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Does America Have A Technology Platform Monopoly Problem?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Last week, I wrote a post titled, What Can an Overhyped Silicon Valley Juice Company Tell Us About the U.S. Economy. Here’s how I ended the piece: Finally, and perhaps most concerning,...Show More Summary

China's First Home Made Aircraft Carrier Is Ready For Launch

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier will soon launch in Dalian, Liaoning Province for drills and trial voyages, putting to the test proprietary technology meant to further Beijing's expansion in the South and East China seas, the SCMP reported. Show More Summary

Google Market Cap Hits An All Time High $600 Billion

Even as the US retail industry is in a tailspin of historic proportions, the ad spending market must be better than ever, because on Monday Google parent Alphabet closed up 2.3% at a new record high, and as Bloomberg pointed out, the...Show More Summary

New Poll Finds Record Number Of Americans Want More Government In Their Lives

Authored by Simon Black via, In a poll conducted a few days ago by NBC News / Wall Street Journal, a record 57% of Americans responded that they want MORE government in their lives, and that the government should beShow More Summary

In "Spectacular Heist" Dozens Of Heavily-Armed Robbers Steal $40 Million From Paraguay Vault

In what has been dubbed a "spectacular heist" reminiscent of any number of B-rated Hollywood action movies, an army of heavily armed robbers, estimated between 50 and 60, targeted the cash storage facility of a Prosegur SA security vault in Paraguay's Ciudad del Este, stealing as much as $40 million. Show More Summary

Le Pen 'Loss' Sparks VIX-Driven Stock-Buying-Panic But Bond Yields, Crude, & Dollar Drop

The next two weeks in France... According to the bookies, it's a done deal... Stocks Up, Oil Down So stocks soared... Trannies best on the day but Nasdaq hit a new record high, desperately trying to tag 6,000... and legged higher inShow More Summary

Will Macron Serve The Interests Of The American Deep State?

Authored by Howard Kunstler via, As I write, the French stock market (the CAC 40), is doing a grand jeté (up 4.5 percent!) in celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s assumed slaying of the dragon Le Pen. But that was just the first round under the interesting French election system. Show More Summary

Goldman Burned By These Corporate Debt Trades In Q1

Last week we noted that Goldman posted a 'yuge' miss in fixed income trading of $335 million (see "Goldman Misses As FICC Disappoints, Stock Slides As Average Banker Comp Hits $360K"): Broken down by key operating group, most segments...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen Temporarily Steps Down As Head Of National Front Party

In a headline that spooked headline-scanning algos, moments ago French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced that she is stepping down as head of her National Front party. What the headline ignored to add is that her leadership...Show More Summary

June Rate Hike Odds Soar To 69% As Debt Ceiling Looms

It appears the hope that a centrist candidate will win the French election is enough to trump tumbling macro-economic data, disappointing earnings, and flailing inflation in the US economy. June rate hike odds have spiked to 69% overnight (even as debt ceiling risks begin to price in... Show More Summary

Trump To Order Corporate Tax Rate Cut To 15%, Load Up To $2 Trillion In Extra Debt

Ahead of Trump's much anticipated tax announcement on Wednesday, the WSJ reports that the president has ordered his (mostly ex-Goldman) White House aides to accelerate efforts to create a tax plan "slashing the corporate rate to 15%Show More Summary

The Passive Indexing Trap

Authored by Lance Roberts via, I have been in the “money game” for a long time starting with a bank just prior to the crash of 1987. I make this point only to say that I have seen several full market cycles in...Show More Summary

Schumer: "U.S. Is No Longer Fact-Based" Nation; Breitbart News A "Threat To Democracy"

Last Friday Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release reminding sanctuary cities of their obligation to enforce federal immigration laws or risk losing their federal funding. Within the release, Sessions noted that Chicago's...Show More Summary

What The Wage Equality Crusaders Don't Understand

Authored by Brittany Hunter via The Mises Institute, Women in the workforce are constantly bombarded by rhetoric intended to make us feel less appreciated than our male colleagues. Politicians and Hollywood celebrities - many of whom...Show More Summary

US Sanctions 271 Syrians, Freezes Their US Assets

Two weeks after launching missile strikes on Syria, the U.S. Treasury announced it has sanctioned 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center in response to the alleged sarin attack conducted by the Assad regime on Kahn Sheikhoun. Show More Summary

"It's All About Oil Now": Citi Charts The Biggest Risk To The Global Reflation Trade

Despite today's surge in global equities, which may be as much driven by the France relief rally as the unwind of recent hedges, the latest attempt to reignite the reflation rally is fading as US Treasury yields have given up on much...Show More Summary

Wayfair Tumbles After Amazon Launches Furniture Seller Program

It looks like another 'retailer' is about to be 'Amazon'-ed. Wayfair - the retail household goods seller - is tumbling this morning after Amazon reportedly pitches a new furniture seller program. Additionally, not helping the stocks,...Show More Summary

The Mysterious Movements Of US Oil Production, Demand, Price, & Interest Rates

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, In the midst of a bursting bubble in 2008, the Federal Reserve feared deflation would spiral out of control. The Fed sought to reinstate "normal" inflation via abnormal means and what more immediate and impactful than indirectly goosing the cost of oil. Show More Summary

What Happens If The Government Shuts Down

Saturday, April 29, marks what may be a bittersweet anniversary for the Administration: it is President Trump's 100th day in office. It could also mark Day 1 of a government shutdown if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill authorizing funding, or if the president doesn't sign it before then. Show More Summary

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