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Barrage Of Billionaire Bears Predict Doom And Gloom, Refuse To Sell

Shortly after the most famous PIMCO alum, Bill Gross, unleashed today's dose of doom and gloom when he warned that market risk is the "highest since before the 2008 financial crisis" and warned that “instead of buying low and selling high, you’re buying high and crossing your fingers,” his replacement and current PIMCO CIO, Dan Ivascyn shared a similar dour outlook on the economy at the Bloomberg Invest summit, where he predicted that U.S. growth will "likely be in the mid-2% range and, given the current global fiscal and geopolitical risks, the 10-year Treasury could fall as low as 1.5%."

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JPMorgan Lists Five "Red Flags" That Point To A 10% Downside Correction

The first time JPMorgan warned of market downside was in early March when the bank's US equity strategist Dubravko Lakos-Bujas wrote that while the fundamental backdrop remains supporting, the "short-term downside risk" in the S&P is increasing. Less than two months later, JPM presented six "red flags" why it is starting to sell stock. Just a few weeks later, JPM turned up the alarm again in late May, when the bank "sounded the alarm on the size of US debt, and warned of a financial crisis" while in the interim, JPM's quant Marko Kolanovic on several occasions warned that stocks are poised for a sharp drop due to purely technical and systemic factors. Of course, throughout this period stocks only kept going higher, closing at all time highs last Friday.

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Carson Block Says "Laws Of Economics" Dictate China Will Face "Day Of Reckoning"

Muddy Waters Research founder Carson Block believes that China’s overleveraged economy will eventually face a “day of reckoning.” He just can’t say when.

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Global Pension Underfunding Will Grow To $400 Trillion Over Next 30 Years: World Economic Forum

Earlier this week we highlighted "Six Terrifying Graphs That Summarize America's Public Pension Crisis" which ranked state, county and city-level public pensions in the United States by which are screwed the most.  To summarize, the study concluded that public pensions in the U.S. alone are currently underfunded by nearly $4 trillion and that taxpayers in Illinois, California and New Jersey should probably be looking to move before getting drowned in their state's coming pension-induced tax hike tsunami.

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Biggest Subprime Auto Lender Skipped Income Verification On 92% Of Auto Loans

We first introduced readers to the "New Century of auto finance" (aka "Santander Consumer USA") several years ago when we first took note of their aggressive auto ABS facilities.  In fact, here is a quick look at one of their ABS deals from 2015 which sported an average FICO of 595, LTV of 110%, APR of 16.2% and a term of 70 months. 

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