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The Fed’s “Magic Trick” Exposed

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, In 1791, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the US, Alexander Hamilton, convinced then-new president George Washington to create a central bank for the country. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson opposed the idea, as he felt that it would lead to speculation, financial manipulation, and corruption. He was […]

Earnings Don’t Matter After All!

Via The Knowledge Leaders Capital blog, Our long-time readers are familiar with the work of Professor Baruch Lev of the NYU Stern School of Business, whose research forms the basis for the Knowledge Leaders investment strategy. In his decades-long study of financial records, Lev first discovered a link between a firm’s knowledge capital and its […]

Precious Metal Futures’ Trendline Frenzy: Are Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Copper About to Die?

Gold Futures (GC)   Gold futures found itself in dangerous waters during the 12/05 session as GC price action temporarily broke below 1,267 – a key support level from gold’s last two swing lows on 10/6 and 10/27.  After closing at 1,268.40, GC became the chart of the day, with price sitting just above support […]

Goldman: These Are The Three Biggest Risks Facing Stocks In 2018

When it comes to the most influential investment bank in the world, Goldman Sachs, its 2018 outlook is borderline euphoric despite the bank’s own explicit admission that valuations have never been higher. In a tortured, goalseeked analysis which we discussed last week, the bank’s chief equity strategist David Kostin said that he expects a year […]

Is This The Real Reason Why The Treasury Curve Has Been Collapsing For A Month?

A 'funny' thing happened a month ago. The Treasury yield curve suddenly started to collapse… despite gains in stocks and positive economi data surprises… the question is, why? Here's one possible reason why.. Originally submitted by GovTrader, TL/DR: Tax reform creates pension fund incentive to buy 30yr bonds NOW. Currently, the top corp tax rate […]

It’s A ‘Turkey’ Market

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, With Thanksgiving week rapidly approaching, I thought it was an apropos time to discuss what I am now calling a “Turkey” market. What’s a “Turkey” market?  Nassim Taleb summed it up well in his 2007 book “The Black Swan.” “Consider a turkey that is fed every day. Every single […]

Great Voids Have A Way Of Filling

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, I feel compelled to keep documenting reality to raise awareness of the ever larger market dangers which keep lurking underneath the current bubble. Indeed I keep seeing a great void not only in awareness but also in price discovery that have propelled markets to current levels leaving investors and […]

CME Group CEO On Low Volatility: “Traders Are Too Afraid To Buy…And Too Afraid To Sell”

With realized volatility having fallen to near-record lows this month, CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy tapped into the trepidation that many traders feel about today’s unsettlingly placid markets during an interview with CNBC Thursday, saying that he’s “surprised” at the present lack of volatility, adding that many market participants are essentially too afraid […]

No Vol And No Volume – Even The WSJ Questions Equity Melt-Up

It’s encouraging to see that one mainstream media outlet questioning the recent market melt-up which wasn’t just notable for the lack of volatility, but also a severe lack of volume. The new normal seems to be “No vol and no volume”, although we saw a bit of a regime shift today, before the normal reversal. […]

Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement, Including a Note on the IMF’s Musings on Inflation

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]