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Fundamental Analysis Of The Oil Market

Introduction There are a lot of cross currents in the oil market right now with slowing growth in China and the United States from a Trade War, a prolonged government shutdown, Venezuela turmoil, and record domestic oil production in the United States. It should be no surprise that investors are...

The Fourth Quarter Market Meltdown Explained

Correlated Chaos The financial markets these days are highly leveraged, especially with loose monetary policy of the last decade providing ample credit for one sided risk taking. Add in the fact that financial markets have become highly correlated with computer driven algos preprogrammed to do x if y occurs. And...

Tesla Soars on Elon Musk $420 Target Tweet

By EconMatters August 7, 2018 Free-Photos / Pixabay Elon Musk taught every CEO a dangerous lesson today.  Musk, CEO of Tesla, tweeted today that "am considering taking Tesla private at $420, funding secured". Tesla stock prior close was around $342.  After his tweet, Tesla stock shot up almost 11% to close at $379.57 today...

Pigs Never Get Slaughtered On Wall Street

Facebook Legal Troubles Far From Over  On Friday Facebook hit an all time high of over $203 a share, and all it took to run up the stock 5% or $11 in two days was an analyst upgrade, but that is what you get in bubble stocks in a bubble...

Why Trump Should Release The SPR Oil Reserves

By EconMatters kristinakasp / Pixabay The speculators are at it again in the oil market, pushing up prices beyond the fundamentals. Sure the market is tighter than it was two years ago, but one look at gasoline inventories tells you there are more than ample petroleum supplies. In fact we have...

FAANG Bubble Statistics

Everyone has piled into the same trade for long enough that we have an acronym for this herd mentality in FANG, then expanded to FAANG, and other derivatives to include hot stocks like Microsoft and Nvidia. The lack of imagination on behalf of investors, that they think these are...

Tech Bubble 2.0

Microsoft`s recent purchase of GitHub for for 7.5 Billion in stock tells us a couple of things about financial markets right now. Namely, the number being discussed for GitHub was around 3 Billion, and Microsoft overpaid by 4.5 Billion. But did they, as Microsoft which is sitting at $102...

The Most Overcrowded Bubble Market Trade

This is the bubble of all bubble trades going on in financial markets and it is probably just about as good as it is going to get right now with a rate hike coming in two weeks. The Federal Reserve has been pretty dovish as the prior month`s economic...

Warren Buffett: The Technology Investor

When it comes to stock picking I question what is going through Warren Buffett`s mind lately. First it was his stake in IBM, just a dreadful company, setting records for quarterly revenue declines, and bringing up the rear in the cloud space, and desperately trying to be cutting edge...

The Last Straw Of “Shadow” National Debt

America is truly a debt nation.  Our national debt is now $21 trillion on course to approach $29 trillion by the end of the next decade with more than $1 trillion in annual deficits according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  Debt held by the public will be driven...

Corporate America vs. Margin Call, The Movie

If you have watched the movie Margin Call, you should remember the scene where Stanley Tucci's character gets a knock on door by an HR woman and brought into a conference room in front of the entire floor.  Employees on the floor are all looking on and know exactly...

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