A growing number of investors believe that US stocks are overvalued, creating the risk of a significant bear market, according to research by Yale University market scholar Robert Shiller.
Global debt levels are dangerously high and central banks cannot keep the game going indefinitely, warns the high priest of orthodoxy
Reports that the official unemployment rate has fallen to 5.1 percent may appear to vindicate the policies of easy money, corporate bailouts, and increased government spending. However, even the mainstream media has acknowledged that the official num
Dow down 239 points yesterday -- or 1.5% -- after Japan posted its biggest one-day gain in seven years. (More below on this in today's Market Insight …)
When a digital dickweed exposes the reality "the equity markets are broken," it can be shrugged off as the rantings of a kid in his mom's basement.
But if you look around at the real world, you find something different. The actually existing monopolies that do these bad things are created not by markets but by government policy. Think of sectors like education, mail, courts, money, or municipal
Market observers have been waiting to see whether any major producers will lower production to preserve pricing.
We have been anxiously reminding investors of the drip-drip-drip increases in market-perceived credit risk for US financials for much of 2015.
Lawmakers in Washington have been sounding the alarm over the amount of student debt individuals are able to take on.
If you did not use this phrase today at least once then you are not paying attention...
Cross-Border Deflation: US Export Prices Collapse Most Since July 2009; How Damaging is Price Deflation?
Personal and household debt is at unprecedented historical levels. Many Americans are stretched many times past their limit with no hope of getting out of the black. Student loan debt is its own huge bubble, waiting to burst
...during the financial crisis of 2008. 9 of the 20 largest single day declines in stock market history happened that year, but 9 of the 20 largest single day increases in stock market history also happened that year.
There is so much confusion out there. On the days when the Dow goes down by several hundred points, lots of people pat me on the back and tell me that I "nailed" my call for the second half of this year.
Not only is there too much supply, but demand for oil has been sluggish.
Earlier today, we said that we would "keep a close eye on today's Comex update to see if JPM reverses this "adjustment" and adds at least a few more tons of deliverable gold to its vault."
Reader Tim Wallace sent in a spreadsheet on the total number of banks.
Global stock markets had a strong day of gains yesterday. Bloomberg reported that the Dow rose 390 points – or 2.4% – "on optimism over China." We're amazed.
USDA plays games with definitions to create fraudulent scare. 'Food insecure' is the new hungry.
That outcome? The financial world has been waiting with feverish anticipation for "the big day" when the Federal Reserve finally raises interest rates - a quiet move big enough to shift economic tectonic plates.
Why did we focus so much attention yesterday on a post in which the IMF confirmed what we had said since last October, namely that the BOJ's days of ravenous debt monetization are coming to a tapering end as soon as 2017 (as willing sellers simply
Most folks think when stocks are up, it's good, and when they're down, it's "volatile"-but you don't get up-a-lot markets, big moves fast, without abundant gyrations.
By late 2002, the national currency of Brazil (known as the "real") was practically in free fall.
Peter Schiff considers the U.S. Dollar may indeed trade down even if the Fed raises interest rates next week.
U.S. stocks rose, after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's second-biggest weekly retreat this year, after a late rally in Chinese stock markets led global equities higher.
Janet Yellen has the fixed-income market just where she wants it: ripe for the first increase in U.S. interest rates since 2006.
Economist Paul Krugman thinks Donald Trump's presidential campaign actually gets a few things right.
GUALFIN, Argentina - September is here. As expected, market volatility is increasing. The Great Zombie War is intensifying. And investors are getting scared.
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Nope, nothing to see here. And now that this dead cat bounce is underway, surely there will be no more commodity deflation or global economic slowdown or worldwide currency war or historically unprecedented bond bubbles to worry about, right?