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Is This The Most Important Chart In The World?

"This is possibly the most important chart in the world…" As 13D Global Strategy and Research noted: A breach of the top-line of the channel could signal a major reversal in the multi-decade downtrend in UST bond yields." So the question is – is an event engineered to slam rates lower, in order to avoid […]


Demand Slides For 2Y Treasuries As Yield Surges To Highest Since Sept 2008

The last time the yield on a 2-Year TSY auction was as high as it was today – 1.922% to be specific, tailing the When Issued 1.899% by 0.3bps – was just a few days after Lehman Brothers failed, with one difference: back then it was sliding, while now the rate on 2Y paper is […]


“My Eyes Popped Out Of My Head”: Ohio Woman Receives $284 Billion Electric Bill

The ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ has nothing on this. Due to a processing error made by her local power company, one Ohio woman discovered earlier this month – to her abject horror – that she owed Penelec, her power provider, $284 billion, a figure that’s larger than the combined national debts of Hungary and South Africa. […]


Tory Power Base Takes Another Hit After Theresa May’s Right Hand Man Fired Over Pornography

Tory (lack of) power-base takes another hit. The UK prime minister’s right hand man Damian Green has been fired from his post based on the allegations over pornography usage. In an ongoing saga Damian Green was “asked to quit” after he made “inaccurate and misleading” statements over what he knew about claims pornography was found […]


“Ho, Ho, Hodl – A Visit From Crypto-Claus”: A Blockchain Holiday Poem

From Cameron Crise, a former hedge fund trader and current macro commentator and strategist who writes for Bloomberg. The holidays are a festive time of fun and fantastical fairy tales told to young people, which explain the windfall of riches bestowed upon them. As it’s become something of a tradition for me to close out […]


ZAR Tumbles As South Africa’s ANC “Decides” To Nationalize Central Bank, Confiscate Land

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress gushed a double whammy of capital-flight-creating rulings this afternoon. The Rand is tumbling on Bloomberg headlines that the ANC is said to seek constitutional changes for land expropriation (from whites) without compensation, but perhaps even more worrisome, the ruling party has decided that the Reserve Bank must be wholly […]


“Long Bitcoin” Is The Most Crowded Trade On Wall Street… Again

.. at least according to BofA’s latest, just released December monthly Fund Managers Survey, in which 172 participants with $480bn in AUM responded to dozens of questions, among which “what do you think is the most crowded trade.” Back in September, as we reported at the time, for the first time ever the top answer […]


ESPN President Quits Due To “Substance Addiction”

Amid plummeting ratings, mass job cuts, and constant #resistance, ESPN President John Skipper has finally called it quits from running the so-called sports channel. Here is Skipper’s statement: Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN. I have had a wonderful career at the Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the […]


“A Violent Downside Break”: Why One Trader Thinks The Christmas “Pain Trade” Will Be Especially Painful

Before you shut down that terminal for the year, hoping that the year is – mercifully – finally over, you may want to consider that according to former Lehman trader and current Bloomberg macro commentator Mark Cudmore, the Christmas pain trade is about to be unveiled, and it will be especially painful for all those […]


Paul Ryan Reportedly Retiring After 2018 Midterms; Speaker Denies

According to a Politico report, House Speaker Paul Ryan is considering retiring after the 2018 midterms. In the report, Ryan has allegedly told his “closest confidants” that his current term as speaker will be his last: Despite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it […]


BoE Preview: “Should Be A Non-Event”

As DB’s Jim Reid writes, the BoE meeting due in minutes, should be a non event as recent inflation prints and macro data were broadly in line with consensus. Notably, any discussion on what the Brexit breakthrough on Friday might mean for policy could be the most interesting feature. Here is some more courtesy of […]


Roy Moore Refuses To Concede: “We’ve Got To Go By The Rules”

With 100% of precincts reporting, Doug Jones has officially defeated Republican Roy Moore in what was undoubtedly one of the most controversial special elections in modern history. But unsurprisingly, given the obstinance he displayed by steadfastly refusing to step aside following allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with teenagers, managing to infurate conservative commentator Matt Drudge […]


Moment Of Port Authority Explosion Caught On Tape

A clip of the moment an alleged pipe bomb exploded at Port Authority around 6:30am on Monday morning has been released. BREAKING VIDEO: MOMENT OF EXPLOSION AT TIMES SQUARE SUBWAY STATION pic.twitter.com/bb6nEPwfqD — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 11, 2017 Meanwhile, according to Sarah Sanders, President Trump has already been briefed on the incident at the Port […]


Where The Jobs Were In November: Who’s Hiring… Who Isn’t

Assuming that the BLS’ estimate of avg hourly warnings growing only 0.2% in November is accurate, it would imply that – as has often been the case – the bulk of job growth in November took place in minimum-paying and other low-wage jobs. However, a breakdown of jobs added by industry shows the contrary to […]


Citi Tumbles After CFO Warns Of $20 Billion Charge If Senate Tax Bill Passes

Citi stock tumbled, closing at session lows after the bank’s CFO John Gerspach  confirmed that the trading woes plaguing other banks would impact it as well, previewing Q4 trading as down “in the high teens.” The percentage decline in trading revenue from a year earlier is largely driven by the bank’s fixed-income unit, Gerspach said […]