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Is 4th Time The Charm For Today's Slam-Silver-Surge-Stocks Algo?

Silver just got monkey-hammered below $18 - on no news catalyst - as for the 4th time today, it appears the triangle of doom between precious metals, USDJPY, and US equities is initiated to ensure Greek fears do not harm wealth creation... Silver slammed... 4th time the charm?

You Do Not Get Moves Like This Unless Stuff is Hitting the Fan

The world carry trade for US Dollars is over $9 trillion. In today’s world of monetary insanity, investors seem to forget that $1 trillion is a staggering amount of money. So to put that $9 trillion carry trade into perspective, if it...Show More Summary

"Leverage Mismatches" - Why Q-ECB May Not Be A Favorable Development

Submitted by John Hussman via his Weekly Market Comment, Last week, the ECB announced that it will begin a new program of quantitative easing on March 15 – a delay that allows plenty of time for various rugs to be pulled out, if the experience of recent years is informative. Show More Summary

Greece's New Leader Sends Germany A Loud And Clear Message With His First Act

"Hi Angela, do you hear me now?" First act as PM, #Tsipras visits Kaisariani rifle range where Nazis executed 200 Greeks on 1 May 1944 v/@dgatopoulos — Damian Mac Con Uladh (@damomac) January 26, 2015 Among...Show More Summary

The Swiss Franc Is Getting Crushed

The early bid for Swiss Francs following the Greek election results has turned into a bloodbath of outflows as EURCHF has swung a huge 230 pips overnight with Swissy now at its weakest to the Euro since before QECB leaks last Wednesday... Show More Summary

Tracking Juno: New York Prepares For One Of Top-5 Snow Storms In History; 50% Of Flights Cancelled

As reported first yesterday, the North East in general, and NYC in particular, are about to be hit with a "historic" blizzard that may bring over 24 inches inches of snow in various places: a total accumulation which would make the "Blizzard...Show More Summary

Smart Casual: The 'Rebellious' New Greek PM's Swearing-In Attire

If the shockingly large victory of left-wing Syriza was not enough for the Brussels' bureaucrats, the party's rebellious leader Alexis Tsipras dared to go tie-less during this morning's swearing-in as Greece's new Prime Minister... As we noted earlier, 'non-conformity is part of the package' As The Guardian noted, it's part of the package... Show More Summary

Stocks Fill Overnight Gap But Crude & Carry Support Stalled

Surprise! The weakness overnight in US equity futures has been eradicated in its best USDJPY-driven fashion. S&P, Dow, and Nasdaq futures have all managed to float higher on a sea of Crude and JPY carry exuberance to fill the overnight gap perfectly... Show More Summary

The Federal Reserve Has Declared The Winner In The Generational Financial War

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The policy of safeguarding Boomer benefits with asset bubbles will lead to the destruction of the unprepared, the unwary and those who foolishly trusted our "leadership" and central bank to tell them the truth. Show More Summary

2015: The Year of Default

Jeff Nielson for Sprott Money Making New Year “predictions” used to be an automatic, beginning-of-the-year exercise, to the point where readers generally expected such pieces from the pundits they follow. However, it is an activity which has died-out somewhat, a casualty of our propaganda-saturated Wonderland Matrix. Show More Summary

Greek Bonds Battered As Dip-Buyers Rescue Greek Stocks

The post-QECB euphoria in Greek asset markets was prognosticated by those who prefer to do such things as indicative that "the markets know something," positive about Sunday's (yesterday's) election... because markets are efficient and always 'price in' events (just like 1987, 2000, 2008 etc...). Show More Summary

Oil Jumps On OPEC's El-Badri's "$200 A Barrel Sometime" Comments

The headline-reading algos were at the top of their game this morning when milliseconds after OPEC's general secretary Abdalla El-Badri said oil prices could reach $200 a barrel if there's a lack of investment following this price slump... Show More Summary

Goldman: It's The Central Banks' Fault We Can't Be More Bearish On Gold

We've heard it all: snow, cold weather, hot weather, non one-time recurring, "one-time, non-recurring" charges, and even Bush. But when it comes to "excuses" for why one is wrong, this morning Goldman's note "Central banks stall a more bearish gold outlook" absolutely takes the cake. Show More Summary

Frontrunning: January 26

Alexis Tsipras: the Syriza leader about to take charge in Greece (Guardian) Tsipras to form anti-bailout Greek government after big victory (Reuters) Tsipras Forges Anti-Austerity Coalition in EU Challenge (BBG) East Coast braces, flights...Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Global Risk Rattled By Syriza Surge To Power

This morning both the SNB stunner from two weeks ago, and the less than stunning ECB QE announcement from last Thursday are long forgotten, and the only topic on markets' minds is the startling surge of Syriza and its formation of aShow More Summary

Syriza Forms Coalition Government With Anti-Bailout Independent Greeks: What Happens Next

There was some excitement in the capital markets overnight, when what was initially seen as an outright victory for Syriza, giving it an absolute, 151-seat majority in parliament - a fear that briefly pushed the EURUSD under 1.11 when the Euro PPT stepped in - ended up being a placing just shy of a majority with 149 seats. Show More Summary

Israel's President Refuses To Meet With Obama

While Obama is doing everything in his power to show that when it comes to commiserating with the Saudis, he is first in line, the US relationship with that "other" US ally in the region, Israel, is in a fast and furious state of "crash...Show More Summary

Shocking Images Of China's Dire Pollution Problem

China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but, as explains, they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked. China is very close in size to the USA. Yet,Show More Summary

Chinese Currency Plunges To Peg Limit Against USDollar, Strongest Against Euro In 14 Years

The drop in the Yuan over the past 2 days is the largest against the USDollar since Nov 2008 as USDCNY nears its highest (CNY weakest) since mid-2012. What is more critical is that for the first time since the new 2% CNY peg bands, USDCNY is trading at the extremes - 11.5 handles cheap to the fix. Show More Summary

Greece's New FinMin Warns "We Are Going To Destroy The Greek Oligarchy System"

Over two years ago, we first highlighted Yanis Varoufakis' perspectives on the destruction of Greece and Europe's bogus growth pacts. Since then he has grown in both reason and popularity as his no-nonsense discussons of the mis-design of the euro (and potential solutions) have made him the front-runner to be Syriza's new finance minister. Show More Summary

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