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05/15/19 – Jesse COlumbo: New Silicon Valley Stock Exchange Is A Warning Sign For The Startup Bubble

For the last several years, there has been a tremendous amount of activity and hype in the tech startup arena. In addition to the tens of thousands of startups that been founded in recent years, there are over three-hundred new “unicorn” startups that have valuations of $1 billion or more. Most of these unicorns came of out virtually nowhere and amassed tremendous valuations despite hemorrhaging cash, which is a tell-tale sign of a bubble. Read More.

04/25/19 – Lance Roberts: Eternal Bullishness & Willful Blindness

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite had their highest closings on record Tuesday, regaining ground lost in last year’s rout. Stocks have flourished under a more accommodative Federal Reserve. In January, the central bank said it would hold interest rates steady, setting in motion the stock market’s strongest first-quarter run in more than two decades, as investors dialed back up their appetite for riskier assets like stocks. Read More.

04/25/19 – Alasdair Macleod: The US Government Debt Crisis

This article explains why the US Government is ensnared in a debt trap from which there is no escape. Its finances are spiraling out of control. In the context of a rapidly slowing global economy, the budget deficit can only be financed by QE and bank credit expansion. Do not draw comfort from trade protectionism: it will not prevent the trade deficit increasing at the expense of domestic production, unless you believe there will be an unlikely resurgence in personal saving rates. We can now begin to see how the debt crisis will evolve, leading to the destruction of the dollar. Read More.

04/24/19 – Tyler Durden: The Fed Is Resigned To Blowing The Biggest Bubble Ever Just To Extend The Expansion

Many have wondered if the Fed is ignorant to the problems their policy prescriptions cause, or if they’ve just resigned to walking society down the path to destruction knowingly. It increasingly looks like the latter. Indeed, the Fed may very well understand that its “lower for longer” policy is leading the economy and global markets straight into disaster. Read More.

04/24/19 – Greg Hunter: Today Looks Like Just Before 2000 Dotcom Crash – Charles Hugh Smith

Journalist and book author Charles Hugh Smith says the next market crash and recession will unfold like the bursting of the 2000 Dotcom bubble. Smith explains, “The bubble popped or deflated not for any crisis, but simply because there was too much debt, too much leverage, too much euphoria and unrealistic valuations. I think we are seeing that now in stocks, housing and a lot of other assets around the world. Read More.

04/23/19 – Bill Sarti: Beware July 26: A New Super Recession Looms Towards The End Of The Year

I’ve excerpted some quotes from economist John Williams’ most recent economic commentary No. 983-B (ShadowStats.com) which is of interest to every American. It predicts financial authorities will make a formal admission that the economy is in a state of collapse and in recession on or around September 2019. Williams made this prediction in 2004! The announcement would be an admission of a financial collapse that has been ongoing since 2008 and has been hidden from public view. Read More.

04/19/19 – David Haggith: 24 Points Pressing Hard toward Recession

The US stock market is slightly overbought (which is not a positive in terms of head room for more of a rally). It’s massively built up on debt that is now more expensive to maintain and/or obtain. Read More.

 

 

The US stock market is slightly overbought (which is not a positive in terms of head room for more of a rally).
It’s massively built up on debt that is now more expensive to maintain and/or obtain.

04/17/19 – Tyler Durden: World Trade Suffers Biggest Collapse Since Financial Crisis

The recent collapse in world trade volume is the worst since the financial crisis and as dangerous as during the dot-com bubble of the early 2000s, according to The Telegraph.

Data from the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis revealed that world trade volume dropped 1.8% in the three months to January compared to the preceding three months as a synchronized global downturn gained momentum. Read More.

04/10/19 – Thorsten Polleit: Central Banks Are Propping Up Stock Prices

Financial markets seem to have a great deal of confidence in the effectiveness of central bank monetary policy — in the sense that by keeping interest rates low, or bring interest rates down, the economies will keep expanding and asset prices, in particular, will keep rising. There is, however, good reason for savers and investors alike to think very carefully about the truth value of such a proposition. Read More.