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Charts Of The Week: 10 Reasons To Be Cautious In This Market

Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Visualizing 10-Reasons For Caution Just recently, David Rosenberg in a recent research note, laid out 10-reasons to be cautious in the market. I thought it would be useful to look at each of these in a visual form to get a better idea of what he is addressing. The […]

Significant Stock Market Narrative Development: There is a Westerly Trump Wind Underneath It

Both Obama and Bush couldn’t give two shits about the stock market. Bush was focused on colonizing the middle east and Obama was fixated on having mentally ill transgenders urinate in the ladies restroom — standing up. But now we have a shit-poster in chief, very vain and ideally focused on how the public perceives […]

Berkshire Letter Highlights: Buffett Hates Hedge Funds, Likes Immigrants And The US Outlook

In its latest annual letter, released at 8am on Saturday, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said Q4 profit rose 15% as net income increased to $6.29 billion, or $3,823 a share, from $5.48 billion, or $3,333 the previous year, while operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, were $2,665 a share, a slight miss to the […]

As Bitcoin Surges To Record High, China Prepares Its Own Digital Currency

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Bitcoin hit an all-time high over $1200 today. Traders are happy because the SEC is expected to rule on a Bitcoin ETF by March 11. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency.  After assembling a research team in 2014, the People’s Bank of China has done […]

Interest Rate Differentials Increasing Financial Market Leverage To Unsustainable Levels

By EconMatters We discuss the rate differentials between Switzerland, Britain, Europe, Japan and the United States and how this Developed Financial Markets carry trade is incentivizing excessive risk taking with tremendous leverage and destabilizing the entire financial system in the process in this video. You want to know what is behind weekly market records, borrowed […]

Which Country Punishes Productive People The Most?

Submitted by Daniel Mitchell via The Foundation for Economic Education, Back in 2014, I shared some data from the Tax Foundation that measured the degree to which various developed nations punished high-income earners. This measure of relative “progressivity” focused on personal income taxes. And that’s important because that levy often is the most onerous for […]

Weekend Reading: Errant Thinking

Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Last week, I penned a post entitled “You Can’t Time The Market?” which was subsequently picked up on the Seeking Alpha website. It is always interesting for me to read the comments on the articles as it gives me a lot of insight as to the psychology of individuals […]

Late-Day Panic-Buying Sends Dow To Longest Record Streak In 30 Years

Millions of investors cried out today…   "Pause that refreshes" or "Time to panic"? Of course utter panic buying into the close ensure a green close and an 11th record in a row – the longest streak in 30 years – because everyone knows stocks don't close red into the weekend – The Dow went […]

9 Lessons From The Reagan Tax Cuts

A close look at the ’86 tax reform shows why tax reform may not get done this year. As BofAML's Ethan Harris notes, "we are skeptical." Significant tax reform creates winners and losers, which may make it hard to find a "coalition of the willing." Via BofAML, Is it a done deal? By some accounts, […]

Is This Overlooked Statistic Signaling Investor Complacency?

Via Dana Lyons' Tumblr, The number of unchanged issues on the NYSE has spiked, often a sign of complacency among investors. While the price structure and breadth in the stock market remain solid and supportive of higher prices, one area of concern that we have been noting is investor sentiment. Specifically, it is too complacent […]