Billionaire Henry Kravis: The Future Of Private Equity Investing

A interview and Q&A with billionaire and Co-CEO of private equity giant KKR, Henry Kravis. In this interview Henry talks about how private equity has changed and where he predicts it will go. Henry also talks about the rise of growth equity investing in private equity and unicorn companies. Video Segments: 0:00 Introduction 0:21 Donald […]

White Paper On Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco To Help Improve Galaxy Note 8

The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 is history now. The success of Galaxy S8 is proof that consumers have forgiven Samsung for the Note 7 debacle. However, Samsung is now sitting on a pile of nearly four million Note 7 units, which will reportedly be relaunched as Galaxy Note 7R or Note FE after fixing the […]

Covfefe: Trump Challenges You To Figure Out Its “True Meaning”

Donald Trump has about 31 million followers on Twitter. The US President certainly knows how to get the attention of every single one of them as well as millions of others on the Internet. When he posted a late night tweet, the Internet went crazy. It was an incomplete sentence containing the word “covfefe.” Neither […]

Lucara site visit: World's largest diamond, a gem of a mine

Their unique combination of portability and value make diamonds a favoured target of thieves, both on the big screen and in real life. In The Pink Panther, a distinctive pink diamond was fodder for several movies worth of escapades between bumbling Inspector Clouseau and the elusive jewel thief. Away from the screen, one of the […]

Simple (Economic) Math – Businesses Are No Longer Willing To Afford Labor

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, The essence of capitalism is not strictly capital. In the modern sense, the word capital has taken on other meanings, often where money is given as a substitute for it. When speaking about things like “hot money”, for instance, you wouldn’t normally correct someone referencing it in […]

Greg Gianforte's Win Confirms The Democrats Need A New Message

Authored by Matt Taibbi via RollingStone.com, Democrat Rob Quist was beat by Greg Gianforte in Thursday's special election in Montana The story of Greg Gianforte, a fiend who just wiped out a Democrat in a congressional race about ten minutes after being charged with assaulting a reporter, is déjà vu all over again. How low […]

OANN Releases Report On Seth Rich Murder, Raises Questions About Chinese Corruption

Via Disobedient Media The San Diego based One American News Network has released a new report highlighting key elements of the mystery surrounding the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. OANN cites a number of inconsistencies and lingering questions in the case, while also noting that Rich’s murder occurred in close proximity to the similarly strange […]

WaPo Reports Kushner Sought "Secret" Back-Channel With Moscow, Admits It's Normal Practice

Looks like we spoke too soon. The holiday-weekend Trump bombshell has arrived courtesy of The Washington Post. This time, the paper is reporting that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and one of his closest advisors, discussed the possibility of setting up a secure communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russian […]

Jared Kushner "Under FBI Scrutiny" In Russia Probe: NBC

Update:  Just like last week’s bombshells, the Washington Post managed to publish an almost identical confirmation of NBC’s story within minutes…almost like they coordinated… And, just like NBC, the Washington Post was careful to hedge their salacious title (though multiple paragraphs down in the body of the article) by pointing out that Kushner is not […]

Bitcoin Is Crashing

What goes up exponentially, falls vertically… or something like that… Bitcoin has plunged 13% in the last few minutes… no catalyst evident for now…   However, in context, it’s a fleshwound… Source: ZeroHedge

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State's Plot To Take Over America Has Succeeded

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, No doubt about it. The coup d’etat has been successful. The Deep State – a.k.a. the police state, a.k.a. the military industrial complex – has taken over. The American system of representative government has been overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic corporate state bent on total control and […]

CBS Reports Suspected Manchester Attacker Is 23-Year-Old Salman Abedi

While unclear if this is an official release – recall, earlier in the day UK PM Theresa May said authorities knew the name of the Manchester attack suspect but were not disclosing it until they were certain – moments ago CBS reported that the suspect behind the Manchester attack is 23-year-old Salman Abedi. As CBS […]

"Arbitrage Is Dead" – Commodity Traders Lament A World "Where Everyone Knows Everything"

For commodity traders operating in the Information Age, Bloomberg reports that just good old trading doesn’t cut it anymore… "Everything is transparent, everybody knows everything and has access to information." Unlike the stock market in which transactions are typically based on information that’s public, firms that buy and sell raw materials thrived for decades in […]

Frontrunning: May 22

Trump Arrives in Israel, May Show His Cards on the Peace Process (BBG) Taxes, Budget Are Focus for White House Despite Probes (WSJ) Paul Manafort’s Lucrative Ukraine Years Are Central to the Russia Probe (BBG) Ford set to fire CEO Mark Fields as shares founder (Reuters) Producers Set to Extend Cuts as Rally Stalls: OPEC […]

Main News From The Rollercoaster Weekend: Trump, North Korea, Brazil, Brexit

it was supposed to be a relatively quiet weekend, after what may have been the most dramatic, “turmoily” week for political and market news in years. It wasn’t. As traders start focusing on the coming week, the weekend generated several key geopolitical headlines which will provide buzz – and potentially volatility  – on Monday morning. […]

The Dow Plunges 372 Points As Trump Impeachment Talk Reaches A Fever Pitch On Capitol Hill

The wolves are circling, and members of Congress from both political parties are now openly talking about impeaching President Trump.  On Wednesday, speculation of a looming Trump impeachment sent stocks plunging.  The Dow was down 372 points, and the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both experienced their largest declines in eight months.  This downturn was […]

Comey's Revenge: Leaks Memo To NYT Saying Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation

In what is seemingly becoming a daily event, the New York Times has just dropped yet another anonymously sourced bombshell on the White House.  The latest provocative headline implies that President Trump directly asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an ongoing investigation of Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in an […]