It is the 10th of December 2019

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"You Get Nothing" - World's Largest Insurer Warns US Stocks Offer "No Returns" For The Next Decade

There will be "almost no prospective returns" from U.S. stocks over the next decade because the market is fully valued following years of gains, according to the global strategist at Allianz Global Investors, which manages $569 billion.

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There Are No Cheap Stocks Anymore... Literally

The S&P is substantially overvalued on 18 of 20 valuation metrics, with the only exceptions being free cash flow (helped again by depressed capex), and relative to small caps/bonds - the Fed's favorite indicator -  where yields remain depressed thanks to the Fed's failure to stimulate wage inflation for nearly 9 years.

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"Investors Can't Stop Buying Every Dip": The WSJ Explains Why Markets Soar To New Highs Every Day

International equity markets seem to effortlessly surge to brand new record highs with each passing day.  As we note fairly frequently, declines have grown shallower over the past two years and the S&P 500 has now gone 246 trading days without trading more than 3% below its record high, the longest streak ever for the index, according to LPL Financial. Meanwhile, the S&P hasn’t had a decline of 10% or more from a recent peak since February 2016.

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Federal Reserve Hesitates on QE Unwind / Balance Sheet Reduction

 The following article by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog:

Federal Reserve balance sheet reduction not happening yet even as the Fed applauds its own success

Is the Federal Reserve’s Great Unwind already coming unwound? I thought it would be good to check up on Federal Reserve balance sheet reduction since the Fed is supposed to be up and running on the move out of quantitative easing this month. It should be fascinating to see what progress the Fed is making as it happily applauds its own successful recovery. 

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