Tech Stocks COLLAPSE as macro funds nuke ‘risk-on’ positioning into year-end

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From Tyler Durden: After a roller-coaster ride overnight, US equities are tumbling out of the gate with tech-heavy Nasdaq leading the collapse as various big-tech 'no brainers' such as AAPL, FB, and NVDA are all plunging...
NASDAQ:QQQ November 19, 2018 3:25pm

Oil falls to $55 after Russia delays production-cut decision

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From Tyler Durden: Oil prices are re-tumbling this morning after weekend hopes for 'news' of production cuts to stabilize prices failed to appear.

Homebuilders Admit Housing Market Optimism Has Collapsed

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From Tyler Durden: As Upton Sinclair once famously said: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

Bank Stocks fall after Maxine Waters says easing banking regulations ‘will come to an end’

From Tyler Durden: US financials stocks have tumbled from opening higher after Rep. Maxine Waters - soon to to take over the powerful House Financial Services Committee when the new Congress convenes in January - laid down the law on what will and won't happen under Democrat rule.
NYSE:XLF November 14, 2018 12:35pm

Bubble-Watch: Bob Shiller Warns “We’re Primed To Repeat 2008,” As Housing Momentum Slows

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From Tyler Durden: The US housing market is anything but healthy and even most bullish of realtors (especially since "it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it") is admitting that all is not well.
NYSE:XHB November 6, 2018 12:22pm

Crude Oil Enters Bear Market and Plunges To 7-Month Lows

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From Tyler Durden: WTI Crude futures are down 20% from their early October highs, with the front-month contract back to a $61 handle at its lowest level since April.

S&P 500 Buybacks Set To Soar As Blackout Window Ends

From Tyler Durden: On Friday, JPMorgan strategist John Normand revealed a striking statistic contextualizing the recent global risk-asset selloff: only on two prior occasions - the 1970s stagflation and the global financial crisis - have so many asset classes had negative returns in one year. 
NYSE:VOO October 29, 2018 7:09am

Goldman Sachs: If Stocks Drop, The Economy Will Too

From Tyler Durden: In addition to boosting the intangible "wealth effect" by raising consumer confidence and encouraging spending, rising stock prices have a benign effect on the broader economy by directly stimulating US economic growth and GDP. And vice versa: when stocks drop, tightening financial conditions, US GDP is impacted adversely.
NYSE:IVV October 22, 2018 6:31am

Italian Stocks Plummet As EU Rejects Rome’s Budget Plans

From Tyler Durden: Italian stocks tumbled with the FTSE MIB dropping 2.3% - the worst performer among major European markets on Monday - and hitting its lowest level since April 2017, while the country's bonds plunged to the lowest level since February 2014.
NYSE:EWI October 8, 2018 6:39am

Mexico, Canada Join U.S. In Landmark Trade Agreement

From Tyler Durden: In a joint statement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, the new trilateral trade deal will be known as U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The new trade agreement with Mexico means "freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth."
NYSE:EWW October 1, 2018 6:24am

No, Oil Prices Aren’t Going Back To $100

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From Tyler Durden: The breakout in Brent crude prices above $80 this week has prompted analysts at the sell side banks to start talking about a return to $100 a barrel oil.
NYSE:USO September 28, 2018 6:23am

Is The Fed’s Accommodative Era Over?

From Tyler Durden: The Fed's eight rate-hike since 2015 was perhaps the most anticipated yet, and Jay Powell did not let investors down, delivering the 25bps hike everyone expected.
NASDAQ:TLT September 27, 2018 6:03am

OPEC, Russia Refuse To Boost Oil Production, Despite Trump’s Demands

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From Tyler Durden: Less than three months after Trump's latest tweet slamming OPEC, in which he warned the petroleum cartel that it must "REDUCE PRICING NOW!", Trump was at it again and on Thursday morning, with Brent hitting $80 per barrel and higher gasoline prices creating another headache for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, the president lashed out at OPEC, saying that the US protects the countries of the Middle East, and warning these nations that "they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices! We will remember."
NYSE:USO September 25, 2018 6:36am

How Trump’s Cockiness Could Bring Down The U.S. Economy

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From Tyler Durden: It has been one of the pronounced paradoxes of this market: the harder Trump pushes and escalates trade wars with various opponents - mostly China - the more the market rewards him by setting new all time highs, leading the president to believe he is "winning" and resulting in even more aggressive future escalations. 
NYSE:SPY September 24, 2018 6:00am

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