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Is 2017 The Year Silicon Valley Experiences The Dark Side Of “It’s Different This Time”?

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, With 2016 now in the rearview mirror. The one thing that was supposed to be included in that vision was the successful resurgence of IPO’s across “The Valley”. 2016 was supposed to be “the year” of the comeback for unicorn cash-out dreams after what can only be described as a “not as […]

Did President-Elect Trump Just Inadvertently Kill The Golden Goose?

Submitted by Gordon T Long via MATASII.com, President-Elect Trump may have just unwittingly sowed the seed of an equity market draw-down which will send even more protesters into the streets of America. Donald Trump's stated economic policies are clearly pro-growth and if he manages to implement his pro-business, anti-regulation agenda, in  the longer term they […]

While The World Watches US Presidential Elections

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 […]

Risk Happens Fast

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at As a teenager brimming with testosterone my reptilian brain loved action movies. Top of my list were Steven Seagal movies. Clearly it wasn’t for his acting skills, which are only marginally better than Barney the dinosaur. What I loved about Seagal was that he was both deadly and terribly fast. His opponents […]

Risk Happens Fast

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at As a teenager brimming with testosterone my reptilian brain loved action movies. Top of my list were Steven Seagal movies. Clearly it wasn’t for his acting skills, which are only marginally better than Barney the dinosaur. What I loved about Seagal was that he was both deadly and terribly fast. His opponents […]

Algos, Barriers, Rumors: Some Theories On What Caused The Pound Flash Crash

As reported moments ago, just around 7:07pm ET, cable snapped and plunged by what some say may have been as much as 1200 pips, dropping from 1.26 to as low as 1.14 according to some brokers, before snapping back up.   What caused the move? While nobody knows the catalyst behind the flash crash  yet, […]

Something Strange Is Going On In Switzerland: “Is Someone Trying To Buy The Swiss National Bank”

By now it is well-known that as we profiled previously, one of the most ravenous buyers of US stocks in recent years, has been a central bank: the Swiss National Bank…   … which has shown a particular appetite for AAPL stock:     However, it is far less known that not only is the […]

We’re Issuing a Formal Alert: Something Major is Coming in the Markets

Time for a reality check. The market has had nothing but positives for three months now. BREXIT was contained. The Fed failed to raise rates again. The Bank of Japan and European Central Bank are printing a combined ~$180 billion per month (a record pace) and using it to prop the markets up. And stocks […]

US Futures, European Stocks Rebound, Bonds Fall Ahead Of US Data Deluge

The overnight session started with more weakness out of Asia, where chatter that the BOJ may end up doing nothing despite all the trial balloons (as we hinted yesterday), sent the USDJPY sliding, pushing the Nikkei lower, leading to a 7th consecutive decline in the Topix, the longest such stretch since 2014 even though the […]

A Homerun For The Donald – Attack The Fed’s War On Savers, Workers And The Unborn (Taxpayers)

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The central banks have gone so far off the deep-end with financial price manipulation that it is only a matter of time before some astute politician comes after them with all barrels blasting. As a matter of fact, that appears to be exactly what Donald Trump unloaded […]