Hidden Credit Risk, Jobs, and the Sudden “De-Frothing” Reversal (w/ Real Vision Editorial)

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Get the Daily Briefing every weekday by subscribing to the Daily Briefing YouTube channel. Don’t miss another episode: http://rvtv.io/subscribehere Real Vision senior editor Ash Bennington welcomes managing editor Ed Harrison and editor Jack Farley to make sense of today’s confounding price action. Growthy names plummeted alongside re-opening stocks like cruise lines and airlines, only for… Read More

The Four Day Work Week Is Catching On

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As Covid has likely forever changed the work landscape for many companies, more and more institutions are even starting to experiment with a four day work week.  Awin Chief Executive Officer Adam Ross, who made the change at his company, allowing his workers to leave early on Fridays, recently told Bloomberg: “We firmly believe that happy,… Read More

“Own Gold” – Dylan Grice Warns “Central Banks Are Going To Overcook The Economy”

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Authored by Mark Dittli via TheMarket.ch, Dylan Grice is concerned. The co-founder of Calderwood Capital and former strategist at Société Générale sees smaller and larger bubbles emerging all over financial markets. «There are clear signs of excess», says the author of the monthly «Popular Delusions» report. Still, Grice characterizes his current investment stance as reluctantly… Read More

SLR Chaos Sparks Wild Moves In Swap Spreads

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There is a reason why we highlighted the earlier report from Politico that FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams said it doesn’t seem as though banking agencies need to extend the SLR extension. This matters because as we first explained two days ago in “The SLR Is All That Matters For Markets Right Now“, and as Bloomberg’s… Read More

The Best Time to Short Stocks | Short Selling 101 | Zer0es TV

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Quinton Matthews, the managing member of QKM research, runs through his thesis on the best time to short single stocks. To avoid the pain of momentum trading going against you as a short-seller, Matthews suggests waiting until the stock breaks lower before initiating a position. Matthews runs through the shocking math behind this strategy. Although… Read More

Buchanan: Who Really Imperils The Republic?

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Authored by Pat Buchanan via Buchanan.org, “That attack, that siege” of the Capitol, FBI Director Chris Wray told Congress, “was criminal behavior, plain and simple, and it was behavior we at the FBI view as domestic terrorism.” “Domestic terrorism,” said Wray, echoing his boss. For what had been President-elect Joe Biden’s reaction to the Capitol… Read More

Is “Temporary Inflation” A Real Thing?

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Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Fed Chair Jerome Powell spooked the markets this week by predicting that inflation will jump when the economy reopens – but don’t worry, it’s just temporary. Here’s the real-time CNBC account: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that he expects some inflationary pressures in the time ahead but… Read More

Dave Portnoy-Backed ETF Sees $280 Million Of Inflows Despite First-Day ‘BUZZ-kill’ 

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VanEck Vectors Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ) began trading on Thursday, which was a total buzzkill, down 4%. But there was some good news, since Dave Portnoy, who founded Davey Day Trader Global (DDTG) and Barstool Sports, put his “name” behind the ETF, inflows yesterday were upwards of $280 million, according to Bloomberg data.  Portnoy is partial owner and director… Read More

Watch Live: Pope Francis Arrives In Baghdad For “Historic” Trip

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Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad Friday for a three-day visit to war-torn Iraq. Francis’ objective is to convince the collapsing Christian population to rebuild after decades of war and oppression, according to WaPo.  Since the virus pandemic began, Francis’s first international trip marks the Vatican’s expansive global diplomacy to minority-Christian countries. Since the 2003 US-led invasion… Read More

Markets Unsettled, Dollar Rides High

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Overview: The combination of OPEC+ decision not to boost output next month and Fed Chair Powell’s seemingly lack of concern about the level of long-term rates pushed on a door that was already open.  Oil is higher, yields are higher, most equity markets are lower, and the dollar has surged.  The S&P 500 is practically… Read More

Lord Sumption Warns Civil Disobedience Has Begun Amid Lockdown Lunacy

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Authored by Freddie Sayers via Unherd.com, Jonathan Sumption was once the epitome of the Establishment – a brilliant barrister who represented the Government in the Hutton enquiry, Supreme Court Justice, supporter of the Remain campaign and esteemed historian of the Hundred Years’ War. But then Covid happened. Over the past year, his unabashed criticism of… Read More

#MacroView: The Feedback Loop Between The Fed & The Elite.

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An Elite Club Central Bank’s globally sought to stoke economic growth by inflating asset prices. Unfortunately, the consumption of the benefit was only those with savings and discretionary income to invest. In other words, the stock market became an “exclusive” club for the elite. While monetary policy increases the wealth of those that have wealth, the… Read More