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  • The market is doing something most investors have never seen in their lifetime — (edit for length)

    05/21/2018 4:25:37 AM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 6 hours ago | Joe Ciolli
    Full title: The market is doing something most investors have never seen in their lifetime — and could be foreshadowing the next crash -- Since 1981, Treasury yields have pretty much gone in just one direction: down. The result has been one of the most awe-inspiring bull markets in the modern era — one spanning more than three decades. But the party may be over for Treasury bulls, who profit from lower yields because of the inverse relationship they have with bond prices. This can be seen in the 10-year Treasury yield, which bounced off a record low in 2016...
  • Stocks Set Up For A Big Rally

    05/11/2018 3:10:33 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Two weeks ago, I wrote an article explaining why I thought the stock market would have one more major rally before the end of this economic cycle. In that article, I explain that jobless claims are still shrinking, the yield curve is still flattening, and investor sentiment is not euphoric. All of these can be thought of as bullish in the short to medium-term. This week, we continued to get bullish signs (technically and fundamentally) and might be about to go on a quick ride upward. Here is what the stock market looked like two weeks ago: The price was...
  • Goldman Sachs Shares Sink After It Smashes Earnings Expectations Thanks to Trading Bonanza

    04/17/2018 11:37:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    Goldman Sachs joined a somewhat awkward club Tuesday morning, delivering better-than-expected quarterly earnings only to see its shares sink when the market opened. The Wall Street firm reported earnings of $6.95 per share, compared with analyst expectations of $5.56. This was the third-best earnings-per-share ever for Goldman. Revenue of $10.4 billion topped estimates of 8.54 billion, a 25 percent increase from a year ago. Yet investors were not in the mood to pop champagne corks. Goldman shares fell by 1.6 percent Tuesday morning even as the broader market moved up, with the S&P 500 rising by 1 percent. Year to...
  • Dow falls nearly 750 points as trade fears rattle investors

    04/06/2018 12:07:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | Fred Imbert and Alexandra Gibbs
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 23, 2018 in New York City. Stocks plunge more than 500 points 47 Mins Ago | 02:18 Stocks fell sharply on Friday as worries of a trade war brewing between the U.S. and China grew. Wall Street also digested disappointing employment data. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 740 points, with Boeing and Caterpillar as the biggest decliners in the index. The S&P 500 declined more than 2.5 percent, with industrials as the worst-performing sector. The Nasdaq composite dropped 2.7 percent. The sell-off accelerated in the...
  • U.S. Stocks End Worst Week in Years

    03/23/2018 2:39:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 23, 2018 | Akane Otani, Riva Gold and Michael Wursthorn
    Shares of banks and technology firms dragged markets sharply lower Friday, punctuating the worst week for major U.S. stock indexes in more than two years. Friday’s selling highlighted investors’ increasing anxiety over a range of concerns, including the White House’s increasingly protectionist trade agenda, rising interest rates and collapsing bets on technology giants that had powered much of the stock market’s rally until recently. The Dow industrials lost more than 1,100 points in the week’s final two sessions. Financial stocks in the S&P 500 dropped 3% Friday, with Bank of America and Morgan Stanley falling nearly 5% apiece. Tech stocks...
  • U.S. Stocks Sell Off on Concerns About Trade

    03/22/2018 2:49:13 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2018 | Michael Wursthorn and Riva Gold
    Trade war fears that have roiled the markets for two weeks intensified Thursday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling more than 700 points and adding to concerns that stocks could be headed for a larger reckoning. Thursday’s selling, which sent shares of manufacturers, aluminum producers and steelmakers sharply lower, marked the culmination of months of growing investor anxiety over the course of U.S. trade policy. It came at a time when many say the market was already under pressure, gripped by fears over rising interest rates and sliding technology shares. Trade tensions ratcheted higher, as the Trump administration said...
  • Opinion: Two dreaded words — mean reversion — take hold of the U.S. stock market

    03/22/2018 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Market Watch.com ^ | 3/22/2018 | SIMON MAIERHOFER
    Facebook’s mini-crash — the company’s stock is down over 13% in three days — is a reminder that even red-hot FAANG stocks can fall. Facebook FB, -0.08% took the stairs up and the elevator down. Did the Facebook shock just offer a glimpse into stock market future? Read on, and I’ll explain. Mean reversion Let’s not forget that Facebook’s stock is still up 865% since its 2012 low. For most of the past five years, Facebook has been trending higher in a well-defined trend channel. Let’s call this the “mean.” In July 2017, Facebook jumped above the trend channel and...
  • Federal Reserve Interest-Rate Decision—Live Analysis

    03/21/2018 11:31:15 AM PDT · by Sopater · 15 replies
    Join us for all the news and analysis of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate decision and economic projections Wednesday, along with Jerome Powell’s first press conference as chairman.
  • Tech stocks are flashing a warning sign similar to before the dot-com bubble popped

    03/19/2018 4:22:37 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 Mar 18 | Jeff Cox
    • Price performance difference between tech and utilities has spread lately to a level nearly as wide as when the dotcom bubble burst. • "The obsession with dot-com stocks in the late-1990s has been replaced today by a fascination with FANG stocks," said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group. Price performance between the two sectors has spread lately to a gap not quite as wide as during the bubble, but close. Using a measure called the "Popular/Panned Ratio", Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group, sees danger signs growing for the bull market that began...
  • High-Speed Traders Profit From Return of Loophole at CME

    02/13/2018 10:02:23 AM PST · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | Alexander Osipovich
    Tiny gap between private trade confirmations and public data feed can be exploited to detect market moves, critics say Five years ago, the world’s largest exchange operator vowed to fix a flaw in its systems that allowed high-speed traders to infer the direction of the futures market a fraction of a second before everyone else. Now, the defect is back at CME Group Inc.,traders say. And some allege it is yielding rich profits for ultrafast firms at the expense of ordinary investors. The problem arises from the two ways that CME distributes information about a trade. One is the private...
  • The Stock Market - What the Heck?

    02/08/2018 2:12:16 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 185 replies
    2-8-18 | Vanity
    I'm an investor, and like most here, overwhelmed with the sources to read, the Q Anon stuff, the stimuli, the conspiracies...and now, a few days of stock market drops - including today's 1000 pt drop. I'd like to discuss with anyone who will participate, as to causes, where from here, etc.
  • Market “Earthquake Is Coming” – Icahn Warns “A Lot Of People Will Pay The Price Like In 1929”

    02/06/2018 3:41:06 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 2-6-2018
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke to CNBC via telephone this morning and had some very ominous warnings after what he has seen in the last few days. Reflecting on the market’s moves recently, Icahn shocked the anchors by saying: “This is something we’ve never seen before… I don’t remember ever seeing a market with this kind of volatility over two weeks.“ “The market has become a much more dangerous place [due to index funds and ETFs]… it’s like 2008 where everyone was buying mortgages and CDS.” Concluding that: “Passive investing is the bubble right now.” “There is going to be...
  • The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market

    02/05/2018 7:33:21 PM PST · by familyop · 83 replies
    TheStreet ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Scott Gamm
    A big Federal Reserve meeting is coming up. Here is one thing that could happen if the Fed gets too aggressive. Despite its independence, the Federal Reserve may quietly want a bear market that takes down a president that loves tweeting about the stock market. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the "[Janet] Yellen put" in the markets could expire under President Trump. "I don't know if the Fed has much love for Trump," he said, adding that the Fed had the markets' back during the Obama Administration. "Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a...
  • Dow drops more than 1,500 points as stock slide deepens

    02/05/2018 12:33:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 187 replies
    Markets were screaming red in Monday’s trading session, continuing a steep decline that started Feb. 1. By 3:08 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average had fallen 1,032.95 points — or 4 percent — to 24,488.01. The S&P 500 fell 59.63 points, to 2,702.31, and the Nasdaq fell 230.51 points, to 7,010.41. Moments later, the Dow fell as much as 1,500 points and had erased its gains for the year.
  • Dow sheds 400 pts as bond yields rise on strong jobs data

    02/02/2018 11:36:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Rueters ^ | February 2, 2018 | Tanya Agrawal
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 400 points, with 10 of the 11 major S&P sectors in the red, led by the energy index’s 3.49 percent fall. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 200,000 jobs in January, the Labor Department said, beating expectation of 180,000. Average hourly earnings rose and boosted the year-on-year increase to 2.9 percent, the largest rise since June 2009. After the data, benchmark 10-year Treasury yields extended their rise to more than 2.8 percent, while traders boosted bets that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates three times this year. Fast-rising wages could prompt more...
  • Trump's push for smaller government is having global benefit

    02/01/2018 1:26:21 PM PST · by richardb72 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    “What is good for the United States is good for the rest of the world,” has been Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s mantra. Americans know how stock prices have exploded in the United States since President Trump’s election, but stock prices started rising at the same time around the world. To the shocks of Trump’s American opponents, he was greeted by the international elites at the gathering in Davos, Switzerland as almost a conquering hero. Meanwhile, George Soros told people at the meetings that he thought that Trump was a “danger” to the world. So many people view economics as a...
  • An indicator with a perfect track record just sent a 'powerful' sell signal

    01/26/2018 9:49:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/26/2018 | Jeff Cox
    Investors poured $33.2 billion into stock-based funds last week, another indication that the market may be overheating. Bank of America Merrill Lynch's "Bull & Bear" indicator is sending a sell sign, which has been accurate 11 straight times since the firm started tracking it in 2002. The indicator points to a technical pullback for the S&P 500 to 2,686, which would be about a 6 percent drop from the current level. The relentless gush of cash into the stock market is sending a powerful "sell" signal, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch gauge that has been a reliable...
  • Boeing surges after reporting record jet deliveries and massive order backlog

    01/09/2018 7:36:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 9, 2018 | Phil LeBeau | Leslie Josephs
    Boeing delivered a record number of commercial airplanes last year, the company reported Tuesday, firing up a rally in the company's stock. The aerospace giant delivered 763 planes, one more than its previous high set in 2015. The company's stock rallied after the report, closing up 2.7 percent at $318.43 and leading the Dow industrials higher. Boeing, whose shares have more than doubled over the last 12 months, said it booked orders for 912 commercial airplanes, the seventh highest annual total for the company.
  • Theranos avoids bankruptcy thanks to a last-minute loan

    12/23/2017 9:53:56 PM PST · by Enchante · 11 replies
    Engadget ^ | December 23, 2017 | Jon Fingas
    Theranos has come a long way from the days when it was a darling in the biotech industry. The Wall Street Journal's sources have claimed that the blood-testing firm has avoided bankruptcy by securing a $100 million loan from Fortress Investment Group. The move should keep Theranos afloat "through 2018," founder Elizabeth Holmes reportedly said in an email. Naturally, though, there are strings attached -- Fortress wants to see a return on its investment. Holmes reportedly said that Theranos has up its patent library as collateral, and that Fortress gets 4 percent equity. The loan is also subject to "certain...
  • Nolte: 7 Amazing Facts About Trump’s Economy Media Don’t Want You to Know

    12/19/2017 9:46:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Now that we are a full year into President Trump’s increasingly consequential first term, it is long past time to give him complete ownership of the American economy. If it seems odd to do so after only a year, that is due to former President Barack Obama, who never stopped blaming his predecessor for a recovery that never arrived because Obama could not stop sabotaging it with his anti-growth policies and anti-free market rhetoric. Even lying conspiracy theorists in the media and Democrat Party backed by a special prosecutor, even the gale force wind of hate and lies, have not...