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For The First Time Ever, European Equities Yield More Than Junk Bonds

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Posted by ZeroHedge

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:55

Last week, when looking at the the distortion and absurdity unleashed by the ECB's asset purchase program upon European capital markets, we showed the unprecedented collapse in European junk bond yields as captured by the effective yield of the BofA/ML Euro High Yield Index, which is now trading just shy of all time lows, having dropped below 3% at the end of April, and printed at 2.79% on May 23, within bps of record lows...

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... roughly 50 bps wider than where the the US 10Y is trading at this moment, and inside the 30Y US Treasury. Assuming a 1.9% European CPI (as of April), this means that the real rate of return on Europe's junk yields is now 0.89%.  But we digress.

....continue reading HERE



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"Trump Isn't A Trainwreck" Nassim Taleb Destroys Media Narrative, Urges "Rational" Investors To Hedge

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Posted by Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge

on Friday, 19 May 2017 07:26

When Nassim Nicholas Taleb looks at President Donald Trump, he doesn’t see “a trainwreck.” The real trainwreck, according to the trader turned author, is “unfettered globalization." That's the real danger that members of "the resistance" should be worried about, Taleb says during an interview with Bloomberg.

...for more written commentary go HERE or click image below:

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...also from zerohedge:

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Marc Faber: A Massive Slowdown in Economic Activity

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Posted by Marc Faber - Gloom Boom & Doom Report

on Thursday, 18 May 2017 17:37

Marc Faber sees the risk of an Economic collapse and financial crisis rising and it could occur at any moment. Getting informed about a collapse and crisis may earn you a lot, or at least prevent you from losing money. Interview May 15th/2017

 ....also from Marc: Marc Faber: The Markets to Crash within 12 Months

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Legendary Short Seller Warns Stock Markets Will Accelerate To The Downside, But Gold Will See Buying

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Posted by King World News

on Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:48

King-World-News-Fleckenstein-I-2252015-864x400 cThe stock market actually cared about a bit of negative news for once, at least early on, as the indices fell by about 1% thanks to the current edition of the Trump Travails…

I have said before many times, and again recently, that when a mania is in force basically nothing can stop it, but after it is exhausted almost anything can take it down.

...continue reading HERE

.....also from KingWorldNews:

An Important Look At Gold, Stocks And The U.S. Dollar



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Gold Is Unloved...and That's a Good Thing for Metals Investors, Says Kathy Derbes

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Posted by Kathy Derbes via Financial Sense

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 07:42

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In direct contrast to the "euphoria days" of 2011, most investors have now turned bearish on gold after experiencing a multi-year bear market. Contrarian investors—who generally invest against the consensus or the crowd—argue that's a good sign and believe the bear market in gold has likely reached an end.

One way to determine this is by looking at the behavior of retail investors, who are much smaller, speculative buyers, vs. the wholesale market, who buy much larger quantities and, often, when prices are more attractive.

....read more HERE

....also from Financial Sense:

Oil Jumps as Saudis And Russians Agree to Extend OPEC Deal Into 2018



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