Buoyant U.S. stocks at odds with downbeat market signals as S&P 500 hits record high by magnora7 in finance

[–]Horrux 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The reason is that small investors are being given a different picture from what the institutions see. So the big money is getting out while joe average is set up to pick up the tab when it comes due.

Gold, silver and cryptocurrencies make a good alternative asset class when the stock market is about to take a tumble. And said tumble might be caused by economic concerns, the outcome of which may possibly be a rise in interest rates. If that happens, the bond market will also take a tumble.

What is especially interesting is the Fed's recent remarks that its interest rates would remain unchanged and QE would be their main tool for the foreseeable future.

Let me express my own doubts... ;-)

Buoyant U.S. stocks at odds with downbeat market signals as S&P 500 hits record high by magnora7 in finance

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Both gold and silver made small but encouraging gains in the last two to three weeks. Gold was over US $1400 for the first time in a while. Why? I do not pretend to understand the US stock market but the reason could be a shaky market.

IMO silver is still a great buy if you are thinking of getting into stacking, and companies like Kitco will FedEx you a bucketful really fast. They are prompt and honest but some other companies are too. No, I do not work for any metals company and Kitco is surely not giving me a discount for this. Maybe I should ask them.

Why the Swiss still love cash by Wanga in finance

[–]HanakoIsBestGirl 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Its only briefly mentioned here but privacy is the main reason I use cash whenever I can. Don't need an online list of everything I've ever bought.

Why the Swiss still love cash by Wanga in finance

[–]HeyImSancho 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Why then do the Swiss prefer cash? Two simple reasons are that cash is widely considered to be part of their culture and people believe that using it allows them to track their spending more easily"

I bet another reason they feel comfortable carrying cash is how heavily armed the homogeneous populace is there.

Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, plans balance sheet reduction slowdown, after 8 rate hikes in the last 3 years by magnora7 in finance

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Dollar slammed by dovish Fed; pound remains weak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-forex/dollar-slammed-by-dovish-fed-pound-remains-weak-idUSKCN1R102O?il=0

The U.S. dollar fell sharply against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve held U.S. interest rates steady and its policymakers abandoned projections for further rate hikes this year as the central bank flagged an expected slowdown in the economy.

Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, plans balance sheet reduction slowdown, after 8 rate hikes in the last 3 years by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

See how it sat at 0-0.25% for basically all of Obama's term?

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/03/21/us/fed-rates-powell-promo-1521650995861/fed-rates-powell-promo-1521650995861-articleLarge-v3.png

Then Trump becomes president and they go crazy jacking it up.

This rate determines the growth of money supply, this is them deciding to print new money or not, basically.

By raising the rate so much as they've done, they've basically put out the pressure to stop making money, so the money supply is tightening. So money is harder to come by, so you don't have enough money to pay for the things you need to buy. It's a deflationary pressure, similar to the Great Depression of the 1930s in the US

Seeing them STOP raising the rates, is at least a vague signal to me that maybe they're not trying to crash the economy so hard after all, go through the downside of another "business cycle", and blame it all on the convenient scapegoat of Trump. Maybe they're tempering their approach a bit.

Fed rates are like the pulse of our economy, in a system where they completely own the fiat money creation ability and rates.

It's perfect for you if you know ALMOST NOTHING about trading by talha in finance

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Ads go in /s/ads please, last warning

Why not hedge your bets? Real estate could be devastated! by hennaojisan in finance

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Yes, it sounds like an ad for silver. You could buy Facebook stock or Apple or whatever but somehow silver sounds more sensible.

Cleeng - a company based in the Netherlands that does nothing but payment processing. Ryan Dawson has gone through hell being censored. He finally set up a paywall through Cleeng after trying Muvi and Wistia and other stuff. by JasonCarswell in finance

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ryan Dawson has gone through hell being censored.

In his interview with the Halsey News Network "Radio Free America (Episode 268): Social Censorship" (2019-03-04) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq_2W8_oDHE at around 1:40:00 they discuss who he's ruled out and the solution he goes with now. He finally set up a paywall through Cleeng after trying Muvi and Wistia and other stuff.

  • Cleeng - https://cleeng.com/ - Cleeng is a company based in the Netherlands that does nothing but payment processing. Subscriber Retention Management™ Designed For OTT. Most advanced APIs for maximum modularity and OTT efficiency. "Cleeng Core enables you to build a comprehensive OTT video platform and manages all aspects of subscriber management for you. Cleeng Core consists of identity and access management [IAM], product entitlement, customer service, subscriber billing and advanced analytics functionalities." See also: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Cleeng+Paywall+Netherlands

  • Muvi - https://www.muvi.com/

  • Wistia - https://wistia.com/

See also: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=video+paywall+services


Added to: https://saidit.net/s/DecentralizeAllThings/wiki/index#wiki_financial_funding_alternatives_list

The Coming Global Financial Crisis: Debt Exhaustion — "The global economy is way past the point of maximum debt saturation, and so the next stop is debt exhaustion." by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I prefer to look at median inflation-adjusted income, I think that tells a story of what's happening to a country's people more than the GDP which isn't accurate because it's so financialized

The Coming Global Financial Crisis: Debt Exhaustion — "The global economy is way past the point of maximum debt saturation, and so the next stop is debt exhaustion." by magnora7 in finance

[–]Vigte 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No it's good to know - you remember the old GI-Joe saying lol.

Out of curiousity I've looked into GDP and it doesn't really seem to accurately represent growth either... any thoughts on that? Or replacements?

The Coming Global Financial Crisis: Debt Exhaustion — "The global economy is way past the point of maximum debt saturation, and so the next stop is debt exhaustion." by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ha no doubt there, the derivatives market is so bad. I think debt-based monetary systems are a little fucked too, don't think I'm excusing it, I'm just explaining it haha

The Coming Global Financial Crisis: Debt Exhaustion — "The global economy is way past the point of maximum debt saturation, and so the next stop is debt exhaustion." by magnora7 in finance

[–]Vigte 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting, didn't think of it that way - well, I think we can all agree then that the "derivative" section is a little fucked lol

The Coming Global Financial Crisis: Debt Exhaustion — "The global economy is way past the point of maximum debt saturation, and so the next stop is debt exhaustion." by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well in a debt-based monetary system, that's exactly what you'd expect actually. Every dollar of debt created immediately creates a dollar of value as well. That's the basis of our monetary system after we got off the gold standard in 1972 in the US

Exclusive: BlackRock, Goldman to move some fund managers to U.S. if no-deal Brexit by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Blackrock being majority-owned by the Rothschilds, in my understanding

Is Forex trading illegal in the US? by talha in finance

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Lol "Is forex trading illegal in the US?"

then links to US-based forex trading service.

So I guess no, it is not illegal.

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I only run it on a galaxy (the original) and had to get the firmware for the wireless communication (wifi, I guess Bluetooth) from a cyanogen mod.

I've never had updates from it, but it transformed an old phone in a great portable media player.

Apple's stock drops 10% in one day by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Could be. Unfortunately, people have made the iphone a part of their identity. It's fairly difficult to part with your identity, or objectively criticise it, but it's possible.

Could also be the Chinese nationalistic backlash from arresting the Huawei exec. I saw something about that in the link, but i'm not sure.

Could also be that wise investors recognize that the valuation of most publicly traded companies is overinflated, and they're "selling high" in terms of investment strategy.

Could be that AI high speed trading had sequential glitches. No one really understand how this crazy AI actually works.

It's interesting that other industry related stocks haven't been similarly impacted.

Apple's stock drops 10% in one day by magnora7 in finance

[–]crypt 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The thought process:

If your company purposely cripples your product to make loyal customers buy new products of yours, your company deserves to fail and fail hard.

Apple's stock drops 10% in one day by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A cryptic message.

The 2018 return of every stock market in the world, in USD. Note China 3rd from bottom by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The expected monetary value that would be returned back to you if you had invested. Basically another word for 'profit'. The common phrase is 'the return on an investment'

The 2018 return of every stock market in the world, in USD. Note China 3rd from bottom by magnora7 in finance

[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't understand the word 'return' as it's used. Will someone explain?

Apple's stock drops 10% in one day by magnora7 in finance

[–]crypt 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Good.

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]crypt 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How does LineageOS with microg compare to Repiclant. Does replicant keep up with the security patches or is completely separate.

Do you use replicant and are you happy with it? Any drawbacks?

The 2018 return of every stock market in the world, in USD. Note China 3rd from bottom by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Military sales are similar to inexperienced gamblers playing Texas Holdem.

The govt is dealt a pair of aces, and declare "all in!" and pushes all of they're money in.

Everyone else folds.

The government claims all of the money that was just pushed into the pot, and declares, "Look at all the money I just won!" ;-)

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's hilarious!

In addition, Facebook messenger is listening and thinking, "Hey... I know those assholes! One of them thinks he just lost 64.9 BILLION DOLLARS! The joke's on him, cause my AI buddy did that."

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

M: Hey

T: Hey, how are you?

M: A bit down...

T: Awww, how much?

M: Just 7%

T: That's $64.9 BILLION DOLLARS!

M: LOL, yeah it sounds like a lot, could probably feed a continent with it. Ah well.... Look at it from the brightside! next year we will have asshole recognition! So your phone has a 50/50 change of detecting it has fallen into the toilet!

T: Why 50/50? It has front- and back-facing cameras!

M: Because if it identifies an asshole, it could be seeing a user's face.

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My phone is too janky for LineageOS.

Got the same prolem, S5 'Neo' isn't supported and the unoffial Linage ROMs for it seem to have bad connection.

I have heard that location reporting is a core OS feature, as part of the Play store

I believe it's Play services, but you can delete the playstore andplay services and then use Yalp instead of the play store while blacklisting the downgraded playstore (so it won't update again and install play services).

Some apps will complain that play services is missing but usually will work fine anyhow (Just set their 'messages' to off, so it doesn't up up everyday). {You can use Google maps, it will complain on startup about the 'play services' missing [Probably because that is the ALWAYS ON connection to google] }

You can do this without rooting and without using the system-app remover. Just disable the 'apps' (like play store/services) by deleting them, stopping them and blacklisting them in Yalp so Yalp doesn't download 'updates' for them.

  • Disclaimer: I'm not sure about newer phone provided with newer preinstalled playstores (removing it makes it revert to the ROM's default version, so maybe newer phone it gets more dificult.

The 2018 return of every stock market in the world, in USD. Note China 3rd from bottom by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well... that's a good point but Saudi is mostly buying US and Israeli manufactured arms, mostly paid for with Israeli and US dollars given to Saudi either through oil purchases or foreign aid.

The 2018 return of every stock market in the world, in USD. Note China 3rd from bottom by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Let's not forget billions in weapons sales.

Trump was thinking, "These reporters are jokers. Screw that Kashogi dip shit. I'm talking 'bout those BIIIIIIILLIONS!"
-That's my interpretation, anyway.

The 2018 return of every stock market in the world, in USD. Note China 3rd from bottom by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also the UAE and Saudi Arabia are at the top, who supply much of the world's oil. Saudi produces about 13% of the world's supply, and UAE about 4%.

https://www.stlouisfed.org/~/media/blog/2017/march/blogimage_opec_032117.jpg?la=en

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh system mover for deleting Google apps sounds cool, I might give that a go. My phone is too janky for LineageOS. I have heard that location reporting is a core OS feature, as part of the Play store, but any step in the right direction is a good one.

Yeah damn those fancy apps all full of ads and slowness. Hopefully 2019 will be the Linux phone breakout year with Purism setting the trend. They've got like 50 apps ready to roll.

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

With Yalp store and F-Droid (or G-Droid {alternative GUI}) and deletion of play services and other system apps with system-mover (IIRC) {So you can move 'google system' apps to normal apps and remove them} you can transform a stockROM into a google free one, while getting the rom updates.

Though I think linux ROMs will do better in the future of taking over android phones. It's just that people somehow prefer fancy gui interaction bloat over minimal usefull apps. Google already has gotton a few fines from the EU for their Microsoft like practices (microsoft having IE per default etc.).

There is hope once the 'fanciness' hype wears off, but the MSM isn't helping in the promo side of things.

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A used S3 would be good but they don't support many phones: https://replicant.us/supported-devices.php

I wish Google free was more numerous.

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

refurbished Android which support Replicant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicant_(operating_system)) or other Google free OSes are numerous also!

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I might have 'heard' the upcoming news on the radio: In The Netherlands there was a study by civilian/government group about facial recognition being easily decrypted by using a photo of the user. But at the end of the news report about that item they said: The new iphone (not mentioning WHICH, like is that the 1000 one or the shittier one? what?) and the new Samsung (again WHICH!?) were 'safe'.

I'll tell you NO! we have 3d scanning techniques I used in projects over 5 years ago and now they are hand held, I swipe a (lookd like one) Iron (for flattening clothes) by your face/head and BOOM I have a 3d image including color of your head (unless you have a very large {lengthy in height} head).

This 3d and photo information is enough to unlock phone and high end laptops (which feature better software/hardware).

If you have sensitive information on your phone, Use a PIN and consider local encryption of files before facials!

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

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Apple products have some fatal flaws.

The laptops are too thick... and they have too many ports that aren't dedicated to dongles...

Apple needs a champion.

Things could have been so different... If it weren't for... The catastrophe!

If only Jobs hadn't uploaded his mind onto a computer. Alas, it could not be undone. The old Steve was gone forever; having transferred his consciousness into an Android... He now lives forever. ;-)

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Time to throw Apple TV out there and whatever ideas they have left. $1000 phones don't seem so hot next to $100 equivalents.

Apple stock loses 7%, Apple freezes stock trading for 20 minutes under guise of "upcoming news" by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Down 7%, huh... That doesn't sound too bad...

That's only... $64.9 BILLION DOLLARS!!!

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So true. I don't trust Bitcoin or Steemit either but I collect those. By collect I mean I have a few. Not like some billionaire with a vast collection of fine art.

" To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money, money, money everywhere and still not enough, and then no money or a little money or less money or more money, but money, always money, and if you have money or you don't have money it is the money that counts and money makes money, but what makes money make money? " ~ Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn (1939)

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]remembermeordont 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe so but money is money.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No way. Someone just posted something about Google and Ripple.

Google is evil.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Couldn't have said it better.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hey, at least Presidents get medals of valour or something preposterous.

I hope Trumps golden parachute is made of real gold so it falls fast and hard and heavy.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]TheWebOfSlime 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I should be looking pretty good, then, already.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]TheWebOfSlime 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A couple of entities are trying to make Ripple a currency that can be easily traded around the world.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]remembermeordont 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you look into crypto, look into the company Ripple. They are using the cryptocurrency XRP. You cant invest in Ripple but you can buy XRP. They have some really big names running the company that were once apart of the government and are using XRP for banks. After I did some research I bought XRP.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree. The president is basically a PR head at this point, a charismatic actor. But I'm not sure the presidents themselves see it as being that way. It's kind of interesting.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]Solrik 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This might be the case for Bush as well and presidents in general.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But the fed has stated their goal, for decades now, has been a target of 2% inflation per year. What you're describing is an infinite deflation scenario, which is not the goal of the fed.

And also increasing the price lowers demand. So by raising price you decrease the number of interested "buyers", so it's not always a net profit move to increase price.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]infantile_ocelot 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So if they expect the value of the USD to increase, then shouldn't they be lowering rates?

No. For the treasury, the USD is their "product." If people are becoming excited over your product and want it more than they did in the past, would you raise the cost of it, or lower it?

You would raise it, you'd make it more expensive to acquire. That's exactly what the fed is doing.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I am unsure if he knows he is playing the heel or not, in the end he may just see himself as a victim of circumstance

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So if they expect the value of the USD to increase, then shouldn't they be lowering rates? If their goal is to keep the USD even, and the value is going up, then shouldn't they increase supply? And increasing supply happens when you lower the interest rates.

So if anything, these actions will only compound the growing value of the USD. So they're planning on seeing deflation as you point out, but also creating more deflation at the same time by increasing rates and thus decreasing money availability and thus money supply!

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

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if it is designed to crash during Trump he is fine with it. He has goldman sachs advisors.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]infantile_ocelot 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I take it as a reaction to the US dollar doing well vs foreign currencies, thus its value increasing. The fed expects the USD to continue increasing in value in the future, so they are raising rates due to the fact that the USD, and American industry in general, is becoming more desired.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But Trump has the Presidential Plunge Protection.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=president+plunge+protection+team

The Democrats are big loosers, but they only lose to Republicans (not progressives). If they can win 2020 it may "redeem" them a bit in the minds of the mass hypnotized.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Short the stock market, or invest in bitcoin, probably. Definitely don't buy stocks right now, probably best to be in cash instead of stocks. Maybe even gold wouldn't be a bad idea, because it typically acts as a counter-balance to the stock market. However it could take 6 months to several years to play out, so make sure not to get in a position where you're forced to sell at a low point to generate funds or anything like that.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]TheWebOfSlime 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes. How do we make money on it?

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Is The Fed Actually Trying To Cause A Stock Market Crash? by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And also consider this: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-20/bill-dudley-fed-not-there-take-away-markets-pain-policy-not-too-tight

It's funny Obama got 0% for 8 years, but now that Trump is in office they're all about raising the rates 0.25% every single quarter. It really does seem like they're pressuring a crash. Trump is a convenient scapegoat, so I can see why they'd want to do it during his term.

Also causing it now would probably hurt his 2020 re-election chances, if someone wanted to keep him from being re-elected.

Pentagon Announces First-Ever Audit Of The Department Of Defense by magnora7 in finance

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

uh-oh the offices and the people doing the audit are a mighty terror attack and accident magnet, with very low life expectancy. maintain safe ditance at all times.

Is this a fair use of our tax dollars? by magnora7 in finance

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

One tax I hate most is that on having land / a house. In my opinion, it is the root cause that forces people to need to use money at all.

Is this a fair use of our tax dollars? by magnora7 in finance

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There's also a lot that goes to the millitary, an institution which I find often does more harm than good.

I think a good method of protest may be to refuse to pay taxes, as a kind of boycott of the government, because at least with the federal government, the harms of paying taxes seem to outweigh the good.

Is this a fair use of our tax dollars? by magnora7 in finance

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Need food or housing? I guess you're screwed, someone needs a bonus for a beach house.

Would defense contracts be included in those numbers?

Refinance Saskatchewan by 1and2mortages in finance

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Post ads to /s/ads please. Last warning

The $600 billion reason why China's stock market crash might get a whole lot worse - Chinese stocks have lost more than 30% of their value since the start of 2018 - however only 5% of Chinese own stocks as compared to 20% of Europeans, and 40% of Americans by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The Chinese stock market is weird. People in China don't trust it. The real bubble is the housing bubble. Chinese people see real estate as the best investment, but they might have overbuilt and there might be a property value bubble that could cause serious problems in China, which would ripple over to the US stock market and beyond.

Fed says uncertainty calls for gradual U.S. rate hikes - "Because it is unclear how long the U.S. economy can sustain its current strength, the Fed should continue with its gradual interest rate hikes until it becomes undeniable that a change of course is necessary" by magnora7 in finance

[–]PaulBlartacus 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Right. I guess, I was just speculating years in the future. My thought train sort of assumes a regime change, and those under Trump painted as terrible people. You can ignore me lol.

Fed says uncertainty calls for gradual U.S. rate hikes - "Because it is unclear how long the U.S. economy can sustain its current strength, the Fed should continue with its gradual interest rate hikes until it becomes undeniable that a change of course is necessary" by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

living US military members (non high ranking of course) on trial

Really doubtful imo. Even if he is going to drain the swamp, which he probably isn't, the military would be one of the last things touched imo.

Fed says uncertainty calls for gradual U.S. rate hikes - "Because it is unclear how long the U.S. economy can sustain its current strength, the Fed should continue with its gradual interest rate hikes until it becomes undeniable that a change of course is necessary" by magnora7 in finance

[–]PaulBlartacus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You know. I had been wondering if Trump was just going to be a huge scapegoat and excuse for all sorts of evil moves that are going on. Unrelated to tax hikes, do you think years from now they'll put any living US military members (non high ranking of course) on trial, similarly to when we find out there is an old german guy who happened to be a soldier (probably conscripted) living among us? I don't have a link, but I do remember seeing that occasionally in the media as a kid.

U.S. Senator Warren urges Fed to require removal of Wells Fargo CEO by magnora7 in finance

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This push to change the Wells Fargo is probably why the media is constantly harping on this 1/1024th Native American thing. They're trying to character assassinate her in the media because she's one of the few actually pushing for change against the big dogs of finance.

Fed says uncertainty calls for gradual U.S. rate hikes - "Because it is unclear how long the U.S. economy can sustain its current strength, the Fed should continue with its gradual interest rate hikes until it becomes undeniable that a change of course is necessary" by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Read that quote in the title carefully.

This means they're going to continue to raise rates until there is an economic crisis, if you read between the lines.

They're deliberately tanking the economy to blame it on Trump, because he's a convenient scapegoat and everyone will blame it on him. Meanwhile during Obama's term the rates were at zero percent for 8 entire years. Now they're just raising it and raising it. Supposedly "pulling up the slack" from the economy doing well, but the inability to do this slowly and rather doing it quickly and continuing to ratchet it up, looks more like pulling the rug out from under the economy than picking up the slack, perhaps.

S&P 500 drops 3.5% yesterday, another 1.5% today so far, undoing 4 months of gains as it drops from an all-time record high, cryptocurrency markets drop 10% in response by magnora7 in finance

[–]exPFCwintergreen 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The dollar is slipping against some major currencies.

Stocks in orbit. Surely some revelation at hand.

Gold does seem at a low.

It's been dropping since June, but now looks like a turnaround. Vacation. Changes in latitude, changes in attitude. I got in way below $18000, and would like to quintuple the investment. Mustn't be too greedy.

S&P 500 drops 3.5% yesterday, another 1.5% today so far, undoing 4 months of gains as it drops from an all-time record high, cryptocurrency markets drop 10% in response by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting. Gold does seem at a low. I remember when it was $1800 several years ago, now it's $1200. I wouldn't be surprised to see gold move upward a lot if the stock market keeps going down.

S&P 500 drops 3.5% yesterday, another 1.5% today so far, undoing 4 months of gains as it drops from an all-time record high, cryptocurrency markets drop 10% in response by magnora7 in finance

[–]exPFCwintergreen 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Gold, despite heavy trading to keep the price down, is heading up. Maybe I can have a winter vacation after all. Hot diggity gumdrops.

S&P 500 drops 3.5% yesterday, another 1.5% today so far, undoing 4 months of gains as it drops from an all-time record high, cryptocurrency markets drop 10% in response by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For the cryptocurrency bit, check out the graph for the last 7 days, the total market cap has dropped from $220B to $200B: https://coinmarketcap.com/charts/

I honestly expect cryptos to get down to a floor of about $100B before eventually spiking again. If the market seriously tanks, I think we'll see more people use cryptos as a hedge against stock market instability. But right now they're moving in tandem.

Argentina central banker's resignation amid IMF talks hits peso by magnora7 in finance

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You know it's getting bad when the central bankers are "noping" out of there.

Dollar slips ahead of widely expected Fed rate hike by magnora7 in finance

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The Fed keeps hiking the rate, I'm sure they're generating an economic crash due to overpriced money. They're relying on indicators that are largely detached from reality to revise their interest rate decisions. They've created a bubble by having the interest rates at 0% for 8 damn years straight, and now that Trump is president they're going to ratchet it up until that bubble pops, then they're going to blame it all on him.

I'm not a huge Trump fan, but this seems to be so obviously coming down the pipeline. Then the democrats will be elected in response to this economic crisis that was "caused" by Trump, when in reality it was caused by years of deliberate Fed interest rate policy.

It's very upsetting when our entire economy is being jerked around as a political ploy. Millions of people lost their homes in 2008. The Federal Reserve was created in 1913 in order to stabilize the money supply, to prevent these constant boom-bust cycles, but in reality they haven't stopped and instead are now planned for by the Federal Reserve. And those who attach themselves to these cycles profit greatly, so there's a lot of incentive to continue the cycles. It's messed up.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do : Say New Laws. So she had to shutter her advisory business. by Sunflower in finance

[–]Sunflower[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

She just closed her financial services advisory company because the new laws are such that USGov and Corporations can hide whatever they want but people must be transparent. I thought corporations wanted to be people. Feet to Fire!

JP Morgan's top quant warns next crisis to have flash crashes and social unrest not seen in 50 years — predicts a "Great Liquidity Crisis" will hit financial markets by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

While at the same time there are record levels of corporate cash on hand.
I'm guessing their saving it to buy up companies that go under on the cheap.

Larry Summers: Corporate profits are near record highs. Here’s why that’s a problem.

JP Morgan's top quant warns next crisis to have flash crashes and social unrest not seen in 50 years — predicts a "Great Liquidity Crisis" will hit financial markets by magnora7 in finance

[–]exPFCwintergreen 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you've got the cash and confidence, invest, but Im sticking with precious metals. Fuck jpmorgenstein/

JP Morgan's top quant warns next crisis to have flash crashes and social unrest not seen in 50 years — predicts a "Great Liquidity Crisis" will hit financial markets by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I feel the same is roughly true about cryptocurrencies. The stock market has been absorbing most of the liquidity since 2010 or so.

Argentine peso in free-fall despite central bank rate hike to 60% - lost as much as nearly one-fifth of its value on Thursday by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Note this is a different currency from the Venezuelan Bolivar, which has been having a lot of media coverage from the hyperinflation of that currency over the last few years. It appears the Argentine peso is going a similar route.

Will we see widespread South American hyperinflation that will lead to the creation of a new shared South American currency, perhaps?

Federal Reserve vows to raise interest rates later this year by magnora7 in finance

[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Mkay. Thanks!!

Federal Reserve vows to raise interest rates later this year by magnora7 in finance

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Well they're actually at a low right now, because the stock market is at a high. When the stockmarket goes down a lot, people will move in to crytpo for better returns, and the price will go up.

Federal Reserve vows to raise interest rates later this year by magnora7 in finance

[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks again! Yeah I never got into stocks or anything and don't plan to... and I'm not yet savvy enough to get into cryptocurrency...nor do I currently have any "play around" money, lol. Is there an existing EILI5 for cryptocurrencies? Like what makes them stronger right now?

Federal Reserve vows to raise interest rates later this year by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No problem. Personally, I would get out of the stock market, including any 401k. I would just have everything in cash, maybe put 1/3 in cryptocurrencies if you know how to do that. But I'd probably just focus on repaying the debt, unless you have a really good interest rate.

Federal Reserve vows to raise interest rates later this year by magnora7 in finance

[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yesss so I did basically understand! I'm getting a hang of this...lol. Thank you! If you want to answer, what's your advice about how to weather this next economic storm? In 2008, I was in college, and, now, in 2018, I'm a prime example... swimming in unpayable student debt including my masters degree, and a slave to my (although loved and appreciated by me) social work career :)

Edit: fixed end that was chopped off

Federal Reserve vows to raise interest rates later this year by magnora7 in finance

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It's like in the 2008 housing crisis. Everyone had too easy of loans, too many people were in over 100% mortgage debt, etc. Then they weren't repayable so the housing crisis happened as a lot of people defaulted.

So I guess they're seeing something similar here, too many easy loans that probably won't be repaid.

The downside is raising rates and tightening the money supply could crash the stock market, and make a few big unstable companies go out of business.

I think we're about to see an economic crash like 2008, and it's going to be blamed solely on Trump by the media. But hopefully I'm wrong. But right now we're in the longest upward stock market movement in US history. It can only go so long. This thing has natural cycles, and the fed tries to surf those waves.

Venezuela cuts five zeros from currency as economic plan sows confusion by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The "rigged elections" assertion belongs in the s/Propeganda sub. The US has claimed each of their elections were rigged since Chavez's first election.

Former US President Carter: Venezuelan Electoral System “Best in the World”

Carter didn't certify the most recent election, but he's 92 and he's had cancer twice recently. He deserves a break.

Venezuela cuts five zeros from currency as economic plan sows confusion by magnora7 in finance

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is an awful situation for the people of Venezuela. They're under siege from US sanctions, because they nationalized their oil.

Maduro, re-elected to a second term in May in a vote widely condemned as rigged, says his government is the victim of an “economic war” led by political adversaries with the help of Washington, and accuses the United States of seeking to overthrow him.

The United States has denied the accusations. But it has described the former bus driver and union leader as a dictator and levied several rounds of financial sanctions against his government and top officials.

Federal Reserve vows to raise interest rates later this year by magnora7 in finance

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“I feel like the rate hikes are a good thing for the economy and markets. The longer-term rates have not risen as much as the shorter-term rates, which means CD and short-term investors really experienced a raise in the income they receive from savings.”

To me this sounds like it's benefiting the "new middle class" of 6 figure incomes... and people with savings and investors, that's privileged people too!

My first question was 'how's this gonna fuck us' lol, and soo, is it gonna help everyone default /default worse/get screwed on student loans primarily, and other debt, and then let the Fed need bailout for those loans that don't come back that they're counting on?? Kinda?

Aaand lastly, there it is: ...The primary cost to consumers is that borrowing money is more expensive and will continue to become more expensive if the Fed continues to increase rates.”

And yet, to make any money, you basically HAVE to get loans... thanks, Fed, idek anymore.

81% of economists predict recession in 2020-2021 by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah all the overheating is from banks getting easy fiat money from the federal reserve. It's amazing we don't have more inflation than we do, tbh. I think all the money is trapped at the upper echelons of the financial economy so it doesn't affect food prices too badly. But it's certainly affecting housing prices.

81% of economists predict recession in 2020-2021 by magnora7 in finance

[–]Goober_notorious2 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ohhh ok, thank you! then I guess I should have just lumped my thoughts together because "they" already designed it to overheat lol

81% of economists predict recession in 2020-2021 by magnora7 in finance

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They have kind of weird language, but usually "overheating economy" means too many people and companies have too easy of loans, so there's too much money floating around, usually lent by banks, that isn't backed by real industriousness or production. Like before the 2008 mortgage crisis, everyone and their brother had a loan that was more than 100% of the value of the house, it was a recipe for disaster. I guess they're saying we're seeing a similar thing now.

I agree about your b point. They definitely want things to appear like "business as usual" while they manipulate the economy to high heaven