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RBC Warns Of Looming "Cocktail For Fall Volatility"

As the world watched with bated breath for any dovish tilt from Draghi this morning, RBC's head of cross-asset strategy Charlie McElligott laid out his game-plan. While the EUR is higher (hawkish), bund yields are lower (dovish) McElligott...Show More Summary

US Official Admits North Korean Missiles Aren't Threat To America

Authored by James Holbrooks via, Geopolitical moves are being made on the issue of North Korea. A day after South Korea’s new government offered to hold military talks with its neighbor to the North, the United States’...Show More Summary

The "Wipeout Scenario": 250% Losses If VIX Spikes To 20

By Francesco Filia of Fasanara Capital How Bad a Damage If Volatility Rises: The Bear Trap of Short Vol ETFs As if there was any need for any more threats to financial stability in a world overburdened with debt facing rising interest...Show More Summary

Crazy Fed Cartoons From 1912 Versus Today

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, Inquiring minds may be wondering what economic cartoons from 1912 looked like. I can help. It seems silly now, but in 1912 some nuts thought the Fed would become an all-powerful Wall Street/Bank/Gov't cartel. Show More Summary

Treasury Volatility Crashes To Record Lows

Another day, another record low for volatility gauges, with Bank of America’s MOVE Index (considered Treasury Market 'VIX') falling to an unprecedented 48.26. As Bloomberg notes, the slide back down in volatility comes as the Treasury...Show More Summary

Why Wage Growth Will Remain Elusive

Authored by Lance Roberts of Real Investment Advice, Just recently, Bloomberg ran a fascinating article discussing a new study from the McKinsey Institute. “American manufacturing could be poised to rebound as technological disruption...Show More Summary

CBO Says McConnell Healthcare Bill Would Slash Deficits By $420 Billion, Leave 15 Million Uninsured

Another day, another CBO score for another version of the GOP's healthcare bill. This time, the agency estimates that McConnell's "Better Care Reconciliation Act" legislation would lower the federal budget deficit by $420 billion over...Show More Summary

The Death Spiral Of Financialization

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Each new policy destroys another level of prudent fiscal/financial discipline. The primary driver of our economy--financialization--is in a death spiral. Financialization substitutes...Show More Summary

The Difference Between "Old" And "New" Retail? A Record 50x PE Multiple

In the battle between "old" (bricks and mortar) and "new" (online) retail, few will survive although according to the market, the winner couldn't be more clear. As BofA's Savita Subramanian writes in her latest relative value cheat sheet...Show More Summary

Feds Shut Down AlphaBay; Sessions Warns Criminals "You Cannot Hide" On Dark Web

More than three years after the FBI shut down the Silk Road, the pioneering dark-web marketplace for drugs and illegal goods, the FBI and DEA – working with international law-enforcement agencies - have busted two more dark-web marketplaces...Show More Summary

Is The Real Dollar Pain-Trade Lower?

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Although I am sure they were some traders advocating shorting the US dollar into the Trump bump, they sure seemed few and far between (apart from this badass cat who nailed the trade...Show More Summary

Rats Fall From Ceiling At Dallas Chipotle In "Rare And Isolated Incident"

A day after Chipotle Mexican Grill faced an outbreak of norovirus at a Chipotle restaurant in Virginia, the company’s PR team is dealing with yet another embarrassing public-health incident. A Dallas TV station reported that, at oneShow More Summary

On The Currency Reform That Put Montenegro Center Stage

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The tiny Balkan state of Montenegro appeared on center stage at the NATO summit of world leaders in Brussels. Indeed, Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, was a bit too much front and center for President Trump. Show More Summary

Sessions: "I Will Continue Serving As Attorney General As Long As That Is Appropriate"

Following his scathing NYT interview published on Wednesday, in which Trump said he regretted appointing the Attorney General, and said would not have chosen Sessions to serve as attorney general had known Sessions would recuse himself...Show More Summary

Stocks Slammed As Mueller Said To Probe Trump Business Transactions

It was quiet, too quiet. Markets were comfortably drifting ever higher (10th day up in a row for Nasdaq) and then headlines hit on Bloomberg reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller wil be probing Trump's business transactions and...Show More Summary

Albert Edwards: Just One Aberration Prevents A "Petrifying Bear Market"

One month after he shared his preview of the endgame of this current centrally-planned economic regime (expect no happy ending there, as "citizens will soon turn their rage towards Central Bankers.") Albert Edwards is out with a newShow More Summary

Americans' Hope For The Economy Just Plunged - 'Trump Bump' Erased

Another 'soft' data survey rolls over... Following this morning's tumble in the Philly Fed report, Bloomberg's Consumer Comfort survey shows economic expectations plunged back to their lowest since before the election... The monthlyShow More Summary

US Congress On Pace To Be The Least Productive Legislature In 164 Years

Authored by Everett Numbers via, Without even enough Senate Republican support for a “clean repeal” of Obamacare, this Congress is on its way to historical levels of getting nothing done. So is the ‘Resistance’ winning? And will the divided GOP endanger President Donald Trump’s 2020 chances? Another U.S. Show More Summary

Bunds Violently Whipsawed On Draghi Confusion

Is it a yoyo? Is it a penny stock? Is it the most "liquid" European government bond? To those who answered correctly - yes, this was the response of the German 10Y Bund yield to Draghi's prepared remarks and subsequent Q&A - congratulations. While...Show More Summary

Bitcoin Surges Above $2500 Following Goldman's Bullish Note As 'Civil War' Ends

Bitcoin is up 40% from its weekend lows as the combination of a bullish Goldman Sachs note on the virtual currency and a major sigh of relief that the potential 'civil war' over cryptocurrency's scaling solutions appears to be over (with...Show More Summary

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