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  • Robert J. Samuelson: Are We Ready For Financial Crisis 2.0?

    10/18/2016 4:40:48 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 34 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Oct. 17, 2016 | ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
    While everyone fixates on the U.S. election, developments in the world economy threaten to create problems for the next president and, possibly, trigger a major financial crisis. A little-noticed study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delivers the bad news. It finds that global debt -- including the debts of governments, households and non-financial businesses -- reached a record $152 trillion in 2015, an amount much higher than before the 2008-09 financial crisis. What's worrisome about this is that the global economic recovery has assumed widespread "deleveraging" -- the repayment of debt by businesses and households. Initially, the theory went,...
  • Bank of America has a recession warning that's downright 'scary' (Wall St & MSM pivot on Hillary)

    10/10/2016 12:56:12 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 57 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/09/2016 | Stephanie Landsman
    <p>Bank of America has a recession warning that's downright 'scary'</p> <p>There's a chilling trend in the market, and it could wreak havoc on your portfolio, a top market watcher said.</p> <p>"We are seven years into a full-fledged, all out, central bankers doing everything they can to stimulate demand," Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's head of U.S. equity and quantitative strategy Savita Subramanian recently warned on CNBC's " Fast Money ."</p>
  • Fed Meetings Just Got a Lot more interesting

    10/11/2016 1:15:09 PM PDT · by CruiseMates · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-11-16 | Jeff Cox
    The last time the Fed hiked was in December of last year. Even though it was well-telegraphed, it still led to two months of heightened market volatility that saw the S&P 500 tumble 13 percent before recovering. If the minutes reveal a divided Fed that might try to accelerate the course of rate hikes in the year ahead, that likely would move markets.
  • Investors Are Finally Getting With The Fed's Program — Are You?

    10/12/2016 3:23:35 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Financial markets are beginning to believe the Federal Reserve. That's the simplest explanation for the tumble that major stock indexes took on Tuesday, which saw the 10-year Treasury yield rise to a four-month high and the U.S. dollar index hit its highest level in seven months. While the U.S. central bank's key overnight lending rate is barely above zero and policymakers have repeatedly reined in their intentions for further hikes, markets have taken each Fed pronouncement with a grain of salt. Whether investors doubted the Fed's resolve or its economic forecast, markets have been pricing in an even lower-rate future...
  • Stocks fall as financials slide more than 1.5%; Fed, China fears weigh

    10/13/2016 9:42:44 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/13/2016 | Fred Imbert
    The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 150 points before holding about 115 points lower, with Goldman Sachs contributing the most losses. The index briefly broke below the 18,000 mark and hit its lowest level since July 7. The S&P 500 fell 0.6 percent after sliding more than 1 percent earlier in the session, with financials shedding more than 1.5 percent to lead decliners. The Nasdaq composite underperformed, falling 0.8 percent. At session lows, the three major indexes traded more than 1 percent lower at session lows.
  • 82% to 86% Correct predictor of who will POTUS...

    10/02/2016 6:53:34 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 21 replies
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  • PANIC As Margin Calls Begin: Deutsche Bank Has Financial System On The Cusp Of Collapse

    09/29/2016 4:35:35 PM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 99 replies
    Silver ^ | 09/29/2016 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    DB stock is now in a full panic sell-off as I write this. It just hit another new all-time NYSE low on by the heaviest volume ever in the stock since its 2001 NYSE listing. It’s currently down almost 10%. No doubt the Central Banks will try to bounce it.
  • Pressure is building for Germany to show it's ready to rescue Deutsche Bank

    09/29/2016 3:56:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Jef Cox
    German officials could be about to find themselves in an uncomfortable position: Being called on to show they're ready to rescue a bank in a part of the world where such operations are considered taboo. Deutsche Bank came under intensified market fire Thursday, the latest salvo being a Bloomberg report that a small number of hedge funds are trimming their sails at the German bank. In a broad perspective, the move would represent a minor dent in Deutsche's derivatives clearing business. Barry Bausano, chairman of Deutsche's hedge fund business, told CNBC on Thursday that while there have been some outflows,...
  • Dow sheds 200 points as bank stocks fall sharply ( Markets unhappy with Machado porn queen story)

    09/29/2016 11:08:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/29/2016 | Fred Imbert
    Full title: Dow sheds 200 points as bank stocks fall sharply; Deutsche Bank tumbles 8% U.S. stocks traded sharply lower on Thursday after banking stocks fell sharply. The three major indexes hit session lows shortly after Bloomberg reported that approximately 10 hedge funds were reducing their exposure to embattled European bank Deutsche Bank. Deutsche shares fell 8 percent in afternoon trade.
  • Debate Drags Markets Down

    09/27/2016 3:26:22 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Barchart ^ | September 27, 2016 | Nick Mastrandrea
    Good Morning Traders, As of this writing 4:30 AM EST, here’s what we see:US Dollar: Dec. USD is Up at 95.225.Energies: November Crude is Down at 45.57.Financials: The Dec 30 year bond is Up 2 ticks and trading at 168.10.Indices: The December S&P 500 emini ES contract is 33 ticks higher and trading at 2148.00.Gold: The October gold contract is trading Down at 1336.30. Gold is 35 ticks lower than its close.Initial Conclusion This is not a correlated market.... ...Could this change? Of Course. Remember anything can happen in a volatile market. Commentary Yesterday the markets made it very clear that...
  • How Hillary Clinton’s health scare threatens the markets [DUMB 1/2 SELLING OFF!!!]

    09/12/2016 3:29:24 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Sept 11, 2016 5:59 p.m. ET | Brett Arends
    Are you prepared for the unthinkable? Is your portfolio prepared in case Donald Trump, rather than Hillary Clinton, wins the White House on Nov. 8? Very few are. But after this weekend they need to be. The video footage of Hillary Clinton’s health “episode” on Sunday morning is not good. A member of the public, using a cellphone camera, filmed the former secretary of state being helped into a van by aides after apparently being overcome by heat at the 9/11 ceremony. She had left the event abruptly. The so-called “optics” are damaging... ...she is 68 and the Trump campaign...
  • Trump: The Fed Keeping Interest Rates Artificially Low So The Economy Doesn't Go Down (Video)

    09/09/2016 4:04:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 6, 2016 | Tim Hains
    "...Donald Trump told reporters Monday that the Federal Reserve is keeping interests rates at record lows to help President Obama and to keep the economy from going down. "They’re keeping the rates artificially low so the economy doesn’t go down," Trump said in response to a question about a potential rate hike by the Federal Reserve this month. "So that Obama can say he did a good job. That's the only reason that the rates are so low. They're keeping the rates artificially low so that Obama can go out and play golf after January and say that he did...
  • Stocks sell off, all 3 major indexes post worst day since June 24 ( bye! bye! Hillary)

    09/09/2016 2:17:42 PM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/9/2016 | Fed Imbert
    "I think this might be the beginning of a correction," said Chuck Self, CIO of iSectors. "When you look at the sectors, it's a decently broad decline." He added that Monday "could be a pretty ugly day as well" since stocks were on track to end the week on a negative note. "Intraday support has been violated, which increases risk of downside follow-through today. We believe September will be characterized by a healthy pullback, true to its seasonal influences," Katie Stockton, chief technical strategist at BTIG, said in a note to clients.
  • Dow sheds 300 points, Nasdaq plummets 2%; Fed fears loom

    09/09/2016 11:04:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9 Sep 2016 | Fred Imbert
    U.S. equities traded lower on Friday as concerns the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates this month loomed following a speech made by a Fed official, while eyeing falling oil prices. "The commentary from a voting member that the Fed may be forced to raise rates is important," said Kim Forrest, senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital. "I think the market needs to understand that there may be a rate hike coming. Whether it's September or December, it doesn't matter big picture." The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 300 points lower, with 3M and Boeing contributing the...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Fed officials eye interest rate hike this year (DEFLATION AND FED HIKES RATES!)

    08/17/2016 3:14:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | August 16, 2016 | Business News
    The Federal Reserve is raising expectations for an interest rate rise this year, even as early as next month, after two policymakers on Tuesday said the economic stars now appear to be aligning despite weak U.S. economic growth in the first half of 2016. New York Fed President William Dudley said "it's possible" to raise rates at the Sept. 20-21 policy meeting given evidence of wage gains and a tighter labor market that could boost inflation, while Dennis Lockhart of the Atlanta Fed said a hike next month is in play. The comments, which prompted investors to boost bets on...
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • Cisco Systems to lay off about 14,000 employees: Report

    08/17/2016 5:01:58 AM PDT · by mykroar · 64 replies ^ | 8/17/2016 | Reuters
    Cisco Systems Inc is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20 percent of the network equipment maker's global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the company. San Jose, California-based Cisco is expected to announce the cuts within the next few weeks, the report said, as the company transition from its hardware roots into a software-centric organization. Apart from Cisco, two other big software companies, Microsoft Corp and HP Inc, have also announced job cuts this year.Microsoft said in July that it would lay off about 2,850 jobs over the next 12 months, taking its total...
  • Collapse Fatigue

    08/13/2016 4:54:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 82 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12 Aug 16 | Mr. and Mrs. Cognitive Dissonance
    When we initially awaken and realize life is not what we were taught, inner alarms scream for our attention. Even though we can sense a danger we didn’t previously perceive, we cannot judge how close it is. There is no scale to measure proximity, only the palpable fear of a real and present danger. Naturally, most of us will desperately grasp for answers. How can this be? What does this mean? What do I do now? And who is to blame? We need answers! Or at least we think we do. As we search for answers, we find there is...
  • Nassim Taleb Warns The Biggest Black Swan Event Of All Is Coming

    08/11/2016 8:37:58 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    TMO ^ | 8-11-2016 | Jeff Berwick
    Jeff BerwickAugust 11, 2016 We are at an incredible moment in history. US stock markets are at nominal all-time highs. Government bonds are at or near all-time highs. Yet, central banks worldwide sit at 0% interest rates or less because things are too precarious to even raise rates a paltry 0.25% for fear of collapsing the entire system. In “traditional” economics this makes no sense. But we are far out of “traditional” now… we are in the extreme end-stages of a collapsing system. When that happens, nothing makes sense from a traditional/normal perspective. In the third quarter of 2015, during...
  • The (Mostly False) Globalization Narrative

    08/07/2016 7:49:30 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 51 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 05, 2016 | Robert J. Samuelson
    In the public imagination, no industry better symbolizes the downfall of U.S. manufacturing than steel. Shuttered plants dot the Midwest. Since 1973, steel employment has dropped 76%, from 610,700 to 147,300 in 2015. Moreover, the culprit seems clear -- trade -- and its influence seems pervasive: Manufacturing as a whole lost about 5 million jobs from 2000 to 2015. No wonder both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have jumped on the anti-globalization bandwagon. Globalization seems guilty as charged -- except that the popular indictment is wildly misleading. Though trade has helped reshape U.S. manufacturing, it is only one force of...
  • DOW 50,000!

    07/21/2016 5:08:55 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    The Soverign Investor ^ | 7-21-2016 | J.L. Yastine
    by J.L. Yastine July 21, 2016 A massive stock market rally is at our doorstep, according to several noted economists and distinguished investors. Larry Edelson, a Money and Markets editor, predicts: “The Dow Jones Industrial will lead the way higher and catapult to 31,000 over the next two years.” Ron Baron, CEO of Baron Capital, thinks: “It’s going to be 30,000.” Jeffrey A. Hirsch, editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader’s Almanac, believes it will go even higher: “The Dow Jones Industrial Average will surge to 38,820 in a ‘super boom’ beginning in 2017.” However, Paul Mampilly’s “Dow 50,000” predication is really...
  • Sell Everything"... But Why: What Has The Smartest Investors So Spooked?

    08/08/2016 4:35:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-8-2016 | Tyler Durden - Nick Colas
    Submitted by Nick Colas of Convergex Many of the smartest investors out there hate stocks. Since May, we’ve heard negative equity calls from Stan Druckenmiller, George Soros, Carl Icahn, Jeff Gundlach and Bill Gross. Wall Street lore says “Never argue about markets with a guy who is much richer than you”. So we’ll take the discussion in a different direction: what do they know? Successful investors are always more plugged in than the market as a whole – hence their success. And while we can only guess at the lynchpins of their negative take on stocks, we do have some...
  • Investors Beware of 'False Profits' In this Market

    07/27/2016 4:17:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | July 27, 2016 | Doug Kass
    "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." -- Matthew 7:15 I try to exclude personal experiences from my diary and only include observations related to the markets. But I have to start the morning by saying that the past few days have been moving ones of monumental importance on multiple fronts for myself and my family. Let's just leave it at that. As for Wall Street this morning, aggressive liquidity continues to buoy stocks. The money is coming from a combination of the world's central banks and historically large share buybacks,...
  • Global Deflation Alert: World Trade Growth Has Ground To A Halt

    08/02/2016 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 28 July 2016 | Johannes Fritz and Simon J Evenett
    Falling rates of global trade growth have attracted much comment by analysts and officials, giving rise to a literature on the ‘global trade slowdown’ (Hoekman 2015, Constantinescu et al. 2016). The term ‘slowdown’ gives the impression of world trade losing momentum, but growing nonetheless. The sense of the global pie getting larger has the soothing implication that one nation’s export gains don’t come at the expense of another’s. But are we right to be so sanguine? World trade volume plateaued around January 2015 Using what is widely regarded as the best available data on global trade dynamics, namely, theWorld Trade...
  • Why Trump 'Got Out' of the Stock Market

    08/03/2016 3:55:04 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 43 replies
    Fox Business ^ | August 02, 2016 | Julia Limitone
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he’s never been a big investor, but when it comes to putting his money in U.S. stocks he told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney, “I don’t like a lot of things that I see.” “I did invest and I got out and it was actually very good timing,” he said. Trump expanded on why he’s skeptical of investing in the markets. “I don’t like a lot of the signs that I’m seeing... He added: “The only reason the stock market is where it is, is because you get free money.” When asked about...
  • Opinion: Why it still makes sense to buy stocks and bonds at record prices

    07/25/2016 4:10:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 24, 2016 | Philip van Doorn
    Are you tired of stories speculating about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates? Maybe it’s time to stop reacting to them, because they can damage your investment portfolio. If you had panicked last year, fearing a change in central-bank policy would drag down prices of bonds and stocks with high dividend yields, you would have missed out on plenty of income and price gains. (The Fed eventually raised rates, in December, but stocks and bonds today are still near record highs.) “The market can make you do things at precisely the wrong time. Staying the course during times...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • Arrest Over Software Illuminates Wall St. Secret

    08/25/2009 1:07:10 PM PDT · by khnyny · 12 replies · 1,552+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | Alex Berenson
    Flying home to New Jersey from Chicago after the first two days at his new job, Sergey Aleynikov was prepared for the usual inconveniences: a bumpy ride, a late arrival. He was not expecting Special Agent Michael G. McSwain of the F.B.I. At 9:20 p.m. on July 3, Mr. McSwain arrested Mr. Aleynikov, 39, at Newark Liberty Airport, accusing him of stealing software code from Goldman Sachs, his old employer. At a bail hearing three days later, a federal prosecutor asked that Mr. Aleynikov be held without bond because the code could be used to “unfairly manipulate” stock prices.
  • BREAKING: Britain's FTSE 100 index recovers all losses from Brexit

    06/29/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Reuters on Twitter ^ | June 29, 2016 | Staff
    BREAKING: Britain's FTSE 100 index recovers all losses from Brexit
  • History Predicts How Bad The Post-Brexit Market Volatility Will Get

    06/28/2016 4:27:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 44 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 272, 2016 | PAUL KATZEFF
    How long will the Brexit meltdown continue? How far will the market fall? It's impossible to say for sure, of course. But if history is any guide, then you should expect about a month of market weakness and nearly an 11% decline before the next upturn. WPERS_01_062716This could help guide any post-Brexit investment moves you're weighing. Friday's 3.6% tumble in the market -- measured by the S&P 500 -- jibed closely with the 3.5% average first-day market decline sparked by all sorts of shocking stock market news since World War II. That includes bombings and assassinations, according to a Monday...
  • Dow Futures Down 900 Points From Pre-Brexit Highs, Plunge Below Friday's Crash Lows

    06/26/2016 6:40:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies ^ | June 26, 2016 | by Tyler Durden
    US equity futures are tumbling at the open following Cable and USDJPY's dive. Dow futures dropped 100 points (down 900 points from pre-Brexit highs) and broke below Friday's early crash lows... Do not worry though, The IMF is on it...
  • Pound Plummets To New Lows; British Banks Halted After Crashing

    06/27/2016 4:22:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies ^ | June 27, 2016
    After a modestly stronger open, which saw sterling rebound to just under 1.35, the British currency has taken another sharp leg lower in recent trading tumbling another 3%, to a low of 1.3224 - taking out Friday's post-vote lows when the currency plunged over 8% - and dropping to fresh 31 year lows, as it remains under heavy selling pressure as of this moment.
  • Jim Rogers on Brexit: 'Worse than any bear market you’ve seen in your lifetime'

    06/27/2016 10:55:41 AM PDT · by GilGil · 81 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/27/2016 | Lawrence Lewitinn
    The UK's decision to leave the European Union will lead to an economic crisis more severe than what the world faced in 2008, according to legendary investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings. “This is going to be worse than any bear market you’ve seen in your lifetime,” he said on Yahoo finance’s “Market Movers” program Monday. “2008 was bad because of debt. The debt all over the world is much, much higher now. Stocks in the US, for instance, have been going sideways for 18 months to 24 months. That’s called a distribution by many people. When you have...
  • Dow falls 650 points; financials tracking for worst day since 2011

    06/24/2016 12:33:40 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 64 replies ^ | 6/24/2016 | Dow falls 650 points; financials tracking for worst day since 2011 Evelyn Cheng
    Just wait until EU member countries start falling like dominoes.
  • How Brexit Will Affect Americans [tr]

    06/24/2016 8:17:02 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/24/16 | Kiri Blakeley
    Full title: How Brexit Will Affect Americans: Cheaper travel to the UK and Europe, lower mortgage rates - but a very bumpy stock market ride • Americans can expect an extremely bumpy stock market ride • They can also look forward to cheaper travel to Europe and Britain • Experts are concerned that counterterrorism efforts in Europe will [wane] The first noticeable difference the vote made was to plunge the British pound to a 30-year low. Currently, it will only cost $1.34 to get one pound. And the U.S. dollar could continue to strengthen. That's good news for Americans looking...
  • Markets around the world start freaking out

    06/23/2016 8:22:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 93 replies ^ | June 23, 2016 | CNN
    With investors on razor's edge, markets around the world turned sharply negative as initial results from the British referendum on European Union membership showed a nail-bitingly close vote. The pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985 as results gave a narrow lead to the Leave campaign. Amid volatile trading, the British currency sank below $1.35 after earlier touching $1.50.
  • Brexit: Global markets stunned as UK is set to leave European Union

    06/23/2016 9:56:08 PM PDT · by NRx · 103 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06-24-2016 | Holly Ellyatt
    Markets around the world have been roiled by the shock result: In Japan the Nikkei 225 was down some 7.5 percentSterling has fallen 10 percent against the dollar and 3.35 percent against the euro.The prices of Brent and WTI have both dropped some 5.8 percent.The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond has fallen 12.5 percent.Dow futures now down 700 points
  • Investors fearing ‘summer shocks’ are hoarding the most cash since 2001

    06/20/2016 3:48:27 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 18, 2016 | Sue Chang
    The last time fund managers hoarded this much cash, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees 4 to 3 to win the World Series. Today the Diamondbacks and the Yankees are struggling in their respective divisions, and by the amount of cash investors are stocking away, one might think that they fear the global markets are melting down too. Cash positions rose to 5.7% in June from 5.5% in May, the highest level since November 2001... Worries about “‘summer of shocks” stemming from Brexit...   ...prompting managers to stock pile cash... What do you consider the biggest ‘tail risk’? Bank...
  • Bill Gross: $10 trillion negative yield 'supernova' will 'explode'

    06/10/2016 12:14:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/10/2016 | Jeff Cox
    Bond guru Bill Gross believes the growing global move toward negative yields will have dire consequences. In a tweet from his firm, Janus Capital, Gross goes back half a millennium to assert that the current situation with the world's debt market is unprecedented and dangerous: The warning comes as yields on Japanese government bonds and German bunds hit record lows.
  • A Bearish George Soros Is Trading Again

    06/08/2016 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies ^ | Updated June 8, 2016 8:03 p.m. ET | By Gregory Zuckerman
    Billionaire investor sees opportunities to profit from various economic and political issues afflicting the world****************************************Getty Photo************************************ George Soros’s worldview has darkened over the past six months amid escalating economic and political issues in China, Europe and elsewhere. Photo: Eric Piermont/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images *******************************************After a long hiatus, George Soros has returned to trading, lured by opportunities to profit from what he sees as coming economic troubles.Worried about the outlook for the global economy and concerned that large market shifts may be at hand, the billionaire hedge-fund founder and philanthropist recently directed a series of big, bearish investments, according to people close...
  • Good News for Bulls: All Those Open Gaps Below Will Never Get Filled

    06/10/2016 8:53:05 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 07 June 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    By making the stock market the only game in town, the Powers That Be can no longer afford to let it decline for any reason. Market technicians have long observed that the holes in charts left when markets gap up or down at the open of trading almost inevitably get filled later on. When the market gaps down, it will eventually rise to fill that gap. When the market gaps up, it will eventually decline to fill that open gap. Since there are open gaps galore lurking in the lower depths of the S&P 500's chart, that would typically suggest...
  • OK, Trump Will Win, So What Stocks Would Be Best To Invest In

    06/02/2016 9:33:22 AM PDT · by OneVike · 96 replies
    6/12/16 | OneVike
    As a hardcore Cruz supporter, I still wish he was our nominee, but he's not. I have said for over a year that regardless of who the nominee is, the Republicans will win the election come November. Now I agree that anything can change over the long hot Summer, but for now it looks like Trump will not just win, but he will will probably win in a landslide we have not seen since Renaldo Maximus won in 1980 & 84. As usual, when a market economy candidate replaces a socialist Big Government commie in the White House, the economy...
  • The coming debt bust [China’s financial system]

    05/21/2016 6:38:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Economist ^ | May 7th 2016
    China’s financial system The coming debt bust It is a question of when, not if, real trouble will hit in China May 7th 2016 | From the print edition Timekeeper CHINA was right to turn on the credit taps to prop up growth after the global financial crisis. It was wrong not to turn them off again. The country’s debt has increased just as quickly over the past two years as in the two years after the 2008 crunch. Its debt-to-GDP ratio has soared from 150% to nearly 260% over a decade, the kind of surge that is usually followed...
  • Dow, S&P post first 3-week losing streak since January

    05/13/2016 5:05:40 PM PDT · by John W · 3 replies ^ | May 13, 2016 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks closed lower Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 closing below their 50-day moving averages and posting their first three-week losing streak since January. "I think the market's just gotten extended relative to earnings. This week just had those disappointing retail numbers out of the malls and that has led to a fairly broad sell-off. Most of them have done quite poorly," said Bernie Williams, chief investment officer, USAA Investment Solutions. Consumer discretionary was the fifth-worst decliner, falling more than 1 percent to erase year-to-date gains and joining tech, health care and financials as the...
  • Fed may need more powers to support securities firms during crises: Dudley

    05/08/2016 6:45:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 May 2016 | Lindsay Dunsmuir
    The U.S. Federal Reserve may need more powers to provide emergency funding to securities firms in times of extreme stress in order to deal with a liquidity crunch, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said on Sunday. "Providing these firms with access to the discount window might be worth exploring," Dudley said in prepared remarks at a financial markets conference in Amelia Island, Florida organized by the Atlanta Fed. The discount window is a credit facility through which banks borrow directly from the U.S. central bank in order to cope with liquidity shortages. The Fed currently has limited ability...
  • America's earnings recession just got worse

    04/28/2016 6:42:39 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 27 April 2016 | Patrick Gillespie
    Weak global growth is closing consumers' wallets, while the strong dollar is only making iPhones and other American goods more expensive for foreign buyers. Add on still-low oil prices and Corporate America is facing major headwinds. "It's like these companies are trying to play basketball but the tar is melting and sticking to their sneaks. Not fun to watch," says Jack Kramer, co-founder of MarketSnacks, a financial newsletter. Apple's stock quickly fell more than 7% when markets opened Wednesday after it revealed its first annual sales growth decline since 2003. Reeling from its E. coli scare late last year, Chipotle...
  • US advance Q1 GDP up 0.5% vs. 0.7% expected (PATHETIC!)

    04/28/2016 5:54:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 26 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Luke Sharrett
    U.S. economic growth braked sharply to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market. Gross domestic product increased at a 0.5 percent annual rate, the slowest since the first quarter of 2014, the Labor Department said on Thursday in its advance estimate, also as businesses doubled down on efforts to reduce unwanted merchandise clogging up warehouses. The economy was also blindsided by cheap oil, which has hurt the profits of oil field companies like Schlumberger and Halliburton, resulting...
  • In Shocking Finding, The Bank Of Japan Is Now A Top 10 Holder In 90% Of Japanese Stocks

    04/25/2016 5:27:38 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 9 replies
    Zerhedge ^ | April 25, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    ...snip... While the Bank of Japan’s name is nowhere to be found in regulatory filings on major stock investors, the monetary authority’s exchange-traded fund purchases have made it a top 10 shareholder in about 90 percent of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg from public data. It’s now a major owner of more Japanese blue-chips than both BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, and Vanguard Group, which oversees more than $3 trillion. ...snip... Furthermore, recall what we have been saying ever since 2010, namely that central banks are nothing more than glorified risk-free hedge...
  • Here's What's Keeping the Stock Market Up [BUYBACKS]

    04/26/2016 4:11:28 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 25, 2016 | Lucinda Shen
    Most people assume what has kept the market afloat this year after sinking 11% at the start of the year was a mixture of better news out of China, oil prices stabilizing, and indications that the Fed won’t raise rates as much as thought. But the real thing bouying the market could be something else: Stock buybacks. “Corporate repurchases are the main source of net demand for US stocks,” a team of Goldman Sachs analysts led by David Kostin noted in report out on Friday. Demand stemming from stock buybacks will help push up share prices—boosting the S&P 500 to...