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Category Archives: Financial economics

One Trader Is Stunned By The “Staggering” Confusion In The Market

Wherever one looks there are disconnects… between bonds and stocks, between risk and uncertainty, between hope and reality. But, as former fund manager Richard Breslow notes, most critically, there is a divergence between data and Fed actions, and this time is different as central banks appear to have shifted into 'whatever it takes' to tighten […]

Clarity Or Confusion At The Fed

Authored by 720Global's Michael Lebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, “Are you kidding? Are you kidding? No one knows what you’re doing.”    – Economist John Taylor in response to William Dudley’s (President Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Vice Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee) comment that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has been very clear in […]

Warning: the Subprime 2.0 Bubble is About to Burst

As we’ve been outlining for weeks now, Subprime 2.0 is the subprime auto-loan industry. And just as the collapse in the subprime mortgage lending was what signaled the beginning of the housing crisis… trouble in the subprime auto-loan industry will be what signals that the next Debt Crisis is here. On that note… subprime auto-loan […]

“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 […]

Europe, US Futures Slip Despite Brent Bouncing Back To $51

Asian stocks rose lifted by commodity names; European equities trade mostly lower but with little in the way of conviction or firm direction while the Italian banking index is at the highest level in a year following domestic earnings; S&P index futures are modestly in the red after the cash market closed at a record […]

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 […]

Subprime Pet Rental Company Files For Bankruptcy

Two months ago, Bloomberg’s Patrick Clark penned an article that promptly went viral as it touched on a rather unorthodox topic: a pet leasing, or rather rental, company aimed at subprime borrowers who could not afford to buy their pet outright. The company in question is Wags Lending, a/k/a Bristlecone, was founded by Dusty Wunderlich […]

“You Are Here”

In case you wondered… You Are Here… Valuation?   And here… Sentiment?   And here… Cognitive Dissonance?   And finally… no it's not a 'new economy' or 'different this time'…

#FordSchoolYellen Q&A Post-Mortem – Janet Yellen’s Greatest Hits

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has just completed her Q&A with Twitter. She did not disappoint… The Economy…  *YELLEN: U.S. ECONOMY IS "PRETTY HEALTHY" Worst economic recovery on record…   *YELLEN: WE MUST SUSTAIN PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED Current Quarter GDP forecast 0.6%… *YELLEN: APPROPRIATE TO GRADUALLY RAISE FED FUNDS RATE If GDP forecasts for […]

David Rosenberg: “This Is A Bubble Of Historic Proportions”

Shortly after we remarked most recently on the unprecedented Canadian housing bubble that has migrated from Vancouver to Toronto, Gluskin Sheff's Chief Economist David Rosenberg joined the growing chorus of calls for government intervention into the Toronto housing market. In an interview on BNN, Rosenberg, who correctly called the U.S. housing bubble in 2005 when […]