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Feature Article 11/27/2017: Chance of US stock market correction now at 70 percent: Vanguard Group

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Chance of US stock market correction now at 70 percent: Vanguard Group

  • There is a 70 percent chance of a US stock market correction, according to research conducted by fund giant Vanguard Group.
  • Several forces are contributing to the much higher than typical risk, including narrowing of the bond yield curve and stretched U.S. equity valuations.
  • The trade-off between stocks and bonds, or even stocks and cash, doesn’t look as strong as it did earlier in the bull market, following the financial crash.

Feature Article 11/22/2017: The stock market is ‘dancing on the rim of a volcano,’ warns investment bank

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The stock market is ‘dancing on the rim of a volcano,’ warns investment bank

  • Investors are too optimistic right now despite cracks developing in the market, according to a Societe Generale report Monday.
  • “Yet, a low volatility carry environment with rather extreme positioning is a dangerous combination, which we recently likened to dancing on the rim of a volcano,” the report said.
  • If tax cuts are not passed, there could be a recession, warns the report.
  • Societe Generale expects the S&P 500 to fall 22.5 percent from its Monday levels to 2,000 by the end of 2019.

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The Swiss National Bank Owns $80 Billion In U.S. Stocks — Here’s The Catch

  • The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has to print a great deal of money and use nonconventional means to hold down the value of their currency.
  • The SNB is buying massive quantities of dollars and euros, paid for by printing hundreds of billions in Swiss francs.
  • The SNB owns about $80 billion in U.S. stocks today.

Swiss central bank steps up stock buying spree

  • Switzerland’s central bank now owns more publicly-traded shares in Facebook than Mark Zuckerberg, part of a mushrooming stock portfolio that is likely to grow yet further.

Bill Gross: The stock market is like ‘an old-age retirement community’

  • The stock market’s best days are likely behind it as central banks take away the high levels of stimulus they’ve provided, Janus Henderson’s Bill Gross says.
  • Gross spoke as the bull market that began in March 2009 has hit a bit of a soft patch lately, with the Dow and S&P 500 both down slightly this month.
  • His Janus Henderson Global Unconstrained Bond fund has been a laggard this year, with a total return of 2.4 percent.

 

Bank of America sees end of bull market coming in 2018: Here’s how it will happen

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicts “capitulation” for the bull market in 2018, with the S&P 500 peaking at 2,863.
  • Strategist Michael Hartnett said the firm is prepared to “downgrade risk aggressively” once it sees the triggers in place.
  • A shift from passive to active in investor allocations would be one of the signs that the rally is about over.

 

Market is ‘clearly near to a top,’ says longtime bull Jeremy Siegel

  • Next year will likely bring lower returns and perhaps a “pause” for the stock market, Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel told CNBC.
  • “We have one more push and I think it’s connected with the corporate tax reform,” the longtime bull said.
  • Next year he sees returns of less than 10 percent.

FEATURE ARTICLE 11/21/2017: The debt time bomb that keeps growing and now equals nearly half of US GDP

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The debt time bomb that keeps growing and now equals nearly half of US GDP

Corporate debt is at its highest level relative to U.S. GDP since the financial crisis, and while not a concern, a snap higher in rates or an economic slump could make it a bigger worry.

Feature Article 11/20/2017: GOP Tax Bill Is The End Of All Economic Sanity In Washington

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GOP Tax Bill Is The End Of All Economic Sanity In Washington

If it’s enacted, the GOP tax cut now working its way through Congress will be the start of a decades-long economic policy disaster unlike any other that has occurred in American history.

Feature Article 11/17/2017: 401(k) at risk? What 3 stock market skeptics see ahead

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401(k) at risk? What 3 stock market skeptics see ahead

 As the stock market calmly racks up records and swells 401(k) balances amid a 9-year-old bull run, some skeptics who predicted the crash in 2008 are getting nervous.

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