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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Is Dave Portnoy The Market’s Mad Genius: Here Are The Top 40 Stocks In...

On Saturday, we reported that something remarkable was taking place in capital markets: a basket of "retail favorite" stocks had outperformed not only the broader market by a wide margin, at one point last week surging as much as 35% YTD, but also the basket of most popular, "hedge fund VIP" stock. How is this…

Citi Warns “Markets Are Way Ahead Of Reality”, Urges Clients To Raise As Much...

If the 35% surge in the S&P in the past two months seems too good to be true as even hard-core optimists like JPM's Marko Kolanovic now admits, announcing that he is "dialing down" his optimism while Goldman sees little upside for stocks from here... ... it's probably because it is, as the latest Wall…

“The Worst Case For Markets”: Massive Stagflation In 2021 As Prices Rise Without Rising...

Authored by Vincent Cignarella, Bloomberg macro commentator "We are witnessing the Great Monetary Inflation (GMI)—an unprecedented expansion of every form of money unlike anything the developed world has ever seen." - Paul Tudor Jones The current worry in global markets is a recession, or worse, as the shutdowns to contain the pandemic rob workers of…

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…
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