I would like someone to break down how any stock reflects any metrics of business fundamentals circa 2016. ~crickets~........exactly ;)
Markets, Politicos, Central Bankers are publicly disappointed with this decision. I wonder how the bottom 99.9% of people will be affected in a world where the status quo appears to have a hairline crack.
Stocks always go up when the real economy goes south. FED QE is how growth happens. Recovery is under way.
~Signed all people who started trading stocks after 2009~
If you are playing options theres a couple problems with shorting the market post 2008.
1. premiums are higher, specifically as the vix creeps up when you want to short stocks
2. even if you believe a company is bankrupt, another stock market collapse will probably put the world into chaos. Central banks around the globe have unprecidented policies for asset value retention, to the point where central banks such as japan just buys stocks instead of admitting they went insolvent 25 years ago.
The market you knew from 1945 to 1995 is gone and isnt ever coming back. Stimulus policies that fail, HFT algos, flash crashes, and a hollowing out of volume is the future. As witnessed by people trading in 2008, when the status quo is threatened, tax payers will be on the hook, shorting of securities that are worth $0.00 will be outlawed, and put options will go poof. Good luck!
1.5% is not enough. 1.75% ill mull it over. Need reward for risking the loss of my entire savings within 5 years.
Its a genius move. They are no longer able to be "bailed out" in a crisis due to dodd-frank, but deposits are considered assets. When the next financial crisis happens your savings will be ~poof its gone~ and you will be a shareholder in an insolvent bank if my understanding is correct. But yeah, believe the PR, they just want to get into banking to help the shrinking middle class they are directly responsible for destroying ;)
Think about this, your sales are in the toilet and you are approving billions in share buy backs. Isnt that futile in the long run? Now imagine, you have shares/options you can unload in the near future. Isnt that genius? Really, anyone can be a CEO if your long term goals are only 2-3 years out. wink wink.
Youll have to go back further than that. O was just the last person presiding over the sinking ship. You can trace it back to the Vietnam war, taking us off the Gold standard, the 1980s deregulation and tax cutting, but most importantly having people such as Greenspan in charge of the worlds currency. The president is a puppet. They have little power on fiscal policy. Congress which is bought off controls the budget, and the main central banks, namely our Fed, run the worlds money supply. Best of luck if you think anything will ever change for your betterment.
I think the phrases "economy" and "asset values" are now synonymous. One is stagnant and one is at all time in history of man kind highs. I believe previous to 2008 those 2 things could not be true.