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Category Archives: 10 Year Treasury

Stock-To-Bond Ratio Back At 2007 Peak

Authored by Bryce Coward via Gavekal Capital blog, As 1Q17 finishes with a gain in the books, the stock to bond performance ratio has also broken to a new cycle high, elevating to levels not seen since mid-2007. Our measure of the stock to bond ratio measures the total return of the S&P 500 relative to […]

Trump’s Job Approval Rating Drops To Record Low, Breaking Key Correlation

In the first week of February, a Credit Suisse analysis concluded that there was only one chart that mattered to markets: that of Trump’s approval rating. As the bank’s analyst Lori Calvasina wrote at the time, “US stocks have been trading closely with shifts in Trump’s favorability, as have 10 year Treasury yields… …the Dollar, […]

Debunking The Big Lie

Authored by Keith Weiner via, Debunking a Lie Don Watkins of the Ayn Rand Institute wrote an article, The Myth of Banking Deregulation, to debunk a lie. The lie is that bank regulation is good. That it helped stabilize the economy in the 1930’s. And that deregulation at the end of the century destabilized […]

According To Credit Suisse, This Is The Only Thing That Matters To Markets

And, it will probably surprise no one, it has to do with president Donald Trump. In a report by Credit Suisse analyst Lori Calvasina, to better understand the short term performance trends seen in the aftermath of the US Presidential election, and which trades may be most sensitive to shifting winds in Washington going forward, […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, I stopped trying to predict markets back in 2008 when the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Wall Street bankers, and their propaganda peddling media mouthpieces colluded to rig the markets to benefit the elite establishment players while screwing average Americans. I haven’t owned any stocks to speak […]

Federal Reserve Admits it Never Knew What it was Doing

The following article by David Haggith was published first on The Great Recession Blog: The Federal Reserve is, at last, acknowledging at top levels that its economists are completely baffled, its recovery is failing, that the Fed cannot raise interest and may even have to heat up its stimulants … or we may end up with a permanently scarred and stagnant […]

It’s About Time The Fed Stops Lying!

Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Perhaps not the most logical place in the United States to have an extensive meeting of the different regional branches of the Federal Reserve, but nobody seems to be willing to touch a tradition which remained in force for approximately three decades, so the world’s financial press is still camping at Jackson […]

“Sell Everything”… But Why: What Has The Smartest Investors So Spooked?

Submitted by Nick Colas of Convergex Many of the smartest investors out there hate stocks.  Since May, we’ve heard negative equity calls from Stan Druckenmiller, George Soros, Carl Icahn, Jeff Gundlach and Bill Gross.  Wall Street lore says “Never argue about markets with a guy who is much richer than you”.  So we’ll take the […]

ETF Securities Reports Biggest One-Day Gold Inflow Since Financial Crisis

It never ceases to amaze how vastly different the investment styles of gold paper vs physical traders are: while we have documented previously how the latter tend to buy progressively more the lower the price (as traditional “buy low, buy more lower” investing would suggest), “investors” in gold paper-derivatives such as ETFs and ETPs are […]

“What If?”

Via ConvergEx's Nick Colas, Today we offer up five market counterfactuals – “What ifs” – to both illustrate why large cap U.S. equities just closed near their highest levels of 2016 and consider the conventional wisdom about whether the current rally is sustainable.    Our home base: where asset prices and other trends started the […]