The SkyNet SellBots took control in the overnight futures session, sending US stocks sharply higher at the open of trading on Wall Street. From there, the BuyBots took over and mounted a rally into a modestly mixed close. The DJIA ended higher by 10 points (0.0%) and the NASDAQ slipped 11 points (0.1%).
Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.
Financial writer and book author John Rubino says he can see the end of the economic expansion fueled by massive debt creation. Rubino explains, “Every sector of the U.S. economy is so over indebted I don’t see how we go on much longer… ” Read More.
Pessimism is spreading like wildfire on Wall Street, and this is particularly true among one very important group of investors. And considering how much money they have, it may be wise to listen to what they are telling us. According to a very alarming survey that was recently conducted by UBS Wealth Management, most wealthy investors now believe that there will be a “significant” stock market decline before the end of next year. Read More.
A synchronized global slowdown, with no end in sight, has spooked some of the wealthiest investors around the world, according to a new survey from UBS Wealth Management, seen by Bloomberg. UBS polled wealthy investors, who are preparing for a significant stock market correction by the end of next year.Read More.
When the New York Federal Reserve began pumping billions of dollars a day into the repurchasing (repo) markets (the market banks use to make short-term loans to each other) in September, they said this would only be necessary for a few weeks. Yet, last Wednesday, almost two months after the Fed’s initial intervention, the New York Federal Reserve pumped 62.5 billion dollars into the repo market. Read More.
When any one of the plethora of bubbles burst – pick your poison – and the next financial crisis impacts Wall Street and Main Street, how will the central banks and federal governments react? They have fired all their unconventional rounds of bullets, from subzero interest rates to vast money-printing. Read More.
A bond-market warning light that glowed green for years is suddenly flashing red. The bad news for bondholders is that the last time this happened, it was accompanied by the biggest sell-off since the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Read More.
One day after the IMF, whose former boss is now head of the ECB, warned Europe to “prepare for the worst” and put in place emergency plans for an economic slump strongly urging Europe to implement a major fiscal response (translated: Germany should issue much more debt), the European Commission published its own economic forecasts which as Bloomberg’s Richard Breslow said “make for a dour reading.” Read More.
The global debt load has surged to a new all-time record equivalent to more than double the world’s economic output, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva warned Thursday. While private sector borrowing accounts for the vast majority of the total, the rise puts governments and individuals at risk if the economy slows, she said. Read More.
The US Federal Reserve is right to be concerned, if not worried, about the greenback’s dominance of international trade and finance. Fortunately for consumers, growing potential competitive pressure – call it the Libra effect – creates an incentive to make the existing system work better. Read More.
With all eyes as well as computer sensors focused on tomorrow’s Federal Reserve meeting and the 95% assured interest rate cut, the SkyNet StockBots stayed on the sidelines. US stocks zigged and zagged in a relatively narrow range into a modestly lower close. The DJIA dipped 19 points (0.1%) and the NASDAQ dropped 49 points (0.6%).
Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.
Money is free for those who are creditworthy because the investors who are giving it to them are willing to get back less than they give. More specifically investors lending to those who are creditworthy will accept very low or negative interest rates and won’t require having their principal paid back for the foreseeable future. Read More.
Look out below? “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,” wrote famed naturalist John Muir more than a century ago, referring to an epiphany he had while hiking in California’s Yosemite Valley. Read More.
The dollars that you work hard for are always buying less and less, yet the government tells you there’s ‘not enough inflation’. The Federal Reserve is a government-created monopoly that counterfeits dollars by the billions and trillions, and you’re supposed to believe that this is “capitalism.” Oh, the tangled web they weave…
“By sticking to the new orthodoxy of monetary policy and pretending that we have made the banking system safe, we are sleepwalking towards that crisis.” – Mervyn King, former head of the Bank of England in a lecture at the IMF’s recent annual meeting. Read More.
As expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates today. This is the third rate cut of this cycle. We’re now down to 1.5%. But of course, what everybody has to remember is a year ago, when the Fed was hiking interest rates, the forecast from the Fed was that they were going to continue to hike rates. Read More.
A new report from the Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII) examines the 126-month-old economic expansion, the longest in U.S. history, along with one of the longest bull markets in the S&P500, gaining 350% in about a decade. The length of the economic expansion and the total return in the stock market have recently caused fear among investors, signaling the good times are about to end. Read More.
You don’t use up all of your ammunition before the battle even begins. The U.S. economy has not even officially entered recession territory yet, although many experts are definitely anticipating one in 2020. Read More.
There should no longer be any doubt that the U.S. economy is slowing down, but most Americans still don’t realize what is happening because the major news networks are completely focused on the endless impeachment drama that is currently playing out in Washington. Read More.