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Axiom: "Red Flags" Suggest China Credit Event Is "Closer Than It Appears"

The more recent red flags are among the most profound we’ve seen in years – in short, we agree with fresh observations made by some of the world’s most famous iron ore bears. Thus, while it is nearly impossible to pinpoint exactly when the credit bubble will definitively pop in China, a number of recent events, in our view, suggest the threat level is currently at red/severe

Jobless Claims Crash To Multi-Decade Lows

Continuing Jobless Claims plunged to 1.962mm last week - the lowest since April 2000 (right before the Nasdaq started to collapse and the US fell into recession). While ISM surveys show employment tumbling (and ADP was weak), initial jobless claims for the last week also collapsed back near its lowest levels since 1973.

Pondering The Real Perils Of Risk Parity Portfolios

Following Paul Tudor Jones "terrifying" stock market comments last week, we explain why Jones might be wrong, not about risk parity causing a market dislocation, but instead the market in which risk parity will cause problems.

The Volatility Collapse: How Long Can This Last?

Volatility is ultimately the mathematical measurement of human emotion on stock prices.  Emotions are by their nature unpredictable, which makes the VIX equally inscrutable. All we know is that human emotions still exist, and therefore volatility will return.

Global Stocks Dip On Poor US Auto Sales, Apple Miss; Fed Decision On Deck

European, Asian stocks and S&P futures all fall as investors digested poor overnight news on Apple earnings and U.S. car sales, while the dollar rose in muted trading as investors contemplated chances of another rate hike next month ahead of today's Federal Reserve statement.

Global Stocks Hit All Time High As Fed Meeting Begins

With the Fed set to begin its latest 2-day meeting, S&P futures are little changed with European and Asian stocks higher after the VIX dropped to a 10 year low and the Nasdaq rose to record highs, sending the MSCI All-Country Index back to all time highs, as global markets reopen after holiday with investors focusing on stronger corporate earnings, while ignoring weaker than expected "hard" economic data and geopolitical concerns.

With Apple Raking In $3.6 Million In Cash Every Hour, Traders Ask When Will It Start Spending

As of December, Apple had $246 billion total cash, cash equivalents, and securities, most of which is held offshore. Apple’s results tomorrow will show the company doubled its cash in just over 4½ years, and in the last three months of 2016, it racked up cash at a rate of about $3.6 million an hour. Traders are now asking when will Apple start spending.