Cartoon of the Day: The Financial Market Olympics

08/16/16 03:08PM EDT

Cartoon of the Day: The Financial Market Olympics - Financial olympics cartoon 08.16.2016

  1. Total equity market volume was down -7% versus its 1-month average yesterday
  2. Gold is up +25% year-to-date
  3. Global growth continues to slow
  4. The best efforts of central bankers have failed to stimulate global economic growth
  5. The earnings recession continues (for Q2 2016, 458/500 S&P 500 companies have reported an aggregate earnings decline of -4.1%)
  6. Oil prices continue to fall on bearish fundamentals (and pop on OPEC oil production freeze rumors)

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