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January 17th, 2017 3:00 am
Just over a year since Iran captured 10 US sailors - and detained them for around 15 hours - for entering Iranian waters "illegally," it appears America's nuclear-deal-partner wants to make sure its citizenry do not forget...
Huge billboard in Tehran commemorates the capture of the US sailors...
January 17th, 2017 1:41 am
By Dan Steinbock. Originally published at ValueWalk.
By Dan Steinbock
Recently, Chinese renminbi has depreciated substantially. In the short-term, interventions will prevail; in the longer-term, the currency will stabilize.
In the past quarter, Chinese renminbi (RMB) decreased by 4%, which is significantly faster than anticipated, due to rising tensions in foreign-exchange markets over China’s rising debt and bubbling property markets. China has managed to stabilize growth, but not without capital controls, hefty lending and decisive interventions.
Recently, the RMB soared against the US dollar. By encouraging Chinese banks to withhold funds from other banks, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) tightened liquidity in Hong Kong, which led the overnight lending market to surge from 17% to 61% in 2 days – which, in turn, cause...
January 17th, 2017 12:16 am
Courtesy of Mish
On the “duh” side of non-revelations, Bank of England says Rates Could Rise or Fall.
That actually made headline news on the BBC. There was one curious detail.
The next move in UK interest rates could be up or down, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has again warned.
At present, UK households appeared to be “entirely looking through Brexit-related uncertainties”, he said in a speech at the London School of Economics.
However, the country was “entering a period of somewhat higher consumer price inflation”, he added....
January 16th, 2017 11:49 pm
Financial Markets and Economy
Oil prices settled up on Monday, as Saudi Arabia's commitments to reducing production offset a report forecasting U.S. output would again rise this year.
Italy will be the next big problem in Europe (Business Insider)
As a new year begins, we look at a key forecast that will bridge 2016 and 2017: the Italian banking crisis. In Geopolitical Futures’ 2016 forecast, we said ...
January 15th, 2017 11:28 pm
Reminder: OpTrader is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.
This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).
We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options.
Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.
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January 15th, 2017 9:07 pm
Courtesy of Blain.The week that was…
Bullish action continues as the market alternates between periods of rallying with periods of quiet consolidation. This past week was a period of the latter. It was a relatively quiet week other than a bit of a selloff right at the open Thursday. Friday we saw some of the major U.S. banks report. There were a lot of Federal Reserve speakers trotted out – but markets are in more of a Trump Trance right now so most of it was ignored. Still no close on the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 20K, although that level was tickled Monday.
That said we have seen a rotation from the winners of November & December (S&P 500 + Russell 2000), into areas that lagged ...
January 14th, 2017 10:16 am
Courtesy of Zero Hedge
China's bitcoin traders who use the most popular bitcoin exchange not only in China, but also the entire world, BTCChina, were met with an unexpected warning on Friday:
Starting from January 12th, 2017, BTCChina has suspended margin loan service. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTCChina, which commands over 37% of global bitcoin trading...
... wasn't alone.
January 13th, 2017 9:12 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
Over the past 60-days, financial stocks have done well. Over the past 60-days, regional banks have been stellar performers, out producing larger banks and the broad market, by a large percentage. From a risk on stock perspective, seeing large and regional banks do well, has historically been a positive sign.
Below looks at regional bank ETF (KRE)_
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January 12th, 2017 11:00 pm
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related NFLX A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Up Ahead Of JPMorgan, Wells Fargo Earnings Apple Wants Content To Compete With Spotify...
January 12th, 2017 8:30 am
Courtesy of Nattering Naybob.Back for a brief respite, it's "in the Toilet Thursday" or "Thursday in the Loo". Our last episode The Best Thing To Happen To Pooping, Since Your Butt, laid down a historical perspective.
December 25th, 2016 8:40 pm
Brownback wants Trump to emulate what he did in Kansas because it worked so well:
By RICHARD RUBIN and WILL CONNORS
Sam Brownback, the Kansas governor whose tax cuts brought him political turmoil, recurring budget holes and sparse evidence of economic success, has a message for President-elect Donald Trump: Do what I did.
In 2013, Mr. Brownback set out to create a lean, business-friendly government in his state that other Republicans could replicate. He now faces a $350 million deficit when the Kansas legislature convenes in January and projections of a larger one in 2018. The state’s economy is flat and his party is fractured......
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.
December 5th, 2016 1:20 pm
Come join us for the Phil's Stock World's Conference in Las Vegas!
Date: Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 and Monday Feb 13, 2017.
Beginning Time: 8:00 am Sunday morning
Location: Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
Caesar's has tentatively offered us rooms for $189 on Saturday night and $129 for Sunday night. However, we have to sign the contract ASAP. We need at least 10 people to pay me via Paypal or we may lose the best rate for the rooms. (Once we are guaranteed ten attendees, I will put up instructions to call the hotel for individual rooms.)
The more people who sign up,...
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
Reminder: Harlan is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.
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...