by Option Review - July 18th, 2014 1:23 pm
by Option Review - July 18th, 2014 1:23 pm
March 27th, 2017 3:30 am
The EU has almost regulated firearms enough to keep people completely safe from terrorism. Just one more law, and they should be able to usher Europe into a new age of utopian peace.
The European Parliament...
March 27th, 2017 12:03 am
By Mises. Originally published at ValueWalk.
Student and auto loan debt via Mises
The New York Fed’s most recent household debt report showed ballooning debt and delinquency in student and auto loans. Total household debt has just about reached its previous late-2008 high of over $12.5 trillion.
You’ll notice that housing debt (blue) has not increased much since its 2013 low, meaning that the increases in total debt have mostly come from non-housing debt (red). A closer look at the composition of non-housing debt reveals that the biggest increases in debt have come from student and auto loans (red and green, below).
In fact, the numbers make it look like the housing bubble was almost exactly replaced by new bubbles in education and cars....
March 26th, 2017 10:08 pm
Courtesy of Blain.
Tuesday’s long overdue >1% selloff in the S&P 500 broke a very long and rare streak in the S&P 500. The S&P 500?s streak without a 1% down day was the longest since May 18, 1995! A marginal close lower Monday was followed by a 1.2% drop Tuesday (the NASDAQ fell 1.8% that day).
“I think that investors are kind of starting to discount the likelihood of the immediacy of [President Donald Trump’s] policies and the enthusiasm has come off the boil as a lot of his policies got mired in the legislative process,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank. “Investors are not throwing in the towel but they are resetting their expectations.”
According to Bespoke, there have been only 11 instances since 1928 where the S&P 500...
March 26th, 2017 5:09 pm
Courtesy of Mish.
Here’s a negotiating strategy I am quite certain Donald Trump would never consider: EU looks at revealing negotiating positions for Brexit.
Brussels is considering publishing its main negotiating positions in Brexit talks, adopting a policy of full transparency that may wrongfoot the more secretive British side.
“The unity of the 27 will be stronger when based on full transparency and public debate,” Mr. Barnier said in a comment piece for the Financial Times. “We have nothing to hide.”
Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, has, by contrast, said it is vital to “maintain discipline” and avoid disclosures tha...
March 26th, 2017 12:10 pm
Financial Markets and Economy
Investors need to contend with the waning impact of energy base effects on inflation and a terminal rate that lacks momentum before they can aspire to push interest rates higher.
One of Wall Street's most steadfast bulls is worried about stocks (Business Insider)
In a note sent to clients on Friday, Lee said several factors that had supported his views on the market, including attractive valuations and central-bank support, had turned neutral or possibly ne...
March 25th, 2017 6:01 pm
Courtesy of The Nattering Naybob
[Click on the titles for the full articles.]A Quick $20 Trick?
Discussion, critique and analysis of the potential impacts on equity, bond, commodity, capital and asset markets regarding the following:
Last Time Out
Monetary policy is just one form of policy that effects capital,...
March 24th, 2017 10:21 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
A year ago flows into ETFs were extremely low, actually the lowest in years, as many stock market indices were testing rising support off the 2009 lows. The crowd wasn’t adding money to ETFs as lows were taking place. In hindsight, this was a mistake by the majority. Below I look at ETF flows over the past few years with an inset chart of the S&P 500.
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Nearly three months into this year, fund flows have surpassed mone...
March 24th, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related Watch These 7 Huge Put Purchases In Friday Trade Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 1, 2017 ...
March 20th, 2017 10:01 am
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March 17th, 2017 2:00 pm
Courtesy of Zero Hedge
Having rebounded rapidly from the ETF-decision disappointment, Bitcoin suffered another major setback overnight as Chinese regulators are circulating new guidelines that, if enacted, would require exchanges to verify the identity of clients and adhere to banking regulations.
A New York startup called Chainalysis estimated that roughly $2 billion of bitcoin moved out of China in 2016.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, the move to regulate bitcoin exchanges brings assurance that Chinese authorities will tolerate some level of trading, after months of uncertainty. A draft of the guidelines also indicates th...
March 10th, 2017 12:11 am
Courtesy of Jean Luc
I am trying to remember who on this board said that people wanted to Trump because they want their freedom back. Well….Congress begins rolling back Obama's broadband privacy rules
By Daniel Cooper, EndgadgetISPs will soon be able to sell your most private data without your consent.
As expected, Republicans in Congress have begun the process of rolling back the FCC's broadband privacy rules which prevent excessive surveillance. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake introduced a resolution to scrub the rules, using Congress' powers to invalidate recently-approved federal regulations. Reuters reports that the move has broad support, with 34 other names throwing their weight behind the res...
March 7th, 2017 4:51 pm
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December 9th, 2016 12:32 pm
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I'm seeing huge insider buying in the biotech company The Medicines Company (MDCO). The price has already moved up around 7%, but these buys are significant, in the millions of dollars range. ~ Ilene
Insider transaction table and buying vs. selling graphic above from insidercow.com.
Chart below from Yahoo.com.
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
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Philip R. Davis is a founder Phil's Stock World, a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders...