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The Next Financial Disaster Starts Here - Junk Bonds

Investors looking for income have turned to junk bonds. Junk bonds didn’t grow much from 2002 to 2008. But when the Fed cut rates to zero in 2008, junk bond issuance began to take off & the number of junk bond issues soared 483% between 2008 and 2014. Today, some of the savviest investors are starting to place bets against junk bonds. Exit junk bonds today.

Are Capital Inflows Propping Up U.S. Markets?

Nobody really believes the official narrative that the “recovery” is powering the remarkable strength of U.S. stocks, bonds & real estate. While capital inflows into U.S. stocks are difficult to monitor, put various factors together & it seems likely that significant capital inflows are helping prop up asset valuations in the U.S.

Why Housing Has Stalled — And Why Everything Else Will Follow

The US housing market is weak and getting weaker. But the real question is what this means for the rest of the economy. Is housing a discrete sector dealing with its own supply/demand issues, or is it a sign of things to come for consumer spending, government tax revenues, and business investment?

The Emerging Market Volatility May Just Be The Beginning

The volatility in Emerging Markets which began in 2013 may just be beginning as much of the excess liquidity that went in search for yield may reverse course. During the next few months to few years, we would not be surprised to see even greater stress as more volatility returns to markets.

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