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And The Best Performing Stock Market In The World Is...

Authored by Simon Black via, Pop quiz: What country has the world’s best performing stock market? It’s not the United States. Or Canada. Or China. The answer is Venezuela, whose primary stock market index over the last...Show More Summary


Dog interrupts newscast: German heavy metal festival installs big ass beer pipeline (Ja Rule could have used one) Don't cut off motorcycles: Dog refuses to leave his owner who was knocked out after a fall LAVA A MILLION Chinese Are Living...Show More Summary

Fed Plan Falters As Euro Inflation 'Surprise' Sparks Bund Fears

As SocGen's Kit Juckes noted earlier in the week, "The ECB, not The Fed, is in the driving seat," and nowhere is that more optically obvious than in the massive divergence between US-EU bond risk premia and US-EU inflation surprises. The FOMC’s intent to raise rates in June is clear and reflected in market pricing. Show More Summary

All Hell Breaks Loose In Toronto's House Price Bubble

Authored by Wolf Richter via, “It’s fear.” During the first two weeks in May, according to preliminary data from Toronto Real Estate Board, home listings surged 47% from the same period last year even as sales plunged 16%. Show More Summary

Bitcoin Is Crashing (Again)

While Bitcoin is still up 13% on the week (its 8th weekly ruse of the last 9), the dollar price of the virtual currency is collapsing again in US trading (after a big rebound during the Asian session)... Just as with yesterday, there...Show More Summary

Two Chinese Fighter Jets Attempted "Intercept" Of US Surveillance Plane

A day after WSJ reported that China confronted a US warship that came within 12 miles of one of China's artificial reefs built in disputed waters in the South China Sea, Reuters is reporting that two Chinese fighter jets also carried...Show More Summary

RBC: "Something Is Wrong Here: Indicators Are Flashing An Imminent Yield Breakdown Warning"

While stocks continue rising to all time highs on the back of a handful of tech stocks, the tension below the bond market grow, only not in the direction that an all time high in the S&P would suggest. As RBC macro strategist Mark Orsley...Show More Summary

How Washington's Reaction To Trump's Budget Justifies The Rise Of Bitcoin

Authored by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, Earlier this week the Trump administration announced their proposed budget for 2018. The plan bears some striking resemblance to Trump’s first budget attempt in three key ways: it contains...Show More Summary

China Unexpectedly Changes Yuan Fixing Mechanism Sparking Confusion, Concern

China has done it again: without warning Beijing moved the goalposts and changed the rules of its currency fixing mechanism... again. As reported first thing this morning, China announced it would introduce a new "counter-cyclical factor" to reduce exchange-rate volatility while undermining efforts to increase the role of market forces. Show More Summary

Meanwhile At Evergreen College, Police Tell Professor To Avoid Campus As Student Protesters Seek Hostages

Students at Evergreen State College - a school notable for its far-left politics and its preference for measuring students' performance with "narrative evaluations" instead of grades - have seized control of their campus and are reportedly...Show More Summary

The Real Reason Zuckerberg Supports A Universal Basic Income

Via The Daily Bell Every generation expands its definition of equality… Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract. We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. Show More Summary

Who Got Hurt in Gold Today? Covered Call Writers!

Depicted: Gold covered call writer. Insured for first 30 foot drop of his stock portfolio. Why Did Gold Rally? by Vince Lanci and Fay Dress for the Soren k. Group (On the road) Originally posted here: Gold spot is up $12 today after barreling through $1260. Show More Summary

Google Is About To Start Tracking Your Offline Behavior, Too

Authored by Josie Wales via, It’s no secret that Google already monitors its users’ online shopping activity, but now it will follow them out of their homes and keep a close eye on every interaction they make. The tech...Show More Summary

US Crude Production Hits 21-Month Highs As Rig Count Rises For 19th Straight Week

For the 19th week in a row, the number of US oil rigs rose (up 2 to 722). This is the largest number of oil rigs since April 2015 as Lower 48 crude production (much to the chagrin of OPEC) surges to its highest since August 2015. Lagged...Show More Summary

There's No Painless Exit From The "Fake Faux Financialized" Economy

Authored by Howard Kunstler via, A most curious feature in the current low state of American politics is the delusional thinking at both ends of the political spectrum. Both factions have gone off the rails mentally, and the parties they represent race toward oblivion like Thelma and Louise in their beater car. Show More Summary

SHE'S BACK: Hillary Adorned in Cap and Gown, Tells College Grads Trump's Budget is a Con and Cruel

Content originally published at This is splendid. Hillary addressed her alma mater, Wellesley College, telling the students how fucked up Trump's budget was -- because it didn't include all sort of spendthrift allocations...Show More Summary

70% Of Millennials Have Less Than $1,000 Saved For Buying A House

One of the frequent reasons cited for the failure of the US housing sector to rebound to its pre-recession levels, is the lack of household formation among young American adults and specifically the unwillingness, or inability, of Millennials, which last year overtook Baby Boomers as America's largest generation... ... Show More Summary

Boehner Bashes Trump: "Everything He's Done Is A Complete Disaster"

Trump's massive tax reform plan is "just a bunch of happy talk" exclaimed former Speaker of the House John Boehner during a keynote address at an energy conference today adding that "everything else he’s done (in office) has been a complete...Show More Summary

Is Your Cost Of Living Rising? Why The Elites Aren't Worried About Inflation

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, If you want to understand why we're fragmenting as a society, start by looking at the asymmetric burdens imposed by inflation. In our household, we measure real-world inflation with...Show More Summary

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