Posts Tagged ‘market’

Global Market Rally Grinds To A Halt As US-China D-Day Looms

US futures and European stocks slumped, as did global treasury yields and the dollar, as traders shrugged off unexpectedly strong trade data from Germany instead focusing on the latest disappointing trade data from China ahead of an action-packed week that includes U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank meetings and a UK election. Markets had […]

Israel’s plan to build new settlement atop Hebron market evokes painful memories for residents

A new Israeli settlement will be built in the heart of the flashpoint city of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, joining a long list of notoriously violent settlements in the area. Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennet, of the ultra nationalist “New Right” party, said on Sunday that a new settlement would be built on […]

What’s Behind The Relentless Market Melt-Up: Dealers Choking On "Gamma" As Meltup Becomes Reason For Meltup

A few days ago we showed how a gamma-gravity “castle” has been erected by dealers at the 3,100 and 3,150 strikes, where total notional for SPX and SPY strikes had reached a whopping $8 billion, making it virtually impossible for stocks to escape this 50 points “gravitational” range. Source: Now, in a testament to the […]

World’s Largest Hedge Fund Bets $1.5 Billion That The Stock Market Will Crash By March 2020 (Updated)

By Tyler Durden Update: After sparking much apocalyptic speculation following the previously reported WSJ article according to which Bridgewater has a $1.5 billion short position on the S&P which implies a sharp market drop before March 2020, the fund’s founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CIO has come out refuting the WSJ article. In a LinkedIn post published […]

World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Bets $1.5 Billion That Market Will Crash By March

At the beginning of 2018, Ray Dalio said during one of his annual speeches at Davos that investors would feel “pretty stupid” if they were holding cash. Over the following 11 months, one of the biggest market blowups since the crisis left US stocks in the red for the year. But somehow, Bridgewater emerged as […]

World’s Ultra-Rich Preparing For Market Crash, UBS Warns

By Tyler Durden A synchronized global slowdown, with no end in sight, has spooked some of the wealthiest investors around the world, according to a new survey from UBS Wealth Management, seen by Bloomberg. UBS polled wealthy investors, who are preparing for a significant stock market correction by the end of next year. In the survey […]

Debt Market Bubble’s Bursting – The ‘CLO Sausage Factory’ Is Stalling

Excerpted from Bill Blain’s Morning Porridge commentary, I’m intrigued by recent moves in CLOs – Collateralised Loan Obligations. They have been one of the strongest performing sectors of the bond markets for many years. Smart investors realised pooled corporate credit investments spread the risk across a wide range of borrowers, and following the 2008 Global […]

Blain: "When There Is Too Much Cash The Market Will Remain Irrational For Longer"

Blain’s Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain of Shard Capital “Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well. He rained us with bullets and showered us with shell. In five minutes flat he’d blown us all to hell. . ” Last week stock markets staged a spectacular rally off the back of the “improved” […]

The rise of ‘Seaganism’: As another diet fad enters the market so does food propaganda

It seems every month a new diet is preached to us on television and in glossy magazines; the latest fad to get us all thinner and fitter while saving the world. The list is getting long. We now have lacto-vegetarians, flexitarians, keto diets, ovo-vegetarians, fruitarians, paleo lovers, freegans, vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and many others. Exhausting. […]

Trump Administration Puts The Brakes On The $100 Million Market In Baby Parts

Today the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it was terminating some grants and contracts that relied upon tissue from babies killed in utero via elective abortion and that other projects using fetal tissue would be reevaluated. The Trump administration announced Wednesday that the federal government would sharply curtail federal spending on medical research that […]

Most "black market" guns in America are purchased legally across state lines

States’ rights are one of the greatest impediments to reducing gun violence in the United States. This was something I noticed when I chronicled the journey of getting my gun license in Boston. It’s also all-but-confirmed by the recent release of the ATF’s gun tracking data. From The Trace: […]

Is It Time For The Market To Start Discounting A Hard Left Turn?

Via Global Macro Monitor, Last week was a very bad week for President Trump and may, in hindsight, be the tipping point of his presidency and the Republican Party.   We list and explain the four political bombshells that exploded, which we believe will work its way through the American political system and eventually adversely impact […]

Trader Warns "Market Dysfunction Will Ultimately Have Its Limits"

Global policy uncertainty has never been higher… Source: Bloomberg And the world is erupting in mass protests: Chile, Ecuador, Lebanon, Barcelona, France, London, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Iraq, Guinea, Bolivia, Algeria, Haiti, Egypt, Pakistan, Brazil, Sudan, and today, Azerbaijan. Both of which are among the reasons why former fund manager and FX trader Richard Breslow […]

Repo Market Liquidity Unexpectedly Deteriorates As Funding Shortage Surges 35%

While the market has by now fully priced in that the Fed will resume “NOT A QE”, i.e. POMOs, i.e., BS-expanding Treasury Purchases as soon as the October FOMC (but more likely November), with Bank of America writing today that the Fed needs a “bazooka of asset purchases,” estimating that the central bank needs to […]

Coddled By Monetary Manias – A Millennial’s Myopic View Of The Market

Authored by Michael Lebowitz and Jack Scott via, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Current investors must be at least 60 years old to have been of working age during a sustained bond bear market. The vast majority of investment professionals have only worked in an […]

Market’s "$1.6 Trillion Time Bomb" Claims Another Victim As Arrowgrass Writes Down Illiquid Investment By 70%

First it was the shocking junk bond fiasco at Third Avenue which led to a premature end for the asset manager, then the three largest UK property funds suddenly froze over $12 billion in assets in the aftermath of the Brexit vote; two years later the Swiss multi-billion fund manager GAM blocked redemptions, followed by […]

"So Many Risk Factors And Uncertainties:" Global IPO Market Plunges As Volatility Soars 

New data from Dealogic, first reported by the Financial Times, shows the global initial public offerings (IPO) market is imploding as a synchronized global slowdown gains momentum.  Nearly 845 companies listed their shares via IPOs globally so far this year, that’s a 25% decline versus the same period in 2018 and the lowest level since 2016.  […]

Cooperman: If Warren Wins They Won’t Open The Stock Market

Hedge fund legend Leon Cooperman officially retired from the hedge fund business late last year, but he’s still a welcome presence at CNBC’s “Delivering Alpha” conference, where he sat for an interview with noontime anchor Scott Wapner. During the interview, Cooperman shared his views on trade, interest rates and American politics, most notably how the […]

Colt Announces End Of AR-15 Production For Civilian Market

The Associated Press reports that famous American gun maker Colt is suspending production of the popular AR-15 and possibly other assault style rifles for the civilian market.  The monumental announcement Thursday could likely ripple across the industry after a summer of multiple tragic mass killings, as well as almost yearly school shootings, many involving assault […]

"So Much For Infinity QE": Draghi Fumbles As Market Realizes ECB Can Only Do QE For 12 Months

While on the surface today’s ECB announcement was underwhelming, with both the size of the rate cut (-0.10%) and the amount of QE (€20BN), coming in well below what was already priced in, the biggest saving grace in Mario Draghi’s “swan song” conference was that the newly restarted QE would be, in the words of […]

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