CNBC Squawk Box – August 7, 2015

U.S. stock futures were under pressure in early trading ahead of this morning’s release of the July employment report-seen as a key piece of the economic puzzle on whether the Fed might hike interest rates next month. (CNBC)
The Dow is looking to break a six-session losing streak Friday, after closingThursday at a six-month low. Media, biotech, and energy stocks served […]

Janet Yellen comments on biotech valuations in 2014 – Business …

Janet Yellen is facing Congress on Wednesday for her semi-annual testimony.And one year ago today, Yellen’s monetary policy report warned about stock market valuations, particularly in social media and biotech stocks. It was an awful call. Yellen’s testimony last year said:”Some broad equity price indexes have increased to all-time highs in nominal terms since the end of 2013. However, valuation measures for the overall market in […]

Nuclear Stock Market – All Things Nuclear

Fission Stories #191News such as last year’s closure of four nuclear power reactors, this year’s closure of another reactor, and Exelon’s claim that many of its reactors cannot break even absent even greater subsidies suggests that now might not be the best time to invest in nuclear technology. But it doesn’t mean that nuclear technology need not be considered when […]

Big Pharma Revealed As Puppetmaster Behind TPP Secrecy

It is no secret that US healthcare corporations have been among, if not the biggest beneficiaries of Obamacare: by “socializing” costs and spreading the reimbursement pool over the entire population in the form of a tax, pharmaceutical companies have been able to boost medical product and service costs to unprecedented levels with the help of complicit insurance companies who have […]

Creating the Bond Bubble – Role of the Stock Market | Armstrong …

All over the place they are touting that the stock market will crash and burn. Indeed, when you say there is a coming crash, everyone immediately assumes that means the stock market. It appears that the bulk of those who claim to be analysts are all proclaiming the coming stock market crash. This is typical since no one in the […]

Countdown to the stock-market Crash of 2016 is ticking louder …

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Construction on the Bay Bridge in Oakland in 2013. Fiscal policy that includes public infrastructure development could stave off a collapse in economic growth.
Warning bells just keep getting louder and louder as the countdown to the Crash of 2016 keeps ticking. Wall Street’s in denial, but the Washington Post warns: “U.S. economic growth slows to 0.2 percent, grinding nearly […]

Daily Intelligence Briefing: Latin America

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Daily Intelligence Briefing – April 13, 2015
Today’s Issue Cluster: Latin America 
As the democratic transition matures, more governments are adopting anti-corruption reforms
Roughly 2/3 still rank below the median on TI’s corruption perceptions index […]

Why a Stock Market Correction Is Coming in 2015 – InvestorPlace

A stock market correction, technically speaking, occurs any time a major benchmark index loses at least 10% of its value. When an index suffers losses of 20% or more, it earns the right to be called a “bear market.” On average, stock market corrections occur every 1.5 years, while bear markets occur about every nine years.Source: © you may have noticed, the U.S. […]

Stocks sold off on Thursday — except for the one sector people are calling a bubble

View photo.(Bloomberg)The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF over 12 monthsStocks sold off on Thursday after a post-Fed rally on Wednesday.
But the Nasdaq still gained ground thanks to the biotech sector which gained about 2% on Thursday. In fact, biotech stocks have been on fire all year. They’re up about 15% year-to-date.Last month, Max Nisen at Quartz wrote that while everyone is focusing […]

The perfect market storm: brace yourself for two bull markets to slide …

Are you – and your portfolio – prepared for a perfect market storm? Because there is a risk that a tempest may be on its way, one for which we’re woefully unprepared.The latest piece of evidence arrived Friday, when the Labor Department announced that in spite of the deep chill that gripped a large part of the country during February, […]