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“It’s Unprecedented”: Bank Of New York Freezes $23 Billion In Kazakh Assets

Kazakhstan may have the world’s best potassium, but as of today it also has a very big problem, or rather 22.6 billion problems.  Overnight, Bank of New York Mellon said it had frozen $22.6 billion in assets held by Kazakhstan’s National Oil Fund in a rare move that escalates a legal battle between the government […]

As Stocks Soar, Americans’ Economic Expectations Hit 2017 Lows

This does not fit the narrative… ignore it! Americans’ outlook for the U.S. economy fell in December to match the weakest for the year and a weekly measure of confidence cooled to a two-month low, even as both gauges remain high by historical standards, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. As Bloomberg notes, The […]

Nasdaq Tops 7,000 For First Time Ever As VIX Crashes

Having passed 6,000 for the first time in April, Nasdaq has now soared 17% since then to surpass 7,000 today…   As soon as cash markets closed last Friday (quad witch), US equity futures spiked… then spiked again on Sunday night’s open, and again at the US equity cash open this morning…   And VIX […]

Goldman Sachs: 2017 In 100 Charts

Goldman Sachs' Sumana Manoghar, Hugo Scott-Gall, and Navreen Sandhu wax lyrical in their introduction to the 100 most interesting charts of 2017… In this very special edition, straight from our hearts, We pro?le 100 of our best and most compelling charts. They tell the story of a changing world; and below it starts. But for […]

WeWork: London’s Soon-To-Be Biggest Property Renter Makes Massive Bet On Office Market Despite Brexit

The rationale for creating WeWork, the eco-friendly serviced workspace provider, was simple as co-founder Adam Neumann explained to the New York Daily News. “During the economic crises, there were these empty buildings and these people freelancing or starting companies. I knew there was a way to match the two. What separates us, though, is community.” […]

Crackdown Comes To Wall Street: Morgan Stanley Fires Harold Ford Jr Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Ten years after leaving Congress, Harold Ford Jr could be the canary in the coal-mine for Wall Street as the global awakening to sexual abuse strikes a bulge-bracket bank. Harold Ford Jr. “has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” Morgan Stanley spokeswoman Michele Davis said in a statement to Bloomberg […]

Citi Tumbles After CFO Warns Of $20 Billion Charge If Senate Tax Bill Passes

Citi stock tumbled, closing at session lows after the bank’s CFO John Gerspach  confirmed that the trading woes plaguing other banks would impact it as well, previewing Q4 trading as down “in the high teens.” The percentage decline in trading revenue from a year earlier is largely driven by the bank’s fixed-income unit, Gerspach said […]

Tech Wreck Erases ‘Ross Rout’ Rebound As Government Shutdown Fears Grow

The Top?   Bonds & bullion remain bid post the Ross Rout as Nasdaq sinks…   And while stocks were exuberant overnight,  only Trannies remain positive from the start of the Ross Rout… with Nasdaq getting monkey-hammered… (biggest reversal in the S&P 500 since Feb 2016)   Equity momentum is getting smacked as investors rotate […]

Frontrunning: December 4

Stock futures jump after Senate approves tax bill (Reuters) Tax Bill Marked by Blinding Speed (WSJ) Corporate Winners and Losers in the GOP Tax Bill (BBG) Flynn’s Guilty Plea Sparks Clashing Interpretations (WSJ) Irish border deal reported settled as May meets Juncker (Reuters) Houthi radio says ex-president Saleh killed in Yemen fighting, no confirmation (Reuters) […]

Dow Dumped As Tech Spikes On Chaotic Open

Having ramped on Tax hopes into the open this morning, some relative chaos erupted as the first trading day of December opened… Dow was dumped at the open, S&P fell back red, and Nasdaq dumped and pumped… All major indices are back in the red… http://WarMachines.com

Bitcoin Bounces But FANG Stocks Slammed Most In 6 Months

Update: Bitcoin is bouncing back from its battering but Nasdaq is not (for now)…   And FANG Stocks are suffering their biggest drop in almost 6 months…   All The FANG Stocks are systemically lower…   And Nasdaq is at the Low of the day as Trannies soar…   Quite a rotation on the week… […]

Nasdaq & Bitcoin Are Plunging…

This is not supposed to happen… Liquidity? As Nasdaq tumbles, Bitcoin is air-pocketing…   But notably Bitcoin followed, did not lead…   The tumble in Bitcoin appears to have hit Nvidia hard… http://WarMachines.com

Gold Jumps, Nasdaq Dumps Into Red After North Korean Missile Launch

Following headlines that North Korea test-fired its first ICBM since September, US equity markets have stumbled (Nasdaq now red for the day), gold jumped (spot testing towards $1300) while the dollar and bond yields drop… Gold and bonds bid as stocks and the dollar are offered…   And Nasdaq is now red… http://WarMachines.com

$1 Trillion Norway Wealth Fund Sees “Red Flag” In Real Estate Market

Back in September, we pointed out that assets managed by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund had surged to over $1 trillion after they made the controversial decision to increase their exposure to global equity bubbles (see: Norway Wealth Fund Assets Surge To Over $1 Trillion On Massive 70% Allocation To Equities).  The move has worked out […]