Wall Street’s Latest Bounce – Ostrich Economics At Work – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 10-20-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman writes: The price of financial assets is now artificial and wildly inaccurate. $300 trillion of global finance cannot remain stable much longer. Bulls believe the Fed is on hold until at least next March, while Wall Street is projecting S&P 500 earnings of $130 per share on an ex-items basis for

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Urgent Warning: 6 Signs the Great Crash Is Upon Us! – David Stockman’s Contra Corner -7-16-15

Salient to Investors: Harry Dent writes: All the signs point to the end of the global bubble. The greatest trigger will be the bursting of the massive, unprecedented China bubble. China’s stock market loss of 35% in less than 30 days signals its stock bubble has peaked: a drop of 30% to 40%

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James Says Use Buyouts to Shoot Lights, Not Hedge Funds – Bloomberg 09-18-14

Salient to Investors: Tony James at Blackstone said hedge funds are a way to play the stock market with lower volatility and lower returns – shoot-the-lights-out returns are best left to private equity and real estate. Neil Chriss at Hutchin Hill Capital said Calpers’ hedge-fund allocation was not big enough to

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China May Soon Go the Way of Japan, Says Merrill Lynch – BloombergBusinessweek 09-10-14

Salient to Investors: Naoki Kamiyama and David Cui at Merrill Lynch said: China is weaker than it appears, resembles Japan in 1992, and may enter an asset-deflation phase. China’s imbalanced growth, government stimulus, overcapacity, overwrought housing market, and severely under-capitalized financial system may be a more serious problem than Japan’s was in the

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