Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

By Matthew Kerkhoff – A few years ago, TINA was everywhere … she was the life of the party. Whenever people wondered why stocks kept rising, she’d show up and people would scream, TINA! But I haven’t heard anyone mention...

Marc Chandler's picture

By Marc Chandler – The US dollar's sell-off that began before the weekend continued yesterday and is accelerating today. North Korea's provocations have added to fuel to the fire that was already burning. Coming out of Jackson Hole the consensus scenario of ECB...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

By Kurt Kallaus – There is no question that the stock market is richly valued and the economic expansion since the 2008 mortgage debt panic has endured far longer than normal cycles. Recent pessimism has arisen with major Banks and...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

By Charles Hugh Smith – Solutions abound, but they aren't one size fits all ideologies. It isn't just coincidental that ideology shares so many dynamics with addiction. Though ideology is a faith-belief dynamic rather than a chemical process, both require...

Michael Shedlock's picture

By Michael Shedlock – Ben Bernanke will join Sir Tim Berners-Lee as keynote speakers at the “Swell” cryptocurrency conference October 16-18 in Toronto. I don’t have an opinion on where Bitcoin is headed in any particular timeframe.

Robert Bernard's picture

Rob Bernard – Given the events of the last few weeks (North Korea, Charlottesville, etc.) as well as seasonality, the U.S. equity markets have moved into a correction phase. Over the last few months, the market has experienced several shallow 2%+ corrections...

Chris Puplava's picture

Chris Puplava - Based on VIX options term structure, the current market correction is matching the fear readings seen at the November 2016 and June 2016 lows. Looking at the Russell 3000, we are oversold from a technical and breadth standpoint but have yet...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

By Matthew Kerkhoff – Most averages are creeping higher today, but the last couple of weeks of volatile price action has caused some significant damage to the charts. In particular, there are concerns developing in the S&P, the small...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Subprime auto delinquencies have staked up so much that we are back at 2007 milestone levels. There’s a section of the auto-loan market — known in industry parlance as deep subprime — where delinquency rates have ticked up to...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

By Kurt Kallaus – The Global Economy began a new expansion phase in 2016 after the Oil market exited a severe 2-year recession. We have highlighted many examples of improving financial risk, new records highs in leading indicators and...

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