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  • Another black swan in America's future?

    03/06/2021 4:24:39 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6 Mar, 2021 | Peter Skurkiss
    The U.S. has had a slew of black swan events of late. The next one could be the worst. The U.S. has had a slew of black swan events of late. For the purposes here, I'll define a black swan as having the following characteristics. First, it disrupts the equilibrium of society. Second, it is not commonly foreseen, and, if discussed at all prior to happening, it is discounted as highly improbable. Thirdly, in retrospect, the black swan seems to have been inevitable. I'm sure Nasim Nicholas Taleb would not object to such a description. In chronological order, the black...
  • $1.6 Trillion Gone: Nasdaq Stock Implosion Gets Really Expensive

    03/05/2021 7:47:48 AM PST · by AAABEST · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 5, 2021 | MATT KRANTZ
    Investors reaped enormous wealth riding S&P 500 and Nasdaq stocks' breathless run higher. But that's making for some giant-size losses on the way down. Stocks in the Nasdaq 100, including technology giant Apple (AAPL), consumer discretionary Tesla (TSLA) and (AMZN), dropped $1.6 trillion in value since the index's closing high this year on Feb. 12, says an Investor's Business Daily analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence and MarketSmith. That massive loss in Nasdaq 100 stocks amounts to roughly a tenth of the market's $18 trillion gain since the pandemic lows nearly a year ago, says Wilshire Associates.
  • Inflation Will Destroy the Middle Class

    03/04/2021 11:45:56 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 51 replies ^ | March 3, 2021 | by MICHAEL WILKERSON
    <p>As I wrote recently, there are multiple warning signs in financial, energy, food, and other commodity markets that the inexorable process has begun. Inflation is now running much hotter than anyone would have expected. As pent-up demand is unleashed with the reopening of our economies, inflationary pressures will only accelerate. The debate is now focused on when and how severely, rather than if, inflation will emerge, and whether it will be transitory or long-lasting.</p>
  • Dow drops 400 points after Powell triggers a jump in yields, Nasdaq goes red on the year

    03/04/2021 12:30:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | THU, MAR 4 20213:13 PM EST | Yun Li , Pippa Stevens
    U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell failed to reassure investors that the central bank would keep surging bond yields and inflation expectations in check. The S&P 500 last traded down 1.6% after dropping 2.5% at its session low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 440 points. At one point, the blue-chip benchmark tumbled more than 700 points. The Nasdaq Composite fell 2.3% as growth stocks came under pressure amid rising rates. Apple slipped 1.6%, while Tesla dropped 5.4%. The heavy losses pushed the Nasdaq into the red for the year. The tech-heavy benchmark also...
  • Cramer says investors are in denial about stocks: 'The sell-off is real'

    03/04/2021 10:34:48 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | PUBLISHED THU, MAR 4 2021 7:10 PM EST
    CNBC's Jim Cramer advised investors to build up cash and wait for the bottom as the market works through the five stages of grief. "If you want to be able to bottom fish at lower levels, make sure you've got a little cash to be able to do it with ... because the real rally can't begin until we work through these five stages of grief," the "Mad Money" host said. "Once that happens, though, you don't want to miss it."... Some investors are eager to buy the dip and continue to ride the bull run, but Cramer suggested that...
  • Breaking: Crude Oil Prices Spike on Saudi and OPEC Surprise

    03/04/2021 8:34:01 AM PST · by AAABEST · 37 replies
    Daily FX ^ | March 4, 2021 | Justin McQueen
    Oil prices are soaring on the back of Saudi Arabia and OPEC’s decision to roll over existing cuts throughout April. Like many and including myself, this was the lowest likely outcome with the consensus set for a 500kbpd increase in production. However, that is what has turned out and as a result, WTI and Brent crude futures are up a lofty 5% with the latter at the highest level since January 2020. In light of this outcome, there seems to be little in the way that prevent Brent crude futures hitting $70 in the very short term. It is important...
  • Is Our Exploding National Debt Fueling A Stock Market Crash?

    03/04/2021 6:00:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 4, 2021 | Willis L. Krumholz
    At our current rate of spending, the U.S. will be unable to confront major problems in the future because we’ve already stretched ourselves too thin.America’s debt and deficits usually are spoken of in terms of economics, but they have huge implications for national security. To see why, start with the economics angle. Famed investor Michael Burry — who foresaw the housing market bust and was played by Christian Bale in the hit film “The Big Short” — has just issued a warning. In a series of tweets, Burry said that the stock market could crash because of too much debt....
  • Here are Warren Buffett's 15 largest stock holdings

    03/01/2021 8:14:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 03/01/2021 | Julia La Roche
    Warren Buffett’s famed stock portfolio has grown to a market value of $281.17 billion at the end of 2020, with a cumulative actual price for the entire portfolio of $108.62 billion. Last year, Berkshire earned $4.9 billion in realized capital gains and $26.7 billion in net unrealized gains from its stock holdings. In Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) shareholders, the renowned stock picker shared the 15 common stocks that had the largest market value at the end of 2020. Berkshire owns large stakes in companies like AbbVie (ABBV), American Express (AXP), Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC),...
  • Dow skids 560 points to mark worst day in a month as surge in interest rates unsettles Wall Street bulls

    02/25/2021 1:32:01 PM PST · by cann · 66 replies
    marketwatch ^ | Feb. 25, 2021 at 4:05 p.m. ET | Mark DeCambre
    U.S. stock benchmarks on Thursday booked their worst selloff in weeks as a steady rise in government debt upended the market's bullish posture. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.75% fell by about 560 points, or 1.8%, to 31,402, to mark its worst day since Jan. 29. the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.45% closed 2.4% lower at 3,831, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -3.52%, the most sensitive to rising yields, ended the session down 3.5% to 13,119
  • SEC Suspends Trading in Multiple Issuers Based on Social Media and Trading Activity

    02/26/2021 1:52:58 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 43 replies
    SEC ^ | Feb. 26, 2021
    Today's action follows the recent suspensions of the securities of numerous other issuers, many of which may also have been targets of apparent social media attempts to artificially inflate their stock price. The SEC continues to review market and trading data to identify other securities where the public interest and the protection of investors require trading suspensions."The SEC's recent suspensions of trading in nearly two dozen securities – including 15 today – are one facet of our ongoing efforts to police the market and protect investors," said Melissa Hodgman, Acting Director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement. "We proactively monitor...
  • The Dow Just Goes Up

    02/24/2021 6:27:57 PM PST · by Barnacle · 116 replies
    Self | February 24, 2021 | Barnacle
    The Dow hit 31,961 today, up 424 points. During the Trump era, I attributed this trend in part to his policies and recovery from the COVID economic impact. But, Biden's election and his undoing of Trump's policies don't appear to have a cooling effect. As Larry Kudlow said recently, the economy is "red hot". But, why is that, and what's driving the market even higher? The Current S&P 500 PE Ratio is 39.97, hardily a bargain. One possibility is that it is a reflection of the real impact of the stimulus bills of trillions of dollars, whereby a tax payer...
  • Some investors face ‘colossal’ losses on U.S. Treasury bonds as yields surge

    02/24/2021 11:27:36 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 44 replies ^ | 2/24/2021 | Sunny Oh
    The multidecade-long bull market in Treasurys has delivered rich gains to patient investors, but a 2021 bond-market selloff is likely inflicting significant pain on some market participants. Though many were expecting yields to rise this year as the reflation narrative gained ground, few were prepared for the rapid rise in long-term bond yields since the start of this year. Yields move in the opposite direction of bond prices.
  • The Two Pins That Will Pop The Stock Market Bubble: It Has Happened Every Time In History.

    02/19/2021 4:14:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Real Investment Advice ^ | 02/19/2021 | Lance Roberts
    Yes. We are in a stock market bubble. The only question is, what will be the issue that eventually pops it? We alluded to this answer in Friday’s #MacroView discussing why more “Stimulus Won’t Create Economic Growth.”As discussed in our previous article, if market bubbles are about “psychology,” as represented by investors’ herding behavior, then price and valuations reflect that psychology.In other words, bubbles can exist even at times when valuations and fundamentals might argue otherwise. Let me show you an elementary example of what I mean. The chart below is the long-term valuation of the S&P 500 going back...
  • 3.35B shares have traded on the NASDAQ as of right now and there are 3.5 hours to go

    02/18/2021 9:31:59 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 33 replies
    Financial News | 18 February 2021 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Just wow. 3.35B shares have traded on the NASDAQ with some pretty volatile swings on some shares. Pretty wild.
  • Stocks rise, S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq reach record levels, Bitcoin hits record $50,000

    02/16/2021 8:53:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/16/2021 | Emily McCormick
    Stocks rose Tuesday, extending last week's gains as traders returned from a long holiday weekend in the U.S. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq came off session highs after reaching record levels shortly after market open. U.S. stocks tracked gains in European equities, after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "hopeful" the country's stringent lockdown restrictions could be eased in the coming weeks as the vaccine rollout continues and new daily infections fall further. Other risk assets also performed strongly. Bitcoin prices spiked to a fresh record high of more than $50,000, extending a meteoric rally after the...
  • The News Media is lying to cover for the Hedge Funds

    02/01/2021 10:23:04 AM PST · by saxonjf · 15 replies
    Medium ^ | February 1, 2021 | Matt Latsha
    The Stock Market rebellion has been a recent dynamic that has gone after hedge fund managers who use a technique called the “short-sell.” The short-sell strategy makes money by reducing the price of stocks that they never actually owned. They “borrow” stocks from other people, sell them at a relatively higher price, then buy them back after they’ve tanked, give the stock back to the original owner with a fee, and keep the rest of the profit. They’re basically hyenas. Ben Shapiro made a great video explaining what is happening. You expect the hedge fund managers who are losing money...
  • Here’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

    01/31/2021 6:23:32 PM PST · by Aquamarine · 19 replies ^ | Jan. 30, 2021 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    A small struggle, led by technology, is shaping up for Tuesday, as a big earnings week is upon us and COVID-19 worries hover. One distraction right now — the war between short sellers and a group of stock enthusiasts behind GameStop GME, +67.87%. Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom and bust, and fears history could repeat. Maybe one day it will be easier, when the robots can do the thinking for us. That brings us to our call of the day,...
  • Goldman Warns If The Short Squeeze Continues, The Entire Market Could Crash

    01/31/2021 6:31:16 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 120 replies
    Last Friday (Jan, 22) we advised readers who thought they had missed the move in GameStop (they hadn't), to position appropriately in the most shorted Russell 3000 names which included such tickers as FIZZ, DDS, BBBY, AMCX, GOGO and a handful of other names, as it was likely that the short-squeeze was only just starting. We were right and all of the stocks listed above - and others - exploded higher the coming Monday, and all other days of the week, with results - encapsulated by the WallStreetTips vs Wall Street feud - that has become the top conversation piece...
  • amd: robinhood limits purchases; time to buy?

    01/30/2021 12:18:23 PM PST · by SteveH · 91 replies
    me | 1/30/2021 | me
    what think ye, fellow amd beeches and wannabees? :)
  • The GameStop Saga Isn’t About Finance, It’s Part Of The Ongoing War Between Elites And Populists

    01/29/2021 6:14:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 29, 2021 | Sean Davis
    The rules here are simple: Heads Wall Street wins, tails you lose.For those who haven’t heard, there’s a bit of a brouhaha brewing with the video game retailer GameStop, which is publicly traded. Much of Wall Street soured on the company, believing it to be the next Blockbuster or Radio Shack: a dinosaur from a bygone era that has no hope of succeeding in the increasingly internet-run future. As a result, a major Wall Street hedge fund worth billions decided to make a bet that the company’s already low stock price would just keep going lower. The traditional way to...