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What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

zerohedge.com / by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com / May 21, 2017 1:30 PM

A recent article out this past week by Russ Koesterich via BlackRock noted that bond yields had not melted-up as “everyone expected.”

Sorry, Rick.

It’s not everyone, just you guys on Wall Street.

Since 2013, I have been laying out the case, […]

Nothing Like A Good US Drama

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 21, 2017

The no-drama Obama has given way to “The Donald” who appears to be providing more melodrama than an Emmy-winning soap opera. To be sure it is not just him. Hope triumphed over reason among those who thought that the US economy would be ramped to […]

Mnuchin Says Trump Administration Never Intended to Restore Glass-Steagall Act

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Testifies at a Senate Banking Hearing, May 18, 2017

wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens / May 18, 2017

At a time of growing loss of confidence in the credibility of President Donald Trump, his Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, declared today that the Trump administration never had any […]

Markets Trying to Stabilize Ahead of Weekend

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / May 19, 2017

Judging from investors’ reactions, the only thing worse that than the low volatility environment is when volatility spikes higher, as it did yesterday. Higher volatility is associated with weakening equity markets, falling interest rates, pressure on emerging markets, a strengthening yen and, sometimes, as was […]

Balance Sheet Normalization, Or Not

mises.org / C.Jay Engel / May 17, 2017

Politicians, bureaucrats, and media talking heads specialize in saying one thing but meaning something else. In Fed world, something referred to as “balance sheet normalization” would be thought to be a return of balance sheet levels to pre-crisis numbers (roughly $850 billion). But common sense does […]

Stocks Down Because Of Trump? Plus Target’s Earnings Trick

investmentresearchdynamics.com / Dave Kranzler / May 17, 2017

The by-line on Fox Business this a.m. was that stocks were down because of “DC grid-lock.” Is this some kind of joke? How about stocks are down because they are more overvalued than at anytime in history by every single financial metric except the highly manipulated GAAP […]

Wall Street Chimps Out After Memogate: The Trump Train Has Stopped

ibankcoin.com / Dr. Fly / May 17, 2017

Here is an anecdotal discussion that is likely taking place inside of every asset management firm of repute now, in light of recent Trump controversy. There’s nothing worse than the unknown — the dark, cavernous, winding hallways that lead to catacombs festooned with traps.

Larry Kudlow […]

Everyone On Wall Street Is Nervous That Everyone On Wall Street Is Long The Nasdaq

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 16, 2017 1:05 PM

When we summarized the latest batch of 13F reports this morning, we found that in the first quarter the who-is-who of brand name hedge funds scrambled to buy up the big 6 tech stocks: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Netflix, which is either […]

#Carmageddon Now: Ford to Slash 10% of its Workforce

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / May 16, 2017

“According to people briefed on the plan.”

Ford’s shares have gotten hammered as it struggles with plunging car sales, and in April even with weak truck sales, mired as automakers are in the US “car recession.” At $10.94 at the close on Monday, shares […]

Wall Street’s Big Fugly Secret Revealed

lfb.org / By Chris Campbell / May 12, 2017

When the ship starts to sink, the rats begin to think only moments ahead. The big picture falls by the wayside. Surviving until tomorrow is all that matters. Next year is lifetimes away.

There are a few places in the world you can see […]

Numerous Dark Clouds Hover Over This Market

wallstreetexaminer.com / by James Rickards / May 13, 2017

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of The Daily Reckoning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.

It has been an extremely quiet time in markets. If I hadn’t checked the calendar, I might think it was the middle of August, when everyone is […]

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Plutocracy – Moral Hazard Deluxe

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 12 MAY 2017

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something.

They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, […]

An Epic Trading Take From Norway

zerohedge.com / by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog / May 12, 2017

We all know Buffett’s line about sitting around the poker table, but too often, we fail to apply it in our day to day trading or investing. It’s easy to fall for the latest story sweeping Wall Street without thinking […]

A Tale of Two Justice Systems – Wall Street vs. Main Street

libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / May 11, 2017

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of […]

Are U.S. Taxpayers Now on the Hook for Risky Wall Street Real Estate Backed Bonds?

libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / May 9, 2017

I’m fairly certain very few of you have heard of broker price opinions, or BPOs, but it’s something I think we should all become aware of given the influence of BPOs in the market for valuing residential real estate securitized bonds.

Before we get to that, let’s […]

Answers Emerge: This is How Badly Uber Eats into Hertz

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / May 7, 2017

Undercutting competition by burning unlimited amounts of investor cash is part of Uber’s business model.

Shares of rental-car conglomerate Hertz Global Holdings closed at $14.98 on Friday, after reaching an all-time low of $14.32 on Thursday. These shares have only been around since last June, […]

The Sellside Reacts: “Fed On Autopilot” To June Hike, But Dollar Bulls May Be Disappointed

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 3, 2017 2:29 PM

As expected, there were no fireworks in the Fed statement which on balance was rather hawkish thanks to the Fed’s explicit assurance that recent weak data was “transitory” (we wonder how the “data-dependent” Fed will react if the weakness is not transitory). And as […]

Carmageddon: After Abysmal April Sales, Auto Workers Prepare For “Extended” Summer Shutdowns

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 3, 2017 12:46 PM

Auto OEMs typically shut down plants once a year during the summer to retool for model changeovers and whatever general maintenance is required. But this year summer shutdowns will be about much more than just retooling plants. With inventory soaring on dealer lots, […]

Puerto Rico Files For Bankruptcy Protection In Largest Ever US Municipal Debt Restructuring

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 3, 2017

Update: PUERTO RICO FEDERAL BOARD FILES BANKRUPTCY CASE IN U.S. COURT

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As per our report last night that following the expiration of the litigation freeze, Puerto Rico’s creditors had filed a barrage of lawsuits against the insolvent Commonwealth a bankruptcy was imminent, […]

Readers Pummel New York Times Writer Over His Big Bank Stance

wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens / May 3, 2017

Andrew Ross Sorkin, the New York Times business writer who created a meme against breaking up the big Wall Street banks out of a mountain of grossly inaccurate facts, was pummeled by readers yesterday for doubling down on his out-of-touch position.

Sorkin’s […]

“Sell in May and Go Away” – in 9 out of 11 Countries it Makes Sense to Do So

acting-man.com / Dimitri Speck / May 2, 2017

An Old Seasonal Truism

Most people are probably aware of the saying “sell in May and go away”. This popular seasonal Wall Street truism implies that the market’s performance is far worse in the six summer months than in the six winter months.

Numerous studies […]

This Chart Proves Paul Krugman Is Dead Wrong on Wall Street Reform

New York Times Columnist, Paul Krugman

wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens / May 1, 2017

Back in 2014 New York Times columnist Paul Krugman embarked on a mission to defend President Obama’s reform of Wall Street’s biggest banks that had brought the country to the brink of financial collapse just six […]

Trump Admits To Being A Globalist And Continues To Act Like One Too

dollarvigilante.com / by Jeff Berwick / April 29, 2017

If someone told you that they are a vegan and a meat eater, what would you think?

Aside from looking for hidden cameras or waiting for a punchline, if it turned out the person was quite serious, most people would dismiss them as being a […]

Obama Explains Why He Accepted $400,000 For A Paid Speech On Wall Street

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 26, 2017

There was some snickering two days ago when it emerged that as his first paid speech appearance, former president Barack Obama who – at least on paper was a determined crusader against the big banks – will receive $400,000 for roughly an hour of his […]

Gary Cohn for Fed Chair?

mises.org / C.Jay Engel / April 27, 2017

Paul-Martin Foss has put together a great overview of possible Fed appointees should Trump replace Yellen upon expiration of her term as Fed Chair. One individual who has come to the surface since Foss’ article is former Goldman Sachs CEO and quintessential Wall Street establishmentarian Gary […]