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Germany Sells World’s First 30-Year Negative Yielding Bond… And It’s A Failure

August 21, 2019 ·  · Topic: Traditional Technical Market Research  · Relevance: good

Germany Sells World's First 30-Year Negative Yielding Bond... And It's A Failure

Last night, when we previewed Germany’s sale this morning of what would be the world’s first ultra-long (30 Year) auction with a negative yield, we said that "traders will closely following the oversubscription rate on the sale, which neared a record low in the July after falling for the last three auctions." And sure enough that turned out to be a rather thorny issue as the bond sale was […]

Did Trump Just Nominate a White Nationalist to the Circuit Court?

August 21, 2019 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Did Trump Just Nominate a White Nationalist to the Circuit Court?

The White House/Flickr Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, Donald Trump claims that he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. Meanwhile, his enablers blame the rise in white supremacist terrorism on liberals. When charges that the president is racist reach a crescendo, it is almost always over something he has said (or tweeted), like telling four congresswomen of color that they should “go back” to […]

Futures Rebound Amid New Burst Of Trader Optimism Ahead Of FOMC Minutes

August 21, 2019 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: good

Futures Rebound Amid New Burst Of Trader Optimism Ahead Of FOMC Minutes

Yesterday’s market selloff is a distant memory this morning, with US equity futures sharply higher tracking European stocks which rose as much as 1%, and ignoring earlier weakness in Asian markets as hopes for more monetary and fiscal stimulus helped ease fears about global recession, political turmoil in Italy and endless trade wars. Treasury yields ticked higher after retreating Tuesday, while the sharp move higher in German 30Y bonds […]

Understanding the Strait of Hormuz: narrower than Bass Strait, carrying one fifth the world’s oil

August 21, 2019 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Understanding the Strait of Hormuz: narrower than Bass Strait, carrying one fifth the world's oil

Photo: An oil tanker burns in the Strait of Hormuz after allegedly being attacked by Iranian boats. (AP/ISNA) Australia is sending a warship, surveillance aircraft and Defence Force personnel to a stretch of Middle Eastern water called the Strait of Hormuz. Here’s why. What is the Strait of Hormuz? The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow stretch of water on a major oil transit route in the Middle East. […]

Hong Kong In Crosshairs Of Global Power Struggle

August 20, 2019 ·  · Topic: U S Dollar  · Relevance: not sure

Hong Kong In Crosshairs Of Global Power Struggle

Authored by By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers via ConsortiumNews.com, Hong Kong is one of the most extreme examples of big finance, neoliberal capitalism in the world. As a result, many people in Hong Kong are suffering from great economic insecurity in a city with 93 billionaires, second-most of any city. Hong Kong protesters waving U.S. flags last week. (YouTube) Hong Kong is suffering the effects of being colonized […]

Treasuries Hit Multi-Year Highs As Italian Prime Minister Resigns

August 20, 2019 ·  · Topic: Traditional Technical Market Research  · Relevance: good

Treasuries Hit Multi-Year Highs As Italian Prime Minister Resigns

Commenting on today’s trading which featured a feud between Salvini and the former Italian Prime Minister, Gorilla Trades strategist Ken Berman said: Tumisu / Pixabay While bulls took a breather after two blowout sessions, today’s low-volume pullback doesn’t mean that investors should be running for the exits. Even though Treasuries edged closer to their recent multi-year highs due to the resignation of the Italian Prime Minister, U.S. stocks showed […]

North Korea Has Achieved Nuclear Warheads, Japan Claims

August 20, 2019 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

North Korea Has Achieved Nuclear Warheads, Japan Claims

In what could potentially become a monumental roadblock in US-North Korea nuclear talks, despite all recent good-will expressed between Kim and Trump through exchange of "beautiful" letters, a major annual Japanese defense review seen by Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper will say for the first time that Pyongyang likely already possesses warheads in the form of miniaturized nuclear weapons . “It seems that miniaturization and warheads have already been realized,” Japan’s […]

Mr. President, This Is How To Get The Fed To Launch Quantitative Easing

August 20, 2019 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: good

Mr. President, This Is How To Get The Fed To Launch Quantitative Easing

Yesterday, after countless demands that the Fed cut interest rates, Trump finally made his first, long anticipated formal demand that the Fed should pursue " some quantitative easing ": …..The Fed Rate, over a fairly short period of time, should be reduced by at least 100 basis points, with perhaps some quantitative easing as well. If that happened, our Economy would be even better, and the World Economy would […]

‘Celebriphilia’ Epidemic Sweeps Across America: Forget Knowledge & Wisdom, Listen To The Stars

August 20, 2019 ·  · Topic: U S Dollar  · Relevance: bad

'Celebriphilia' Epidemic Sweeps Across America: Forget Knowledge & Wisdom, Listen To The Stars

Americans are blessed to have a plethora of benevolent celebrities who are willing to share their infinite knowledge and wisdom with them… After a thorough examination by a team of top-notch doctors, I was recently given some very disturbing news… I was diagnosed with an acute case of stage 4 platonic celebriphilia . In case you don’t know, celebriphilia is a disease where the afflicted have an abnormal and […]

Why Markets Have Been A Tinderbox In August

August 20, 2019 ·  · Topic: Traditional Technical Market Research  · Relevance: good

Why Markets Have Been A Tinderbox In August

Summary New estimates show that most of the manic moves in stocks and bonds this month can be explained by many of the self-feeding loops I’ve spent years discussing. In rates, the recent plunge in yields was mostly down to convexity hedging. In stocks, gamma hedging and CTA de-leveraging played a prominent role last week. And it’s all exacerbated by disappearing liquidity. If you’re looking to assign blame for […]

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