Go look at David Tepper's top holding as reported on 3/31/2014. It may not be on margin but it is option contracts on SPY.
GDP will be reported as needed to maintain market at these levels or higher. There is an election in about three months.
When a company ends its growth cycle they buy back stock to give the illusion that they are increasing their profits. Companies borrowed near a trillion dollars since 2009 to buy back their shares while the employees have seen no increase in real wage growth. This is great for short term gains but hurts a company long term as they have record debt loads and spend little on capital expenditures. This benefits the management/shareholders as their wealth balloons while employees see no wage increase. The debt is left for the next CEO to deal with while the current management benefits from the increase in share price. The last time we had stock buybacks close to this was in 2007 just prior to the 2008 stock crash.
BOJ is buying stocks so unemployment has nothing to do with the market direction. We have entered a new era where central banks are controlling asset prices around the globe. Since they have unlimited funds they can manipulate anything, stocks, bonds, commodities, housing prices etc. So the Nikkei being up should be no surprise.
The science has not been proven. The earth has been around far longer than you can fathom. You liberals should be sent to Siberia to appreciate the cold weather. What do you suggest we do go solar or some other environmentally friendly alternative. Solar is inefficient and is too costly to implement for the average middle class family. In fact it is a joke!
You must be on drugs! Listen to Goldman at your own demise. They are the biggest crooks on Wall Street and perhaps the world. Whatever they say is for their own best interest, it's not about being insightful. Half the organization should be in jail!
He is the "Great Illusionist". The majority of the population is working for the 10% now at a small stipend above minimum wage, whoopeee!
More people dead, it's a non-event. Greed isn't influenced by terrorist events and a few more victims.
Exactly, and the Fed will. We are a communist country now and if the government wants the market to go up it will. They have control of it, like the housing market, the banking industry, the insurance industry, the auto industry. There is no chance of market going down between now and the November elections, no how no way! When the crats lose the senate the market will tank because Barry will be #$%$!
Either that or David Copperfield has gone rogue?
The republicans adjusted the number to try and hurt the democrats. They couldn't fix the lowest jobless claims number in 3 decades. So they do the best they can.
The market has completely lost touch with reality. FB will follow in the footsteps of AOL and go by the way of the dodo bird. Keep buying, what else is there to do?
What's the point? It's not going to change anything even if they can prove Putin fired the missile himself.
All you need is one spy trade a day and you can move the market to record highs. Then one day everyone decides to sell, but no buyers since there was hardly any buyers when it was going up. So that is when the fun begins and complacency becomes panic and the central banks will buy all that is being sold until their computers blow up. Then the banksters will call for a do over and try and cancel all sell orders. Mass hysteria and the revolution begins.
Isn't that special! This is why this country is so screwed up! The oligarchs take advantage of the system and pilfer the coffers. Hey the government doesn't care either, they get half!
Good idea! It's basically the same kind of tax you pay (5%) for your health insurance, gov't didn't tell you about. The average family pays the gov't $100 a month in tax for their health insurance. That's what happens when you vote for a communist!