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Bubble Alert: Stocks Are Trading Based on Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud, Not Growth

Time to bust yet another hole in the “stocks are cheap” argument. As we’ve already noted earlier this week, based on the only valuation metric that can’t be massaged, stocks are more expensive than they were in 2007 and on their way to tying the all-time high established in 1999. Source: The King Report Of […]

FPA: “ETFs Are Weapons Of Mass Destruction; We Could Get An Onslaught Of Selling”

One of the recurring themes on this website over the past two years has been the growing threat posed by the flood of capital out of active investing and into passive, and far cheaper and better performing (under central planning) vehicles such as ETF. For a quick rundown, here are some recent posts on the […]

Deutsche Bank Tumbles Most In 5 Weeks After Earnings Disappoint Across The Board

On the surface, Deutsche Bank’s results this morning came in better than expected with first quarter earnings more than doubling as Germany’s biggest bank benefited from a pick-up in market activity at the start of the year. In the three months to March, Deutsche managed to make a net profit of €575m, more than double […]

Canada Housing Regulator Warns Of “Strong Evidence Of Housing-Market Problems”

In an perculiar coincidence, just hours after Home Capital Group imploded in what we dubbed Canada’s “New Century” moment, Canada’s housing regulator, the Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation, which describes itself as “contributing to the stability of the housing market and financial system” moments ago the CMHC issued a report, warning that there is “strong […]

Bubble Alert: We’ve Passed 2007 and Are On Our Way to 1999

The US stock market is officially in a massive bubble based on the one valuation metric that cannot be faked. Corporations can engage any number of accounting gimmicks to juice their earnings, cash flow, and dividends… for this reason P/E, P/CF and P/DY ratios are all suspect when it comes time to value a corporations. […]

Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes As Its Biggest Mortgage Lender Crashes Most In History

Call it Canada’s “New Century” moment. We first introduced readers to the company we said was the “tip of the iceberg in Canada’s magnificent housing bubble” nearly two years ago, in July 2015 when we exposed a major problem that we predicted would haunt Home Capital Group, Canada’s largest non-bank mortgage lender: liar loans in […]

Fannie Introduces “Innovative Solutions” Allowing Student-Debt-Laden Millennials To Buy A Home

So what do you do when a massive student loan bubble results in crippling leverage for an entire generation of your population rendering them financially unqualified to obtain mortgage financing and their 'God-given right' to a slice of the 'American Dream'?  Well, you simply change the rules to allow mortgage lenders to ignore all that […]

Gold Imports Into China via Hong Kong Double

Gold bullion imports into China via main conduit Hong Kong more than doubled month-on-month in March, data showed on Tuesday as reported by Reuters. China’s net-gold imports via Hong Kong more than doubled in March to 111.6 tonnes. Chart not updated as official data not publicly available yet. Source: Goldchartsrus.com  Net-gold imports by the world’s top gold consumer […]

Twitter Surges After Beating Expectations, MAUs Jump Despite Revenue Slowdown: The Quarter In Charts

For once Twitter did not disappoint Wall Street, when moments ago it reported results that beat consensus estimates handily as non-GAAP EPS of $0.11 beat consensus of $0.02, even topping the highest estimate of $0.10, on revenue of $548.3 million, also beating est. of $509 million (just don’t look at the GAAP EPS loss of […]

Bob Prechter Warns Market Correction “Larger Than The Malaise Of The ’30s” Looms

Authored by Avi Gilburt via MarketWatch.com, I recently interviewed Prechter, who released a ground-breaking book, “The Socionomic Theory of Finance,” at the end of December. In the 813-page book, which took 13 years to write, he proposes a cohesive model that takes into account trends in sociology, psychology, politics, economics and finance. I highly recommend […]