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Israeli Suicide-Drone Maker Accused Of Live Demo Targeting Armenian Troops

An Israeli defense contractor is facing allegations that it live tested a high tech suicide drone against Armenian troops in an active battle zone. Over the weekend multiple Israeli newspapers reported that a formal complaint filed with the Israeli Defense Export Controls Agency alleges that Aeronautics Defense Systems was asked by Azerbaijan to provide a live […]


JPMorgan Lists Four “Red Flags” Why It Is Starting To Sell Stocks

While most banks have in recent weeks expressed concerns about the recent, near record high levels in the S&P – which is now 67 points above Goldman’s year end price target of 2,400 – few have been willing to go out on a limb and announce they are short the market, and that the bull […]


Turkey’s Drive To Restore Ottoman Era Influence

Via Disobedient Media After nearly a century of being relegated to a smaller regional power acting alongside the Israeli-Saudi nexus, Turkey’s new leadership stands prepared to significantly increase its political power and prestige. Taking advantage of various conflicts around their borders, Turkey has embarked on a bit to expand their influence not just in the Middle […]


Stock Market Warning Siren Is Blaring

Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com, Are we blinded yet by the brilliance of corporate earnings? “Adjusted” earnings growth is 10.2% year-over-year in the second quarter, according to FactSet, based on the 91% of the companies in the S&P 500 that have reported results. The energy sector was a key driver, with 332% “adjusted” earnings […]


Report: ‘Unite the Right’ Organizer Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter Involved With Occupy Movement

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com ‘Unite the Right’ organizer Jason Kessler was reportedly an Obama supporter involved in the Occupy movement as recently as November 2016, before establishing his white supremacist group “Unity & Security for America” in January, 2017. Per the Southern Poverty Law Center: Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before […]


Dunford: “Military Options” For North Korea Ready If Sanctions Fail

After President Donald Trump warned on Friday that the US military is “locked and loaded” and presumably prepared for an all-out nuclear showdown with North Korea, administration officials engaged in that most artful of Trump-era maneuvers: softening the president’s rhetoric without appearing to undercut him. Now that financial markets are taking the threat of nuclear […]


Junk Bonds Wave a Red Flag at Risk

The market should bounce this morning, but after that we’re heading down. The technical damage from last week was severe with the bull market trendline that has supported stocks since early November being violated on the S&P 500. Moreover, stocks finished down during August options expiration week in six of the last seven years. So […]


“White Supremacist”,”Gentle Giant” James Fields Denied Bail, Said “Hitler’s Policies Were Good”

Charlottesville car attack driver James Fields, described both as a "gentle giant" by some and "hard-core pro-Hitler" by others who know him, was ordered held without bond Monday as he faces second degree murder and other charges for ramming the grey car into the crowd, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others. As NYDailyNews.com […]


“Gentle Giant” James Fields Held Without Bond, Said “Adolf Hitler’s Policies Were Good”

Charlottesville car attack driver James Fields, described both as a "gentle giant" by some and "hard-core pro-Hitler" by others who know him, was ordered held without bond Monday as he faces second degree murder and other charges for ramming the grey car into the crowd, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others. As NYDailyNews.com […]


US Stock Buybacks In Biggest Slide Since The Financial Crisis

In light of today’s euphoric market reaction, which has seen the VIX plunge by over 3 vols, or 20% lower, to just over 12 and sent both the Nasdaq and S&P higher by 1% on relief that there were no mushroom clouds of the weekend, the jury is out whether last week’s sharp risk off, […]


Canadian Lumber Stocks Tumble On Report US-Canada Timber Trade War To Escalate

Canadian lumber stocks are diving this morning following a report from BMO analyst Mark Wilde who writes that “prospects for a near-term settlement of the U.S./Canadian lumber dispute have faded“, prompting him to downgrade the main players in the space. The report has sent the stocks of West Frasier Timber (WFT), Canfor (CFP) and Interfor […]


One Trader’s Reality Check “If You Think Last Week Was A Disaster, You May Be In The Wrong Line Of Work”

While the moves in equity (VIX) and credit (CDX, ITRX) protection costs last week shocked many out of their recent coma of complacency, former fund manager Richard Breslow warns it was the lack of reaction across markets broadly that investors should be more worried about. Via Bloomberg, We really need to stop using the expressions […]


The Wrong Narrative In Charlottesville

Authored by Jeff Deist via The Mises Institute, The political violence in Charlottesville yesterday was as predictable as it was futile. One person was killed and dozens badly injured, marking a new low in the political and cultural wars that are as heated as any time since in America since the 1960s. This relentless politicization […]


“This Has Never Happened Before”: Goldman Warns Low-Vol Regime Is In Jeopardy

Picking up on something we first noted over a month ago, and following last week’s VIX fireworks, this morning Goldman’s Ian Wright looks at the rapid changes in the volatility landscape – beyond just last Thursday’s near historic surge in the VIX which shot up from single digits to over 17 in 48 hours – […]