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Bitcoin’s Growing Price Gap Between Exchanges Creates Potential Headaches For Futures Trading

Bitcoin’s Growing Price Gap Between Exchanges Creates Potential Headaches For Futures Trading
On Thursday, as the Bitcoin price made record high after record high, spiking to somewhere between $16,000-19,500, it was one of the top stories across mainstream media outlets, never mind Reuters, Bloomberg and the FT. However, what exactly was the all-time high for Bitcoin? Because of Bitcoin's growing "price gap", it depended where you looked. But a price gap of... Read More

Deutsche Bank Explains The Five Biggest “Market Conundrums”

Deutsche Bank Explains The Five Biggest “Market Conundrums”
While pundits contemplate whether the bitcoin bubble is bigger, smaller or the same size as the dot com bubble, few are willing to admit that day to day events in the equity market are just as ridiculous, bubbly and bizarre as what takes place in the crypto realm. To address this lack of coverage, yesterday Bloomberg was nice enough to... Read More

Lessons From The GFC – Beware The Next ‘Soft Landing’ Calls

Lessons From The GFC – Beware The Next ‘Soft Landing’ Calls
Authored by Constantin Gurdgiev via Manning Financial, Recent months have seen a steady and growing flow of institutional investors', and market analysts', and researchers' warnings about the medium-term sustainability of the financial assets prices. Both, the IMF and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have documented evidence on the buildup of systemic imbalances across the financial markets, from bonds to... Read More

FOMC Signals Dovish Inflation Concerns, Warns “Sharp” Market Reversal Could Damage Economy

FOMC Signals Dovish Inflation Concerns, Warns “Sharp” Market Reversal Could Damage Economy
With a dumping dollar and collapsing yield curve since November's FOMC, all eyes are on the Minutes  for any signals of The Fed hawkishly ignoring inflation concerns but instead a few Fed officials opposed near-term hikes (on the basis of weak inflation). Furthermore, several Fed officials warned of the potential for bubbles, "in light of elevated asset valuations and low... Read More

Think Bitcoin Is A Bubble? Here’s Your Chance To Short It

Think Bitcoin Is A Bubble? Here’s Your Chance To Short It
Has the fact that the price of a single bitcoin has risen nearly eight-fold so far this year prompted you to turn bearish on the world's most valuable digital currency? Well, here’s your chance to short it.  A Swiss asset-management firm called Vontobel launched a new futures product on Friday that will make it easier for retail investors to short... Read More

Morgan Stanley: “If Central Banks Push Back, Asset Prices Face A Severe Challenge”

Morgan Stanley: “If Central Banks Push Back, Asset Prices Face A Severe Challenge”
As increasingly more analysts and Fed-watchers have suggested in recent months, the one catalyst that could send the market into a tailspin is for the Fed to get what it has so long wanted: a sudden spike in inflation. From Albert Edwards (who looks at record U.S. vacation plans as an ominous sign of rising wages), to Eric Peters (who... Read More

Electronic Gold: The Deep State’s Corrupt Threat to Human Prosperity and Freedom

Electronic Gold: The Deep State’s Corrupt Threat to Human Prosperity and Freedom
Electronic Gold: The Deep State’s Corrupt Threat to Human Prosperity and Freedom Posted with permission and written by Stewart Dougherty, Inferential Analytics       “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.” Final blog entry by Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, renowned Maltese investigative reporter who specialized in exposing state corruption; posted on 16 October 2017, one... Read More

Weekend Reading: Storm Warning

Weekend Reading: Storm Warning
Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, No, I am not talking about “Hurricane Harvey” which will likely be the first hurricane to strike the Texas coast since 2008, but rather the potential for another “debt ceiling” debacle brewing in Washington. Just recently, Goldman Sachs raised its odds for a government shutdown from 33% to 50% which was further supported by recent... Read More

T.Rowe Price Issues A Warning For Investors, Cuts Stock Allocation To Lowest Since 2000

T.Rowe Price Issues A Warning For Investors, Cuts Stock Allocation To Lowest Since 2000
One day after DoubleLine chief Jeff Gundlach told Bloomberg TV that it is time for investors to head for the exits as his highest conviction trade is "volatility is about to go up", and that he is reducing his positions in junk bonds, EM debt and other lower-quality investments on fears investor sentiment may roll over (explaining later to CNBC... Read More

The Long, Unwinding Road Of Quantitative Easing

The Long, Unwinding Road Of Quantitative Easing
Authored by Mark Burgess via Columbia Theadneedle Investments blog,  Quantitative easing has served as a life raft for many of the world’s economies. Now central banks face the prospect of moving on, but the question is: how? For investors, the implementation of quantitative easing (QE) has had many benefits, but the withdrawal of this extraordinary monetary support is likely to... Read More