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Week In Review – April 20

Bond Yields, Bond Yields, and More Bond Yields  The U.S. 10-year closed at its highest yield on a weekly basis since year-end 2013. A weekly close above 3.03 percent signals big trouble ahead.   The confluence of fundamentals – i.e., inflationary … Continue reading

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Sector ETF Performance – April 20

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Global Risk Monitor – April 20

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President Reagan On The ’87 Stock Market Crash

President Reagan certainly understood the nature of markets. That is they do whatever they are going to do, sometimes without a fundamental rhyme or reason.   Very different from the current occupant of the White House who seems to think every … Continue reading

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Alan Greenspan on Debt, Deficit, Tax Cuts – Bloomberg

Excellent interview.   Upshot?  Inflation cometh. Apr.18 — Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan joined Bloomberg Television for a wide-ranging discussion about U.S. debt, the current rate hike path, Europe’s new direction and his reading assignment for the Republicans. … Continue reading

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Vampire Squid Plagiarism & The 1962 Bear Market

Not that we discovered the similarities between the recent volatility shock and 1962 we certainly were the first to cite it and write it up.  Goldie cribbed our research. Only three times since 1950 has intraday volatility jumped so high … Continue reading

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JFK-Trump S&P500 Analog – It’s Showtime!

After 363 trading days since election day, the JFK and Trump S&P500 are only 1.52 percent apart regarding price performance. The Kennedy bull run peaked 274 trading days after the November 7, 1960, election rising 31.81 percent and topping on … Continue reading

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iPhone Demand Sparks New Worries For Apple | CNBC

Thought tax cuts were going to lead us to the new economic Shangri-La? Random thought:  We hear much about how the corporate tax cut has changed the game for profits.   Isn’t this just the government jumping into the financial engineering … Continue reading

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China’s Opaque Financial System And The U.S. S&L Crisis

Awesome chart on the opaque China’s Financial System from the IMF’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.    China has been a hedge fund graveyard as short positions on the country have moved sideways if not against the perps. . The … Continue reading

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