Blackstone is pleased to offer the following Market Commentary by Byron Wien which shares his thinking on global economic developments, market insights and other factors that may influence investment opportunities and strategies. The Smartest Man is Bullish on Europe June 2013 During the course of every year I try to meet several times with the […]
Goldman Sachs Upgrades S&P 500 Target Published: Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:39 AM ET By: Ansuya Harjani Goldman Sachs has upgraded its target for the S&P 500, forecasting that the U.S. benchmark index will climb a further 5 percent to 1750 by year-end, from an initial estimate of 1625, supported by robust dividend growth […]
Fred Lange Of Lange Financial Services: Thoughts On Markets, Equities, A New Form Of Gridlock, Why He Has Been And Remains Bullish.
The Wall and Broad Report has been fortunate to receive market and trading thoughts and ideas from Fred and Rob Lange of Lange Financial Services ( LFS ) since its inception in mid 2010. It was just before the mid term election that got LFS discussing the benefits of Gridlock for the markets. Between August […]
The QE-Xcuse. From Brian S. Wesbury. Stocks Are Cheap. They Are Rising Because That’s What Cheap Things Do.
Brian S. Wesbury – Chief Economist Bob Stein, CFA – Deputy Chief Economist Date: 5/6/2013 The higher the stock market goes, the more the bears argue that itâ€™s all about easy money from the Federal Reserve. The â€œQE-xcuseâ€ â€“ says Wall Street is flying high on a wave of new money from Quantitative Easing. But, […]
The Coming ObamaCare Shock Millions of Americans will pay more for health insurance, lose their coverage, or have their hours of work cut back. By DANIEL P. KESSLER In recent weeks, there have been increasing expressions of concern from surprising quarters about the implementation of ObamaCare. Montana Sen. Max Baucus, a Democrat, called it a […]
Dangerous Economic Territory: An Interview with Paul A. Volcker Paul A. Volcker is the former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. He is credited with ending the high levels of inflation in the 1970s and early 1980s. His policy of â€œpreemptive restraintâ€ reduced […]
Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, March 25, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. A week ago, I closed out the Hotline by saying that Cyprus likely did not carry that much in the way of near-term risks. However, I added that the situation did represent a broader problem for Europe and the rest of […]
Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, March 18, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. The U.S. stock market has been doing quite well of late. That rally has been driven by a combination of Fed quantitative easing and a healthier than expected U.S. economy. The bears blame it all on the Fed and […]
Bridgewaterâ€™s Dalio Says 2013 â€˜Game Changerâ€™ as Money Shifts By Christopher Condon Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates LP, the worldâ€™s biggest hedge fund, said 2013 will be a â€œgame changerâ€ for the economy as investors reallocate money after risks such as Europeâ€™s sovereign debt crisis receded. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of […]
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/16-things-about-2013-that-are-really-going-to-stink 16 Things About 2013 That Are Really Going To Stink The beginning of the year has traditionally been a time of optimism when we all look forward to the exciting things that are going to happen over the next 12 months. Unfortunately, there are a whole bunch of things about 2013 that we already […]
BY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes â€” naked of spending cuts â€” passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-proclaimed â€œprincipleâ€ of fiscal â€œbalanceâ€ by taking the lead on reducing spending. â€œWhy,â€ asked the […]
S&P 500 in Cheapest Bull Market Since Ronald Reagan By Whitney Kisling, Inyoung Hwang and Rita Nazareth – Nov 19, 2012 9:42 AM ET. Investors have seen $806 billion erased from the value of American equities since President Barack Obama was re-elected Nov. 6 in the biggest decline since May. The post-election rout in U.S. […]
Beware: ObamaCareâ€™s now reality By BETSY McCAUGHEY Posted: 10:06 PM, November 12, 2012 President Obamaâ€™s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obama health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you canâ€™t afford […]
The Election & Aftermath: Investment And Economic Predictions Plus Strategies From Jefferies And Co.
The Election & Aftermath We will know by this time tomorrow most of the election results. The worst case scenario for all of us would be an election that is so close in some of the sawing states that the election gets turned over to a host of attorneys. As a nation, we do not […]
By Daniel P. Goldman (Spengler) America is in incipient decline, and this weekâ€™s presidential election might be the last chance to reverse it. We are becoming a different sort of country, with a different people and different beliefs. Another four years of Barack Obama well might take us past the point of no return, although […]
Romney wins in a landslide — Las Vegas oddsmaker doubles down on prediction. By Wayne Allyn Root FoxNews.com Yes, you read that headline correctly. I am a Las Vegas oddsmaker (and former Libertarian vice presidential candidate) and here’s why I am so boldly predicting a Romney landslide. In November of 2004, only days before the […]