• Tim Knight from...
    02/07/2016 - 10:01
    The bottom line is that Apple lost its founder, its leader, its passion, and its way. Get used to a double-digit stock. It's got much lower to go.

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Jimmy Carter: "Legal Bribery" Is Prevailing In The US Political System

Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter has taken aim at the “erroneous” Supreme Court ruling that “gives legal bribery a chance to prevail.”


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Trump Drops 9 Points In National Poll After Losing In Iowa As Rubio Rises, Cruz Steady

Perhaps it was the publicity stunt Trump pulled last Thursday when he skipped the final debate before the caucus in order to hold his own, competing event right up the street, or perhaps some voters lost their nerve at the last minute, but whatever the case, the man who “hates losers” lost in Iowa this week and it's cost him in the national polls.


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The Golden Age

Some people say that gold is dead. They point to deflationary pressures and a bear market that started back in September of 2011. The bulls have been wrong for years; however, that may be about to change…


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World's Biggest Containership "Hard Aground" As Baltic Dry Crashes Below 300 For First Time Ever

Before this year the lowest level The Baltic Dry Index had reached was 556 in August of 1986 and the highest was in June 2008 at a stunning 11,612. Today saw the freight index hit a new milestone however, crashing through the 300 barrier for the first time ever - at 298, this is almost 50% below the previous record low. But it's not just commodities and the Baltic Dry that stalled, as gCaptain reports, one of the world’s biggest containerships is hard aground in Germany’s Elbe River leading to the port of Hamburg.


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Welcome To The Recovery: 1 In 7 Americans (45.5 Million) Remain On Food Stamps

More than six years into Dear Leader’s glorious economic recovery, 45.5 million Americans, or one in seven, remain on food stamps. We'd say that’s a problem, but we don’t want to be accused of “peddling economic fiction.”


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Will Tomorrow's Payrolls Print A Zero?

Crazy, right? Perhaps not. For the first time since the financial crisis credit conditions have tightened for two consecutive quarters, something which have never happened without preceding a recession. That's all well and good, however, most problematic is its extremely tight correlation to nonfarm payrolls through the cycle... and that is flashing the 'reddest' since 2009.


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Mass Layoffs To Return With A Vengeance

Remember the mass layoffs of 2008-2009? The US economy shed millions of jobs quickly and relentlessly, as companies died and the rest fought for survival. Then the Fed and the US government flooded the banks and the corporate sector with bailouts and handouts. The nightmare of 2008 soon became a golden era of 'recovery'. Well, 2016 is showing us that that era is over. And as stock prices cease to rise, and in fact fall within many industries, layoffs are beginning to make a return as companies jettison costs in attempt to reduce losses.


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More "P"onzi-2-"P"onzi Blowups "Just A Matter Of Time" In China, Experts Warn

With some 1,000 of the 3,600 P2P sites operating in China deemed "problematic", it's not a matter of if we see another Ezubo, but rather a matter of when

"The harm is obvious. It's going to damage financial reforms, cause social unrest and destabilize the regime to some extent."


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Have Stocks Priced In A Recession? (Spolier Alert: Not Even Close)

"Based on current valuations, the prices of most stocks don’t appear to have factored in a recession scenario, ‘hence the downside should we see a recession could be rather severe',... the shares of most companies could still fall another 50% or more from current levels."


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LinkedIn Crashes To 18-Month Lows After Slashing Guidance

Bloodbathery.. it seems at full employment no one needs a new job... or wants to hire? LNKD is downover 20% in the after-hours following a drastic guidance cut. This crashes the stock to its lowest since July 2014...


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Saudi Arabia "Ready To Send Ground Troops To Syria"

Proxy war no more. Saudi Arabia and Iran are set to have troops fighting in the same country.


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The Latest Hedge Fund Casualty: Standard Pacific Capital Is Liquidating

"After 21 rewarding years, Standard Pacific Capital has decided to return capital to investors across all of our strategies," the letter said. "It has recently become clear to both of us that sometimes there is a logical conclusion to even a good thing. We decided that now is that time for Standard Pacific."


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