Meet "Gekko": The Robot Bond Trader Being Developed By Quant Funds

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We pointed out earlier this year that “factor based” quant funds were having difficulty finding strategies to beat the market – especially now that all quant funds are doing the same thing. But now, the computer scientists at Cantab Capital, based out of Cambridge, have taken on another challenge: trying to create the next “bond… Read More

What If…?

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Authored by Sven Henrich via, Fed Games Clever markets. Many index charts have camped themselves inside tight key price zones ahead of the Fed meeting this coming week leaving potential for important breakouts or equally important breakdowns. The trigger to render the decision next week: The Fed of course. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–>… Read More

"War On Tankers" To Exact A High Price For White House & Global Economy

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Authored by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo conveyed a message from US President Donald Trump to the Iranian leadership, asking the release of 5 US prisoners and inviting Iran to sit around a negotiation table, adding “he [Donald Trump] would be ready to suspend all… Read More

UniQure NV weighs options including sale -Bloomberg

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(Reuters) – Gene therapy company UniQure NV is exploring options including a sale amid interest from other pharmaceutical companies looking to expand in gene therapy, Bloomberg reported on Sunday citing people with knowledge of the matter. No final decisions have been made, and there is no certainty the deliberations will lead to a transaction, Bloomberg… Read More

Russia Dismisses Accusations of Meddling in EU elections

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 An official from Russia‘s security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month’s European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday. An EU review into elections to its parliament, published on Friday, said there was evidence both Russian and European online sources had sought to promote… Read More

US Govt's Entire Russia-DNC Hacking Narrative Based On Redacted Draft Of Crowdstrike Report

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It’s been known for some time that the US Government based its conclusion that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on a report by cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike, which the DNC paid over a million dollars to conduct forensic analysis on servers they refused to hand over to the FBI.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> CrowdStrike’s… Read More

Did The 'B-Team' Overplay It's Hand On Iran?

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Authored by Tom Luongo, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has a term of endearment for Iran’s enemies, “The B-Team.” The “B-Team” consists of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister (nee Dictator) Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> When we… Read More

Two Million Protesters Flood Hong Kong Streets, Demand Lam Resign

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Despite City Executive Carrie Lam’s major concession to the protest movement – that is, the (not really) ‘indefinite’ suspension of the extradition bill that catalyzed the protests – a planned protest march went ahead as scheduled on Sunday, marking the second consecutive Sunday of street protests in Hong Kong. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Though… Read More

Bear Markets: Understand Them, Don't Fear Them

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Authored by Lance Roberts via, Review & Update This week I want to step back and talk about some misconceptions with concerning markets, cycles, and investing. However, before we get to that, let me give you a quick review and update on where we are following the “sellable rally,” we have discussed over the last couple… Read More

Russia Slams CBS News For Cooperating With Syrian Al-Qaeda In Idlib

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The Russian embassy in Syria has slammed CBS News for sending its reporters into Idlib province, which is controlled by the al-Qaeda group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), at a moment of a stepped up joint Russian-Syrian aerial assault campaign over the northwestern territory.  Over the weekend the embassy tweeted of the CBS team’s reporting from… Read More

Waiting For The Black Swan

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Authored by Chris Martenson via, Two more tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday morning  (6/13/19) in the Gulf of Oman, and if hostilities advance we could be facing a ‘black swan’ event. One that changes everything, and divides the world into ‘before’ and ‘after’ periods. A lot of us are… Read More

Sunday’s News Links

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[Reuters] China prepared for long trade fight with the U.S.: party journal [Reuters] Chinese regulators will restructure Baoshang Bank as soon as possible [Reuters] India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. goods from Sunday [Reuters] ‘Sea of black’ Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down [NYT] ‘Catastrophic,’ ‘Cataclysmic’: Trump’s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm [WSJ] As China Tariffs Loom,… Read More