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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

Stagnation Nation: Middle Class Wealth Is Locked Up In Housing And Retirement Funds

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The majority of middle class wealth is locked up in unproductive assets or assets that only become available upon retirement or death. One of my points in Why Governments Will Not Ban Bitcoin was to highlight how few families had the financial wherewithal to invest in bitcoin […]

Examining The Most Hated Bull Market Ever

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmehtAdvice.com, From last week: “The seemingly “impervious” advance since the election last November, has had an interesting “stair step” pattern with each advance commencing from a breakout of a several month 3%-ish consolidation range. Furthermore, each advance then pushes to a 3-standard deviation extreme, black circles, of the 50-dma before beginning […]

GDP Is Bogus: Here’s Why

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Here's a chart of our fabulous always-higher GDP, adjusted for another bogus metric, official inflation. The theme this week is The Rot Within. The rot eating away at our society and economy is typically papered over with bogus statistics that "prove" everything's getting better every day in […]

“Long Nasdaq” Takes Over From “Long Bitcoin” As Wall Street’s Most Crowded Trade

Last month, Bank of America’s survey of active investors revealed something striking: for the first time in history, the response to what the professional community perceived as the most crowded trade on Wall Street, was “Long Bitcoin” (according to 26% of respondents), followed by “Long Nasdaq”, while “Short US Dollars” was in third spot. One […]

Would You Pay $2,500 For One Hour With An Equity Analyst? This I-Bank Seems To Think So…

Wall Street equity analysts are paid ‘yuge’ salaries to employee the finance skills they picked up from their business school professors to value various corporate securities and asset-backed securitization structures, among other things.  And while their valuations of those securities have served as a frequent source of comic relief for many of us over the […]

“How Much Further?”: Goldman Warns This Is The 5th Longest Streak Ever Without A 5% Correction

Goldman is becoming increasingly worried that a correction – and a sizable one at that – appears imminent. Two weeks after the investment bank announced that according to its Bear Market Risk Indicator the odds of a crash have risen to 67%… … on Monday morning, Goldman cross-asset strategist Ian Wright cautions in his latest […]

Deutsche Bank: “Global Asset Prices Are The Most Elevated In History”

In an extensive report published this morning by Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid, the credit strategist looks at the “Next Financial Crisis”, and specifically what may cause it, when it may happen, and how the world could respond assuming it still has means to counteract the next economic and financial crash. While we will have much […]

What Fiduciary Duty? San Fran Politicians Try To Force Pension To Dump $470MM Of “Fossil Fuel” Stocks

We’ve frequently argued that public pension underfundings are perhaps the greatest threat to the long-term economic outlook of the United States, if not the globe.  With aggregate underfunding levels of $5-$8 trillion, depending on what discount rate your local politicians decide to pull out of thin air, the forthcoming pension crisis will be too large […]