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Category Archives: Financial economics

T.Rowe Price Issues A Warning For Investors, Cuts Stock Allocation To Lowest Since 2000

One day after DoubleLine chief Jeff Gundlach told Bloomberg TV that it is time for investors to head for the exits as his highest conviction trade is “volatility is about to go up”, and that he is reducing his positions in junk bonds, EM debt and other lower-quality investments on fears investor sentiment may roll […]

Did the Sub-Prime 2.0 Bubble Just Burst?

As you know, we’ve been tracking the sub-prime auto-loan industry closely. Our view is that this industry represents the worst of the worst excesses of our current credit bubble, much as the subprime mortgage industry represented the worst of the worst in excess for the Housing Bubble. For this reason, we refer to sub-prime auto-loans […]

“It’s Time For Markets To Catch On” – Central Bankers Warn ‘Investors Are Too Complacent’

Authored by Lena Komileva, originally posted at The Financial Times, The US Federal Reserve raised rates for the third time in six months in June, even though inflation had stayed below its 2 per cent target for much of the past decade. Why? The justification lies with the return to “economic normalisation” (a more normal […]

Greenspan Fears Imminent Stagflationary Slump, Warns The Bubble Is In Bonds Not Stocks

Former Fed chair Alan Greenspan blasphemously warned a year ago of an "imminent crisis": "This is the worst period, I recall since I've been in public service. There's nothing like it, including the crisis – remember October 19th, 1987, when the Dow went down by a record amount 23 percent? That I thought was the […]

Our Brave New ‘Markets’ – How HFT Algos Risk A Sudden Massive Sell-Off

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, One thing is clear: These aren’t your daddy’s markets anymore. Why?  Because about 10 years ago the Rise of the Machines (aka high frequency trading algorithms) completely altered the terrain of what we call the ‘capital markets.’  Let’s look at this as a before and after story. Before the machines, […]

O Inflation, Inflation! Wherefore Art Thou Inflation?

A lot of eyes were on Janet Yellen’s testimony in front of the Senate Banking committee last week, as investors wanted to hear more clues about a potential change in the economic and monetary policy of the Federal Reserve. People seemed to be particularly interested in finding out more about the expected rate hike pace […]

“Stocks Are About To Make Dudley, Fischer, And Yellen Extremely Nervous”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist Stocks Dare The Fed It was only a month ago Fed President Dudley was lecturing us about the dangers of overly easy financial conditions and how inflation’s sanguine performance was “transitory.” And it wasn’t like he was alone. The Fed’s generally accepted second in command, Stanley Fischer, […]

Janet Yellen Is About To Speak: Here’s What To Look For

Fed Chair Yellen will be testifying to the House Financial Services committee at 1000EDT, followed by testimony tomorrow before the Senate Banking Committee (the testimony for both events is likely to be identical, as it has on previous occasions), however her prepared remarks will be released 90 minutes earlier, at 8:30am. Courtesy of RanSquawk, here […]

Tales From The FOMC Underground

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, A Great Big Dud Many of today’s economic troubles are due to a fantastic guess.  That the wealth effect of inflated asset prices would stimulate demand in the economy. The premise, as we understand it, was that as stock portfolios bubbled up investors would feel […]

Markets Shrug At Fed Bubble Fears

Stocks are very marginally higher following The Fed's Minutes showing "financial stability concerns" amid "high valuations", bond yields rose less than 1bps and the dollar is up modestly as Gold is being sold… Some participants suggested that increased risk tolerance among investors might be contributing to elevated asset prices more broadly;   a few participants […]