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The End Of (Artificial) Stability

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The central banks'/states' power to maintain a permanent bull market in stocks and bonds is eroding. There is nothing natural about the stability of the past 9 years. The bullish trends in risk assets are artificial constructs of central bank/state policies. Show More Summary

Dow Plunges 500 Points As Bond Yields, Dollar Spike

As @Yogi_Chan exclaimed (correctly) amid today's chaos: "This stupid fucking market reaction to the Fed is making it incredibly hard to write market wraps." RE: the market reaction.... — RANsquawk (@RANsquawk)...Show More Summary

Libor-OIS Blowing Out On Rising Repatriation Concerns, Collapsing Front-End Funding

While trader attentions have been focused on more conventional risk indicators like equities, yields and bonds spreads in the aftermath of the February VIX eruption, a less followed - if perhaps far more informative indicator - the USD Libor-OIS spread has been blowing up, widening to 32.7bp - the most since last Feb. Show More Summary

YouTube Apologizes For Promoting Video That Fueled "Florida Shooting Conspiracy"

Alphabet proved once again on Wednesday that the algorithms it relies on to promote "credible" content while burying videos produced by "unreliable" (read: conservative or antiestablishment) sources are far from perfect. As Bloomberg...Show More Summary

Frac Sand Shortage Threatens Shale Boom

Authored by Nick Cunningham via, Higher drilling costs could threaten the recent surge in United States shale production.  Halliburton said last week that its earnings could be negatively impacted because of bottlenecks related to the supply of frac sand used in shale drilling. Show More Summary

"The People Live In Terror" - Military Intervention Imposed In Rio As Unrest Worsens

Brazil's Senate has overwhelmingly approved a military intervention in Rio de Janeiro that was first proposed by President Michel Temer last week - the latest step in the president's crackdown on crime and social unrest ahead of a hotly...Show More Summary

Stockman Blasts "Mueller's Comic Book Indictment" - How To Prosecute A Great Big Nothingburger

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, We have always heard that a determined government prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich, and now we know it's true. After 38 years in the prosecution racket, Robert Mueller just madeShow More Summary

Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Dollar Swing Dovish After Hawkish Fed Minutes

Stocks, gold, and bonds are bid and the dollar is dumping as the market's dovish reaction signals the Fed's Minutes were not as hawkish as traders expected. The Dollar is the biggest mover for now...   With Gold jumping... The long-end...Show More Summary

Fed Unveils Goldilocks Minutes: Hawkish On Inflation But No 4 Hikes (For Now)

Market-implied expectations for the number of rate-hikes in 2018 surge to new cycle highs (2.82 hikes) ahead of the minutes (and the dollar had crept higher with them). Since The Jan 31st Fed meeting, everything is lower (gold least,...Show More Summary

Risking Major Escalation, Trump Weighs Killing Of Russian Fighters In Syria As Sign Of "Tough Stance" Toward Putin

In the aftermath of Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russian "operatives" for meddling with the US presidential election, President Trump has been under fire for lashing out at everyone... except Russia. So, in response, Bloomberg...Show More Summary

'Bump Stock' Prices Spike After Trump's Ban Plan

"I built something, and a madman is taking it all away," exclaimed Jeremiah Cottle, shortly after the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place last year in Las Vegas. Who is Jeremiah Cottle? The inventor of the 'bump stock'...Show More Summary

5Y Auction Prices "On The Screws" At Highest Yield Since December 2009

In the second of the week's coupon auction, the Treasury sold $35 billion in 5Year notes at a yield of 2.658%, right on the screws with the When Issued, and the highest yield going back to December 2009. Similar to yesterday's 2Y auction,...Show More Summary

Fire All The Analysts? Maybe...

Authored by Nicholas Colas via, “Wall Street stock analysts? Meh. In a bull market, you don’t need them; in a bear market, they will kill you.” As a long time brokerage single-stock analyst, that saying has always irked me. Show More Summary

Exchange Glitch Allows Traders To "Buy" $20 Trillion In Bitcoin For Free

One month after Japan was the location of the biggest ever cyber hack, when over $400 million worth ot NEM coins was stolen from the Tokyo-based Coincheck exchange, overnight another major technical error at a rival Japanese cryptocurrency...Show More Summary

BofA: Clients Sold Bond ETFs For The Longest Streak On Record

Over the weekend we shifted our focus from the inverse volatility ETF complex and to credit ETFs, both IG (LQD) and HY (HYG and JNK), highlighting that at least according to Deutsche Bank, these have a decent chance of being the next...Show More Summary

FOMC Minutes Preview: Just One Question - 3 Or 4 Hikes In 2018?

In his preview of today's release of the January FOMC Minutes, which as a reminder were Janet Yellen's last and took place just before the February market correction, Rafiki Capital's Steven Englander wrote that "the most likely surprise...Show More Summary

The Calm Before The Inflationary Storm

Via, The economy has been showing great gains, and that positive trend is fueling fears of a surge in inflation. The Consumer Price Index, the key predictor of inflationary trends, rose.05 percent in January, which greatly exceeded the anticipated rise of 0.2 percent. Show More Summary

Conservatives Furious After Twitter Purges Thousands Of Accounts

One month after Project Veritas revealed that Twitter was indeed "shadow banning" and blocking views critical of Hillary Clinton, the social network appears to have done it again, and overnight Twitter appears to have suspended thousands...Show More Summary

Canada's Oil Crisis Continues To Worsen

Authored by Irina Slav via, Canadian oil producers can’t get a break. First it was the pipelines - there are not enough of them to carry the crude from Alberta’s oil sands to export markets. This pipeline capacity problem...Show More Summary

Fed President Sounds Panic Over Level Of US Debt

Nearly a decade after the US unleashed its biggest debt-issuance binge in history, doubling the US debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion under president Obama, which was only made possible thanks to the Fed's monetization of $4 trillion...Show More Summary

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