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  • Fascist Book down 4% after hours even after beating expectations. LOL

    07/28/2021 1:17:40 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/28/2021 | Jordan Novet and Salvador Rodriguez
    FB-11.40 (-3.05%)
  • “This Is The Biggest Bubble I’ve Seen In My Career” – Dems’ Infrastructure Spending Could Lead To Devastating Crash, Druck Warns

    07/23/2021 12:48:24 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 7-23-2021
    This isn’t the first time billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller has warned that US markets are caught up in a “raging mania” fostered by the trillions of dollars in government spending. Druck, an acolyte of George Soros known for his macro investing prowess (even as he complains that contemporary Fed-backstopped markets “make no sense”) is a frequent guest on CNBC. But on Friday morning, he made a brief appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Show with Stephanie Ruhle, who seemed ill-equipped to respond to Druck’s arguments about why the Dems’ multi-trillion two-part infrastructure plan will end up hurting America’s poorest citizens. Druckenmiller As...
  • China Signals End to $2 Trillion U.S. Listings Juggernaut

    07/19/2021 12:46:50 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 19, 2021 | Sofia Horta e Costa and Richard Frost
    For two decades Chinese tech firms have flocked to the U.S. stock market, drawn by a friendly regulatory environment and a vast pool of capital eager to invest in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Now, the juggernaut behind hundreds of companies worth $2 trillion appears stopped in its tracks. Beijing’s July 10 announcement that almost all businesses trying to go public in another country will require approval from a newly empowered cybersecurity regulator amounts to a death knell for Chinese initial public offerings in the U.S... “It’s unlikely there will be any U.S.-listed Chinese companies in five to 10...
  • The morning sell-off in stock futures is accelerating with Dow futures now down 500 points

    07/19/2021 5:38:05 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/19/21 | Pippa Stevens
    U.S. stock index futures fell aggressively on Monday on concern a rebound in Covid-19 cases would slow global economic growth. The selling in futures increased as the morning progressed with Dow Jones Industrial average futures now down about 500 points. Stocks that would most directly benefit from a continuing swift reopening of the economy led the losses in premarket trading with shares of Royal Caribbean and United Airlines falling more than 4%. The 10-year Treasury yield fell to a new 5-month low of 1.219%, amid concerns about a possible slowing in the economy.
  • Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Boeing, Carnival, Goldman Sachs and more

    07/19/2021 9:32:52 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies ^ | July 19 2021 | Hannah Miao
    Delta, United, American Airlines — Airline stocks fell in tandem as concerns about a rebound in Covid-19 cases intensified. Shares of Delta and American Airlines all lost more than 3%. United declined over 4%. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s stock also fell about 5%. Covid cases have ticked up in the U.S. this month with the delta variant spreading among the unvaccinated.
  • It's a Cruel Summer for Cruise-Line Stocks

    06/29/2021 10:14:21 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 4 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | JUNE 29, 2021 | Rick Munarriz
    A dream is a wish your heart makes, and Tuesday afternoon should've been when Disney's (NYSE: DIS) dream -- more specifically the Disney Dream cruise ship -- resumed passenger sailings for the first time in nearly 16 months. The entertainment giant with a fleet of four cruise ships was supposed to embark on a two-night test sailing for the Disney Dream out of Port Canaveral on Tuesday, but it had to postpone the voyage earlier this week after "inconsistent" COVID-19 test results. This is the latest setback for the cruising industry. Royal Caribbean's (NYSE: RCL) Odyssey of the Seas was...
  • Stimulypto! Fed Stimulus Creates Bubbles, Fiscal Stimulus Creates Employment Disparity

    06/22/2021 5:29:03 PM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/22/2021 | Anthony B. Sanders
    How bad did the Covid epidemic hit the USA? Bad enough that like humpty dumpty, all the king’s soldiers and all the king’s men couldn’t put the US economy back together again. According to a research effort to track economic stimulus efforts, we see that low wages workers suffered a 24.4% loss in employment since January 1, 2020 while high wage workers against 2.1% in employment. Despite the CARES Act and three rounds of stimulus payments. What industries suffered the most? Leisure and hospitality at -20.7% since January 1, 2020. And this was just economic stimulus from The Federal government....
  • The Fed Started The Fire: Buffet Indicator, Shiller CAPE At All-time Highs With Help A Little Help From The Federal Reserve

    06/12/2021 10:09:20 AM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/12/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Singer Billy Joel almost got it right in his song “We didn’t start the fire.” The Federal Reserve started the asset bubble fire. The famous Buffett Indicator is signalling a massive stock market bubble or serious overheating. Here is your first assignment for class. Plot the Buffett Indicator (Wilshire 5000 Total Market Full Cap Index/GDP *100 against The Federal Reserve Balance sheet). It should look like the following: How about Robert Shiller’s cyclically-adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio? It is climbing rapidly and is above Black Tuesday’s spike in 1929 but still below the peak of the bubble. In terms of...
  • Known Stock Market Leverage Hits WTF High. Out the Other Side of its Mouth, the Fed Warns about Hidden Leverage that Blew up Archegos

    05/19/2021 12:04:56 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 54 replies
    WolfStreet ^ | 05/18/2021 | Wolf Richter
    Stock market margin debt jumped by another $25 billion in April, to a historic high of $847 billion, according to FINRA data. It has exploded by $188 billion in six months, and by 61% year-over-year, and by 55% from February 2020: Excess leverage is the precise and predictable result of the policies the Fed is promoting out of one side of its mouth with its interest rate repression and asset purchases.Out of the other side of its mouth, the Fed – via its blissfully ignored Financial Stability Report – is warning about leverage, stock market leverage, and particularly the vast...
  • Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here are some stocks they owned

    05/03/2021 6:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 05/03/2021 | Brad Olesen
    Though the pair in a statement assured the public that they will continue to work together at their foundation despite ending their marriage, the news about the Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) founder and his partner of 27 years may send shockwaves across their projects. In the latest 13F filing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust for the period ended 12/31/20, top holdings by value in descending order included Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B), Waste Management (NYSE:WM), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Canadian National (NYSE:CNI), Walmart (NYSE:WMT), EcoLab (NYSE:ECL), Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI), Fedex (NYSE:FDX) and UPS (NYSE:UPS). Two stocks in which the foundation has a large...
  • David einhorn this NJ deli which has one store, and almost no revenue valued at $113m is proof the market is broken

    04/19/2021 12:43:34 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies ^ | 4/16/2021 | value walk
    In his first-quarter letter to investors of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn lashed out at regulators. He claimed that the market is “fractured and possibly in the process of breaking completely”, as exemplified by trading in GameStop and Hometown International. Einhorn claimed that many market participants and policymakers have effectively succeeded in "defunding the regulators." He pointed to the actions of billionaires Elon Musk and Chamath Palihapitiya, whose actions earlier this year, helped fuel the Reddit rally in stocks, according to the value investor.
  • Nasdaq Composite Index Rise Over 20 years

    04/17/2021 4:36:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 48 replies ^ | 17 April 2021 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is a chart of the Nasdaq Composite Index over the last 20 years. It shows a phenomenal rise in the Nasdaq. Perhaps some Free Republic investors can provide insight as to how this is going to play out going forward. Click here for 20 year Nasdaq chart.
  • Goldman Sold $10.5 Billion of Stocks in Block-Trade Spree

    03/28/2021 9:34:01 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 48 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 27 March 2021
    Goldman Sachs sold a LOT of stocks friday to the tune of 10.5 billion. Something's up. Link only. Click here for story.
  • Dow Futures 33,101.00 +84.00 (+0.25%) +84.00(+0.25%)

    03/17/2021 5:18:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 65 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | 03/17/21 | yahoo finance
    S&P Futures 3,982.75 +8.75(+0.22%) Dow Futures 33,101.00 +84.00(+0.25%) Nasdaq Futures 13,234.00 +32.50(+0.25%) Russell 2000 Futures 2,339.00 +4.60(+0.20%)
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Authoritarianism Creeps into the Financial Markets

    02/18/2021 7:02:31 AM PST · by karpov · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2021 | George Leef
    If a business wants to operate under “green” rules (or Marxist rules, or whatever sort), it is free to do so — and suffer the consequences. Investors may choose to put their money into such businesses if they want to take the risk. Or maybe the inventor prefers to put his money into an index fund that has announced its commitment to invest only in firms that have certain operating frameworks, such as minimizing carbon emissions. Again, no problem, as long as the investor knows ahead of time where the index fund will or will not put his money. But...
  • Ilhan Omar pushes for new tax on stock trades amid GameStop frenzy

    02/02/2021 3:45:13 AM PST · by Libloather
    Fox Business via MSN ^ | 2/01/21 | Megan Henney
    The EU's police agency on Monday warned travellers to watch for organised crime gangs selling fake Covid-negative certificates at airports, sometimes for as much as 300 euros each. The warning from Europol comes after police busted several suspects selling forged certificates declaring people Covid-19 negative at airports in Britain and France, online and through mobile messaging chat groups in Spain and the Netherlands. Many EU countries and others now require proof that passengers are not infected by the disease, which has killed more than 2.2 million people around the world. "As long as travel restrictions remain in place due to...
  • These Are The Shadowy New York Financial Institutions That Forced Robinhood To Restrict Trading In Certain Stocks

    02/01/2021 12:15:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Most Important News (TMIN) ^ | 02/01/2021 | Michael Snyder
    Have you ever heard of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation? What about Cede and Company? If those names are foreign to you, then you don’t really understand how the core of our financial system really works. A lot of people are blaming Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and the heads of other major trading platforms for the stock trading restrictions that we witnessed last week, but it was actually the DTCC that suddenly jacked up deposit requirements ten-fold. Robinhood and other trading platforms were put in a vise-like grip, and they had no choice but to act. Someone needs to...