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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • With Stocks at Record Highs, What Could Go Wrong?

    06/02/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/02/2014 | By GREGORY ZUCKERMAN
    The S&P 500 is up nearly 10% since its 2014 low in the first week of February. The index, which tracks the largest stocks, is now at a record high, up 4.1% for the year. Behind the rebound is a view that stocks will continue to benefit from robust earnings, low interest rates and scant inflation. If those conditions persist, the market's climb could very well continue. But it's important to examine the issues that have the worrywarts up at night and the justification bears have for their downbeat outlooks. Below are some critical investor concerns, with a 1 to...
  • Are Stocks Cheap?

    05/11/2014 7:12:00 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/11/2014 | Tyler Durden
    As if the question actually needs to be asked, we thought the following 3 charts would provide at least some defense against the constant barrage of "healthy rotation" bullshit currently being used to maintain assets-under-management as professionals unwind their levered longs into a newly-willing retail public. As Gavekal notes, the following chart show that the median stock is trading at valuation levels only seen at the previous stock market highs of 2007 and 2000.Measuring the valuation level of the median stock in an index can help mitigate the market-cap-weighted bias associated with many index level valuation statistics. This is important...
  • Why the Stock Market Could Rise 74% in the Next Three Years

    05/11/2014 6:59:26 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-11-2014 | Marc Lichfield - Investment U
    Why the Stock Market Could Rise 74% in the Next Three Years May 11, 2014 GMT By: Investment_U Marc Lichtenfeld writes: We had a bit of a scare in the markets last month. At one point, the S&P 500 fell more than 4%, causing some permabears to proudly proclaim that the "bubble" had burst. Of course, they're not quite so vocal now that the market has rebounded and is back within 1% of its all-time high. As you know, we're not market timers at Investment U and The Oxford Club. But I believe this market has a long way to...
  • Coppock Market Message: Get Out And Stay Out - Check Back In Q1 2015

    05/05/2014 10:53:26 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-5-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Coppock Market Message: Get Out And Stay Out - Check Back In Q1 2015 Tyler Durden 05/05/2014 12:44 -0400 Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, This chart's value is in posing an if-then question: if today's S&P 500 follows these patterns, what will our reaction be? Longtime contributor B.C. recently submitted a chart that combines two interesting market tools: the Coppock Curve and historical analogies. Coppock called his technical invention the Very Long Term (VLT) Momentum indicator, and the so-called "killer wave" is a top followed by a second lower peak. This chart shows the Coppock Curve for the...
  • This Chart Shows Us How Bad The Economy Really Is: “Flashing Red Warning”

    04/14/2014 8:08:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    Recent weeks have led to a fairly significant drop in stock valuations, with many expert analysts struggling to figure out exactly why it’s happening. You’ll hear them cite the weather, or market overreaction, or any number of reasons for why stocks have seen their share prices reduced and why they’ll be rebounding in the near-term. What they won’t show you on mainstream financial channels is what’s really happening behind the scenes. Forget about all the minute-by-minute noise for a moment and take a look at the following chart. It gives a very simple overview of earnings growth trends for stocks...
  • Wall Street Set to Cap Painful Week with Losses

    04/11/2014 12:55:03 PM PDT · by AU72 · 5 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Fox Business News
    Stocks have taken a beating this week, with major market averages looking to end in the red by about 2% as growth stocks sink.
  • Cramer: Has the decline stopped in its tracks? (Wednesday PM) (Cramer top-ticks it AGAIN)

    04/11/2014 10:20:31 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday April 9, 2014 | Lee Brodie
    "Look no further than the multi-scorned Alcoa which came on 'Mad Money' just last night and talked about turns in aerospace, autos, non-residential construction and trucks. Those are all the needle movers in an economy for heaven's sake and Alcoa's Klaus Kleinfeld said they are all trending higher. Pow, bears, right in the kisser." Also developments suggest weakness in stocks such as CBS and Time Warner were more to do with hedge fund liquidations that any fundamental headwinds. In addition, Cramer says the money flow into bonds appears to be more about money fleeing Russia and not a referendum on...
  • Stocks derailed by high-flyers; worst day since 2011 for Nasdaq

    04/10/2014 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 10,2014 | KateGibson
    DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 16170.22 -266.96 -1.62% S&P 500 S&P 500 Index 1833.09 -39.09 -2.09% NASDAQ Nasdaq Composite Index 4054.11 -129.79 -3.10% U.S. stocks were slammed on Thursday, with high-flying technology and biotech shares leading the declines that had the Nasdaq Composite posting its worst session in more than two years. "The market is coming to its senses in some of the high-flying tech names; it looked like there were some pretty hefty amounts being paid for the prospect of eventual earnings. Any of us in the market more than 15 years feels the hot breath on the backs...
  • The Real Reason the Stock Market Is Rigged

    04/07/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Errant · 18 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 7 April 2014 | Shah Gilani
    Everyone's talking about Michael Lewis' latest book Flash Boys and HFT (high-frequency trading) and whether the markets are rigged. What they're not talking about is how the markets have been set up for institutionalized rigging. I'm not kidding. The markets are rigged. You're going to have to get over it and deal with it. The rigging is in the system and that's just the way it is... As to HFT, I'll get to that... But you can't pass judgment on HFT until you understand how cascading technology and unintended consequences landed us in the deep end of the dark pool...
  • TD Bank CEO wants U.S. to curb high frequency trading

    04/04/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    (Reuters) - Toronto-Dominion Bank Chief Executive Ed Clark said on Thursday he believes high frequency trading (HFT) gives an unfair advantage to some market participants and wants curbs by U.S. regulators. HFT, in which sophisticated computer programs are used to send high volumes of orders to make markets or capitalize on price imbalances, has been criticized by some for giving HFT firms an unfair advantage over traditional traders. "I'm not a fan of high frequency trading," Clark told reporters in Calgary after the bank's annual general meeting. TD is Canada's second-largest bank by market capitalization, with a large domestic franchise,...
  • Don’t be fooled into mortgaging your home to buy stocks

    04/01/2014 7:22:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 04/01/2014 | Martin Pelletier
    Investors seem to have completely forgotten about the concept of risk thanks to a prolonged period of ultra-low interest and stock markets setting new highs. In particular, such an environment has a tendency to bring out the worst pieces of investment advice, such as taking out a mortgage to buy stocks. One would think warning signs would flash when non-investment professionals such as mortgage brokers offer this type of advice. Therefore, while this may ruffle a few feathers in the industry, let’s tackle this recommendation head-on and hopefully show why it is a terrible strategy. To begin, let’s divide your...
  • Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

    03/31/2014 12:26:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 30, 2014 | Steve Kroft
    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the current bull market on Wall Street, making it one of the longest and strongest in history. Yet U.S. stock ownership is at a record low and less than half of Americans trust banks and financial services. And in the last two weeks, the New York attorney general and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission in Washington have both launched investigations into high-frequency computerized stock trading that now controls more than half the market.
  • Why Chinese Copper Demand Could Come Booming Back (Dr Copper)

    03/24/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    BI ^ | 3-24-2014 | Mamta Badkar
    Why Chinese Copper Demand Could Come Booming Back Mamta BadkarMar. 23, 2014, 11:21 PM     Copper prices have been tumbling on concerns about China's economic slowdown and an unwinding of copper-backed loans. But Sijin Cheng at Barclays writes that grid spending could "help dispel" concerns about Chinese copper demand. China's grid companies invested 40 billion yuan (about $6.4 billion) in the first two months of the year, up 22% year-over-year. This comes "despite a high base; in January-February 2013, [when] investment rose 44% from a soft 2012." While some cable providers reported "sharp slowdowns" in the Jan-Feb...
  • Stock Futures Shake Off Weak China Data

    03/24/2014 6:10:51 AM PDT · by mykroar ^ | 3/24/2014 | Adam Samson
    U.S. stock-index futures turned positive on Monday despite a round of disappointing data on China on the heels of a volatile trading week. Today's Markets As of 8:07 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 24 points, or 0.24%, to 16245, S&P 500 futures advanced 3.5 points, or 0.2%, to 1861 and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 9.5 points, or 0.26%, to 3649. The markets capped a turbulent trading week to the upside last week, with the broad S&P 500 advancing 1.4%. The pace was expected to slow on Monday, with few major U.S. economic events on the calendar. Traders...
  • The Stock Market And Pessimistic Press Headlines

    03/20/2014 10:41:13 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 3-20-2014 | Doug_Wakefield
    The Stock Market And Pessimistic Press Headlines Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014 Mar 20, 2014 - 08:52 AM GMT By: Doug Wakefield Do you remember the following headline from the fall of 2011? "In the Absence of a Credible Plan We Will Have A Global Financial Meltdown in Two or Three Weeks" [states] Dr. Robert Shapiro, Advisor to the IMF, Zero Hedge, October 6, 2011 How about these headlines, from June 2012? [Spanish] Bankia Customers Pull Out Over 1 Billion Euros, Reuters, May 17 '12 Or some of these from December 2012 through December 2013? Ben Bernanke: If We Go...
  • Stocks slump on Janet Yellen's rate hike remark

    03/19/2014 2:39:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 03/19/2014
    Investors weren't too thrilled by what they heard from Janet Yellen during her first meeting in charge of the Fed. The Dow fell more than 100 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished lower. Stocks were relatively stable as Yellen started her press conference. But the Dow fell as many as 180 points before recovering after she said the Fed's stimulus program would most likely be finished by the fall and that a rate hike could come as soon as early 2015. Prior to the press conference, the Fed said it will continue trimming, or tapering, its monthly...