A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO





AdT-SC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Advertisement-Free Options | Register
Rules & FAQs | Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google





B-CR-TEO
The stock market on the Orient Express
PJ Media, by David P. Goldman [Spengler]

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 10/11/2018 9:34:50 AM

Everybody did it in Agatha Christie´s novel Murder on the Orient Express, and the same problem bedevils the US stock market today. A dozen co-conspirators killed the victim in the Christie novel. Here are a dozen factors that bedevil the stock market: 1) Bond yields continue to rise even while the broad stock market indices tank an unusual event. That, as I argued earlier this week, is in part due to the overstretching of bank balance sheets, which makes it hard for foreign investors to hedge currency risk in US portfolios. 2) Corporations spend more buying back their own stock than

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: stencil, 10/11/2018 9:49:07 AM     (No. 11792946)

Thanks for the post. As always, Spengler is succinct in his analysis. Of the dozen, my greatest concern is #11 and that China will not, or cannot, meet the US on mutually agreeable terms.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribald1, 10/11/2018 10:11:34 AM     (No. 11792985)

The increasing trade deficit with China, along with the reductions in our exports overall were the expected and I have to believe desired result of the tariffs.

Having a common enemy is a viable strategy for a leader to get people rallied behind him, but I liked Trump better when that common enemy was government waste, abuse and regulation. You know, the things that improved the economy rather than throttle it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


   

 


.R-LJ.
R-LJ
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: arcady, 10/11/2018 11:31:48 AM     (No. 11793118)

Respectfully, the market is pricing in the risk that the Dems could regain some power this election and derail President Trump and the US.
The Dems have told everyone what they will do, and it will be bad. Portfolio managers in the market correctly have to prepare for that.
The other probable large equity market seller recently, were some insurance companies raising some funds for Florida claims.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Hotrod, 10/11/2018 11:41:39 AM     (No. 11793129)

My beef with many of the dire warnings is based on an unstated assumption that business does not know what they are doing. The concern over corporations buying back their stock, instead of spending most of their profits on expanding, hiring, etc. assumes that a corporation will never do those things, and just wants to buy back their stock and remain as they are.

Successful corporations have strategies to protect themselves and ensure survival. They plan ahead for contingencies and are very careful about expenditures- unlike government. They will expand and hire when they see the benefit of doing so, not as a social program. Overextending is a dangerous thing for business. Unlike government, it cannot just take money to cover bad management.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 10/12/2018 2:09:33 AM     (No. 11793749)

When it reaches 10% drop, which would be 2500 points, it is a correction. Time to buy. Otherwise, just noise, relax.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 954598




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Hazymac"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Hazymac"



After a harrowing night, this
Pinellas cop backs body
cameras: ‘They can’t lie’
Tampa Bay Times, by Suhauna Hussain    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/21/2018 9:40:52     Post Reply
INDIAN SHORES — Officer Matthew Holm shined a flashlight at the oncoming car, the bright beam cutting through the early morning darkness in this sleepy beach town. He motioned for the driver to pull over. Instead, the car accelerated right at him. Holm fired his gun once at the black Mazda before it hit him. The Indian Shores police officer landed on the hood, rolled up the windshield and then fell off the side. Four months later, a defense attorney took aim at the officer. The driver, who was arrested in the May 1 incident and is now in jail, got a

   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Pelosi Hounded by Protesters
Screaming ´Communist!´
at Event for Donna Shalala
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2018 8:14:22     Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi walked smack into the middle of a local congressional fight in Florida yesterday and was accosted by dozens of protesters -- some of them from the violent right-wing group Proud Boys -- who screamed "communist!" at the House minority leader. Pelosi was on her way to an event for Democratic congressional candidate Donna Shalala, who stuck her foot in it by inviting Georgia Rep. Barbara Lee -- a Fidel Castro admirer -- to the same event. The district is heavily Hispanic and anti-Castro, having been represented previously by GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Shalala´s tone-deaf move to invite Lee

No Hope For Democrats
Canada Free Press, by Jeff Crouere    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2018 1:07:23     Post Reply
Over the next several weeks, Americans will be going to the polls in the most eagerly anticipated and consequential midterm election in our nation’s history. Voters will decide whether to continue the President’s agenda which includes cutting regulations and taxes, boosting our military, renegotiating our trade deals, and focusing on border security. This agenda has produced incredible economic results in less than two years. This week, the World Economic Forum rated the United States as the most competitive economy among the 140 countries ranked. This is the first time since 2008 that the United States has topped this important list.

Lakeland commissioner
charged with murder in
shooting of suspected shoplifter
Tampa Bay Times, by Anastasia Dawson, Tony Marrero, *    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2018 12:01:55     Post Reply
LAKELAND — A Lakeland city commissioner surrendered Friday to face a second-degree murder charge in the Oct. 3 fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter at a military surplus store. Michael Dunn, who has served on the City Commission since January, arrived at the Polk County Jail in Bartow shortly after 6 p.m., accompanied by detectives in an unmarked car. At a news conference a half-hour later, Polk State Attorney Brian Haas said he doesn’t believe the killing of 50-year-old Christobal Lopez was premeditated. But he also doesn’t see grounds for a self-defense claim. So he took the matter to a grand

9 days after Hurricane Michael,
Florida’s death toll a mystery
Tampa Bay Times, by Elizabeth Koh & Samantha J. Gross    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2018 11:53:52     Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE — It´s been nine days since Hurricane Michael slammed the Panhandle and decimated whole cities, from the coastal beach towns to the rural, wooded communities north. Since the Category 4 storm hit Oct. 10, at least 27 people have been confirmed dead in Florida and hundreds are still missing. While the state has released updating counts of the dead, many of those victims remain largely nameless — so far, just a collection of ages, home counties and causes of death. In Liberty County, a 78-year-old man died after complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath during the storm. In

Video of Florida snake on
a golf course goes viral
Tampa Bay Times, by Craig Pittman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2018 11:20:50     Post Reply
ST. PETERSBURG — The ancient Roman poet Virgil is credited with coining the term "snake in the grass" (latet anguis in herba), but he probably didn’t mean one like this. Logan Ungerer was playing a couple of rounds at the Mangrove Bay and Cypress Links golf courses on Columbus Day when he spotted something undulating across the green near the 14th hole at Mangrove Bay. "I saw what looked like a stick blowing in the wind on the green," he told WTVT-Fox 13. "As I got closer I saw a bird picking at it and knew it was a snake." Not just any

   

 


.LockDme.
Lock-17


 
The 5 Keys to Surviving Attacks
from a Social Media Mob
PJ Media, by John Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/20/2018 9:50:15     Post Reply
As someone who first started doing political blogging in 2001, I can tell you that there was once a time when the chances of a regular person being cut to ribbons online for a faux pas were practically zero. As someone who has been deluged with negative comments after building a top 10,000 in the world website, has received numerous death threats and quasi-death threats (i.e. “Someone should slit your throat), has been doxed, has been the target of hit pieces in BuzzFeed and the New York Times, and has literally had thousands of negative tweets aimed at him

Wrong-way driver identified
in fatal Howard Frankland
crash; alcohol suspected
Tampa Bay Times, by Carl Lisciandrello    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/19/2018 12:08:33     Post Reply
A Pinellas Park man was killed Friday morning when he was driving the wrong way on the Howard Frankland Bridge and crashed into another vehicle head-on, causing major delays for commuters heading into Tampa. The crash closed northbound lanes on the span for just over three hours while also strangling traffic on the Gandy Bridge. Alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According to FHP, 46-year-old Renard Antonio McGriff was driving a 2010 Chrysler sedan southbound in the northbound lanes just before 6 a.m. when he crashed head-on into a 2016 Ford van driven by

Texas Democrats asking non-citizens to vote
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/19/2018 10:11:02     Post Reply
The Public Interest Legal Foundation has alerted the Justice Department to a gambit by Texas Democrats to get non-citizens to vote. The state party sent out a voter registration form asking non-citizens to sign up, with the citizenship box already checked "Yes." Washington Times: The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren’t citizens, received the mailing. “This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election

Toto’s Steve Lukather talks ‘Africa,’
Weezer, being a punch line and more
Tampa Bay Times, by Jay Cridlin    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/18/2018 9:04:23     Post Reply
Laugh. Go on. Snort and retweet with the crying-eyes emoji. Steve Lukather has heard all the jokes. Heck, he was often the first one telling them. “Self-deprecation is my game,” the Toto guitarist said. “We don’t mind if people make fun of us and s--- like that. We’ve had to develop a super-thick skin. We’ve been beaten up more than any band in history.” But this new thing? The thing that happened this summer, that once again thrust his band of 40 years back into the viral spotlight? “This thing has come so out of left field to us,” he said. “I never could have written this, or planned any of it.” If you don’t know what Lukather is talking

Unwelcome to ourselves
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/18/2018 8:40:04     Post Reply
Tom Friedman has an idea. Writing in the New York Times about the proper response to the murder of Jamal Kashoggi he argues that the West should aim at reforming Islam in Saudi Arabia. His strategic goal is not regime change but civilization change across the wider Islamic world. (Snip) Unfortunately Friedman´s plan to reform Saudi Islam maybe as feasible as drilling rock with wet spaghetti. Experience suggests Islam may be far more likely to gain in the West than vice versa. That tendency to lose ground in fact drives the fear that underpins the populist revolt.

   

 



Recommended Trending videos






Sek-Mobile
  


 
Trump Takes the Right Position
(Again) on Khashoggi
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/17/2018 1:08:05     Post Reply
Gasp and gasp again! Donald Trump is once more seeming to defend the indefensible. (Snip) Indeed, but which allies? Turkey? In the Despot Derby, their President Recep Erdogan seems to be running at least neck-and-neck with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and may be out front by a nose or more. Which one has more journalists in jail? Turkey hands down. (They lead the world in that respect.) Which one has beheaded more of its citizens? The nod goes to Saudi Arabia. Equal or ahead of them on all counts -- Iran. In the Middle East, suffused



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Stretching for miles, 7,000-strong
migrant caravan treks through
stifling heat in southern Mexico

59 replie(s)
Los Angeles Times, by Kate Linthicum    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/22/2018 12:05:08 AM     Post Reply
TAPACHULA, MEXICO -- A growing caravan of roughly 7,000 Central American immigrants continued its trek toward the United States on Sunday, blowing past Mexican police and immigration officials. The group, which has swelled in size in recent days, set out before dawn on the only road out of the small Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo. It arrived in the afternoon in the city of Tapachula, more than 20 miles away. The migrants, nearly all from the poor and violent nation of Honduras, posed a growing political and humanitarian calamity for Mexico,

‘Human Caravan’ Paints Swastika On
American Flag – Declares President Trump
Is ‘Going To Hell’

32 replie(s)
DC Whispers, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 10/23/2018 12:25:40 AM     Post Reply
While the Establishment Media continues to portray the 4000-7000 strong human caravan marching north as merely a group of people seeking asylum and/or jobs, the actual actions within this group paint a very different and troubling reality. These people are acting more and more like an invading force and not like mere refugees. Via Newsweek: DONALD TRUMP IS THE ‘ANTICHRIST’ AND IS ‘GOING TO HELL,’ IMMIGRANT FROM CARAVAN SAYS Central American migrant has blasted President Donald Trump in angry comments to CNN’s Bill Weir at the border between Mexico and Guatemala. “Donald Trump is the antichrist,” the unidentified man can

CNN’s Jim Acosta calls Trump ‘dishonest,
deceptive,’ mocks Sarah Sanders’ press briefings

30 replie(s)
Fox News, by Brian Flood    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2018 7:11:52 PM     Post Reply
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta slammed “dishonest, deceptive” President Trump and mocked Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ briefings on Monday at a CNN event in New York. “I wouldn’t put productive and a Sarah Sanders briefing in the same sentence,” Acosta said when asked if it’s more productive to hear from the press secretary or from Trump directly. Acosta -- who is billed as an impartial journalist -- declared that Sanders typically aims to “perform for the president” in order to maintain her own job security. He was part of a panel discussion at Citizen by CNN, a daylong

Cory Booker unveils bill to create
taxpayer-funded savings account
for every American born in U.S.

30 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Gabriella Muñoz    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/22/2018 10:29:16 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Cory Booker announced a new bill Monday that would establish a taxpayer-funded savings account for every American at birth. “Today, nearly one in three American families have zero to negative wealth, and it’s hard to get ahead if you begin life behind the starting line,” said Mr. Booker, New Jersey Democrat. The “American Opportunity Account Act” would essentially create a trust fund for every U.S. citizen born in the U.S. After age 18, the money can be accessed but only used for certain “human and financial capital investments” like buying a house or paying for higher education.

   

 



 
MSNBC´s Alter: ´You Can Kiss Democracy
Goodbye´ If GOP Keeps Congress

30 replie(s)
Newsbusters, by Brad Wilmouth    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/23/2018 6:42:42 AM     Post Reply
On Sunday´s MSNBC Live, longtime journalist and liberal MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter proclaimed that "you can kiss democracy goodbye" if Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives as he also complained that the press are not being tough enough on President Donald Trump as he has given the media more access before the midterm elections. (Video) As he criticized reporters for not asking good enough questions, Alter complained: They´ve run out of questions to ask. They just ask him the questions of the day instead of asking him questions more like Lesley Stahl asked on 60 Minutes, like: "Do

Bomb found in mailbox at philanthropist
George Soros’s suburban home

30 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Jim Mustian    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/23/2018 12:37:09 PM     Post Reply
Bedford, NY - A bomb was found in a mailbox at the suburban New York compound of George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist who has been the target of right-wing conspiracy theorists, authorities said Tuesday. Federal investigators were reviewing surveillance video to determine whether the package had been sent through the mail or delivered some other way, officials said, adding it was also not clear if the parcel was addressed to Soros. (Snip) Another federal official who also spoke on condition of anonymity said the device resembled a pipe bomb and was inside a package placed in a mailbox outside

Senator Cory Booker Accused
of Sexual Assault by Gay Man

27 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/22/2018 4:33:21 AM     Post Reply
A gay man who describes himself as a liberal Democrat is accusing New Jersey Senator Cory Booker of sexually assaulting him in 2014. Booker is considered a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, penned a lengthy open letter that was posted on Twitter. In the letter he describes the assault that occurred in a bathroom following a meeting at his workplace, where the two met. The letter goes into excruciating detail. I stopped to use one of the building’s single-occupancy restrooms. Upon washing my hands

Michael Moore cheers ´last days of
the dying dinosaur´: Old white men

26 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/22/2018 2:22:25 PM     Post Reply
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore on Saturday cheered the “last days of the dying dinosaur” in which old white men are starting to give way to a younger, more diverse U.S. electorate. Mr. Moore, a 64-year-old white man, spoke in front of a crowd at the Rome Film Festival after the Italian debut of his anti-President Trump film “Fahrenheit 11/9.” He argued that Mr. Trump “won the white vote” but demographics are changing in Democrats’ favor. “What you need to understand about the U.S. now, is that it is changing very quickly,” he said, according to

Awful! Classless Barack Obama Continues
Midterm Campaigning–Compares Trump
to “Tin-pot Dictatorship”

26 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/22/2018 9:43:27 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama continued to campaign against Republicans on Monday. The former president broke precedent this year by campaigning against the opposition party after leaving office. On Monday Obama took credit for the Trump economy — which is a joke. Obama then compared President Trump to a tinpot dictatorship. This guy is such a fraud. (Video) Buzzfeed News reported: Former president Barack Obama was onstage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Monday, doing a familiar, uncomfortable job. He was here to rally Democrats and to fight cultural tides the party didn’t quite anticipate……Obama spent much of his speech on a

Immigration advocates should
strike a bargain with Trump.
Here´s what I propose

24 replie(s)
Fox News, by Geraldo Rivera    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/22/2018 6:48:52 PM     Post Reply
Back in June in Sandusky, Ohio, about 65 miles west of my home here in Cleveland, there was a huge federal raid involving about 200 agents on Corso’s Flower and Garden Center. The combined ICE-led operation rounded up 114 undocumented immigrants workers; some of whom had been here on and off for decades. The raid lay bare the essential dilemma facing those attempting to enforce our immigration policy. It took a gigantic federal operation to round up and hold for deportation people who were working hard and attempting to do the right thing. No matter how you slice it, our massive,

Flake: Trump’s ‘Unknown Middle Easterners’
Tweet Is ‘a Canard and a Fear Tactic’

24 replie(s)
Breitbart, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/22/2018 6:57:22 PM     Post Reply
Monday at CNN’s CITIZEN conference, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump’s tweet saying “unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with the migrant caravan headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border is a “fear tactic.” When asked if he knew what Trump was talking about, Flake said, “No, that’s long been pretty much a canard and a fear tactic.” He continued, “These, for the most part overwhelmingly, are people who are either fleeing violence or looking for a better life.”

Donald Trump Alerts Military: Migrant
Caravan Now a National Emergency

23 replie(s)
Breitbart Politics, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/22/2018 11:26:31 AM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump alerted the military on Monday, as the caravan of migrants crossed into Mexico. “I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy (sic),” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Must change laws!” The president announced the news after the caravan that originated in Honduras swarmed over the southern Mexico border over the weekend, increasing to 7,000 people. “Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in.”

   

Post Reply   Close thread 954598





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Advertisement-Free Options | Register
Rules & FAQs | Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2018 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ