It's a good idea for investors to keep a watchful eye on China as the nation's  developers are in trouble and look to be a sinking ship. The industry has taken out $90 billion of credit in the
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
    US Manufacturing Both Up And Down?   It makes no sense that US manufacturing both declined (PMI) and rose (ISM) in October.  The two survey-based data reports are incongruent in
a The Bank of Japan shocked the world with a decision to boost its quantitative Easing by announcing it would monetize (print money) JPY80 trillion in JGBs, up from the JPY60-70 trillion currently
  The standard economic model says that inflation is defined as the movement of the prices of a basket of goods and services. Since this number is now tied to all sorts of things (including
n Death Crosses  mark  important shifts in momentum and support/resistance and should not be taken lightly by investors.  It occurs when a security's short-term moving average (or support level) 
a Market Overview:  Earlier this morning the Dow Jones was up 110 point but VISA was 120 of it. Gold, Oil and commodities continue to decline with the S&P 500 , NASQAQ, and Russell all mixed
.. , New data has emerged on Chines consumption, and while confusing, points out that China’s level of consumption is falling. , Major retailers in China, including Unilever, Nestle, and Colgate-
  Treasuries are seeing huge orders from funds. Many speculate that since Treasuries are infinitely more liquid than many credit products, funds are rotating heavily into them in advance of what they
. Market Overview: Stocks are flat to drifting slightly lower with the US dollar down causing Oil to rally to the $85.50 range. . All Eyes on the FED: Fed meetings yesterday and today continue with
  One of the main objectives of US financial regulations was to ensure that banks had “skin in the game” as it concerned loan risk. Regulators believe that the overwhelming levels of
. Despite the rebound in US stocks last week, various emerging market stocks are still getting routed leading to the biggest outflows in emerging markets in years.  Just this month, investors have
.     Do you remember some of these events, 31-years ago, in 1983? Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota; "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC; President
. A long-long time ago and  7 weeks ago,  pundit and guru-of-gains CNBC's Jim Cramer proclaimed that: "through the end of the year, I am pegging Twitter, GoPro, Tesla and Netflix as the four stocks
  While it's likely to not be all that surprising for those of us that saw our property taxes rise, according to ZH two cities in Texas made the Top 5 for home appreciation:  Dallas and Pearland (
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
  The global decline in commodities markets globally, which has seen prices drop in nearly every market from food, to metal, to energy, could have a positive effect on nearly all consumers, no
  Eurozone ETF’s listed in the US have cracked and show their largest outflows on record. . According to Markit, just this month, Eurozone ETFs have seen outflows of over $3 billion, compared with
  Today is a historic day as the Fed's daily intervention in the markets , the Permanent Open Market Operations (or POMO), comes to an end.  Today, at 11:00 am, the NY Fed's market desk will
    Market Overview: Early trading has Domestic Stocks mixed with European Stocks falling. The 10-year Treasury Bond is up pushing its yield down to 2.24%. Crude oil if falling along with
   As the NYPost reports, a New York City doctor,  who returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea TEN DAYS AGO, has been rushed under police escort to Bellevue Hospital. . That's right, he'
  After many months of announcements, discussion and foot-dragging, the European Central Bank (ECB) has finally launched its QE-light campaign with targeted purchases of Eurozone  ultra-safe (so
  *** Caterpillar:   As we wrote earlier this year (here) CAT has had 20 consecutive sales declines. Instead of investing in growing its business, R&D or its future, CAT has redirected the
... Falling interest rates tell us that the bond market believes in another lost decade and the Japanization of the American economy to be the new normal which is comprised of low or no growth  that
  Over the weekend Lt. Col Oliver North warned that sources in Iraq believed ISIS was planning a "major attack" against the embassy in Baghdad.     “They know Baghdad. They’ve
  Most economists doubt the U.S. can dodge all harm if the weaknesses overseas mount, creating the potential for a negative feedback loop of soft growth. It's important to note that it was 
***  Market Overview: Gold and oil are rising along with stocks over disputed claims that the European central bank would monetize corporate bonds. .  Exiting Home Sales Surge: Bouncing back from the
. There has been little coverage of a lesser known, but very important in the context of a sell-off:       Margin Debt   Over the last three years, investors have built up unprecedented levels of
. PUNDITitus is a very common disease often found residing in the vocal chords of those in the Fed, Congress and media when they make a claim that that such-and-such policy will create such-and-such
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
. Remember when conventional wisdom was that China would grow forever at double digits?  But then double digits became 9%, 8% and recently we were told that all the growth really needed was  7%  and
. The Dow Jones and Oil prices continue to fall as the S&P 500 climbs with bonds  pushing 10-year Treasury rates down to 2.17%.   Despite its stock repurchasing strategy, which had seen $
  New inflation figures have just been released in China, and show that consumer prices are expanding at their slowest rate in five years. The inflation number, which stands at 1.6%, down from 2
  A group of market watchers, led by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has signaled the alarm over high yield (junk) bonds.  A handful of large asset managers such as Pimco, Fidelity,
 
  A lack of liquidity (willing buyers with cash) can readily be linked to the recent market selloff. Liquidity has been hurt by four factors, and all of them helped exacerbate market volatility
. Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge’, the Vix, has hit fresh highs. The figure, which represents the volatility of share prices as implied by options pricing, reached 24.6 on Monday, its highest
  The stock market has fallen out of bed in the past two weeks. The reason? If you listen to the talking heads, its all from: Ebola, ISIS, Obama, Europe or Oil, etc. - just pick one, blather and
  Faster than airborne Ebola! More powerful than an speeding ambulance! Able to lift contagious patients with a single tug! .  Look, on the tarmac! It's an imbecile! It's a dolt! It's
  Eight European nations are now in outright deflation with four others flat-lining.  According to ZH, inflation expectations for Europe have collapsed to all-time record lows  (based on 5Y
. The Bad News For the partial 4th quarter, stocks worldwide declined.  The S&P 500 Index through yesterday (9/30/14 to 10/15/14) had fallen -5.57%  while International Stocks as measured by the
. Flown the friendly skies lately?   If so, didn't the CDC say Ebola wasn't contagious unless you came into contact with bodily fluids?   Apparently it's otherwise as the CDC is adamant in
  Thing are moving fast - just yesterday we wrote that due to the soon end of QE3, that markets would be just as volatile as they were when QE1 and QE2 ended. (read Here)   Indeed this
  In An Economy Far, Far Away....   ...the Fed wound down its first quantitative easing program in March 2010, but merely one month later -- by the end of April -- the market was in a full-fledged
. *** Market Update: US stocks are slightly higher while Bonds prices much higher driving  10-year Treasury yields to 2.222%. Gold and Silver are both up with Oil getting pummeled as Crude Oil
  Each week we look at the technical picture of the major investment markets.  When the Long-Term Indicator moves from Bullish to Bearish or Bearish to Bullish, we will comment on the reasons
  *** Today the bond markets are closed and US activity will be very light given the Columbus Day holiday but the calendar will pick up tomorrow and beyond with a focus on inflation numbers
  *** The New York Fed has, via its Liberty Street Economics blog, admits that higher interest rates bring higher volatility. The Fed's conclusion, as Helen Thomas notes, is worrisome - low interest
  As of today, there have two violent selloffs this week for one simple reason: There are just three more weeks of POMO (Fed printing money) left after which the Fed's balance sheet does
  A Dallas County sheriff's deputy who went inside the Dallas Ebola victim's apartment last week without protective gear was transported from an urgent care center in Frisco to the Texas

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