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Lord Rothschild: “Share Prices Are At Unprecedented Levels, This Is Not A Time To Add Risk”

One year ago, the financial world was abuzz when the bond manager of what was once the world’s biggest bond fund had a dire prediction about how “all of this” will end (spoiler: not well). Gross: Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history. $10 trillion of neg. rate bonds. This is a supernova […]

Trump Warns Xi: Trade War With China Begins Monday

As if there weren’t enough geopolitical and social stress points in the world to fill a lifetime of “sleepy, vacationy” Augusts, late on Friday night President Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him that he’s preparing to order an investigation into Chinese trade practices next week, according to NBC. Politico confirms that […]

Frontrunning: August 7

Futures slightly higher after Dow’s record run (Reuters) Tillerson says U.S., Russia can settle differences (Reuters) Hot-Stock Rally Tests the Patience of Value Investors (WSJ) ‘Good Conservative’ Grassley Ramps Up His Panel’s Trump-Russia Probe (BBG) Brands Strike Back: Seven Strategies to Loosen Amazon’s Grip (WSJ) Oil slides from nine-week highs as market looks to OPEC […]

Wal-Mart Replaces More Than 4,000 Employees With Machines

The Wall Street Journal published a headline today that should strike fear into the heart of every crusaders in the fight for $15: “Robots Are Replacing Workers Where You Shop.” As the story explains, Wal-Mart is replacing some of its non-customer facing workers with robots, like bookkeepers who were responsible for counting and storing the […]

Do Wars Help or HURT the Economy?

Does Defense Spending Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs … Or Is It BAD for the Economy? Preface: Trump wants to drastically increase military spending.  At the same time, France, China, Japan and other countries are ramping up their military spending. An understanding of the effect on the economy is therefore timely. A number of […]

Stealing From The Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture To Rob Us Blind

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you […]

Starbucks Takes Venti Deuce On Unemployed Citizens, Pledges To Hire 10,000 Refugees Worldwide – Boycott Ensues

In protest of President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, Starbucks – the employee abusing, non-organic Milk using, GMO Peddling, TPP Table Sitting, Ethiopian farmer screwing coffee company has decided to try it’s hand at “Conscious Capitalism” by announcing a plan to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next 5 years – depriving jobs to 10,000 citizens across the globe. This isn’t the first […]

“This Ain’t Another Brexit” Traders Scramble To Hedge A Trump Victory

Having previously explained, it's all about Florida, North Caroline, and Ohio… and what time traders can go to bed on election night, Bloomberg reports on how crazed FX traders are scrambling to figure out just what will happen as the Trump-Clinton saga plays out. Already the most sensitive risk assets are swinging back on tonight's […]

Globalization Is Done

Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, I read a lot, been doing it for years, about finance and affiliated topics (a wide horizon of them), which means I’ve inevitably seen a wholesale lot of nonsense fly by. But for some reason, and I think I know why, Q3 2016 has been […]

Foreign Buying Plummets In Vancouver: Sales To Foreigners Crash 96%

China’s favorite offshore money laundering hub is officially no longer accepting its money. According to data released by British Columbia’s Ministry of Finance on Thursday, foreign investors officially disappeared from Vancouver’s property market last month after the local government imposed a 15% surcharge to curb a record-shattering surge in home prices. Overseas buyers accounted for […]