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  • Trump 'definitely' boosted U.S. growth, Fed's Bullard says

    09/12/2018 9:57:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | September 12, 2018 | Ann Saphir, Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on Wednesday credited U.S. President Donald Trump with boosting U.S. economic growth in a way that may prove to be sustainable by lifting productivity. "I definitely think that the political change had an influence; I think that this is a pro-business administration that wanted to pursue strategies that were focused on economic growth," he told reporters after speaking at CFA Society Chicago, pointing to the reduction in corporate tax rates and improvements in business sentiment under Trump. Bullard said he currently estimates the economy is capable...
  • Trump declares 'market would crash' if Democrats impeached him

    08/23/2018 1:20:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt, warned that the “market would crash” if he's ever impeached -- while questioning why Democrats would even consider that course in the future. “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” Trump said, in the interview which aired Thursday on "Fox & Friends." The president weighed in on calls from the left to pursue impeachment if Democrats seize the House in the midterms. That speculation kicked up following the plea deal struck by his former attorney Michael Cohen claiming the president was involved in...
  • FACEBOOK TROUBLES GROW – FACING LAWSUIT LIABILITIES OF...BILLIONS? 30-plus complaints piled up...

    07/28/2018 9:17:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 28 July 2018
    FACEBOOK TROUBLES GROW – FACING LAWSUIT LIABILITIES OF ...BILLIONS? 30-plus complaints piled up just over Cambridge Analytica The investor and consumer doubts that sparked a near-20 percent plunge in its market value – some $100 billion plus – isn’t the only concern for the giant web company Facebook these days. A report at PJMedia outlines the billions in liabilities the company may have because of a number of crises in recent months. One was the scandal over allowing Cambridge Analytica to breach its users’ privacy and collect data for political purposes. “The company is facing massive fines and possible government...
  • Stocks Rocket Into Close on Report of U.S. Trade Deal With Europe

    07/25/2018 1:47:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.thestreet.com ^ | Updated Jul 25, 2018 4:05 PM EDT | staff
    Here Are Three Hot Things to Know About Stocks Right Now The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot higher at the close on reports of a U.S. deal with the EU to avoid a trade war. Facebook (FB) slides in after-hours trading after revenue miss. General Motors Co. (GM) slumped 4.3% after the automaker issued an outlook for 2018 that was below analysts' estimates. Wall Street Overview Stocks surged in late trading on Wednesday, July 25, to end sharply higher on reports the U.S. and Europe have reaced an agreement to avoid a trade war The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...
  • European stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs on all $500 billion in goods to U.S.

    07/20/2018 8:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 20, 2018 | Carla Mozee
    European stocks fell Friday, with auto and bank shares among those losing ground as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened a significant expansion in tariffs on Chinese imports, underscoring concerns that a global trade war will crimp global economic growth and corporate profits. ---snip--- European stocks extended losses after Trump, in an interview with CNBC, said he’s “ready” to put tariffs on all Chinese goods imported to the U.S., which would amount to more than $500 billion. Trump had previously said he’s looking at targeting $200 billion in Chinese imports, and that would be on top of tariffs already in effect...
  • General Electric gets booted from the Dow

    06/19/2018 3:50:31 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 52 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 19 June 2018 | Matt Egan
    For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Tuesday that the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines will be replaced in the 30-stock index by Walgreens Boots Alliance. GE (GE) was an original member of the Dow in 1896 and has been in it continuously since November 7, 1907. Being ousted from the Dow is the latest indignity for GE, which is dealing with a serious cash crisis caused by years of bad deals. GE has replaced its CEO,...
  • Trump's trade war escalation has sent Chinese stocks tumbling to multi-year lows (gosh darn)

    06/19/2018 7:24:51 AM PDT · by cba123 · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9 hours ago | Sam Jacobs
    Markets in China immediately fell into a sea of red at the market open on Tuesday in Asia, following a further escalation of trade tensions between Beijing and Washington. (please see link, for full article)
  • 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...