Bear Traps In The News

Watch Larry McDonald; founder of Bear Traps Report, contributions to CNBC, RealVision and other media

July 2022


Fox - Wall Street with Maria: US economy is ‘ a recession now’: Expert

Jul. 14, 2022 - 8:33 - The Bear Traps Report editor and founder Larry McDonald argues the U.S. has entered a recession and casts expectations for the markets in the second half of the year.


June 2022


Fox - Wall Street with Maria: McDonald warns of another Lehman moment

Jun. 18, 2022 - 5:02 - Founder and editor of ‘The Bear Traps Report’ Larry McDonald discusses the current state of the market and where he thinks it is headed in the near future on ‘Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street.’




Larry McDonald, founder and editor of the Bear Traps Report, and Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, join CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to break down their outlooks for inflation. - June 10, 2022



Fox - Mornings with Maria - Federal Reserve’s actions ‘colossal failure of common sense,' ‘Lehman problem’ lurking: Expert

Jun. 09, 2022 - 7:16 - The Bear Traps Report founder and editor Larry McDonald discusses the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes and reacts to the jobless claims report on ‘Mornings with Maria.’


May 2022


Blockworks Macro: Fed Hawkishness Is A “Charade” - If Powell Doesn’t Pivot, Prepare For A Depression | Larry McDonald

Larry McDonald, founder of The Bear Traps Report and author of “A Colossal Failure Of Common Sense,” thinks that those who take the Federal Reserve at its word are making a serious error. McDonald wastes little time to argue that the Federal Reserve’s assurances that it will tighten monetary policy (by raising rates and reducing its balance sheet) amount to little more than a “sham”: a series of promises that it can never keep, because doing so would plunge the United States into a deep recession. McDonald explains that, while he does not expect the S&P 500 to reach a new high for several years, he is anticipating a sharp rally in risk assets as the Federal Reserve tones down its hawkish rhetoric and abandons the most extreme of its measures to moderate inflation. McDonald argues that this supportive liquidity environment will drag the U.S. Dollar down and give an even greater lift to the ongoing bull market in energy as well as other hard assets such as gold. Filmed on May 31, 2022.