This Stock Market Index Teases the Economy’s Grisly Future

The Dow and S&P 500 have rocketed off their recent lows. But one economist says that mega-cap stocks are masking pain in the broader market – especially in the small-cap segment. That’s a bad sign for the economy, and it might be even worse for the stock market. As the U.S. stock market closes the book on one of its worst quarters in history, the mood on some corners of Wall Street is surprisingly upbeat. The Dow Jones has rocketed almost 20% off its lows, while the S&P 500 has…

Stock Market Bottom ‘Impossible’ to Call, Admits World’s Biggest Asset Manager

BlackRock CEO praises the quick response of the Federal Reserve but says bottom is “impossible” to know. Analysts are expecting a massive wave of unemployment in the coming months. Suspension of buybacks likely to keep the stock market bleeding. The stock market is down over 20% from the all-time high. Ever since equities started showing signs of life on Mar. 24, investors have been seriously considering buying the dip. Stocks are considerably cheaper and the chance of buying the generational bottom is hard to pass on. The problem with this…

Huobi to Leverage Market Volatility With New Perpetual Swaps

Huobi DM, the derivatives trading arm of global cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, has announced the launch of perpetual swaps. In a press release shared with Crypto Briefing, the company said that the new derivative product will enable traders to better hedge risks and create leveraged arbitrage opportunities in volatile markets.  Perpetual Swaps Coming to Huobi The derivatives trading platform of Huobi, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has launched a new product.  In a press release shared with Crypto Briefing, the company announced the launch of perpetual swaps…

Germany Continues Bitcoin Adoption Despite Rocky Market

The broader market crash brought on by fears of the coronavirus has been felt around the world. But as startups and investment firms in the U.S. buckle up for a bumpy Q2, some crypto companies in Germany are faring rather well.  Böerse Stuttgart Bitcoin App Hits 100,000 Users The second-largest traditional exchange in Germany, Böerse Stuttgart, reported yesterday that its trading application, BISON, had hit an important milestone.  Since Bison was launched in 2019, the app now hosts over 100,000 users.  The app lets users buy and sell major cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, XRP,…

This Is Why the Fed Should Stay the Hell Out of the Stock Market

The Mortgage Bankers Association warned that the Federal Reserve’s purchase of mortgage-backed securities has disrupted the market. As a result, lenders may be unable to meet hedge calls from brokers within one or two days. The warning casts an ominous shadow on predictions that the Fed could dive into the stock market next. The Mortgage Bankers Association has told the Federal Reserve to keep its mitts off mortgage bonds. And if there’s anything this fiasco proves, it’s that the U.S. central bank needs to stay the hell away from the…

Did the Fed Just Accidentally Trigger a Housing Market Crash?

The Federal Reserve just bought $250 billion of mortgage-backed securities in a bid to strengthen the markets. But the move caused a tsunami of margin calls across the mortgage banker industry. Some warned they could go bankrupt within days. Homebuyer demand has dried up and millions of mortgage delinquencies loom. The Federal Reserve unloaded its bazooka of stimulus all over the markets in the last two weeks. But there’s some major collateral damage. By flooding the markets with money, they may have accidentally trigged a housing market crash. The Mortgage…

Dow Futures Panic Because 6-Month Lockdowns Risk Stock Market Coma

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures swung wildly ahead of the Wall Street open Monday. Trump admitted that coronavirus lockdowns must continue beyond his optimistic Easter deadline. Health experts say it should be even longer, recommending up to six months of restrictions. The stock market looks poised for a nervous open on Monday after last week’s record-breaking relief rally. Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures fell as much as 1% in the premarket session. Investors are adjusting to the reality that coronavirus lockdowns may extend for months. A new report…

Strain on Sovereign Wealth Funds Could Spark Another Stock Market Plunge

The U.S. stock market is at risk of a further sell-off as sovereign wealth funds ready to dump stocks. Oil prices are straining the cash-buffer of wealth funds, and selling stocks would alleviate some pressure. The U.S. economy faces additional pain as regional economies slump. The U.S. stock market has recovered by 16.3% since hitting its new low on March 23. The $2 trillion relief bill alleviated pressure off of equities. But, as sovereign wealth funds prepare to sell stocks in the near-term, equities face another sell-off. JPMorgan strategist Nikolaos…

The U.S. Housing Market Bubble Is Bursting as Sales Plunge

The U.S. housing market is in trouble as sales are heading south. Massive unemployment is expected to derail price growth. Key players are already pulling out. U.S. real estate has enjoyed a terrific run over the past year as buyers poured into the market to take advantage of low mortgage rates. But it was a bubble that was waiting to burst as home price growth continued to outpace wage growth. Source: Twitter The novel coronavirus outbreak may have popped the U.S. housing bubble because of its economic fallout. Buyers are…

Google Trends Data Rings a Warning – The Stock Market Crash Isn’t Over

Google Trends data shows an incredible surge in searches for the “Dow Jones” and “how to buy stocks” Unfortunately, retail investors are usually on the wrong side of stock market crashes, suggesting there could be more pain ahead. Guggenheim CIO Scott Minerd is warning investors against being complacent and not getting caught up in a potential bull trap. A dramatic surge in the Dow Jones and S&P 500 has many investors clamoring to buy stocks. Google Trends data suggests retail investors are desperate to avoid missing out on buying the…