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  • Reckoning at Hand for General Electric? (The company might not survive a financial crisis intact)

    02/19/2018 6:31:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/19/2018 | Charles Ortel
    If your hackles are not yet up concerning the outlook for highly indebted multinational companies such as GE in a possible looming crisis of 2018, they ought to be.  From September 2008 until recently, we operated in a new world without traditional controls, prepared to believe everything and happy to own almost anything.  Skeptics were mocked, as markets rocked. However, in recent months, benchmark interest rates in the United States – the largest market in the world – are trending upward after ten years at historic low levels.  As interest rates rise, most asset values will fall.  Declining asset values are especially worrying for complex...
  • Stocks on a roll; Chinese takeover blocked; Coca-Cola earnings

    02/16/2018 4:06:58 AM PST · by cba123 · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 16, 2018 | by Alanna Petroff
    SmartAsset.com On Thursday, the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose between 1.2% and 1.6%. "The S&P 500 has been up more than 1% in four of the last five trading days. This is a feat that has not occurred since October 2011," noted Mike O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading. 2. It ain't happening: A Chinese takeover of the Chicago Stock Exchange has been blocked by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The deal was first announced in February 2016, and had been in regulatory limbo for two years. The SEC said it was unable to obtain all the information...
  • How Wall Streets fear gauge is being rigged, according to one whistleblower

    02/13/2018 1:53:24 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | Published: Feb 13, 2018 4:31 p.m. ET | By Mark DeCambre & Francine McKenna
    One of the most popular measures of volatility is being manipulated, charges one individual who submitted a letter anonymously to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The letter makes the claim to regulators that fake quotes for the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.26% are skewing levels of the Cboe Volatility Index VIX, -2.50% which reflects bearish and bullish options bets 30-days in the future on the S&P 500 to gauge implied stock-market volatility (see excerpt from the letter below). The flaw allows trading firms with sophisticated algorithms to move the VIX up or down by...
  • Corporate earnings are crushing expectations and the market doesn't care

    02/12/2018 3:07:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/12/2018 | Myles Udland
    Corporate earnings in the fourth quarter have been stellar. With 80.7% of the S&P 500s market cap having reported earnings through the market close on Friday, February 9, 74% of companies are beating bottom-line estimates. Earnings are topping analyst expectations by an average of 4.8%. This is better than the 68% beat rate by an average of 4.7% seen over the last three years, according to data from Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse also notes that earnings per share growth in the fourth quarter is expected to hit 15.3%, which would be the second-best quarter since the start of 2015. But...
  • Stocks reverse higher to end brutal week

    02/09/2018 1:03:42 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Feburary 9,2018 | Yahoo Finance
    S&P 500 2,619.56 +38.56(+1.49%) Dow 30 24,190.83 +330.37(+1.38%) Nasdaq 6,874.49 +97.33(+1.44%)
  • 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 experts are starting to see parallels to the financial crisis

    02/09/2018 8:26:01 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 71 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 9 2018 | Dion Rabouin
    To some market analysts and fund managers 2018 is beginning to look like the early days of the financial crisis of 2007-2009. They say its not the selloff itself that seems ominously familiar but the underlying causes of the selling. Part of what brought down the stock market [this week] was very symptomatic and very similar to what happened in the financial crisis, said Aaron Kohli, interest rates strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York. Secured products, leverage and complexity combining to form a selloff. When you look at 2008 a lot of it was there. Much like in...
  • This guy just lost $10,000 trying to time the volatile market using his credit card

    02/08/2018 12:38:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 8, 2018 | Alessandra Malito
    Day trading is treacherous in a volatile market and the competition is fierce Some people may feel compelled to take action when they see a volatile stock market, and for one 24-year-old Reddit user, Mondays dramatic market correction was the time to buy on a dip.Unfortunately, it backfired. The Vancouver-based user, a financial analyst at a Canadian pharmacy who earns $50,000 a year, said he lost his entire savings ($10,000) from trying to buy the dip, and he wrote in his thread about using his credit card to trade CFDs (contract for differences), which are investments that mirror assets the...
  • You want a fancy story for why the stock market skidded and then climbed? Its pretty simple

    02/08/2018 6:56:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 02/08/2018 | Cullen Roche
    Whenever the stock market falls, people always try to explain why. The honest answer is no one knows. We dont really know why the stock market rises and falls on any given day. There can be any multitude of unknown factors that lead to stock price increases and decreases. Maybe it snowed in New York? Maybe Donald Trump tweeted a lot from the toilet? Maybe a Credit Suisse VIX ETF blew up. Who knows? The needle can move in one direction for lots of reasons. The one thing we know for certain is that prices move because one side of...
  • In the old days, when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up. Today, when good...

    02/07/2018 2:31:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 7, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    In the old days, when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up. Today, when good news is reported, the Stock Market goes down. Big mistake, and we have so much good (great) news about the economy! 9:59 AM - 7 Feb 2018
  • The Democrats Threaten to Take Trump Down and They Do It Openly

    02/06/2018 1:08:36 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    I am aware of the fact that other things are happening besides the Trump-Russia investigation and the now-declassified FISA memo which sparked outrage in leftist circles. The stock markets wild ride is giving investors high blood pressure and huge amounts of stress, yet theres not much to say about the issue, except from what Ive already told you back in January: All bubbles in the economy are owned by the Federal Reserve, who is now slowly pulling the life support from the US economy by raising interest rates. ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) is now over, so is Quantitative Easing...
  • So much for artificial intelligence and the stock market's programmed trades

    02/07/2018 9:20:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2018 | Jack Hellner
    We see a lot of people touting artificial intelligence (AI) as the wave of the future. On Monday there was a great example of the wonders of AI. Machines are programmed to sell stocks at certain levels, and they do what they are told. Then the cascading effect goes throughout the world. So what if a human forgets to program the machines to stop selling? What could go wrong? When I think of AI, I think of self-driving cars, which are only as good as the humans programming their cameras and computers. Lets say an autonomous car was going down...
  • The Markets Point Toward Economic Strength: Central Banks Try to Curtail Their Outsize Influence

    02/07/2018 8:13:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/07/2018 | By Jason De Sena Trennert
    The pullback in stocks the past two trading days is both long overdue and healthful. But after nearly a decade of easy money engineered by the Fed and other central banks, is the sell-off in the bond market simply a short-term tantrum? Or is it the start of a secular bear market in bonds, due to higher inflation, that can only end in tears? If one thinks about interest rates as simply the price of money, one could argue that the correction in stock prices would be more worrisome if accompanied by significantly lower bond yields than higher ones. In...
  • The Era of Easy Money Is Ending, and the World Is Bracing for Shocks

    02/06/2018 1:33:07 PM PST · by posterchild · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Peter S. Goodman
    Mere days ago, in what feels like a different era now, the biggest thing that people in control of money appeared to fear was complacency. Stock markets in the United States were surging, enthralled by the regulation-slashing, tax-shrinking predilections of President Trump. Every major economy in the world was expanding. The worst that could happen, the money masters averred, was that investors would be lulled into reckless investments, taking on too much risk in the belief that the dangers of the marketplace had been tamed. As it turns out, the dangers were already at work. A decade-long era of easy...
  • Treasury Secretary defends economy amid market volatility

    02/06/2018 2:25:04 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 7 replies
    Scope News ^ | 2/6/18 | Chris Agee
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed a shaky world economic market following Mondays staggering drop in American stock value. Despite the largest ever single-day loss in terms of total points and the steepest overall dip since 2011, he pointed to evidence he presented as proof of a strong economy. Im not overly concerned about the market volatility, he said Tuesday in a statement to legislators.
  • 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 markets moves recently, Icahn shocked the anchors by saying: This is something weve never seen before I dont 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] its like 2008 where everyone was buying mortgages and CDS. Concluding that: Passive investing is the bubble right now. There is going to be...
  • Dow soars 600 points, hitting new high of the day after crazy swings

    02/06/2018 12:55:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/06/2018 | Fred Imbert | Alexandra Gibbs
    As of 3:41 p.m. ET, the Dow is 600 points higher and trading at a new session high. At its session low it was down by 567 points. "I thought we were going to see the bottom within five minutes of when we opened. I think that's basically what we're seeing," says Ed Keon of QMA. After two huge sell-offs in a row, U.S. stocks are all over the map on Tuesday. Investors blamed the wild moves on a combination of interest-rate fears, computer-driven trading and the obscure volatility funds that use leverage. The Dow Jones industrial average opened with...
  • The stock markets plunge is NOT the sound of a bubble bursting

    02/06/2018 11:40:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 02/06/2018 | Mark Hulbert
    Whatever it is thats bringing the stock market down sharply, its not the bursting of a bubble. Thats because the recent market overheated and overvalued as it has been doesnt even come close to past market bubbles. And the stock markets plunge over the last week more than 2,000 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.07% on an intra-day basis also doesnt compare to the carnage of a bubble bursting. That at least is what I conclude from academic research into the precursors of past market bubbles. Consider first a study that was published...
  • Relax, 1,000 Points Ain't What It Used To Be (For the Dow Jones Index)

    02/06/2018 7:45:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Servo Wealth ^ | 02/06/2018 | Eric D. Nelson, CFA
    "Dow Industrials plunge more than 1,100, the biggest one-day point drop ever..." was a headline after the market closed today. Whylead with the point decline and not the percentage decline? A 4% drop isn't nearly as alarming, and you might be less inclined to click on the headline.On a day in October of 1987, the Dow dropped 23% -- about 6x as much as today's decline. Almost a quarter of stock market value was temporarily wiped out in about eight hours. That was a loss of 508 points. If we had only experienced the percent loss at that time...
  • Obscure security linked to stock volatility plummets 80% after hours, worries of market effect

    02/05/2018 9:30:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/05/18 | Thomas Franck
    An exchange-traded security which is supposed to be a bet on calm markets was collapsing after hours. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term exchange-traded note (XIV) is down more than 80 percent in extended trading Monday. The security, issued by Credit Suisse, is supposed to give the opposite return of the Cboe Volatility index (VIX), the market's widely followed turbulence gauge. The VIX doubled during regular market hours Monday, causing obvious havoc for a product seeking to track its inverse return. Though, the XIV dropped just 14 percent during regular trading. But then after hours trading began and the security,...