SOX down 14 or 2.15%, while Nasdaq is green. Paradoxical considering the size of the semi-conductor industry.
SP at record high, and yet, UVXY 2.5% green, even though VIX is way down . Explain that? I call it fear. It's real. Nobody really understands why the market is at these dizzying heights and they are starting to look down for the first time.
Your country is not at war, it's been fooled into thinking it is. A fool and his money, and all that. The biggest score in history of civilization.
You can feel it. But they have to maintain the facade as long as possible to lure in more bagholders while WS unloads. They have been driving the market to record after record, day after day, on low volume using algos and HFT. The plan being that all that glitters is gold, a gilded trap to lure main street back. I don't think main street quite fell for it this time, so WS is going to have eat its own shyte this time around.
They are not labelled unpatriotic, they are defended as stalwarts of capitalism and the free market. Americans applaud them as they rob you blind.
"The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas."
Limit tax breaks, why are they getting any ta breaksx? Why aren't they being penalized? These companies didn't spring out of the dirt, they are what they are because they are US companies. But whenever they feel like it, they can just take their ball and leave. And that's another way they are adding to EPS, by not paying their fair share of the tab.
Oh yeah, "We use our weapons to shield our citizens, Hamas uses their citizens to shield their weapons". "We can forgive the Palestinians for killing our children, but we can never forgive them for making us kill their children".
They've got dozens of those soundbites. Soundbite diplomacy has been Israeli MO for decades, but it is starting to wear thin. That happens when the soundbite is dubbed over the images of wantin murder and destruction.
For the same reason they don't have laws against WS robbing the country blind. For the same reason they didn't have (still don't) have laws outlawing predatory mortgages and other loans.
“The truth is that the Israeli Defense Forces should be given the Nobel Peace Prize,” Dermer insisted, “a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint.”
Keep it up boys, that's just the kind of schizophrenic talk we need coming out of official Israeli sources. Just to illustrate how evil they really are. Actually, why doesn't Barry give them his, he's never used it, it's brand new.
Chaos is in their best interest. They are convinced, although the more sensible among them won't ever admit as much, that the Arabs have to go, that Israel will never be secure with them there, that a Greater Israel is the only thing that will guarantee them security. Making sure that everyone around them is in chaos, courtesy of their 'useful' idiot enablers in the US, was first priority. Done. But that kind of noise simply isn't enough cover for what they have planned - they need a catastrophe of truly global proportions to take place in order to carry out their holy mission of ethnic cleansing and murder with impunity.
The S&P is exactly 1.5 points off its all-all-all-all-time high and UVXY is up 1.5%. Looks to be a slightly better measure of volatility than the volatility index it is supposed to be kind of tracking. Investors welcome this rally but increasingly, they don't trust it.
Because you won't see it again for a decade, maybe two. That's my prediction for the day. It just struck me as a terminal number, something about it. I suspect Crow is in the oven almost ready to be served, but what the hell. 2000 is just too obvious to happen. 1989 is a good number.
Dead children by the scores, 1 per hour now, are not part of a philosophical discussion. This is no strategy, this is pointing out murder to the morally deficient masses in the oh so civilized west, and particularly in the US. This is happening because the only government on the planet capable of putting and end to it, instead is on its knees blowing Israeli chock.
Could be guilty? The vaunted democratic government jack boots it over some 5M Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza, murdering at will, destroying infrastructure, stealing land under the noses of a compliant west, all in contravention of international law and human decency. Guilty of War Crimes? That's a laugh. Only a deluded west and its robotic MSM swallowing minion citizens think Israel, despite all the evidence laid out in front of them, is "defending itself". Kind of like a rapist defends himself against his victim's pathetic attempts to scratch his face or gauge his eyes out.
Bellweather stock - even selling all those dozers to Israel that it uses to destroy Palestinian homes doesn't help. Maybe they can sell a few to the Apartheid regime in SA. What's that? Oh, OK. I guess they'll have to step up efforts in Israel to keep CAT in the green.
Construction is growth, not cell phones and not video games or junk food.
It's the 21st century now. It makes good sense. Although many, if not most Germans speak decent English, Germany is not part of that club and never will be. The US, UK, Aus, NZ and Canada have their little private clique and no one else is invited except as a guest now and then. Germany and Russia don't have to love each other, but they can respect each other and do business that greatly profits both. Trade between those two countries can only grow. Merkel doesn't trust Putin, but she understands him, literally actually. She speaks fluent Russian and he fluent German. To her, he's still basically Stazi or KGB, she was raised in East Germany so she will likely never have anything approaching friendship for him. She is a scientist, she earned a doctorate in Physical Chemistry in Berlin. I think they are both practical people.