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This Chart From Jim Chanos Will Have You Convinced We're At The Peak Of An Epic, Raging, Fed-Fueled Bubble

Today we published the latest installment of our quarterly MOST IMPORTANT CHARTS IN THE WORLD slidedeck, which contained contributions from some of the leading lights of the finance world — economists, analysts, investors, and others. Show More Summary

Stocks Are Tumbling Again

Stocks are in the red in the U.S. The Dow is down 119 points, or 0.7%. The S&P 500 is down 14 points, or 0.8%. The Nasdaq is down 42 points or 1.0%. This extends the big sell-off we saw on Friday. There isn't much on the economic calendar this week. Show More Summary

This Extremely Counterintuitive Pattern Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Investing In Stocks

Corporate America just finished their first quarter last week, which means they will soon reveal what their earnings are looking like. If you predicted that earnings expectations were too optimistic and doomed to be revised downward, then you were right. Show More Summary

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (SPX, SPY, DIA, DJI, QQQ, TLT, GLD)

Good morning. Here's what you need to know. Markets down. S&P 500 futures point to a negative open for U.S. stocks and indices across Europe are in the red, with the German DAX retreating the most, down 1.2%. Russian stocks are downShow More Summary

Here's A 10-Second Guide To What Traders Are Chatting About Today

Dave Lutz of Stifel, Nicolaus has the top topics about which traders are talking about today: Good Morning! US Futures are under pressure to start the week, with the pressure continuing in Tech shares – S&P is marked down 30bp, while Nasdaq is marked off 70bp. Show More Summary

An Economist Visited China And Came Back With Three Big Insights

The fate of the Chinese economy continues to be of major concern to investors all around the world. The country is a major driver of global demand for various goods, but there are growing fears that China is experiencing a "Minsky Moment" and that it will have a financial crisis or a severe slowdown, as the credit-driven growth model hits a wall. Show More Summary

A Fed Economist Explained Something About Bitcoin That Almost Nobody Understands

One of the funny things about Bitcoin is the way its terminology seems rooted in ancient monetary history. First of all, there's the fact that it has "coin" in its name, harkening back to an increasingly irrelevant aspect of the monetary system. Show More Summary

The Euro Zone Economy Is Feeling Frost In The Spring

Viewed from one perspective, the euro area is a minor miracle. Instead of collapsing in a heap, as seemed possible two years ago, the currency club is not just intact but has a new member, Latvia, which joined in January. An economic recovery has been under way since last spring and appears to be strengthening. Show More Summary

EL-ERIAN: Here's Why Jeremy Stein's Departure From The Federal Reserve Matters

Count me among those disappointed to learn that Jeremy Stein is stepping down as one of the governors of the Federal Reserve. With his return next month to Harvard, I worry that this critical policy making entity is losing an important contributor at a particularly-complicated policy juncture. Show More Summary

The Firm Wall Street Revolted Against Totally Nailed The Jobs Report

On Wednesday, we wrote about the revolt on Wall Street against ADP for its perceived inaccuracy in predicting private BLS payrolls. ADP stood by their methodology. And this morning, ADP appeared to have been vindicated, having predicted 191,000 private payrolls on Wednesday. Show More Summary

NASDAQ CRATERS: Here's What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

Stocks fell after today's jobs report. The high-beta, momentum stocks saw the worst of it. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 16,421.9 (-150.5, -0.9%) S&P 500: 1,866.4 (-22.3, -1.1%) Nasdaq: 4,131.7, (-105.9, -2.5%) And now the top stories: The high-beta, expensive momentum stocks got totally slammed today. Show More Summary

The Incredible Rise And Fall Of Japan Inc.

Months after becoming Olympus's first non-Japanese president and then CEO in 2011, British executive Michael Woodford called for an investigation into allegations that the tech company had covered up losses dating back to the 1990s.Show More Summary

GOLDMAN: These Are The 40 Most Undervalued Stocks In The Market

David Kostin, Goldman Sachs ' chief U.S. equity strategist, says the S&P 500 will climb just 3% this year. However, within the market he sees no shortage of stocks and sectors expected to outperform. In his new U.S. Monthly Chartbook, Kostin provides a list of stocks with the most upside potential today. Show More Summary

After 22 Straight Weeks Of Outflows, Money Is Finally Returning To The Emerging Markets

Emerging market assets went into a tail spin on chatter of the Federal Reserve tapering its massive bondbuying program and eventually tightening monetary policy. The idea of rising interest rates and a stronger dollar had investors concerned...Show More Summary

The American Farmland Price Boom Is Over

Surging crop prices helped drive up U.S. farmland prices between 2009 and 2012. However the rate of price growth has collapsed. "The rapid run-up in the price of farmland appears to be over," write Paul Ashworth and Paul Dales of Capital Economics. Show More Summary

Momentum Stocks Are Getting Smoked Again

The Dow and S&P 500 are flat for the day. But the Nasdaq is down a 1%. And this is reflective of the ongoing "internal correction" out of the once high-flying momentum stocks and in to more boring, yet stable large-cap stocks. "All I'll...Show More Summary

The State Of The Corporate Balance Sheet In 2 Charts

The financial crisis was highlight by a freeze in the short-term credit markets, which had even the most financially sound corporations struggling to meet their short-term obligations (e.g. making payroll). Scarred by the crisis, corporations have been cutting back debt levels and piling up cash. Show More Summary

Here's How Fattening Profit Margins Contributed To Earnings Growth In Every Quarter Since 1994

There are three basic forces that drive earnings per share growth: revenue, profit margins, and share counts. Fattening profit margins have enabled corporations to book record earnings despite weak sales growth. Because sales have been weak, corporate managers have been reluctant to invest in business. Show More Summary

Private Payrolls Now Above Pre-Recession Peak

Total nonfarm private payroll employment climbed to 116,067, the BLS said this morning. The means private employment is now above the pre-recession peak, Calculated Risk's Bill McBride notes. Overall employment is now just 0.3% below the pre-recession peak. Here's the chart via FRED: Join the conversation about this story »

Markets Rise After Mediocre Jobs Report

The jobs report is out. It's mediocre. The unemployment rate stayed at 6.7% and average hourly earnings actually fell. The 192K new jobs that were reported were slightly below expectations. But markets are up a tad, perhaps on the news that there's no immediate pressure on the Fed to tighten. Here's the full report > Join the conversation about this story »

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