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The 10 “Grey Swans” Events For 2018

One of the traditional push backs against attempts to predict “black swan” events is that they are by default unpredictable, rendering the entire exercise moot. However, for the second year in a row, Nomura’s Bilal Hafeez has found a loophole, or rather loop-animal: the grey swan. As Hafeez writes, while he would like to be […]

Saudi Arabia Launches Misguided $19 Billion Stimulus In Desperate Bid To Kickstart 2018 Growth

If you haven’t been living under a rock in recent months, it’s been impossible to miss the turmoil in Saudi Arabia and its relations with the outside world. A few weeks ago we published a piece by Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com “If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention”. Martenson argued. […]

FCC Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Protections

Update: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s actions to undo net neutrality regulations: “Despite its unassuming name, the Obama administration’s net neutrality regulation threatens the free and open internet that has done so much to advance modern society. The Trump administration’s action to roll […]

New Study Says 40% Of American Households Will ‘Cut The Cord’ By 2030

Cord cutting is a topic which we discuss on a fairly regular basis, particularly over the last several quarters as the subscriber losses for cable companies have seemingly accelerated (see: Cord-Cutting Accelerates, Sends Shock Wave Across Traditional TV).  Not surprisingly, one of the biggest losers of the cord cutting phenomenon has been ESPN, a media […]

Streaming Killed The Cable Bundle: Record 941,000 Pay-TV Customers Ditch Cable In Q2

Back in the ancient days, long before Al Gore had even invented the internet, the Buggles declared once and for all that “Video Killed the Radio Star.”  Now it seems that a remake of that classic MTV hit is in order as, with each passing quarter, it’s becoming increasingly clear that streaming has officially killed […]

Verizon Reports First Ever Loss Of Wireless Subscribers

While Verizon, the largest US wireless carrier by subscribers, reported earnings which missed on both the top and bottom line, it was another data point that has caught the market’s attention this morning making VZ the leading decliner in the DJIA: in the first quarter of 2017, Verizon posted its first ever quarterly net loss […]

Frontrunning: April 13

Trump comments trigger U.S. dollar, bond yield slide (Reuters) N. Korea Nuclear Test Could Come Saturday or Sooner, Sources Say (VoA) Fear Is Creeping Back Into Markets (BBG) Trump Liking Yellen Ignites Prospects for Fed Policy Continuity (BBG) CEOs gaining power in Trump’s White House (Politico) Indexes Beat Stock Pickers Even Over 15 Years (WSJ) […]

Verizon Revises Yahoo Deal After Data Breaches, Cuts Purchase Price By $350 Million

While Verizon has decided not to back away from its high profile purchase of Yahoo, after the internet portal reported two massive data breaches following the deal announcement, the WSJ reports that The companies have agreed to revise the $4.83 billion deal, cutting as much as $350 million off the price and evenly splitting costs […]

Trump’s Inauguration: A Typical Norwegian Response To A Historical Event

Submitted by NIck Kamran of Letters From Norway On Friday, January 20th, 2017, I went straight from work to the Hard Rock Café in Oslo to witness a most historic event: President Trump’s inauguration and I spoke with NRK afterward. America is Both an Immovable Object and Unstoppable Force: Watching the events leading up to […]

Back On the Grid! Governments Ban “Camping on Your Own Land” Displacing Residents

This article was written by Jay Syrmopoulos and published at Activist Post.com. Editor’s Comment: Unfortunately, zoning laws across the country have made it more and more difficult to go off grid, despite a growing movement of people who are both economically challenged and also more in tune with the environment. The freedom and security, in […]