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U.S. Manufacturing Sector Now Shrinking

In November of 2015, I reported that U.S. Manufacturing was at Recession Levels, but the news has gotten worse. The Manufacturing sector is now shrinking.

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Global Trade at Recession Levels

My last two posts focused on bearish divergences in the equity markets, but there are several fundamental factors that are equally bearish. The following article focuses on global trade. 

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Junk Bond Meltdown

I initially discussed the implications of widening junk bond spreads in a prescient September 2015 post titled “Widening Junk Bond Spreads: Bull Market in Peril,” which was inspired by a MarketWatch article titled “Junk Bond Market: Danger Ahead,” written by … Continue reading

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US Manufacturing Data at Recession Levels

I read an interesting article by Jill Mislinski on AdvisorPerspectives.com. The article was titled “Empire State Manufacturing Declined for Fourth Consecutive Month.” The takeaway from the article is that US Manufacturing is slowing at a rate not seen since the … Continue reading

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More Warnings Signs in China

The manipulated equity markets in China have rebounded (which is what happens when you restrict selling), but the problems continue. China’s exports and imports have been declining for months, which is further evidence of recession and directly contradicts the “official” … Continue reading

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Overvalued Equities Suggest 58.9% Decline

There is a big difference between correlation and causation. When I research data relationships, I always look for plausible, underlying cause and effect relationships. One such relationship is between valuation and future returns, particularly before recessions. Doug Short’s recent article … Continue reading

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Widening Junk Bond Spreads: Bull Market in Peril

In yesterday’s MarketWatch article titled “Junk Bond Market: Danger Ahead,” Brett Arends reported that “Since the start of June the yield on the benchmark junk bond index, the Barclays High-Yield Index, has spiked alarmingly as prices have fallen. In practical … Continue reading

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China’s Equity Futures Volume Drops 99 Percent

In this morning’s Bloomberg.com article titled “China Just Killed the World’s Biggest Stock-Index Futures Market,” Kyoungwha Kim reported that “Volumes in the country’s CSI 300 Index and CSI 500 Index futures sank to record lows on Tuesday after falling 99 percent from … Continue reading

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