Editor's Note: By now you're familiar with Michael E. Lewitt of The Credit Strategist. We love his work. Today, he has a special report on current, troubling conditions at this late stage - and a dire warning for investors who may be unprepared. Here's Michael...
"Markets are priced to perfection...
Signs of late cycle behavior and thinking are abundant...
The latest example came from BMO's strategist Brian Belski, who published a report arguing that the bull market in stocks will continue for another ten years with annual gains of 10.5%.
This is the type of report that appears at market peaks. Despite the fact that it was dressed up in statistics and produced by a respectable brokerage house, this isn't a serious piece of research; it is nonsense and anyone who takes it seriously and invests based on its conclusions deserves the losses that will follow."
The above is excerpted from a recent report I produced for my Credit Strategist readers. I wanted to share with you some of my thinking on rapidly coalescing signs that point to growing cracks in the façade of a healthy market... Full Story
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Today's Stock Market Crashers: Why GIMO and TCS Took a Dive
Gigamon stock (NYSE: GIMO) and Container Store stock (NYSE: TCS) both tumbled today (Wednesday) to earn "stock market crasher" status.Here’s what’s behind their respective drops…
These Lies Could Trigger Another Market Collapse
The public has been brainwashed about deflation.
We've been hoodwinked by central banks, governments, and the manipulators who pull the reins of those Trojan horses into believing that deflation is a deadly disease. It's not.
So, why are we browbeaten into believing that deflation is so bad?Here's the truth about deflation and how its fearmongers are really screwing us over...
Argentina Stock Market Crash Reverses After Today's Deal – for Now
Monday, a stock market crash to the tune of a 12.22% drop hit the Merval Argentina (BCBA: IAR), the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The index fell to 5,847.78 by market close on Monday – 15% from its all-time high hit just six days prior.
But today, Argentina’s stock market got relief. Stocks are up 1.14% after the country’s lawyer said it will negotiate with a group of hedge funds that are suing over $1.33 billion in bonds.The move is historic since Argentina had said it would never negotiate with the group – but, after what happened this week, they had little choice...
Stock Market Today Strikes a New Record on These Top Stories
Stock market today, June 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank.Here are the rest of the top stories from the stock market today:
Stocks Today Break Records Again – Here's the Top News
Stocks today were all up – the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new intraday high and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit its 16th record high of the year.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, plus the top stories:
Hot Penny Stocks to Watch – From a Place You May Not Be Looking
Over-the-counter (OTC) penny stocks have been overlooked on lists of hot penny stocks to watch. That’s because OTC penny stocks mercurial investments that aren't subject to the same financial standards as stocks on the larger exchanges.That’s why we’ve broken down how OTC penny stocks work – plus highlighted five hot penny stocks to watch right now to help get you started...
Investors paying attention to the trend are drawn to the massive upside OTC stocks can generate in profits, but many are scared to pull the trigger.
Stock Market Close: Dow Up (Despite Weaker GDP) on These Top Stories
Stock market today, May 29, 2014: Today's (Thursday) stock market close finished in positive territory, despite a U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) report that was weaker than anticipated. Additionally, the Labor Department reported today that the number of initial jobless claims dropped lower by more than was expected.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
Dow: 16,698.42, +0.39%And here are the top stories in the stock market today...
S&P 500: 1,920.03, +0.54%
Nasdaq: 4,247.95, +0.54%
Dow Jones Futures Up Today Ahead of This Market News
Dow Jones futures today, May 29, 2014: Dow Jones futures pointed to a 0.07% gain ahead of open today (Thursday). This morning, the U.S. federal government announced that first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) slipped by 1% - much more than the 0.4% expected contraction.Here’s what will affect Dow Jones futures today, and other top market news…
Stock Market Today: GE-Alstom Deal News, McDonald's Dividend Hike, and More
Stock market today, May 28, 2014: The stock market today (Wednesday) ended its streak of four-straight session gains. U.S. Treasury prices surged, putting the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield at its lowest level this year on a closing basis.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
DOW: 16,634.40, -0.25%And here are the top stories from the stock market today.
S&P 500: 1,909.77, -0.11%
NASDAQ: 4,225.08, -0.28%
Stock Market News Today: Home Prices, Cyber Spying, and Poultry Profits
Stock market news today, May 27, 2014: The big stock market news today (Tuesday) was the S&P 500's climb to an intraday record. Fueling U.S. stock markets' rise were positive economic data, including growing consumer confidence, and expansion in the U.S. service sector.
Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
DOW: 16,675.50, +0.42%And here are the top stories in Tuesday’s stock market news:
S&P 500: 1,911.91, +0.60%
NASDAQ: 4,237.07, +1.22%
Stock Market Crashers: What's Behind Lifelock Inc.'s (NYSE: LOCK) Double-Digit Drop Today
Consumer security company Lifelock Inc. (NYSE: LOCK) earned "stock market crasher" status on Monday when it dropped 17.57% to $10.70 per share by close.Here’s what’s behind LOCK’s stock market crash today…
Lifelock, heavily advertised on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," provides identity theft protection services for consumers and identity risk assessment and fraud protection services for businesses. The company went public on Oct. 12, 2012, and investors had locked in gains of more than 200% through the beginning of February. Shares are still 46.17% above initial offering price, but LOCK stock is down 34.08% year to date and 51.3% since mid-February.
You Can Make Money in Stocks (Especially These Three) No Matter What Rates Do
It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens.
No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the "sell" button.
The three companies I'm going to show you today, for example, can actually benefit from rising rates.
First, let's take an "Econ 101" look at the impact interest rates can have on stocks, especially when rates start rising...Full Story
Stocks to Buy: Get the "Google of Russia" for a Bargain
When looking for the best stocks to buy, many investors avoid companies and markets that are tangled in bad news.
For many, it seems like common sense to avoid areas that keep generating negative headlines. But for shrewd investors, "bad news" can frequently generate very profitable stocks.And right now, Russian tech stocks are providing investors with discounted buy-in opportunities. This tech stock in particular has huge potential…
Stock Market Today: Wal-Mart Misses Earnings, Other Top Stories
Stock market today, May 15, 2014 The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped from record highs yesterday on concerns of rising inflation. Producer prices increased 0.6% in April, the largest increase since September 2012. Economists had predicted a rise of just 0.2%.Here’s what you need to know to make your Thursday profitable:
Dow Jones Today Dips on Inflation Fears, Plus 9 Other Top Stories
The Dow Jones today fell more than 100 points, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell as well.Here's what moved the Dow lower.