UPWARD the 1st quarter numbers and that over 3% GDP this year a real possibility.
  • U.S. Companies Strike an Earnings Gusher

    05/07/2017 11:17:03 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 7, 2017 | Steven Russolillo
    Earnings season has offered plenty of reasons for investors to be optimistic. Even more good news is on the way. With over 80% of S&P 500 companies having posted quarterly results, the profit engines at the biggest U.S. public companies are humming along. In an environment of elevated valuations, strong earnings growth helps justify record highs for stocks and suggests the bull market still has legs. First-quarter earnings are on pace to increase 13.5% from the same period a year earlier, according to FactSet. That would be the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth and the quickest pace since the...
  • Inside the Bubble

    05/07/2017 6:14:21 AM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 8 replies
    Financial Sense Newshour ^ | May 6, 2017 | James Puplava
    What is the biggest bubble of our day? In today’s Big Picture podcast, Jim Puplava explains how stock prices are being driven to record valuations as investors herd into index ETFs. This is a self-feeding frenzy, he states, where fundamental analysis doesn’t apply. Next, he discusses “Oil: The Coming Age of Volatility,” looking at the recent drop and why we are moving into an era of boom and bust. MP3 Audio Link Here
  • This is why trying to predict stock-market tops is an exercise in futility

    05/07/2017 5:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 05/07/2017 | Sue Chang
    Trying to foretell when the stock market is reaching its peak may be a fool’s errand. Even the most respected and famed investors and market pundits can’t claim to know when it’s time to get out—or for that matter into—the market, no matter how savvy they may be on investing. That is because no matter the fundamentals and trends, stocks SPX, +0.41% can never quite free themselves from human emotions, according to Ben Carlson, director of institutional asset management at Ritholtz Wealth Management. “There’s no formula for forecasting market tops because you’re really trying to predict human behavior, which can’t...
  • Best finance site on web??

    05/04/2017 7:08:13 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 20 replies
    Any ideas on who has the best finance/portfolio site...Yahoo Finance has improved theirs again, now virtually unusable...
  • What Happened to the Stock Market Crash Experts Were Predicting

    04/28/2017 5:02:25 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 4-28-2017 | Sol_Palha
    "Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it." ~ Sam Rayburn One jackass (oops we mean expert) after another, has been predicting that this market is ready to crash. The problem is that these brain surgeons have been making this argument for so long it almost sounds like the definition of insanity. Insanity boils down to doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a new outcome. These predictions are so off the mark that they make a broken clock look fantastic which happens to be right once or twice...
  • Have We Just Reached Peak Stock Market Absurdity?

    04/27/2017 8:09:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 26 April 2017 | Michael Snyder
    Have you ever wondered how tech companies that have been losing hundreds of millions of dollars year after year can somehow be worth billions of dollars according to the stock market? Because I run a website called “The Economic Collapse“, there are naysayers out there that take glee in mocking me by pointing out how well the stock market has been doing. This week, the Dow is flirting with 21,000 and the Nasdaq crossed the 6,000 threshold for the first time ever. But a lot of the “soaring stocks” that have been fueling this rally have been losing giant mountains...
  • A big chunk of the Dow’s gains have come from earnings

    04/25/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by John W · 8 replies ^ | April 25, 2017 | Tomi Kilgore
    Investors can thank earnings, as much as they can anything else, for the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s rally over the last couple of weeks. The surge this week in the Dow DJIA, +1.20% which is on track Tuesday to post the first back-to-back 200+-point gains since the two days following the U.S. election, is being attributed by many to the reduced risk of euro dissolution in the wake of French election results and hopes for corporate tax cuts and a budget deal. But there is a lot more to it than that. Since April 13, when J.P. Morgan Chase &...
  • Nasdaq breaches 6,000 mark for first time ever

    04/25/2017 7:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/25/2017 | By Yashaswini Swamynathan
    The Nasdaq breached the 6,000 mark for the first time ever on Tuesday, spurred by a raft of strong corporate earnings and President Donald Trump's promise of a major tax reform plan. The tech-heavy Nasdaq rose as much as 0.4 percent to hit a record level of 6,007.72 helped by gains in Biogen (BIIB.O) and Apple (AAPL.O). The index first breached the 5,000 mark on March 7, 2000 and closed above that level two days later during the height of the tech boom. Biogen's shares jumped more than 4 percent after the biotech company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue...
  • Prognostication: Here It Comes

    04/17/2017 8:06:15 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 34 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | April 17, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Prognostication: Here It Comes I claim no special power here, nor any inside information. This is simply arithmetic coupled with logic. I'll give you a "decision tree" sort of format with the critical points outlined. Note that if you're going to mitigate any of what I see coming around the bend you need to do it right damn now, not wait. By the time you get to those critical points it's too late. For many people it's already too late, but if you're not in that batch then you need to make your lifestyle changes today. I am operating on...
  • A Bull Market with Momentum Starts this Wednesday?

    04/22/2017 7:14:35 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 13 replies
    opinion | 04-22-2017 | ShivaFan
    President Trump told The Associated Press on Friday that he intends to release a tax reform plan next week that includes a "massive tax cut" for businesses and individuals. This is what I have been waiting for and have been building my portfolio since December on this hope. I was very concerned when the "Freedom" Caucus damaged the momentum by not accepting reality and being hardliners who could not wait to stage in the required changes needed in the name of what Americans have their hopes in - jobs and the economy. My position is the DOW already "priced in"...
  • The Trump Stock Boom: Real or Just An Illusion?

    04/24/2017 6:55:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    RCM ^ | 04/24/2017 | Robert Samuelson
    The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing. It’s called the Trump Rally or Trump Trade. By whatever name, it has been impressive. On Election Day, Nov. 8, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,332.74, not much different from a year earlier. By March 1, the Dow hit 21,115.55, a...
  • What Tesla’s “Inexplicable” “Ponzi Scheme” Valuation Says about the Stock Market

    04/12/2017 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 11 April 2017 | Wolf Richter
    In fact, it’s not “inexplicable” at all. ___ Tesla shares rose to $313.38 this morning, giving the company a market capitalization of about $51 billion, surpassing GM for a moment as the most valuable American automaker. This left some industry insiders wondering about tulip bulbs. “It’s either one of the great Ponzi schemes of all time, or it’s all going to work out,” mused Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, the largest dealer group in the US. He was speaking at a conference hosted by the National Automobile Dealers Association and J.D. Power. “It’s totally inexplicable, as far as its valuation,”...
  • Will the Air Strike in Syria Lead to Uncertainty in the Markets?

    04/08/2017 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 7, 2017 | Dan Celia
    On August 20, 2012, then-President Barack Obama drew a line in the sand for Syria. And after that line was drawn, Syria stepped over it by using chemical weapons. President Obama did nothing—holding fast to his ideology of strength through weakness. This was just one of many ideological positions that helped President Donald Trump win the presidency, and today, we are witnessing bipartisan support for President Trump, who thankfully did not simply draw a line in the sand and reprimand Bashar al-Assad. Some on Wall Street are indicating this move could mean uncertainty for the markets. And we all know,...