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So This Is Why The "Smart Money" Was Selling The Most Stocks In History





Following the biggest (and only) market correction in years, the biggest weekly surge in the VIX ever, the second wholesale market flash crash in history coupled with the first ever limit down trade in the Nasdaq and the E-Mini, not to mention the biggest intraday bearish reversal since Lehman, it would appear that the "smart money" actually was aptly named.

 
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Hedge Fund Hotel California: Smart Money Darlings Crash Up To 42% In One Week





While the "hedge fund" hotel strategy works on the way up, when everyone makes roughly the same profits, it is on the way down when these hedge fund hotels become "Hotel California" - hedge funds can check out, and sometimes they can even leave... with massive losses. According to a Bloomberg analysis, many of these hedge fund hotel stocks, or companies where hedge funds hold a combined stake of at least 25%, suffered declines of as much as 42 percent in the recent stock market rout.

 
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Paul Craig Roberts: Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force





As asset bubbles are in the way of the Fed’s policy, a decline in stock prices removes the equity market bubble and enables the Fed to print more money and start the process up again. On the other hand, the stock market decline could indicate that the players in the market have comprehended that the stock market is an artificially inflated bubble that has no real basis. Once the psychology is destroyed, flight sets in.

 
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iCrash? AAPL Down 6% In Pre-Open, Breaks Below "No Brainer" $100 Level





Paging Carl Icahn... AAPL shares just broke below $100 in the pre-open, the lowest since late October.

 
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Sinking Under Two Years Of "Non-Stop Pain Trades"





"YTD investor performance has been plagued by “non-stop pain trades” as liquidity expectations weaken and investment horizons shorten. For example, July/August saw the S&P 500 media sector lose $100bn of market cap in 15 trading days, as well as significant losses in Asian and Emerging Market currencies following the Chinese yuan devaluation."

 
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23 Nations Around The World Where Stock Market Crashes Are Already Happening





You can stop waiting for a global financial crisis to happen.  The truth is that one is happening right now.  All over the world, stock markets are already crashing...

 
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China's Richest Traders Are Rushing To Dump Their Stocks To The Retail Masses, Just Like In The US





As it turns out it is not just in the US that the "smart money" is bailing out as fast as it can: according to Bloomberg, the wealthiest investors in China’s stock market are also scrambling for the exits. To wit: "The number of traders with more than 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) of shares in their accounts shrank by 28 percent in July, even as those with less than 100,000 yuan rose by 8 percent, according to the nation’s clearing agency. While some of the drop is explained by falling market values, CLSA Ltd. says China’s rich have taken advantage of state buying to cash out after the nation’s record-long bull market peaked in June."

 
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Gold Is "Undervalued" For 1st Time In 6 Years, BofAML Says





With hedge funds net short for the first time ever, and Commercial Hedgers are holding the lowest net short position in gold futures since the launch of the gold bull market in 2001, we thought it interesting that - for the first time since 2009, BofAML's fund managers' survey finds Gold is "undervalued."

 
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Even The Dumb Money Is Dumping Stocks Now





Late in June, BofAML noted that during the previous week "sales [of US stocks] were the largest since January 2008, led by institutional clients [whose] net sales were the largest in data history." Whether that particular bout of smart money dumping was simply an effort to get out ahead of what threatened to be a rather ugly conclusion to six months of bailout negotiations between Greece and creditors we can't say, but what we do know is that not only is the smart money (still) selling, but now even the dumb money has joined the party.

 
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Is The "Smart Money" Ready To Bet On Gold?





For the last three weeks, gold has experienced something that has never happened before - hedge funds aggregate net position has been short for the first time in history. However, as Dana Lyons notes, this week saw another 'historic' shift in gold positioning as commercial hedgers shifted to the least hedged since 2001... so the 'fast' money is chasing momentum and the 'smart' money is lifting hedges into them.

 
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Carnage At The Happiest Place On Earth - Disney Down 8% Overnight





Disney is down over 8% from post-earnings highs for its biggest drop sicne at least Oct 2014 and back at 2-month lows... The Happiest Place On Earth... isn't...

 
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7 'Saves' In 7 Months: A Market Going Nowhere Fast





Can markets be saved an eighth time, a ninth time, a tenth time this year? How about next year?

 
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Gold “Capitulation” As Down 8% In July - Smart Money Buying Dip





Investors are dumping billions of dollars worth of gold, commodities and emerging market assets in a wave of "capitulation" selling, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said today as reported by Reuters.

 
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Wall Street Prepares To Reap Billions From Another Main Street Wipe Out





"They are going to be toast. It will be one of our first levels of shorting the moment we start to see cracks, because it’s ripe with retail, emotional investors."

 
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