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To Avoid Liquidation Panic, HNA Assures Deutsche Shareholders It’s A “Long-Term Investor”

The notoriously acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA – which recently had a sharp falling out with Beijing resulting in a margin call "shocksave" – is facing a serious cash crunch in 2018 as nearly a quarter of its $100 billion in debt – a large chunk of which was accumulated during a multi-year buying spree that […]

Credit, Crypto, & The Yield Curve Crumble As Stocks See Longest ‘Dipless’ Streak In 58 Years

As the yield curve rolls over again and credit crumbles, stocks just wanna go higher because… well that's what stocks do… Small Caps were squeezed higher once again led by Financials and Energy stocks (Utes weakest) – stocks were weak again into the close… (Trannies ramped to unch at the close) – weakness started around […]

Crypto Carnage Continues As Asia Opens – Bitcoin Flash-Crashes To $14,000 As Bitcoin Cash Explodes

Update: The entire Crypto space is under pressure as Asia opens… Bitcoin is tumbling…   BTC flash crashed to $14,000 on GDAX…   Except Bitcoin Cash (which is up over 50% as Coinbase added the forked currency and it appears traders are rotating into it)…   *  *  * Update: Bitcoin spot and futures are […]

Crypto Chaos – Bitcoin Spikes Back Above $17,000 After Flash-Crash, Bitcoin Cash Up 60%

Well that didn't take long – Bitcoin is back at $17,000; Bitcoin Cash +60% at $3,500…. There is some logic as the forked currency gains over $1000 so the original Bitcoin loses that 'dividend'… Bitcoin rebounded earlier… For now the catalyst for the move appears to be a wave of selling from Coinbase HODLers as […]

Bitcoin Rebounds Sharply After Biggest Drop In 2 Weeks

Update: Bitcoin spot and futures are bid and have reebounded notably off the after-hours lows… *  *  * As we detailed earlier, shortly after the US equity market closed this evening, someone decided it was time to dump a few hundred Bitcoin, sending the price plunging below $17,000… Did another HODLer just fold? Potential investors […]

Bitcoin Is Crashing

Shortly after the US equity market closed this evening, someone decided it was time to dump a few hundred Bitcoin, sending the price plunging below $17,000… Did another HODLer just fold? Potential investors in bitcoin should steer clear of a dangerous gamble and not complain to financial regulators if things do go wrong, Denmark's central […]

Someone Just Made $60 Million Betting That The Crowd Is Wrong

Over the weekend we warned that just as everyone was convinced that the yield curve can only flatten from here, and was positioned massively on the long side of the 30Y future, the opposite was about to happen, and in a tweet highlighting the record net spec long positioning in 30Y futures, we said “here […]

Goldman Sets 100% Margin Requirement On “Some” Bitcoin Futures trades

Goldman Sachs has become the latest brokerage to raise its margin requirements for clients who wish to trade the new bitcoin futures launched by the CBOE late Sunday, following in the footsteps of Interactive Brokers, which initially prohibited clients from taking a short position in the futures contracts and later demanded more than a double […]

Jim Chanos Reminds People Why He Hates Tesla

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com   Chanos has been so wrong on Tesla and for so long, I think he’s starting to lose his mind. After all, what’s not to like about Tesla? Look at those revenues. Beautiful yes? Now here’s the losses. Oh. At the heart of his short selling thesis is the fact […]

Bloomberg Pronounces The Early Death Of The Traditional Long-Short Hedge Fund Model

Bloomberg has apparently just taken it upon itself to pronounce the early, unceremonious demise of the traditional Long/Short Hedge Fund model after seemingly declaring that stocks will continue to march higher in perpetuity, with minimal volatility, thus rendering traditional financial analysis and stock picking about as obsolete as a Motorola pager from 1982.  Of course, […]

Gold: Isn’t the Whole Idea to Buy Low and Sell High?

Isn’t the Whole Idea to Buy Low and Sell High? Authored by Adam Baratta When it comes to the gold market, perhaps the old saying should be changed to “buy low and sell high-if ever.” That is likely the mentality behind gold investors at this point, as the yellow metal remains stuck in a trading […]

Systemic Risk? Pffft! THIS, My Friends, Is Systemic Risk

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Have you ever asked yourself what happens when you place a trade? I hadn’t given it much thought until about 10 years ago when something happened which opened my eyes to a single company that holds what is probably the most concentrated risk position in the US market. Here’s what happened… So, […]

Would A Leveraged Buyout Help Sears Turnaround Its Business?

Practically since the day he took the reins at Sears, CEO and Chairman Eddie Lampert has been steadily stripping the once mighty retailing behemoth of assets and protecting his hedge fund’s investment as the company continues its steady march toward bankruptcy. Any customer with the temerity to visit one of the remaining Sears or K-Mart […]

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 […]

Trump Trade Kills Gold – Again

 The Time for Action in Gold is Near an update of previous post entitled : 'Gold is in a Bear Leg..with an $1800 Target' | Zero Hedge The death of hope enables freedom to be responsible for your own actions. Hope is merely the flip side of denial. Be prepared or blame the gods for your […]