Citi's "Four Crazy Market Targets"

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Forget the February 5 VIX eruption: there is another critical shift that is taking place right now, and which matters far more to the US and global economy and capital markets. According to Citigroup, the most important transformation at the start of 2018, has little to do with the move in volatility, which is merely […]

Former CIA Chief Admits US Meddling In Foreign Elections "For Their Own Good"

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Former CIA chief James Woolsey appeared on Fox News to push the narrative of how dastardly ‘dem Russkies’ are in their meddling with the sacred soul of America’s democracy. Woolsey did his patriotic deep-state-duty and proclaimed the evils of “expansionist Russia” and dropped ‘facts’ like “Russia has a larger cyber-army than its standing army,” before […]

As Bitcoin Nears $11,000, Here's A History Of Its Biggest Ups And Downs

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The cryptocurrency rebound off Feb 5th’s bloodbath lows (below $6,000 for Bitcoin) has been impressive, as a ‘mysterious’ massive buyer ‘bought the dip’ and momentum took care of the rest. With Bitcoin now nearing $11,000 (almost a double off the lows), CoinTelegraph details, this is just the latest down-and-up in the roller-coaster ride that cryptocurrencies […]

Hypocrisy at its finest – America’s Promise

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Remember Colin Powell, whose lies at the United Nations gave us a pretext for war with Iraq? A war that has cost the US trillions of dollars, the death or wounding of tens of thousands of US troops, and the total destruction of a sovereign nation – including the deaths of well over a million […]

Tech Start-Up Launches 'Active-Shooter' Mobile App For Schools

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SafeGuard Systems, Inc., a Palo Alto tech startup, is now several weeks away from launching a revolutionary mobile phone app, that bridges the communication gap between school administrators and teachers with law enforcement agencies, in the event of a mass shooting. “SafeGuard OES isn’t just an app, it’s a clean and simple tool that can improve […]

Hillary Clinton Outspent Russians 53-1… And Lost

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The mixed messages from yesterday’s “shocking” indictments of some Russian trolls (while The FBI was busily ignoring potential mass murderers in Florida) need some context to calm the chaotic “told you so” narrative spewing from every orifice of every side in this debacle. Hillary Clinton spent 53 times more money per month than Russians seeking […]

Brazil's Largest Newspaper Abandons "Inhospitable Terrain" Of Facebook News Feed

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Authored by Jay Syrmopoulos via TurthInMedia.com, The largest newspaper in Brazil, Folha de S Paulo, announced late last week that due to Facebook’s recent changes to their news feed algorithm resulting in what the paper claims is “effectively banning professional journalism,” it would cease publishing content on the social media platform. The Guardian reported that the […]

Pressure Mounts On FBI Director To Resign After Florida Tragedy

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The White House is probably regretting its decision not to show FBI Director Christopher Wray the door when he reportedly threatened to resign last year over the administration’s push to oust now-former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe… In what the bureau has called a “failure of protocol,” the Wray admitted that the bureau had failed […]

The Great Bear Market Of 2018 – 02-16-18

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Bear Market Of 2018 The Real Bear Is Still Coming Remaining Bullish For Now Rebalancing Suggestions Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha The Bear Market Of 2018 Let’s start with where we left off last weekend: “Currently, we do not know whether the current corrective […]

Swan Song Of The Central Bankers, Part 4: The Folly Of 2% Inflation Targeting

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Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The dirty secret of Keynesian central banking is that under current circumstances its interventions have almost no impact on its famous dual mandate – stable prices and full employment on main street. That’s because goods and services inflation is a melded consequence of global central banking. The capital, trade, financial […]

This Year's Stock Buybacks Are Already Bigger Than All Of 2009's

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While there is still some fringe debate what companies will do with the hundreds of billions in offshore funds repatriated to the US as part of the recently passed Trump tax reform, the discussion is largely over, especially after last week’s Cisco results. The company, which has $68 billion of overseas cash, third after AAPL […]

George Soros To EU: Fight Populism, Regulate Social Media

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Echoing a sentiment that was one of the defining points of his hour-long speech to the world’s financial and political elite at Davos, billionaire hedge funder (and supporter of far-left causes from Eastern Europe to the US) George Soros is taking his rhetoric a step further and calling for supranational governments to intervene and regulate […]

Venezuela’s President desperately calls for global investors to buy into his Petro cryptocurrency scheme as sales begin next week

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Venezuela currently resides within a double whammy of Socialist policy and monetary insolvency.  Thus the old saying from former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fits perfectly for Nicholas Maduro and the Venezuelan government. “Socialism works until you run out of other people’s money”. Since late last year when Venezuela defaulted on sovereign bonds held by […]

The Worst Threat We Face Is Right Here At Home

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Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, The Federal Reserve is ruining us… Last week, volatility made a long-overdue return to the US and global equity markets. It began with a 2-day back-to-back violent drop. Day 3 saw a big rebound, swiftly followed by two more days of gut-wrentching losses. And then finally, last Friday, the […]

"There Is An Acute Crisis Coming": Apartment Developer

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On Friday, the housing market received a strong bullish jolt from the latest starts and permits data, which however showed that while traditional single-family units barely budged, there was another sharp spike higher in multi-family, i.e. rental unit construction. And, in light of prevailing asking rent prices, this rise in multi-family supply is a welcome […]

Saturday’s News Links

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[Reuters] Stock volatility: back with a bang and here to stay [Bloomberg] What Shaped the Stock Market’s $3 Trillion Trauma [Bloomberg] China Warns It May Retaliate If U.S. Imposes Metal Tariffs [Spiegel] German Politics Enters Era of Instability [WSJ] Wall Street’s Five CEOs Get Biggest Payday Since 2006 [FT] Higher bond yields fail to arrest an ever-weakening dollar Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com