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Messy Monday Markets -- G20, Terrorism and Japan's Recession

Phil Davis | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

You would think the markets would be trading down with the World's largest tourist destination suffering the worst terror attack in their history right at the start of the holiday shopping season.

GDPhursday -- Fed Thrill Ride Continues

Phil Davis | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

It's wonderful to be able to take advantage of silly market moves after hours. Have you ever read something in the paper and wished you could place a trade but the markets are closed? Futures trading fixes that problem.

Draghi Fever Thursday - Are You Fed Up with the BS Yet?

Phil Davis | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

I've got Draghi fever, she's got Draghi fever We've got Draghi fever, we're in debt She's gone Dollar crazy, I&...

Fedapalooza Friday: 6 Fed Speakers Flap the Markets

Phil Davis | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

What are these people so terrified of? Clearly the markets are not allowed to have even a normal correction before the Central Banksters le...

Monday Manufacturing Malaise -- China Down 8.8 Percent

Phil Davis | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

I know the conventional wisdom is that, if we pretend China is not having a crisis for long enough, the crisis will go away but this is rapidly spilling over to other Asian economies and is now affecting Europe too.

China's $200Bn Manipulation Not Enough -- Now What?

Phil Davis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

The fact that Netflix (NFLX) rocketed back to $117 (we're short) and Tesla (TSLA) zoomed back to $248 and Amazon (AMZN) jumped back to $518 makes me think traders have learned NOTHING from the crash and are right back to overvaluing momentum stocks.

TGIF -- Yesterday's Fake GDP Number Allow Windows to Be Dressed

Phil Davis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

How did we pull off such an amazing turnaround in such a short time? Well, coming off a bad quarter gives you very easy comps, for one thing.

Feds Approve New Rules In Wake Of MF Global, Peregrine Scandals

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

* "Corzine rule" requires top execs to approve withdrawals * Brokers must notify regulators before large withdrawals * M...

Woman Sentenced To Death For Investor Scam

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

BEIJING, April 6 (Reuters) - A 30-year-old Chinese woman was sentenced to death by a court in Wenzhou for "cheating" investors of 100.11 million yua...

Hollywood's Big Wall Street Smackdown

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a Hollywood happy ending -- for Hollywood, that is. For weeks, big movie studios have been fighting an effort by two financial firms to laun...

Hollywood Snubs Proposed Betting On Ticket Sales (POLL)

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — (AP) Think you're better than Hollywood at gauging whether an upcoming flick will be a box office bomb or a sleeper hit? You'd get...

Back to the Futures

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bill Swadley

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission might approve the creation of a futures market that would deal in movie box office receipts. I say, let 'em try!