Blog Profile / Zero Hedge

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After Saudis Deny "Need To Send Ground Troops To Yemen", Is Invasion Imminent?

With Decisive Storm airstrikes showing no signs of abating, and with some reports suggesting that as many as 40 people were killed when bombs struck a refugee camp near Haradh, many suspect the violence in Yemen is set to escalate meaningfully...Show More Summary

CNBC's SquawkBox Has Lowest Nielsen Rating In Its History

Days after Zero Hedge broke the news that CNBC had just suffered its worst ever ratings year in 2014...... we weren't at all surprised to read in the WSJ that "CNBC will no longer rely on TV ratings specialist Nielsen to measure its daytime audience, beginning later this year. Show More Summary

What’s Wrong With Silver?

......Submitted and posted with permission by Gary Christenson - The Deviant Investor (Independently Written) Which silver? Paper silver or real silver? Silver prices are largely set on the COMEX futures – paper silver. A company can...Show More Summary

Crowded Trade 2.0: Specs Have Never Been More Short Gold Or The Euro

The Long US Dollar, Short US Treasuries trades were the 'most crowded' earlier this year and while both have derisked modestly from record highs, this week saw the net speculative position in EURUSD futures surge more negative and has never been shorter. Show More Summary

Bad News For America's Biggest Housing Bubble: San Francisco Home Prices Suffer Biggest Drop In Three Years

Frequent readers are aware that the one US housing market which we follow the closest because it is perhaps the best proxy for global liquidity but even more importantly, Chinese excess liquidity (and capital outflows) is that of San...Show More Summary

Oil Jumps As Houthis Enter El-Mandeb Strait Military Base

Houthi rebels have reportedly entered the military base at the stratgeic Bab el-Mandeb Strait, according to Reuters. This is the 4th largest oil-shipping chokepoint in the world... Oil has pushed modestly higher on the news but remains driven more by the headlines from Switzerland...

AIG Lite: Margin Call Claimed First Foreign Casualty Of Austrian "Black Swan"

We’ve written quite a bit lately about Austria’s Heta, the bad bank gone... well, bad, or as we’re fond of calling it, Austria’s Black Swan. Recapping, an outside audit identified a €7.6 billion hole in the vehicle’s balance sheet, prompting the institution of a debt moratorium. Show More Summary

Why The Mania Is Getting Scary - Central Bankers Are Running A Doomsday Machine

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, If you need evidence that we are in the midst of a lunatic financial mania, just consider this summary from a Marketwatch commentator as to why markets are ripping higher this morning:...Show More Summary

Don't Cry For Argentina, It's The Greeks That Suffered The Most In March

Venezuela, Argentina, and... China? are the 3 best performing stock markets in March in USD terms (with Ukraine close behind). It is the Greeks that have borne the brunt of global derisking through The Ides, Athens Stock Index down over 15% and the worst-performing stock market in the world for March. Show More Summary

Turn Those Machines Back Off!!!

Someone pull the plug stat!! Turn Those Machines Back Off!!! My how times have changed.... As we noted earlier... One more exchange break should push the S&P back to green — zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 31, 2015

Four TBTF Banks Threaten To Withhold Funds To Democrats Over Elizabeth Warren's Wall Street Rants

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Having already proven that their institutions are above the law in the aftermath of the financial crisis, executives at the “Too Big to Fail and Jail” banks have decided it’s time to teach Senate Democrats a lesson. Show More Summary

Government Corruption Has Become Rampant

Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe...Show More Summary

The Iran "Talks" - Just Another US vs Russia (And China) Power Game

Update, and just as expected: IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATORS MAY MISS 3RD DEADLINE: U.S. OFFICIAL In what has been the world's longest negotiation (we are only modestly joking: the Iran P5+1 nuclear "talks" started in 2013 and have yet toShow More Summary

$100 Trillion Global Bond Bubble Poses “Systemic Risk” To Financial System

$100 Trillion Global Bond Bubble Poses “Systemic Risk” To Financial System Global bond bubble poses systemic risk to financial system FT warns that a June rate hike could put fixed-income funds under severe pressure Fed’s Bullard warns...Show More Summary

TBTFs HAve $551 Trillion in Rate-Based Derivatives on Their Balance Sheets

The biggest question for investors today is that whether or not rates will rise in 2015. The Fed may raise rates a token amount this year, but the move will be largely symbolic. With over $100 trillion in bonds and over $555 TRILLION...Show More Summary

All S&P Sector ETFs, VIX ETFs Halted

Update: 10 minutes later (TRADING RESUMED) The Market Breaks will continue until the S&P 500 is green... Dead Markets Walking.... Pisani: "Sometimes, this just happens folks!" VIX ETF Explodes... Ultra VIX... US Dollar ETF goes full retard... Show More Summary

Unusual Stock Activity

This Mornings Unusual Activity Unusual Options Activity, Insider Transactions, News and Volume Surges. 10:27 ESPR ESPR VOLUME POP TO HOD 10:24 STAR APR 14 CALLS 2669 BOUGHT ON OFFER @$.25-.30 10:24 STAR STAR OPTION CALL BUYING 10:17Show More Summary

"Biggest Jump In General Collateral On Record" Leaves Experts Stumped

While there has been no move in its close cousin, the Fed Funds rate, which actually declined sharply into quarter-end from yesterday's 0.12% print to just 0.03% following a pattern observed in recent quarters when the FF plunges at quarter end just to rebound to its 0.12%-0.13% range...... Show More Summary

Market Opens On A Weak Note And... Nasdaq Breaks.. And Then NYSE Breaks After Chicago PMI

Update: Post-Chicago PMI selling prompted yet another break!!! This time in the NYSE... BATS EDGX DECLARED SELF-HELP VS NYSE ARCA PER RULE 611 NMS BATS EXCHANGE: BATS BYX EXCHANGE HAS DECLARED SELF-HELP VS NYSE This is just farce now... Show More Summary

Consumer Confidence Surges Higher As 'Hope' Trumps Reality

Following February's drop from 'recovery' cycle highs (which has now been erased by previous revisions! why are confidence measures seasonally-adjusted anyway?), despite surging gas prices, terrible economic data, and dismal weather, March consumer confidence explodes higher. Show More Summary

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