Junk Bonds

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If History Is Any Indication, Junk Bonds And Copper Are Telling Us Exactly Where Stocks Are Heading Next

Yields on the riskiest junk bonds are absolutely soaring and the price of copper just hit a fresh six year low.  To most people, those pieces of financial news are meaningless.  But if you understand history, and you are aware of the patterns that immediately preceded previous stock market crashes, then you know how how huge … Continue reading

Commodities Collapsed Just Before The Last Stock Market Crash – So Guess What Is Happening Right Now?

By Michael Snyder If we were going to see a stock market crash in the United States in the fall of 2015 (to use a hypothetical example), we would expect to see commodity prices begin to crash a few months ahead of time.  This is precisely what happened just before the great financial crisis of … Continue reading

Moody’s Cuts Russia’s Sovereign Rating To Junk, Expects `Deep Recession’ In 2015

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to junk status on Friday, assigning a rating of Ba1 — from its previous rating of Baa3 — with a negative outlook. Moody’s said in a statement the reason for the downgrade to junk status was due to impaired prospects for the nation’s economy, further erosion of fiscal strength and … Continue reading

Greece ETF Derailed By S&P Downgrade

By Tom Lydon What started as a wild week for the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) will end that way as the lone Greece ETF is tumbling by 3.7% after Standard & Poor’s pared its rating on the country’s sovereign debt to B- from B. The ratings agency is keeping the long- and … Continue reading

S&P Downgrade ‘Groundlessly Pessimistic’ – Russian Finance Minister

The downgrade of Russia’s credit rating by S&P is unreasonable, as the agency didn’t consider the country’s anti-crisis plan, and the strong economy with its large reserves and extremely low public debt, said Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. Siluanov says he does not think the move will lead to a sharp decline in the share … Continue reading

S&P Downgrades Russia Credit Rating To Junk

Standard & Poor’s has cut Russia’s credit rating to junk level, putting it below investment grade for the first time in a decade. The international ratings agency announced on January 26 it had lowered its rating for Russian government debt to BB+ from BBB-. It added a negative outlook on the rating, saying, “The downgrade … Continue reading

Boom Goes The Dynamite: The Crashing Price Of Oil Is Going To Rip The Global Economy To Shreds – OpEd

By Michael Snyder If you were waiting for a “black swan event” to come along and devastate the global economy, you don’t have to wait any longer.  As I write this, the price of U.S. oil is sitting at $45.76 a barrel.  It has fallen by more than 60 dollars a barrel since June.  There … Continue reading

Junk Bonds Are Going To Tell Us Where The Stock Market Is Heading In 2015

By Michael Snyder Do you want to know if the stock market is going to crash next year?  Just keep an eye on junk bonds.  Prior to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, high yield debt collapsed first.  And as you will see below, high yield debt is starting to crash again.  The primary … Continue reading

Anyone That Believes That Collapsing Oil Prices Are Good For The Economy Is Crazy

By Michael Snyder Are much lower oil prices good news for the U.S. economy?  Only if you like collapsing capital expenditures, rising unemployment and a potential financial implosion on Wall Street.  Yes, lower gasoline prices are good news for the middle class.  I certainly would rather pay two dollars for a gallon of gas than … Continue reading

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