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  • The Market Don’t Want No Short People

    11/20/2017 3:01:00 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | LV
    Short people got no reason Short people got no reason Short people got no reason To live They got little hands And little eyes And they walk around Tellin’ great big lies They got little noses And tiny little teeth They wear platform shoes On their nasty little feet Well, I don’t want no short people Don’t want no short people Don’t want no short people Round here – Randy Newman Public sentiment is stacked against those who take short positions in the market. Shorting involves selling borrowed shares with the intention of buying the shares later in the open...
  • GE cuts dividend for second time since Great Depression

    11/13/2017 7:17:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    GE had been one of the biggest dividend payers in the United States, behind giants like ExxonMobil (XOM), Apple (AAPL, Tech30) and Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30). By cutting the dividend in half, GE will save more than $4 billion per year. That makes it one of the largest dividend cuts in the history of the S&P 500 and the biggest since 2009, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. GE made an even bigger dividend cut in 2009, during the Great Recession. But dividend cuts are rare these days. Many companies are increasing them because the U.S. economy is healthy and the...
  • How Today’s Market Compares To 1929

    11/13/2017 6:26:43 AM PST · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    The stock market has surprised many this year by continuing to skyrocket to new all-time highs. Consumer and investor sentiment is high, the unemployment rate is low and Wall Street is excited for potential corporate tax cuts. Currently, things could not be going much better. However, I cannot help but notice that the stock market resembles the overvalued and excessively bullish conditions that led to modern history’s most severe stock market crash from 1929 to 1932. Extremely Overvalued One of the most striking similarities between today’s market and the market of 1929 is the extreme overvaluation of stocks. One of...
  • Turns out Trump didn’t ruin America’s economy

    11/12/2017 3:06:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | The Post Editorial Board
    Foreign tourism to New York City is set to rise 3.6 percent this year — defying yet another of the many doomsday predictions about Donald Trump’s presidency. Back in February, the city tourism agency said Trump’s “travel ban and related rhetoric” would mean a drop of 300,000 visitors this year. But the NYC & Co. prophecy proved false. Of course, other predictions were more dire — particularly those about the stock market. Finance expert Steve Rattner foresaw “a market crash of historic proportions” under a President Trump. Moody’s warned of a “weaker” economy. Many said 2 percent GDP growth was...
  • Dow drops 120 points as Senate plan would delay tax cut until 2019

    11/09/2017 12:56:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/09/2017 | Fred Imbert and Alexandra Gibbsl
    U.S. equities fell sharply on Thursday, pulling back from record highs, on worries that tax reform could be delayed until 2019. A proposed plan by Senate Republicans would push tax reform back to 2019, CNBC has learned through a source. The move contrasts with a bill working its way through the House. The Washington Post first reported the news. "That's what gave us this new leg down," said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, on CNBC's "Squawk Alley." Expectations for tax reform have increased recently, helping lift the stock market to all-time highs. The major indexes had recovered...
  • Trump’s grade on the economy ticks back up to A-

    11/07/2017 10:29:33 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 11/7/17 | Rick Newman
    Trump’s initial grade was a B when we launched the report card in May. Strong job growth — including the manufacturing sector — and the seemingly unstoppable stock market pushed his grade to B+ over the summer, then to A- in September. The grade fell by one notch after a weak employment report for September, which was largely due to hurricanes that slammed Texas and Florida. But hiring came back strong in October, pushing the grade back to A-.
  • Will Trump Stop Washington from Kicking the Can Down the Road?

    11/01/2017 11:04:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 31, 2017 | Brian Garst
    For years, both Republicans and Democrats alike have played "day of reckoning" politics with America's fiscal and monetary policy. Racking up over $20 trillion in debt—$13.7 trillion of which came under just the past two administrations alone—artificially inflated economic data like the GDP and the official employment rate, the costs of government meddling can only remain hidden for so long.Thanks to the reckless spending and money printing policies of the past decade, we now have a federal bill that will be very difficult to pay off, a Social Security system that is projected to go insolvent in just 15 years,...
  • Stock Market: Two Ways 2017 Differs From 2000 and 2007

    11/01/2017 8:20:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fortune Financial ^ | 11/01/2017 | Lawrence Hamtil
    There is a lot of angst these days about the stock market, with the usual suspects calling for a crash that will dwarf those of 2000 and 2007.  The purpose of this article is not again to refute those naysayers, but to show two very important distinctions, - one fundamental, the other technical, - between today's market, and the markets of the two most recent significant peaks.Fundamentally, as gauged by the S&P 500, the market's capitalization weighting by sector appears to be fundamentally in-line with the earnings contributions of those sectors.  Using the most recent quarterly data, one can...
  • Dow set to gain more than 100 points, led by Caterpillar’s earnings-driven rally

    10/24/2017 6:21:56 AM PDT · by John W · 22 replies ^ | October 24, 2017 | Victor Reklaitis and Ryan Vlastelica
    U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, suggesting another round of records could be in store for the main benchmarks as earnings continue to come in largely ahead of expectations. Caterpillar Inc.’s earnings-driven rally looked set to lead the Dow industrials higher, while Whirlpool Corp.’s drop following its results helped limit the S&P 500’s advance.
  • The Dow is telling the most important story about Trump

    10/21/2017 9:05:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 20, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    After crossing the 23,000 line this week, the Dow is up nearly 5,000 points, or about 27 percent, since Election Day. It wouldn’t be there under a President Hillary Clinton or a Jeb Bush. No: Much of the credit has to go to the uncompromisingly pro-business President Trump — the antithesis of what the nation had seen the prior eight years. Nor is it just the stock market: Consumer confidence and economic optimism are up. And the Labor Department reports that claims for unemployment just dropped by 22,000 to 222,000 — the fewest since March 1973. And while, as Charles...
  • If Trump is doing so horribly, why is the stock market doing so well?

    10/20/2017 9:04:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2017 | Joe Ciolli
    The stock market doesn't revolve around Donald Trump, regardless of what the president tries to claim. This much should be clear to anyone who's enjoyed a seemingly endless series of record highs, even as Trump has failed to make progress on the policies he's been proposing for months. Sure, politicians and their supporters like to take credit for good news, no matter where it comes from. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin even went as far as warning on Wednesday that the market would sink if Trump's tax plan weren't adopted because, he said, it's responsible for recent market records. And it's...
  • Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

    10/18/2017 2:50:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2017 7:35 AM | Caroline Valetkevitch
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. The Dow hit 22,000 on Aug. 2, only 54 trading days earlier and roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. This marks the fourth time this year the Dow has reached a 1,000-point milestone. […] Shares of IBM (IBM.N), which beat expectations on revenue, jumped 8.9 percent and accounted for about 90 points of the day’s 160 point-gain in the blue-chip index. Solid earnings,...
  • S&P 500 is poised to make uncanny stock-market history—for doing almost nothing

    10/14/2017 12:38:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/13/2017 | Mark Decambre
    How quiet is this record-setting stock market? By at least one measure, the S&P 500 index is on pace to register is lengthiest period of quiescence in more than two decades—and perhaps ever. The broad-market benchmark hasn’t experienced a decline of at least 3% since Nov. 7, 2016. That 236-day span registers as the second-longest period without a single-session drop of that magnitude since the 241 days from Jan. 26, 1995 to Jan. 9, 1996, according to Pension Partners’ Charles Bilello (see table below): Just eight more trading sessions sans a 3% daily drop—a fairly normal occurrence even in a...
  • Stock Market Has Increased By 5.2 Trillion Dollars Since The Election A 25% Increase

    10/11/2017 6:27:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    President Trump via Twittter ^ | 10/11/17 | Donald J. Trump
    Stock Market has increased by 5.2 Trillion dollars since the election on November 8th, a 25% increase. Lowest unemployment in 16 years and if Congress gives us the massive tax cuts (and reform) I am asking for, those numbers will grow by leaps and bounds.  Make America Great Again. It would be really nice if the Fake News Media would report the virtually unprecedented Stock Market growth since the election.Need tax cuts.  The Democrats want MASSIVE tax increases & soft, crime producing borders.The Republicans want the biggest tax cut in history & the WALL! It is about time that Roger...
  • INVESTOR: Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies Surround Las Vegas Attack Massacre

    10/08/2017 11:54:27 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 8 October 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Note from financial advisor Kip Herriage: “With this report, I make no claim to specific knowledge of any wrongdoing or improprieties. Instead, this report includes trading patterns, news releases and/or public record SEC filings.” We will examine the share price movements of two gun manufacturers (American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger) and the share price movement of MGM (which owns Mandalay Bay). We will also examine additional financial events surrounding MGM, including what can only be referred to as massive levels of insider selling in the shares of MGM, by the CEO/Chairman and MGM officers/directors. As you’ll see, more than...
  • This Economy is 'Trump Strong'

    10/07/2017 5:04:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 7, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    There's been a lot of negative stories in the news. Have you noticed? America needs to heal. We have suffered four consecutive body blows in the past six weeks. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and now the Vegas mass murder. The media lives by the mantra “If it bleeds, it leads.” And they have served us nonstop headlines of crisis, death, and destruction. But amidst all these negative headlines, we missed some remarkable positive economic news. What Vegas and America need now is some great news. The kind of news that makes you smile and pound your fist in the air....
  • Judicial Registration[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/03/2017 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible ^ | The Word
    Judicial registration is when you come into my courts announcing who you are in Me for truly it is the Overcomers that get all the attention with justice and purity for they knowingly walk in My virtue day and night and are more than familiar with the authority they walk in as a child of God . So come into My courts singing who you are for as you announce Me I shall announce you as My Word declares before The Father ! Matthew 10:32 32 “Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father...
  • David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge

    09/30/2017 4:13:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    CNBC ^ | 30 Sep 17 | Stephanie Landsman
    David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off. Stockman, the Reagan administration's director of the Office of Management and Budget, isn't stepping away from his thesis that the 8˝-year-old rally is in serious danger. "There is a correction every seven to eight years, and they tend to be anywhere from 40 to 70 percent," Stockman said recently on CNBC's "Futures Now." "If you have to work for a living, get out of the casino because it's a dangerous place." He's made similar calls, but...
  • Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

    09/21/2017 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Sarah N. Lynch, Jonathan Spicer
    Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the Securities and Exchange Commission struck at the heart of the U.S. financial system. The SEC’s EDGAR filing system is the central repository for market-moving information on corporate America with millions of filings ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on acquisitions. Accessing documents before they are released publicly would offer hackers a lucrative opportunity to trade on that information. The SEC has said it was...
  • Buffett calls pessimists about United States 'out of their mind'

    09/20/2017 12:45:11 AM PDT · by No One Special · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2017 | Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uncertainty about how the United States will cope with growing tumult in the world has not dampened Warren Buffett’s optimism for the country’s prospects over the long term -- even 100 years into the future. “Whenever I hear people talk pessimistically about this country, I think they’re out of their mind,” Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), said on Tuesday night. [...] “It has been 241 years since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence,” he said. “Being short America has been a loser’s game. I predict to you it will continue to be...