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Uh Oh: Europe is Starting the Old ‘Blame The Shorts’ Game

Uh Oh: Europe is Starting the Old ‘Blame The Shorts’ Game

Courtesy of Joshua M Brown, The Reformed Broker

Memo to European "Finance Ministers" or "Directors of Monies" or "Dutchesses of the Royal Treasury":

Businessman pointing finger accusingly

The absolute WORST thing you can do when you’re in trouble is blame the shorts.

I’m starting to see articles planted left and right, laden with anonymous sources, that attempt to shift the focus of the Euro sovereign debt crisis to an exposé of evil speculators.  Goldman Sachs this, George Soros that, John Paulson the other thing.

‘Blame The Shorts’ is the oldest and faultiest play in the Desperation Playbook.  Don’t believe me? Go ask ex-Lehman CEO Dick Fuld how things went after his public proclamations about "burning the shorts".  Go ask ex-SEC head Chris Cox how the financial sector fared in the immediate aftermath of his short-sale ban?

There are no puppeteers pulling the strings behind the slow-motion reckoning now rippling across European bourses – just huge, unsustainable debt loads and entitlement-suckers who refuse to view the "Account Balance" screen on their national ATM.

In short, Europe, you may be displeased with the fact that certain hedge funds and traders are seeking to profit from your misery, but they certainly cannot be said to have caused it in the first place. Consider:

  • George Soros didn’t tell the quasi state-run banks of Spain to be vigorous participants in a Florida-esque building orgy.  Nor did he tell them to conceal a great deal of their losses as unemployment rates made it obvious to the populace that there was ugliness beneath the surface.
  • Goldman Sachs didn’t ask Greece to become a union-dominated, inside-out dystopia where institutions that should be government-run were privatized while the government itself became a competitive force within the enterprise markets of many industries.

So please, blame it on the rain, blame it on Rio, blame Canada – but DON’T blame the shorts.  It never works and scares the hell out of constructive market participants whose trust and respect you are in dire need of right now. 


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STOCKS WITH HIGH SHORT INTEREST

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STOCKS WITH HIGH SHORT INTEREST

Courtesy of The Pragmatic Capitalist

As we enter earnings season you might want to make note of the companies with the highest short interest.  Nothing causes a short squeeze better than a good catalyst:

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The 20 largest ETFs have $1.556 trillion in assets. While the indexes they track are passive, their users are anything but. Over the previous twelve months, the total trading volume in these products was a whopping $11.529 trillion.

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10 Stocks To Watch For October 17, 2019

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Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

  • Wall Street expects Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $9.70 billion before the opening bell. Morgan Stanley shares rose 0.9% to $43.19 in after-hours trading.
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In The Fed, We Trust?!

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Authored by Michael Lebowitz and Jack Scott via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,

Part one of this article can be found HERE.

President Trump recently nominated Judy Shelton to fill an open seat on the Federal Reserve Board. She was recently quoted by the Washington Post as follows:

“(I) would lower rates as fast, as efficiently, and as expeditiously...



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High Times Going To Return For Pot Stocks?

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High times for pot stocks do not come to mind when looking at this 6-pack!

On average, these stocks have declined nearly 50% since recent highs.

Are pot stocks about to experience “High Times” again?

The large declines since recent highs has each of these stocks testing support at each (1).

If the pot stocks are to move higher, these key support lines need to hold.

Out of these six stocks, ABBV is reflecting relative strength to the others, as it has been moving higher off support the past 60-days.

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Review of Andrew CardWell RSI with Wyckoff price waves

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RSI measures relative strength of price action of a set period versus prior set periods. It helps review the price swings or waves, the power of each price thrust into new ground, or lack of it. Price thrust like many things relies on energy, and energy is not a constant, it has a birth, a life and a death and relative strength helps us see that cycle. 

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Digital Currencies

Zuck Delays Libra Launch Date Due To Issues "Sensitive To Society"

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Authored by William Suberg via CoinTelegraph.com,

Facebook is taking a much more careful approach to Libra than its previous projects, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed. 

“Obviously we want to move forward at some point soon [and] not have this take many years to roll out,” he said. “But ...



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Look Out Bears! Fed New QE Now Up to $165 Billion

Courtesy of Lee Adler

I have been warning for months that the Fed would need new QE to counter the impact of massive waves of Treasury supply. I thought that that would come later, rather than sooner. Sorry folks, wrong about that. The NY Fed announced another round of new TOMO (Temporary Open Market Operations) today.

In addition to the $75 billion in overnight repos that the Fed issued and has been rolling over since Tuesday, next week the Fed will issue another $90 billion. They’ll come in the form of three $30 billion, 14 day repos to be offered next week.

That brings the new Fed QE to a total of $165 billion. Even in the worst days of the financial crisis, I can’t remember the Fed ballooning its balance sheet by $165 bi...



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The Big Pharma Takeover of Medical Cannabis

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The Big Pharma Takeover of Medical Cannabis

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The Big Pharma Takeover of Medical Cannabis

As evidence of cannabis’ many benefits mounts, so does the interest from the global pharmaceutical industry, known as Big Pharma. The entrance of such behemoths will radically transform the cannabis industry—once heavily stigmatized, it is now a potentially game-changing source of growth for countless co...



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How IPOs Are Priced

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Are you ready to retire?  

For most people, the purpose of investing is to build up enough wealth to allow you to retire.  In general, that's usually enough money to reliably generate a year's worth of your average income, each year into your retirement so that that, plus you Social Security, should be enough to pay your bills without having to draw down on your principle.

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