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Is the Fed About to Burst Its Third Bubble?

Stocks continue to trade at nosebleed valuations. According to Fact Set, the S&P 500 is currently trading at a P/E of 21. This is well above its 10-year average of 16.7. And bear in mind, eight of those ten years (from 2010-2017) were when stocks were already overvalued. Source: Fact Set. So the market is […]

The Pin To Pop This Mother Of All Bubbles?

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, Global macro economic data has been weak for many years, but there’s now a very real chance of a world-wide recession happening in 2017. Why? A dramatic and worsening shortfall in new credit creation.  The world’s major central banks have, again, done the world an enormous disservice.  Instead of […]

“This Market Is Crazy”: Hedge Fund Returns Hundreds Of Millions To Clients Citing Imminent “Calamity”

While hardly a novel claim – in the past many have warned that Australia’s housing and stock market are massive asset bubbles (which local banks were have been forced to deny as their fates are closely intertwined with asset prices even as the RBA is increasingly worried) – so far few if any have gone […]

The Deck Is Stacked: Putting Risk & Reward Into Perspective

Authored by 720Global's Michael Lebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.“ – Ben Graham. We are frequently told that valuation analysis is irrelevant because fundamentals do not signal turning points in markets. Scoffers of valuation analysis are correct, as there is no fundamental statistic or […]

Is the Market Rig Finally Ending (What’s the Downside Target)?

The market rig looks to be ending. Traders have gunned the market to a target of 2,400 on the S&P 500. They’ve hit that level repeatedly in the last 24 hours but have been unable to hold it. Meanwhile, the Russell 2000, which leads the S&P 500 has begun to break down. Buckle up, because […]

Axiom: “Red Flags” Suggest China Credit Event Is “Closer Than It Appears”

Submitted by Gordon Johnson of Axiom Capital While we, as well as the few bearish peers we have, have warned of a pending “credit event” in China for some time now – admittedly incorrectly (China has proved much more resilient than expected) – the more recent red flags are among the most profound we’ve seen […]

Survey Shows A Majority Of European Youth Would Participate In Uprising To Overthrow Status Quo

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, As the title of today’s piece implies, something very rotten is happening across the Western world and it’s starting to push many people, especially the youth, toward a breaking point. In the U.S., much of the problem relates to increased corporate power and monopoly, which has resulted […]

Shorts Smoked – Stocks End ‘High’ As Dollar Dumps’n’Pumps

Despite tumbling soft data and disappointing earnings data… Stocks soared most in 6 weeks…     Another day, another one-way trip in stocks. VIX clubbed to a 13 handle again stocks soar… Trannies and Small Caps once again led the day (short squeeze) and S&P lagged but everything was awesomely green again…   Another big […]

Europe breaking support, spill over into the states?

How stocks do in Europe, can have an important impact on stocks in the states. Today we look at the patterns in London and Germany, as recent price action could “spill over” into stocks in the states. FTSE 100 Index below- CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE FTSE 100 hit resistance line (2) of late and it […]

Scientific Proof ETFs Make Markets Dumber

One of the horses we have beaten to death starting in 2013 (with Why The TBAC Is Suddenly Very Worried About Market Liquidity) is that the relentless growth in ETFs in particular, and passive investing in general, is one of the greatest threats facing the US equity market for one main reason: “phantom liquidity”, and […]