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Bill Gross Sues PIMCO "Cabal" Over Ouster, Seeks "Hundreds Of Millions", Blames El-Erian

When Bill Gross exited PIMCO last October, it came as somewhat of a shock despite the fact that the outspoken “King” of the bond market had a reputation for being incorrigible and somewhat difficult to get along with in the boardroom. Show More Summary

Hillary Pushes HFT Tax (A Day After BlackRock Warns Of "Wild Price Swings")

Following yesterday's flip-flop on TPP, Hillary Clinton has unleashed some new financial system 'policies' this morning, the most crucial of which includes the provision of a transaction tax which will dramatically penalize high-frequency traders (gratifying critics of HFT's instability-creating market structure). Show More Summary

When The Aristocracy Leaves The Commoners In The Dust, The Empire Is Doomed

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, We all know the barriers between the commoners and the Elite rise higher every year, despite the claims of the corporate media and the Power Elite aristocracy. Historian Peter Turchin...Show More Summary

Brazilian Nightmare Continues As Rousseff Suffers Major Setback, Impeachment Looms

One of the most important things to understand about the global EM rout is that while the laundry list of well-known issues (e.g. slumping commodity prices, slowing Chinese growth, the threat to export competitiveness from Beijing’sShow More Summary

Volkswagen Of America CEO Grilled In Congress Over Emissions Scandal - Live Webcast

What may be the worst month in Volkswagen's corporate history is about to get a cherry on top, when the CEO of Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn is set undergo the Kangaroo Court treatment, when he testifies before a House Energy...Show More Summary

HSBC Asks If "US Is Turning European, Or Is It Japanese" As It Cuts 10 Year Forecast From 2.8% to 1.5%

As Bloomberg begins it story about some very confused bond market analysts, "a year that started with almost everyone calling for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates is drawing to a close with one of the world’s largest bondShow More Summary

Saudi Arabia Declares Spending Moratorium As Oil Rout Bankrupts Kingdom

As we’ve documented extensively for the better part of a year, the Saudis’ move to “Plaxico” themselves by artificially suppressing crude prices in an attempt to preserve market share by bankrupting the largely uneconomic US shale space has far-reaching implications for global liquidity. Show More Summary

From Bezzle To Bummer - The Mirage Of "Psychic" Wealth

Authored by John Kay, originally posted at Project Syndicate, More than a half-century ago, John Kenneth Galbraith presented a definitive depiction of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 in a slim, elegantly written volume. Embezzlement, Galbraith...Show More Summary

Gartman vs Goldman: "Oil Rally To Fade" Warns Blankfein's Bank

Just a day after no lesser world-renowned newsletter writer than Dennis Gartman went full bull-tard of crude oil (in $29.95 terms), Goldman Sachs has come out with a "lower for longer" warning about the crude complex noting that the gains have been exacerbated by still large short positioning and the break of key technical levels. Show More Summary

Day After Deutsche Bank Admits Not All Is Well, Swiss Giant Credit Suisse Also Admits It Needs More Cash

Not everything is "fine" in the land of European banks, in fact quite the opposite. One day after Deutsche Bank warned of a massive $7 billion loss and the potential elimination of the bank's dividend which had been a German staple since...Show More Summary

Despite Surging Job Cuts, Initial Jobless Claims Tumble Back Near 42 Year Lows

Job cuts have already surpassed last year's total, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas with the highest annual total since 2009, when nearly 1.3 million layoffs were announced at the tail-end of the recession... so how does the government explain the fact that initial jobless claims have once again re-tumbled back to close to 42-year lows... Show More Summary

NATO Threatens To Send In Troops After Russia Stations Ground "Battalion" In Syria

As the propaganda “war” between East and West intensifies ahead of what might ultimately transform into an actual war in the skies above Syria, the world is transfixed with the scope of Russia’s week-old military campaign in support of the Assad regime. Show More Summary

According To Bernanke, This Was The "Biggest Impact Of QE"

Are you ready for this... are you sitting down... you better be sitting down. Here it comes BERNANKE SAYS BIGGEST IMPACT OF QE WAS TO 'CREATE JOBS' just :0 From "hope" to "nope"...

Silver Loses Key Technical Support After 'Weak' China Open Plunge

Having closed yesterday above the 200-day moving average for the first time since May, the weaker-than-expected Chinese equity market open sent the precious metal tumbling and it is extending losses in the early US session. And as the morning flush hits, Silver falls further... Charts: Bloomberg

ECB Will Again "Frontload" Bond Purchases Ahead Of The Winter, No Advance Leak To Hedge Funds This Time

The last time the ECB announced an unexpected twist to its bond buying program was on May 19, 2015 when it informed the public that "the central bank would moderately front-load its purchases in its quantitative easing program because...Show More Summary

Bundesbank Tries To Reassure Re Gold Reserves as Deutsche Bank Shocks With €6 Billion Loss Warning

The German Bundesbank released an inventory of its gold reserves yesterday in order to quell ongoing public concerns about the true amount of actual unencumbered reserves and the location of the reserves stored in vaults in Frankfurt, London, Paris and particularly in the New York Federal Reserve. Show More Summary

Frontrunning: October 8

Congress probing U.S. spy agencies' possible lapses on Russia (Reuters) Defense Ministers From NATO Hit Out at Russian Action in Syria (WSJ) U.S. Rules Out Cooperation With Russia as Moscow Launches First Naval Strikes on Syria (WSJ) Man Who Called China's Boom and Bust Says Use This Rally to Sell (BBG) For Volkswagen, New Questions Arise on U.S. Show More Summary

Futures Slump On Lack Of Chinese Euphoria Despite More Terrible Economic Data

It was supposed to be the day China's triumphantly returned to the markets from its Golden Holiday week off, and with global stocks soaring over 5% in the past 7 days, hopes were that the Shanghai Composite would close at least that much higher and then some, especially with the "National Team" cheerleading on the side and arresting any sellers. Show More Summary

Syrian Crisis: What Will Happen Next?

Submitted by Brandon Smith via, The Syrian crisis and the confluence of clashing interests there was entirely predictable. In fact, I wrote an article on my former website in 2010 outlining the potential for Syria as a...Show More Summary

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