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Macquarie: Central Bank Interest Rate Repression Creates "Slaves"

Authored by Mark Melin via, While central bank interest rate policy has been a relatively muted factor in stock market performance recently – successive rate hikes and hawkish Fed inclinations have mostly been warmly greeted...Show More Summary

Seismic Shift In Syria: Trump Ends Covert Obama-era CIA Program Which Sent Arms To Jihadists

In what may be one of the most significant foreign policy decisions of his first year in office, Trump is shutting down the CIA's covert program to arm rebels fighting the Syrian government. This would constitute a monumental shift in...Show More Summary

Trump Jr, Manafort, Kushner To Testify Next Week

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chair, Paul Manafort, are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a public hearing next Wednesday, the committee announced. The Senate judiciary committee hearing, entitled “Oversight of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence U.S. Show More Summary

High Yield IED

Submitted by Michael Lebowitz of 720 Global “What we’re seeing is an increase in the evolutionary pace of IED (improvised explosive device) design. It’s increasing at a pace we previously haven’t seen.” - Ben Venzke The traditional benchmark asset allocation is 60/40 – 60% in stocks, 40% in bonds. Show More Summary

The Feds Just Expanded Civil Asset Forfeiture 'Laws' Nationwide

When you're a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. As Ryan McMaken notes, for the most part, taxpayers don't like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they're likely to often say "no." Moreover, when public officials pass tax increases, they may face the wrath of taxpayers at the ballot box. Show More Summary

"We Take Confidentiality Seriously At DOJ" Rosenstein Blasts Comey For Leaking Trump Memo

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein suggested he was uncomfortable with former FBI director James Comey’s decision to leak contents of a memo detailing an encounter between him and President Donald Trump where the president – according...Show More Summary

CBO: Straight Repeal Of Obamacare Would Increase Uninsured By 32 Million

One month after the CBO scored the now defunct Senate healthcare bill, forecasting it would increase the number of uninsured by 22 million while cutting the budget deficit by $321 billion over the next ten years, moments ago the CBO released its latest score of what a straight repeal of Obamacare would look like. Show More Summary

Is The BoJ About To Shock Markets Anew Tonight?

Nikkei Asian Review's William Pesek wonders if the BoJ is about to shock the markets again as pressure is mounting on Kuroda to save Abenomics... Masaaki Shirakawa could be forgiven for some Schadenfreude. In March 2013, the then-Bank of Japan governor was shown the door by a prime minister who felt he had not eased monetary policy enough. Show More Summary

Gradually... And Then Suddenly

Authored by Ben Hunt via Epsilon Theory blog, What do socialism and modern monetary policy have in common? Magical thinking. For both, it’s true on the giddy years up, and it’s true on the sad years down. If you’ve been reading my notes...Show More Summary

Tech Stocks Soar Past DotCom Bubble Highs: "It's Not Your Father's Market"

"Buy and Hold"... for 17 years to turn a profit. After a nine-day winning streak the S&P 500 Technology Sector has finaly surpassed its dotcom bubble peak. Today's 992.29 close is above the previous record of 988.49 on March 27 2000. As...Show More Summary

Ethereum Suddenly Crashes 20% Amid Chatter Of More ICO Fraud; But Goldman Sees Bitcoin Testing $3000

Two days ago we saw the first ICO fraud exposed (as CoinDash was hacked), and after a big rebound the last two days (as civil war seems to have been peacefully resolved with 80% of hashers reportedly accepting SegWit), Ether is suddenly...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Ends Covert CIA Program To Arm "Moderate" Syrian Rebels

Via Disobedient Media President Donald Trump has elected to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train "moderate" Syrian rebels fighting against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria according to U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Post. Show More Summary

Nationwide Outage Hits Bank of America: Customers Unable To Access Accounts

In an apparent nationwide system outage, Bank of America customers have been shut out from accessing their accounts and online banking on Wednesday afternoon. As of 4pm ET the outage was continuing with most online systems still frozen. On reports starting spiking after 11:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Here's Why I Know Bitcoin and Ethereum Are In a Bubble, Built On Top of Outright Scams

Content originally published at Most people aren't familiar with the cryptocurrency market. They merely see the price of Bitcoins trending higher and say 'hey, that's really cool. I should buy some for my clients.' LetShow More Summary

Nasdaq Record Highs But Trannies Tumble Most In 2 Months As T-Bills Turmoil

Bonds go nowehere, Dollar goes nowhere, Gold goes nowhere... news is dead... But stocks limp higher on near-record low volumes as volatility is curb-stomped asymptotically to zero... Small Caps were the day's best performer (on another...Show More Summary

"The Most Dangerous Moment": Why Every Bank Is Suddenly Talking About Q3 2018

By now everyone is probably familiar with one of the scariest financial charts created recently by Bank of America: it shows that not only have central banks injected a record $15.1 trillion in liquidity since the crisis, but in 2017...Show More Summary

El-Erian Exposes The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of Trumponomics

Authored by Mohamed El-Erian via The Financial Times, As we near the six-month mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, the US economy continues to create lots of jobs but is yet to unleash its full economic potential. It is an evolving economic...Show More Summary

WSJ Stunned By "Lack Of Market Dips To Buy"

Having previously reflected on how "easy" this market has been in 2017, it appears The WSJ has finally noticed something is different this time, pointing out that major indexes haven’t gone a calendar year without a pullback of at least 5% in at least 30 years. We noted previously that there hasn’t been a single instance when the U.S. Show More Summary

To Fix Healthcare, We Need To Repeal A Lot More Than Obamacare

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, I've always been willing to accept a repeal of Obamacare that was less than perfect, and I've never subscribed to the idea that only a total and complete repeal of Obamacare should warrant...Show More Summary

Pentagon Furious After Turkey Leaks U.S. Base Locations In Syria: "Hard Not To See This As A F-You"

So much for NATO-alliance members working for the common good. In a move that has angered the U.S. for obvious reason, Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu Agency has leaked the precise locations of U.S. bases in northern Syria. The...Show More Summary

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