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  • Alarm! Yesterday’s PUT/CALL Ratio Was Highest In History (1.46, Higher Than 2001 And 2008!) REAL M2 Money YoY Plunges To Lowest Since 1980 And Jimmy Carter

    11/19/2022 12:49:52 PM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 36 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/19/2022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Alarm! Yesterday’s PUT/CALL ratio was the highest in history at 1.46. That is higher than 2001 and 2008. REAL M2 Money YoY has crashed to its lowest level since 1980 and Jimmy Carter. And the train keeps on rollin’. Instead of Little Games, The Federal Reserve is making this BIG GAMES.
  • Pentagon dropped $2.6B refilling weapon stocks that were depleted amid Ukraine aid

    11/18/2022 9:49:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/18/2022 | Caitlin Doornbos
    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department spent more than $2.6 billion between May and October of this year replenishing stocks of key weaponry and equipment dispatched to Ukraine to support its ongoing fight against Russia — but it will still take “multiple years” for the US to be fully resupplied, according to a fact sheet obtained by The Post. “Replacement contracts are expected to deliver over multiple years, as many capabilities delivered to Ukraine, such as advanced munitions, have two-to-three-year production times,” the Pentagon said. The money comes from a pot of more than $14 billion Congress approved earlier this year...
  • Stocks open with losses as control of Congress too close to call

    11/09/2022 7:44:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2022 | SYLVAN LANE
    The stock market opened with losses Wednesday morning as Wall Street waited to find out which party would control the House and Senate next year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened with a loss of roughly 200 points Wednesday, falling 0.7 percent after the opening bell. The S&P 500 index opened 0.9 percent lower, and the Nasdaq composite sunk 1 percent after the opening bell. The opening decline comes as election results from around the U.S. show a remarkably tight battle for control of Congress. Republican lawmakers and candidates expected to ride a “red wave” to a commanding majority in...
  • How Biden And The Fed Defanged The FANG Index And Clobbered Growth And Real Estate ETFs (Cousin Eddie And Clark Griswold Strike Again!)

    11/05/2022 6:51:37 AM PDT · by Kaiser8408a · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/05/2022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    There is no doubt that Biden is the Cousin Eddie of politics with his gifts that keep on giving. Like rampant inflation, soaring food, gasoline and diesel prices, and Pelosi/Schumer’s helping hand in creating price controls that will kill potential cures for illnesses. In addition to rampant 40-year highs in inflation, we have the Clark Griswold of the economy, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, slamming his foot on the economic breaks to combat inflation created by Biden’s energy mandates and reckless Federal spending (like the aforementioned, laughable “Inflation Reduction Act.” So, Biden helps creates massive inflation and Powell and the Gang...
  • Powell’d! S&P 500 Index Drops -2.35% On Failure Of Fed Pivot (“Very Premature To Be Thinking About Pausing)

    11/02/2022 1:47:24 PM PDT · by Kaiser8408a · 23 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/02/2022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Markets are getting stranger than the Paul Pelosi hammer attack. The S&P 500 index tanked -2.35% after Powell and The Fed failed to pivot and raised the target rate 75 basis points to 4%. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell opened a new phase in his campaign to regain control of inflation, saying US interest rates will go higher than previously projected, but the path may soon involve smaller hikes. Addressing reporters Wednesday after the Fed raised rates by 75 basis points for the fourth time in a row, Powell said “incoming data since our last meeting suggests that ultimate level...
  • Dow closes nearly 400 points lower to end a wild week of trading

    10/14/2022 1:05:31 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2022 | Carmen Reinicke
    Stocks slumped Friday, capping off a volatile week of trading, a day after posting a historic turnaround rally as investors digested inflation expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 310 points, or 1.09%, but was still on track to end the week higher after Thursday’s gains. The S&P 500 shed 2.15%, on track to end the week down. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 2.84%, weighed down by losses in Tesla and Lucid Motors, which each declined more than 5%.
  • Dow slumps more than 500 points after key consumer inflation reading is hotter than expected

    10/13/2022 6:45:33 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 71 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/13/2022 | Alex Harring
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 500 points, or 1.73%. The S&P 500 slipped 2.10% and the Nasdaq Composite slumped 2.80%. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury spiked above 4% as bonds sold off - yields are inverse to price. Thursday morning photo of traders consoling each other as they look up at the boards:
  • US growth slowdown ‘required’ to beat inflation: Fed minutes

    10/12/2022 1:21:12 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 19 replies
    Breitbart / AFP ^ | 10/12/2022 | AFP
    A slowdown of economic growth and the US job market will be “required” to bring down inflation, the Federal Reserve said in notes released Wednesday, adding that prices remain “unacceptably high.” Fed officials also said inflation has “not yet responded” to increased interest rates, according to minutes of the US central bank’s September meeting, and that “a significant reduction in inflation would likely lag that of aggregate demand.”
  • S&P 500 nears 2-year low as 10-year Treasury yield climbs back toward key 4% level

    10/11/2022 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/11/2022 | Carmen Reinicke, Sarah Min
    The S&P 500 fell more than 1% to its lowest level since November 2020 early in the session but regained some losses to trade down 0.59%, hurt by weaker tech stocks such as Meta Platforms, whose high valuations are sensitive to rising rates. The Nasdaq slipped 1.5%, hitting a fresh 52-week low, weighed down by tech and semiconductor stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61 points or 0.21%, uplifted by jumps in Amgen and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
  • Nasdaq falls to 2-year low on Monday, led by a decline in chip stocks

    10/10/2022 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/10/2022 | Alex Harring
    Stocks fell on Monday with the Nasdaq Composite index falling to the lowest level in two years as tech shares continue to be the hardest hit in this bear market because of a spiking interest rates. The Nasdaq Composite fell more than 1.3% to touch its lowest levels since September 2020, weighed down by a slump in semiconductor stocks such as Nvidia and AMD. The S&P 500 also fell, dragged down by semi stocks and dips in major tech names Apple and Microsoft. The benchmark lost about 0.78%.
  • ‘This is not healthy’: The latest advance for stocks could signal more pain ahead for markets. Here’s why

    10/05/2022 1:10:15 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 4, 2022 | Joseph Adinolfi
    U.S. stocks kicked off the fourth quarter with sharp gains as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.14% appears headed for its biggest two-day rally in more than 2½ years. But as tempting as it might be to call a bottom in stocks, Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, said Tuesday that investors should brace for more carnage in the near term as several reliable historical signs of a durable bottom are still missing from markets. Valuations are still too high, Colas said, and although 2022 has seen immense two-way volatility in stocks, sharp moves higher historically tend to signal...
  • It’s the worst September for stocks since 2008. What that means for October.

    09/30/2022 1:53:05 PM PDT · by mykroar · 44 replies ^ | 9/30/2022 | William Watts
    September is traditionally the toughest month for stocks, but this one is shaping up to be the worst since 2008, during the bleak days of the financial crisis. Seasonally inclined investors may wonder what that means for October.Dow Jones Market Data took a look at how equities have done in the wake of past particularly brutal Septembers.
  • Wrecking ball dollar swinging next toward US

    09/28/2022 4:20:16 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 7 replies
    Asia Times ^ | By WILLIAM PESEK
    TOKYO – Wall Street suits, run for the hills. So far this year, the surging dollar has left a trail of carnage across Asian and European economies, currencies and bourses. Now, it is likely headed for home territory. Count Michael Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief US equity strategist, as among those fearing the dollar’s rally is creating an “untenable situation” for US stocks and other assets, pointing to similar periods of exchange-rate excess in the past. “While hard to predict such events, the conditions are in place,” Wilson notes, referring to sovereign debt issues in 2012, the Lehman Brothers crisis of...
  • MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle slams Pelosi over stalled Congress stock trading ban

    09/14/2022 7:23:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 13, 2022 | Thomas Barrabi
    MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night for slow-walking proposed legislation that would bar members of Congress from trading stocks while in office. Ruhle criticized the speaker during a conversation with Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia – one of several lawmakers who has submitted proposals that would ban Congressional stock trading. “It’s legal to be sleazy, especially in this case for members of Congress. She wrote this legislation in 2020. Nancy Pelosi has had months and months and months to bring this thing to the floor,” Ruhle said during MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour.”“You’ve got...
  • REPORT: Dean Phillips has 34 potential stock trading conflicts (MN)

    09/14/2022 12:58:46 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 9/14/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    The New York Times has reported that nearly 100 current members of Congress have bought or sold stocks related to their work in office. One of those identified is Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who sits on the U.S. House Ethics Committee and the Financial Services Committee. The Times found that he has reported trades in 276 companies and has 34 possible conflicts of interest — one of the highest tallies among the 97 members of Congress listed. Phillips’ trading chiefly involved stocks and bonds “issued by more than two dozen banking companies,” according to the Times. Phillips, a Democrat,...
  • U.S. Stocks Plummet Amid Worse Than Expected Inflation Data

    09/13/2022 12:05:41 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09-13-2022 | Mike Patton
    Again, it’s difficult to say with a high degree of certainty, but stock investors will likely experience a bumpy ride over the next 6-12 months. The timing is possibly the most uncertain element here. Higher interest rates and a smaller money supply will reduce loan growth and economic activity. No question on that. However, will the Fed go too far and push the economy into recession? Globally, most of the world’s central banks are on a similar path as the U.S. Federal Reserve. For example, Europe, the U.K., and India are all raising interest rates. China, however, is not. Europe...
  • Stocks plunge after surprise August inflation bump

    09/13/2022 11:38:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/2022 | SYLVAN LANE
    An unexpected inflation jump in August set stocks plunging Tuesday as Wall Street braced for steeper Federal Reserve rate hikes and a potential economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.8 percent shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, a decline of more than 900 points, after the Labor Department released a surprisingly hot consumer price index (CPI) report earlier in the day. The S&P 500 was down 3.1 percent and the Nasdaq composite was down 3.9 percent on the day. Markets began selling off after the Labor Department reported a 0.1 percent increase in the consumer price index (CPI),...
  • ‘Big Short’ sage Michael Burry’s ‘mother of all crashes’ prediction is underway, he says

    09/01/2022 2:55:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2022 | Thomas Barrabi
    Michael Burry, the hedge fund investor made famous in the 2015 film “The Big Short,” suggested Wednesday that a long-feared stock market crash is already underway. Burry, who predicted more than a year ago that stocks were headed for “the mother of all crashes,” delivered his latest warning alongside a graph showing the S&P 500’s sharp decline since hitting an all-time peak in January. “And yet I keep getting asked ‘wen crash?’” Burry said in a now-deleted tweet captured by the @BurryArchive Twitter account.
  • Feinstein spoke to FBI about her husband's stock trades, handed over documents

    05/14/2020 10:41:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) spoke to the FBI and handed over documents last month related to recent stock transactions by her husband that have come under public scrutiny. "Senator Feinstein was asked some basic questions by law enforcement about her husband’s stock transactions. ...She was happy to voluntarily answer those questions to set the record straight and provided additional documents to show she had no involvement in her husband’s transactions," a spokesman said. Feinstein's conversation with the FBI took place in April and the spokesman said that "there have been no follow up actions on this issue." Feinstein's husband sold...
  • Dow sinks 300 points on the back of June’s hot inflation report

    07/13/2022 6:34:25 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/13/2022 | Samantha Subin
    Stock futures slid on Wednesday after June inflation data came in hotter-than-expected, contributing to growing fears that the Federal Reserve will get more aggressive in its fight to tame rising prices.