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  • Bernie Sanders Wants Huge ‘Robin Hood’ Stock Tax To Make College Free

    05/19/2015 9:31:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-19-2015 | Eric Owens
    Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate and self-proclaimed socialist who wants the United States to morph into a vast Scandinavia, is holding a Tuesday press conference to explain how he will soak the rich to make tuition at public, four-year colleges and universities free. Sanders will propose legislation to fund his free-college scheme with massive new taxes on stock transactions, Bloomberg reports. The Vermont senator’s bill, if passed, would add a 50-cent tax for every “$100 of stock trades on stock sales, and lesser amounts on transactions involving bonds, derivatives, and other financial instruments,” according to a press release
  • American Airlines CEO to be paid entirely in company stock

    04/23/2015 1:05:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2015 7:33 PM EDT | David Koenig
    The CEO of American Airlines received compensation valued at $12.3 million last year and will stop drawing a salary and instead be paid entirely in company stock. CEO Doug Parker said Wednesday that the change started immediately and would make his compensation more in line with shareholder interests. American Airlines Group Inc. disclosed his compensation and the other changes in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. […] Parker’s deal seems to cut against a trend in CEO pay. Stock grants were attractive just after the financial crisis of 2008 but are less appealing now after a long rally in...
  • When will the stock market crash?

    04/18/2015 9:26:05 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 76 replies
    Me | 4/18/15 | TheLouiswu
    Looking over past threads and several articles I about the stock market I was wondering if anyone has any definite information on when the next stock market crash would come and how bad will it be?
  • Stockman: Corporate America Is Cannibalizing Itself

    04/01/2015 12:35:16 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 9, 2015 | John Morgan
    American businesses are borrowing at historic high levels, but the only thing growing as a result is how fast their equity capital is vanishing, according to David Stockman, White House budget chief during the Reagan administration. Stockman blamed the Fed and the Fed's Wall Street cheerleaders. He said the Fed’s balance sheet has ballooned by nine times since 2000, yet real net investment in the business sector has cratered by 33 percent during the same time period. “Once upon a time businesses borrowed long term money — if they borrowed at all — in order to fund plant, equipment and...
  • GM plans $5B stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds

    03/09/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 11:28 AM EDT | Tom Krisher
    General Motors agreed to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year as part of a plan to return more cash to shareholders. In return, an activist shareholder decided to drop a potentially divisive bid for a seat on the company’s board. The move, announced Monday, is part of a deal with Harry Wilson, a former member of the government task force that restructured GM coming out of its 2009 bankruptcy.Wilson, who represents four hedge funds which own about 2 percent of the company, had previously accused GM of hoarding cash to the detriment of shareholders...
  • The Reason Why Everyone Who Bought ALIBABA Stock And Held, Is Now Losing Money

    03/03/2015 1:05:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Back in September, when it first went public, and when it quickly became the talk of the TV studio currently located on the obsolete NYSE floor in New York, a constant source of China buzz, not to mention making Jack Ma China's richest man, Alibaba's market cap soared as high as $250 billion, making it one of the top 10 most valuable companies by market cap. ... and then the headaches began, following news that China's government may crack down on what was dubbed Alibaba's "illegal operations", which sent its stock sliding to the point where not even one CNBC...
  • Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why

    02/26/2015 12:18:13 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2-26-2015
    A handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast. Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods. Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced its overall stake in “consumer product stocks” by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold...
  • All the lies of Wall Street

    02/21/2015 5:24:49 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Thought and History | 21 February 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Interesting how the really bad weather NOW makes the stock market go up instead of down? Seems that some years ago, I noticed the indexes would fall after a bad storm and the media would immediately report that the economy was affected by the weather. Also, some military action in some other part of the world affected stocks here. I mean, it almost to the point of where if Obama farts, the market goes up (or down). Our sources of information have all been co-opted by the Devil. The general public has no clue to what degree the media has...
  • In This Market, Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

    02/15/2015 11:20:15 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Monday Morning ^ | 2/15/2015 | Michael Lewitt
    Stocks hit new records last week as central banks around the world continued writing checks to prop up still struggling economies, the price of oil stabilized, Vladimir Putin lured the West into a phony truce in the Ukraine, and Athens and the EU tried to pretend that Greece isn't hopelessly insolvent or that it even matters if it is or isn't. In other words, investors were once again all too willing to ignore economic reality and drink the Kool Aid being served by central bankers and politicians. We might as well call this the "Jonestown Market" because the cult leader...
  • Eurozone alarm grows over Greek bailout brinkmanship

    02/01/2015 6:06:03 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 1 Feb 15 | Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Paris and Peter Spiegel in Brussels
  • Opinion: Easy way to get rich: Buy the most hated stocks

    01/31/2015 6:16:29 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Published: January 30, 2015 9:15 a.m. ET | By BrettArends Columnist
    A portfolio of the stocks most hated by Wall Street analysts beat the overall stock market by a wide margin in 2014. Again. The 10 stocks rated the worst investments on Wall Streets by analysts at the start of 2014 produced an overall return of 19% during the year, including reinvested dividends, according to my analysis using FactSet data. That beat the S&P 500 SPX, -1.30% by a hefty five percentage points — or, to put it another way, it earned you nearly a third as much as again a simple index fund.
  • Stocks Pop-And-Drop After NYPost "Fed Emergency Meeting" Twitter Hack

    01/16/2015 5:10:33 PM PST · by 9thLife · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/16/2015 13:25 -0500 | Tyler Durden
    The NY Post tweeted that "Federal Reserve head Yellen announces bail-in in emergency meeting, rumored negative rate to be set at 4pm EST today," and US equity markets briefly started to rise... followed by a tweet that "The Fed would peg the Dollar to the Swiss Franc" and "Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington." Both seemed odd and shortly after, The NY Post had deleted the tweets and explained that it had been hacked... The same tweets were also seen on the Twitter account of the wire service UPI.
  • The Market Rally Is Gone

    01/13/2015 11:00:42 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    BI ^ | 1-13-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland January 13, 2015 Stocks have erased all of today's gains, and they're now slightly in the red. Just after 1:30 Tuesday, the Dow was up just 21 points (0.1%), the S&P 500 was down 0.1 point (-0.0%), and the Nasdaq was up 17 points (+0.3%). At its highest level, the Dow was up by 283 points. On Tuesday, the price of oil was falling again, with West Texas Intermediate crude slipping below $45 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as the commodity just cannot find a bottom. (snip)
  • Stocks And Commodities - The Deflationary Myth

    01/08/2015 9:23:42 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-8-2015 | Toby_Connor
    Toby Conner January 08, 2015 With commodities now moving down into their three year cycle low I’m hearing more and more talk about deflation. This is complete nonsense. Bernanke had it exactly right when he pointed out that any determined government could halt deflation at will with a printing press. As a matter of fact the only mildly deflationary event we’ve seen since 1932 was a brief period during 2008 and early 2009. Bernanke succeeded in stopping it in its tracks almost immediately with QE1. In order to experience deflation there must be debt defaults. That’s what happened in 2008....
  • OIL CRASHES, DOW FALLS 330: Here's What You Need To Know

    01/05/2015 4:01:35 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 1-5-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland January 5, 2015The first full week of 2015 got off to a terrible start, with the major stock indexes getting crushed and the price of oil crashing to new lows. First, the scoreboard: • Dow: 17,501.6, -331.3, (-1.86%) • S&P 500: 2,020.6, -37.6, (-1.83%) • Nasdaq: 4,652.6, -74.2, (-1.57%) And now, the top stories on Monday: 1. As was the case for the last few months of 2014, 2015 started with just one thing at the top of investors' minds: the price of oil. On Monday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil broke below $50 for the first time...
  • Only Stocks Are Left Minding The ‘Recovery’

    01/03/2015 10:34:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Allhambra Investment Partners ^ | 01/03/2015 | by Jeffrey P. Snider
    If I had to define the recovery period that developed after the trough in the Great Recession, it would have ended sometime in the middle of 2011. Up to that point, there was almost a uniform behavior in financial and even economic accounts (though, on the economic side, there was much left to be desired). It was by no means uneventful, as you would like in recoveries, but that was as much a systemic and structural problem as anything to do with cycle. That ragged end, as new doubts essentially replaced widespread hope, remains with us in a series of...
  • Gold Surges To October Highs, Snaps Japanese Linkages

    12/09/2014 7:38:07 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-9-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 12/09/2014 Gold prices have surged this morning to their highest since October (over $1221) as leveraged hot money greatly rotates its repo-driven way out of risk assets and into Greenspan's alternative currency. However, there is a bigger problem for the biggest pairs trade that no one is discussing - apart from us - the decoupling of the long Nikkei, short gold trade as the repo market folds in on itself from the suck out of $80 billion in collateral by China... Gold back at its highest since October...(snip)
  • Why Are Stocks Thriving Amid Global Gloom?

    12/03/2014 8:11:41 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/3/2014 | Terry Jones
    With all the economic gloom in the world, many have been perplexed: Why have stocks done so well, especially in the U.S.?
  • Election, Fed, and Stocks

    11/24/2014 7:16:14 AM PST · by GilGil · 2 replies
    Zeal ^ | 11/7/2014 | Adam Hamilton
    The bottom line is the massive Republican Congressional victory is not bullish for these overextended and overvalued Fed-levitated stock markets. The Republican lawmakers are going to put tremendous pressure on the Fed to normalize its bloated balance sheet and horrible zero-interest-rate policy. The Fed serves at the pleasure of Congress, and can’t risk infuriating it to launch a QE4 to rescue stock markets. Thus the overdue major selloff is still imminent. At very best it will be a full-blown 20% correction, but far more likely is a 50% cyclical bear market unfolding over a couple years. The markets are forever...
  • A Tiny Firm That Saw The 1929 Crash Coming Sees Trouble For 2015

    11/10/2014 6:31:14 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 11-10-2014 | Elena Holodny
    Elena Holodny November 10, 2014A small firm that predicted the market crash back in 1929 is back with an ominous message. According to Bloomberg, the Jerome Levy Forecasting center sees a 65% chance of a recession in 2015. "Clearly the direction of most of the recent global economic news suggest movement toward a 2015 downturn," said David Levy, the chairman of the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center. Levy's forecasts contrasts with the Wall Street consensus, which is confident growth will continue for years. Back in 1929, Jerome Levy — grandfather of now chairman David Levy — "didn't like what he saw...
  • Japan Just Boosted QE And The Nikkei Exploded To A 7-Year High

    10/31/2014 4:32:42 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    BI ^ | 10-31-2014 | Mike Bird
    Mike Bird October 31, 2014The Nikkei closed up 4.83%, hitting a seven-year high after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) unexpectedly announced it was expanding its monetary easing policy Friday morning. In a tight vote, the BoJ backed an 80 trillion yen ($720 billion) target for expanding the monetary base (a measure of the amount of money held by the central bank and in the economy). That's up from a previous target of 60 trillion to 70 trillion yen. Analysts were basically not expecting anything Friday: this one was a genuine surprise. Just as the Fed this week announced the final...
  • How Will The Stock Market React To The End Of Quantitative Easing?

    10/26/2014 7:02:25 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    TEC ^ | 10-26-2014 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael Snyder October 26th, 2014 It is widely expected that the Federal Reserve is going to announce the end of quantitative easing this week. Will this represent a major turning point for the stock market? As you will see below, since 2008 stocks have risen dramatically throughout every stage of quantitative easing. But when the various phases of quantitative easing have ended, stocks have always responded by declining substantially. The only thing that caused stocks to eventually start rising again was a new round of quantitative easing. So what will happen this time? That is a very good question....
  • Markets Are Sinking (Ebola Fears)

    10/24/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 10-24-2014 | Mike Bird
    Mike Bird October 24, 2014 European markets are down early Friday, following a drop in US stock futures after an Ebola scare. Here's the scorecard, so far: France's CAC 40 is down 0.55% Spain's IBEX is down 0.01% Italy's FTSE MIB is up 0.26% after opening down Britain's FTSE 100 is down 0.35% Germany's DAX is down 0.37% Asian markets closed mixed. The Nikkei closed up 1.01%. The Hang Seng closed down 0.13%. US futures are down, with S&P futures down 6 points and Dow futures down 33 points. (snip)
  • Markets Are Surging

    10/17/2014 4:02:26 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    BI ^ | 10=17-2014 | Mike Bird
    Mike Bird October 17, 2014European markets are rallying on Friday, but it looks as if there is going to be some incredible volatility again following a rocky day for stocks. France's CAC 40 is up 1.78% Spain's IBEX is up 1.95% Italy's FTSE MIB is up 1.70% Britain's FTSE 100 is up 1.04% Germany's DAX is up 1.68% In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei closed down 1.40%. It’s now down 9.48% since the start of the year, one of the worst-performing indices in the advanced economies during 2014 so far. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed up 0.60%. US stock futures are climbing,...
  • Get Your Tactics Ready For The Ebola Stock Market Event

    10/15/2014 3:26:24 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 10-15-2014 | momey morning
    October 15, 2014 Money Morning Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: My sources tell me that Ebola is probably the most serious threat to humanity since the Bubonic Plague of the Middle Ages. Already it has spread to a dozen countries, including the U.S., and more than 4,000 people are dead. According to Dr. Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO), mortality rates are rising and now sit at 70%. This outbreak is more grim proof that Trend No. 6 – War, Terrorism, and Ugliness – is indeed a growth industry. That’s the next trend we’ll be discussing, though it’s easily my...
  • Is the Market Setting up for a Big Fall?

    10/15/2014 11:47:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Bill Gunderson
    Back on March 27, 2009 I wrote about how Spring was in the air. You could see it almost everywhere you looked. A new BULL market had been born. That was 67 months ago. That was a pretty good call and I have been fully invested for the most part ever since. I have grown cautious at times, but I have never received a SELL SIGNAL on the S&P 500 since that day. I have been writing recently about how this current BULL MARKET will eventually come to an end at some point in time, however. No BULL market lasts...
  • MAULDIN: The Dire Economic Sea Change Is Finally Here

    10/14/2014 4:43:56 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    BI ^ | 10-14-2014 | John Mauldin
    John Mauldin October 14, 2014You don’t need a weathermanTo know which way the wind blows.– Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” 1965 Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. – William Shakespeare, The Tempest Did you feel the economic weather change this week? The shift was subtle, like fall tippy-toeing in after a pleasant summer to surprise us, but I think we’ll look back and say this was the moment when that last...
  • What's making the stock market act so crazy?...Oh please!Why did it take this long?

    10/10/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/09/14 | Jeff Mack
    It’s not your imagination: the stock market has gone a little bonkers lately. This week alone the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) plummeted 272 points on Tuesday, rocketed back 274 points Wednesday and sank more than 330 points today. October has already recorded five days where stocks moved more than 1%. That’s as many 1% moves as we saw in the prior five months combined. So why are stocks so crazy? There’s no set answer but here are three of the most obvious explanations making the rounds on Wall Street.
  • U.S. Stocks End Lower (DJIA down 115)

    10/10/2014 1:26:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/10/2014 | Corrie Driebusch
    *U.S. Stocks End Lower; DJIA Drops 115 Points, or 0.7% *Nasdaq Composite Sinks 2.3%
  • Stocks derailed; worst point loss this year for Dow

    10/09/2014 5:19:12 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9 Oct 14 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks sank on Thursday, erasing all and more of the previous day's rally, as investors bypassed U.S. corporate earnings and economic reports to focus on global concerns, including Europe's softening economy. "We've added global growth concerns on top of other headline risks, (such as) air strikes, Ebola," said Sean McCarthy, regional chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. Ahead of Wall Street's start, data showed a 5.8 percent drop in German exports in August, adding to downbeat numbers that had German industrial orders and output falling as well. "Europe's growth is weak, and close to going into recessionary...
  • Extreme turbulence: Stocks suffer steepest drop of 2014 (-315 pts)

    10/09/2014 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/9/2015 | Matt Eagan
    If the stock market were a transatlantic flight, the ride just went from uncomfortably bumpy to white-knuckle turbulence. The Dow plunged 335 points on Thursday, its worst day of the entire year on a point basis. What's behind all of this volatility? Market moves aren't always logical, but it's clear that investors are growing increasingly nervous about the fate of the European and Chinese economies. And they don't know how that will change the Federal Reserve's plans to remove the easy-money punchbowl. The violent swings in the market confused professionals and retail investors alike. "Everyone who thought they were in...
  • STOCKS CRUSHED, DOW FALLS 335: Here's What You Need To Know

    10/09/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 10-9-2014 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandOctober 9, 2014Markets had a rough day on Thursday, with the Dow falling more than 300 points and each of major stock indexes giving up all of their gains from yesterday's huge rally while bond yields fell around the world as the US 10-year Treasury bond fell to its lowest level in 15-months. First, the scoreboard: •Dow: 16,659.3, -335, (-2%) •S&P 500: 1,928.2, -40.7, (-2%) •Nasdaq: 4,378.3, -90.2, (-2%) And now, the top stories on Thursday: (snip)
  • Stocks Keep Sliding — Dow Off 245

    10/09/2014 9:03:28 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 10-9-2014 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland October 9, 2014The market is open and stocks are lower, with each of the averages down at least 1%. In morning trade on Thursday, the Dow was down 245 points, the S&P 500 was down 27 points, and the Nasdaq was down 45 points. On Thursday morning, bond yields fell all around the world, with the yield on the US 10-Year Treasury note falling to below 2.3%, its lowest level of the year. In economic news, the latest report on weekly initial jobless claims showed that claims fell to their lowest four-week average level since February 2006. (snip)
  • Turkey In Turmoil After Tanks Roll Out To Stop Deadly Protests; Stocks Tumble

    10/08/2014 7:54:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/08/14 | Tyler Durden
    The reason for the anger: Syrian Kurdish fighters are battling to prevent Islamic State militants from overrunning Kobani, a mostly Kurdish city in north Syria a couple of miles south of the Turkish border. Kurds have blamed the Turkish government for not doing enough to help the Kurds of Kobani.
  • Bubble Trouble - What 2014 Demographic Trends Show About Urban Life (Harry Dent)

    10/02/2014 7:13:58 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-2-2014 | Harry Dent
    October 02, 2014 Harry_Dent Demographic trends clearly show that as any emerging or more developed country urbanizes, people tend to have fewer kids. Urban life costs more and people tend to be more highly educated and naturally, they want to better educate their kids… so they choose to have one or two. Nearly 25% choose their well-paid careers and social life over having children. Almost all developed countries are experiencing a slowing down of their economies due to fewer kids and sluggish demographic growth. The best English-speaking countries like Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada and New Zealand have offset such slowing...
  • As Ebola spreads, drug stocks surge

    10/01/2014 12:18:46 PM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10.01.2014 | Matt Egan
    The first confirmed Ebola case in the U.S. is fanning fears around the country, but it's also driving greed in some corners of the stock market. Just look at the soaring stock price of drug companies scrambling to come up with a cure for the disease, which has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa.
  • Airlines Stocks Are Getting Crushed And Traders Are Blaming Ebola

    10/01/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 10-1-2014 | Elena Holodny
    Elena Holodny October 1, 2014 Shares of several major airline companies were trading lower on Wednesday morning after the CDC on Tuesday night confirmed the first case of Ebola in the US. On Twitter, CNBC's Carl Quintanilla said that traders were blaming Ebola worries on the drop, as CDC officials said the Ebola patient flew from Liberia to Dallas. On Wednesday morning, shares of Delta, Southwest, United, and American Airlines were all lower. Delta was leading losses, falling as much as 4% while Southwest shares were also weak, falling as much as 3%. Airline peers United and American were also...
  • About That Friday Bounce

    09/27/2014 9:01:51 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | September 27, 2014 | Eric Parnell, CFA
    First, the late Friday rally did manage to break the large-cap index back out above the downward sloping trading channel that has dominated the month, but only barely. Moreover, stocks quickly encountered heavy resistance at around 3PM at a shorter-term and much steeper downward sloping trading channel that has formed since the market peak on September 19. In short, it was a good bounce on Friday, but U.S. large-cap stocks still have a long way to go before they are even remotely in the clear to stage the next advance to new highs. For the rest of the U.S. stock...
  • Tech trouble sparks wave of selling on Wall Street (DJIA down 246)

    09/25/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 9/25/2014 | Matt Eagan
    CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index is now flashing "extreme fear," compared with just "fear" a week ago. Very recently, this gauge was in all-out "greed" territory. Safe haven demand, a key metric in the Fear & Greed Index, switched to "extreme fear" from "neutral" earlier this week. It's important to remember that low trading volumes caused by the Rosh Hashanah holiday could be exacerbating the selloff. Low volume makes it harder for buyers and sellers to pair up. Sour Apple: One stock that's not seeing a shortage of volume is Apple. The tech giant dropped 3% on Thursday in the...
  • Opinion: Gold May Rebound as Bearishness Sets In

    09/25/2014 7:52:57 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 25 September 2014 | Mark Hulbert
    It was two weeks ago when I reported that sentiment analysis, at long last, was on the side of the bulls — at least for a tradeable rally. Yet, far from rallying, bullion today is $18 per ounce lower — a nine-month low — than it was then. Does this mean contrarian analysis was wrong? Have contrarians reconsidered their bullish turn? No is the answer, on both counts. Consider the average recommended gold market exposure level among a subset of short-term gold market timers tracked by the Hulbert Financial Digest (as measured by the Hulbert Gold Newsletter Sentiment Index, or...
  • Gold crashes and is now tarnished for good

    09/22/2014 7:50:29 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 93 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 22 September 2014 | Jeff Reeves
    Gold shined brightly at the beginning of 2014, with bullion prices jumping by about 13% from New Year’s Day until mid-March. But since spring, and particularly since July, gold prices have been on the decline. Last week, the precious metal settled near lows not seen since Christmas 2013. So should investors consider this sell-off as an opportunity to buy precious metals on the cheap? Or is gold really tarnished for some time to come? Sadly for gold bugs, it’s the latter. There’s always a big argument for gold as the only alternative amid overpriced stocks, a weak U.S. recovery and...
  • Is Burger King stock price going to fall?

    08/28/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    Stock inavailability | 28 August 2014 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Interesting. Tried to short Burger King (BKW) which is doing a buyout of a company and shot up at one point around 19% (which is nuts). No shares available to short. That must mean the big boys have shorted all they can and know what is going to happen next.
  • Thanks Putin! Market Correction has begun

    08/08/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CNN MONEY ^ | 8/8/14
    German investors are feeling the pain of escalating tensions with Russia that may have already pushed Europe's largest economy into reverse... ....Europe, the U.S. and other Western nations have issued increasingly tough sanctions against Russia over its role in destabilizing parts of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin responded this week by banning various food imports from the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada and Norway. Several companies have already warned of damage to come, and economic data have soured as businesses postpone big spending decisions. Germany is Russia's biggest trading partner in Europe and thus has most to lose. Now Russian leaders...
  • Traders Are Blaming Thursday's Big Sell-Off On 1 Stat (DJIA -317)

    07/31/2014 3:05:04 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 7-31-2014 | Sam Ro
    Sam Ro July 31, 2014The stock market is experiencing its worst one-day sell-off in months. There's no shortage of things to be worried about. Argentina just defaulted, Iraq's a mess, and Russia could soon retaliate for the latest round of economic sanctions. But traders agree that Thursday's sell-off is probably due to one stat: the 0.7% jump in the employment cost index (ECI) in the second quarter. This number, which crossed at 8:30 a.m. ET, was a bit higher than the 0.5% expected by economists. And it represents a year-over-year growth rate of over 2%. It's a big deal, because...
  • Stock Market Crash… Economic Collapse

    07/22/2014 7:24:08 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies
    economyandmarkets.com ^ | 7/21/2014 | Harry Dent
    You can’t deny an economic collapse. We are about to see the greatest stock crash of our lifetimes I recently read a good article in Barron’s by Randall W. Forsyth called “Deus ex Machina 2.0: Is the Fed Trying to Take Human Nature Out of the Credit Cycle?” It was particularly interesting in light of the Bank for International Settlements’ warning that central banks are stoking financial bubbles that will burst, creating an even larger financial crisis… and that they should reverse their endless stimulus policies sooner rather than later. Music to my ears: Were they singing my song or...
  • We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

    07/17/2014 8:19:18 PM PDT · by RC one · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 17, 2014, 7:27 a.m. | Brett Arends's ROI
    1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999 Pass the question around your office. Call your money manager and ask him or her, too. Post it on your office notice board. Give up? Those were the peaks of the five massive, generational stock-market bubbles in U.S. history. Investors who bought into stocks around those peaks ended up earning terrible returns over the subsequent 30 years. Forget “stocks for the long run.” They ended up with “stocks for a long face.” The bigger the bubble, the worse returns. And, according to a new research report, we are back there again. U.S. stocks are now...
  • Here's why stocks could keep hitting new highs

    07/17/2014 6:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/17/2014 | Patti Domm
    Bears may be making the most noise on Wall Street, but bulls expect to see stocks stay on a record-setting course this summer, fueled in part by a surge in merger activity. Despite calls for a big correction, the S&P 500 and Dow have persisted in making gains, with major indices up more than a percent this month so far. The Dow closed at 17,138, a new high, Wednesday. The S&P 500 trended higher to 1,981, four points below its all-time high. [SNIP] Stocks could continue to benefit from low rates and easy Fed policy into next year, and the...
  • Stiglitz: 'Very uncomfortable' with stock levels

    07/07/2014 5:45:15 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7-7-2014
    "The reason the stock market is high, in part, is that interest rates are low, wages are low and the emerging markets are still growing much faster than the U.S. economy, let alone Europe," Stiglitz said. He pointed to the fact that many U.S.-listed multinationals are increasingly getting a large chunk of their profits from emerging markets. "These very strong stock market prices are in a sense a symptom of the weak economy, not a symptom that we are about to have a strong recovery to our real economy," he said. Stiglitz, a professor of economics at Columbia University, said...
  • Bank Analysts Say Stocks Are In 'Euphoric' Territory And We're Screwed When The Recession Hits

    06/30/2014 5:24:17 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 6-30-2014 | Jim Edwards
    Jim EdwardsJune 30, 2014  The Bank for International Settlements — the Swiss-based financial institution that acts as a counterparty to national central banks — has declared that stock markets are currently in a "euphoric" state and has urged central banks globally to begin tightening interest rate policies now while economies are growing rather than wait for another recession, when it will be too late. Those are scary words, coming from a set of economists whose job it is to monitor how capable central banks are of responding to economic conditions with flexible monetary policy. The subtext (and not-so-subtext) of...
  • World stock markets up near record high; low yields help

    06/09/2014 4:02:25 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-June-2014 | Herbert Lash
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets edged higher on Monday, boosting a gauge of world stock performance to near an all-time high, as low interest rates bolstered sentiment even as U.S. Treasury yields rose. Wall Street's Dow industrials and benchmark S&P 500 closed at all-time peaks, with the latter rising to its seventh record close in eight trading sessions. Asian stocks earlier touched their highest levels in nearly three years. Europe also advanced as Spain, Italy and Portugal spurred regional indices on bets those markets would benefit most from last week's European Central Bank stimulus measures.