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DeMark Sees 14% China Drop as Stocks Mirror 1929 U.S. Crash

Posted by George Freund on July 28, 2015 at 3:35 PM

by Ye Xie

July 27, 2015 — 7:21 PM EDTUpdated on July 28, 2015 — 10:16 AM EDT

Chinese stocks will decline by about 14 percent over the next three weeks as the market demonstrates a trading pattern that mirrors the U.S. crash in 1929, according to Tom DeMark, who predicted the bottom of the Shanghai Composite Index in 2013.

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Now Is The Time - Fear Rises As Financial Markets All Over The Planet Start To Crash

Posted by George Freund on July 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM

By Michael Snyder, on July 27th, 2015


Can you feel the panic in the air? CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100. The closer it is to zero, the higher the level of fear. Last Monday, the index was sitting at a reading of 36. As I write this article, it has fallen to 7...

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Acrid Smell of Burned Fingers Wafts through the Bond Market

Posted by George Freund on July 27, 2015 at 11:20 AM

by Wolf Richter July 26, 2015


Commodities had once again an ugly week. Copper hit the lowest level since June 2009. Gold dropped below $1,100 an ounce. Other metals dropped too. Agricultural commodities fell; corn plunged nearly 7% for the week. Crude oil swooned, with West Texas Intermediate dropping nearly 7% to $47.97 a barrel, a true debacle for energy junk-bond investors.

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What the Heck Just Happened in the Global Markets?

Posted by George Freund on July 27, 2015 at 10:55 AM


by Wolf Richter July 25, 2015

It was the kind of day that shouldn’t have happened. Somebody dropped the ball at CNBC, or something.

Thursday evening, after three morose days in US stock markets, Amazon came out and said it made a profit! OK, a teeny-weeny profit of $92 million, a barely perceptible 0.4% of sales,...

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UBS's Puerto Rico Bond Funds Implode, 'Collateral Value' Drops to Zero, Investors Screwed

Posted by George Freund on July 24, 2015 at 11:10 AM



by Wolf Richter July 24, 2015


“We believe that the probability of default is approaching 100 percent, and that losses given default are substantial,” Moody’s wrote on Wednesday about Puerto Rico’s $72 billion in bonds that were stuffed into numerous conservative-sounding bond funds spread across America̵...

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Commodities Collapsed Just Before The Last Stock Market Crash - So Guess What Is Happening Right Now?

Posted by George Freund on July 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM

By Michael Snyder, on July 22nd, 2015

If we were going to see a stock market crash in the United States in the fall of 2015 (to use a hypothetical example), we would expect to see commodity prices begin to crash a few months ahead of time. This is precisely what happened just before ...

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4 Things That Are Happening Today That Indicate That A Deflationary Financial Collapse Is Imminent

Posted by George Freund on July 23, 2015 at 3:20 PM

By Michael Snyder, on July 20th, 2015

When financial markets crash, they do not do so in a vacuum. There are always patterns, signs and indicators that tell us that something is about to happen. In this article, I am going to share with you four patterns that are happening right now that also happened just prior to the great financial crisis o...

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World Trade Drops Most Since Financial Crisis

Posted by George Freund on July 23, 2015 at 8:20 AM


by Wolf Richter • July 22, 2015


Maybe we shouldn’t take our daily corporate samples too seriously. Maybe they don’t adequately represent the global economy. So IBM’s revenues last quarter plunged 13% from a year ago. It blamed China and the dollar, among other culprits. But IBM’s revenues have dropped for 13 quarters in a row. It’s a normal IBM condit...

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ECB Hits Small Banks, Makes City of London, Wall Street Salivate

Posted by George Freund on July 22, 2015 at 10:55 AM

by Don Quijones • July 18, 2015


Thanks to Europe’s Banking Union, consummated to minimal fanfare on Nov. 4, 2014, supervision of Europe’s 130 biggest banks, representing 80% of total financial assets, was passed from national authorities into the welcoming hands of the E...

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"Leveraged Loan" Time Bomb Goes Off

Posted by George Freund on July 22, 2015 at 10:35 AM

by Wolf Richter • July 17, 2015


“It’s very, very frustrating from the perspective that you don’t know how much more they know that they’re not telling you” – Standard & Poor’s Shannan Murphy aboutMillennium Health.


Millennium Health – biggest drug-testing lab in the US and biggest recipient of M...

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