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Safe Assets In The U.S. Economy
Article By: Global Economic Intersection
Monday, December 17, 2018 12:52 PM EST
In the postwar era, financial assets in the U.S. have grown significantly. Yet, the proportion of assets that can be deemed "safe" has remained remarkably stable.
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Just In Time For The Circus
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Friday, December 14, 2018 4:35 PM EST
Globally synchronized growth is dead, that much is for certain. There wasn’t much decoupling anywhere in between.
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Everyone Hates Bitcoin, I Hate Bitcoin, So I Bought Some
Article By: Roger Nusbaum
Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:14 PM EST
The recent slide in Bitcoin has taken the price pretty far below the cost to mine it. This implies, but does not guarantee, that something has to give.
In this article: BITCOMP Also: GBTC
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When Banks Get Beat, Who Wins?
Article By: Gary Gordon
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:37 PM EST
I cannot tell you whether or not another financial crisis is around the corner. I can tell you that when banks get beat, overly aggressive risk-taking in broader stock indexes is ill-advised.
In this article: KBE, SPX, TNX, QLTA
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A Style-Based Approach To Market Meteorology
Article By: Marc Gerstein
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:59 PM EST
Where is the stock market going? Up Down? Sideways? We devote considerable time and resources to seeking answers despite the reality that few among us, if any, can give consistently reliable answers to such questions.
In this article: IWM, IWB, IWF, IWD, MTUM, USMV, XLY, XLP, VIG, DVY
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The Chandler Brothers: The Greatest Investors You’ve Never Heard Of
Article By: Macro-Ops
Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:32 PM EST
Two secretive brothers from New Zealand have perhaps THE best long-term track record in the investing world. Starting in 1986, the two turned $10 million of family money into over $5 billion in 20 years.
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All's Well That Ends Well, Right?
Article By: David Moenning
Friday, December 7, 2018 5:59 PM EST
Maybe people are getting used to the extreme volatility seen lately. I continue to have a problem with movement driven blindly by the machines.
In this article: AAPL, SPX, DJI
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The Dollar And Its Rivals
Article By: Marc Chandler
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:45 PM EST
The dollar might not be loved, but it is widely used and missed when taken away.
In this article: UUP Also: FXE, FXB, FXY, FXC, FXA, CYB
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Powell’s Hawk Loses Its Lift Even Before Oil
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Monday, December 3, 2018 4:38 PM EST
The PCE Deflator in October 2018, the latest data released last week, showed consumer prices rising on the wrong side of the 2% target again.
In this article: OILB
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Ivy League Endowments Get Failing Grades
Article By: Roger Nusbaum
Friday, November 30, 2018 7:36 PM EST
Despite all the brainpower, the Ivies' endowments returns have lagged for the last ten years. Emulating them is a bad idea.
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The Federal Punch Bowl Removal Agency
Article By: Acting Man
Friday, November 30, 2018 3:17 PM EST
In light of the recent sharp rebound, the stock market “panic window” is almost certainly closed for this year. Powell’s speech was regarded as dovish.
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Low Oil Prices: An Indication Of Major Problems Ahead?
Article By: Gail Tverberg
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:32 PM EST
Low oil prices and low prices of other commodities are signs that we truly should be concerned about. Too many people have missed this point.
In this article: OILB
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A History Of First Cuts
Article By: Kevin Muir
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 3:42 AM EST
The market is definitely torn about whether or not last week the Federal Reserve signaled a pause in their rate-tightening campaign.
In this article: SPX
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The Best Lithium Stocks: Industry Investment Analysis From Mining To Batteries
Article By: SureDividend
Monday, November 26, 2018 10:30 PM EST
Lithium is here to stay. There’s a reason that it has gained popularity, especially in the last decade. It’s a versatile metal that has afforded tremendous improvements in how we work, communicate and get around.
In this article: ALB, FMC, SQM, TSLA, PCRFY Also: LIT
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Visualizing The Bear Market In FAANG Stocks
Article By: Jeff Desjardins
Friday, November 23, 2018 1:02 PM EST
The FAANG stocks have officially slipped into a bear market, with investors blaming rising interest rates, slumping sales forecasts, possible government intervention, and bubble-like valuations as reasons for the reversal in fortune.
In this article: FB, AMZN, AAPL, NFLX, GOOGL Also: NDX, SNAP, DBX, TWTR, ADBE
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Well Known Facts Can Hurt You
Article By: Bill Smead
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:48 PM EST
A body of economic information that is pretty much known to all market participants has also likely been already acted on by almost everyone with available capital.
In this article: AXP, BAC, JPM, NVR, TGT, GOOGL, QQQ
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