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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 […]

What Happens When The Fed Warns The Market Is Overvalued

While investors hang on every dovish word bluffed from a venerable Fed speaker's mouth, the cognitive dissonance when something negative is uttered is stunning. Since Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" moment, asset-gatherers and commission-takers have advised ignoring Fedspeak on stocks… historically, that was a mistake for investors. Having shocked a soaring market yesterday with the Minutes stating: […]

Morgan Stanley: Used Car Prices May Crash 50%

For months we’ve been talking about the massive lending bubble propping up the U.S. auto market.  Now, noting many of the same concerns that we’ve highlighted repeatedly, Morgan Stanley’s auto team, led by Adam Jonas, has just issued a report detailing why they think used car prices could crash by up to 50% over the […]

SocGen Reveals The Best Trading Strategy Of The Year

Despite the recent modest drop in stocks, the S&P remains just shy of all time highs, and near valuations which according to Goldman are at nosebleed levels and which market participants recently admitted are the most overvalued since 2000. Furthermore, with the market seemingly finding itself painfully rangebound in a world where until recently volatility […]

Russia Unexpectedly Cuts Interest Rates For The First Time In Seven Months

The Russian Central Bank surprised markets when it unexpectedly cut interest rates by 25 bps to 9.75% (30 economists expected no change, 8 predicted a 25 bps cut), its first rate cut in four meetings or 7 months, as inflation, which has dropped from a peak of 17% to just 4.6% last month, appears to […]

Central Bank Shell Game: What Sweden’s Negative Interest Rates Do To Consumers

Authored by Nick Kamran via LettersFromNorway.com, Sweden’s welfare state supposedly allows for success while providing a safety net for those unable to keep up with the market. In principle, it is an ideal state, achieving a utopian like state. However, Sweden’s touted economic success has come at the expense of the Krone (SEK) and long-term […]