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Category Archives: Private Equity

Warning: the Oil Crash Is Just Days Away From Triggering a Debt Crisis

The Oil collapse is about to trigger a crisis in junk bonds. Oil has been going straight down for weeks now. As we write this, black gold is below $43 a barrel, down 16% from its levels a month ago. “So what?” you might ask, “Oil experiences similar drops all the time. Why is this […]

Frontrunning: June 20

Central bank caution beefs up stock gains (Reuters) Pound Drops as BOE’s Carney Says Not Yet Time to Raise Rates (BBG) Oil Just Hit Its Lowest Level of the Year (BBG) Britain charges Barclays, ex-bosses over ‘unlawful’ Qatari deal (Reuters) Senate GOP Sets Ambitious Deadline on Health-Care Vote (WSJ) Both Parties Have a Lot to […]

The Housing Moment Investors Dread Is Here

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via BloombergQuint.com, Amid the carnage in the auto sector, economists have sought solace in the comforts of home, sweet home. A recent Census release suggests that Millennials, long sidelined, have finally started to tiptoe into the home-buying market. The reception to the data was so effusive that other reports, suggesting […]

Dick’s Slammed After Company Admits It Doesn’t Know How To Calculate EBITDA

First it was non-GAAP adjustments, then it was stock buybacks, then it was fudging the effective tax rate; and now, in the most creative way to “boost” one’s earnings, Dicks Sporting Goods admitted it blatantly fabricated its Adjusted EBITDA. But it’s ok: it was a simple calculation error, and now everything is “fixed”, the company […]

Trump Named As “Risk Factor” In Company Filings 3x More Than Obama

According to the research firm Sentieo, which spent hours and hours of time scouring the “Risk Factor” sections of 10-Ks and 10-Qs, Trump has been about 3x more likely to be cited by a publicly traded company in the U.S. as a “Risk Factor” in his first 100 days in office than was Obama.  Courtesy […]

Are US Taxpayers Now On The Hook For Risky Wall Street Real-Estate-Backed Bonds?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I’m fairly certain very few of you have heard of broker price opinions, or BPOs, but it’s something I think we should all become aware of given the influence of BPOs in the market for valuing residential real estate securitized bonds. Before we get to that, let’s revisit […]

Axel Merk: “There’s More To Investing Than Chasing Companies That Want To Make Mars Inhabitable”

Authored by Axel Merk via MerkInvestments.com, How does one construct a portfolio in an era of seemingly ever rising and highly correlated asset prices? Years of asset prices moving higher has changed both retail and institutional investors; it has changed the industry; and, in my humble opinion, those changes spell trouble. The prudent investor might […]

These Three Charts Are Warning the Market Could Soon Experience an “Event”

The markets are speaking, but no one is listening. The single driver of the stock market since election night is the hype of a Trump-policy driven economic boom. The economy is booming, but based on expectations NOT actual policy changes. This is a critical distinction. Stocks are MOST susceptible to violent drops (or even Crashes) […]

Twitter Surges After Beating Expectations, MAUs Jump Despite Revenue Slowdown: The Quarter In Charts

For once Twitter did not disappoint Wall Street, when moments ago it reported results that beat consensus estimates handily as non-GAAP EPS of $0.11 beat consensus of $0.02, even topping the highest estimate of $0.10, on revenue of $548.3 million, also beating est. of $509 million (just don’t look at the GAAP EPS loss of […]

An Absurd Unintended Consequence Of Abnormally Low Rates

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Market dislocations occur when financial markets, operating under stressful conditions, experience large widespread asset mispricing. Welcome to this week’s edition of “World Out Of Whack” where every Wednesday we take time out of our day to laugh, poke fun at and present to you absurdity in global financial markets in all its glorious insanity. While we […]