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TOP NEWSUrgent Market Alert: Join Mike Maloney for a Live Q&A Session

 See full story: Urgent Market Alert: Join Mike Maloney for a Live Q&A Session The Fed just raised interest rates again which could put even more pressure on the banks. Things are heating up and the wheels are falling off. That’s why Mike is dropping everything to bring you this urgent market alert.

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Mar 21, 2023 - 07:06:05 PDT


Things are truly heating up, but what caused this? Where is it going?

Mar 24, 2023 - 06:04:08 PDT

Gold Shines as Rate Declines Come Closer: FT

Traders quip that one of the few things to rally during bear periods is volatility. Add gold to the list. Its price has leapt about 7 per cent so far in March to one-year highs of just under $2,000 per ounce. With investors dumping stocks and corporate bonds, money has flowed into both government bonds and gold.

Mar 24, 2023 - 06:00:00 PDT

Wall Street’s ‘Dr. Doom’ Sees ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of Risks for Economy & Warns of a 2008-Like Crisis

“We avoided the debt crisis a couple of times...but now the game is over," economist Nouriel Roubini said in a new interview.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:58:28 PDT

Elon Musk Says Jerome Powell Is So Bad at His Job That GPT-4 Would Be a Better Fed Chair

Elon Musk disagreed with the Fed describing the banking system as “sound and resilient,” tweeting, “banks are melting.”

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:57:44 PDT

Gundlach Joins Powell-Is-Wrong Chorus Predicting Rate Cuts

Markets are signaling the Federal Reserve is wrong when it talks about the prospect for further interest-rate hikes, with bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach among the latest to predict cuts instead as the risk of recession grows.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:54:27 PDT

Real Estate Billionaire Sam Zell Warns That Hot Inflation Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

“When you spread out free money for years at a time, you create significant drag, and I just don’t see how we are going to avoid a slowdown as that whole process comes to an end,”... “I think the Fed screwed up by allowing zero interest rates to go on too long, I think we are just beginning to pay the price for that,” Zell points out. “It would be nice to say that it would be great if the Fed got lucky. I’ve been around for 50 years and I’ve never seen the Fed get lucky.”

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:52:43 PDT

Summers, Tarullo Slam Stress-Test Failures, Urge Deposit Clarity

Two top former US economic policymakers sharply criticized the Federal Reserve’s 2022 stress tests of banks for failing to have probed potential vulnerabilities in the banking system to a sharp rise in interest rates.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:51:01 PDT

US Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Drop In Feb; Weakest YoY In 2 Years

After tumbling in January (thanks to no big Boeing plan order that juiced December's data), analysts expected a modest rebound (+0.2% MoM) in preliminary February data. However, they were wrong as durable goods orders dropped 1.0% MoM. And it's worse because this happened even after January's 4.5% drop was revised even lower to -5.0% MoM.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:51:46 PDT

Recession Indicators Says The Fed Broke Something: Lance Roberts

Recession indicators a ringing loudly as the Fed maintains a "hawkish" bias despite the markets not listening.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:49:33 PDT

U.S. Banks Are Sitting on $1.7 Trillion in Unrealized Losses, Research Says

"As long as people aren't all coming in at the same time and demanding that their deposits back, you're okay, but that's exactly what's been happening," Prof. Stephan Weiler told Fortune. "So the chances of facing those unrealized losses are going up."

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:42:48 PDT

BofA Says Investor Rush to Cash Is Fastest Since Covid Hit

Investors are fleeing to cash in the biggest rush since the onset of the pandemic as concerns of an economic slowdown mount, according to Bank of America Corp. strategists who see equity and credit markets slumping in coming months.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:41:07 PDT

Moody’s Sees Risk That U.S. Banking ‘Turmoil’ Can’t Be Contained

Despite quick action by regulators and policy makers, there's a rising risk that banking-system stress will spill over into other sectors and the U.S. economy, "unleashing greater financial and economic damage than we anticipated," said Moody's Investors Service, one of the Big Three credit-ratings firms.Simply put, the risk is that officials "will be unable to curtail the current turmoil without longer-lasting and potentially severe repercussions within and beyond the banking sector," Atsi Sheth, Moody's managing director of credit strategy, and others wrote in a note distributed on Thursday.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:40:16 PDT

Fed’s Central Bank Dollar Tool Tapped for Record $60 Billion

A Federal Reserve facility that gives foreign central banks access to dollar funding was tapped for a record $60 billion, in a week of banking stress that has roiled markets.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:33:29 PDT

Banks Are Still Drawing on the Fed for $164 Billion of Emergency Cash

Banks reduced their borrowings only slightly from two Federal Reserve backstop facilities in the most recent week, a sign that institutions are taking advantage of the central bank’s liquidity in the wake of turmoil.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:23:04 PDT

Treasury Yields Fall as Concerns Over Global Banking System Grow Once Again

U.S. Treasury yields fell on Friday as investors considered what the latest banking sector developments and the Fed’s policy path could mean for the economy.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:21:57 PDT

Banks Ramp up Use of New Fed Facility Created During Crisis

Banks are sitting on unrealized losses thanks to rising interest rates. That helped lead to the implosion of Silicon Valley Bank this month. Institutions borrowed $53.7 billion from the Bank Term Funding Program as of Wednesday, up sharply from $11.9 billion last week.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:18:11 PDT

Fed Emergency Lending to Banks Boosted Overall Fed Holdings in Latest Week

Federal Reserve emergency lending to banks, which hit record levels last week, remained high in the latest week, amid continued large scale extensions of credit to the financial system, which now includes official foreign borrowing.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:15:41 PDT

Dow Futures Drop More Than 300 Points as Deutsche Bank Sparks Concerns Over Global Banking System

Investors' attention shifted from this week's Federal Reserve meeting back to the global banking system.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:12:58 PDT

Deutsche Bank and UBS Shares Hammered as Banking Fears Keep Tight Grip

Banking stocks fell sharply in Europe on Friday with heavyweights Deutsche Bank and UBS Group pummelled by worries that the worst problems in the sector since the 2008 financial crisis have not yet been contained.

Mar 24, 2023 - 05:11:39 PDT

Deutsche Bank Bloodbath Reignites Global Bank Crisis Fears

There is no specific news on DB to catalyze these moves but if DB is next, then the world's financial system has a serious problem that makes CS look like SVB.


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