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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Indian Government Tells Banks to Stop Telling People to Buy Gold / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013

By: Profit_Confidential

Michael Lombardi writes: India, the biggest consumer of gold bullion, is witnessing over-the-top demand—to the point where the government is trying to curb demand.

The Finance Minister of India said last week, “Banks have a role to play in dampening the enthusiasm for gold. I think the RBI [Reserve Bank of India] has advised banks that they should not sell gold coins.” He added, “I would urge all banks to please advise their branches that they should not encourage their customers to invest in or buy gold.” (Source: “P. Chidambaram hints banks likely to stop gold coin sales to curb demand,”The Indian Express, June 7, 2013.)

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Stock-Markets

Monday, June 10, 2013

Critical Financial Markets and Economic Indicators You Need to Check Every Day / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013

By: Money_Morning

Greg Madison writes: Everyone has a different opinion on how best to take the measure of the markets and the economy at large.

Hairs standing up on end, a knee that aches with the weather, tea leaves, earnings estimates, the Hindenburg Omen - it seems like all of these are significant in some way at one time or another.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, June 10, 2013

Why the Markets Really Loved the Bad U.S. Jobs Report / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: When bad news is good news for stock markets you know just how convoluted the current economic environment is.

According to the May jobs report out today (Friday), the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6% in May from 7.5% in April, the first increase since the start of 2013. And, markets rallied on the news. The Dow Jones soared more than 200 points by mid-day.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, June 10, 2013

Who Really Benefits from Inflation and Why You’re Not Wealthier / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis released an interesting report analyzing the underlying fundamentals of why America’s economic growth level still remains quite anemic. The results won’t surprise many people—most American households have rebuilt only a fraction of the wealth lost during the recent recession.

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, household net worth peaked at $67.4 trillion during the fourth quarter of 2007. Household net worth then sunk to a low of $51.4 trillion in 2009, and has since rebounded to $66.1 trillion. (Source: “Annual Report 2012,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis web site, May 2013, accessed June 6, 2013.)

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Stock-Markets

Monday, June 10, 2013

Stock Market Index Trend, Facts, Rules Equals Successful Results / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Michael_Noonan

Markets provide an opportunity to grow one's capital, and create a return on capital, in addition to a return of capital, its preservation being the benchmark to ensure it remains fully intact. Is there a magical formula for success in the markets? No. However, there is a realistic approach to increase the odds of consistent returns while keeping exposure to risk at an acceptable level.

The S&P used to be our mainstay market concentration, but we stepped away from that market when central planners took over, starting with POMO, [Permanent Open Market Operations], conducted by the privately owned Federal Reserve. With fiat being pumped into the markets on an ongoing basis, it was a fatal blow to free market operations, where supply and demand were the true measures of value. Now, [then], there was only an artificial demand that took quarrel with any attempts by supply to alter the Fed's upward trajectory.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, June 10, 2013

Stock Market Rally in an Intermediate Downtrend / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Andre_Gratian

Current Position of the Market

SPX: Very Long-term trend - The very-long-term cycles are in their down phases, and if they make their lows when expected (after this bull market is over), there will be another steep decline into late 2014. However, the severe correction of 2007-2009 may have curtailed the full downward pressure potential of the 40-yr and 120-yr cycles.

Intermediate trend - SPX continues to progress according to its structure. An intermediate reversal is on the way.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Big Brother Is Watching! Worlds Bond Markets Could Seize Up / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013

By: Robert_M_Williams

“In life we all have an unspeakable secret, and unreachable dream, an irreversible regret, and an unforgettable love.”  Diego Marchi

A month ago we learned that the FBI was bugging the phones in the cloakrooms of Congress and listening to personal conversations of reporters and politicians. Then two weeks ago we read that the IRS was using their power against Obama’s political opponents. So I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecom providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its system, both within the US and between the US and other countries.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Stock Market Support Holds...For Now... / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Jack_Steiman

The markets sold hard for a couple of weeks and when they hit the 50-day exponential moving averages on the key index daily charts they found a way to bounce which is not a great shock since some short-term charts got oversold. The combination of those 50-day tests and oversold sixty minute charts gave us a nice bounce. The real question on everyone's mind is whether the market has seen the lows from this correction or whether there's more to come once this bounce is over. There are a few ways to look at it. It's possible that the market will just whipsaw about for some weeks as the MACD's try to improve their current position.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Positive End to a Volatile Stock Market Week / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: PhilStockWorld

Courtesy of Doug Short: The S&P 500 closed an exceptionally volatile week with a gain of 0.78%, thanks to the Friday gain of 1.28%. Today’s employment report for May was a perfect signal to the bulls: Nonfarm employment met or slightly beat expectations, so that key economic indicator is still in the green, but the unemployment rate ticked up ever so slightly from 7.51% to 7.56%. And since we round to a single decimal, it registered as a full tenth higher at 7.6%. Why the uptick? Labor force participation grew faster (up 420K) than the new jobs (175K). That uptick suggests that the Fed won’t be tapering QE in the near term, and it was that fear of tapering that created the high volatility this week.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, June 08, 2013

How to Protect Your Cash in Times of Crisis / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Don_Miller

The large depositors at Cypriot banks are shouldering a heavy burden. You’ll recall what happened back in March when the Eurozone financial wizards forced average citizens to participate in what was called a “bail-in.” It seems downright unfair for depositors with more than 100,000 euros to suffer a levy on up to 60% of their deposits. That’s about $140,000, give or take, at current exchange rates. And if you’re a retiree, having the government swipe $84,000 from your $140,000 account just to bail out feckless bankers is a pretty big deal

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Stock-Markets

Friday, June 07, 2013

This Weeks Stock Market Reversals Explained / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Chris_Vermeulen

This week has played out perfectly thus far. The expected volatility of intraday price swings and lower prices for stocks has happened. The Vix has collapsed the 15% which I mentioned would happen just 2 days ago and money is flowing out of precious metals and miners today in a big way as that risk off money is now moving into Risk-On Stocks.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, June 07, 2013

Don't Ignore the Hindenburg Stock Market Crash Omen / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Money_Morning

David Zeiler writes: The Hindenburg Omen-a harbinger of stock market crashes-eerily appeared again last week...and the Dow Jones promptly dropped 205 points. But its appearance brought mostly scorn from the mainstream financial media.

Here are just a few of the headlines from the past week:

"Hindenburg Omen is Just Hot Air"

"Why 'Hindenburg Omen' Is Just a Superstition"

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Stock-Markets

Friday, June 07, 2013

Why a Eurozone Break-Up Could Happen / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: DailyGainsLetter

Moe Zulfiqar writes: The eurozone crisis has been haunting the global economy for a while.

Countries in the common currency region are deteriorating very quickly. Look at the Spanish economy, for example: in the first quarter of 2013, it contracted 0.5% after continuing its slide from the last quarter of 2012, when it declined 0.8%. The Spanish economy, the fourth-biggest in the eurozone, has been contracting for seven successive quarters. (Source: “Austerity chokes off Spanish economy,” Deutsche Welle, May 30, 2013.)

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Stock-Markets

Friday, June 07, 2013

Stock Market Going the Wrong Way for the Bulls / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

SPX broke its 50-day moving average at 1605.00 a short while ago. It is now retesting its 50-day and may rise above it to the hourly Cycle Bottom at 1613.00. The SPX now has permission to Flash Crash once it loses its grip on the 50-day.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, June 06, 2013

When Stocks Tank / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Investment_U

Mark Skousen writes: On May 28, 1962 – 51 years ago – Wall Street suffered a mini-crash. The New York Stock Exchange average had its biggest one-day drop in over 35 years. The next day the newspapers reported:

BLACK MONDAY PANIC ON WALL STREET
INVESTORS LOSE BILLIONS AS MARKET BREAKS
NATION FEARS NEW 1929 DEBACLE

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Stock Market Margin Buying Surpasses 2007 Danger Levels – Another Crash Coming? / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Money_Morning

Gary Gately writes: There's nothing like buying securities with money you don't have - or, more precisely, with borrowed money from your broker, with your investments as collateral.

It's called buying on margin, and it's soaring as the market continues its tear and speculative investors seek a piece of the action. As your stocks appreciate you can borrow even more. A market rally lets you expand your portfolio by piling on more debt.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Investors Beware: Underlying Weakness in Stock Market / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: InvestmentContrarian

George Leong writes: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is down 2.3% from its record-high on May 28, but just like the S&P 500, the DJIA appears to be flashing some fatigue on the charts, suggesting some stock market risk and possible market correction.

Now, this may only be a temporary pause, or it could be foreshadowing some upcoming selling, stock market risk, or a potential buying opportunity.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Stock Market Correcting Harder..... / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Jack_Steiman

The market is finally feeling the wrath of the correction. Emotions are flying high. People are confused and angry. That's when you know the market has begun to sell with some force. When people hate the game or anyone they depend on when playing the game, you know the selling has truly begun. It's easy to be happy when markets are climbing, but it's not so easy when it finally sells 5-8%. You hope people have taken the warnings about the difficulty of sustainable upside seriously and weren't playing too inappropriately, but the game does beg for action since in reality, it's nothing more than a big casino in many ways. The lure of playing is always there. There's no one to stop you. You're free to do whatever you want at all times. The house isn't watching. You are there for six and a half hours if you don't include pre- and post-market action and you have the freedom to do whatever you want.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

What Happens When the Stock Market Loses Life Support? / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013

By: Graham_Summers

Stocks are on borrowed time.

The single item that has driven stock prices over the last four plus years (since the 2008 Crash) has been the Fed’s expansion of its balance sheet. David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff, depicted this fact beautifully in the chart below:

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

A Summer Stock Market Crash Scenario / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Clif_Droke

Despite the recent weakness, the broad market has displayed a fair amount of resilience in the face of rising interest rates and falling commodity prices. The charts even leave us with some hope that there will be one more rally to new highs in the coming weeks. But a growing list of problems also suggests the market could be setting up for a repeat of the 1998 mini-crash later this summer.

There are several parallels between now and the spring and summer of 1998 which led to the July-October decline. The year 1998 was an exceptionally strong one for U.S. equities for the first half of the year; that year also witnessed a strengthening domestic economy. Like this year, however, 1998 saw trouble begin overseas with global weakness reflected by falling commodity prices.

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