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Warren Buffett Predicts Dow 1,000,000; But There’s A Catch…

The Wall Street Journal won the award for the greatest “Shock And Awe” financial headline of the day when it published a story earlier entitled “Warren Buffett Says the Dow Is Going Over One Million.”  The ‘Oracle of Omaha’ apparently made the ‘bold’ prediction at the 100-year anniversary celebration of Forbes magazine in which he […]


Hurricane Maria Floods San Juan, Knocks Out Power Across Puerto Rico

Even after weakening to a category 4 storm shortly before making landfall along the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria caused unprecedented devastation to the cash-strapped island and knocking out electricity for all of its 3.4 million residents. Worse still, the island’s governor has said it could be months before power is restored to […]


Back To Rehab Or Continue Chasing The Dragon

Authored by 720Global's Michael Lebowitz, via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, “There is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take.”  – Alan Greenspan The Federal Reserve (Fed) currently expects real economic growth for the foreseeable future to average below 2.00%. Japan, the United Kingdom, and the European region are forecasting an even more anemic […]


Yellen “Does Not Fully Understand Inflation” So Here It Is Explained In Just One Chart

In what has been the most stunning admission by Janet Yellen so far during her press conference, the Fed Chair said that “we don’t fully understand inflation” and added that the “shortfall of inflation this year is more of a mystery.” With all due respect, it’s not. But since the Fed is often confused, we […]


Watch Live: Janet Yellen Explains How Unwinding The Fed’s Balance Sheet Will Be Like “Watching Paint Dry”

Is 'the committee to save the world' about to 'unsave the world'? Not according to The Fed who see their balance sheet unwind as boring a "watching paint dry." Of course, aside from the fact that The Fed has been unable to forecast its way out of a paper bag for decades, more than a […]


S&P Loses 2,500, Gold Tests $1300 As Fed Flattens Yield Curve

As Yellen's press conference began, Gold and stocks legged lower, taking out $1300 and 2500 respectively..   As we detailed earlier, the dollar spiked higher and the yield curve spiked lower following The Fed's hawkish statement. 2Y yields hit their highest since Dec 2008…   As December rate hike odds jumped to 63%.. so still […]


FOMC Shrugs Off Transitory Hurricane Weakness, Will Start To Unwind Balance Sheet In October

Today's the day. On Nov 25, 2008 The Fed announced it would begin buying assets for its own account to save the world. In Oct 2014, The Fed ended its QE3 buying program but continued to reinvest the proceeds to maintain its $4.4 trillion balance sheet. Today, Janet Yellen announced the balance sheet will be […]


Fed Begins Balance Sheet Unwind, Expects One More Rate Hike In 2017

Today's the day. On Nov 25, 2008 The Fed announced it would begin buying assets for its own account to save the world. In Oct 2014, The Fed ended its QE3 buying program but continued to reinvest the proceeds to maintain its $4.4 trillion balance sheet. Today, Janet Yellen announced the balance sheet will be […]


“If This Trade Doesn’t Work, You Can Blame Me…”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, In July I wrote a piece titled, “Is the real US Dollar Pain Trade Lower?”. At the time the US dollar was sucking wind, but many traders were still playing for a bounce. The prevailing wisdom was that the Fed’s tighter monetary policy, combined with Trump’s […]


“Reading Between The Dots”: Is The Fed About To Admit The Market Was Right All Along

With the Fed set to unveil its first balance sheet reduction in modern history – an event that is largely priced in – what traders are far more interested in, is what will happen to the Fed’s “dots”, where consensus anticipates no move for the 2017 dot, while the 2018 and 2019 dots could shift […]


What if some like-minded people on ZeroHedge decided to create a new community?

“Community is not something you have, like pizza. Nor is it something you can buy. It’s a living organism based on a web of interdependencies- which is to say, a local economy. It expresses itself physically as connectedness, as buildings actively relating to each other, and to whatever public space exists, be it the street, […]


32 Children Dead, 30 More Missing In Rubble Of Collapsed Mexico City School

More than 30 students have been confirmed dead, and 30 more are missing, as rescuers sift through the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen primary and secondary school, a private school that was one of 44 buildings in Mexico City that collapsed during Tuesday's historic earthquake. According to the Associated Press, a wing of the three-story […]


Ahead Of The Fed, A Reminder: Gross Vega On VIX ETFs Just Hit A “Staggering” All Time High

What if the Fed surprised today, and instead of only announcing a reduction in its balance sheet, it also sent an uber-hawkish signal by hiking rates 25 bps, something which virtually nobody expected? While stocks would certainly suffer an adverse reaction, as the Fed confirmed that its intention was to burst one or more asset […]


Prosecutors Demand 2-Year Prison Sentence For Anthony Weiner

After being widely blamed by Hillary Clinton supporters – and even the candidate herself – for inadvertently prompting the FBI to reopen its investigation into whether the candidate mishandled classified information, it looks like Anthony Weiner, once believed to be a strong contender for Mayor of New York City, is going to prison. The Associated […]


“Today, The Music Stops…”

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Today’s the day. After months of preparing financial markets for this news, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce that it will finally begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. I know, that probably sound reeeeally boring. A bunch of central bankers talking about their balance sheet. But […]