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Thursday, September 23, 2021

With China Markets Set To Re-Open, US Traders Are Ignoring Two “Blatantly Obvious” Issues

Authored by Richard Breslow via Bloomberg, It isn’t hard to find assets that have clearly shown distress by how they’ve reacted to the current news. But it’s also easily enough done if you are looking for evidence of remarkable sangfroid in the face of what can only be described as scary events. All in all,…

Financial Markets Don’t Have The Faintest Inkling Of Potential Geopolitical Risk

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, The procession of news through the week – namely that chronicling the aftermath of the targeted drone strike and killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani – advanced with an agreeable flow.  The reports at the start of the week were that Orange Man Bad had spun up a Middle…

The Next Ten Years In Oil Markets

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, An eventful 2019 wraps up a decade of turmoil in oil markets, in which Brent Crude prices fluctuated from as high as US$125 a barrel in 2012 to as low as US$30 per barrel in January 2016.   Geopolitical turmoil, economic growth, soaring U.S. shale production, and OPEC’s various policies to…

Turkeys, Markets & A “Revision Of Belief”

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, On Monday, the markets jumped on more “trade news,” despite there being no real progress made. However, such wasn’t surprising as we discussed in this past weekend’s newsletter: “Over the last few weeks, we have been discussing the ‘QE, Not QE’ rally. Regardless of what the Fed wishes to call their bond…

The Market’s Day Of Reckoning Looms

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Well, they’ve done it again. By “they” I of course mean the US Federal Reverse and all the other central banks combined. Synchronized global easing it is called and the once again giant inflows of artificial liquidity are dominating the price action in markets irrespective what’s going on with…

US Stock Markets Up 200%, Yet Illinois Pension Hole Deepens 75%

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via Wirepoints.org, Not even the nation’s longest-ever bull market run has been able to save Illinois’ crumbling pension funds. Despite a tripling in the value of the S&P 500 index since July 2009, Illinois’ pension shortfall has worsened by 75 percent during the same period.  In 2009, the shortfall in Illinois’ five state-run…

Rabo: A Look At Markets “Through The Lens Of The Wall”

Today is Armistice Day in the UK, where those who made the ultimate sacrifice in WW1 are recalled at 11am.Yesterday was also the anniversary of Kristallnacht - against a backdrop of attacks on synagogues and graves in Germany, Scandinavia, and the US, and a UK election where anti-Semitism is a major issue.On top of that, Saturday…

Markets Price-Out Fed Rate-Cuts After US-China Trade Headlines

The Dow is up 300 points, accelerating in the last few minutes after US officials confirmed China's overnight comments that a phase one trade deal would include tariff rollbacks... Buy the rumor, buy the second rumor... Of course, this should be common-sense - was there ever any doubt that a phase one deal would include…

Markets Rely On Accurate, Honest Information… But Governments Want The Opposite

Authored by Gary Galles via The Mises Institute, Have you ever worked with people you couldn’t trust to tell you the truth? It isn’t pretty. Without the ability to rely on what you’ve been told (or that you’ve been told everything relevant), effective cooperation at almost every margin of choice is reduced, because its foundation…

Galloway: “Markets Are Emerging From A Psychotic Break With Reality”

Authored by Scott Galloway via ProfGalloway.com, Malcolm Gladwell writes about a fascinating episode in history. Neville Chamberlain's first plane ride was a trip to meet Adolf Hitler. The British Prime Minister was taken by Hitler's charisma. He believed the German leader when he promised not to invade Czechoslovakia. After his triumphant return from Germany, Chamberlain took the…

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