Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tag: Equity Market

HSBC: There’s Now a Very High Chance of a Severe Fall In U.S. Stocks

The technicals don't look good. Yesterday's big stocks drop may have just been the beginning. Or so says HSBC Holdings Plc technical analyst Murray Gunn. In a new note, Gunn says he is now on alert for a big dip in U.S. equities. "With the U.S. stock market selling off aggressively...

Mystery Buyer Revealed: Swiss National Bank’s US Stock Holdings Rose 50% In First Half,...

In a month, quarter and year, in which many have scratched their heads trying to answer just who is buying stocks, as both retail and smart money investors have been aggressively selling... In the second quarter, the Swiss National Bank added $7.3 billion to its US equity portfolio, and according...

Forget December. Forget Next Year. The Fed’s Done Hiking Until 2018

Circle Jan. 31, 2018, on the calendar. That’s the soonest the Federal Reserve hikes next. At least if money market derivatives are to be believed. Traders, who have consistently been better at projecting the path of interest rates than the Fed itself, are now pricing in a greater probability that policy...

For Stan Druckenmiller This Is The Endgame – His Full Apocalyptic Presentation

Several days ago, hedge fund legend Stan Druckenmiller spoke at the Sohn Conference, delivering what may have been his most bearish fire and brimstone sermon yet, and in fact according to some buysiders who were present, its somber mood and lack of faux optimism was downright apocalyptic. And how...

Saudis threaten $750B asset sale, but experts question it

Saudi Arabia says it may sell off $750 billion in U.S. assets if a Congressional vote doesn't go its way, but experts question if the desert kingdom would carry out the threat — or if it even owns the assets. Last month, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the White...

Nomi Prins Reveals A Shocking Private Conversation About The Fed’s Manipulation Of The World

Today Nomi Prins, who last year addressed the Federal Reserve, IMF and World Bank, revealed a shocking private conversation about the Fed’s manipulation of the world. Eric King: “Nomi, you just took a trip to South America, can you talk about what unfolded?” Nomi Prins: “I went to four of the...

Gold Lovers Bet Party Isn’t Over After 17% First-Quarter Surge

Even after a lackluster March, money managers are betting the best-performing commodity last quarter still has further to run. While gold futures have dipped from a 13-month high, hedge funds are the most bullish since January 2015. The precious metal posted its biggest quarterly advance in three decades as turbulent...
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Saudi Arabia Plans $2 Trillion Megafund for Post-Oil Era: Deputy Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia is getting ready for the twilight of the oil age by creating the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund for the kingdom’s most prized assets. Over a five-hour conversation, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid out his vision for the Public Investment Fund, which will eventually control more...

There’s Only One Buyer Keeping S&P 500’s Bull Market Alive

Demand for U.S. shares among companies and individuals is diverging at a rate that may be without precedent, another sign of how crucial buybacks are in propping up the bull market as it enters its eighth year. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index constituents are poised to repurchase as much as...

China to ease commercial banks’ bad debt burden via equity swaps

China's central bank is preparing regulations that would allow commercial lenders to swap non-performing loans of companies for stakes in those firms, two people with direct knowledge of the new policy told Reuters. The new rules would reduce commercial banks' non-performing loan (NPL) ratios, and free up cash for fresh...

A Warning From the BIS: the Calm Before the Storm?

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled “Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence” the BIS states grimly: “We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the...

Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence

The Federal Reserve's interest rate lift-off in December did little to disturb the uneasy calm that had reigned in financial markets in late 2015. But the new year had a turbulent start, featuring one of the worst stock market sell-offs since the financial crisis of 2008. At first, markets focused...

Foreign Officials Sell A Record $48 Billion In U.S. Treasurys In December

There has been much speculation whether foreign official institutions (central banks, SWFs, reserve managers and so on) are selling Treasurys or equities, or both as part of the Quantitative Tightening phenomenon. Moments ago, courtesy of the latest TIC data we have an answer: based on the monthly flow report breaking...

How Europe’s Banks Got Hit by a Perfect Storm in Five Charts

A stock plunge by Europe's banks deepened Monday, while credit markets showed investors are most worried in years about lenders’ bond risks. “It’s a perfect storm,” said David Moss, who helps to oversee more than $237 billion of assets as head of European equities at BMO Global Asset Management in...

Stocks Worldwide Tumble as Credit Weakens Amid Signs of Distress

Signs of distress in financial markets accumulated amid deepening concern over the health of the global economy, with U.S. stocks sliding to a 22-month low as the cost of protecting against default by junk-rated companies soared to the highest level since 2012. Mining and banking stocks drove the Standard &...

Is This How The Smart Money Is Betting On A Market Crash?

Instead of allocating capital to expensive tail risk bets on direct asset class collapse (in equities, credit, and commodities), it appears, just as we detailed previously, the 'smartest money in the room' is "betting" indirectly on a stock market crash through eurodollar options. As we previously detailed, the costs of...

The Deflation Monster Has Arrived

As we’ve been warning for quite a while (too long for my taste): the world’s grand experiment with debt has come to an end. And it’s now unraveling. Just in the two weeks since the start of 2016, the US equity markets are down almost 10%. Their worst start to...

Hedge Fund Assets Decline by Biggest Amount Since Financial Crisis

For years, the hedge fund industry attracted billions of dollars as investors searched for higher returns. But over several rocky months, managers reversed their gains for the year, investors headed for the exit and some firms shut down. Over all, the total amount of money that hedge fund managers have...

Fortress Said to Plan Wind Down of Flagship Hedge Fund

Fortress Investment Group will close down its $1.6 billion flagship hedge fund following heavy losses and investor withdrawals, according to two people briefed on the matter. Michael Novogratz, a former wrestler and one of Wall Street’s most outspoken traders, ran the hedge fund and is expected to leave the firm,...

Chinese Stocks Just Lost 10 Times Greece’s GDP

"What happens in China will turn out to be far more consequential than any sting that Greece may deliver," says HSBC's Neumann. As Europeans hold their breath awaiting a referendum that will help determine Greece's future in the euro zone, a stock market slump on the other side of the...

Carlyle’s 3 Founders Got $800 Million Haul in 2014

The three founders of the private equity giant Carlyle Group received more than $800 million combined in 2014, a regulatory filing on Thursday showed. The cash haul for David M. Rubenstein, Daniel A. D'Aniello and William E. Conway Jr., who founded Carlyle in 1987, included dividends, base salary and profits...

The Elephant In The Room: Deutsche Bank’s $75 Trillion In Derivatives Is 20 Times...

It is perhaps supremely ironic that the last time we did an in depth analysis of Deutsche Bank's financial situation was precisely a year ago, when the largest bank in Europe (and according to some, the world), stunned its investors with a 10% equity dilution. Why the capital raise...

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