Aug 26

Japanese Government Squanders Pension Funds On Failed Stocks As Losses Reach $130 Billion In Past Year:

Nearly two years ago we wrote about how the largest pension fund in the world had been hijacked by political hacks in what would be a futile effort to prop up stocks in the “first failed Keynesian state, Japan.”  Today’s announcement of $52 billion of losses in 2Q 16 kind of confirms our point.

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Aug 24

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Marc Faber Rings the Alarm Bell, Predicts a 50% Near Term Correction in Stocks:

Volatility is the name of the game. Stocks are acting up, but standing strong. Oil is propelling higher and the US dollar is falling. Turmoil around the world has never been higher and an ominous shadow is lurking in the background, ready to strike.

The situation that we now face is ultimately going to end in a collapse of epic proportion. The financial world is now a ticking bomb that is just waiting to explode – I know this, you know this and even if the masses don’t, they can feel it in their bones. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

Jeffrey Snider: All Signs Point To Systemic Reset:

“… what’s happened in stocks is more a myth than actual reality. Investors in stocks are buying at ridiculous valuations based on the premise that the Fed can create a recovery through liquidity. And what 2014 and 2015 show us is that this simply wasn’t true! …the longer the earnings recession lingers, the higher the risk that stock investors will realize that they’ve been following the wrong story all along!”

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Aug 19

Paul Tudor Jones Emerges As Latest Mega Bear With Record Surge In S&P Puts:

It appears that Paul Tudor Jones is even more bearish than George Soros, based on the surge in the fund’s S&P puts, which rose from $490 million notional to $1.7 billion notional, a nearly four-fold increase, and making it the biggest such position in the fund’s history. In fact, as of this moment, PTJ’s gross put exposure amounts to 37% of his entire disclosed long equity exposure of just over $4.7 billion.

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Aug 18

Prison Stock Prices Collapse After Feds Announce End to Private Prison Use

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Aug 18

Carl Icahn Turns Apocalyptic: “I Am More Hedged Than Ever, A Day Of Reckoning Is Coming”:

I have hedges on, I’m more hedged than I ever was. [The market] is way overvalued at 20 times the S&P and I’ll tell you why: a lot of it is a result of zero interest rates. That’s going to be hurtThere’s going to be a day of reckoning here.  I’ve seen it many times in my life.  When things look good, they look great.  You go into the sky.  But that’s when you have to really pull down and really stop buying.”

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Aug 18

Continue to prepare for collapse.

99% of the people will get totally destroyed financially.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
-Benjamin Franklin


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Aug 16

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George Soros As The Fighting Uruk-hai With Jacob Rothschild As Saruman

Billionaire Soros doubles bet against US stocks:

Soros Fund Management has increased its bearish bet against US companies on the S&P 500 index. Its billionaire owner will make money if the index collapses.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 is an American stock market index based on market capitalization of 500 large US companies having common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange or on NASDAQ.

The 86-year-old investor’s fund has reported it had arranged ‘put’ options on roughly 4 million shares as of June 30. This is up from 2.1 million shares as of March 31. Continue reading »

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Aug 15

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Russian Stocks Soar To Record Highs – Up 60% Since White House “Sell” Order:

Russia’s MICEX stock index rallied to all-time record highs today. This is likely very disconcerting for The White House as since the March 2014 lows when they issued the following statement: “If I were you, I wouldn’t invest in Russian equities right now,” Russian stocks are up 60% – tripling the 19% gains in the S&P off those lowsContinue reading »

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Aug 12

“The Final Melt Up”, “A Blow Off Top”: Money Floods In As Investors Turn Euphoric At Triple Record High:

In a historic trifecta, yesterday for the first time this century, all three US indexes posted concurrent record highs. The last time this had happened was on December 31, 1999.

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Aug 08

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“Sell Everything”… But Why: What Has The Smartest Investors So Spooked?

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Aug 05

Carl Icahn Has Never Been More Short The Market, Is Pressing For A Crash:

So there was renewed speculation if Icahn had given up on his record bearish bet. So when overnight IEP released its latest 10-Q, we were eager to find out if Carl had unwound his record short, or perhaps, added more to it. What we found is that  one quarter after having a net short position of -149%, as of June 30, Icahn’s net position was once again -149%, or in other words, he has once again never been shorter the market.

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Aug 05

Stocks Soar To Record Highs Thanks To Biggest Seasonal Jobs Adjustment In A Decade

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Aug 04

“Mystery” Buyer Revealed: Swiss National Bank’s US Stock Holdings Rose 50% In First Half, To Record $62BN:

In the second quarter, the Swiss National Bank added $7.3 billion to its US equity portfolio, and according to its just filed 13-F, is now long a record $61.8 billion in US stocks, up from $54.5 billion a month ago. In fact, rising from $41.3 billion in total US stock holdings as of December 2015, this means that the Swiss central bank increased its total US holdings by a record 50% in the first half of 2016.

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Aug 04

Factory Orders Plunge For 20th Month In A Row – Longest Streak In US History:

Despite a small beat in MoM data (-1.5% vs -1.9% exp), US factory orders plunged 5.6% YoY – the worst drop since September 2015. This extends the period of annual contraction to 20 months – a record streak of declines in US history and one which has always, without exception, coincided with recession…

The big drop was driven by a plunge in non-defense aircraft and parts… (even with a surge in car orders)

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It’s probably nothing though…

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Aug 02

Trump Says It’s Time To Sell Stocks, Warns Of “Very Scary Scenarios” For Investors:

Well, we are now almost exactly three months away from the November 8 election, and if Trump wants to really boost his chances, a market crash right now would be certainly most welcome by his campaign.

That may be why Trump on Tuesday urged his supporters holding 401-(k) to get out of equities as interest rates set by the Federal Reserve are inflating the stock market.

“I did invest and I got out, and it was actually very good timing,” the Republican presidential nominee said in a phone interview with Fox Business. “But I’ve never been a big investor in the stock market.” “Interest rates are artificially low,” Trump said. “The only reason the stock market is where it is is because you get free money.”

Trump also warned of “very scary scenarios” ahead for investors. Continue reading »

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Aug 02

Something Strange Emerges When Looking At A Congresswoman’s Daytrading Records:

While we have often heard that members of Congress, who are not only exempt from insider trading oversight, are also ardent daytraders we had never seen it in action.

Until now… and we found something strange.

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Jul 30

In 50 Years This Has Never Failed To Trigger A Bear Market:

Authored by Jesse Felder of TheFelderReport.com,

It’s earnings season once again and it looks as if, as a group, corporate America still can’t find the end of its earnings decline since profits peaked over a year ago. What’s more analysts, renowned for their Pollyannish expectations, can’t seem to find it, either.

So I thought it might be interesting to look at what the stock market has done in the past during earnings recessions comparable to the current one. And it’s pretty eye-opening. Over the past half-century, we have never seen a decline in earnings of this magnitude without at least a 20% fall in stock prices, a hurdle many use to define a bear market.

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In other words, buying the new highs in the S&P 500 today means you believe “this time is different.” It could turn out that way but history shows that sort of thinking to be very dangerous to your financial wellbeing.

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Jul 30

Steve Wynn: Trump Vs Hillary Is A Distraction From The Real Problem, Which Ends With “Wheelbarrows Full Of Money”:

The traditionally outspoken Steve Wynn continued doing what he does best during the quarterly WYNN earnings call, which is rage against what he sees as the problem du jour in the US economy. Recall that last quarter he set his sight on the manipulated US stock market, and HFT traders in particular:

“The other day I was watching the stock open up, and it went up on share volumes of a few thousand shares. I mean, every trade was a tick up. That’s not the way it should operate in an honestly or intelligently run exchange.   But that’s the thing, all those guys sold their dark pools and their order flow and the positioning on the floors of the servers to the HFTs. And it’s made a couple of guys that I’m friendly with very rich because they are high-frequency traders. But I don’t respect the activity, and I’m severely critical of it. And don’t mind saying so, either.”

This time, during the July 28 Q2 earnings call, the 74 year old billionaire chimed in on the most important topic for the US economy over the next 4 months: the presidential election, and – in typical brutally frank fashion – he cuts right to the chase. Here is the key segment, with our highlights, responding to a question on what to expect from the US election. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

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Jul 21

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Could This Rally Be a Head-Fake?:

If there’s nothing supporting this rally but euphoric sentiment arising from orchestrated buying, any eruption of reality will reveal the rally as a head-fake.

Let’s say you wanted to engineer a stock market rally that triggered every technical “buy” signal and wiped out those who are short the market–what would you do? First, you’d engineer a new all-time high to signal “all clear for further advances.” Continue reading »

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Jul 17

07/15/2016 – Jeff Snider: HOW LONG CAN BUYBACKS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT A MARKET WHICH IS STANDING ON A FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED PREMISE?

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Jul 13

The Dow And The S&P 500 Soar To Brand New All-Time Record Highs – How Is This Possible?

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Jul 12

The “Mystery” Of Who Is Pushing Stocks To All Time Highs Has Been Solved

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Jul 11

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Sterling Surges, UK Stocks Enter Bull Market After Andrea Leadsom Quits UK Leadership Race

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Jul 10

Smith & Wesson stock opens near record high after Dallas shooting

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Jul 08

Dow Tops 18k, S&P Over 2,100 – Erase All Brexit Losses:

Brexit? What Brexit?

Cash stock indices have erased their losses from the pre-Brexit close…

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Jul 07

Here is the Bilderberg Rothschild puppet that destroyed Deutsche Bank:

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Gundlach: “When Deutsche Bank Goes To Single Digits People Will Start To Panic”:

Following today’s Fed minutes release, Jeff Gundlach had a far less “uncertain” message: “Things are shaky and feeling dangerous,” Gundlach told Reuters in a telephone interview.

It’s not just stocks that Gundlach was not too excited about, he also had some choice words about buying Treasuries here. “You’re seeing people who hated the ‘2 percent’ 10-year suddenly loving it at a 1.38-1.39 percent revisit of the all-time low closing yield,” Gundlach said. “If you buy 10-year Treasuries now, I would say, it is a terrible trade location. In fact, it is the worst trade location in the history of the 10-year Treasury.” Continue reading »

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Jul 06

Broken Stoxx 50, 600 Feeds “Resolved” Moments After Europe Close

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Jul 06

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European Market Breaks: Stoxx 50, Stoxx 600 Have Not Calculated Prices For Nearly An Hour:

With European stocks tumbling, it was only a matter of time before someone pulled the biggest circuit breaker of all, i.e., the plug. And sure enough:

  • EUREX SAYS IT DOESN’T CURRENTLY HAVE STOXX UNDERLYING PRICES
  • EURO STOXX 50 AND STOXX 600 HAVE NOT CALCULATED FOR 50+ MINS
  • DEUTSCHE BOERSE SPOKESWOMAN CONFIRMS STOXX 600 NOT CALCULATING

And from the exchange: Continue reading »

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