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Gold Rebounds From Overnight Mini-Flash-Crash

Around 4amET, someone decided it was the perfect time to dump around half a billion dollars worth of notional gold into the futures markets. The biggest single flush hit at 357amET with $228mm notional (around 1800 contracts) flushed...Show More Summary

Mighty Dollar: Economist Contrarian Cover Nails The Top

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, Magazine covers tend to coincide with extreme sentiment. The Economist is particularly good at offering contrarian articles. In December of 2016, The Economist nailed the peak in the US dollar with its “Mighty Dollar” issue. The dollar has been gradually gaining strength for years. Show More Summary

Did the Fed Already Ring the Bell at the Top?

Very few investors caught on to it, but a few weeks ago the Fed made its single largest announcement in eight years. First let me provide some context. For eight years now, the Fed has propped up the stock market. In terms of formalShow More Summary

Housing Starts, Permits Rebound In June Despite Tumble In HomeBuilder Confidence

After a pitiful drop in May, building permits rebounded galantly in June (+7.4% MoM - the most since Nov 2015)... Both Single- and Multi-family jumped... and following three straight monthly declines, housing starts rose 8.3% MoM inShow More Summary

Breslow: "Normal, Violent Or Extreme Political Events Are Now Taken To Be Fully Tradable Affairs"

Taking a break from his "big picture" macro observations, and - at least recently - bashing of complacent traders, algos and central planning, overnight Bloomberg's macro commentator focused on the FX market in general, and why he believes...Show More Summary

"I Won't Let Myself Be Fed": French Armed Forces Chief Resigns After Clashing With Macron

France's armed forces chief resigned on Wednesday, culminating a dramatic dispute with president Emmanuel Macron over defense budget cuts, in what Reuters called "an early test of the newly elected president's mettle and the tough presidential...Show More Summary

Social Security Will Be Paying Out More Than It Receives In Just Five Years

Authored by Mac Slavo via, When social security was first implemented in the 1930’s, America was a very different country. Especially in regards to demographics. The average life expectancy was roughly 18 years younger than it is now, and birth rates were a bit higher than they are now. Show More Summary

Frontrunning: July 19

Republicans consider bipartisan healthcare talks (Reuters) Health Care Collapse Could Leave Trump Winless in His First Year (BBG) Republicans to Push Ahead on Repeal of Affordable Care Act (WSJ) Obscure Coal CEO Rains Money on TrumpShow More Summary

“Time To Position In Gold Is Right Now” – Rickards

“Time To Position In Gold Is Right Now” – Rickards - "Time to position in gold is right now” - James Rickards- Fed has hit the ‘pause’ button; No more rate hikes for foreseeable future- Fed’s theories "bear no relation to reality" and...Show More Summary

North Korea Holds Public Executions At Schools And Markets For Prostitution, Stealing Electric Cables

As North Korea advances toward achieving its long-term goal of developing a nuclear-armed ICBM capable of reaching the US mainland (or at least Sarah Palin's home state), a host of defectors who've managed to escape from the isolated...Show More Summary

Morgan Stanley Triumphs: Posts Higher FICC Revenue Than Goldman Sachs

After yesterday's stunning 40% plunge in Goldman's FICC revenue, market watchers and MS shareholders were nervously anticipating the release of today's Morgan Stanley Q2 earnings data. In retrospect, they had no reason to be worried,...Show More Summary

Global Stocks Hit Record High, Set For Longest Winning Streak Since 2015

In what has been a less exciting session than the previous two, the euro retraced some recent gains as traders grew concerned they may have overestimated the ECB's hawkish bias ahead of Thursday’s rate decision; in turn the dollar edged...Show More Summary

Another Reason Men Don't Work: Imaginary World More Enjoyable Than The Real World

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, President Trump, like President Obama before him, point out the low unemployment rate as a measure of success. What they don’t point out are masses of people on welfare via fraudulent disabilities,...Show More Summary

Which European Nation Suffers From The Most Drug-Induced Deaths?

As highlighted by the latest edition of the European Drug Report, Estonia is the country with the most drug-induced deaths per million population in Europe. You will find more statistics at Statista At 103 - 82 above the EU average - only Sweden comes close with 100 deaths. Show More Summary

CNN's Jake Tapper Spars With Terrorist Advocate Linda Sarsour After She Calls Him Alt-Right

Content originally published at A battle has erupted between CNN's Jake Tapper and left-wing Muslim activist Linda Sarsour, after Tapper called out the Women's March group co-chaired by Sarsour after tweeting their support...Show More Summary

Qatar, Saudi Arabia To Islamize One Of Europe's Greatest Cathedrals

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, In Islamic symbolism, Córdoba is the lost Caliphate. Political authorities in Córdoba dealt a blow to the Catholic Church's claim of ownership of cathedral by declaring that "religious consecration is not the way to acquire property". Show More Summary

Visualizing "Things To Come" - A Timeline Of Future Technology

Making predictions about future technology is both fun and notoriously difficult. However, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins explains, such predictions also serve a very practical purpose for investors and business leaders, since...Show More Summary

Creepy Canadian App Gives Citizens Points For Making Government-Approved Choices

Authored by Josie Wales via, Ontario announced earlier this month that it will become the fourth Canadian government to fund a behavioral modification application that rewards users for making “good choices” in regards...Show More Summary

Why People Love And Hate Trump

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday put President Trump's six-month approval rating at a historic 70-year low amid controversy over connections between the White House and Russia. Interestingly, as Statista's Niall McCarthy...Show More Summary

North Korea's Fuel Prices Soar After China Suspends Exports

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via, Diesel and gasoline prices in North Korea have jumped since China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) halted sales of fuel to Pyongyang, Reuters reported on Monday, citing data on prices collected...Show More Summary

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