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Warning From The World’s Biggest Shipping Line On Outlook for World Trade

The optimism on world trade didn’t last very long. It was only late September when the WTO issued a “strong upward revision” to their estimate for 2017 world trade. WTO economists raised their forecast to 3.6% from 2.4%, which was at the top end of the previous 1.8-3.6% range. This marked a sharp acceleration from […]

World’s Third Largest Shipbuilder Crashes 29% Amid Asian Equity Carnage

Shares in Samsung Heavy, the world’s third largest shipbuilder, plunged by 29% during Wednesday’s trading session after unexpectedly forecasting operating losses this year and 2018 and announcing a capital raise. Meanwhile, Asian equities tumbled, led by technology, mining and industrial companies, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index falling for eight straight days, its longest run […]

Sex Toys, Penis Shots, & Sexting: Details Emerge About Matt Lauer’s Sexual Harassment

The details of the sexual harassment complaints against former Today Show host Matt Lauer have finally emerged, and even by 2017 standards, they are pretty remarkable. But perhaps more disturbing than the details of the actual harassment is the fact that – like the executives at Weinstein Co. and ABC News – the brass at […]

WOW – Trump Tweets About “Unsolved Mystery” Of Joe Scarborough’s Dead Intern After Matt Lauer Fired

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Oh no he didn’t… OH YES HE DID… After Matt Lauer was fired today for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” pinching Katie Couric’s ass and whatnot, President Trump took to Twitter to sling some tomahawks at the MSM “opposition party” today. In addition to slamming Lauer, Trump suggested people “Check out Andy […]

2nd Largest Gunmaker Nears Default As Americans Buy Fewer Firearms Post-Obama

2017 has seen the biggest drop in American firearms sales in history. After 8 years of almost incessant rises in NICS Firearms Checks (a proxy for 'legal' arms sales) under President Obama… source: NICS 2017 has seen a considerable drop (year-to-date) – the biggest on NICS records… source: NICS This sudden drop in demand after […]

NFL Ratings Slump Worsens As ESPN Forced To Slash $80 Million In Salary Costs

As the NFL continues to try to address the ongoing civil war between Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Commissioner Roger Goodell, not to mention the intermittent hostile fire from the White House, viewers are increasingly deciding they’ve had enough and are abandoning professional football viewership altogether.  As the NY Post points out today, the […]

Who’s Next? Venezuela’s Collapse Puts These Nations At Risk

"It's a wake-up call for a lot of people who will say ‘Look, the stuff I own is actually very risky'…" warns Ray Jian, who oversees about $6 billion at Pioneer Investment Management Ltd. in London. "People have been ignoring risks in places like Lebanon for a long time," and the official default of Venezuela […]

U.K. Litigation Cases On Defaulted Consumer Debts Soar Beyond 2008 Levels

Last month, S&P warned that UK lenders could incur £30 billion of losses on their consumer lending portfolios consisting of credit cards, personal and auto loans if interest rates and unemployment rose sharply.  Much like in the U.S., S&P warned that "loose monetary policy, cheap central bank term funding schemes and benign economic conditions" had […]

Emerging Market Junk Debt Issuance Surges To New Record As The “Search For Yield” Intensifies

It seems that the never-ending “thirst for yield” from the world’s massive pension funds, combined with the ever-present “cash on the sidelines” problem, is driving the creation of yet another global financial bubble in emerging market junk bonds.  Alas, as the FT points out today, the world’s largest fixed income investors can’t seem to get […]

Michael Lewis Reveals His New “Big Short”

When the award-winning author of “The Big Short,” “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball,” stopped by Yahoo Finance yesterday to discuss his latest book, “The Undoing Project,” he was predictably asked for his next “Big Short” idea.  And, after downplaying the value of his opinion, and those of everyone else for that matter, Lewis offered up […]