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Category Archives: Volatility

Small-Caps Seeing Historic Squeeze

For the last month we have been noting a dramatic divergence between Small Cap stock prices and their implied risk… We can only remember one such lengthy decoupling in recent history, and that did not end well… And of course this is all occurring as Small Cap earnings expectations plunge…   But now, as Dana […]

“Long Nasdaq” Takes Over From “Long Bitcoin” As Wall Street’s Most Crowded Trade

Last month, Bank of America’s survey of active investors revealed something striking: for the first time in history, the response to what the professional community perceived as the most crowded trade on Wall Street, was “Long Bitcoin” (according to 26% of respondents), followed by “Long Nasdaq”, while “Short US Dollars” was in third spot. One […]

Myths About Bitcoin That Must Die

Authored by Marcuss via ValueWalk.com, If you know anyone who spent some time in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s (or if you did), ask him or her about Life cereal, Mikey, and pop rocks. You may get a look of bewilderment. Or, you may get a knowing chuckle and an “Oh yeah, […]

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 […]

“This Is The Catalyst For Everything”: Deutsche Sees Only Two More Rate Hikes Before The Fed Loses Control

In his latest weekend note, One River CIO Eric Peters discussed, among other topics, what he thought would be the nightmare scenario if not for the current, then certainly next Fed chairman: a world in which despite the Fed’s best intentions (and we use the term loosely), the Fed continued to hike rates without any […]

Bill Blain: “This Time It Really Is Different! The Machines Have Taken Over And They Will Never Sell”

Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners Forget the Known Unknows, its the shocking surprises that are going to get us “Bubbles don’t grow out of thin air, they have a solid basis in reality. But, reality is distorted by misconception..” And it’s a bad start to the week as my Bloomberg obliquely gave the […]

The Death Of Petrodollars & The Coming Renaissance Of Macro Investing

Authored by John Curran via Barrons, The petrodollar system is being undermined by exponential growth in technology and shifting geopolitics. What comes next is a paradigm shift… In the summer of 1974, Treasury Secretary William Simon traveled to Saudi Arabia and secretly struck a momentous deal with the kingdom. The U.S. agreed to purchase oil […]

Bank of America: “This Is The Most Consensus Trade In The World”

One week ago, BofA chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett laid out his reasoning for why a market correction is imminent: Global stock market cap up a massive $18.5tn (= US GDP) since Feb’16 lows 3P’s (Positioning, Profits, Policy) thus closer to peak than trough: BofAML Bull & Bear Indicator was 0 in Feb’16, now 6.9; […]

World Stocks Hit 4th Consecutive Record High, Bonds Rise On ECB QE Report

World stocks rose to a 4th consecutive record highs, while the dollar headed for its worst week; U.S. stock-index futures are steady, with European and Asian stocks higher ahead of much anticipated US inflation data, which is expected to give cues on the outlook for the Federal Reserve’s interest rates. MSCI’s all world equity index […]

China Launches Yuan-Ruble Payment System

The monetary regimes of China and Russia, two of the world’s most resource-rich nations, are drawing closer with every passing day. In the latest push for convergence, China has established a payment versus payment (PVP) system for Chinese yuan and Russian ruble transactions in a move to reduce risks and improve the efficiency of its […]