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Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown

Authord by Ben Levisohn via Barrons, In the rise of computer-driven trading, some hear echoes of the stock market’s 1987 crash. Beware the feedback loop… Black Monday. Although the event to which those two words refer occurred 30 years ago, they still carry the weight of that day—Oct. 19, 1987—when the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

Weekend Reading: $7 Trillion To Manipulate Prices

Authoreed by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, As the stock market continues to press new highs, the level of optimism climbs with it. I discussed yesterday Richard Thaler’s, a recent recipient of the Nobel Price in Economics, comments about not understanding the current “irrationality of investors relating to their investing behavior.” What is interesting is that […]

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant

Jim Grant, author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, first hinted last week that not all is well when it comes to the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio’s $160 billion Bridgewater (of which one half is the world’s biggest risk-parity juggernaut). Speaking to Bloomberg last week, Grant said he was “bearish” on Bridgewater because founder […]

The ‘Real’ Peak Complacency

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Stocks are at record highs while volatility is at a record low. Which is another way of saying that investors aren’t as worried as they probably should be about the coming year. That’s okay. Price corrections (with their attendant volatility spikes) are normal and natural ways for markets to […]

Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize The Economy

Authored by Ralph Nader via Evonomics.com, The monster of economic waste – over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations – started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan. That was when SEC Chairman John Shad, […]

Frontrunning: September 21

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening (BBG) Bank of Japan Sticks With Easy-Money Settings (WSJ) Bank of Japan board member demands more stimulus (FT) S&P downgrades China, says rising debt is stoking economic, financial risks (Reuters) Boston’s Fate Lies With a Zombie Hurricane as Maria Moves North (BBG) SEC says hackers may have traded using stolen insider […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

“Overwhelming Demand” Sees Filecoin ICO Raise $250 Million Without A Viable Product

It’s official: Filecoin, a blockchain project created by Protocol Labs, has raised nearly $250 million following a private “pre-sale” and public initial-coin offering – all without having a viable product to market. According to the Wall Street Journal, the hotly anticipated ICO raised nearly $250 million after opening its offering to the public on Thursday. […]

Steve Cohen Hoping To Raise $20 Billion For Re-Launch Of SAC Capital

Steven Cohen is hoping to raise $20 billion for a new fund he plans to launch soon after his ban on managing outside money expires in January 2018, the Wall Street Journal reports. If Cohen is successful, it would be the largest hedge-fund launch on record. The sum would exceed the $16 billion his former […]

Bitcoin Explodes Above $2400 After China Downgrade, Scaling Agreement Reached

Following comments from DoubleLine's Jeff Gundlach tieing the surge in virtual currencies to the demise of China (right before that nation is downgraded), Bitcoin surged overnight, breaking above $2400 for the first time. It is now up over 150% year-to-date. Bitcoin is up fopr the 26th day in the last 29 sessions, doubling in price […]