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Mauldin: “Investors Ignore What May Be The Biggest Policy Error In History”

Submitted by John Mauldin My good friend Peter Boockvar recently shared a chart with me. The University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumers have been tracking consumers and their expectations about the direction of the stock market over the next year. We are now at an all-time high in the expectation that the stock market will […]

Greenback’s Recovery is Intact / by Marc Chandler / October 21, 2017 The prospect of tax reform and a Fed hike in December, with expectations of more next year,helped lift the dollar broadly last week. Although the Japanese election and ECB meeting lie ahead, the fundamental backdrop for dollar looks constructive.  The technical condition is also favorable, especially on the weekly charts. The Dollar Index […]

Key Events And FX Week Ahead: Central Banks Send Markets Into A Coma, Someone Say Something New Please!

European politics returns with a bang this week, when not only will attention be focused on Austria to see if the right wing Freedom Party joins the People's Party in a historic governing coalition, in an embarrassing blow to Europe's establishment, but also whether Catalan President Puidgemont will (again) fomally – and this time clearly […]

SDR: The New Global Currency

By Chris at Bollocks! Hi there, I’ve been hearing a lot from private bankers lately (they’re always trying to flog you product), though the topic being discussed amongst themselves is that of the SDR going mainstream, and they’ve been asking my opinion. We don’t have to look far to understand why. End of the US […]

See no evil, speak no evil… / By Alasdair Macleod / August 31, 2017 The Jackson Hole speeches of Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi last week were notable for the omission of any comment about the burning issues of the day: …where do the Fed and the ECB respectively think America and the Eurozone are in the central bank induced credit cycle, […]

Same Day FX Wars? Dollar Tumbles After Mnuchin Says “Weaker Dollar Better”, Undoing Euro Losses / by Tyler Durden / Aug 31, 2017 12:06 PM The smell of currency war is rising in the air. Less than six hours after the ECB lobbed the first trial balloon of the day, when Reuters reported that ECB policymakers were “growing worried” about the recent rapid gains in the Euro, sending the EURUSD sharply, if […]

World Markets Quiet, Awaiting Jackson Hole Central Bankers Symposium / by Jim Wyckoff / August 24, 2017 This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original,click here. Reposted with permission. (Kitco News) – World stock markets were mostly firmer in quieter trading Thursday. U.S. stock indexes are also pointed toward modestly higher openings when the New York day session begins. Gold prices are weaker, amid bearish […]

Jackson Hole Preview: Market Reactions, And Why UBS Says “Don’t Skip Lunch” / by Tyler Durden / Aug 22, 2017 8:44 PM Historically the annual Jackson Hole symposium has been a major market-moving event as it has traditionally been the venue where central banks make critical announcements such as Bernanke’s preview and hints of QE2 and QE3 in 2012, as well as Draghi’s suggestion of the ECB’s QE in […]

Eclipse Day Begins With S&P Futures Flat While Industrial Metals Soar / by Tyler Durden / Aug 21, 2017 As the US awaits its first full solar eclipse since 1918, S&P500 futures, together with Asian and European stocks started off the week off fractionally in the red after the cash index fell to its lowest level in five weeks on Friday, with the “Bannon rally” fading on […]

“From Nukes To Terrorism”: Battered Investors Flee Risk For Safety Of Bonds And Gold

The global risk-off mood accelerated overnight on Trump “stability concerns”, coupled with fallout from the Spain terrorist attack and lingering North Korea tensions, even if the VIX is off its latest highs, trading just above 15. Investors fled into German and U.S. Treasury bonds and bought gold for the third day in a row, as […]