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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Buybacks Are Back: Here’s Who Is Repurchasing The Most Stocks

On Friday, Citi rekindled a mystery, or as we called it - a conundrum - that plagued markets for much of 2019: how was it possible that stocks have been rising (shaprly) even as outflows from equity funds have soared? Source: @sbarlow_ROB Citi's explanation was simple: according to strategist Robert Buckland, the 31% global equity…
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Here’s How ‘Rare’ Trend Of Pay Cuts For Employed Nationwide Spells Doom For Rapid Recovery

Bloomberg has issued the latest deeply pessimistic report suggesting 'return to normal' will be a long way off amid mounting evidence of widespread pay cuts for those Americans managing to hold on to their jobs amid Great Depression level unemployment. File image via Small Biz Daily Flying in the face of “sticky wages” theory — Keynes' observation that…

Here’s 5 Reasons Why Gold Miners Have Massive Outperformance In The Tank

Authored by Bryce Coward via Knowledge Leaders Capital blog, As I write this note on a dreary Friday afternoon from Boulder, CO, I am reminded of my town’s origin. Its first non-native settlers established the town 1858 as a base camp for gold and silver miners. Nestled literally at the foot of the Rockies, its…

Here’s Where Friday’s Employment Report Could Really Disappoint

Authored by Bryce Coward via Knowledge Leaders Capital blog, Given the surge in unemployment claims over the last month the US unemployment rate is expected to rise to 16% in April from just 4.4% in March. Shocking as that number is, we have no problem with that forecast. But for some reason economists surveyed by…

Here’s Why 2/3rds Of US Oil & Gas Companies May Not Exist A Year...

Authored by Bryce Coward via Knowledge Leaders Capital blog, Energy companies are facing a life or death moment in 2020 with the price of WTI crude oil falling to $13.64/barrel as of this writing. Indeed the collapse in energy prices combined with poor fundamentals leading into the COVID crisis make most of the oil and…

Here’s What The Reopening Of The US Economy Could Look Like

With US health data suggesting that the spread of the coronavirus may be nearing a plateau in the U.S., public officials are under growing pressure to chart a path back to normality, something Morgan Stanley did over the weekend when it laid out a projected timeline and milestones for a return to work in the…

Here’s How You Can 3D-Print Masks At Home 

A little more than a month ago, the US Surgeon General tweeted, "Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can't get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!"  Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT…

Here’s What A Lockdown Of India’s 1.3 Billion People Looks Like

Or rather we should ask whether this is even possible, given that as of the first night following Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing in a televised address the immediate lockdown which orders some one-fifth of the world's population to 'stay indoors' it looks like the authorities will have serious enforcement issues on their hands in the…

FOMC Preview: Here’s What The Fed Will Say Today

With a global viral pandemic raging, and even the WHO admitting to "human error" in "accidentally" mitigating the severity of the disease to avoid a panic, it is easy to forget that at 2pm the Fed will announce its first policy decision for 2020, this time with uber-dove Neil Kashkari voting. What to expect? Here…

Here’s How Reuters Gamed A Poll To Show Rising Support For Trump Impeachment

After several major polls revealed a sharp decline in support for impeaching President Trump in the wake of unconvincing public testimony by aggrieved bureaucrats (and at least one House Democrat publicly opposing the move), Reuters/Ipsos now claims support for impeachment has increased. The latest poll, conducted on Monday and Tuesday, found that 47% of adults…
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