Wednesday , 18 September 2019

Finance

The Top Lesson From The Quant Carnage: Too Many Investors Are Poorly Exposed To Positive News

The Top Lesson From The Quant Carnage: Too Many Investors Are Poorly Exposed To Positive News Over the weekend, Morgan Stanley – once again ahead of its peers – pointed out what it saw as a major, if not the biggest, challenge facing today’s market: what if things got better. Separately, three weeks ago – long before Bloomberg published “Carnage ... Read More »

US Forces Accused Of “Indiscriminate Attacks” On Civilians In Syria: UN Report

US Forces Accused Of “Indiscriminate Attacks” On Civilians In Syria: UN Report Authored by Andrea Germanos via CommonDreams.org, A new report out Wednesday from United Nations investigators says that U.S. forces may have committed war crimes in Syria. Released by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, the report catalogs how the eight-year conflict “continues to ... Read More »

US Budget Deficit Hits $1 Trillion With One More Month Left In The Fiscal Year

US Budget Deficit Hits $1 Trillion With One More Month Left In The Fiscal Year The fiscal year that started on Oct 1, 2018, is now in its final month, and yet according to the US Treasury, in the first 11 months of the fiscal year, the US Treasury has already accumulated a more than $1 trillion budget deficit. According ... Read More »

Bolton’s Exit Raises The Odds Of A US-China Trade Deal

Bolton’s Exit Raises The Odds Of A US-China Trade Deal Authored by Spengler via The Asia Times, President Trump needs a trade deal with China as quickly as possible to avert a sharp slowdown of the US economy, as recent polls have made clear. There won’t be any deal unless the US finds some way to walk back its efforts to keep ... Read More »

Gundlach: 75% Odds Of US Recession Before 2020 Election

Gundlach: 75% Odds Of US Recession Before 2020 Election DoubleLine CEO Jeff Gundlach sees a 75% chance of a US recession before the 2020 election.  Speaking at a London event this week, the billionaire money manager reiterated his August outlook, telling the audience “We should be on recession watch before the 2020 election,” adding “We’re getting closer but we’re not there ... Read More »

Marianne Williamson Admits “Conservatives Are Nicer” In Hot Mic Moment

Marianne Williamson Admits “Conservatives Are Nicer” In Hot Mic Moment Spiritual guru and long-shot Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson appears to have had a transcendental revelation over the past several weeks; that conservatives are way nicer than liberals.  Williamson first noted her observations in an interview with the New Yorker’s David Remnick published September 3rd, in which she said “I know this sounds ... Read More »

Israel Accused Of Spying On White House: Trump Ignores While Bibi Denies

Israel Accused Of Spying On White House: Trump Ignores While Bibi Denies A shocking exposé in Politico reveals the Israelis have for years been planting spy devices near the White House. The report cites former senior US officials, who describe that forensic analysis of recovered cell phone surveillance devices point back to Israeli intelligence, which is believed to have conducted the operation for ... Read More »

Have You Noticed How Social Media Purges Always Align With The US Empire?

Have You Noticed How Social Media Purges Always Align With The US Empire? Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, Twitter has suspended multiple large Cuban media accounts for reasons the social media platform has yet to explain as of this writing, a move which journalist Dan Cohen has described as “the equivalent of silencing CNN, Fox, WaPo and NPR’s accounts” for that nation. The Union of ... Read More »

Tailing 30Y Auction Prices At Lowest Yield In 3 Years

Tailing 30Y Auction Prices At Lowest Yield In 3 Years Following a mediocre 10Y auction, which tailed yet whose internals were far stronger than the smallish tail would indicate, moments ago the US Treasury sold $16 billion in 30Y paper, in a auction that was in many ways a carbon copy of yesterday’s benchmark sale (in virtually every way besides ... Read More »

Don’t Trust The Liquidity: Recession, And The Crisis, Are Coming

Don’t Trust The Liquidity: Recession, And The Crisis, Are Coming Authored by Tumos Malinen via GnSEconomics.com, There is renewed hope in the markets after central banks, most-recently the ECB and China, have added easing measures. The working narrative is that these will, once again, renew global growth and allow governments, corporations and consumers to go even more deeply into debt. ... Read More »