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.
Im shocked with all the buy backs, the 3+ years of declining sales, the global commodities scam that is collapsing, and the 20+ years of growth we pulled forward particularly in China that CAT has any value, much less any other company out there. These are unbelievable times we are living in if you are an investor.......emphasis on "unbelievable"
"control"....that was 2009. you mean "own". there fixed it.
i heard we were in a "recovery". These metrics are just what we need for QE infinity, ZIRP, and more central bank "leadership" to fix the "recovery".
Just CAT? Try nearly all commodities and stocks since the turn in oil around feb 12th. The best jawboning of headlines for algos in the world is worth more than a lifetime of understanding fundamental investing facts/trends/common sense (which became obsolete around sept 2008). Good luck!
So you're saying the company that was packaging up mortgage backed securities full of subprime toxins and selling them to your pension funds while buying CDS on the backside to profit on the demise of said investments is up to more lying and trickery? ~gasp~
Oil production freeze meetings Im now convinced are just used to ramp up 2 months of price increases. The actual meetings have no bearing on anything, but the planted headlines leading up to them mean 50% increases in price of the commodity in question ;). Brilliant.
I wonder where they learned this tactic? oh right, federal reserve. "Economy is on fire, so we are never raising rates again".....~shakes head~
im seeing 4h macd divergence from this price action. Its at max hilarity levels using the stoch rsi/rsi blow off top from $74. The daily is still bullish but diverging.
Then again, none of this matters, just about how many algo driven headlines we can make globally and how much money we can churn out to keep illusions intact.
Depends on what overvalued means. Are you referring to 1945-1990s when the valuations of company stock was based on business cycle metrics? Then yes. Or you do mean how to protect your assets from futile attempts to make the dollar toilet paper to avoid a depression that is already unstoppable? Then no. Good luck.
hes only 20 months late. regardless of company health deception by not selling as ceo......if your plan is to buy back shares at all time highs....thats always one of the last ditch efforts in a cyclical downturn to keep the sheep in while big money exits.