Tweets of the Day: Fear has Left the Building

Mish

Here's a collection of Tweets from the past couple days regarding greed, valuations, and fear.

Hedge Funds All In

Fangs vs QE and Apple and Microsoft vs German Stock Market

Fear Has Left the Building

Corporate Fear Gage

Corporate Profits vs Stock market

Fed Balance Sheet - Allegedly "Not QE"

Fear and Greed Index

The top chart is from Fear and Greed Index.

Fear and Greed Indicators Part 2

Fear and Greed Indicators Part 3

Fear and Greed Over Time

​Thanks to all for the Tweets and charts.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (21)
Bam_Man
Bam_Man

IMHO, very reminiscent of late 1999 when the Fed was flooding the market with liquidity due to the "Y2K" scare. The big difference is that now there is no fundamental reason for stocks to be going parabolic (no "new economy" or "internet-driven productivity miracle"). That bubble didn't burst for another 3 months. Let's see how long this one lasts.

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aqualech
aqualech

LOL. This is the investing universe equivalent of End Times, or it feels that way to me. Going all-in on FAANGs at this point would be the equivalent of accepting the Mark of the Beast. How long til one would burn in Hell, or will that just be shown to be an outdated concept? How long til the hedge funds burn in Hell, or will the satanic FED and USGOV bail them out, instead condemning the Savers to feel the burn?

Can GOLD be the talisman to protect Savers?

themonosynaptic
themonosynaptic

After careful study, I've come to the conclusion that nobody knows anything, or at least, nobody talking about anything knows anything - it is either that or people like to drop LSD and play with their Magic 8-Ball and broadcast their interpretations as stock market wisdom, oblivious, or uncaring, about appearing foolish.

I predict that in 2020 the market will go up, and down, and end somewhere random on a multi-decade steady climb. I also predict that the greed/fear index will go up and down and end up somewhere between 0 and 100 on 12/31/2020. You're welcome.

I also predict that a bunch of losers who can't hold down a real job will pontificate on TV about their stock market insights loudly and with great confidence, and that the desperation for certainty in an uncertain World will net them a lot of money for doing so from people who should really know better than to listen to them, but are so deeply scared their emotions overcome their common sense.

I anticipate that one flavor of this behavior will involve gold and there will be a lot of anticipation and excitement about the price of gold, the calamities that face us that only gold will be able to protect our nest eggs from, and that the loudest proponents of this flavor of fortune telling will display disdain on the naivety of everybody who isn't as smart and cynical as they are about the current state of the markets, the key players, especially the Fed, and, of course, the need to buy gold, and yet more gold.

Note: This is not time dated - it does not only apply to 12/29/19, you can use these predictions any day of any year into the foreseeable future.

Realist
Realist

I agree with mono. Predicting when the stock market will crash, or thinking you know when the economy will crash is ridiculous. Yet many on this blog have been predicting those things for years now even as the economy and market march on. I guess being wrong over and over for 5+ years does not embarrass these people. Consistent failure merely emboldens them. In addition, telling others that gold is where you should store all your wealth, is beyond stupid.

Scooot
Scooot

No one has to agree with any views expressed, or even read the blog. I enjoy reading the blog.

Greggg
Greggg

It's different this time. Where have I heard that before? Well, it is different. We have a ton more passive trading, and more layoffs coming for active trading desks.

Anda
Anda

Money has to go somewhere, maybe people are fearful of holding money and so are buying stocks, like Venezuela ! Could be fear of missing out also, not sure if that is greed, or maybe they feel greedy having money so think it considerate to invest in something .

Probably just consumer trend algo asymmetric information generates though, boomers club sorry no invitations.

Jackula
Jackula

Chart is kinda looking like a blow-off top

crazyworld
crazyworld

To me, printing money is like drug abuse. In the beginning they all think they can reverse their habits at will. If the stock market collapse suddenly, they will buy the market for sure because they will have no choice given by the deep state billionnaires.

The real problems for markets are outside US US and Israel are now the most hatred countries in the world because of their permanent bombing based mostly on grossly elaborated false flags they organise with their CIA, Mossad, white helmets, ISI, kurdes... proxies. However, within 6 months dont be surprised if IRAN has some atomic bombs ready. At that time they will feel they are in a secure position to retaliate severely to US and Israel permanent attacks in IRAK, SYRIA, LEBANON. My take however is that neither the US , neither Israel will wait until the Iranian nukes are ready so serious IRANIAN mainland bombings should happen out-there quite soon. The fate of the markets should be linked to the way such war terminate itself.


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