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Austria: New Government To Resist “Islamization”

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, A coalition between the anti-immigration Austrian People's Party and the anti-establishment Austrian Freedom Party, which will be sworn into office on December 18, is poised to catapult Austria to the vanguard of Western Europe's resistance to mass migration from the Muslim world. The massive demographic and religious […]

Greece Is The Patsy For Europe’s Failure (And The Ordeal Is Far From Over)

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, I feel kind of sorry this has become such a long essay. But I still left out so much. You know by now I care a lot about Greece, and it’s high time for another look, and another update, and another chance for people to […]

Poland’s New PM Wants To “Make Europe Christian Again”

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Poland’s new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki shared his dream to make Europe Christian again. The newly appointed premier replaced Beata Szydlo and symbolizes that Poland is taking a more combative posture towards the West than in the past. While Prime Ministers undoubtedly have a very important domestic role […]

FX Weekly Preview: Dollar Squeeze A Growing Concern, But Longer Term Bears Likely To Temper It

Submitted by Shant Movsesian and Rajan Dhall MSTA from fxdailyterminal.com Over the past week, the argument that the tax reform aimed at corporates specifically could prompt a period of USD repatriation – much like an amnesty – has been growing in sentiment, and whether one believes in this, remains an upside risk we shouldn’t ignore.  […]

The Output Gap Is Screaming For The End Of The Business Cycle

Via TimeMoney.com, Output Gap Explained The output gap is the difference between actual and potential economic output and is used by economists to understand the health of the economy. There will never be a metric which tells us how the economy will perform with absolute certainty. Not only is it difficult to predict the future, […]

Remember The 2016 “Russian Attack” On The Internet? (Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t Them)

Authored by Constantin Gurdgiev via True Economics blog, In 2016, a bot, named Mirai, wrecked havoc over the global internet with massive waves of DoS attacks on anything, from French telecoms, to U.S. web services, to Russian banks, to African airports and beyond. Per Wired, "As the 2016 US presidential election drew near, fears began […]

Austria’s Anti-Immigrant Freedom Party Enters Government; Wins Key Ministry Posts

Two months ago, in Europe’s latest shocking, anti-establishment outcome, Austria’s 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz became the world’s youngest leader after his conservative People’s Party won the Austrian National Council elections, making him Austria’s youngest Chancellor in history, while the establishment Social Democrat party suffered its “worst result since Hitler rule.” Sebastian Kurz and his girlfriend Susanne […]

Man Says “Russian Mind Control” Forced Him To Kill His Mother

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been blamed for a lot of nefarious actions lately. From swaying the US election in Donald Trump’s favor to orchestrating the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, paranoid Democrats have apparently convinced themselves that there’s no geopolitical disaster that Putin didn’t have a hand in. And now, one deranged Bakersfield, […]

The Death Of Europe’s Coal Industry

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, More than half of Europe’s coal plants are already bleeding cash, but by 2030, the percentage of coal plants in Europe that report negative cash flow could explode to an estimated 97 percent. Those findings come from a new report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative, which paints a dire […]

Why We Should Worry About China

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via The Mises Institute, Many of our readers might remember the late 80s. There were hundreds of movies, songs and books about the inevitable Japanese economic invasion. The ones of you that did not live that period can see that it did not happen. Why? Because the Japanese growth miracle was […]

Global Dollar Liquidity Shortage Explodes – Worse Than European Crisis

Very quietly, in the last few days, cross currency basis swaps (CCBS) related to the dollar have reversed their rise and started collapsing deeper into negative territory… again. This might not be of much interest to buyers of global equity markets at this point, but it is signalling ominous signs of growing funding stress in […]

Who Ya Gonna Fight? Landmark Treaty Signed To Create EU Army

EU leaders formerly endorsed the harmless sounding Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, pact on Thursday evening in Brussels. After the shock of Brexit, the goal of defence integration was revived by former military foes, Germany and France, supported by Italy and Spain, in a show of EU unity. A similar proposal was blocked by the […]

Greece Is Fixed? – Bond Yields Crash To Lowest Since 2006

For the first time since 2006, Greek 10Y sovereign bond yields have plunged below 4.00%. The last few weeks have seen a veritable rush to grab that yield as GGBs plunged from 5.50% on Dec 4th to 3.98% today!! Of course, this 'signal' from the bond market is being heralded as proof that the worst […]

Brexit Moves To Phase 2 – Sterling Slides As EU Warns Talks Will Be Far More Testing

Following the humiliation of losing the House of Commons vote on Friday, in which MP’s took the final say on the Brexit deal from the executive, UK Prime Minister was in Brussels as EU leaders gave approval for Brexit talks to move to phase 2. At a dinner last night, she was applauded by leaders […]

Frontrunning: December 15

Some GOP Senators Press for Late Changes in Tax Bill (WSJ) Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now (BBG) Harvard Endowment Chief Pushed for Steeper Devaluation of Assets (WSJ) Net neutrality repeal gives Democrats fresh way to reach millennials (Reuters) With Fox Deal, Disney Adds Hulu to Its Digital Kingdom (WSJ) Treasury Yields […]