Earnings news from Morgan Stanley sent the stock absolutely raging today.(more…)
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I had a lengthy and fascinating conversation with a venture capitalist on Sunday morning. He was kind enough to send me the video clip below, which I found illuminating. It’s twelve minutes, and I encourage you to give it a listen.
I watch the financials ETFs quite closely. The bank sector one, symbol KBE, has, on an intraday basis, been making a steady series of stair steps in recent days. The lower highs are circled, and the price gaps are definitely aiding the fall.(more…)
With all the “year end roundup” stuff happening, I got an email from TechCrunch mentioning their Unicorn Leaderboard, which I had never visited before. As you might guess, it is a compilation of all the funded private companies which ostensibly are worth more than a billion bucks. The sum total is at the top, showing the not-quite-plausible $2 trillion valuation of all these outfits, almost none of which I’ve ever heard of.(more…)
Here is the S&P fund, symbol KBE, representing the bank sector. It is extraordinarily overbought.(more…)
It’s about time……..(more…)
The relentless march higher for credit card heavyweights Visa and MasterCard may be over (and take American Express with it), should PayPal prove to be the canary in the credit coal mine.
Why? Their charts look eerily similar, with Paypal potentially being the leader.(more…)