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Mueller Subpoena Spooks Dollar, Sends European Stocks, US Futures Lower

Yesterday’s torrid, broad-based rally looked set to continue overnight until early in the Japanese session, when the USD tumbled and dragged down with it the USDJPY, Nikkei, and US futures following a WSJ report that Robert Mueller had issued a subpoena to more than a dozen top Trump administration officials in mid October. And as […]


Dollar Slammed, USDJPY Roiled On Trump Campaign Subpoena Report

it has been a rocky session for the dollar which has dumped to a 4-week low, dragging with it USDJPY, the Nikkei and Treasury yields – and to a lesser extend US equity futures – all of which have slumped in the Japanese am session, following a WSJ report that Robert Mueller’s team “caught the […]


Deutsche: The Swings In The Market Are About To Get Bigger And Bigger

One week ago, on November 9 something snapped in the Nikkei, which in the span of just over an one hour (from 13:20 to 14:30) crashed more than 800 points (before closing almost unchanged) at the same time as it was revealed that foreigners had just bought a record amount of Japanese stocks the previous […]


Futures Jump, Global Stocks Rebound From Longest Losing Streak Of The Year

After five consecutive daily losses on the MSCI world stock index and seven straight falls in Europe, there was finally a bounce, as investors returned to global equity markets in an optimistic mood on Thursday, sending US futures higher after several days of losses as global stocks rebounded following a Chinese commodity-driven rout.  The House […]


Global Stocks Tumble, Asia Plunges On Chinese Commodity Carnage

The euphoria of the past month has ended with a thud and BTFDers are strangely missing as the commodity chill out of China (which overnight became full blown carnage), has unleashed a global risk-off phase ahead of today’s critical CPI data, resulting in broad and sharp selling across global markets, as European stocks followed declines […]


Japan’s Plea To Millennials: Please Buy Stocks

Ever since the Federal Reserve first got into the business of blowing massive equity bubbles back in the 1980’s, Americans have shown a willingness to happily, if ignorantly, embrace each successive iteration to the rigged market.  Of course, as E-Trade recently confirmed via the following ad, making money in equities is a very simple two-step […]


US Futures, Global Stocks Extend Decline After Disappointing Chinese Data, Dollar Slides

U.S. index futures declined for the second day in a row, dipping 0.1% to the lowest in more than a week following declines in Asian and European shares. European stocks tried and failed to shrug off the negative sentiment that spurred broad-based declines in Asia following another month of disappointing Chinese macro data… … eventually […]


GPIF Is About To Bite Back

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, A few years ago, the Japanese government made an announcement that went unnoticed by many market pundits. Since then, although there have been a few strategists who have speculated on its impact on risk assets, on the whole, it’s not something that gets a tremendous amount […]


One Trader Warns “To Ignore All Around You Is Playing With Fire”

Something changed in the last week or so. Several markets that had hitherto been unstoppable examples of central bank recklessness dominating rational thinking suddenly 'stopped'. Of course this is seen by many asset-gatherers and commission-takers as 'a pause that refreshes' but what if it's not? As former fund manager Richard Breslow warns, "you'd better believe […]


Bill Blain: “Why We Should Be Very Nervous About Corporate Bonds”

Blain’s Morning Porridge, Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners Why we should be very nervous about corporate bonds     “Before the fiddlers have fled, before they ask us to pay for the bill and while we still have the chance.…” This might be week the proverbial chickens have more need than ever of somewhere […]


Nikkei- Topping pattern at a critical price point?

The Nikkei 225 now finds itself at its “Half Way” point of the 20-year crash, based up 1989 highs and 2009 lows. Could it be creating a topping pattern or major reversal at a critical price point? What this important index does at a key price zone could end up impacting stocks in the states and around the world? Below […]


From “BTFD” To “Sell The Rip”: Global Stocks Slide, Nikkei Tumbles, Pound Plunges

S&P futures gave up early gains and were trading down -0.2%, as Donald Trump completes his first Asian tour and as pressure mounts on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, sending the pound plunging. European stocks fell, tracking many Asian shares as the Nikkei plunge accelerated. In Europe, the Stoxx 600 fell as much as 0.4%, […]


“This Looks More Frightening”: Global Stock, Bond Selloff Accelerates Amid Risk-Parity Rumblings

Yesterday’s Japan flash-crash inspired selling continues for a second day, with global equities – and bonds – sliding early Friday on concerns U.S. tax reform – and corporate tax cuts – will be delayed after Senate Republicans unveiled a plan that differed significantly from the House of Representatives’ version. After suffering their biggest plunge in […]


Foreigners Bought A Record Amount Of Japanese Stocks, Just Before The Nikkei Snapped

There was something poetically ironic about last night’s 800+ point crash in the Nikkei… … which was saved in the last minutes of trading by what was rumored to be the latest blatant BOJ intervention: it took place right after the month in which a record number of foreigners rushed into Japanese stocks, chasing the […]


The Year Was 1989…

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at These folks were probably worth more than Justin Bieber. And this guy was still alive… and even though dressed like a peacock, amazingly popular. 1989 was also the year the Japanese stock market topped out. Background Most economic crises are the result of an economic boom which leads to investors getting all […]