Ok, So Maybe the Markets are Getting Pretty Bad

Haven’t paid much attention to the global crash in stocks over the past couple weeks because I’ve been figuring, after all these years, that the central banks would be able to make them go higher before things got bad. I know full well that an economy based upon fake money and debt cannot go on forever, but after watching it keep going for 7 years, I figured they’d be able to keep the ball in the air for a few more years. But, maybe not – from Zero Hedge:

FACTS: By midday break, nearly 2000 stocks down 10% daily limit in Chinese market — only 13 stocks up; Shanghai benchmark index down 8.45%

And:

…It is unclear just what is going on, or whether some prop desk or hedge fund just got tapped out, and/or how the Fed will react but the last time we had action like this, the Fed confused a liquidating SocGen trader for an economic collapse, and cut rates by 75 bps in January of 2008. This time it does not have that luxury.

Indeed – back in 2008, the Federal Reserve – and pretty much every other central bank – got into money-printing and zero percent interest to support the collapsed market: what do they do, now? I don’t know – but we’ll see. I was fully expecting the DOW to sky rocket on Monday morning after Friday’s sell off…and that still might happen. We’ll see.

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8 thoughts on “Ok, So Maybe the Markets are Getting Pretty Bad

  1. Shawn Reed August 24, 2015 / 6:04 am

    The Core Breach..

    …. is accelerating

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=230556

    That is the entire ominous message Karl Denninger posted. Take care all and be safe. It was always in God’s hands.

    For 7 years we’ve been propped up by promises. There may be no more rabbits to pull out of the hat. Nothing left in their bag of tricks.

  2. Retired Spook August 24, 2015 / 8:00 am

    but we’ll see. I was fully expecting the DOW to sky rocket on Monday morning after Friday’s sell off…and that still might happen. We’ll see.

    An hour and a half before the opening, the DJIA futures are off 3.4%, the S&P futures off 3.1% and the NASDAQ futures off 4.7%. It appears the “ball” may be about to fall our of the air. Oh, and oil is at $39/brl, and gold is up $85/oz. in the last 30 days. So yes, I guess we will see.

    • Cluster August 24, 2015 / 8:32 am

      Are the chickens coming home to roost? And Shawn is right, the Fed has already played all their cards. Will the Chinese devalue again?

    • Shawn Reed August 24, 2015 / 9:19 am

      I would like to be that optimistic but polishing a turd as it’s swirling the bowl isn’t likely to help.

  3. Retired Spook August 24, 2015 / 9:26 am

    A couple minutes before the open all three indices are off 5% or more. That translates to over 850 points for the DOW.

    • Shawn Reed August 24, 2015 / 9:39 am

      lol……let’s hope for a slow swirl then sunshine. ; )

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