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  • U.S. Shale To Break Records Despite Bearish Rhetoric

    11/19/2019 8:50:04 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 11-19-2019 | Irina
    Crude oil production in the U.S. shale patch is seen rising by 49,000 bpd next month to a record-high daily average of 9.133 million barrels. That’s according to the latest edition of the Energy Information Administration’s Drilling Productivity Report. A month earlier, the EIA estimated that total shale oil production will rise by 58,000 bpd in November from October, to 8.971 million bpd. The latest report, however, pegged the November average at more than that: 9.048 million barrels daily.
  • China announces it seeks 'calm' end to trade war, as markets tank and currency hits 11-year flatline

    08/25/2019 9:57:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/19 Published 20 mins agoLast Update 5 mins ago | Gregg Re
    China signaled on Monday it was now seeking a rapid and "calm" end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S., as Asian markets crumbled and China's currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion in Chinese goods announced last Friday by the Trump administration. News of the possible opening in negotiations came shortly after President Trump threatened to declare a national emergency that would result in American businesses freezing their relationships with China.
  • California school system has curriculum modeled more on Marxism than on markets

    08/15/2019 8:18:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/2019 | JONATHAN BUTCHER
    The California state seal declares “Eureka,” originally a Greek word that means “I found it,” and with good reason. After James Marshall discovered gold in the territory in 1848, the rush was on. By 1852, two years after California gained statehood, the population skyrocketed from 14,000 to 250,000. But times have changed, and people are now leaving. California is the second most expensive state to live in and has the second worst overall tax burden, according to the Tax Foundation. As if that is not enough, California lawmakers want the district schools to focus on progressive grandstanding instead of serving...
  • Conservative Alarmism About Deficits Resembles Lefty Warming Hysteria

    08/05/2019 10:09:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/02/2019 | John Tamny
    “This is a tipping point now. If we don’t address it in this window, in this presidential debate, we’re not going to deal with it.” Those are the words of former South Carolina governor and U.S. Congressman from South Carolina, Mark Sanford. Sanford is talking about federal debt.But if one didn’t know better, and if one weren’t familiar with the issues of importance to Sanford, it would be easy to speculate that the South Carolinian who plans to take on Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination was talking about global warming. The way that Sanford references a “tipping point”...
  • The EU Is Reportedly Stripping 5 Countries Of Some Market Access Rights — After Brexit

    07/29/2019 9:28:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/29/19 | Huileng Tan
    The move will see the European Commission blocking Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Singapore from accessing parts of the European Union's financial market, according to the Financial Times. The five countries are deemed as no longer regulating credit rating agencies as rigorously as the bloc — thereby removing them from a position which made it possible for European banks to rely on those ratings, reported the Financial Times, The European Commission will be blocking five countries from accessing parts of the European Union's financial markets — in a move that could hit the United Kingdom after it leaves the bloc,...
  • Wall Street Banks, Fight Indictments for Manipulating Precious Metals Markets

    07/01/2019 10:50:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 10 replies
    Wall Street on Parade ^ | 06-27-2019 | Pam Martens and Russ Martens
    On July 18 of last year, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted two Merrill Lynch precious metals traders, Edward Bases and John Pacilio, charging them each with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution and one count of commodities fraud each. Pacilio was further charged with five counts of spoofing. (Spoofing is where a trader uses a high-speed computer to issue a rapid barrage of buy or sell orders, with no intention of executing the trades, in order to mislead the market and gain an advantage for his own position in the market.) On Tuesday...
  • Markets, Not Politicians, Control the Law of Supply and Demand

    06/27/2019 7:27:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 27, 2019 | Veronica de Rugy
    When I was pregnant with my first child 16 years ago, I asked my doctor how much it would cost to pay for the birth out-of-pocket. He had no clue. The truth of the matter is that in most cases, neither doctors nor their patients have any idea what their treatments cost. That's because the health care market is not a real market. The prices that emerge in this "market" aren't the result of supply and demand, influenced by innovation and competition. Instead, they're the product of a bunch of legislators who want to create a system where anyone but...
  • THAT WAS QUICK: Mexico’s President Begs Trump For Friday Meeting on Just Announced Tariffs

    05/30/2019 9:47:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 185 replies
    Gatewsy ^ | 5-30-2019 | Cristina Laila
    Just hours after President Trump announced he will be imposing 5% tariffs on Mexican imports over illegal immigration, Mexico’s president Lopez Obrador sent Trump a letter begging for a meeting to work toward a solution. “Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador asks Trump to have U.S. officials meet with the Mexican foreign minister in Washington on Friday to seek a solution that benefits both nations,” Reuters reported.
  • Nasdaq rings up a record to end the week after hotter-than-expected April jobs report

    05/03/2019 1:38:05 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies ^ | May 3, 2019 | William Watts
    The Nasdaq on Friday closed at a record, and the S&P 500 narrowly missed its own, as investors bought stocks following an April employment report that came in hotter than expected, underscoring consistent labor-market strength. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP advanced 127.22 points, or 1.6%, at 8,164, buoyed by gains in e-commerce giant Inc., which helped the technology-laden index to carve out a fresh all-time high and recover from a three-session stumble. The S&P 500 index climbed 28.12 points, or 1%, at 2,945.64, barely missing its own closing record at 2,845.83. All 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in positive...
  • 19 Historical Oil Disruptions, And How No.20 Will Shock Markets

    04/29/2019 4:02:29 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies ^ | 04-29-2019 | Philip
    Albert Einstein once wrote that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Were he alive today, he would be repeating the line to anyone who would listen, especially the reporters on cable news channels such as CNBC. He might add that the world’s policymakers always approach oil market disruptions in the same way: predicting there will be no impact on prices. Einstein would then point out that the policymakers are consistently wrong. A hefty price boost has followed every disruption. The world has experienced nineteen oil market disruptions over the...
  • Stocks continue wild trading in new year as Dow rebounds from near 400-point slide

    01/02/2019 1:07:20 PM PST · by abb · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 2, 2019 | Fred Imbert & Sam Meredith
    U.S. stocks posted slight gains on Wednesday after a volatile session kicked off 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 18 points higher after dropping nearly 400 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 gained 0.1 percent while the Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.46 percent. At their lows of the day, the S&P 500 were both down more than 1 percent. “Finally, we’re starting to see this buy-the-dip mentality creep into the market,” said Phil Blancato, CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management. “It’s because of valuations and it’s because the underlying data has been pretty good so far, albeit a...
  • Taming of the Lemmings

    12/09/2018 11:12:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 9, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Anyone paying even the slightest amount of attention to the stock market recently is aware that traders are behaving more like lemmings than investors. One day they all run north and the market advances 400 points. The next day they all run south and it declines 600. It even happens in the same day. This has been the pattern for the last several months. The economic numbers having changed not a wit. So we wonder, what is going on here? Financial writers always have an answer. Fears about a trade war with China. Worries over Brexit. Oil prices are too...
  • Stock Market Selloff Starting Early [Now.]

    12/06/2018 7:11:45 AM PST · by familyop · 57 replies
    Various sources. | December 6, 2018 | familyop
    The Dow is thrashing around 500 down (~ minus 500) at the time of this writing. Reuters Or Bloomberg, if you prefer. No content allowed from Bloomberg allowed here except title and/or link. Here's the link. Any speculation in regards to any honest causes? The economy has been getting better so far.
  • Stock markets plunge after Trump’s ‘Tariff Man’ tweet

    12/04/2018 1:35:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 4, 2018
    Stocks took a nosedive on Wall Street as investors worried that a US-China trade truce reached over the weekend wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank almost 800 points Tuesday. ------------------ The markets plunged after Trump unleashed a threatening tweet Tuesday morning. “President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted.
  • Investors Are Staring At The Bleakest Future Since The Great Depression....(John Hussman)

    12/02/2018 12:13:44 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-2-2018
    * John Hussman — the outspoken investor and former professor who's been predicting a stock crash — says traditionally diversified portfolios are set to offer their worst returns since the Great Depression over the next 12 years.* Hussman explains why he sees a US stock market drop of more than 60% coming, and breaks down why the Federal Reserve's past actions have created the situation. There's never been a worse time to be a conventional portfolio manager. Well, maybe back in the deepest, darkest throes of the Great Depression that crushed the US economy way back in 1929. But not...
  • The Market Closes Strong Late In The Session - Is It Telling Us something?

    11/06/2018 1:02:22 PM PST · by LRoggy · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/6/2018 | LRoggy
    Will be interesting to see if the late spike was a buy program due to what is being seen at the polling stations . . .
  • RED WAVE, BLUE Wave: What could happen to markets if Republicans win big or lose big on Tuesday

    11/02/2018 12:53:27 PM PDT · by reed13k · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 Nov 2018 | Fred Imbert, Jack Pramuk
    RED WAVE, BLUE WAVE: What could happen to markets if Republicans win big or lose big on Tuesday Scenario 1 (Most likely): Democrats take control of the House, while Republicans keep a slim majority in the Senate Scenario 2: (Second most likely): GOP holds control of both chambers Scenario 3: (Least likely): Democratic sweep
  • Dow tumbles more than 200 points in wild session, S&P 500 closes in correction territory

    10/29/2018 5:23:59 PM PDT · by Poison Pill · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/29/2018 | Fred Imbert | Thomas Franck
    Stocks closed lower on Monday, giving up sharp gains from earlier in the day in a wild session that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average travel more than 900 points. The S&P 500 closed in correction territory, down 10 percent from its recent high. Traders blamed the possibility of more U.S.-China tariffs
  • Democrats winning the Housewould 'be bad for the US market,' investor Mark Mobius says

    10/29/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by oblomov · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 29 Oct 2018 | Michael Sheetz
    Prominent investor Mark Mobius said Monday that he sees the recent correction deepening if Republicans lose control in Congress next week. "If, for example, the Democrats get control of the House, I believe this will be bad for the U.S. market," Mark Mobius, co-founder of Mobius Capital Partners, said in a Bloomberg TV interview. "So you will probably see more of a correction going forward in the U.S. market." From a technical investing perspective, Mobius said the market "looks very bad." All three major stock indexes are down sharply in October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down nearly 6...
  • Who is winning the U.S.-China trade war? Look at the stock markets

    10/24/2018 11:28:10 AM PDT · by Freeport · 18 replies
    PBS ^ | Oct 24, 2018 | Paul Solman
    Guess who is winning the tariff war. China? The U.S.? Neither? Well, one way to look at the results since President Donald Trump fired the first salvo in March is to compare the performance of the rivals’ stock markets since that day. Using the Dow Jones Industrial Average and China’s Shanghai Composite Index, here are the results. The Dow is up about 370 points, a rise of about 1.5 percent. Subtract a half a year’s worth of inflation, and it’s up about 1 percent. What about China’s Shanghai index? Hmm. Down a whopping 30 percent, adjusting for inflation. Of course,...