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Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices In Round 2 Of Grocer Wars

Three months after Amazon slashed some Whole Foods prices by as much as 43% on the day its purchase of the grocery chain closed in its first (of many) attempts to steal market share from competitors by selling at a loss, today Amazon announced round 2 of the grocer wars, when it unveiled even more […]

Mideast Turmoil: Follow The Oil, Follow The Money

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, In this scenario, time is running out for Saudi Arabia's free-spending royalty and state – and for all the other free-spending oil exporters. While there are numerous dynamics at work in the turmoil roiling Saudi Arabia and by extension, the Mideast, one way to cut to the […]

With Bitcoin’s Adolescence Comes Real Competition

Authored by Tom Luongo, With the calling off of the New York Agreement to force the implementation of Segwit2x Bitcoin is now at a fascinating fork in the road (all puns intended).  Bitcoin prices are falling as people leave the network and Bitcoin Cash prices are spiking. I advised my subscribers to hedge 15-25% of […]

Apple To Dump Qualcomm Chips As iPhone 8 Sales Collapse In China

The bitter legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm has escalated sharply overnight as the former designs out Qualcomm components from future products. According to the WSJ, Apple, locked in an intensifying legal fight with Qualcomm, is designing iPhones and iPads for next year that would jettison the chipmaker’s components. Apple is considering building the devices […]

Deutsche Bank Trading Revenue Plunges 30% As CEO’s Time Running Out

Deutsche Bank’s Q3 2017 revenues were €6.78 billion, below market expectations of €6.88 billion. The share price fell 2.7% shortly after the European market open. The problem – like the previous quarter – was a bigger-than-expected drop in trading revenues. Trading revenue was down 30% year-on-year to €1.512 billion versus €2.162 billion in Q2 2017. […]

Liquidity Provider Signals Collapse In Global ETF Trading

Trading in low cost, passive investment products might be more vulnerable than some thought. Global ETF trading collapsed by 14% in Q3 2017 versus Q2 2017 – and was described as “unusually slow”. Global ETF trading in September 2017 was 24% lower than the same month a year ago. For those unfamiliar, Flow Traders NV […]

In The Shadows Of Black Monday – “Volatility Isn’t Broken… The Market Is”

Authored by Christopher Cole via Artemis Capital Management, Volatility and the Alchemy of Risk The Ouroboros, a Greek word meaning ‘tail devourer’, is the ancient symbol of a snake consuming its own body in perfect symmetry. The imagery of the Ouroboros evokes the infinite nature of creation from destruction. The sign appears across cultures and […]

Mapping What Every State In America Is Best At

Company towns used to be a defining feature of the American economy. Nowadays, as Raul at HowMuch.net notes, thanks to globalization and offshoring, it is much harder to find employers that exert such influence over a small town (with a few notable exceptions). That being said, specific industries still tend to grow in clusters and can dominate the […]

Tech Vs. Trump: The Great Battle Of Our Time Has Begun

Authored by Niall Ferguson via The Spectator, Social media helped Donald Trump take the White House. Silicon Valley won’t let it happen again… In the 1962 Japanese sci-fi classic King Kong vs Godzilla, the two giant monsters fight to a stalemate atop Mount Fuji. I have been wondering for some time when the two giants […]

P&G Stock Slumps As Peltz Loses Proxy Fight; Trian Demands Recount

Procter & Gamble stock price is sliding, down over 2%, following news that Trian’s Nelson Peltz has lost his fight to be elected to the board. The largest and most expensive corporate proxy battle came to an end Tuesday with Procter & Gamble successfully fending off a campaign by the financier Nelson Peltz for a […]