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Frontrunning: December 13

Democrat wins Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump (Reuters) Capital Journal: With Alabama Loss, Trump and GOP Face Political Reckoning (WSJ) Democratic Victory Stirs GOP Anxiety Over Midterm Elections (WSJ) Fed Expected to Raise Rates (WSJ) With rate hike in the bag, Fed may hint at Trump effect on economy (Reuters) Fed 2018 […]


GE Is Trying To Figure Out Who Knew About Immelt’s “Chase Plane”

The Wall Street Journal broke one of the most memorable news stories of the year over the summer when it reported that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt – who bowed out in June amid intensifying pressure to revitalize the company’s long-suffering share price – would routinely use a "chase plane" when flying to foreign […]


Frontrunning: December 8

U.K., EU Reach an Agreement on Brexit Divorce Terms (WSJ) What’s in the Brexit divorce deal? (Reuters) China exports growth hits 8-month high, imports defy pollution curbs (Reuters) The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market (BBG) Senator’s Shaky Obamacare Deal Poses Tax Challenge (BBG) Oil edges up on Chinese demand, […]


GE Slashes 12,000 Jobs In Troubled Global Power Business

A day after labor unions warned that General Electric was planning thousands of job cuts in its troubled power-generation unit, GE confirmed that it’s planning to cut 12,000 jobs globally in its power business as the company’s new leadership tries to revive the company’s moribund stock price. The reductions would account for about 18% of […]


Crypto Surge Sparks Establishment Panic: Bans, Crackdowns, & Fatwas As Bitcoin “Undermines Governments, Destabilizes Economies”

The last few months have seen increasing notice being paid to Bitcoin (and the broader cryptocurrency space) by those that control the status quo. At first it was simple 'negative'-speak – "you'd be a fool to buy Bitcoin"-esque comments spewed forth from the truly ignorant or intentionally-ignorant (this group included bank CEOs, asset managers, payments […]


Are Markets Too Optimistic About Global Growth? (Spoiler Alert, Yes!)

Authored by Saxo Bank's Head of Macro Strategy, Dembik Christopher, via TradingFloor.com, We expect softer-than-consensus 2018 growth Lowflation structural, not transitory Housing bubbles remain a concern (Bitcoin not so much) The year 2018 starts with four main questions: Is economic growth on a solid footing? Will inflation ever come back? Should we fear higher bond […]


Gold Drops To Key Technical Support After $2 Billion Purge

After surging above its 50-day moving-average on Friday, it appears someone is keen for that key technical level not to hold as they dumped almost $2 billion notional in seconds this morning, testing down to the 50DMA (but holding for now). 15,000 contracts dumped in under two minutes… but for now the 50DMA is holding… […]


P&G Shares Jump After Nelson Peltz Wins Proxy Vote Recount

Almost a month after P&G claimed that activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Partners lost the 'too-close-to-call' proxy vote, the independent inspector has adjudged the recount in favor of Trian by 43,000 votes, according to CNBC's David Faber. Independent inspector of election for PG proxy vote has found that Trian nominee Nelson Peltz has won proxy […]


Frontrunning: November 14

Top central bankers vow to talk investors out of easy money (Reuters) Sessions Considers Probe to Evaluate Clinton-Russia Ties (WSJ) Trump Jr. Exchanged Messages With WikiLeaks (WSJ) German growth surprise lifts Europe as China subdues Asia (Reuters) Kremlin tells companies to deliver good news (Reuters) Venezuela’s Bondholder Meeting Is a Bust as S&P Declares Default […]


Is it Time to Buy $GE Yet?

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Thanks to Jeffrey Immelt, after the financial crisis he divested many of GE’s ‘toxic’ financial divisions at the bottom and legged into the hot oil sector instead. With oil on the rise, Immelt was sure to make a killing, that was up until the business topped — leaving him with […]


Frontrunning: November 13

Trump, Duterte Strike Up a Friendship, Sidestep Thorny Issues (WSJ) Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, at least 332 killed (Reuters) GE’s New CEO to Focus on Power, Aviation, Health (BBG) GE Slashes Dividend Amid Restructuring (WSJ) Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment (Reuters) World’s Top Tech Giants Amass $1.7 Trillion […]


For The First Time Since The Financial Crisis GE Slashes Dividend In Half

One months ago, we reported that according to option markets, GE – whose stock prices and operations have been in turmoil recently- was expected to massively slash its dividend, by just over 40%.   And in this case, the market was accurate, because on Monday Morning, (formerly) iconic blue chip General Electric announced a 50% […]


Trump Slams China For Unfair Trade But Praises XI, Blames Predecessors; Unveils $250BN In Deals

President Trump held a press conference with one of the most powerful people in the world and the event was…  underwhelming. It didn’t last long, the two stood fairly far apart at their lecterns and afterwards ignored questions from reporters (presumably in case one asked Xi about press freedoms again). In brief, we were informed […]


Trump Receives Hero’s Welcome In Beijing As Chinese Roll Out The Red Carpet

Ever since President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping shared a slice of chocolate cake at Mar-a-Lago in April, many have speculated about the burgeoning “bromance” between two of the world’s most powerful men. Well, if anybody had any doubts about thelr “special relationship”, the opulent welcome that the Trump’s received upon landing in […]


The One Thing About Tax Reform That NO ONE is Talking About

The One Thing About Tax Reform That NO ONE is Talking About The markets have been gunning higher on the notion that the Trump Administration is about to unveil a huge tax reform plan. However, the devil is in the details. And thus far the plan is focusing on corporate tax reform, with the notion […]