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Everyone In The (Stock Market) Pool?

Via Dana Lyons' Tumblr, The percentage of households’  financial assets currently invested in stocks has jumped to levels exceeded only by the 2000 bubble. Updating one of our favorite data series from the Federal Reserve’s latest Z.1 Release, we see that in the 3rd quarter, household and nonprofit’s stock holdings jumped to 36.3% of their […]

Canadian Finance Minister Admits Selling Stock but Denies It Was Because He Knew Tax Hikes were Bearish

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Nov 30, 2017 The Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau is refusing to say whether he sold millions of dollars worth of company stock just days before introducing tax changes that may have caused share prices to drop. This type of insider-trading is what politicians always manage to get away with no […]

Meanwhile, South Korean Industrial Production Crashes

With South Korean stocks soaring in the face of nukes from their northern neighbor and a credit-crunching China, it appears the South Korean economy just caught down to reality… South Korean Industrial Production crashed 5.9% YoY in October – the biggest plunge since Feb 2013 – driven by a 17.5% collapse in auto production. Economists […]

Here We Go Again—Swell Numbers Which Aren’t

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By David Stockman / November 17th, 2017 According to the financial press we have had some swell economic numbers in the last two days—so it’s giddy-up-and-go time for the stock market again. Thursday’s industrial production number was allegedly gangbusters and today’s housing start figure for October was described as a “boom” by the incorrigible headline writers at MarketWatch: The […]

Tales From a Late Stage Bull Market

acting-man.com / MN Gordon / October 21, 2017  Pro-Growth Occurrences An endearing quality of a late stage bull market is that it expands the universe of what’s possible.  Somehow, rising stock prices make the impossible, possible.  They also push the limits of the normal into the paranormal. *** Last week, for instance, there was a Bigfoot sighting […]

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 […]

Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies Surrounding the Las Vegas Attack

Authored by Kip Harriage of VRAletter.com | October 7, 2017 — Note: With this report, I make no claim to specific knowledge of any wrongdoing or improprieties. Instead, this report includes trading patterns, news releases and/or public record SEC filings. We will examine the share price movements of two gun manufacturers (American Outdoor Brands and […]

God Bless Idiocy

market-ticker.org / by Karl Denninger / 2017-10-04 Seriously.  God does sometimes bless us even when we have seen what is unspeakable evil in our midst, and He did this last weekend. I’m talking about Vegas, of course. We’re learning more but there’s much being withheld — intentionally so.  If you’ve been paying attention to the “press conferences” you’ve detected […]

Stocks Up, Bonds Up, Gold Up, & Dollar Down But ‘Middle-Class-Miracle’ Fades

Odd day. Low volume, small range in stocks. Good macro. Some questions over just how 'miraculous' Trump's tax plan will be for the middle-class… but the day's trend across FX, bond, and commodities was set early on when Asia closed and dollar-sellers, bond-buyers, and precious-metal-purchasers came back to play…   Risk is "Contained"…   Tech […]

Exactly How Many Warnings Do You Need?

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, When I was growing up my father, probably much like yours, had pearls of wisdom that he would drop along the way. It wasn’t until much later in life that I learned that such knowledge did not come from books, but through experience. One of my favorite pieces of […]