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Busted Billion-Dollar-Baby Fraud Finds Another Greater Fool – Softbank Lends Theranos $100 Million!

Japan’s Softbank Group is coming to the rescue of yet another embattled Silicon Valley “unicorn”. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Fortress Capital, the publicly traded private-equity firm that agreed to sell itself to the Japanese conglomerate earlier this year, has extended a $100 million loan to Theranos, which is still facing multiple lawsuits […]


There’s Never Been A Worse Time For A European Investor To Buy US Treasuries

Since the common currency's inception in 1999, the EUR-hedged yield 'offered' to European investors from investing in US Treasuries has never been worse… As Bloomberg notes, for European investors using swaps to protect against currency swings, the benchmark 10-year U.S. yield fell Friday on a euro-hedged basis to around -60bps. In other words, it costs […]


TINA’s Dead – US Equities Are No Longer ‘Cheap’ To Bonds

For almost 7 years, asset-gatherers and commission-takers have exclaimed "There Is No Alternative" to stocks, given how low interest rates are. However, given the recent buying-panic in stocks, TINA is now dead BAB is back (Bonds Are Better)… In a sign the U.S. equity rally may be looking stretched, Bloomberg notes that the forward dividend yield […]


Uh-Oh Peak Alert: The Blank Check “SPACs” Boom Has Just Surpassed 2007

In 2017, stock issuance by SPACs has made a new post-crisis high, surpassing the last peak in 2007 which saw the equity market peak in October of that year prior to the crisis. Before we go any further, we’d better define a "SPAC" just in case you’re unfamiliar with the acronym, although they are also […]


Another Peak Alert: The Blank Check “SPACs” Boom Has Just Surpassed 2007

In 2017, stock issuance by SPACs has made a new post-crisis high, surpassing the last peak in 2007 which saw the equity market peak in October of that year prior to the crisis. Before we go any further, we’d better define a "SPAC" just in case you’re unfamiliar with the acronym, although they are also […]


Crypto Scam, The Crypto Company, Collapses on Non-Existent Volume

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com   This little pink sheeter ran up 20,000% because MUH Bitcoin, hitting a market cap of $12.6b, and now it’s all unraveling under the hard realities of mathematics driven by greed. Even down 65% for the day, on 11,000 shares traded, the market cap is still over $4 billion. According […]


Dutch People Are Different – ABN Amro Employees Want To End Bonus Scheme

We always shudder slightly when we discuss ABN Amro, since nothing ever seems straightforward in the ongoing saga of the Dutch bank. However, this time at least nobody has died. In 2015, we noted that Chris Van Eeghen, head of the bank’s corporate finance and capital markets “startled” friends and colleagues after the “always cheerful” […]


It’s 930amET, Do You Know Where Your Gold Slammer Is?

Right on time, a heavy volume seller struck the precious metals complex right as the US equity market opened…     Of course the real driver of this is the JPY-pair that is pumped higher to juice the equity open…   And Silver was slammed back below $17.00… http://WarMachines.com


Chinese Stock Rout Continues Despite Government Ban On Selling Shares

After a brief respite rally at the open on the heels of reports that some funds were banned from large-scale stock-selling, prices for Chinese stocks are tumbling once again … As QQ.com reports, some publicly offered funds received a notice that restricted them from selling stocks on a large scale. The report also notes that […]


The Dumbest Dumb Money Finally Gets Suckered In

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Corporate share repurchases have turned out to be a great mechanism for converting Federal Reserve easing into higher consumer spending. Just allow public companies to borrow really cheaply and one of the things they do with the resulting found money is repurchase their stock. This pushes up equity prices, […]


Signs Of The Top? Chinese Demand For 10x Levered Structured Products Surges In US… Again

In the run up to the ‘great recession’ of 2008/2009, it was unsuspecting European and Asian buyers that supplied the marginal capital required to turn America’s plain vanilla, fed-induced housing bubble into a turbo-charged, global financial time bomb by indiscriminately scooping up highly-levered structured mortgage products with absolutely no idea what was behind those products. […]


Biggest Short Squeeze In 11 Months Sends S&P 500 Surging Above 2,600

Equity investors, corporate boards, and momo machines are panic-buying stocks this morning, sending the S&P 500 above 2600 for the first time ever… as the yield curve crashes to decade flats… VIX down, Stocks Up…   While USDJPY momo is helping, stocks are quite decoupled…   And so are bonds…   But it's all about […]


What Happened To Cash Flow Growth: The Red Flag In Q3 Earnings

Listening to Wall Street analysts, or their financial press cheerleaders, one would be left with the impression that earnings season has been gangbusters, and the recent 2-3 quarters of growth are sure to lay the basis for a new golden age in which EPS rises at double-digit rates for years to come. There are just […]


Is it Time to Buy $GE Yet?

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Thanks to Jeffrey Immelt, after the financial crisis he divested many of GE’s ‘toxic’ financial divisions at the bottom and legged into the hot oil sector instead. With oil on the rise, Immelt was sure to make a killing, that was up until the business topped — leaving him with […]