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Markets returned to normal yesterday as worries over military conflict in Ukraine began to subside...and by “normal” I mean the “new normal” of record S&P highs, increasingly unrealistic P/E ratios, and artificially suppressed precious metals prices. The rally was led by the NASDAQ, up 1.7%, followed by the S&P up 1.3% and the DJIA up 1.2%. As a result, USDJPY was pulled back up to 102 as investors took advantage of the yen carry trade to finance their stock purchases.
This comes after a brief dip on Monday saw markets worldwide pull back on news that Russia had granted authorization to deploy troops in Ukraine for the “protection of Russian citizens” in the country. The pullback saw the S&P edge off the record high it reached on Friday, with Russian stocks suffering their biggest decline in 5 years and the MSCI All-Country World Index showing markets around the globe down by as much as 1.3%.
A statement by Putin on Tuesday was read by the markets as a detente (despite the fact that the Russian Navy afterward blocked off...
Putin has been busy trashing his country’s reputation after a successful winter Olympics. In the last few hours, Putin now claims he is not there to wage war in the Ukraine, despite rushing to seize strategic Russian assets in the region.
Once most Americans believed the national economy was depressed, it became extremely difficult for government to overcome that belief and cause an economic recovery. Some people think the Great Depression would’ve lasted 5 to 10 years longer if WWII hadn’t begun and forced a dramatic change in public sentiment.
Right now, the Bitcoin community is going collectively insane trying to figure out what this all means. In one sense, this is about Mt. Gox and only directly impacts users who relied on that particular exchange.
James Corbett has four countries you should watch for in 2014. No doubt because you are going to be hearing more about them in the news and elsewhere. Countries that may not be in open revolt right now, but are likely the next up for real settling of accounts for actions, and who will likely be in some turmoil.
This is a useful analogy to understand what the Fed, the BoJ, the BoE, the ECB, and just about every other major central bank on the planet is engaged in right now with their various easing and lending programs.
Why is the Fed tapering when virtually everyone with a functioning brain cell knows the economy is just barely limping by? Why is the Fed saying they’ll need to see poor data to end tapering, when we’ve had gobs of bad data and they’re explaining it away?
It was merely a joke, of course, delivered with the President's trademark ear-to-ear grin, but the sentiment no doubt reveals more truth about his mentality than he intended.
Why are bankers thowing themselves from windows now? By itself, any one of these deaths would have been ghastly enough. But taken together, this string of suicides brings with it a slew of worrying implications.
All of the news in recent days has been either worrying or harrowing. First there was the story of the banker suicides, with three influential banking executives ending up dead in the span of one week. We've seen equities markets across the board in freefall, with the Dow falling by triple figures on a daily basis and indexes around the world following suit.
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