“Hiding political risk is not reflected in markets. People are not that nervous, and there are things that could go wrong, particularly when you think about all of the political risks. That adds to the argument for having gold in a portfolio.”
This is the chart that "horrifies" the CEO of the world's largest asset manager. This is the chart that has Larry Fink "seeing dark shadows in the market." Given the average investor's mainstream-media-trained hive-mind, we suspect some will be surprised by his choice...
More debt and less discipline is not the solution to a pre-existing condition characterized by the same. The price tag for failing to acknowledge and address that reality rises exponentially over time.
An unexpectedly bearish BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink said the U.S. economy is in the midst of a slowdown and financial markets could see a significant setback. "I see a lot of dark shadows," he said at an event hosted by Yahoo. "The markets are probably ahead of themselves."
Donald Trump, the man who positioned himself as the common man's shield against Wall Street, signed a series of orders today calling for reviews or rollbacks of financial regulations. He did so after meeting with some friendly helpers...
President Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis, signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the regulatory system put in place in 2010. Trump also will halt another of Obama’s regulations known as the "fiduciary rule", hated by the financial industry, that requires advisers on retirement accounts to work in the best interests of their clients.
European bonds fell and stocks rose led by banks and retailers as surging inflation data prompted investors to switch into reflationary assets even as speculation about ECB tapering has returned. Asian stocks and US equity futures declined. The Yen and gold advanced after Trump’s firing of the U.S. acting attorney general added to concern over the unpredictability of decisions in the new administration.
European shares rose as Fiat rebounded on hopes concerns about parallel to Volkswagen are overblown, Asian stocks were little as Chinese shares fell to the lowest level of 2017 after poor export data, and U.S. equity-index futures rose ahead of a deluge of bank earnings. The dollar is headed for a weekly loss and gold trades at the highest price in almost two months.
BlackRock’s quant hedge-fund strategies were on track for losses in 2016, according to a monthly client update sent out in late December, and according to Bloomberg, of the five included, four were set for their worst returns on record.