Tag Archives: Market

  • Blog
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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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  • Podcast

    New Harbor: Now is the Time for Discipline in Protecting Wealth

    Lower stock & bond prices ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 24, 2013, 7:09 PM


    The stock market has been on an upward streak for the past two years, with the Dow and S&P near their all-time highs. Recently, though, they've shown signs of toppiness. And certainly, the macroeconomic risks loom larger than ever. Where are equity prices most likely to go from here?

    Interest rates on bonds have nearly doubled off of their historic lows from a year ago. That puts downward pressure on bond market prices, as well as a tremendous number of other important asset classes, like housing. Where are interest rates most likely to move next?

    For these (and other) reasons, the current environment is extremely challenging for investors.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 6/25 – The Illusion Of The Perpetual Money Machine, BofA Whistleblower Was “Told To Lie”

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 3:23 PM

    • Turbulent times ahead: Q&A with economist Didier Sornette
    • The Illusion Of The Perpetual Money Machine
    • The Banker Who Was God
    • Bank of America whistle-blower’s bombshell: “We were told to lie”
    • Alberta flooding could wipe $2-billion from Canadian economy in June
    • Bell accused of breaking labour law with unpaid interns
    • David Stockman: Market Downturn A Global Adjustment To Fed Easing
    • A Fiscal Train Wreck
    • Is Deep Sea Mining Worth The Risk?

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/25 – A Golden Twilight Zone, The Retirement Gamble

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:54 PM

    • Falling into a Golden Twilight Zone
    • Billions flow into the hottest new U.S. housing asset — rentals
    • Sugar industry's secret documents echo tobacco tactics
    • Goldman Sachs Just Covered Its Gold Short
    • Lawmakers warn cost of federal free phone program spinning out of control
    • Smartphones easily used to skim credit card data
    • Jim Rogers Exclusive: It's a "Race to Insanity"
    • Revealed: George Osborne’s secret veto on fraud inquiries
    • In Florida, a food-stamp recruiter deals with wrenching choices
    • The Retirement Gamble
    • As Forewarned, The Irish Savers Have Just Been "Cyprus'd", And There's MUCH MORE "Cyprusing" To Come
    • HUSSMAN: The Cover Of The Latest Barron's Is A Screaming Sign Of A Stock Market Top
    • Cal Wenzel Calgary Election Video: Developer Outlines Million-Dollar Plan To Influence Ballot
    • The coal-mining racket threatening Ukraine's economy
    • Norway opens up arctic waters to oil exploration
    • The Great Green Wall Of Africa: A 4,000 Mile Defense Against Climate Change
    • Brazil congestion delays export of record soybean crop

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  • Blog
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    Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Americans Can’t Afford the Future

    Unemployment, taxes & unfunded retirements are squeezing us
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:24 PM


    The truth is: The three adult generations in the U.S. are suffering, and their burdens are likely to increase with time. Each is experiencing a squeeze that is making it harder to create value, save capital, and pursue happiness than at any point since WWII. At that point, we were a creditor nation with an economy exploding into dominance on the world stage. Now, however, the U.S. is the largest debtor nation and our economic hegemony is increasingly at seige across a number of fronts.

    A continuation of the status quo is a decision to sleepwalk face-first into the constraints hurtling towards us.

    Instead, shouldn't we stop fooling ourselves and ask: What should we be doing differently?

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  • Insider
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    Last Night’s Gold Manipulation Event

    A blatant raid caught on the tape
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 3:27 PM


    We have another certified manipulation event happening in gold and silver right now.  It began last night.

    I was talking with one of our financial advisers yesterday and was queried about the near-term direction of gold and silver.  I noted that the commercials had built up one of the largest short positions ever.

    When they do this, it is a guarantee that prices will be subjected to a hard and fast bear raid at some point.  I've personally seen this trick about a dozen times, so I am quite familiar with it. It goes like this…

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  • Blog

    Gold is Manipulated (But That’s Okay)

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, March 29, 2012, 3:00 AM


    The price of gold is being actively managed by central planners and their proxies. The main culprit here appears to be the US authorities, as the manipulation is most apparent in the US open gold market. For the most part, this ‘management’ has resulted in letting the price of gold rise, but not too much, or too quickly. 

    The price of gold has always been an object of interest for governments and central bankers. The reason is simple enough to understand: Gold is an objective measure of the degree to which fiat money is being managed well or managed poorly.

    As such, whenever paper money is being governed poorly, the price of gold becomes an important barometer. And this is why the actual price of gold is a strong candidate to be ‘managed.’ Or ‘influenced’. Or ‘manipulated’. Whichever word you prefer, they all convey the same intent.

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  • Blog

    Heresy and the U.S. Dollar

    by charleshughsmith

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 4:42 PM


    When confidence in one’s viewpoint is high, it’s wise to seek out contrarian counsel to determine if your convictions are guilty of any blind spots. Since we (and an increasing number of others) foresee a coming currency crisis caused by more central bank money printing, we’ve asked our recently-announced contributing editor Charles Hugh Smith to argue the other side of the table.

    There is only one word to describe the opinion that the U.S. dollar is in a multi-year uptrend: heresy. Understanding why this is so may well be critical to understanding market action in the 2011-2016 timeframe.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – September 19

    by Davos

    Saturday, September 19, 2009, 2:25 PM

    • Now, Where’s the Market Headed? (Chart)
    • Fantastic Meltdown Slide Show (H/T Dogs)
    • Wells Fargo Executives, Nothing but the Best (H/T Cat, Possible Repost, Video)
    • So Much For High Frequency Trading
    • Where are the Sailboats?
    • I Pledge Allegiance to the Debt (Seen on The Coming Depression blog)
    • Iowa Attorney General: “Option ARMs are about to explode”
    • Congressman Grayson: Fed Secretly “Stuffed” $500 Billion into “Foreign Private Pockets” and Gave $230 Billion to Citi “As a Secret Bailout”  (H/T Jeff Borsuk)
    • Enron Accounting and not by Arthur Anderson
    • Garbage In & the Good Get Out
    • There is a God: More Cable Bandwidth for Bloggers

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