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Euro Turmoils After ECB Walks Back Draghi Jackson Hole Appearance

Just yesterday morning, we said that with the Euro rising as much as it has in recent months (or is that the dollar tumbling), the ECB’s next move could – or should – be to talk down the common currency, instead of carrying the hawkish “bias” Draghi has pushed for the past half year, culminating […]

Realtors Warn Of “Another Housing Crash” If Mortgage Tax Deductions Are Scrapped

After failing miserably if their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans are set to shift their legislative agenda to focus on tax reform when they get back from their generous month-long August recess (taxpayers are such great employers).  Among other things, proposed changes to the personal tax code would include eliminating nearly all tax […]

Man Plunges To Death From Seventh Floor Of London Stock Exchange

An unidentified man fell to his death from the seventh floor of the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Reuters and British news outlets reported. City of London Police investigating after a man died falling from upper floor in London Stock Exchange – incident treated as non-suspicious — Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 15, 2017 ”We […]

China Threatens With Trade War Retaliation If US “Damages Trade Ties”

Just hours after President Trump authorized an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it would take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties. “This is just the beginning, I want to tell you that. This is just the beginning,” Trump told reporters, and […]

Hedge Funds’ Love Affair With FAANG Fizzles: Full 13-F Breakdown

One quarter after virtually every hedge fund loaded up on one or more of the six most influential tech stocks in the U.S stock market, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – a handful of stocks roughly responsible for half the market’s YTD gains – the love affair with FAANG continued, albeit far less passionately, […]

China Steel Output Hits All Time High, Setting Stage For Escalating Trade War

While the long-term consequences of Trump’s first trade war salvo launched today will become obvious only in hindsight, it may have come at an opportune moment: just as China prepares to flood the world with record amounts of steel. Overnight, the National Statistics Bureau reported that even as Beijing intensified its war on smog, local […]

Mattis Warns North Korea Standoff “Could Escalate Into War Very Quickly”

Less than a day after Joseph Dunford, the commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that the US is ready to use “the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the U.S. homeland,” Defense Secretary and retired Gen. James Mattis told reporters that the situation with […]

1 Dead, 8 Injured As Car Rams Into Pizzeria In Paris; Driver Arrested As Police Confirm ‘Not Terror Related’

Update 1: According to BBC and RTL radio, the driver of the BMW that to plowed into a pizzeria just east of Paris was a 39-year-old male who told police he had wanted to kill himself and had weapons in his car.  While the identity of the driver has not been revealed publicly, Reuters is […]

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 […]

China Slams Trump’s “Trade War” Announcement, Says It Is A Distraction From “Domestic Turmoil” In The U.S.

Today at 3pm, President Trump will sign a memo addressing “China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology” effectively launching the first shot in what many predict will blossom into an all-out trade war with China. As discussed over the weekend, administration officials said Saturday that memo will direct U.S. […]