“Panic” As Investors Lose Their Appetite: “Reliving Market Jitters of the Great Recession”

by | Oct 2, 2015 | Aftermath, Commodities | 24 comments

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    There is further indication that we are swinging dangerously close to another financial collapse.

    While markets were spooked in September about the possibility of a Fed rate hike, and the stock market took several dives, things have so far not gone headlong into crisis.

    But there are plenty of indications that investors are wary of taking too much risk in the current financial climate. Increasingly, the only real returns are in high risk, high-yield markets.

    But most investors are not thrill seeking at the moment, and are shying away from the dismal landscape and numerous scenarios for diasaster. King World News just reported that “frightened investors withdrew a staggering and near Record $63 billion out of mutual funds in the past 3 months.”

    The World Bank warned that any decision to raise rates would risk “triggering panic and turmoil,” but with Janet Yellen’s recent mention of a possible rate hike this year, we see that even talking about the rate is driving panic. Yellen exuded a queasy feeling that negates any hunger for investment.

    Panic and fright are bad news. The stuff instability is made of. Without ready and willing suckers, err investors, the market cannot stay afloat. There is a panic level index, recognizing the spoiled “appetite” of investors,  that has preceded all of the last few crises on the global stage… and here we go again… we have again reached the danger threshold for panic in global risk appetite.

    Via Market Watch:

    If it feels like you’re reliving the market jitters of the Great Recession and eurozone crisis, it’s probably because you are.

    During this week, global risk appetite dropped to “panic” levels for the first time since January 2012, according to Credit Suisse’s Global Risk Appetite Index. That was back when investors feared a breakup of the euro bloc, grappled with unsustainably high sovereign borrowing costs and freaking out about the spillover from Greece.

    Before that, the index reached panic state around the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., during the dotcom bubble and after Black Monday in 1987. Get the picture?

    Historically, financial crisis has frequently and routinely followed the cycles of first, cheap and easy credit that leads to piles of debt and overextended borrowers (a process now on steroids under the Federal Reserve’s QE3), then a sharp and painful contraction of the money supply which leaves most, if not all, vulnerable to calls and demands for repayment.

    This time around, countless governments, businesses and individuals are already wallowing in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy. Zero percent interest rates have given no return on pensions and investments, and even the slightest grumblings about raising interest rates by even a fraction of a percentage are inducing nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness and ensuing mass panic.

    These are not the signs of a healthy economy; take cover.

    Read more:

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      1. Market moves on the mass mood of the investors…

        • Didn’t know stupidity was a “Mood”. Learn something new every day

        • I don’t know about that eppe, I wonder what that person who made the large “Put” against Airlines in the days before 9/11 is doing right about now.

          • You know, there is so much that happened right before 9/11. To much to be a coincidence. I’m a 9/11 truther, but the idiot pilot who tries to say the planes were holograms has lost his damn mind.

        • Rope it’s the central banks algorithms doing all this crap ! Look today, have some of the worst employment numbers in history and the algos goes nuts! Turns a bad down turn into 200 pt close. No fucking wonder our Finacials are fuck up damn algos running the shit

          • Sorry Eppe should be your name not Rope damn spell ck

          • “They Just Don’t Want A Job” – The Fed’s Grotesque “Explanation” Why 94.6 Million Are Out Of The Labor Force

            “explain” why the US labor participation rate just crashed to a nearly 40 year low earlier today as another half a million Americans decided to exit the labor force bringing the total to 94.6 million people…


      2. “You guys keep fearmongering this apocalypse shit. You’ve been saying the game is up for the last few years. It never happens. Where are the horsemen?”




        • I think Acid collapsed!

      3. Are you able to grind your own flour? Bake your own bread? Do you know how to cook?

        • Yes, I can do those things and many others besides.

          Here are some of my other accomplishments (with apologies to the original writer, Hugh Gallagher):


          I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently.

          Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

          Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

          I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400.

          My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations with the CIA.

          I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid.

          On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin.

          I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

          But I have not yet gone to college.


          [I have actually done a few of the above things, but I did attend college.]

          • I don’t usually drink beer, but when I do I prefer dos equis. Stay thirsty my friends.

          • Thanks, Archivist, good read.

            And, keep it safe out there in the east. I guess you are getting the downpours about now. Sure glad we didn’t plan to go to the coast this weekend.

      4. How many ways can you tell the same story.
        This is getting to be incredibly boring.
        Even the stories of blood and gore or gore and blood, just sound like the same ol, same ol.
        Guess I’m going to have to find another way to pass the time. You can’t trust anybody. Never turn your back and you won’t find a knife in it. Good advice from a bad man. See ya on the other side.

      5. Next!

      6. We can not get out of this mess without a little pain. Maybe even a lot of pain. I would not mind it if it was because of poor decisions I made, but that is not the case. We have been sold out by our system.

      7. Its not a wonder why Yellen choacked and lost bladder control and the lying round faced, fat arcon, was escorted from the stage, the other day. And i have taken note that a lot of the trolls who have been posting, attacking me has suddenly died down, its because alot of them were not just agency, it was a lot of the financial firms that were on the attack, since this site and others like it is the blame for why people are cleaing out the cash and investing, in Brass, lead, Gold, silver, platimum, copper and other hard assests, as the Feds lost badder control. Looks like the financial trolls attacking me from this site, is busy trying to stop they clients from bailing out the accounts, and dont have time to even attack me since they are so busy, scrambling like f….k. Bernanke, already bailed awhile back, F,….k this he said, i am checking into the DUMBS, i am not interested in being on TV right now, i am going underground.



        What a total financial cluster f…k.

        • Run Forest…run!

      8. Don’t flatter yourself nutbag, the ONLY reason people aren’t calling you on your idiocy is because they’re comments are being CENSORED by Mac Slavo. Maybe you two deserve each other.

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