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Tech Stocks Jump But Banks, Bond Yields, & Black Gold Dump

Tech stocks bounced today (perhaps on AMT chatter) sparking a chorus of confirmation-bias-based commentary that the bull is back… but we suspect that parrot is still dead…   Ugly night in Asian equities but it appears The National Team stepped in during the afternoon to save the world…   "It ain't cheap…"   Small Caps […]


World’s Third Largest Shipbuilder Crashes 29% Amid Asian Equity Carnage

Shares in Samsung Heavy, the world’s third largest shipbuilder, plunged by 29% during Wednesday’s trading session after unexpectedly forecasting operating losses this year and 2018 and announcing a capital raise. Meanwhile, Asian equities tumbled, led by technology, mining and industrial companies, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index falling for eight straight days, its longest run […]


Stocks Hit Record Highs As Tax Hype Trumps Nuclear Doomsday Fears

Wholesale inventories plunge and Kim shoots off some missiles… but Powell panders to TBTF banks and GOP pushes tax bill = so buy mortimer buy…   Overnight saw The National Team step in and save China…   But today's market action was dominated by the usual opening idiocy, tax-reform headlines, Jerome Powell comments, and North […]


European Stocks, US Futures Rise, Dollar Steady Ahead Of Powell Hearing, Tax Debate

US equity futures in the green ahead of critical Senate debate on US tax reform and a much anticipated testimony from Yellen replacement Jerome Powell for Fed’s current policy approach.  European stocks advance, led by oil and gas stocks after Shell fully restored its cash dividend and unveiled a bullish outlook. Asian shares slide despite […]


China Regulators Seek To Calm Mania For HK Stocks As Plunge Protectors Make An Appearance

The Chinese authorities’ efforts to contain leverage and reduce risk across the nation’s financial system took another step forward overnight with the ban on approvals for mutual funds that plan to allocate more than 80% of their portfolios to Hong Kong stocks. This looks like a response to surging capital flows into the territory from […]


Chinese Liquidity Dries Up: Stocks Hit 3-Month Lows, Tumble Most Since June 2016

It appears The National Team is taking a well-earned break as Chinese stocks extend their losses from late last week in the biggest 3-day drop since June 2016.   Breaking below a key technical support level… Chinese shares were already on a shaky footing after last week when investor confidence was sapped by fresh government […]


China’s Record Yield Curve Inversion “Spells Disaster”

Overnight we noted that the Chinese stock and bond markets 'turmoiled' as The National Congress came to an end and the forced repression of any weakness ended. Perhaps the most critical aspect of the moves was the push to new record levels of inversion in the Chinese sovereign bond curve. The Chinese yield curve has […]


S&P Futures Slide After Chinese Stock And Bond Rout; Spain Rebounds, Dollar Drops

U.S. futures slid 0.2% as investors await a barrage of announcements including Wednesday’s Fed decision, Friday’s jobs report and, most importantly Trump’s imminent announcement of who the next Fed chairman will be, although after the latest trial balloons, Jay Powell is now largely priced in. Asian equities edged modestly higher despite a tumble in Chinese […]


“Kill The Bulls” – Traders Puzzled By Last Minute Hong Kong Crash

Is this what sparked the global slide in stocks? After months of 'calm', well-managed market gains, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index crashed almost 600 points in the last few minutes of the day – the biggest drop since the day of the US election in Nov 2016… Some big movers included Geely Automobile Holdings, which […]