(Christopher Rugaber) The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world’s lending markets, this time by lending dollars to other central banks in exchange for Treasurys.
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(Zero Hedge) COVID-19 is expected to produce a global recession depression as nearly all of the world’s major economies have ground to a halt between February and March, expected to continue through April.
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(Zero Hedge) Update (2020ET): And there it is: for the first time since the financial crisis, the emini S&P future has hit the limit down band of -5%, something it failed to do even during the May 2010 flash crash.
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(Michael Snyder) We are facing a corporate debt bomb that is far, far greater than what we faced in 2008, and we are being warned that this “unexploded bomb” will “amplify everything” once the financial system starts melting down.
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(Michael Snyder) Pessimism is spreading like wildfire on Wall Street, and this is particularly true among one very important group of investors. And considering how much money they have, it may be wise to listen to what they are telling us. According to a very alarming survey that was recently conducted by UBS Wealth Management, most wealthy investors now believe that there will be a “significant” stock market decline before the end of next year. The following comes from Yahoo Finance…
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(Mac Salvo) Blackstone strategist Joseph Zidle is warning that the “mother of all bubbles” could burst if profits don’t improve. Zidle thinks there are several problems in the market right now, including the repo market woes, negative-yielding debt, global trade conflicts and collapsing manufacturing.
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(Zero Hedge) PredictIt odds of President Trump’s impeachment by the end of his first term have soared in the last 12 hours in heavy volume.
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(Michael Snyder) You can believe that we will somehow beat the odds this time if you want, but history is completely against you. One of the biggest reasons why there is so much anxiety on Wall Street right now is because of how the yield curve is behaving.
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(Michael Snyder) When economic conditions initially begin to slow down, businesses continue to order goods like they normally would but those goods don’t sell as quickly as they previously did. As a result, inventory levels begin to rise, and that is precisely what is happening right now.
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