Federal Reserve Financial Stability Report, Follows Three of the Four Largest Failures in U.S. History

The Federal Reserve released its twice–yearly report Monday on financial hazards in its 2023 financial stability report. The report comes after a busy week for the Fed, following the second largest bank failure in U.S. history with First Republic, now three of the top four largest failures over just the past two months. The Fed said recent turmoil in the banking industry has stabilized but could weigh on credit conditions going forward. The Fed said it is prepared to address … Continue reading “Federal Reserve Financial Stability Report, Follows Three of the Four Largest Failures in U.S. History”

Potential Future Black Swans in an Uncertain World

It is difficult to predict exactly what black swan events might occur in the future, as these events are by definition rare and unexpected. Critical thinking around past black swans gives a range of possibilities including, pandemics, cyber-attacks, natural disasters, major technological breakthroughs or disruptors, or a geopolitical event, such as a war or a political crisis. Of course, by their very nature the black swan could be from something totally unthought of. Expect the unexpected as a good way … Continue reading “Potential Future Black Swans in an Uncertain World”

Danaher Floating off Environmental & Applied Solutions Segment Enhances Opportunity

Life sciences and diagnostics company Danaher is moving focus on the growth opportunities for Life Sciences and Diagnostics segments. The company intends to float off its Environmental & Applied Solutions (EAS) segment into a separate publicly traded company. DHR would then be to further capitalize on the seen powerful growth in the other segments having been entrenched in the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics through its $21.4 bln acquisition of Cytiva in 2020. Cepheid also received Emergency Use Authorization … Continue reading “Danaher Floating off Environmental & Applied Solutions Segment Enhances Opportunity”

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Report Outlines Risks to Inflation, Liquidity and Employment

The Federal Reserve released its twice–yearly monetary policy report with the focus on the Banks response to sustained inflationary pressures and a strong labor market, the FOMC has been adjusting its policies and communications since last fall. Financial conditions have tightened significantly this year. The expected path of the federal funds rate over the next few years shifted up substantially. Federal Reserve Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report June 2022 Economy Recent indicators suggest that private fixed investment may be moderating but … Continue reading “Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Report Outlines Risks to Inflation, Liquidity and Employment”

Federal Reserve Financial Stability Report Warns on Worsening Liquidity Risks

The Federal Reserve released its twice–yearly report on financial hazards in its 2022 financial stability report warning the recent deterioration in liquidity has not been as extreme as in some past episodes but the risk of a sudden significant deterioration appears higher than normal. They also noted commodities have been subject to notable dysfunction. Federal Reserve 2022 financial stability report Highlights‘ “According to some measures, market liquidity has declined since late 2021 in the markets for recently-issued U.S. cash Treasury … Continue reading “Federal Reserve Financial Stability Report Warns on Worsening Liquidity Risks”

Oil Futures Collapse Over 13% on South African Variant Risk Asset Selling

Stock markets and commodities markets sold off hard on Friday due to a new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa. The selling intensified with some countries including the UK, Singapore and Israel curbing travel from South Africa and other neighboring countries. We had seen a dead cat bounce in WTI and Brent after the SPR coordinated release plans. The new COVID-19 variant contains significantly more mutations than others raised concerns of further lockdowns and travel restrictions that could weigh heavily … Continue reading “Oil Futures Collapse Over 13% on South African Variant Risk Asset Selling”

Federal Reserve Financial Stability Report Warns on Worsening Liquidity Risks

The Federal Reserve released it’s twice–yearly report on financial hazards in it’s 2020 financial stability report warning that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused tremendous human and economic hard-ship across the United States and around the world. They warned on assets if the pandemic worsens. Federal Reserve 2020 financial stability report Highlights Warns financial sector vulnerabilities likely to be significant in near-term Pandemic strains on household and business balance sheets likely created fragility’s that last for some time Warns banking … Continue reading “Federal Reserve Financial Stability Report Warns on Worsening Liquidity Risks”

Chip Shortage and COVID Slams Taiwan Stock Index in Biggest 2 Day Collapse in Thirty Years

Taiwan’s stock index (TAIEX) has been one of the success stories of 2021, led by Taiwan Semi Conductor $TSM. However the chip shortage is taking it’s toll and new outbreaks of the coronavirus has shocked the island nation. The TAIEX is down 8.6% in the largest 2 day drop since 1990 and down more than 13% from its April high

China’s Shanghai Composite Closed Up 14% in 2020 After The Chinese Economy Reopened Early

China’s Shanghai Composite closed 3,473 gaining 14% in 2020, its highest level since February 2018. China, being the source of the Covid-19 pandemic and employing total lockdown was the first major country to reopen it’s economy.

Manchester United Debt Soars as Broadcasting Revenue Falls 51 percent

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on UK Premier League club Manchester United has been severe. $MANU Slipped to a pre-tax loss in quarter ended 31 March. Broadcasting revenue fell by 51.7%. Net debt increased by £127.4m to £429 sending finance costs higher as the football seasons were postponed. Manchester United PLC NYSE: MANU Reported Earnings Before Open Thursday ($0.06) Missed Exp $0.01 EPS and $157.94M Missed $171.27 Million Forecast in Revenue Earnings Manchester United reported earnings for the quarter … Continue reading “Manchester United Debt Soars as Broadcasting Revenue Falls 51 percent”