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    The Phantom Mania

    There's nothing of substance underlying the current market melt-up
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:00 PM

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    Well, stocks are back at all-time highs. Ignited by the Fed’s “Not-QE” program and endless Trump administration teases of an “imminent” China deal, the S&P 500 has been propelled above its upward Bollinger band — a hyperextension only seen one other time since 2007.

    Every week since Not-QE was announced has seen the S&P close green (this week finally ending the streak, barely). We’re officially in a melt-up, where both good news and bad news are accepted as valid reasons to push stocks even higher.

    But what’s notable about this melt-up is that it’s missing a compelling narrative. Every past asset price mania required a feel-good mantra that convinced the masses “This time is different!”.

    But today? What’s the radically better future being promised? Where’s the party train headed to?

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    Realistically, What’s Left To Power Asset Prices Higher?

    The case to short the markets continues to build
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:29 PM

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    Here we are again. The markets are within a few percentage points of their all-time highs, but just can’t seem to muster the momentum to break out above them.

    We saw similar conditions back in March/April and then again in July. Both times, the S&P dropped sharply after failing to remain above 3,000.

    Both situations presented profitable opportunities to short stocks.

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    At The End Of The Day, It’s All About Confidence

    And sentiment in the markets is now souring. Bigly.
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 10, 2019, 3:00 PM

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    We’ve been shining a bright light on the technical compression seen in the major stock indices, indicative that a major breakout move is coming — one we’ve argued is much more likely to happen to the downside.

    Well, with the recent fizzling of the principal storyline supporting the bullish narrative — an imminent trade deal with China  — our predicted downside breakdown finally occurred this week.

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    The Bull(y) Rally

    Something unnatural is going on
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3:00 PM

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    “A bully is always a coward.”

    ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton

    The current market rally is like a playground bully; shoving to the ground anyone in its path.

    But like all bullies, the braggadocio belies an underlying cowardice.

    Those in charge of the status quo must be absolutely terrified to resort to the unnatural lengths they are going to right now to keep the current rally intact.

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  • Podcast

    Sven Henrich: It's Make Or Break Time For The Markets

    Stocks are poised to break big, one way or the other
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:46 PM

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    It's make or break time in the markets cautions Sven Henrick, technical analyst and lead market strategist for Northman Trader.

    His weekly flurry of trendline charts warn that the major indexes have been compressing in rising wedges that increasingly point to a binary outcome: either a massive new leg up that will result in the market making new all time highs, or a bad breadown that could waterfall into a 2008-style correction.

    His reams of data increasingly suggest that today's global elevated asset prices are in no way justified by the fundamentals of the underlying world economies. And that someday — perhaps quite soon — a reckoning long overdue will occur.

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  • Podcast

    Lance Roberts: The Case For A 50% Market Correction

    Running out of gimmicks to goose 'earnings' growth
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:38 AM

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    So, did the nauseating last few months of 2018 signal the end of the secular bull market? Or is the rebound that kicked-off 2019 a sign that the uptrend is still intact? Or it is just a dead-cat bounce?

    Lance Roberts, chief investment strategist and chief editor of Real Investment Advice, returns to the podcast with fresh data that suggests the bear market that emerged late last year is still in play.

    Of greater concern to him, though, is where things are headed from here.

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    Daily Digest 10/31 – IL Public Pensions Costing Taxpayers, Australian Debt Levels Rated Riskiest In The World

    by DailyDigest

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:17 PM

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    • More California cops and firefighters are paying for their pensions. Is it too late?
    • Reports: Growing number of $100,000-plus public pensions in Illinois cost taxpayers
    • India considers IL&FS sale among options to end debt crunch
    • Italy's debt costs rise further at auction
    • Australians face $700b wealth wipe-out as debt levels rated riskiest in the world: Morgan Stanley
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion
    • UK budget doesn't alter view of high public debt: Moody's
    • Whopping 62 percent of jobs don't support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living
    • Debt Alarm Ringing
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion

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    Daily Digest 10/22 – The Tells Of Fiat News, How Many People Have Lived On Earth?

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:32 PM

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    • 5 companies that spent lavishly on stock buybacks while pension funding lagged
    • The Tells Of Fiat News
    • America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men
    • Kremlin: Russia will 'restore balance' with new missiles if U.S. pulls out of treaty
    • Dow Jones Futures Rise After More Leaders Break Support In Stock Market Correction
    • GOLDMAN SACHS: Staying away from these 20 stocks could help you avoid the pain of Trump's trade war with China
    • How Many People Have Lived on Earth?
    • Things in the middle of the Arctic are getting really strange
    • Brazil’s Offshore Boom Is Facing The Same Problem As U.S. Shale
    • This scientist keeps winning money from people who bet against climate change
    • The Greek Dark Age & Climate Change
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