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What makes today different is the speed of the unrelenting decline where a liquidity issue is perhaps morphing into a solvency issue.  The Federal Reserve threw everything in including the kitchen sink to perhaps to no avail.

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A Bloomberg headline read “A Volatility Doom Loop May Be Taking Hold In US Markets.” The article cited “unnamed SEC officials” talking about the issue of risk parity funds and high volatility funds reinforcing this negative loop amplified by low liquidity.

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At the time of this writing, S & P 500 futures hit limit down for the second time in a week. Last night’s mega sized neutron Federal Reserve bombing of the markets had little impact. All are attempting to digest the ceaseless ...

In my view the opinions on Wall Street are either extremely bullish or bearish. The bullish camp contends technology shares will continue their exponential rise. Bloomberg writes Apple and Microsoft contributed about 35% to the Dow’s 2019 gains. As written several weeks...

Led by technologies, equities sank on reports that the US is moving toward restrictions on ownership of Chinese equities in government sponsored pension plans. I think it is noteworthy that there is bipartisan support for such a plan...

The 8:30 headline describing September’s jobs data read “US Payrolls Miss Estimates as Wages Cool in Signs of a Significant Downshift.” The article stressed the nominal miss in both private sector and non-farm payroll gains ...

Is there a liquidity crisis? Yesterday’s repo auction was oversubscribed by a factor of two. However yields did not spike. The Fed is providing the necessary liquidity, operating in its most foremost capacity of being the “banker’s banker,” the lender of last...

Twenty five years ago one of the top tier data points was the Leading Index of Economic Indicators (LEI). It was a hard and fast rule that three consecutive declines in the LEI all but assured a recession will occur in the next ...