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Choppy stock market is turning volatile

For the past 2 months, the stock market has been pretty choppy, as you can see on the chart below. There has been a little movement, but nearly all of it has been sideways action with few large changes in price.

That changed last Friday, September 9, 2016, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 400 points. Today the market was also volatile, bounced back and recovered 239 points, but failed to reach the opening price on Friday, or the higher price before the gap on Thursday. It needs to hit that price or lower prices are coming, from a technical point of view.

I believe the market is headed for a sharp drop within days or weeks that will last months. My reasoning is as follows:

  1. September is the worst month.  Historically, stock prices have fallen more in September than any other month.
  2. The year after the presidential election is worst.  Of the 4-year presidential cycle, the best year has been the year of the election (2016) has historically yielded the strongest results, while the year after the election (2017) has given the worst results.  (For more information about #1 and #2, buy The Stock Traders Almanac, by Jeffrey Hirsch.)
  3. We are due for a correction.  Stocks have been sitting at high prices for weeks without doing much.
  4. The Fed will raise rates eventually.  They keep talking about raising rates.  Sooner or later, they will actually do it. With the election coming up shortly, the political pressure will be over not to raise rates.

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Deflation not acting like textbooks say

I found an interesting article about deflation I thought all of you market followers should see. I’m no economist, but I have been exposed to macro-economics enough to know how it affects equity markets around the world. And this article hits the nail on the head, so to speak, about a major belief I have — that governments do not have a correct understanding of economics. Many governments follow the ideas of economist John Maynard Keynes, that I don’t believe are entirely correct. I believe the Austrian or classical economics model is more correct.

In any event, Jacob Rothschild, of the famous British banking family, says in the article how consumption, unemployment and deflation are not acting the way economists (who generally follow the Keynesian model) expect they will.

The fact is, the U.S. had a very difficult time during the nasty deflation of the 1930’s. Our belief followed that deflation was bad because it was associated with that painful time. Since then we have generally had slight inflation and enjoyed economic growth, so the thought is that moderate inflation is a good thing.

It’s very interesting to note that Germany had the opposite experience. After World War I, Germany was held to very expensive war reparations. To handle this, they printed A LOT of money and paid their bills with increasingly worthless money. The famous story is about a man who took his life savings of cash to a bank in a wheelbarrow and went inside. When he came back outside, the worthless cash was on the ground and the wheelbarrow was gone.

As a result, the Germans had a very painful time during the hyper-inflation. Now they avoid the pain they experienced with inflation by keeping inflation low or zero. And yet today, Germany is the strongest economy in Europe.

Stable prices are probably more important

I don’t think that A LITTLE inflation or deflation matters that much, like, less than 2% annually. Probably the closer to zero over the long-term, the better. I do think that stable prices rather than sharply increasing or decreasing prices is what people need. Sharply changing prices represent economic turmoil and makes it hard for companies and individuals to plan for their financial future.

Anyway, I love this statement in the article:  “So the prospect of cheaper goods in the future doesn’t seem to be inhibiting Spaniards from indulging in a little (or quite a lot of) retail therapy.” Reminds me of my wife — when she goes shopping, she loves a good deal.

Read the full article HERE

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How to trade the coming Bear Market

On any given day on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, or any other of the many financial web sites, you can hear (or read) a market prognosticator say that the stock market is about to go up or down. It’s easy to say whatever you want because most people won’t remember what you said anyway. But when several of the most respected voices in the industry say the same thing at the same time, it’s at least worth taking notice.

In a recent previous post, I mentioned how Goldman Sachs basically gave a short-term sell recommendation. Several other respected fund managers are saying the same thing.

You can read the full article about what they are saying HERE

What Are The Signs of a Coming Bear Market?

There are two main signs that a bear market is on the way. The first is that the market has been going up for several years. We are currently in one of the longest bull markets in history, so it certainly qualifies on that point.

The second sign is that corporate profits are slowing. At the beginning of a new bull market, corporate profits stop declining. Even if they are still losing money, the losses are less as things begin to turn around. The same is true on the high side: companies are still making a profit, but the growth in those profits are declining. The growth rate in profits are getting slower and slower.

The mature U.S. economy is like a huge 757 jet airplane. It makes long moves up and down. So when corporate profits hit a high in terms of speed of growth and then start to come down, the bear market is inevitable if that trend continues, because eventually profits will turn negative. The big questison is, when will that happen? Of course, no one knows for sure exactly when, but experienced industry professionals, like those mentioned in the article above, can see the signs and know it is coming.

How to Trade the Coming Bear Market?

So with this in mind, how do you profit from this knowledge? Well, conservative investors can just sell all their stocks and wait a few years until the bear market happens and then buy stocks at lower prices later. They can safely keep their money in money markets.

More aggressive traders need to be very nimble at times like this. Don’t just enter a short position with the entire portfolio until you know the bear market is occurring now. If you try to prepare for it too early, you’ll lose money if the market makes new highs. That’s exactly what has happened recently and many a fund manager is taking losses because of it. The infamous saying on Wall Street comes from the economist John Maynard Keynes when he said — “The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”  Another saying is, “Wall Street’s graveyard is filled with investors who were right too soon.”

The keys to making a profit in a bear market is to not enter too early or too big. Even if your prediction is right, you need to be ready to exit if your timing is wrong. I have no doubt that the market is headed for big losses at some point in the not-too-distant future. I totally agree with the respected professionals in the above article. But how much losses should you take before that happens? The correct answer is, not much. Because if you’re not careful, you’ll join those in Wall Street’s financial graveyard who made the same mistake.

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Are stock prices too high?

I found an interesting article this morning I thought you should see. It discusses how the Fed model is used to determine the value of stocks and whether or not they are priced too high or too low. The key point of this article is that institutional investors have 2 main choices to put their money, stocks or bonds, and that choice is distorted when interest rates are low.

It works like this — investors are going to put their money where they think they can get the highest return. When interest rates are very low — like they are now and have been for years — then equities look much better by comparison. That drives equity markets much higher than they normally would go.

This is the situation for many stock markets throughout the world, including the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Better Ways to Value Stocks

The article states:

“The Fed model fares poorly compared with simpler methods of judging when stocks are attractive. A study by Bank of America found that as a tool for predicting 10-year returns, P/E ratios were 10 times more accurate as an indicator of what stocks would do, while metrics like price to book value did even better. The S&P 500 trades for 20 times annual earnings, the highest P/E since 2009, and 2.9 times book, or assets minus liabilities.”

Notice on the chart below how corporate profits rise above nominal GDP, then snap back like a rubber band. When they hit the high and begin to snap back is when bear markets happen.

Stocks are clearly on the high side of the spectrum, based on historical values.  To read the entire article, go to:  Stock valuations getting harder to explain

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Stocks are expensive, says Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs issued a warning to clients over the weekend about the stock market.

David Kostin, chief U.S. equity Strategist for Goldman, forecast losses in equity markets around the world over the next 3 months. Kostin offered evidence of his concern by writing, “The S&P 500 (17.2x) and STOXX 600 (14.9x) both trade at forward [price-to-earnings ratios] one standard deviation or more above their 10-year averages.” Perhaps in a strong economy, there would be less concern and more room to run higher. But with the economy still being what it is, I doubt that. Investors who buy at the market highs right now are falling for the age-old trap that the un-informed always fall into.

Read the full article HERE

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Stocks Hit New All-Time Highs

Recently the stock market hit new all-time highs. Yesterday stocks were strong in response to a good jobs report. I’d just like to make a couple of points about that.

Although stocks have gone to new highs, they have done so just by a little bit. So what? Investors are concerned about if their stocks continue to climb. It doesn’t do them much good to see stocks eek out new highs just to quickly retreat back to previous prices. The Dow at its recent high only climbed about 350 points higher than the previous high of 2015. That’s just 1.9%. It has since pulled back from that level.

I constantly tell my investing students to keep an eye on the big picture and not be overly swayed by short-term events. So, what is the big picture telling us?  A picture is worth a thousand words.

Look at the chart below and see a 5-year chart of the Dow. This is the big picture of what the whole stock market (and most stocks) have been doing for the past 5 years. Now are you excited the market has hit new highs? Remember, as investors we need to remember the very big picture. Stock prices are high and you are buying near the end of the bull cycle if you buy now. If you do, you will be risking 30-60% to make……. 2% ?  5%?  10% ? I’m really not a constant pessimist or a doomsday type of guy, but I’m not impressed just because the market clawed its way to a slightly higher high.

Look at the chart below. Now tell me if you are thrilled the market went to new highs. Investors need to see the up trend of the previous 4 years to resume in order to make any money. This recent blip in market activity is meaningless in the long run. Remember, the highs of 2015 came a little over a year ago and were quickly followed by a sharp pullback. That’s what I’m expecting will happen again until the market proves me wrong.

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Dow Jones Tranportation Index Not Hitting New Highs

In the stock market, stock prices move based on corporate profits and the rate of growth of corporate profits. In other words, how much money a company is making, how fast they are making it, and if the speed of growth is increasing or decreasing. While stock prices are based on corporate profits, corporate profits are based on the economy — is economic activity increasing or decreasing (is money flowing into or out of the economy, and how fast).

Divergence = Strong Economy Is Not Confirmed

When an economy is strong, then most or all indexes and indicators will also show strength. But when an economy is not strong, now all indicators and indexes will be in agreement. This is called divergence, and it offers an important message.

Over the past week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and S&P500 have achieved new highs. In a recent post, I showed that the Nasdaq index has not hit new highs and has been going down for months. In the chart below, you can see that the Dow Jones Transportation Average also has not hit new highs. The Transportation Average has all types of transportation companies in it that deliver the products we use: trucking, railroad, package delivery, air freight delivery, and related companies are in this index.

Dow Theory

Dow Theory reasons that if an economy is strong, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average AND the Dow Jones Tranportation Average should hit new highs. If one of them doesn’t, then the economy (and in turn, the stock market) is not as strong as it may appear at first glance. A strong economy will have companies with growing profits in both the industrial and transportation sectors, because products that have been purchased must be delivered.

Convergence or agreement between indicators and indexes will again return to normal at some point. That means that either the Transportation Average and Nasdaq will hit new highs, or the DJIA and S&P500 will fall back into its sideways action or even begin a new downtrend. I think it will be the latter, but I’m not sure. However, you can bet I will be watching closely to see which one happens.

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One Day Trader’s Experience

The following excerpt was written on Quora.com.  It shows how important it is to know how to trade before you start trading. I don’t mean just knowing which buttons to press to buy or sell. I mean knowing good strategies that help you know when to buy and sell. There’s a huge difference between the two. I know — I once worked at a day trading firm where they taught you which buttons to press, but didn’t teach much strategy. What a surprise:  over 90% of smart, educated, ambitious college graduates failed within one year.

If you try to learn on your own, you’ll likely have a similar experience and lose a lot of money.

Remember, day trading means watching the market during market hours and is a full-time job. So, you’re not only losing money or not making money from your trading, you’re also not working at another job that actually pays money. Financially it’s a double whammy.

The original article below can be found HERE

Is Day Trading Profitable?

Alex Novak, I have worked in Finance (trading) for over a decade.
I have been day trading for over a decade as an “independent” or “retail” trader. I am 27 years old and began when I finished High School at 17 because I loved the idea of making a potentially unlimited amount of money. I used my laptop and opened an account with a derivatives provider who at the time provided access to leveraged securities at market prices (less a set commission).

I started out by just reading the local financial newspaper and placing small positions on the Australian S&P 200 stock index. I knew that the Australian market, more times than not, followed the lead for the United States. My strategy was basically to purchase either a long (up) or short (down) position on the ASX / S&P 200 index, depending on what the US markets had done overnight.

I made $200.00 one day and lost $300.00 the next, this pattern repeated itself until I needed to get a part-time job to afford my trading losses.

I decided to give away my idea of being a day-trader – but every time I heard the word stock market or saw the current price of the ASX / S&P 200 index, I logged back into my providers account and began trading (and loosing) – repeatedly.

In 2008 I decided to get a full-time job working for a Government Agency (completely unrelated to trading) – I would spend all of the money earned at my real job on the stock market. My mother thought I was a gambling addict, I began questioning myself and started placing ridiculous trades. In one month I made $80,000.00 – that’s more than I have ever made in my life – it’s more than my “real job” paid – and I lost it all in one afternoon trying to turn it into a million. I promised myself I’d never trade again – that was in 2013.

A few months later I deposited my salary into a new broker and began trading the ASX / S&P 200 Index again, this time I had a written strategy and I also had a few years of experience under my belt. I began to make modest amounts of money on Monday and Tuesday, but when Wednesday came around I would forget to take it slow and dump the whole lot on – sometimes it worked, other times it didn’t.

I got sick, I spent 6 months in hospital – I couldn’t work at my regular job even if I wanted too. I could sit in front of a computer and trade – I spent 8 hours everyday for over 5 years just trading one index. I flirted with forex, but that market moved way too fast and unpredictably for me.

In 2016 something changed, I lost the urge to “make millions” and instead focussed on just placing good trades based on a written trading strategy that I had developed over a decade. I found a broker that provided me trades at fair market value and didn’t cheat me – now I make a consistent income.

It has taken a decade of patience, failure, huge losses after huge losses, reading thousands of books and website articles – I must have spent over 10,000 hours staring at a candlestick chart of the ASX / S&P 200. This week however, like last week and the weeks before, I made a modest income that is comparable with any other professional with a decade of experience.

I am not rich by any means – it took a decade. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you really, really, really love the financial markets and get a buzz out of being the first to know major world events. If you have that passion – yes, day trading is profitable. Like anything, it requires skill, education and experience. The profits are commensurate with that.

Good Luck.

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Stock Trading course for Beginners, just $29

Stock Market News — July 12, 2016

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Nasdaq shows down trend

Stock Market News.  July 5, 2016

When market technicians look at the stock market, they don’t just look at one indicator or one market to conduct their analyses. They look at many indicators and markets, because one market or indicator may or may not confirm what another is saying. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and The S&P500 composite index are both showing essentially the same thing — that large-cap stocks have been going sideways for more than a year — since May 2015.

But that’s not what the Nasdaq index is showing right now. It is showing a downtrend by definition: lower highs and lower lows (some people say lower peaks and lower valleys). As I write this, the S&P500 is near its all-time high, but the Nasdaq is now showing a 2nd lower high since its all-time high was set a year ago, in July 2015.

When two or more markets or indicators show the same thing, the more we can trust what they are saying. But when they do not agree, that in itself is a warning sign. That’s when we should look for more information. Most of the time the majority of markets and similar types of indicators agree with each other. For example, for the past several years, the Dow, S&P500 and Nasdaq have all been going up in a sustained bull market. The fact that the Dow & S&P500 have been going sideways and the Nasdaq has clearly been going down for over a year — that’s worth paying attention to.

Does this mean we have started a new bear market? No. But then again, it could mean that.

Nasdaq, 2012-June 2016

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BREXIT vote is in — UK is leaving the EU

The British vote is!  The UK will be leaving the EU.  In response, stock markets around the world fell sharply today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 550 points or 3% and the Nasdaq Composite index fell close to 200 points or 4%.
Britain’s exit from the EU will be just a pinprick to the world economy and really won’t amount to much.  The UK exit will be a drag on the world economy, but I don’t think it will have a huge impact.  It’s possible that it could trigger a world-wide recession, but I doubt it.  Although stocks were down sharply yesterday, it appears to be just a knee-jerk reaction to unexpected news.  I think the market will adjust soon to the news and continue on as before — going mostly sideways. If the U.S. does enter another recession, it will be for factors already in play, not due to actions by the UK.
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Stocks Approaching All-Time Highs in June 2016

Stock Market News — June 23, 2016

Stocks are slowly approaching record highs, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing +230.24, just 340 points below the all-time high set back in May 2015. Even though today was a strong showing and stocks have been in a moderate uptrend for the past month, stocks have struggled for the past year in volatile sideways action.

Major selling pressure continues to appear between 18,000 and 18,200 since the May 2015, with stocks falling below 18,000 at least 7 times in the past 12 months after after climbing above that important psychological level.

The economy needs to improve or this stock market will continue to bounce sideways. I can see stocks making new highs, barely, within the next year and then retreating once again to lower prices.

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The Stock Market During The Great Depression

If you asked people when The Great Depression began and ended, most would probably reply that it began on October 24, 1929 (Black Tuesday, the day the stock market crashed). Most people would also tell you that it ended with the beginning of World War II (for the United States), when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.  From beginning to end, that would be more than 12 years and comprise the entire decade of the 1930’s.

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What Happened to the Stock Market during the Great Depression?

Did the stock market also fall for 12 years? No, it didn’t. Look at the chart below and you’ll see how stocks moved during this time.

This chart shows the huge rise in stock prices in the 1920’s — 6 times increase over just 8 years (1921-1929). Compare that to the 2 times increase that occurred in the stock market from 2002-2007, or the 2 1/2 times increase from 2009-2016. The cause for this metoric rise was a huge increase in credit to buy stocks known as margin borrowing. Almost everyone in the nation was investing in stocks with little knowledge of how the market really works or how much risk they were actually taking. They just believed that stocks would keep climbing forever and everyone would get rich. We believe what we want to believe. There is good reason why they call it “the roaring ’20’s”. They were getting rich and having lots of parties.

When the crash finally came, the pain was widespread. Selling led to more selling as investors tried to cover their margin calls. In 2 1/2 years, the stock market lost 90% of its value. It’s true the economy continued to be awful — the federal government did not know they needed to add liquidity (money) to the economy and they did the opposite — they actually contracted the money supply and made things worse.

But the stock market went up after the summer of 1932. In fact, stocks climbed 4 times in 5 years (1932-1937).

Note the following about The Great Depression —

  1. The great crash in stock prices from 1929-1932 was due to the huge increase in stock prices over the 1920’s (think Bubble!).
  2. The economy was truly awful in the 1930’s, but the stock market only fell for 2.5 years.  It’s also interesting to note that the bear market of 2000-2002 lasted about 2.5 years, the approximate length of time that other bear markets last in current times.
  3. The average investor was like a deer in the headlights and got financially crushed in 1929. Many lost all their money.
  4. Knowledgeable investors made huge amounts of money, even when stock prices were falling!  (see below)  They did this by selling short.

Some things never change. Educated investors make a lot of money in the stock market while average investors often lose money.

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The Roaring 20's & The Great Crash

Traders and investors who knew what they were doing made tons of money while many around them lost everything.

The great trader, Jesse Livermore, was one of them. After Black Tuesday, his wife started to pull the furniture out of the house to put on sale, thinking they had lost all their money. Jesse told his wife to put the furniture back inside and informed her that he made more money trading stocks that day than any other day in his life!

Jesse Livermore

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Another notable person who made out very well at this time was Joseph Kennedy, Sr., father of future politicians Ted Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and president John F. Kennedy.  Joseph Kennedy, Sr., made a fortune in the bull market of the 1920’s at his own securities firm. He was also outside Wall Street when a bomb exploded on September 16, 1920, that threw him to the ground. We can only speculate how U.S. and world history would have been different if he had been killed in the blast or failed to make his fortune on Wall Street, making it impossible or unlikely that his sons would have succeeded as politicians to the degree that they did.

For more information about Joseph Kennedy, Sr., read about him at Wikipedia.com — Joseph Kennedy, Sr.

Joseph Kennedy, Sr.

Joseph Kennedy, Sr.

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Stock Market cycle more consistent since early 1980’s

The stock market cycle has become more consistent in terms of how long bull or bear markets last since the early 1980’s. Bull and bear markets last longer now. Now, bull markets typically last 5–7 years and bear markets last 1.5–2.5 years. Compare that to the short and choppy cycles of the 1970’s stock market. (see charts below)

Dow cycles, 2000-2016

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U.S. Economy & Stock Market — The future in 2016

The U.S. economy and stock market are certainly much better than they were back in 2009. President Obama and Congress did the only thing they know how to do — they pumped money into the economy.  My, how they pumped money into the economy!  They pumped an unprecedented amount of money into the economy in the form of record low interest rates for an extended period of time, a housing program to make it easier to purchase a house, and other actions designed to improve the economy.  But there are limits to what all that money can do.  It is a temporary fix — it doesn’t solve the long-term problems, like the massive federal debt or budget deficits (over spending).

Ever since the Great Depression of the 1930’s when we did not add money to the economy and the nation suffered for years because of that, the federal government figured out that we need to add money (liquidity) to the economy rather than keep it at current levels or lower it. But that does not solve the problem, it just prevents the problem from becoming a downward spiral.

Future of the Economy & Stock Market — What’s Next?

Here we are in June 2016.  The U.S. economy appears to be stuck in 2nd gear compared to 5th gear in 1999. The Federal Reserve is concerned to raise interest rates and destroy the improvements that have been made since 2009. From here, I see two potential paths moving forward for the U.S.

  1. The U.S. will have a Bear Market & recession.  Stocks will drop about 50%, the same as happened in the last recession of 2007-2009.
  2. The U.S. will not enter a Bear Market or recession but will continue this stale growth mode for years to come, like Japan in the 1980’s. Then it will end in another Bear Market & recession.

I’m not really sure which one is going to happen. At first I thought #1 would happen, and I’m still leaning toward thinking that will happen. But now I’m not so sure. Politicians at the federal level have certainly become good at kicking the can down the road, so to speak, for someone else to have to deal with the problems later. And the economy looks more and more like Japan did in the 1980’s.

Either way, this is not a good environment to be owning stocks. Putting your money in a safe place is of paramount important right now. That means money markets, savings accounts, T-bills or anything else that will not tie your money up at low interest rates for long periods of time. When the time is right, you want to have your money available to put in the right investment. The last thing you want is to have to keep your money in a bond paying 1% annually for 5 more years when you can buy stocks and make 50% in the next year or two. The key now is to keep your money safe, because there is much more risk to owning stocks long-term (I’m speaking to investors). You are risking more potential losses at this time than your potential gain. In other words, you’re risking a lot to make a little — the opposite of what you’re supposed to do. There are times to be aggressive and times to be conservative when it comes to the stock market, and 2016 and the foreseeable future are times to be conservative and very risk-averse.

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Japanese stock market, 1993-2016

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Economy Still Improving Slowly

It’s a pretty good indication about how the U.S. economy is doing when, after the huge amounts of money we have spent in stimulus and record time at record low interest rates, and the economy is still only moving forward slowly. The latest jobs reports show just that. Yes, the economy added more jobs, but it was the lowest increase in a long time.

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The U.S. economy is a very mature economy. It’s like a giant 747 commercial jet climbing to as high an altitude as it can. At first it blasts forth with plenty of energy when it takes off, but as it climbs higher and higher and the air is too thin to support more lift, the plane climbs higher and higher at an ever slowing rate before it falls back toward the earth. The fact that we are moving forward so slowly is a sign we are near the end of the bull market phase.  Pretty soon it will be time to eject from the plane, if not already.

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SEC investigating Alibaba

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that they are investigating Alibaba’s accounting practices — now there’s a big surprise!  (please note the sarcasm)

On January 27, 2016, I wrote an article on this blog talking briefly about what little financial information we get from China is, to say the least, unreliable and should not be believed or trusted.  Corruption is a way of life in China, especially in the government. They are in the habit of lying to their citizens and just expecting them to believe it. But what may work on their own people doesn’t work with the rest of the world.

So, it should come as no surprise that the SEC is investigating a Chinese company over their accounting practices. In other words, they are lying about their financial statements: how much money they are really making and spending, and how much they have. Just to remind you, I recommend that you reconsider before investing in any Chinese company whether they trade on U.S. stock markets or on Chinese stock exchanges.

I think the whole Chinese economy is going to implode soon. They have been putting too much stimulus in their economy for years. And when an economy as large as China goes into a recession or depression, the whole world will feel the impact including the United States.

Click here to read more about the SEC investigating Alibaba

Click here to read about Alibaba’s past illegal activities

Here’s another read about Top 10 Alibaba Scams.  I can’t confirm the credibility or veracity of what they say. Please comment if you can.

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Insider Trading is Legal for Congress

In this series of how the government lies about economic data to their own benefit, I’d like to add that insider trading is illegal — except for Congress. This is the clearest sign of corruption I know, and I think it’s rediculous. There is no reason politicians should be able to profit from secret knowledge when it’s against the law for CEO’s, management, and anyone else who does the exact same thing. This is a clear indication that they think they are above the law.

There is another excellent article I saw on LinkedIn that talks about how the politicians must do what the people demand, so we can make this happen if we just demand it of those people who we send to Congress. Americans need to demand this to end. This is dirty and puts politicians above the laws that the rest of us must follow.

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Warren Buffett can end the Deficit

Next up, the excellent healthcare plan enjoyed by all members of Congress, past, present, and future.

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