Tag Archives: equities

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    The Stock Market’s Shaky Foundation

    Crumbling fundamentals in both the short term & long
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:21 AM


    According to the stock markets in the US and in Europe, the world’s economy is not just in good shape, but is in the best shape it’s ever been

    The S&P 500 hit an intraday new record high of 1858.71 on Feb 24, 2014, and is now 18.6% above the peak it hit in 2007, a moment everybody now recognizes was heavily overvalued.

    A nearly 19% gain above the prior all time high is an enormous and unusual event.  Surely there must be an equally compelling story and loads of fundamental data to support such a bull market?

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    The Dead Weight of Sluggish Global Growth

    Weighing heavier each year
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:04 PM


    Global Slowdown

    The U.S. economy weakened appreciably in the first quarter of 2013. But what if this weakness persists into the second quarter just completed, and worsens still in the second half of this year? Q1 GDP, as reported on June 26th, was revised lower to just 1.8%. And various indications suggest that Q2 could come in slightly lower still, at 1.6%. Might the U.S. economy be guiding to a long-term GDP of 1.5%? That’s the rate identified by such observers as Jeremy Grantham the rate at which we combine aging demographics, lower fertility rates, high resource costs, and the burdensome legacy of debt. Well, after a four-year reflationary rally in just about everything, and now with an interest-rate shock, the second half of 2013 appears to have more downside rather than upside risk. Have global stock markets started to discount this possibility?

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    Four Signs That We’re Back in Dangerous Bubble Territory

    Stocks, bonds – everything – at risk
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 11:09 PM


    As the global equity and bond markets grind ever higher, abundant signs exist that we are once again living through an asset bubble or rather a whole series of bubbles in a variety of markets. This makes this period quite interesting, but also quite dangerous.

    With equity and bond markets at or near all-time record highs, with all financial assets consistently shrugging off bad or worse news as the riskiest of assets continue to find consistent upward bids, we find ourselves in familiar and bubbly territory.

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    Daily Digest 2/22 – Home Prices Declined 2.4% This Year, Parabolic Flight To Silver, Oil Shock Fears As Libya Erupts

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 3:42 PM

    • Equities Rising On “Rivers Of Blood”
    • American Shame
    • Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Declined 2.4% From Year Earlier 
    • Moody’s Cuts Outlook For Japan Credit Rating
    • Parabolic Flight To Silver, As April Crude Touches $98.48, Irrelevant Dollar Unch
    • The Long Term Budget Problem Begins Now
    • The Shattered Myth Of A Moderate Qaddafi Heir
    • Oil Shock Fears As Libya Erupts

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    Daily Digest – June 22

    by Davos

    Monday, June 22, 2009, 3:13 PM

    • Xie: Chinese Banks Funding Commodities Speculation, Casting Doubt on Recovery
    • Dad, Mom, Grand: Means of deficit reduction, Medicare and Social Security
    • One Wrong Move (Video)
    • Investors are finally seeing the nonsense in the efficient market theory (H/T Fujisan)
    • States in Deep Trouble Over Plunging Income Tax Revenues (H/T Fujisan)
    • Dirty Rat Gamblers!
    • Terrific pressing TV journalism by Dylan Ratigan (Video)
    • When, not if, equities tank again
    • Steve’s Economic Forum AKA Two Beers with Steve
    • Record Unemployment Rates in Eight States

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    Daily Digest – June 11

    by Davos

    Thursday, June 11, 2009, 3:03 PM

    • Bank-run dark pools swelling in U.S. stock markets (H/T PineCarr)
    • BRIC Countries Kick Sand in the Face of 98-pound-weakling US Dollar (MachineHead Masterpiece)
    • Week #23, Bank Failure #37
    • Fantasy (Fidelity Speak) Translated Into Reality, from Biiwii.com Fidelity: Will Bond Yields Derail the Rally?
    • Lessons from Argentina’s economic collapse (H/T iDoctor)
    • Big government spending programs having opposite desired effect…
    • Canadians: Real Estate for sale for less than a new car
    • Interest Rates and Equities Diverging
    • Hotel Owner "Walking Away"
    • The Team Obama Con Game Gets Official Notice
    • More on What the Consumer Is Up To

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    Daily Digest – May 14

    by Davos

    Thursday, May 14, 2009, 3:14 PM

    • Financials: Is the Tailwind Becoming a Headwind?
    • Truth Tellers Seeing Brown Shoots…
    • Total Private Payrolls (Charts, Historic look back also)
    • Monthly Changes in Private Payrolls (Charts, Historic look back also)
    • Bernanke’s Speach at Jekyll Island, Georgia
    • Credit Crisis Visualized (H/T Ivo, Repost)
    • Krugman: Rapid Recovery ‘Extremely Unlikely’
    • Banks CDS, if you blinked…
    • Never one to mince words, Jim Rogers – Bail on the dollar and e

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