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Yes, Virginia, There Is A “Santa Rally”

Authord by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Yes, Virgina, There Is A Santa Claus Every year, at this time, I republish the story of 8-year Virginia O’Hanlon who asked the most important of questions. I encourage you to read it as it reminds us of the importance, meaning and the “Spirit” of the Christmas season.  *  […]


“This is Groundhog Day”: Spanish Stocks Battered By Catalan Vote, Bitcoin Crashes

Spanish stocks and the euro fell, while Spanish government bond yields hit their highest levels in over a month after Catalan secessionists delivered an unexpected blow to the government of Spanish PM Rajoy by winning the Catalan regional election. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, U.S. equity futures and the dollar rose on the last trading session […]


If Bitcoin Is A Bubble…

Authored by Erik Norland via CMEGroup.com, Our earlier articles on bitcoin discuss the crypto asset as a currency and a commodity. Both papers focused on the consequences of bitcoin’s defining feature: the asymptotic supply limit of 21 million coins. This gives it an unusual juxtaposition of demand uncertainty and supply certainty (as well as inelasticity). […]


Global Stocks Rise To Record Highs As Tax Reform Is “Priced In” All Over Again

Yesterday we joked that with the US House of Representatives set to vote for the GOP tax bill on Tuesday, markets would “price in” the same tax legislation they have been pricing in every day for the past year, all over again… Get ready for US markets to price in tax reform all over again […]


LFIN Crashes After-Hours When CEO Admits “We Don’t Deserve This Market Cap”

Update: Much to his credit, Venkat Meenavalli, the CEO of LongFin ventured onto CNBC's FastMoney tonight to explain the exponential rise and somewhat shady acquisition strategy of his company. Amid an increasingly rapid eruption of words and rising volume, Meenavalli seemed to struggle to convince the Fast Money skeptics that what he did was above-board, […]


LFIN Collapses After 14th Halt Of The Day.. Only Up 100% On The Day

Update: We suspect few had looked at the company's balance sheet (note that LFIN had a market cap over $10 billion at today's highs!)… Longfin balance sheet: $ in $, not in '000s, not in MMs. pic.twitter.com/L1dhXygRFz — zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 18, 2017 But now they have, 'all bets are off'…   *  *  * […]


LFIN Fin? Big-Data, Blockchain Company Halted For 10th Time Today

Update: And the halts just keep coming… *  *  * Update: After its 7th halt of the day, LFIN reopened and instantly collapsed by over 50%… And now it is halted again! *  *  * Update: Well that escalated quickly… The stock is now up over 500% today and has been halted numerous times…   […]


Up Over 2000% In 2 Days – Meet The Big-Data, AI, Blockchain, FinTech Mania Stock Of The Year

Update: Well that escalated quickly…   *  *  * Having closed last Thursday on its IPO-day at $5.38, news of the acquisition of Ziddu – a blockchain solutions provider (whatever that means in the real world) – LongFin has since exploded to $44.80 in today's pre-market… up 730% in 2 days. Remember LongFin? an independent […]


As Bitcoin Surges To New Record Highs, 5 Lessons For Every Crypto Investor

Once again the stories of the death of Bitcoin appear to greatly exaggerated. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Overnight Asian demand sent the cyrptocurrency to a new record high at $17,934 (Bitstamp). Ethereum is off from its $750 highs, but rallying again today… Today's preice action in ETH and BTC show the ususual trade-off… And while […]


It’s Central Bank Bonanza Day: European Stocks Slide Ahead Of ECB; S&P Futs Hit Record High

One day after the Fed hiked rates by 25 bps as part of Janet Yellen’s final news conference, it is central bank bonanza day, with rate decisions coming from the rest of the world’s most important central banks, including the ECB, BOE, SNB, Norges Bank, HKMA, Turkey and others. And while US equity futures are […]


Gold Battered As Bitcoin Goes Berserk, Trump Trounces Bonds

Artist's impression of what Bitcoin did today…   Today was all about Bitcoin – no matter what kind of investor you are…   Several exchanges had glitches with GDAX down for about 25 mins as Bitcoin plunged off its intraday highs… At its highs today, Bitcoin was bigger than Wells Fargo…   Is this what […]


Asian Market Rout Goes Global On Tech, Tax And Government Shutdown Tremors

A selloff which started in Asia, driven by renewed liquidation of Chinese and Hong Kong tech stocks and accelerated by weaker metal prices which pushed the Shanghai Composite below a key support and to 4 month lows… … which sent the Nikkei to its worst day since March and the second worst day of the […]


An Angry Rudy Havenstein Lashes Out: “No, The Fed Is Not Populist”

Submitted by Rudy Havenstein After years of seeing terrible market news and commentary, I’m pretty jaded, but when I saw the recent Marketwatch op-ed, “Janet Yellen’s true legacy is her focus on middle-class wages” (by Tim Mullaney), I thought such nonsense needed a reponse that went beyond 280 characters. (Half of Mullaney’s article is an […]


The “Bombshell” Reason Tech Stocks Just Suffered The Biggest Rout Since Brexit, In Two Charts

“Last week, after making new highs, the NASDAQ “reversed” to the downside. It bounced from there, but yesterday’s action was horrific, for having opened sharply, violently, surprisingly higher, by the day’s end the NASDAQ was sharply, violently, surprisingly weaker and it was so even as the Dow finished higher on the day, albeit materially below […]


Tax Euphoria Fades As Tech Rout Spreads

One look at S&P futures this morning reveals an unchanged market, however it is again the violent sector rotation that is taking place behind the scenes that is the real story, with defensive sectors real estate, retail, food, utilities outperforming while investors continue to bail and book profits on tech stocks after sharp gains since […]