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Stock Markets Need to Check into the Betty Ford Center

Posted on October 18, 2014

From The Financial Times: The interventions of the central bankers “smells of a co-ordinated attack to help boost declining sentiment”, said Adrian Miller, director of fixed-income strategy at GMP Securities. “Markets need to check into the Betty Ford Center and go into rehab, to wean themselves off this addiction to central bank support. If that […]

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No More Traders on the NYSE’s Floor

Written by Gary North on October 2, 2014

MarketWatch ran an article promising never to have another photo of traders on the New York Stock Exchange. There is a reason for this: there aren’t any. Well, there are a few. But most of them are gone. They have been replaced by algorithms. What has happened to the commodity trading pits has happened to […]

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Who Watches CNBC? Just About Nobody.

Written by Gary North on September 8, 2014

In the key demographic group that ad agencies want to target, 25-54, CNBC’s Nielsen ratings have fallen to the lowest point since 1992. CNBC’s senior management has a solution. CNBC will no longer release the data to Nielsen for daytime TV — which is when people watch financial news. That will fool the ad agencies! […]

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Individual Investors Are Steadily Abandoning Stocks — Wisely

Posted on August 6, 2014

From Zero Hedge: Of particular note to me is how investment professionals are experiencing markets. What does it mean to be a professional investor or investment advisor in the Golden Age of the Central Banker? Two observations surprised me, and I believe they’re connected. First, when I had these conversations six months ago I would […]

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The Stock Market Is a Titanic in Search of an Iceberg

Posted on August 4, 2014

by Bill Bonner What was that sound? Did you feel a little bump? Nah… don’t worry about it. Go back to your cabin and have a good sleep. Just when things were going so well! With all that GDP growth! All those new jobs! We were all set to believe that the US economy really […]

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New FED Chair => Recession

Written by Robert Murphy on July 18, 2014

As I make clear in my recent interview with Tom Woods, I think that Bernanke painted himself (and the US economy) into a corner, then handed the paintbrush over to Janet Yellen. In case I sound “paranoid,” let’s review our history: ==> Paul Volcker took over as Chair of the Fed in August 1979. A […]

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Who Is Buying American Stocks?

Written by Gary North on July 2, 2014

Is it hedge funds? Nope. They are selling. How about retirement funds?  Not this time.  They are selling. How about insurance forms? Nope. Sellers. Insiders!  They know a good thing when they see it! They do, indeed. They are net sellers. Then it must be foreigners.  Sorry. They are selling. Then who?  Corporations, mostly. They […]

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Biotech Stocks Decline, Drag Down Stock Market This Week

Posted on March 29, 2014

The U.S. stock market pared most of its gains Friday after an early morning rally following generally positive consumer spending data petered out by mid-afternoon. The Nasdaq Composite saw the worst week in 17 months, after a week-long selloff in biotechs dragged the index down. The S&P 500 ended the day 8.58 points, or 0.5%, […]

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