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  • Stock Market in 2016 compared to 2008

    02/06/2016 1:38:37 PM PST · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    Feb 06, 2016 | Self
    Chart comparing 2008 market behavior with 2016. But it is still too early in the year and 2016 may not repeat the stock market of 2008.
  • LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

    02/05/2016 3:22:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value. A surprise forecast for slower growth this year sent LinkedIn shares into a stomach-turning plunge of almost 44 percent. After the market closed Thursday, the online company reported better-than-expected earnings for the last quarter but warned that revenue would fall short of what analysts had projected for 2016. It also said it was discontinuing a new online advertising system that hadn't worked out.
  • The Chicago Stock Exchange is being sold to a Chinese-led investor group

    02/05/2016 11:04:19 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 5, 2015 | Portia Crowe
    CHICAGO--The Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (CHX) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group (the 'Casin Group'). The Board of Directors of CHX has unanimously approved the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2016. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
  • Oil crash sends Dow diving 500 points

    01/20/2016 10:13:11 AM PST · by Signalman · 33 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 1/20/2015 | Matt Egan
    The Dow plunged 540 points on Wednesday after crude oil plummeted another 7% and crashed below $27 a barrel. The S&P 500 slumped 3.5% to its lowest intraday level since October 2014. The Nasdaq is down another 3.5%. It's the latest blow in what's already been the worst start to a year on record for the stock market. The Dow is now down more than 11% in 2016. "Despite improving valuations, global equities continue to get hammered," Bespoke Investment Group wrote in a client note. The firm said the appetite for risk remains "awful." Turmoil in China and the crash...
  • Stocks Plunge Along With Price of Oil; Dow off 500 Points

    01/20/2016 9:38:38 AM PST · by Deo volente · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 20, 2016 | Marley Jay
    The Dow dropped 520 points, or 3.2 percent, to 15,549 as of 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 63 points, or 3.4 percent, to 1,817. The Nasdaq lost 150 points, or 3.4 percent, to 4,325. U.S. indexes are down 10 percent or more since the beginning of the year. Bond prices rose as investors shifted money out of stocks.
  • Dow plunges 391 points as fear grips markets

    01/15/2016 2:37:37 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/15/2016 | Matt Egan
    <p>The market freakout of 2016 keeps getting scarier. Cheap oil and China remain the major culprits. The Dow dropped another 391 points on Friday, leaving the index down an incredible 1,437 points in just the first two weeks of the year. The S&P 500 lost 2.3% and the Nasdaq plunged 2.7% to its lowest level since October 2014.</p>
  • Stocks close down 2% after hitting a near 15-month low on oil rout

    01/15/2016 1:07:43 PM PST · by mykroar · 7 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/15/2016 | Evelyn Cheng
    <p>U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Friday ahead of a long weekend and the onslaught of earnings season, after a slew of disappointing U.S. data, a plunge in oil to below $30 a barrel, and a sell-off in Chinese stocks added to mounting concerns about slowing global growth.</p>
  • US oil plunges 5.7% on China, closes at $29.42 a barrel

    01/15/2016 11:33:08 AM PST · by mykroar · 18 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/15/2016 | Reuters
    World oil prices slumped more than 6 percent to below $29 a barrel on Friday, as a further fall in the Chinese stock market and the prospect of an imminent rise in Iran's crude exports deepened fears of a longer supply glut. After closing higher for the first time in eight sessions on Thursday, U.S. and Brent crude futures slumped to new 12-year lows, taking this year's losses to more than 20 percent, the worst two-week decline since the 2008 financial crisis. The slump was not over yet, some analysts warned, as the lifting of sanctions on Iran opens the...
  • DJIA -496 (-3%)

    01/15/2016 9:47:19 AM PST · by kidd · 117 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/15/2016 12:45 (EDT) | MSN
    Opened at 16,354.33 Down 496.57 Down 3.03%
  • Bear Sinks Claws Into Russell 2000 As Stocks Fall Hard

    01/14/2016 3:23:51 AM PST · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 01/13/2016 | DAVID SAITO-CHUNG
    Nasdaq Closes Down 3.4% Major averages sell off after Brent oil undercut $30 a barrel intraday Small-cap stocks officially entered a bear market amid a wide-ranging sell-off Wednesday, fueled by the lowest oil prices in a dozen years. Brent crude futures touched below $30... [snip] The Russell 2000, a key market gauge of smaller, publicly traded companies, dove 3.3% to end at 1010.19. That level is 22.1% below its 52-week peak of 1295.99, set on June 23. In stock parlance, a decline is officially labeled a bear market when the price correction exceeds 20% from a 52-week or all-time high....
  • The Weekend Is Over, And The Markets Are Falling Again

    01/10/2016 7:03:10 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    BI ^ | 1-10-2016 | Sam Ro
    Sam RoJanuary 10, 2016 World markets are open for Monday trading, and they're down. US futures are in the red with Dow futures down 120 points and S&P 500 futures down 13 points. Asian markets are also set to trade in the red. All this follows last week's bloodletting, which saw the S&P 500 fall 6%. It was the worst first five trading days in history.There's no shortage of explanations for all this: * You have the Fed, which tightened monetary policy with an interest rate hike in December. * You have oil prices, which are a struggling to find...
  • Historic week: Dow plunges 1,079 points

    01/08/2016 3:33:50 PM PST · by Signalman · 134 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/8/2016 | Matt Egan
    The Dow lost 1,079 points this week, or over 6%, as fears about China and crashing oil prices dealt Wall Street a painful one-two blow. It was the Dow's worst five-day start to a year on record, according to Dow Jones. Despite the relative calm in China and a strong U.S. jobs report, the Dow fell 168 points on Friday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq lost about 1% apiece. It capped off the Dow's biggest weekly percentage loss since 2011. "People are very nervous. We have a lot of fear about what is going on in China," said Joe...
  • China's 'national team' props up the yuan but other Asian markets slide – live

    01/07/2016 10:55:05 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8 Jan15 | Martin Farrer
  • This investor called the financial crisis - and is predicting market falls again

    01/07/2016 4:19:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7 Jan 16 | Kyle Caldwell
    Martin Gray, one of a handful of fund managers who made money during the financial crisis, is concerned global equity stock markets are ripe for a fall An investor who delivered a 12.3pc return for investors during the financial crisis despite global stock markets falls has said he is moving into cash again and "cannot help but feel bearish" about shares. Martin Gray, formerly of fund firm Miton but now running his own business, Coram Asset Management, is concerned that "overvalued" stock markets are ripe for a fall. Mr Gray's former fund, Miton Cautious Multi Asset, was one of just...
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Plunges As Global Markets Slammed By China Currency Fears

    01/07/2016 11:24:46 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    IBT ^ | 01/07/2016 | Angelo Young
    Concerns about global economic growth sharply increased Thursday after China devalued its currency and halted trading on its mainland exchanges for a second time after less than a half-hour of trading. Oil prices continued their plunge and are now down 11 percent for the year so far. U.S. stock markets opened sharply down as investors try to navigate myriad geopolitical situations and decide how to buy and sell stocks in a world awash with not just oil but nearly every commodity linked to economic activity. Much of these concerns trace back to China, which for the past decade has been...
  • Wall Street braces for more big losses after China rout

    01/07/2016 4:47:31 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 8 January 2016
    Wall Street braces for more big losses after China rout... more at link
  • A Disturbing Warning From UBS: "Buy Gold" Because A 30% Bear Market Is Coming

    01/06/2016 10:07:26 AM PST · by amorphous · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As Wall Street axioms (Santa rally, January effect, as goes January etc.) are rapidly falling by the wayside at the start of 2016, following a chaotic but return-less 2015, the UBS analysts who correctly forecast last year's volatility are out with their forecast for 2016. It's simple - Sell Stocks, Buy Gold. UBS Technical Analysts Michael Riesner and Marc Muller warn the seven-year cycle in equities is rolling over.
  • Stock Market Sell-Off: Investors See First Of 2016 And Aren't Impressed

    01/05/2016 3:34:57 AM PST · by expat_panama · 6 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 01/04/2016 | Editorial
    ...what changed between Dec. 31 and Jan. 4 to turn investors so negative? Sadly, not much. Let's be blunt: The news from late 2015 wasn't very good.... *********** ...plunging prices of oil and other commodities stimulated spending. But they also pushed every major oil-exporting nation — Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela in particular — into a deep slump. [snip] ...global oil revenues plunged from $3.8 trillion in the summer of 2014 to about $1.6 trillion... *********** And, even as the global economy stagnates, the world is still awash in debt, some $70 trillion owed by governments alone. Much of that,...
  • THIS TIME ISN’T DIFFERENT

    01/04/2016 9:25:33 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    burningplatform.com ^ | 1/3/2016 | Administrator
    Last year ended with a whimper on Wall Street. The S&P 500 was down 1% for the year, down 4% from its all-time high in May, and no higher than it was 13 months ago at the end of QE3. The Wall Street shysters and their mainstream media mouthpieces declare 2016 to be a rebound year, with stocks again delivering double digit returns. When haven't they touted great future returns. They touted them in 2000 and 2007 too. No one earning their paycheck on Wall Street or on CNBC will point out the most obvious speculative bubble in history. John...
  • China Halts Stock Trading For Day After Entire Market Crashes

    01/03/2016 11:02:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 176 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 4, 2016
    Following the initial halt in CSI-300 Futures at the 5% limit down level, the afternoon session opened to more carnage and amid the worst 'first day of the year' in at least 15 years, Chinese stocks collapsed further to a 7% crash. At 1334 local time, stock trading was halted for the rest of the day across all exchanges (at least two hours early). [Snip] Dow futures are now down over 150 points from NYE close, Gold and Treasuries are bid, and offshore Yuan has plunged most since the August devaluation.
  • Stocks close lower; worst year for S&P, Dow since 2008

    12/31/2015 1:38:51 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 Dec 15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S.stocks closed lower in light volume trade Thursday, the last day of 2015, despite some stabilization in oil prices. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average both ended lower for the year, their worst since 2008. The Nasdaq composite closed up more than 5.5 percent for the year as biotech stocks and major tech names outperformed. The Russell 2000 and Dow transports also had their worst year since 2008. Selling accelerated into the close, with the Dow closing about 180 points lower. The Nasdaq composite fell more than 1 percent as Apple declined nearly 2 percent. The S&P 500...
  • China Impending Real Estate Housing Market Crash

    12/30/2015 11:39:09 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 12-30-2015 | Harry Dent
    Harry_Dent December 30, 2015 We woke up this morning to find oil prices weighing on the market… again… with China suffering the biggest losses. Oil prices have already kept stocks at bay in the best time of the year. Funny how this “Santa Claus” rally that I predicted wouldn’t happen this year, didn’t. The last time was in 2007 and 2008 – the last years the stock market crashed. I’ve been looking at how low oil prices will be the first trigger in the next crisis. Although it helps consumers a bit, low prices kill the $1 trillion QE-driven fracking...
  • This is how much money exists in the entire world, in one chart (Money and ...?)

    12/18/2015 12:08:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Dec 18, 2015 2:31 p.m. ET | Sue Chang
    There is $1.2 quadrillion invested in derivatives alone. By SueChang Markets reporter Ever wonder how much money there is in the world?The answer is complicated, which you might expect, but not because of the difficulty of tallying up all the rather large numbers. Rather, it’s more about which parameters are used to define “money.”
  • David Stockman Warns "Dread The Fed!" - Sell The Bonds, Sell The Stocks, Sell The House

    12/18/2015 11:44:05 AM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-18-2015 | David Stockman - Tyler Durden
    David StockmanTyler Durden 12/18/2015 There is going to be carnage in the casino, and the proof lies in the transcript of Janet Yellen’s press conference. She did not say one word about the real world; it was all about the hypothetical world embedded in the Fed’s tinker toy model of the US economy. Yes, tinker toys are what kids used to play with back in the 1950s and 1960s, and that’s when Janet acquired her school-girl model of the nation’s economy. But since that model is so frightfully primitive, mechanical, incomplete, stylized and obsolete, it tells almost nothing of relevance...
  • Stocks are more overvalued now than at 2000 and 2007 peaks

    12/13/2015 9:51:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/12/2015 | Mark Hulbert
    The stock market currently is even more overvalued than it was at the bull market peaks of both March 2000 and October 2007 -- according to not just one, but two, valuation measures. That at least is the message of an analysis released earlier this week by Ned Davis Research, the quantitative research firm. What caught my eye in the firm's analysis was that, unlike virtually all others that conclude that stocks are overvalued, this one was not based on the so-called Shiller P/E -- the cyclically-adjusted P/E ratio championed by Nobel laureate Robert Shiller of Yale University. That's noteworthy,...
  • Oil storage business is booming: Kemp

    12/07/2015 4:53:44 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2015 | John Kemp
    Dec 3 Oil producers may be struggling as a result of low prices but the oil storage business has never been in better shape. U.S. refiners, traders and logistics companies added an extra 11 million barrels of working storage capacity for crude oil between March and September, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Since September 2011, total capacity for storing crude in the United States has expanded by almost 87 million barrels, 19 percent, the EIA reported on Monday ("Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity" Nov. 30). Most of the extra capacity has been added at tank farms...
  • Donald Trump’s senior adviser is a stock fraud felon with mob past

    12/05/2015 2:43:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 184 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | Associated Press
    Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records.
  • Wall Street's getting crushed by a form of financial engineering you've probably never heard of

    12/02/2015 12:47:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/02/2015 | Linette Lopez
    On August 6, billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman took the unusual step of dialing into an earnings call for one of his fund's holdings and asking a question. It was a second-quarter earnings call for SunEdison, a solar-energy company that went public in 1995. At the time, Omega was the 11th-biggest shareholder of SunEdison, with 8.8 million shares. It's a large stake, but it is still unusual for Cooperman to pick up the phone to publicly ask a question on a company's quarterly conference call. These were no ordinary circumstances, however. After enjoying the benefits of a classic Wall...
  • Dr Copper, The Economy and The Stock Market No Longer in Sync

    11/23/2015 11:05:58 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 11-23-2015 | Sol_Palha
    Sol_Palha November 23,2015 Doctor copper, can no longer be viewed as a leading indicator, in fact, a name change might be in order. A change of name from Dr Copper to deadbeat copper might in order, given its dismal record over the years. After the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the economy, the stock markets and copper parted ways; while the markets and the economy trended higher, copper plunged into an abyss, and it is still trying to find its footing. All Jokes aside, the reason copper is diverging from the markets is because the Feds destroyed the concept of a...
  • A Word of Encouragement for The Bride [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/13/2015 1:38:43 PM PST · by Jedediah
    Your days are not ending they are merely flowing into Me.So don't worry in trying to catch up for you have already arrived, Just be seated in my righteousness and dwell in my glory with the understanding that the fullness of my spirit is with you as I AM your heartbeat and breathe so I own you for you have given your life to me. So now just rest in me as I complete my agenda for I AM your daily bread, counselor and King . . . Matthew 11:27-30 27 All things have been entrusted and delivered to Me...
  • Doubters question 'strange' stock market rebound

    11/06/2015 11:05:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Reuters and Yahoo News ^ | 6 Nov 15 | Alistair Smout and Danilo Masoni
    The double-digit stock-market rebound after a bruising summer has put European shares back into positive territory for the year, but sentiment around the central-bank-fueled rally remains fragile. Weak trading volumes, a so-far disappointing earnings season and a focus on reliable dividend payouts rather than blockbuster growth have all contributed to the view that investors are being sucked into a market updraft rather than enthusiastically betting on a cyclical upturn. Even with European shares getting a fresh lift from a weaker euro on Friday - after U.S. data smashed expectations and fueled bets on tighter U.S. rate policy in contrast with...
  • Opinion: The best six months for stocks is about to begin

    10/23/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 28 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct 23, 2015 | Mark Hulbert
    Halloween likely to bring investors treats this year CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) Odds are that the Halloween Indicator will be especially good for the stock market this year. Thats encouraging news, since the Halloween Indicator already carries decent odds of success. But when the stock market is riding a wave of momentum into Halloween as it most definitely is this year, including another 200+ point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.87% on Thursday then the odds become even better.The Halloween Indicator refers to the stock markets seasonal tendency to produce its...
  • "I Woke Up This Morning After Horrible Economic News, First Question Was How Much Are Stocks Up"

    10/16/2015 9:30:26 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-16-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/15/2015 The economic numbers released yesterday can best be described with a reference to wheels falling off the bus. And it wasnt just retail sales and PPI in the U.S. but numbers from around the world, including China. So, of course, when I woke up this morning the obvious first question to ask was, how much are equities up? It remains a reality for trading that the biggest news overnight wasnt the Bank of Korea rate decision nor the continued deterioration of East West relations but an article written by Jon Hilsenrath in the WSJ on the rapidly...
  • Heres what Wall Street isnt telling you about this stock market

    09/30/2015 6:38:45 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 30 Sep 15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    Welcome to the worst day of the year for investors, though you wouldnt know it by looking at stock futures this morning. Thank the portfolio window-dressers or bouncy dead cats, but the market looks set to fly. Anyway, that gloomy prognosis for the day fits nicely with the disastrous end to the quarter were headed for, set to finish with 8% to 9% losses for the big U.S. indexes. The quarter has delivered the biggest point declines for the Dow industrials DJIA, +1.41% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.82% since the end of 2008, and the biggest for the...
  • The Great Deflation Will Destroy All Bubbles These Too

    09/23/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TMO ^ | 9-23-2015 | Harry Dent
    Harry_DentSeptember 23, 2015 Its not enough that jobs are less stable, or that the ones were adding are increasingly more part-time Its not enough that rapidly growing student loan costs are plaguing more young echo boomers and millennials Its not enough that the high costs of education are increasing the inequality gap and making upward mobility impossible Or that, even after the last crash, housing is still expensive and loans are harder to get Today, the young generation ALSO has to deal with runaway childcare costs. Its no wonder many of them arent having kids! But I believe much of...
  • The Market Just Completed An Epic Round-Trip

    09/23/2015 6:06:59 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    BI ^ | 9-23-2015 | Akin Oyedele and Sam Ro
    Akin Oyedele and Sam RoSeotember 23, 2015 US stock futures got crushed overnight after some ugly economic data out of China. But they have since recovered those losses and then some. Dow futures are up by around 30 points, which is around 200 points better than the night's lows. US stocks closed lower on Tuesday, with the Dow dropping 179 points, or 1%. Since Tuesday's US market close, we got a slew of economic data that painted a mixed picture of the world economy. * China's manufacturing slump is intensifying. The preliminary Caixin-Markit flash purchasing manufacturer's index (PMI) fell to...
  • Markets Are Getting Slammed

    09/22/2015 6:40:41 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    BI ^ | 9-22-2015 | Sam Ro and Myles Udland
    Sam Ro and Myles UdlandSeptember 22, 2015 Markets around the world are getting slammed. Dow futures are down as much as 240, S&P futures are down 30, and Nasdaq futures are down 80. This brings losses for each of the major US indexes to more than 1.4%. In Europe, Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40, and Spain's IBEX are all down by more than 2%. The biggest news for the second day in a row is Volkswagen, which is slowly rolling out information regarding software designed to give its diesel cars false emissions data. On Tuesday, the company said...
  • Markets Are Selling Off In Asia

    09/20/2015 11:10:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 12-21-2015 | Nichola Saminather
    Nichola SaminatherSeptember 21, 2015SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares followed Wall Street lower on Monday after the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at record lows raised fresh concerns about growth globally, particularly in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1 percent, with Australia down 2.3 percent and South Korea off 1.4 percent. Japan was closed for a long holiday. U.S. shares dropped more than 1.3 percent on Friday, after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday that the global economic outlook appeared less certain. "The monetary-policy-watcher world has now turned decidedly bearish after last Fridays...
  • Stocks Are Getting Slammed (After Fed Does Nothing)

    09/18/2015 4:53:40 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    BI ^ | 9-18-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 18,2015 Good morning! It's the morning after the Fed's big meeting where they decided to keep interest rates pegged near 0%, and after a wild swing on Thursday that saw stocks ultimately end the day lower, futures on Friday morning were pointing to a lower open to close the week. Near 7:00 am ET on Friday, Dow futures were off about 175 points, S&P 500 futures were off 20, and Nasdaq futures were down 45. Each of these declines were about 1%. FinViz And while stocks were sliding, bonds were rallying as the yield on 2-year note, which...
  • This is the chart that has Robert Shiller seriously worried about the stock market

    09/14/2015 5:37:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Sep 14, 2015 | Myles Udland
    This chart shows Shiller's stock market confidence index, which he compiles by asking investors whether they think the stock market is overvalued, fairly valued, or undervalued. In an interview with the Financial Times, Shiller explains that what worries him about this chart is that the drop in investor confidence corresponds with an increase in the valuation and overall index level of the market.Said another way, investors keep buying stocks even though they don't really think stocks are, on balance, a good deal. It is, then, something closer to fear than optimism that is fueling the rally in stocks.This is a...
  • Don't Get Comfortable! (Stock Markets)

    09/12/2015 8:04:02 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    BI ^ | 9-12-2015 | Henry Blodgett
    Henry BlodgetSeptember 12, 2015 After some gut-wrenching volatility in August, global markets have settled down in the past couple of weeks. They have also rebounded nicely off the August lows. As markets have calmed, the debate about whether we're in the early stages of a full-on crash has quieted. But don't get too comfortable. This is still an open question. At times like these, it's helpful to get a historical perspective. And what you find when you do that is that no one who is concerned about a crash should take comfort in the market's recent stabilization. Why? Because market...
  • Interest-rate hike could tank stocks by 40%

    09/10/2015 2:31:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 157 replies
    WND ^ | 9 Sep 15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Despite the stock markets return to triple-digit gains on Tuesday in apparent response to signs that China will take steps to stimulate its economy, bankers worldwide are warning a decision by the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates next week could precipitate a stock-market collapse. Deutsche Bank, the European Unions biggest bank, has grabbed attention by issuing a warning to the Federal Reserve that a rise in U.S. interest rates now would constitute nothing less than a premeditated controlled demolition that could cause global stock markets to collapse a dramatic 40 percent. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to decide...
  • Indexes Mark Follow-Through Rally As Nasdaq Leads [Confirmed Rally, THANK THE FR!]

    09/09/2015 3:51:15 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/08/2015 | JUAN CARLOS ARANCIBIA
    Stocks rose sharply Tuesday, triggering a bullish signal for the market. The Nasdaq surged 2.7% and the S&P 500 2.5%. Even for the volatile market lately, those were sizable jumps. Volume rose. The combination of big price gains and higher volume resulted in a follow-through signal a confirmation of the rally that began with the dramatic Aug. 24 index lows. The rally changed IBD's ... The Big Picture is a subscriber feature. Take a free trial now to get instant access.
  • Markets Are Ripping Higher, Dow Futures Are Up 300

    09/08/2015 5:13:31 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 9-8-2015 | Sam Ro
    Sam RoSeptember 8, 2015US stock market futures are ripping higher after the three-day holiday weekend. Dow futures are up 300 points, S&P 500 futures are up 37 points, and Nasdaq futures are up 79 points. This makes up for all of what the markets lost on Friday. There isn't any obvious single headline to explain Tuesday's move. But here are a few big headlines that certainly showed up on some traders' radars: (snip)
  • Make No Mistake The Market Might Still Be Crashing

    09/06/2015 10:27:16 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 9-6-2015 | Elena Holodny
    Elena HolodnySeptember 6, 2015 The stock markets continue to get whipsawed. Stocks plunged on Monday and Tuesday, bounced back on Wednesday, burbled along on Thursday, and then got slammed on Friday after the jobs report. All the major US indices closed down about 3% for the week. This action follows the previous week's wild ride when stocks started deep in the red; the Dow plummeted 1,089 points (before recovering), and, somehow, ultimately both the S&P and Dow closed 0.6% and 0.8% higher for the week, respectively. People who are invested in the stock market might not want to hear this,...
  • Bob Shiller Fears "Substantial Decline" Sees Dow 'Fair Value' Around 11,000

    09/03/2015 10:27:42 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-3-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 09/03/2015"This is a dangerous time," warns Nobel laureate Bob Schiller as he warns of the false signal that typical P/E ratios are misleading and in fact his CAPE ratio (looking through the cycle) implies "fair value" for The Dow should trade around 11,000 and around 1300 for the S&P 500. "There is a risk of a substantial decline," he adds, warning that the recent rebound "maybe someone's good will effort to stabilize the market," and in fact the market's valuation is high now and people are over-exposed. Schiller unleashes some inconvenient truths on CNBC...(snip)
  • It's amateur hour in China

    09/02/2015 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 1, 2015 | Rick Newman
    This is the next superpower? Youve got to be kidding. Anybody expecting China to dominate the world must be wondering how the Keystone Kops managed to take over the Politburo in Beijing. China has embarked on a long odyssey to prove that capitalism can work within the confines of a communist government. There have been many impressive successes. But the failuresincluding those weve seen on display this summerreveal that China is nowhere near the global powerhouse it imagines itself to be or some western declinists fear it will become. The follies in Chinas financial markets during the past two months...
  • Futures Are Rallying After An Ugly Start To The Month

    09/02/2015 5:38:17 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    BI ^ | 9-2-2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin OyedeleSeptember 2, 2015US stocks are rebounding after a very ugly start to the month. Near 7:50 a.m. ET, Dow futures were up 109 points, S&P 500 futures were up 12 points, and Nasdaq futures were up about 28 points. Stocks had the worst start to September in 13 years, and this is historically the weakest month of the year for US equities. On Tuesday, the three major indexes fell nearly 3%, and the S&P 500 dropped back into correction, defined as a 10% decline from recent highs. Experts pointed, again, to concerns that the world economy is slowing down...
  • Chinese Stocks Just Staged A Dramatic U-turn

    09/02/2015 3:22:03 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 9-2-2015 | David Scutt, Business Insider Australia
    David ScuttSeptember 2, 2015In what was another wild session, Chinese stocks finished the trading week mixed, disappointing those who had been expecting a mammoth market rally before the nation breaks for a two-day holiday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The benchmark Shanghai Composite index finished the day at 3155.04 points, a decrease of 0.37%. Earlier in the session the index was down more than 4% before staging a miraculous late rally into the close, yet again. The 5-minute chart below tells the story. SSEC Sept 2Investing.com All sectors bar financials and utilities closed...
  • SEPTEMBER STOCKS START SOUR DOW -470

    09/01/2015 1:02:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1 Sep 15 | Matt Drudge
    http://drudgereport.com/ Here we go again......