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Trade Tensions Topple Markets

Trade Tensions Topple Markets Fresh from making new ALL TIME HIGHS, stock markets were jolted last Sunday by the news that the long awaited trade deal with China was in trouble.  Reportedly, certain concessions by China were withdrawn, triggering a tweet from President Trump threatening to raise Tariffs on Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. […]

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Rio Tinto (RIO) Has Dark Future

Beware the Ides of March Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques sat down with a Bloomberg reporter today and posited: “Is China slowing down today?…The answer is yes.  But it’s changing as expected.  We have no surprises whatsoever.” My first boss when I got out of school was a finance guy, all about the data and […]

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Plunging Yields Point to Rising Deflation Risk

Long Term Interest Rates Plunge to 2.9% Despite the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed) policy of slowly raising rates to “Neutral”, the Bond Market won’t cooperate.  On Thursday, yields fell to a level that, not long ago, seemed UNTHINKABLE. The Mini-Slideshow below illustrates the dramatic downward moves in 5 year, 10 year and 30 year maturities.  […]

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World Stock Exchanges and Indexes Overrun by BEARS.

US Stock Markets Valuations Exceed 40% of World Total. According to website Seeking Alpha, the valuation of the United States stock markets exceeds 40% of the entire world (https://seekingalpha.com/article/4202768-u-s-percent-world-stock-market-cap-tops-40-percent).  They compared that to the market capitalizations as they stood on the recent election day in 2018. Not surprisingly, the United States share of world equity […]

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