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Category Archives: New Normal

These Are The 30 Biggest Risks Facing Markets In 2018

Once upon a time, Wall Street analysts had just two things to worry about: interest rate risk and corporate profits – virtually everything else was derived from these.  Unfortuantely, we now live in the new normal, where central banks step in every time there is even a whiff of an imminent market correction (as BofA […]

California Governor Warns Of “Grim Future” As Fires Spring Back To Life

After destroying hundreds of buildings and forcing the evacuations of more than 200,000 people, the seven discrete wildfires ravaging Southern California finally receded over the weekend as the powerful Santa Ana winds that had fanned the flames earlier in the week died down. But firefighters early Sunday warned that the battle is far from over, […]

Goldman Ramping Up Private Equity Investments To Offset Low Vol And Low Volume

A Reuters article reports that Goldman is looking to make direct private-equity investments to compensate for weakness in trading. Goldman Sachs Group Inc is ramping up its private-equity investments and going after smaller, high-growth targets as part of a broad plan to offset recent trading declines, three people familiar with the effort told Reuters. Goldman’s […]

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. […]

Flatliners – Dead Market Walking

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, In the movie Flatliners aspiring medical doctors tried to unlock the mysteries of death by, well, killing themselves. It was meant to be a controlled death of course, to flat line on the heart rate monitor for a few minutes to find out what wonders where to be found […]

Battlefield America Is The New Normal: We’re Not In Mayberry Anymore

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers?”— Arthur Rizer, former police officer America, you’ve been fooled again. While the nation has been distracted by a media maelstrom […]

Bay Area TV Anchor: “I Experienced Hate First Hand Today In Berkeley” From Antifa

After the media lashed out at right-wing extremists in the aftermath of the tragic violence in Charlottesville, the tide now appears to be turning against the all-black-clad "Antifa." For the first time since the campaigns began late last year and protests broke out, The Washington Post unleashed this shocking headline. Their faces hidden behind black […]

“We Need More Suckers At The Table” – Quant Funds Stumble As Dumb-Money Disappears

The omniptence of artificial intelligence is unquestioned. The 'future' is automation, robotization, and algorithmic domination is the mantra of the new normal prognosticators – and anyone who challenges this world view is a luddite or 'denier'. There's just one problem – those quantitative, AI-based, computerized algos, that are supposed to be making people obsolete in […]

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

Authored by Adam Tooze via ProspectMagazine.co.uk, Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for? It is a decade since the first tremors of what would become the Great Financial Crisis began to […]

Is Sweden A Failed State?

Authored by Judith Bergamn via The Gatestone Institute, The Swedish state, in true Orwellian style, fights those Swedish citizens who point out the obvious problems that migrants are causing. When police officer Peter Springare said in February that migrants were committing a disproportionate amount of crime in the suburbs, he was investigated for inciting "racial […]