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Mtl JP  08:55:42 GMT - 10/21/2019  
TOKYO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Japan's major financial institutions are set to undergo a stress test to prepare for any major shakeout in financial markets in light of worries about a global recession and a protracted Sino-U.S. trade war,

sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

dc CB  23:56:04 GMT - 10/20/2019  

Beenie babies on Ebay.

dc CB  23:54:28 GMT - 10/20/2019  
Image of the Weekend.

Sat's "Bernie's Back" (post heart attack) Rally in Long Island City, Queens NY.

Long Island City, the place that 'lost' the NEW NEW NEW East Coast HeadQrtrs. The first Big Show for AOC, who vocalized Opposition to 'Da Billionaires'.
Joins 'da Anti Billionaire TICKet' for the MiddleSchool Playground duke-it-out series.
Comin' to a TeeVee near you.

dc CB  18:10:47 GMT - 10/20/2019  
TOMO POMO shoMO just don't call it QE4


dc CB  17:20:53 GMT - 10/20/2019  
dc CB 23:32 GMT October 19, 2019
IMF head Christine Lagarde convicted, but not punished, in negligence trial
Christian Science Monitor 12/19/16
NB: the ECB has chosen The New Bar. Thus setting a New New New Standard(Bar) for the Ethics Requirement
Tonite the Ethics Question will no doubt be NOT asked on 60 Minutes.
incoming European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde, who says in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview, expected to air on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, that "Market stability should not be the subject of a tweet here or a tweet there. It requires consideration, thinking, quiet and measured, and rational decisions."
Lagarde told 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson that central banking is like "navigating a plane" with policymakers keeping a very close eye on the instrument panel, i.e., economic trends.

Lagarde Criticizes Trump's "Tweet Here, Or Tweet There" Fed Bashing

Mtl JP  10:14:33 GMT - 10/20/2019  
winners and losers
Fantasy :
..."to make something very precious, you have to apply a lot of pressure"...

Reality :
Not only resisting but beating in record time the old "shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations" aphorism and still

attempting to become the majority owner ... without assuming the onerous ... obligations

dc CB  23:32:00 GMT - 10/19/2019  
IMF hahahahahaha
(The Old Bar - 'charged but acquitted. The New Bar --- 'convicted but NOT Punished)

Former Head of the IMF May Have Been Acquitted But He Has Lost Everything (DSK)
Time Magazine 6/12/15
_ - ----____---- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

IMF head Christine Lagarde convicted, but not punished, in negligence trial
Christian Science Monitor 12/19/16

NB: the ECB has chosen The New Bar. Thus setting a New New New Standard(Bar) for the Ethics Requirement question: Application FORM X7**FFF###212, Head of The Central Bank...... hahahahahaha

nw kw  23:09:15 GMT - 10/19/2019  
wtf cot short gbp, nuts.?? stops at sos

Mtl JP  21:23:18 GMT - 10/19/2019  
winners and losers
Want to know what "are essential to the stability of exchange rates" ?

IMF gang thinks its prescription is holy water

dc CB  17:17:43 GMT - 10/12/2019  
where the CPI calculation really hits home.

The cost of living adjustment (COLA) will increase Social Security benefits by 1.6 percent in 2020, an average of about $24 per month for individuals, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday.

dc CB  16:26:14 GMT - 10/12/2019  
"an immediate
global carbon tax that will rise rapidly to $75 a ton of
CO2 in 2030."

but that has always been THE PLAN. TransPacificPartnership and the sister plan the US and Europe, and the Atlantic basin along with the Paris Climate Accord...all the stuff that the O administration and its continuation the HRC administration were intent on implimenting. Worldwide power to GuiltTAX everyone on the planet.

All the stuff that Trump walked away from...And That is why OrangeManBad.

dc CB  15:49:12 GMT - 10/12/2019  
apparently it's real.
one can only conclude that Putin wants her to win..:)

Warren For President FB Ad

Mtl JP  12:42:36 GMT - 10/12/2019  
winners and losers
IMF has a plan
..."Limiting global warming to 2°C or less requires policy
measures on an ambitious scale, such as an immediate
global carbon tax that will rise rapidly to $75 a ton of
CO2 in 2030."
- Executive Summary, IMF Fiscal Monitor, October 2019

Mtl JP  19:47:21 GMT - 10/11/2019  
winners and losers
UK's Royal Mint launches solid-gold debit card

Its target market, the mint said, was

“those who value high-quality luxury items that make a statement.”

jkt abel  07:30:39 GMT - 10/11/2019  
gbpusd continuing strength will send eurgbp to 0.79?

nw kw  00:47:18 GMT - 10/11/2019  
Squirrel getting snowed in burr, he lost hairtail, but remains in hottest market. he's leveraged to nuts, is all hope lost...

dc CB  22:26:16 GMT - 10/10/2019  
tres tres interessant ...

I call "Squirrel" on this guy. Everything he says is true up to this point:

"He blames boomer selling for part of the meltdown for stocks late last year. “The marginal change of an American baby boomer thinking ‘I’ve got too much equities,’ which they do have — that is catastrophic for the system, because they have way, way too much risk,”

Retired "Investors" are NOT leveraged to the hilt Times X00(U pick the leading digit) like those guys who are sooooo leveraged, that THEY don't even trust each other to honor an OverNight 'backed by Collateral in Treasuries' loan. As proven by the (dismissed by the finjurnos) Repo Spike to 10% just last week(Oh I can't remember seems like yesterday)

Yup Blame the Boomers...hahahahahahaha. Squirrel...look

Has NOTHING to do with's the Boomer's Fault...

dc CB  22:14:10 GMT - 10/10/2019  
quote of the day....I'm not really sure who this Fisher guy is...however he must be some sort of Expert, as he rates DJNS


Mtl JP  21:17:04 GMT - 10/10/2019  
winners and losers
DJIA 10/10/2019 -- 26,496.67
S&P 500 10/10/2019 -- 2,938.13
tres tres interessant ...

“The problem is the gap between this year and last year is huge. It’s like 50% increase in the amount of selling that has to be done,” said Pal, who was among the few investors who predicted and profited amid the 2008-09 mortgage meltdown.

“They have to start selling by year-end. If you take out the Christmas week and you’re a financial adviser, and you want to get this done early, you will start in October.”

Mtl JP  07:46:34 GMT - 10/09/2019  
winners and losers
Joe Biden is a hypocrite on Ukraine - The Washington Post
Looks like Joe Biden may be losing some 2020 steam - MSNBC

feel free to take a side

Kl Fs  01:35:30 GMT - 10/08/2019  
Nothing to be confused JP. Accept it. Cat has 9 lives.

Mtl JP  01:13:27 GMT - 10/08/2019  
winners and losers
(I am confused, need A. tia)
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
... "I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, ...
I will totally destroy and obliterate ... (I’ve done before!)"

IF something has been "totally destroyed and obliterated" before ... how come it is still around, presumably to be totally destroyed and obliterated again ?

Israel MacroMicro  00:21:51 GMT - 10/07/2019  
the macro is about Asia delivering double digit to the balance sheets while European operations literally causing the crisis. HSBC to act as the shareholders interests demands? (=cut where no money is made?)

Mtl JP  20:50:24 GMT - 10/06/2019  
Winners and Losers
(NYSE: HSBC $37.21)
HSBC to axe up to 10,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive - FT

Interim chief Noel Quinn seeks immediate savings from across banking group

dc CB  22:48:32 GMT - 09/30/2019  
dc CB 15:24 GMT
reminder - this is not a Tech Company; it is a Commercial Real Estate Co.++++++++++++++++++

so ZH come back with some lists.
Trading Related: ambitious Shorters have 6 months or so to find what will be hit hardest and find a way to take a position.

This ain't AmzTrdr, and it certainly ain't FOREX, it's kind of Michael Burry stuff.

The Billions Of Loans Exposed To A Potential WeWork Bankruptc

dc CB  22:27:42 GMT - 09/30/2019  

dc CB  22:21:18 GMT - 09/30/2019  

Earlier Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would hold a trial in the Senate if the House approved articles of impeachment for Mr. Trump, addressing doubts he may circumvent Senate procedures.

“I would have no choice but to take it up,” the Kentucky Republican said Monday on CNBC. He added: “How long you are on it is a different matter, but I would have no choice but to take it up based on a Senate rule on impeachment.”

It was the first time Mr. McConnell has directly addressed the topic since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said the House would begin an impeachment inquiry focused on allegations Mr. Trump sought to use the powers of his office to push Ukraine to investigate Mr. Biden, his Democratic rival, and that White House officials acted to conceal evidence of the president’s actions.

dc CB  22:20:43 GMT - 09/30/2019  
WSJ News Exclusive
Pompeo Took Part in Ukraine Call, Official Says
Secretary of state listened in on July 25 Trump-Zelensky contact that is center of impeachment inquiry


dc CB  22:14:41 GMT - 09/30/2019  

Johnson to reveal his final Brexit plan as early as Tuesday -Telegraph

dc CB  22:13:52 GMT - 09/30/2019  
Covering the globe
GBP --- up or down on this from Reuters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reveal his final Brexit plan to European Union leaders as early as Tuesday, the Telegraph reported on Monday.
The plan is expected to be based on the creation of an all-Ireland "economic zone" which would allow agricultural and food products to move between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland without checks at the border, the report said.

(Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru;)

dc CB  21:54:30 GMT - 09/30/2019  
How many times before this stuff get's real old.

NYT tweet

Mtl JP  21:53:58 GMT - 09/30/2019  
winners and losers
The chief bodyguard to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been shot dead in a “personal dispute” in Jeddah, prompting a gunfight in which his assailant was also killed and several members of the security forces were wounded. - The Times

dc CB  21:48:58 GMT - 09/30/2019  
and the Hit-Jobs keep on coming.

Tradingwise - will this hit the AUD????
Yes or No? If Yes then how much and which way?

we enter a new era of anonymous whistleblowers heading into the 2020 election (a new anti-Trump strategy telegraphed by former CIA Director, John Brennan), the New York Times is out with a report that President Trump asked the Australian Prime Minister to help Attorney General William Barr uncover the origins of "Russiagate," according to yet another 'whistleblower.'

Trump Asked Australian PM To Investigate Origins Of Mueller Probe: New Whistleblower

Caribbean! Rafe...  21:10:23 GMT - 09/30/2019  
Gotta run. i hear stilettos heels coming up the steps.. i was nebver here.

Caribbean! Rafe...  21:06:45 GMT - 09/30/2019  
DRS2// Well they are standing for it... that is why china is building economic bases all over the place... and the rest of their customers are crying that they (china) is selling things to everybody, not only to them. I bet you that would not be the case if there was an agreement stating just be faithful and f*** us only, and not us and them too... Boils down to Ethic... aka Confucianism.

Minneapolis DRS2  21:01:10 GMT - 09/30/2019  
That's a problem that they have to solve for themselves. It is a problem that they have always had, and in fact is the same problem that all other countries except the US and Russia have. They will continue to get raw materials from various places over time.

What they will not continue to do is to somehow be the "factory floor for the world", where everybody else sends them raw materials in exchange for value-add products. The economics don't work, and the people in the world won't stand for it.

Caribbean! Rafe...  20:56:47 GMT - 09/30/2019  
DRS2// I beg to differ... From where do they import their raw materials to manufacture goods for export to other countries.

Caribbean! Rafe...  20:55:15 GMT - 09/30/2019  
The day will come when they are not able to rule... yes that is soon to be a reality... The problem for Chinese government is that their people are very well much ahead of them (i.e. government). That is why I say, that they will have to once again re-adopt Confucianism to reign in the masses. Culture is a part of micro-economics, it's called Business Customs and Culture: From that stems Business Ethic etc etc... Sustainer of Micro-Economic Belief Systems and Procedures etc etc...

Their American customers are their biggest complainant's, complaining about their ethic, hence exactly that is why I say Confucianism is the way forward for them... and they created Maoism simply because they did not like the fact that they were not able "To See" what the purist's were able to see and purists were not easy to deceive.

Minneapolis DRS2  20:48:35 GMT - 09/30/2019  
According to most personal accounts I've seen or heard, China's almost myopic focus on economic strength as the basis of their society is reaching its practical limits. The central promise of the CCP (we will harvest from others in the world and make you rich) is unsustainable, and therefore Chinese society will have to change somehow. Even their "raw economic strength" is questionable...take a look at any factory town that went into the dumps when the owners and customers went away, and extrapolate that to an entire country.

China can prosper further as a society, but they will need to build up the lives of their own people using either imports or domestic production. Export business alone will not do it for them.

Caribbean! Rafe...  20:38:52 GMT - 09/30/2019  
DRS2// What is has to do with trading is simple... We trade and make money from economic inefficiencies, equilibrium models tend to cause a lot of that fwiw... lol

Caribbean! Rafe...  20:36:47 GMT - 09/30/2019  
DRS2// If Maoism failed then the fault is in their philosophy (as you just stated). Confucianism sustained China for centuries in comparison to Maoism which worked only for a few decades...

Minneapolis DRS2  20:30:39 GMT - 09/30/2019  
Rafe 20:17...

"If the Communist Party has a day when it cannot rule or has met difficulty and needs to invite Confucius back, it means you (note: the Party) are coming to an end."

-Mao Tse Tung, according to his nephew Mao Yuanxin

In the Mao era, Confucianism was labeled "backward" and "superstitious", and the Chinese revolutionaries of the time did everything they could to destroy it.

Now, step forward a bit in modern history. Who are the elites of the current Chinese Communist Party? The so-called "princelings"? They are the descendants of the same revolutionaries who did everything they could to destroy Confucianism.

Mind you, I agree with you, at least in part. China would do very well to bring back at least some aspects of Confucianism, and not try to pervert it with "support the Communist party" thinking.

What does this have to do with trading? To use JP's lingo, you could make lots of moolah if you made trades based on the idea of China really returning to its societal roots. Now there's a trade idea for you.

Caribbean! Rafe...  20:17:09 GMT - 09/30/2019  
DRS2// Confucianism...

Minneapolis DRS2  20:13:55 GMT - 09/30/2019  
The Mao era ran more or less from 1949 to 1976, and in a nutshell was the implementation of "pure communism" in China. You can read the historical accounts...the population was restructured into communes, educated members of society were sent out to work the fields, people ate rats and grass and leaves to survive, etc.

It was concluded by the Chinese leaders in later years that the Cultural Revolution was a disaster. They had to recover their society somehow, and they did so through major economic change. However, the history before the Mao years was either utterly destroyed by the hardcore Communists, or it left the country and went to the West, other Asian countries (e.g. Singapore), or to Taiwan.

Now to be fair, nothing is ever completely wrecked, and that includes Chinese society and culture. Some of it...perhaps much of it...survived, and in fact has grown in recent years. However, when you say that the solution for China is "the very culture that sustained it from the very beginning"...what culture would that be?

Caribbean! Rafe...  19:56:09 GMT - 09/30/2019  
DRSS// What was their culture before Maoism.

Minneapolis DRS2  19:53:18 GMT - 09/30/2019  
Rafe 19:08...What culture would that be?

The Cultural Revolution that brought Maoism into Chinese society destroyed (intentionally) most aspects of traditional Chinese culture.

Caribbean! Rafe...  19:08:46 GMT - 09/30/2019  
Sorry, the rest of the post was missing for some reason.

And we also run the risk of China opening bases in other countries, meaning economic/military bases... they have economic bases in a few countries, so "the mili bases" will sprout up eventually as well. But, mind you though China to survive their trade sanctions, and whatever else is headed their way will have to focus on their internal administration and micro-economics to keep their structure sustainable for future generations, and in order to overcome that damage their new trading partners would be the "New European Bloc" because if there is a Brexit which obviously there is most likely to be then obviously the consequence is a fallout of some sort... However, the key is that the very "same economic bloc" would out do China at their own games, since many of them were once communist themselves, i.e. the dragon feeding the slayer... The solution for China is the very culture that sustained it from the very beginning and looking once again within...

Caribbean! Rafe...  18:58:23 GMT - 09/30/2019  
And we also run the risk of China opening bases in other countries, meaning economic/military bases... they have economic bases in a few countries, so "the mili bases" will sprout up eventually as well. But, mind you though China to survive their trade sanctions, and whatever else is headed their way will have to focus on their internal administration and micro-economics to keep their structure sustainable for future generations.

Caribbean! Rafe...  18:26:52 GMT - 09/30/2019  
The socialist latam countries always are the mainstay and the true ones who save the USA and keep her growing stronger... Think about it... The 70's, 80's and 90's... That is why Asian economies got flayed in the late 90's and China surpassed them. So when Trump said he wanted to invade one of the Latam countries that caused him a lot of flak... because on one hand China is a threat and was taken down by sanctions but some of the Latam countries went into downward economic spirals and will continue to go unless they are given preferential trade deals and consultants to get out of their economic problems, and into an economic trade boom... The other best option for a start is now is to re-adopt Mexico as one of the trading partners of the 80's-90's and allow them free passage and flow of Mexican made consumer products (I do not mean drugs) into the United States.

Caribbean! Rafe...  18:09:57 GMT - 09/30/2019  
Now it is justified when I said earlier in the year... Don't build the wall in Mexico etc etc... that was long before the Chinese trade war started... Latam will save the USA from the brink of economic collapse, and thanks to Mr. Trump's abilities in maneuvering the economic fate of the country back to a solid foundation that may as well sustain itself for 100 more years, enough for the greatest grandkids of the common Joe...

dc CB  17:24:34 GMT - 09/30/2019  
WeWork is flagged as a top five tenant behind $3.3 billion in CMBS debt across 36 properties, with nearly 80% of the exposure balance being part of deals issued in 2016 and after: TREPP

dc CB  15:47:25 GMT - 09/30/2019  

Someone in Impeachmentville is not paying attention. Of course, diverting the rubes is exactly the point of the latest CIA operation to negate the 2016 election. Has nobody noticed that there is treaty between Ukraine and the USA, signed at Kiev in 1998 and ratified by the US Senate in 2000. It’s an agreement on “Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.” Here, read the cover letter for yourself:

Civil War On

dc CB  15:24:20 GMT - 09/30/2019  
reminder - this is not a Tech Company; it is a Commercial Real Estate Co.

last week: an ominous sign for the commercial real-estate market, a large Singaporean investment firm has walked away from an £850 million ($1.04 billion) deal to buy Southbank Place, an office building near London's Waterloo Station that boasts one of the largest WeWork spaces in the world, the FT reports.

Mtl JP  14:21:00 GMT - 09/30/2019  
winners and losers

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump

“After many years, the United States is finally waking up to Beijing’s plans and ambitions to pass us as the dominant economic & military superpower in the 21st Century. What’s happening now is that the U.S. is finally responding (thank you President Trump). This is taking.....

56m56 minutes ago in TRADE, it’s taking shape in Military Competition.” Johnathan Ward, author and China expert. We are winning, and we will win. They should not have broken the deal we had with them. Happy Birthday China!

dc CB  17:29:23 GMT - 09/29/2019  
“If none of this had messaging or political implications, buying a big chunk of Treasuries up front would be an obvious choice,” Wrightson ICAP LLC chief economist Lou Crandall said in an email. “However, it’s not at all clear that the FOMC has the appetite for that.”
“This could make the October meeting treacherous for the market,” especially if the central bank also takes a pass on cutting interest rates, Crandall added.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief U.S. economist Michael Feroli agreed.
There’s a risk the Fed could end up disappointing investors “big time” if it embarks on a smaller balance sheet rise, he said.

The repo market -- where financial institutions swap Treasury securities for cash -- “is critically important to the U.S. financial system and the economy,” former Fed officials Joseph Gagnon and Brian Sack wrote in a Sept. 26 blog post.
They said the Fed should consider increasing its balance sheet by $250 billion over the next two quarters through outright purchases of Treasuries to help diminish the risk of future money market turbulence.

BBG - Fed Backs Organic Balance Sheet Rise, Wall Street Wants Whopper

dc CB  19:33:00 GMT - 09/28/2019  
Spinning China????

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg suggested Friday afternoon that China’s politicians are beholden to the public for their survival.

China’s communist party is doing a lot to help the environment, Bloomberg told PBS Firing Line host Margaret Hoover. Chinese officials have to maintain a strong environmental standing if they want to stay in office, the former New York City mayor-turned wealthy environmentalist added.

“The communist party wants to stay in power in China, and they listen to the public,” Bloomberg told Hoover, adding: “Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents, or he’s not going to survive.”


dc CB  19:23:47 GMT - 09/28/2019  
Why a Duck?

Tucker Carlson: Why Impeachment Now

dc CB  18:53:57 GMT - 09/28/2019  
according to
By Paul Krugman


Mtl JP  04:28:39 GMT - 09/28/2019  
winners and losers

... "degradation of government is bad for business" ....

according to

Impeaching Trump Is Good for the Economy
It will slow down the administration’s war on competence.
By Paul Krugman

Mtl JP  16:00:19 GMT - 09/26/2019  
winners and losers
a bone to chew on before a trade:
(ps/ due diligence highly recommended)

These bank stocks could be crushed if the Fed keeps lowering interest rates

KBW paints a dire scenario for 20 U.S. financial-services companies

Mtl JP  12:27:21 GMT - 09/19/2019  
winners and losers
$3.99 vs $5.99 prev at outlets

I offered a chunk to a german shepherd:
she said : "my lifespan is limited, it is good for the garbage bin"

So is the stock
Beyond Meat Inc
153.99 USD −6.32 (3.94%)

Mtl JP  02:33:32 GMT - 09/16/2019  
winners and losers (and mendacity)
Toronto immigration firm charges $170K for fake Canadian job, undercover investigation reveals - cbc

Price tag for would-be Chinese immigrant covers Canadian employer's fee, the paper trail, and their own wage

For that fee, WonHonTa Consulting Inc. said, the would-be immigrant would be buying the job and paying their own wage.

And the company said the applicant was to pay the fee to the personal bank account of WonHonTa's sole director in order to avoid taxes.

Jiacheng Song, a manager with a China-based affiliate of WonHonTa, Nanjing Youtai Investment Consulting Co. Ltd., explained how the business works to the undercover journalist using WeChat, a Chinese social media app.

"To be frank, we have employers who work with us," Song wrote. "We pay them money, they are willing to sponsor our clients for immigration."

Song said "a big chunk" of the fee goes to the Canadian employer, prompting him to ask rhetorically:

Why wouldn't a Canadian company want to participate when it "can make easy money and have free labour for six months?"

Mtl JP  08:46:13 GMT - 09/12/2019  
Winners and Losers
Recession rattles reflected in German stocks.
Or not.

Mtl JP  08:37:16 GMT - 09/12/2019  
It appears German political class (the "elites") is trying to pass around calming messages about negative rates - negarates bothering the rational german commoner's mind.

Mtl JP  08:24:36 GMT - 09/12/2019  
dc CB 04:29 - ya do not think of possible "contaminants" to be found in argentinian soya ?

Remember the answer to How many meals from anarchy.
(see Alfred Henry Lewis)

dc CB  04:29:38 GMT - 09/12/2019  
World Premier. sneak preview for Fans. The new release of the Hit Song from the musical....EVITA!!!!!!!!

"Don't cry for me Argentina" (no not Madonna)... Sstaring and Sung by Christine Lagarde. In her DeBute performance.(prev strarred as 'Laguardia' in HitWoman for the IMF)

Just icing on the Mario cake.

Huge Blow To US Farmers: China Heads To Argentina For Soy Meal In Landmark Deal

dc CB  04:08:53 GMT - 09/12/2019  
Not the stuff you smoke. More like the stuff they once Upon a Queen(Victoria Victoria) used to make Ropes. You know the Hemp Ropes that rigged the Man-O-Wars that the British employed to Rule the Waves...the Empire Days.

That hemp.

Boris Boris Boris...LOL

dc CB  03:41:36 GMT - 09/12/2019  
Season 3. Episode....

Your assignment, if you chose to accept, is to sell more guns to more people...a YUGE Number of Guns......This tape will self destruct in 10 seconds........(sizzle)

August gun sales were up 15% thanks to Democrats’ totalitarian demands for mandatory buybacks. Those who bought guns were Americans seeking self-protection

*****and with deep concerns that President Donald Trump is on board with gun control.******************

this weeks episode sponsored by.....

dc CB  01:13:17 GMT - 09/12/2019  
JP 00:48

Bolton may have been there to scare the MidEast playa's ---The Neocon ---but his mouth(and EGO) may have proved too big for that Wilford Brimley mustasch to cover. Soooooooo
Season 3. Episode....
"You're Fired"

dc CB  00:58:27 GMT - 09/12/2019  
my 00:27

shud read before ECB

All of those objections, the WSJ writes, "raise the prospect of a rare defeat at Thursday’s ECB meeting for Mr. Draghi, whose bold new policies held together the fractious currency union during the sovereign-debt crisis."

One option for Draghi is to do the right thing, do nothing tomorrow, and leave the decision to restart bond buying to Christine Lagarde, who is set to take over the ECB presidency on Nov. 1. Why? Because Lagarde, who was most recently seen leaving Argentina in flames - in some cases literally - after the IMF's disastrous intervention in the Latin American country, said last week that she would reassess the costs and benefits of the ECB’s controversial policy tools.

Of course, Draghi still has defenders - those who have been elevated from market idiots to sheer investing geniuses by central banks who have made any market correction impossible - who say that it is easier to combat a downturn before it has taken root than to reverse it afterward,

"One option for Draghi is to do the right thing, do nothing tomorrow, and leave the decision to restart bond buying to Christine Lagarde, who is set to take over the ECB presidency on Nov. 1. Why? Because Lagarde, who was most recently seen leaving Argentina(****DIXIE***) in flames - in some cases literally - after the IMF's disastrous intervention in the Latin American country"
***showing that she has the chops to 'do whatever is necessary'.... so, Draggggiiiiii thinks to himself: ( I can exit stage left, as a 'giving it the old Goldman try' type of guy that I really am...and toss the problems to 'the already tainted one'.
I tried and did a not so hot job. As a serial failure going into the job...who knows what she'll do.

"Shock And Awe" Markets

Mtl JP  00:48:33 GMT - 09/12/2019  
CB 19:25 - I am encouraged by President Trump's dumping of Bolton.

Leftwing media, dems or netanyahu squealing and huff n puffing about it is just an exercise without meaning or implication.

Bottom Line
It means that DJT is IN CHARGE of his foreign policy.

dc CB  00:27:12 GMT - 09/12/2019  
Last Minute Hurdle Emerges In The ECB's Attempt To "Shock And Awe" Markets
Zero Hedge

It's Draggi's LAST WALTZ

dc CB  00:15:31 GMT - 09/12/2019  
dc CB 18:54 GMT
Just sayin'
'doin the wash' may be harder work than you were told.
Esp the part about being The Public Face(plant) designate.

Neumann has watched the value of his 22% stake in the company he founded plunge from $14 billion to just $3 billion. That's not high enough to earn a place in Bloomberg's ranking of the world's 500 richest people.

WeWork's Flamboyant CEO Sees Net Worth Crash From $14 Billion To $3 Billiion Amid IPO Debacle

dc CB  21:16:22 GMT - 09/11/2019  
California's passage of Assembly Bill 5 earlier Wednesday requires companies treat workers as employees, not contractors, if they control how the workers' tasks are performed and/or if their job falls within part of an employer's regular business

Uber announced on Wednesday that it will ignore new California legislation which requires companies to reclassify contract workers as employees - a measure which may affect up to one million residents who work as contractors.

San Francisco-based company's chief legal officer, Tony West, said in a news conference that its drivers' work is "outside the usual course of Uber's business," which is serving as a technology platform for several types of marketplaces.

Uber counsel Tony West had pointed to legal rulings in making this argument. "In fact, several previous rulings have found that drivers’ work is outside the usual course of Uber's business, which is serving as a technology platform for several different types of" marketplaces.


dc CB  19:25:34 GMT - 09/11/2019  
President Donald Trump said former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who resigned on Tuesday, made some “big mistakes” during his time at the White House which is why he was asked to leave.
The president spoke to reporters on Wednesday, citing his differences with Bolton on how to handle North Korea and Venezuela and Bolton’s support for the war in Iraq.

Trump said that Bolton delivered a setback to his efforts for peace with North Korea.

“He made some very big mistakes when he talked about the Libyan model for Kim Jong Un,” Trump said. “That was not a good statement to make.”
Trump added that although Bolton was a “tough guy,” he made mistakes, noting that he was a supporter of the United States invasion of Iraq in the Bush administration.

“That’s not a question of being tough, that’s a question of being not smart saying something like that,” he said.

dc CB  19:10:17 GMT - 09/11/2019  
Closer to home.

"I told them if Amazon suspends you, it’s like a death knell," said Karnani, who has been selling on the site for two years. "I told them when Amazon shuts you off, they sit on your money for 90 days and there’s nothing you can do. They were surprised about that."

Merchants Share Amazon Horror Stories With FTC As Anti-Trust Probe Begins

dc CB  18:54:09 GMT - 09/11/2019  
Just sayin'

Life Before Teck

Mtl JP  17:54:39 GMT - 09/11/2019  
winners and losers stark choice:
(trivia: US$669 billion junk bond vs U.S. 2019 DoD's $693 billion)

take a haircut or pony up even more cash
stark / sharply delineated / defined, crisp, clear

so what fogs making a decision that liberates from agony?

reluctance ! (only because current pain is insufficient to cut the turkey)

Mtl JP  15:39:34 GMT - 09/11/2019  
winners and ... winners
Von der Leyen’s ridiculous EU commissioner roles are exactly why people hate Brussels bureaucracy

By Danielle Ryan, an Irish freelance writer based in Dublin

highly recommend to put on your Depends before hitting link

Mtl JP  10:36:55 GMT - 09/11/2019  
winners and losers
xi exempts some U.S. goods - drugs for example - from retaliatory tariffs but keeps porc and soya out. subtle dig at DJT

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account

“China suspends Tariffs on some U.S. products. Being hit very hard, supply chains breaking up as many companies move, or look to move, to other countries. Much more expensive to China than originally thought.”

Mtl JP  00:11:53 GMT - 09/10/2019  
winners and losers
ouch ... moody's tagged Ford’s Credit Rating to Junk

jkt abel  11:57:55 GMT - 09/09/2019  
anybody buy gold?

Mtl JP  11:41:20 GMT - 09/09/2019  
winners and losers
Navarro: Trump's economy is solid as a rock

Sep. 08, 2019 - 5:54 - U.S. adds 130K jobs in August; Trade and Manufacturing Policy director Peter Navarro weighs in.

Mtl JP  11:06:50 GMT - 09/09/2019  
winners and losers
figure as a verb vs as a noun
... We Co. and its underwriters are planning to hold meetings this week among themselves and with investors

to figure out what changes may be needed to help garner enough demand for an IPO, the people said

dc CB  14:26:44 GMT - 09/08/2019  
Propaganda works...

According to a recent poll by Harvard-Harris, 57 percent of Americans would blame President Trump if the U.S. slid into a recession in the next year.
Additionally, as Statista's Katharina Buchholz notes, only 33 percent said the Federal Reserve Bank, which influences the economy for example by setting the federal funds bank lending rate, would be to blame.

Mtl JP  12:26:37 GMT - 09/08/2019  
winners and losers
Boris, Brexit & GBP
Boris Johnson – Brexit Hero in the Making or Goat?

Parliament putting forth a bill that the government doesn’t agree with but who still has the confidence of the House of Commons is under no obligation to present the bill to the Queen. Johnson can simply sit on it and dare Corbyn, et al., to remove him from office.

That’s the key.
The question today is, ”Does Boris Johnson do this?”

Mtl JP  08:21:17 GMT - 09/07/2019  
winners and losers
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump

China just enacted a major stimulus plan. With all the Tariffs THEY are paying to the USA, Billions and Billions of Dollars, they need it! In the meantime, our Federal Reserve sits back and does NOTHING!

Mtl JP  20:44:46 GMT - 09/06/2019  
winners and losers
Donald J. Trump

Verified account

Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
I agree with @jimcramer, the Fed should lower rates. They were WAY too early to raise, and Way too late to cut - and big dose quantitative tightening didn’t exactly help either. Where did I find this guy Jerome? Oh well, you can’t win them all!

President Trump needs to inaugurate some kind of a double medal
One for himself and one for jerome
-Taking suggestions now

Finish the sentence:
If these two could make a baby together it would _______________

london red  13:28:41 GMT - 09/05/2019  
euro is approaching point of interest again. fading rallies has always paid off so far in this trend and no reason to question it, so initial fade 11087/93 zone stop 11170. its possible move could extend towards 11190-11220 but would prefer to sell there a second time with a 11260 stop. all for a return to lows and this time we will probably fill the gap under 10820. once this happens, you could argue for a bigger bounce but fundamentals would need to be favourable, otherwise you would see just another countertrend pullback.

Livingston nh  12:42:10 GMT - 09/05/2019  
RF - "Calling a tail, a leg, don't make it a leg" A. Lincoln

HK [email protected]  12:36:09 GMT - 09/05/2019  
DescriptionA cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets. Wikipedia

Livingston nh  12:33:32 GMT - 09/05/2019  
Crypto is NOT currency - questionable whether it even qualifies as Money// it is a BARTER system

HK [email protected]  12:13:02 GMT - 09/05/2019  
The ultimate fiat currencies are the Crypto's.

Monopoly game for big boys.

Livingston nh  11:45:32 GMT - 09/05/2019  
The EUR is the ultimate FIAT currency (trade zone scrip) and the ECB is out of control by the EU member states

Mtl JP  11:27:06 GMT - 09/05/2019  
winners and losers - this time it IS different
according to German finance minister Olaf Scholz :
Debt needs to be paid back. Even with negative rates.

Mtl JP  07:49:26 GMT - 09/05/2019  
winners and losers
Mario Draghi’s Last Salvo of Stimulus Is Under Threat - bbrg

French, German and Dutch central bank governors have qualms
Investors expect at least a rate cut at Sept. 12 decision

Mtl JP  06:39:51 GMT - 09/05/2019  
winners and losers - when less is more
Goldman Sachs’s Partnership Is Shrinking - wsj ---aww...
why ?

glad you asked:
new CEO David Solomon is culling upper ranks he feels have grown bloated ... Goldman’s partners, whose title has inspired envy across Wall Street for decades but lost some of its luster in recent years. double aww...

Soldmany Gaffs bloated. Horror !!

Mtl JP  03:57:26 GMT - 09/04/2019  
winners and a loser
Trump was so angry after China's trade retaliation that he wanted to double tariffs - cnbc


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer then enlisted multiple CEOs to call the president and warn him about the impact such a move would have on the stock market and the economy.

Mtl JP  03:21:56 GMT - 09/04/2019  
winners and losers
Beijing Asserts Power to Declare Emergency to Quell Hong Kong Unrest - wsj

China’s top office for Hong Kong affairs lays out specific measures for the city’s leader to address protests

Mtl JP  11:41:24 GMT - 08/31/2019  
winners and losers - nega rates // trade tariffs
Trump says he is not pining for negative interest rates in U.S. - RTRS


... on Friday Trump insisted the tariffs will continue as planned. He also criticized the tariffs China has set in place which he said have devalued their currency.

Trump says tariffs on Chinese goods are still set to go into effect on Sunday

nw kw  01:25:07 GMT - 08/31/2019  
oil to? gold drop

nw kw  01:24:18 GMT - 08/31/2019  
audcad reversing //// em market or ?? cad

Jkt Abel  00:36:10 GMT - 08/31/2019  
DX looks like heading to 100 again?

Mtl JP  21:24:35 GMT - 08/30/2019  
winners and losers
brilliant, simply brilliant:
Warsaw, Washington agree on locations for new U.S. troops in Poland: minister

“Poland has been an outstanding partner of the U.S. and NATO, spending more than 2% of GDP on defense,” Bolton

Mtl JP  20:31:02 GMT - 08/30/2019  
2-yr 1.51 %
10-yr 1.503 %

dc CB  20:12:28 GMT - 08/30/2019  
Written about the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis... and here it comes again.

Private money and public(or state) money work together and to the same end. Their actions have been absolutely complementary during the crisis, aimed at safeguarding the markets for which they are ready to sacrifice society, social cohesion, and democracy.
Maurizio Lazzarato.

See in September, when the summer's thru.

The Big Big Big Winner of the Week

dc CB  19:18:39 GMT - 08/30/2019  
Sajid Javid, the British chancellor of the exchequer, has reacted furiously after his media adviser was sacked and marched out of Downing Street under police escort for allegedly helping opponents of Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy: FT

"the US economy appears to be on solid footing and inflation, while still low, is heading in the correct direction.
Alas, we’re left in an environment of twitter and state-owned media dictating US rates" - BMO

dc CB  17:39:06 GMT - 08/30/2019  
paging Christine Lagarde. Argentina calling.



The US funded 20% of the @IMFNews record $57 Argentina bailout. That money is "virtually" gone: ZH


dc CB  17:11:30 GMT - 08/30/2019  
Terwilliger said the bust spanned three states and that one of the 39 people charged ordered fentanyl from Shanghai and had it delivered to Virginia through the mail.

"The last thing we want is for the U.S. Postal Service to become the nation's largest drug dealer," he added.

Investigators seize enough fentanyl to kill 14 million people in massive drug bust

dc CB  16:38:37 GMT - 08/30/2019  
October Live Hogs CME futures

ride the the trade tweets

swiss frank  16:24:34 GMT - 08/30/2019  
Not suggesting to enter new positions late on a friday the end of august but think the market is just beginning to price in the next leg of euro weakness from Lagarde/EU inspired chaos.

dc CB  16:20:00 GMT - 08/30/2019  
That has to be a new time record: the next Italian government is already on the rocks as Five Star and Democratic Party clash over policies, raising tensions between the prospective coalition partners: BBG

paging Christine Lagarde, paging Christine Lagarde. Christine Lagarde, please go to the nearest courtesy phone.

Mtl JP  16:16:26 GMT - 08/30/2019  
but that would take pressure off Xi - king for life - Jinping

dc CB  16:14:09 GMT - 08/30/2019  
If Dorian Cain's track rides it up the SE coast flooding the Carolinas and Virgina, there will be lots of floating pigs that could be rescued, slaughtered and put on aboat to China... saving some US hog farmers from ruin.

Mtl JP  15:45:10 GMT - 08/30/2019  
Mtl JP 23:22 Aug 27 - costco + hiken and
CIA + How Many Days Without Food to Chaos ?
add now new millionaires:

"I've Never Seen Anything Like This": China Reels As Pork Prices Explode To Record Levels - on ZH

Prices of China's favorite protein have surged 18% in China in just two weeks, and the people are not happy.

Mtl JP  13:55:19 GMT - 08/30/2019  
fired ... only ???
President Trump is proving either stupidity or magnanimity

dc CB  13:18:11 GMT - 08/30/2019  
Heroine of the Resistance, the fair Madeline, discovered and fired.

Trump Aide And Oval Office 'Gatekeeper' Fired For 'Leaking'

Mtl JP  12:36:12 GMT - 08/30/2019  
winners and losers
President Trump adding new category:
.. LameStream Media
and demanding: ALL APOLOGIZE!

seems lame to me

Mtl JP  06:14:22 GMT - 08/28/2019  
winners and losers
CNN s guide for HK activists:

What to wear if you want to stay safe in the protests

Mtl JP  00:34:09 GMT - 08/28/2019  
winners and losers
China-US trade war a test of endurance - editorial in globaltimes

We need to teach the US side some common sense about the trade war.

Mtl JP  23:22:35 GMT - 08/27/2019  
"Two people can experience the same event differently" - justin trudeau

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Mtl JP 16:42 GMT August 27, 2019
Winners and Losers: Reply
this Costco thing in China sounds like a CIA trojan horse operation:
get them hooked on chicken and
when just right time cut the supply

How Many Days Without Food to Chaos ?

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Hu Xijin 胡锡进
‏Verified account
13h13 hours ago
Instead of leaving China, US retail giant Costco opened its first Chinese store in Shanghai on Tuesday. Consumers waited in long queue to get inside the store. Such a grand opening can't be seen in other places. Chinese market is crucial to American companies.

In time one will trump .

Mtl JP  17:28:32 GMT - 08/27/2019  
rattlesnake meat (skin-less) is only edible in chili.

Livingston nh  17:22:40 GMT - 08/27/2019  
CB - absolutely!! NO VEGGIES

dc CB  17:15:30 GMT - 08/27/2019  
think that rattlesnake would be classified as "meat based meat"


Livingston nh  17:04:09 GMT - 08/27/2019  
Texas Fried Rattlesnake -- tastes better than Chicken and NO veggies

dc CB  17:02:17 GMT - 08/27/2019  
Yum! Brands announced that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will roll out meat-free nuggets and wings at an Atlanta location.
“KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it’s plant-based,” said KFC U.S. chief concept officer Kevin Hochman. “I think we’ve all heard ‘it tastes like chicken’ — well our customers are going to be amazed and say, ‘it tastes like Kentucky Fried Chicken!’”

According to a statement by Beyond Meat, the new product will be available on August 27, fried to order while supplies last.

"plant based" Meat (Orwell-speak)

Mtl JP  16:42:26 GMT - 08/27/2019  
this Costco thing in China sounds like a CIA trojan horse operation:
get them hooked on chicken and
when just right time cut the supply

How Many Days Without Food to Chaos ?

Mtl JP  16:32:26 GMT - 08/27/2019  
winners and losers
Video: Massive crowds overwhelm Costco on its opening day in China

They REALLY want some of that roast chicken.

dc CB  15:44:56 GMT - 08/27/2019  
yeh I saw that. lol

Mtl JP  15:19:45 GMT - 08/27/2019  
winners and losers
"Two people can experience the same event differently" - justin trudeau

Mtl JP  23:51:39 GMT - 08/26/2019  
winners and losers
US lawmakers urge government pension fund to shun China stocks

The decision to switch to an MSCI index with Chinese companies "will expose nearly $50 billion in retirement assets of federal government employees, including members of the U.S. Armed Forces, to severe and undisclosed material risks"

Mtl JP  14:48:00 GMT - 08/26/2019  
winner and loser
G7 macron / trump presser = fat zero

Mtl JP  21:43:23 GMT - 08/24/2019  
winners and losers
"Two people can experience the same event differently" - justin trudeau
"Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China." - President Trump Aug 23

Donald Trump can't just 'hereby order' whatever he wants
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Explainer: What tools could Trump use to get U.S. firms to quit China?
Reporting by Andrea Shalal, Joel Schectman, Jason Lange, Eric M. Johnson and Jan Wolfe; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

dc CB  21:10:54 GMT - 08/24/2019  
(not developed by Elon Musk, with all his $billions...LOL)

"You built the holy grail in electric motors-high torque and no gearbox," said Henrik Christensen, author of US Robotics National Roadmap Advisor to the President.

A Texas-based company recently raised $4.5 million in seed funding to develop and commercialize a revolutionary motor that produces more torque, double the power, and increases range in an electric vehicle versus one using a typical electric motor.

Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET)

Minneapolis DRS2  15:42:02 GMT - 08/24/2019  
"Chinese consuming American products" is a false premise, and is at the heart of the anti-globalization argument. The Chinese do not consume American products, and they never will. To "get access to the Chinese market", American companies have to transfer their design and manufacturing technology to Chinese "partner companies" who are controlled by the CCP.

Hell, if American companies were actually struggling to "retain" Chinese market share, then we wouldn't be having this conversation. You can't retain what you never had, and so President Trump is going to put a stop to it all...if he can.

"Trump will have to bow before the emperor"? Uh huh.

Andorra la Vella 15:26:12 GMT - 08/24/2019  
Let the Chinese stop consuming American products. Then Trump will have to bow before the emperor.

Mtl JP  14:00:54 GMT - 08/24/2019  
winners and losers
Hu Xijin‏
Verified account
Follow Follow @HuXijin_GT

President Trump is welcome to relocate GM, Ford and other automakers back to the US. As far as I know, China is their No.1 market, they can give up their market to BMW, VW and Toyota. Go back to the US, let each American family have 20 cars

Mtl JP  21:29:00 GMT - 08/23/2019  
dc CB 21:20 I am guessing it will not bring Xi to heel and to change his ways. Yet. Odds are things will intensify still.

Hone Your Greed : rare opps to get rich a-coming

dc CB  21:20:20 GMT - 08/23/2019  
JP lol you got there first.

Mtl JP  21:17:51 GMT - 08/23/2019  
Donald J. Trump
...Sadly, past Administrations have allowed China to get so far ahead of Fair and Balanced Trade that it has become a great burden to the American Taxpayer. As President, I can no longer allow this to happen! In the spirit of achieving Fair Trade, we must Balance this very....

Donald J. Trump

...unfair Trading Relationship. China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product (politically motivated!). Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%...

5:00 PM - Aug 23, 2019

dc CB  14:07:15 GMT - 08/22/2019's the SOMA - read they were usin' at NY FED -

they're still holdin' man, holdin' a sheitload and could be adding to their stash sooner than anyone expects.


dc CB  13:48:20 GMT - 08/22/2019  
ps: Buying and holding gold is a poor investment choice because it pays no interest and you have to pay to store it.
(the standard investment advisor trope taught in all CFP courses)

dc CB  13:45:14 GMT - 08/22/2019  
Springtime for Merkel in Germany...

Economic twilight zone: Bonds that charge you for lending

Richland QC Mailman  13:06:38 GMT - 08/22/2019  

Entry: Target: Stop:
This is a 3 week old inverted head and shoulders pattern forming since July 30 that finally broke. We are headed north folks.

Enjoying the ride so far. :-)

Mtl JP  12:53:46 GMT - 08/22/2019  
ding ding ding
GBP 1.22++

Livingston nh  12:06:22 GMT - 08/22/2019  
High CB - hey man - it's the SOMA - read they were usin' at NY FED - it's cool -- Williams came in from San Fran 'cause a the SOMA

It's a comfort

Mtl JP  11:38:42 GMT - 08/22/2019  
GBP 1.2159
puppy s trying to bite into 1.22
sub 1.2135 says this bad behavior is over

Mtl JP  11:07:31 GMT - 08/22/2019  
and as if a ‘very deep crisis of democracy’ were not enough fun by itself,
according to macron there was also

“a crisis of capitalism” and a “crisis of inequality”.adding that there was also “a crisis of capitalism” and a “crisis of inequality”.

Mtl JP  11:01:05 GMT - 08/22/2019  
winners and losers
Macron says G7 will not issue joint communiqué to avoid row among leaders - FT

French president also warns of ‘very deep crisis of democracy’

dc CB  02:43:22 GMT - 08/22/2019  
"The Fed minutes introduction and comments about internal Monetary policy review seems to validate the FED actions of the past 10 years -- it is continuing and will be used to guide actions in the future --

****I am comforted by this // Jackson Hole papers should confirm our Good Luck****

You're putting us on. Right? That's not what you really think. Right?

Mtl JP  02:04:53 GMT - 08/22/2019  
..."the Committee retains flexibility and optionality to achieve its objectives"...

I wonder what the hold up is. Are they just teasing , humorous ... playfull like a killer whale w/a seal ?

Livingston nh  01:44:54 GMT - 08/22/2019  
The Fed minutes introduction and comments about internal Monetary policy review seems to validate the FED actions of the past 10 years -- it is continuing and will be used to guide actions in the future -- I am comforted by this // Jackson Hole papers should confirm our Good Luck

The Minutes of the meeting made two points 1. concern about the Yield curve inversion in the 90 day/10 year ((market freaks out about 2/10)) AND 2. TWO participants (Kashkari + ??) argued for 1/2 point cut, apparently no Members (aka voters) agreed

The Big news is that mid cycle adjustment made it into the minutes - so MAYBE Powell wasn't just winging it

Mtl JP  21:01:44 GMT - 08/21/2019  
winners and losers - FED gang vs market participants
..."the Committee retains flexibility and optionality to achieve its objectives"...

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee
July 30–31, 2019

Mtl JP  19:53:01 GMT - 08/21/2019  
winners and losers - GBP
GBP 1.2125
-- expensive puppy to feed long

Mtl JP  19:03:44 GMT - 08/21/2019  
winners and losers
Bavaria’s Leader Wants Germany to Outlaw Negative Rates

Germany needs a law that bans banks from passing negative interest rates on to retail clients, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Soeder told Bild newspaper on Wednesday.

Mtl JP  18:53:42 GMT - 08/21/2019  
winners and losers - brexit
Emmanuel Macron orders Boris Johnson to ‘pay up’ the £39billion – even in a no deal Brexit
- Daily Express 3 hours ago

France’s Macron demands Britain pay £39billion Brexit divorce bill even if Boris takes us out without a deal
- The Sun 3 hours ago

Merkel delivers Brexit ultimatum to Johnson on UK PM's first visit to Berlin
- 47 mins ago

dc CB  15:10:20 GMT - 08/21/2019  
US Pres election THOT.
In this mirror image world - Is this the reality that is behind the cry "it's Trump's FAULT" that the ECONomy is tanking?


dc CB  14:58:55 GMT - 08/21/2019  
China has stepped away from US agriculture imports and said it would bid on a project that could create a grains superhighway in Argentina, reported Reuters.

Chinese state-owned construction company (CCCC) is readying a bid that would allow it to dredge Argentina's Parana River, the country's only river that acts as a waterway for bulk vessels that transport soybean and corn from the Pampas farm belt to the South Atlantic.

China Wants Grains "Superhighway" In Argentina

dc CB  14:49:55 GMT - 08/21/2019  
creamed corn, Mandarin style

PAR 12:20:01 GMT - 08/21/2019  
European bond auctions are starting to flop.

Central bankers think people are stupid!

Mtl JP  11:56:41 GMT - 08/21/2019  
according to ZH

Germany Sells World's First 30-Year Negative Yielding Bond... And It's A Failure

It was supposed to be a historic auction - the world's first subzero 30Y yield. Instead, it was a flop.

Mtl JP  11:33:34 GMT - 08/21/2019  
winners and losers
my kind of Inflation:
Royal Bank hikes dividend as its third-quarter net income rises 6%

The bank says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of $1.05 per share, up three cents or three per cent.

Livingston nh  11:06:10 GMT - 08/21/2019  
Hang in there, JP - TALK inspired moves should pick up this afternoon and carry us thru to the w/e

Mtl JP  10:29:05 GMT - 08/21/2019  
winners and losers
Insiders yakking ?

The U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates five more times by April 2020, according to analysts at Danske Bank.

Despite Powell’s comments, Danske Bank analysts led by Mikael Olai Milhoj now believe the Fed will quickly move with 25 basis-point cuts at each of its next five meetings — taking the target range at the March meeting to 0.75-1.00%.

Mtl JP  10:19:42 GMT - 08/21/2019  
winners and losers
euro 1.1098
another wasted day of non-renewable resource (time) "trading" the <20pip range puppy

HK [email protected]  01:44:50 GMT - 08/21/2019  
dc CB 23:51
I know already about some Chinese businessmen interested in those inflammable Tesla-solar-panels, so they can collect insurance from their charred establishments.

Mtl JP  01:24:09 GMT - 08/21/2019  
dc CB 23:51 evidence starting to point to ellon wants to see the world on fire. Literally.

dc CB  23:51:03 GMT - 08/20/2019  
On Tuesday, Walmart sued Tesla, after its solar panels atop seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire, alleging breach of contract, gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards. Walmart is asking Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 Walmart locations where they have been installed, and to pay damages related to all the fires Walmart says that Tesla caused.

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Panel Fires

Mtl JP  23:26:37 GMT - 08/20/2019  
winners and losers
an arguable b/w argument:

DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach says Federal Reserve has lost control
- Reuters�2 hours ago

and upon reflection and assessment a swan call to chose a side on which to bet win (or lose)

Mtl JP  16:15:00 GMT - 08/19/2019  

How hedge funds are thriving in a world of negative-yielding debt - FT

dc CB  15:40:49 GMT - 08/19/2019  

Last eve MD

dc CB  14:15:35 GMT - 08/19/2019  
same "company" (DowJones)

Mtl JP  14:13:22 GMT - 08/19/2019  
winners and losers
opinions are like donkeyholes (everyone has one)

Investors might be disappointed in Fed’s message from Jackson Hole
- MarketWatch


according to Greg Robb's report

dc CB  13:42:37 GMT - 08/19/2019  
the company line: POWPOW Powell must act.
(nb. the pic they chose)

Barron's: Cut Interest Rates Like It’s 1995.

Mtl JP  13:33:09 GMT - 08/19/2019  
winners and losers
NY Fed’s recession probability model (RPM):
flashing 33% odds of a recession in the next 12 months

Probability of US Recession Predicted by Treasury Spread*
Twelve Months Ahead (month averages)

Mtl JP  13:07:11 GMT - 08/19/2019  
winners and losers
GBP 1.2113

Brexit: Boris Johnson says he is confident EU will shift backstop position - live news The Guardian
46 mins ago

British PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit - Reuters
1 hour ago

EU: Britain will suffer most if there is a no-deal Brexit - Sky News
53 mins ago

Favour selling GBPs pops while under 1.2140 and 1.2170/80-ish

Mtl JP  04:20:22 GMT - 08/19/2019  
cause and effect // winners and losers
anyone remember the German Coastguard Commercial: We are sinking! Learn English ...?

The achilies heel of open cry:

...Some .. said that because the auctioneer was Dutch, his “17 million” sounded like “70 million,” so both the screen operator and audience was confused.

... auctioneer started the bidding at $13 million. But the giant screen display in the auction room showed the first bid as $30 million. The next bid was $14 million, but the screen showed $40 million — an error that continued all the way up $17 million, when the screen showed $70 million.

$20 million Porsche flops in auction snafu

Mtl JP  00:53:16 GMT - 08/16/2019  
winners and losers
An Atlanta-based broker-dealer reportedly said it suffered “substantial losses” because a senior employee made unauthorized trades. The company, IFS Securities, said it alerted the SEC, Finra and the FBI and is cooperating with the agencies, according to Bloomberg.

IFS Securities on Wednesday did not reveal the identity of the employee, but Finra records reveal the company on Aug. 8 fired Keith Wakefield, its head of fixed income, for “fraud” and “placing fictitious trades,” the news outlet reported.
substantial loss: "at least $10 million"
how: "shorted Treasury bonds" and “placing fictitious trades”

odds are IFS fired the wrong character

dc CB  15:46:19 GMT - 08/15/2019  
Intv w/ Dr Robert Epstein. re: Google Blacklists, from tues Whisblower.

The release: He turned over all to the DOJ

Mtl JP  15:28:08 GMT - 08/15/2019  
*** warning ***
put on your depends
before you lick the link
to "research" below


Mtl JP  15:22:10 GMT - 08/15/2019  
from yesty here is another clown as

Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review

Mtl JP  15:18:20 GMT - 08/15/2019  
hahahahaha.. one genius meet another genius ?

... the FOMC is probably the single biggest threat to the U.S. economy....

tks for link CB

dc CB  15:12:47 GMT - 08/15/2019  
There's a panic over tariffs, currency, and the 'inverted yield curve.' Here's what it really means.
By Christopher Whalen • August 13, 2019

No, the U.S. Economy Is Not Headed for Recession

Mtl JP  14:53:19 GMT - 08/15/2019  
winners and losers
according to peter schiff
“This trade war is lost, he said.

“The only question is when do we surrender and how do we admit defeat. Again, I don’t think we’re going to get any kind of deal.”

dc CB  13:49:29 GMT - 08/15/2019  
US president Trump says....

failure at launch.
I thot da Big Guy was on vacation...STFU...go play some golf leave yr phone in the house.

Mtl JP  13:23:03 GMT - 08/15/2019  
IF President Trump slaps on 10% tariffs on chinese crap
“The Chinese side will have to implement necessary counter-measures,” the State Council Tariff Committee said in a short statement on Thursday.

Mtl JP  13:05:51 GMT - 08/15/2019  
winners and losers
philly and retail sales ...
recession .... what recession ?

Mtl JP  21:40:06 GMT - 08/14/2019  
JM -- trouble with using parallels with conventional childrens' fables to protract on President Trump is that he is anything but conventional - as he has proven and surprised an enormous lot of people and continues to do so. Even to the point where their frustration w/him is driving them closer and closer ab-normal thoughts / actions.

NY JM  21:27:23 GMT - 08/14/2019  
It is like fx intervention. The more times Trump tries a sugar high, like yesterday’s tariff delay or a comment about positive trade talks. The more times tried the more diminishing returns.

Mtl JP  21:16:05 GMT - 08/14/2019  
winners and losers
odds r increasing President Trump keeps a close eye on stocks.

Latest tweets:
"We are winning, big time, against China. Companies & jobs are fleeing. Prices to us have not gone up, and in some cases, have come down. China is not our problem, though Hong Kong is not helping. Our problem is with the Fed. Raised too much & too fast. Now too slow to cut.... ..Spread is way too much as other countries say THANK YOU to clueless Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve. Germany, and many others, are playing the game! CRAZY INVERTED YIELD CURVE! We should easily be reaping big Rewards & Gains, but the Fed is holding us back. We will Win!

Mtl JP  21:05:50 GMT - 08/14/2019  
nh one day it is the KIDZ getting Jay's Lunch Money, next day costTRUMP almost caused the KIDZ to lose Powell's lunch money"... does it not all come out about even in the wash
10-yr 1.579
30-yr 2.018%

thinking asia stocks should be heaving next

Mtl JP  20:41:35 GMT - 08/14/2019  
DJIA off 800.04 or -3.05%
that qualifies as Babson Break.
Historically - to borrow yellen's paroles - on September 5, 1929, Roger Babson gave a speech saying, "Sooner or later a crash is coming, and it may be terrific." Later that day the stock market declined by about 3%. This became known as the "Babson Break". The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression soon followed. - wikipedia

Livingston nh  20:30:02 GMT - 08/14/2019  
jp- yesterday the TRUMP almost cost the KIDZ to lose Powell's lunch money as a 'headwind" subsided -- so what was today's excuse?? SPX closed nearly low of the day

Groupthink at FOX - nothing new there - next week at Jackson Hole Powell may get to speak (I haven't seen the agenda but the Chair usually speaks at the open) // USD did pretty well and yields did not break morning lows -- SPX 2730 is your Correction bogey // OPEX should be a scramble (very expensive for 2 days)

PAR 20:05:28 GMT - 08/14/2019  
It's all about those negative interest rates in Europe.

Draghi is to blame. Powell is prisoner of Draghi.

Mtl JP  19:49:30 GMT - 08/14/2019  
winners and losers
Where is that "In the Circle" insider character
when needed :

Fed policy is White House’s ‘biggest problem,’ says Trump trade chief Peter Navarro
This ‘biggest problem’ has now been highlighted a number of times which makes me wonder what is being prepared to either reduce or poof! it altogether.

Mtl JP  19:29:23 GMT - 08/14/2019  
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Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit - Pelosi

A US-UK trade deal will not get through Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday Agreement, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives has said.

Mtl JP  18:51:22 GMT - 08/14/2019  
Livingston nh 13:52 ... u were heard :

Donald J. Trump

Verified account

Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
“The Fed has got to do something! The Fed is the Central Bank of the United States, not the Central Bank of the World.” Mark Grant @Varneyco Correct! The Federal Reserve acted far too quickly, and now is very, very late. Too bad, so much to gain on the upside!

“So far, you’ve had Tariffs imposed on 300 Billion Dollars worth of Chinese products, but you can’t tell me that it has hurt our economy...& it really hasn’t led to any kind of serious rise in prices at the consumer level.” @Varneyco @FoxBusiness And we are taking in $Billions!

Tremendous amounts of money pouring into the United States. People want safety!

The Great Charles Payne @cvpayne correctly stated that Fed Chair Jay Powell made TWO enormous mistakes. 1. When he said “mid cycle adjustment.” 2. We’re data dependent. “He did not do the right thing.” I agree (to put it mildly!). @Varneyco

Mtl JP  18:39:54 GMT - 08/14/2019  
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when a car goes old, rusted and loses its utility it gets sent to a junkyard where its gets stripped off any remaining useful parts before being rushed and sent to be melted down.

similarly here is poor old janet, still thinking her peeps from the junkyard can be somehow useful to somebody as she dispenses her urgings on recession risks:

"On this occasion inverted yield curve may be a less good signal"

Mtl JP  12:53:23 GMT - 08/14/2019  
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this aught to pi$$off self-appointed king-for-life Xi

Australia will look to position itself as a supplier of rare-earth materials used to produce high-tech military systems, the country’s Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on 12 August.

Mtl JP  20:30:03 GMT - 08/13/2019  
who will be winners and losers - from HK
Xi - character who made himself King-for-Life
--- wanna argue the merits ?

This is a type that has ginormously built up military muscle
--- and behaves similarly to that of the US and other superpowers

Does not need to and does not worry that "the world" is allegedly watching.
---- IF anything all he has to do is to remind himself of justin trudeaus admiration for chinese dictatorship

I will be surprised if xi s red killers roll in smiling bearing roses cookies and tea

The onus imo is for the HK peasants to come to their senses heel and beg mercy forgiveness and magnanimity from xi.

In the meantime my robot is lurking at Gold and usdyen for price impulse

Mtl JP  19:46:36 GMT - 08/13/2019  
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Trump threatens to pull US from WTO 'if we have to'

MONACA, United States (AFP) - President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday (Aug 13) to pull the United States from the World Trade Organisation if conditions are not improved.

"We will leave if we have to," Trump told a cheering audience of workers at a Shell chemical plant in Pennsylvania.

"We know that they have been screwing us for years and it's not going to happen again," he said.

(This story is developing)

Mtl JP  01:55:21 GMT - 08/13/2019  
to me ... to ME first !

Opinion Monetary policy:
Central banks should consider giving people money

Expecting the fiscal authorities to help out looks like wishful thinking
by ERIC LONERGAN, Financial Timess

Minneapolis DRS2  00:35:59 GMT - 08/13/2019  
RF I agree that culture forms a significant background to the picture. Protesting is a time-honored practice in many cultures, but Asian cultures in particular value stability and social order.

The problem for the protesters right now is that they need an objective other than "splitting from China". It is an unfortunate situation given the historical background, but protesting for its own sake just won't do. They need to be seen as something other than "troublemakers raising hell and getting in the way of business".

Mtl JP  00:17:39 GMT - 08/13/2019  
winners and losers
can you code ?

Apple offers $1 million incentive to hackers

HK [email protected]  00:06:03 GMT - 08/13/2019  
Minneapolis DRS2 23:41

If China leaves HK alone, do you think that the riots will stop, and HK will remain a money making financial center?

Meanwhile China has been scoring points for it's patience, and the protesters are not getting any significant support from Asian countries citizens, but the contrary.

People are pondering what drives those protesters acting out of proportions for such simple demands.

I think better call the baby by it's name:"Splitting from China".

HK problem now is not that different from the Uygur problem.
There are also good reasons to suspect foreign financing.

Minneapolis DRS2  23:41:32 GMT - 08/12/2019  
If it were that simple for China to interfere with HK, then it would have done so long ago. The problem for China is more of public relations and geopolitics than anything else. If they "crack down" on HK, then HK's status as a money-making haven is compromised, perhaps fatally. If on the other hand they leave HK alone, then HK remains a money-making haven but China looks weak and Xi "loses face".

It is a nasty dilemma. Will China continue on the "opening up to the world" path that was started long ago, or will they proceed on the "we rule HK, damn everybody else, go full Tianammen on the protestors" path? There are lots of people in China who want to see the first option, and lots of hardliners pushing for the second option. If Xi makes the wrong choice, then he might have a revolt from his own party.

Livingston nh  22:47:57 GMT - 08/12/2019  
Hong Kong has been convenient for China but for 20 years this has been a delicate balance -- it might be time for China to assert the authority it has over HK // Nobody will interfere w/ China in HK -- talk to a Ukrainian if you want to know much the "world" cares

Mtl JP  21:01:24 GMT - 08/12/2019  
How Hong Kong clashes could wallop the U.S. stock market
and ... apparently
U.S. lawmakers unlikely to turn blind eye if China engages in violent crackdown on demonstrators

but ... but what does it exactly mean ?
according to the speculants "even if Trump were willing to overlook a violent crackdown, it isn’t clear that Congress would", whatever THAT means.

In the meantime ...
"Market participants say that heightened tensions or a bloody clash

- could roil markets
- could also stall any chance of a near-term Sino-American trade resolution
- could have implications for markets in Asia as well as spillover to Europe and the U.S.

Mtl JP  18:34:58 GMT - 08/12/2019  
suddenly Gold at 1507.50

It is 2:30am in HK
Best time for aggressive raids is usually when most folks are doziest
around 4am

Mtl JP  18:29:15 GMT - 08/12/2019  
winners and losers
The U.S. government’s July budget deficit widened to $120 billion, the Treasury Department reported Monday. That’s up from a shortfall of $77 billion in the same month a year ago.

Adjusted for shifts in the timing of federal benefit payments and tax receipts, the deficit would have been $129 billion, Treasury said.

Spending on military programs rose by 22% in July, the Treasury Department said Monday.

HK Kevin  14:57:38 GMT - 08/12/2019  
No offense, I now realise traders are more cruel than those
communist politicans.

Livingston nh  14:57:35 GMT - 08/12/2019  
JP - see Warsaw, Prague and Budapest -- unacceptable but "so what who cares" - China may wait and see if this just bores everybody, burns itself out

Mtl JP  14:52:53 GMT - 08/12/2019  
Jay that resistance - to me - looks magnetic
and all those blue ladder rungs begging to be chewed up

Mtl JP  14:48:43 GMT - 08/12/2019  
completely unacceptable says he:

Leader McConnell
Verified account

35m35 minutes ago

The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom. Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching.

so mitch ... besides "watching" ... think you ll intimidate xi ?

GVI Forex Jay Meisler  14:45:28 GMT - 08/12/2019  
Look at the Amazing Trader XAUUSD chart. Resistance is clear at 1509.0-1509.5

The Amazing Trader

Mtl JP  14:19:11 GMT - 08/12/2019  
Gold 1504-ish, HoD 1508 sofar

Keeping a buy order in case Xi orders his red killers into HK
If he does odds are things will be rapid and on massive scale

Mtl JP  13:25:47 GMT - 08/12/2019  
just in case

Fed Considers New Tool for a Downturn - wsj

The countercyclical capital buffer would require banks to hold more capital should the economy show signs of overheating

jkt abel  08:27:41 GMT - 08/12/2019  
still no jawbone from BOJ, under 104.70 probably will

jkt abel  07:53:54 GMT - 08/12/2019  
no need BOJ help?

Mtl JP  07:36:56 GMT - 08/12/2019  
USDYEN stops at 105.55 now POOF !

Mtl JP  07:33:12 GMT - 08/12/2019  
Gold 1490

1490 - 1510 = zone of argument about where next

Mtl JP  05:23:35 GMT - 08/12/2019  
Stocks rise in Hong Kong, Shanghai; Nikkei closed for holiday

Early Monday, China’s central bank set the midpoint for the yuan weaker than 7 per U.S. dollar for the third day in a row. The People’s Bank of China set the currency’s reference point at 7.0211 per dollar, weaker than Friday’s level but still stronger than what analysts had expected.

Mtl JP  03:42:54 GMT - 08/12/2019  
after Dolce & Gabbana begged, donatella versace' turn to bend over:

“I am deeply sorry for the unfortunate recent error that was made by our Company and that is being currently discussed on various social media channels. Never have I wanted to disrespect China’s National Sovereignty and this is why I wanted to personally apologize for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused.”

could make one wonder why President Trump fights ...

dc CB  02:34:30 GMT - 08/12/2019  
Rock Star Star Star Star

dc CB  01:07:07 GMT - 08/12/2019  
LINK ---ooops

Misanthropic Bankers Behind The Green New Deal

dc CB  01:06:16 GMT - 08/12/2019  
When we begin to pull back the curtain we quickly run into figures like Prince Charles, who recently met with the heads of 18 Commonwealth countries to consolidate climate emergency legislation which was promptly passed in the UK and Canadian Parliaments. At the end of the meeting Charles said that we “have 18 months to save the world from climate change” and called for “increasing the amount of private sector finance flowing towards the supporting sustainable development throughout the commonwealth”.

Following the royal decree, the Bank of England and some of the dirtiest banks in the Rothschild-City of London web of finance have promoted “green financial instruments” led by Green Bonds to redirect pension plans and mutual funds towards green projects that no one in their right minds would ever invest in willfully

Mtl JP  00:13:20 GMT - 08/12/2019  
cause and effect // winners and losers
debt around the globe hit $246 trillion in Q1 2019
over $15 trillion in negative-yielding debt around the world
i.e. only 6%

dc CB  22:10:36 GMT - 08/11/2019  
2 funny tweets (that would be funnier if they weren't true.

19m19 minutes ago

"I hope the Board will realize its responsibilities and not allow the bottom to drop from under our securities. If that happens that is exactly what Mr. Stalin wants."
FOMC Minutes, Jan 31, 1951, p. 9

24m24 minutes ago

"Keynes, however, once semi-seriously proposed, as an anti-deflationary measure, that the government fill bottles with currency and bury them in mine shafts to be dug up by the public." - Ben Bernanke, 2002. Soon coming to a mine shaft near you (also known as MMT)
13 replies 30 retweets 70 likes

Mtl JP  16:18:50 GMT - 08/11/2019  
cause and effect: there will be winners and losers
Some week-end headlines/musings I like:

The era of ‘bad news is good news’ may finally be over for markets
may ... may not

Global bond yields have fallen to 120-year low

Yardeni's Opinion: There’s a lot more to the stock market’s slide than Trump and trade wars: Children have an economic value in rural agricultural communities, but not in cities.

Predicting what happens next in stocks will get trickier this fall when markets navigate a roller coaster of big events

China "Faces The Worst Of Both Worlds" As PPI Deflation Arrives While Food Inflation Soars
..."as Evans-Pritchard ever so diplomatically put it, with accelerating consumer prices and the return of factory-gate deflation, "the upshot is that China faces the worse of both worlds."
Who knows: a few more downward nudges to the Chinese economy, and Trump may win the trade war against Beijing well before the 2020 presidential election."...

Watching, waiting, worrying: Fed and Wall Street sweat out next Trump move on China

HK win10  08:49:52 GMT - 08/10/2019  
Did you find the app useful?

Mtl JP  08:38:20 GMT - 08/10/2019  
winners and losers

Group sex app with ‘worst security ever seen’ exposes users in White House & Downing St -

users were found in the White House, the US Supreme Court, and at 10 Downing Street in London.

Minneapolis DRS2  23:31:27 GMT - 08/09/2019  
The IMF and Trudeau are preoccupied with the same thing it seems...the stability of the Chinese economy.

What is their real interest? I can guess what the IMF is interested in, but Trudeau should stick to domestic affairs rather than admiring the CCP.

Mtl JP  23:19:58 GMT - 08/09/2019  
cause and effect // winners and losers
Two people can experience the same event differently:

New IMF report doesn't back Trump's currency manipulation charge against China - Politico

IMF says trade war threatens China's growth, pushes for an equitable resolution - CNBC

IMF warns increasing US tariffs could cut China growth sharply
France 24

re experience differently:
means some will make profits; others will make losses

Except IF things go as only IMF can hallucinate :
namely "quickly, without “undermining the international system.”

Mtl JP  09:39:25 GMT - 08/08/2019  
winners and losers
Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf

By Simon Watkins at

Mtl JP  15:04:01 GMT - 08/07/2019  
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China keeps door open to September talks in Washington, despite trade war escalation

Wei Jianguo, a former vice-minister of commerce, says Washington meeting in September likely to happen as planned
Source briefed by US government said video conferences planned to lay groundwork for next round of face-to-face talks

Orange Wang (seriously) Published: 10:30pm, 7 Aug, 2019

Mtl JP  11:16:19 GMT - 08/06/2019  
winners and losers
GBP 1.2178

according to The Guardian
Boris Johnson has no intention of renegotiating Brexit deal, EU told

No-deal Brexit is British PM’s ‘central scenario’, chief Brussels envoy reportedly says

dc CB  02:06:40 GMT - 08/06/2019  
immaterial labor involves a series of activities that are not normally recognized as "work" - in other words, the kinds of activities involved in defining and fixing cultural and artistic standards, fashions, tastes, consumer norms, and, more strategically, public opinion.

Immaterial Labor
Maurizio Lazzarato

dc CB  01:38:20 GMT - 08/06/2019  
dc CB 16:05 GMT July 26, 2019

Private money and public(or state) money work together and to the same end. Their actions have been absolutely complementary during the crisis, aimed at safeguarding the markets for which they are ready to sacrifice society, social cohesion, and democracy.
Maurizio Lazzarato.

Mtl JP  14:08:25 GMT - 08/03/2019  
china’s imperial growth delusion just won’t die:

"We won't accept any maximum pressure, intimidation or blackmail. On the major issues of principle we won't give an inch," she - Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying - said, adding that China hoped the U.S. would "give up its illusions" and return to the right track of negotiations based on mutual respect and equality.

hope. she hopes... the U.S. would "give up its illusions"

and so china wants to continue peddle brand fakes, steal I/P and keep sending fentanyl.

Mtl JP  13:46:20 GMT - 08/03/2019  
winners and losers
(made-in-china crap where it belongs: toilet)
Tariff Fight Knocks Off China as Top U.S. Trading Partner - wsj

The standoff between Washington and Beijing has cost China its position as the U.S.’s top trading partner, a shift that could accelerate as President Trump moves to ratchet up tariffs.

Data released Friday showed that Mexico was the top trading partner for the first half of the year, followed by Canada. Imports from China dropped by 12%, and U.S. exports to China fell 19%, as tit-for-tat tariffs and other barriers imposed by Washington and Beijing took their toll.

Mtl JP  13:35:09 GMT - 08/03/2019  
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Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump

Things are going along very well with China. They are paying us Tens of Billions of Dollars, made possible by their monetary devaluations and pumping in massive amounts of cash to keep their system going. So far our consumer is paying nothing - and no inflation. No help from Fed!

5:46 AM - 3 Aug 2019

Mtl JP  18:44:58 GMT - 07/31/2019  
euro LoD 1.1077

Mtl JP  18:26:31 GMT - 07/31/2019  
if u must

watch jerome live

dc CB  18:21:18 GMT - 07/31/2019  
It's not the Cut, it's the END of QT, as of Aug 1.
Yeh like tomorrow dude, tomorrow.

Mtl JP  18:19:10 GMT - 07/31/2019  
sofar euro LoD 1.1086

Mtl JP  18:17:27 GMT - 07/31/2019  
sofar the mushroom farmers r saying
"we are slaves to watching data"

dc CB  18:12:27 GMT - 07/31/2019  
JP, now it's down to POW POW POWell to muck out the stable.
let's see if he puts his foot in it.

Mtl JP  18:00:43 GMT - 07/31/2019  

Mtl JP  17:57:29 GMT - 07/31/2019  
dc CB - it ain't beef
not even bullsh.t

Livingston nh  17:46:36 GMT - 07/31/2019  
SPX 21 dma is at 3000 -- Buy the Rumor sell the fact

dc CB  17:41:10 GMT - 07/31/2019  
to Cut .25, to Cut .50, or not to Cut...that is the rub.

A pic is worth a 1000 words.
Where's The BEEF??

Mtl JP  16:36:56 GMT - 07/31/2019  
winners and losers
H.R.1081 - Protect European Energy Security Act

According to experts, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would ...

Mtl JP  12:15:19 GMT - 07/31/2019  
winners and losers
The 66-year-old Fed boss has a losing record on Wall Street as it pertains to the market’s reaction to Fed’s statements and his words. He has had two winning days out of the past 11 meetings, with the only positive gains for the market coming in January when policy makers paused a string of rate increases,

MarketWatch’s William Watts has noted, and last month when Powell & Co. set the stage for what is shaping up to be a likely rate cut in 24 hours.

dc CB  11:58:28 GMT - 07/31/2019  
US trade delegation has broken off talks with its Chinese counterpart and is already on its way back to Washington.

(wow all the way around the world...burnin' up that jet fuel)

Mtl JP  11:04:53 GMT - 07/31/2019  
winners and losers
and some dreams

Donald J. Trump
Verified account

We should immediately pass Voter ID @Voteridplease to insure the safety and sanctity of our voting system. Also, Paper Ballots as backup (old fashioned but true!). Thank you!

9:41 AM - 30 Jul 2019

"If I got fair coverage I wouldn't even have to tweet." (C-SPAN) at 2.22

Mtl JP  13:46:39 GMT - 07/30/2019  
winners and losers
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
1h1 hour ago

China has lost 5 million jobs and two million manufacturing jobs due to the Trump Tariffs. Trumps got China back on its heels, and the United States is doing great. @AndyPuzder @MariaBartiromo


Overnite china media peddled the idea that china is o-kay "quoting Xi" and that PBOC will be opening its wallet to more loans

Mtl JP  10:02:11 GMT - 07/30/2019  
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Caroline Baum Opinion:
How to read between the lines of the Fed’s rate-cut statement

What does Jerome Powell see for the future? Don’t hold your breath waiting for a big revelation on Wednesday.

dc CB  19:49:04 GMT - 07/29/2019  
Mtl JP 14:27 GMT July 29, 2019
Europe’s Search for Next IMF Chief Narrowed to Three Hopefuls - BBRG
Hopefuls are Calvino, Centeno, Dijsselbloem, Georgieva, Rehn

I'm all in for Dijessyyy


Mtl JP  14:27:19 GMT - 07/29/2019  
winners and losers
Europe’s Search for Next IMF Chief Narrowed to Three Hopefuls - BBRG

Hopefuls are Calvino, Centeno, Dijsselbloem, Georgieva, Rehn

Mtl JP  05:44:38 GMT - 07/27/2019  
an eye for an eye ...
Donald J. Trump‏
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies. If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA. We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!
9:32 AM - 26 Jul 2019

trade war codename: Macron’s foolishness.

Mtl JP  00:10:26 GMT - 07/27/2019  
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Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump

Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!
Funny thing about walls: as much as they may keep keep folks from coming in they also work in the other direction i.e. they may keep folks from going out.

dc CB  19:02:57 GMT - 07/26/2019  
dc CB 15:20 GMT

worth listening. No lads and lassies, it not the Ruskies' world wide attemps to influence elections around the world....US, Britian, France...etc etc etc.

Dr. Robert Epstein - July 25, 2019
(you can even google his name to see his recent research)


dc CB  16:05:29 GMT - 07/26/2019  
Private money and public(or state) money work together and to the same end. Their actions have been absolutely complementary during the crisis, aimed at safeguarding the markets for which they are ready to sacrifice society, social cohesion, and democracy.
Maurizio Lazzarato.

Mtl JP  15:37:50 GMT - 07/26/2019  
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Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account

Q2 GDP Up 2.1% Not bad considering we have the very heavy weight of the Federal Reserve anchor wrapped around our neck. Almost no inflation. USA is set to Zoom!

dc CB  15:20:52 GMT - 07/26/2019  
Presidential candidate and military veteran Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is suing Google after the tech giant blocked her ads account shortly after the first Democrat presidential debate.
Gabbard’s complaint accuses Google of censoring the candidate at the very moment when millions of Americans wanted to learn more about her. It also accuses Google of sending Gabbard’s campaign emails to people’s Gmail spam folders at a “disproportionately high rate.”
The campaign seeks a legal injunction against Google to prevent further election meddling, as well as $50 million in damages.

Mtl JP  11:24:45 GMT - 07/26/2019  
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macron and ursula congratulated boris on his win with that stupid plastic grin on lips and poison in their hearts.

Likely sensing their hypocrisy like that of two hungry wolves looking at a fresh baby deer, boris suggested that "If they do not, we will of course have to leave the EU without an agreement," vowing to "turbo-charge" preparations ahead of the latest deadline of October 31.

Mtl JP  12:05:57 GMT - 07/25/2019  
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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he believed the European Union would have every reason to want to compromise with Britain over its departure from the bloc.
JULY 25, 2019 / 7:43 AM / UPDATED 20 MINUTES AGO

dc CB  15:59:30 GMT - 07/20/2019  
As Americans in America remember the First Man Landing on the Moon, Nikita "we will bury you" Khrushchev, is laughing in his grave.
According to Colorado State University’s “Inclusive Language Guide,” students are advised to avoid the words “America” and “American.” Why exactly has the university deemed these words offensive? The guide argues that these words erase “other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.”

Colorado State University: Words ‘America,’ ‘Americans’ Are Offensive

dc CB  12:36:32 GMT - 07/20/2019  
The new leadership team of the EU is insane.
Merkel, now having no political future to protect, as her last act of betrayal to Germany engineered the ‘election’ of Ursula von der Leyen to replace Jean-Claude “When things get tough you have to lie” Juncker as European Commission President.

Von der Leyen is more of a euro-integrationist than Juncker was.
It’s clear they circled the wagons knowing that, as Nigel Farage points out in this clip, the EU will look nothing like it does now in five years when her term is up.
Just like the EU today looks nothing like it did in 2014 when Juncker took over.

So, it’s time to go for broke and push for everything before it all falls apart. But the trends are clear. von der Leyen is the past and Nigel Farage is the future of Europe.

New EU Is Even More Insane Than The Old EU

Mtl JP  11:27:26 GMT - 07/20/2019  
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(canadian) Federal government to pay $900M settlement in lawsuits over sexual misconduct in military

The settlement provides $800M for members of the Canadian Forces and $100M in compensation for another class of DND employees

Mtl JP  20:29:22 GMT - 07/19/2019  
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Stocks close lower as Fed seen signaling only modest rate cut, Iran seizes tankers - MarketWatch

sulking stocks are they , eh ?
at least did not throw a temper - yet

Mtl JP  20:20:34 GMT - 07/19/2019  
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I think FITCH made a mistake:

Fitch Ratings - Frankfurt am Main - 19 July 2019: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Germany's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'AAA' with a Stable Outlook.

Bund 10-YR (DE10Y :Germany)
Yield - 9:26:33 PM CEST
-0.327 %

Anybody who an borrow money for ten years and actually get paid 0.33% to do it deserves a 10A rating.

It appears not only "markets need to accept that they need to trade on "ridiculous" " but rating agencies too need to evolve their formula

Mtl JP  13:56:12 GMT - 07/19/2019  
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ps / the following is 100% without guarantee, 100% at thy risk and own diligence a 100% must:

Expect a ‘10% correction in the next three months’, warns Morgan Stanley’s chief investment officer - marketwatch

...Hold your horses, says our call of the day, from Mike Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley, who tells MarketWatch in an interview that investors should wait for better times to jump into this stock market. And they are coming.

“We’re not looking for the bottom to fallout like last year, but I do expect a 10% correction in the next three months,” said Wilson, whose end-year S&P target is 2,750

Mtl JP  09:02:23 GMT - 07/19/2019  
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (£422,824),
Swiss President Alain Berset (£386,861) and
US President Donald Trump (£320,410)

Ursula von der Leyen €334.836 a year, equivalent to £301,161

Chancellor Angela Merkel earns £296,160,
French President Emmanuel Macron earns £176,634 and
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varakar is on £187,797.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May gets : £170,015


Livingston nh  12:48:29 GMT - 07/16/2019  
Big Brother vs. Google ?? Social media/Tech shouldn't fear Regulation by the Govvies -- the Greater Threat is the tag "Enemy of the People"

Have a care folks -- the Boondoggle that began after 9/11 (aka Homeland Security) is alive and thriving

Mtl JP  12:09:22 GMT - 07/16/2019  
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Donald J. Trump
Verified account
21m21 minutes ago
“Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel believes Google should be investigated for treason. He accuses Google of working with the Chinese Government.” @foxandfriends A great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone! The Trump Administration will take a look!
Alphabet Inc Class A
1,150.51 USD +5.17 (0.45%)

Mtl JP  12:05:58 GMT - 07/16/2019  
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1) India, Russia Seek to Skirt U.S. Sanctions Threat to Arms Deals - BBRG July 15, 2019

India and Russia have agreed on a new payment method through their national currencies for multi-billion-dollar defense deals, in a bid to avoid risks created by the U.S. threat of sanctions and banking restrictions.

2) Russia shifts $100bn of its reserves into yuan, yen & euro in a great dollar dump - RT

The share of the US currency in Russia’s international reserves portfolio has dramatically decreased in just three months between March and June 2018, from 43.7 percent to a new low of 21.9 percent, according to the Central Bank’s latest quarterly report,

which is issued with a six-month lag.

Mtl JP  10:15:43 GMT - 07/16/2019  
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Ursula von der Leyen - European Commission nominee - ready for further Brexit extension

claims to "want to build a strategic partnership with Britain"

Mtl JP  01:02:31 GMT - 07/15/2019  
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1 day ago - Another Canadian citizen has now been detained in China, according to Global Affairs Canada.

Earlier Trudeau said he had a number of "face-to-face exchanges" with Chinese President Xi Jinping while in Osaka for the G20 meeting last weekend...

Earlier than earlier Trudeau said Canada, the U.S. and other allies are telling China they’re all concerned about its behaviour and that it needs to follow the rule of law and other international standards.

dc CB  00:45:48 GMT - 07/15/2019  
as the sun has set on Bastille Day 2019

"tanks for the memories" Bob Hope

dc CB  00:38:13 GMT - 07/15/2019  


"tanks for the memories" Bob Hope

Le héros du jour

Mtl JP  00:31:35 GMT - 07/15/2019  
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U.S. manufacturers move production from China as tariff tensions continue

And companies that leave China don’t expect to move back

Mtl JP  21:31:33 GMT - 07/14/2019  
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Should investors prepare for a “shock and awe” campaign from the Fed? - MarketWatch

case for a 50 basis point cut is consistent with academic research

dc CB  18:04:47 GMT - 07/14/2019  
"The world economy out side the US, which is in serious trouble."
"Europe is a complete basket case"

Martin Armstrong --- USA Watchdog

Mtl JP  23:49:22 GMT - 07/13/2019  
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the money business is a whore business
and only someone like FORBES' Jack Kelly Senior Contributor would ask:

"What type of creature would summon up a tailor for a fitting when literally thousands of their colleagues are losing their jobs and livelihoods?"

Kelly thinks, mistakenly imo, that

It's a sad commentary of the bank’s business practices and values.

Mtl JP  18:42:53 GMT - 07/13/2019  
Winners and Losers
Turkey bought Russian S-400 missiles designed to down NATO planes. For the US, that's a problem
Analysis by Tim Lister, CNN

Obviously Turks think they can live without American F-35s

Screams BBC News that "Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives" which puts the spotlight on President Trump: what will he do about the defiance ??

dc CB  22:09:30 GMT - 07/11/2019  
painfully indepth analysis of the COT - Silver Futures.
(and some thot the COT could be applied to Curry Blends(oh, I mean currencies) as usefull information re- trading.

But he's may be right. --- skip to the end paragraphs---about who the Whale is.

Whale Is Accumulating Silver Futures

dc CB  16:39:51 GMT - 07/11/2019  
Season 3 The Apprentice heats up.
In the latest episode - Team SocialDemo leader AOC plays the Race Card.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism on Wednesday, telling the Washington Post that Pelosi was guilty of “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

Livingston nh  14:15:32 GMT - 07/11/2019  
JP- Prez better check w/ the Ag department before he celebrates sending all those farm products to China (see Wheat to Russia) -- we need to get thru the next few weeks

Mtl JP  14:11:20 GMT - 07/11/2019  
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hopefully ?!

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully they will start soon!

7:04 AM - 11 Jul 2019

nw kw  07:24:51 GMT - 07/09/2019  
ya loaded usd soft commodity market 2weeks kayos in usd,fed// crb ind. will pull cad with it.

Mtl JP  01:51:18 GMT - 07/09/2019  
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US approves major arms sale to Taiwan amid trade tensions with Beijing

The tanks are valued at up to $2 billion while the portable surface-to-air Stinger missiles are estimated to cost up to $223 million.

dc CB  03:59:35 GMT - 07/07/2019  

While some commentators are trying to spin this emerging re-orientation in global affairs as a mere “trick to get re-elected”, the reality goes much deeper than many realize, as Trump is merely tapping into an American strategy which was firmly established during the 1941-1944 presidential term of America’s President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his loyal collaborator Henry A. Wallace who had planned a grand design for a US-Russia-China New world order founded upon principles enshrined in the Atlantic Charter and enunciated in his 1942 “Century of the Common Man” speech.

Trump’s Relationship to Russia and China: A Revival of the Henry Wallace Doctrine for the Post-War World?

Dillon AL  20:33:14 GMT - 07/06/2019  
The trickle down effect is totally non proven if not a down right lie

The top 1% get richer and richer

Mtl JP  17:32:51 GMT - 07/06/2019  
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Donald J. Trump

Verified account

14h14 hours ago
Strong jobs report, low inflation, and other countries around the world doing anything possible to take advantage of the United States, knowing that our Federal Reserve doesn’t have a clue! They raised rates too soon, too often, & tightened, while others did just the opposite.... ....As well as we are doing from the day after the great Election, when the Market shot right up, it could have been even better - massive additional wealth would have been created, & used very well. Our most difficult problem is not our competitors, it is the Federal Reserve!

This City 00:26:32 GMT - 07/06/2019  
Join the millions of players who have played and choose from the many available game modes to play on the go, including an ever changing rotation of limited-time game modes.

Mtl JP  08:04:02 GMT - 07/04/2019  
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Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
China and Europe playing big currency manipulation game and pumping money into their system in order to compete with USA. We should MATCH, or continue being the dummies who sit back and politely watch as other countries continue to play their games - as they have for many years!

7:21 AM - 3 Jul 2019

Sounds to me like President Trump is itching to open a new war front, namely that of :

dc CB  04:50:53 GMT - 06/28/2019  
CB 03:41 GMT June 28,
The Longest Running Reality TV Series in World History (on NBC). Beats Game of Thrones(which cost billions to produce), P/L sheet by a mile.

REAL Headline or NOT WTF Cares

""""NBC Loses Control: Cross Talk, Questions Hijacked"""

dc CB  03:41:05 GMT - 06/28/2019  
Mtl JP 02:38 GMT

so you think Xi and sons are not watching the Debasemnet round 2...(NBC)............
"Russia Russia Russia! Candidates Dismiss China as Greatest Threat"

The Longest Running Reality TV Series in World History (on NBC). Beats Game of Thrones(which cost billions to produce), P/L sheet by a mile.

dc CB  03:18:07 GMT - 06/28/2019  
Also FOOD too the Q2 BookClosed-Bonus Time. EOD
USDA --- Acreage and Stocks mid-day-

dc CB  03:01:33 GMT - 06/28/2019  
Tomrow will be a frenzy of trading rebal(bonds ususally come first...see today) as Q2 Ends and Summer really kicks off.
Gotta make "the nut" 3 months worth.

Next Weak...maybe 2 1/2 days US trading before 4th O July 'takin' off bro, seez-ure', takes us to "settlement July 8"

Keep American Holidays----KAH for el presidentee

kl fs  02:57:49 GMT - 06/28/2019  
you want another Kevin Rudd-the chinese ass kisser-like?

over and above such as a life-time senate seat in chinese govt

Mtl JP  02:38:41 GMT - 06/28/2019  
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Betting on G-20 Xi and Donald:
Players hope that talks between US and China restart and go on.
President Trump leaves G20 in a hurry to slap at least 10% tariff on the other $325B of Chinese crap.
Xi snubs Donald, totally ignores him. Potentially President Trump's ego and "brand" get publicly bruised. And no-one talks with anyone.

An extremely bad turn of events would be for Xi to get religion, mostly agree to what President Trump is asking and offer even more over and above such as a life-time senate seat in chinese govt

nw kw  16:09:05 GMT - 06/27/2019  
vix. com, market short s&p so it gos up, gold pivot range set this week 1380

Mtl JP  14:23:12 GMT - 06/27/2019  
Apparently ... President Trump's War Whisperer Now Urges War Against The Sun After Uncovering Evidence It Has Nuclear Capabilities

Gold approximately steady around 1405

Mtl JP  18:55:07 GMT - 06/24/2019  
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just in time ahead of the g-20 here is a report from today essentially dissing President Trump's tariff efforts to even things out some and as if a subtle sabotage effort, by RBC's 3 economist musketeers (Nathan Janzen, Rannella Billy-Ochieng and Claire Fan) :

Trade Tensions Turning Up on US Factory Floor
Industrial sector softness suggests US also has much to lose from trade war (pdf)

Mtl JP  18:28:58 GMT - 06/24/2019  
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It is almost as IF sheila is trying to give the persians the idea of some "counter-pressure" to President Trump's "maximum pressure" in order to help along with

a leveraged-lending bust could hit economy quicker than subprime blowup, warns ex-FDIC boss Sheila Bair

Mtl JP  21:24:18 GMT - 06/19/2019  
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joe biden assured the well-heeled donors that

“No one’s standard of living will change,”

Mtl JP  23:28:50 GMT - 06/18/2019  
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*WARNING* - put on your Depends before reading further

China asks state-owned ‘national champions’ to help ‘stabilise’ economy, boost profits by 9 per cent in 2019 - South China Morning Post 17 June 2019

China’s biggest 97 industrial conglomerates, known as the country’s national champions, have been asked to play their part as “stabilisers” in the national economy in a bid to offset the trade war with the United States by boosting their profits by 9 per cent in 2019, according to the state-owned Xinhua News Agency.

Mtl JP  18:47:01 GMT - 06/18/2019  
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57.51+0.92 (+1.62%)
As of 2:46PM EDT
2 Senators Blame TD Bank for Crisis-Era Ponzi Scheme and Demand It Aid Victims

TD Bank declined to comment.

Mtl JP  07:20:34 GMT - 06/17/2019  
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peeps a voice from garbage heap of history:

Stanley Fischer Says Powell Out If Trump Re-Elected in 2020

Mtl JP  20:37:46 GMT - 06/16/2019  
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Record Number of Candidates Sit for CFA Exam This Weekend
- BBRG June 15, 2019

Chartered Financial Analyst test held in 95 markets worldwide
About 250,000 candidates signed up; 11% rise from last year

CFA Institute Investment Foundations

dc CB  21:38:27 GMT - 06/15/2019  
June 14: Trump's Birthday(he's 72), Flag Day in the US, US Army founded 1775.

Today June 15 - 130 planned demonstrations nationwide.

Mtl JP  21:24:06 GMT - 06/15/2019  
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potentially epic prediction posted way ahead of time by none other than
Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account
8h8 hours ago

The Trump Economy is setting records, and has a long way up to go....However, if anyone but me takes over in 2020 (I know the competition very well), there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before! KEEP AMERICA GREAT

Mtl JP  20:42:38 GMT - 06/15/2019  
India just announced it is slapping retaliatory increased tariffs on 30 US-made thinggies
- various headlines

dc CB  20:40:19 GMT - 06/15/2019  
A Homer Simpson "D'OH" moment.

While robust in size, making up a quarter of the nation's population, there’s just one problem with millennials: none of them seem to have any damn cash.

Corporations Suddenly Realize That Once-Coveted Millennials Are A "Screwed Generation"

Mtl JP  19:05:36 GMT - 06/15/2019  
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according to a NYT piece

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth
June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said.

Mtl JP  22:58:50 GMT - 06/14/2019  
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Chewy founder: 'I'm 33 and I've learned retirement sucks'
Yahoo Finance Video Yahoo Finance VideoJune 14, 2019

Chewy founder Ryan Cohen was on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange to watch the first public trade of the company he created and eventually sold. He spoke with Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman and Adam Shapiro about Chewy's future as well as what's next for him. He's only 33, and he's learned that 'retirement sucks.'

dc CB  04:40:41 GMT - 06/14/2019  
Over 600 U.S. companies

ONLY 600? US Companies?

Mtl JP  04:28:51 GMT - 06/14/2019  
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Over 600 U.S. companies urge Trump to resolve trade dispute with China: letter - rtrs (and others)

Claims The Letter ( that
- American businesses and consumers are being hurt
- we know firsthand that the additional tariffs will have a significant, negative and long-term impact on American businesses, farmers, families and the U.S. economy
- An escalated trade war is not in the country's best interest, and both sides will lose

Mtl JP  23:58:28 GMT - 06/13/2019  
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Kudlow threatens ‘consequences’ if China’s Xi doesn’t meet with Trump at G-20

ka-ka Kudlow just didn't say what kind and for whom

Mtl JP  20:42:13 GMT - 06/10/2019  
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Pompeo: 45 days to see if U.S.-Mexico border deal is working
- The Washington Times - Monday, June 10, 2019

“We will evaluate this literally daily,” the secretary said,

calling the declaration “a significant win.”

Mtl JP  16:55:39 GMT - 06/10/2019  
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The next time the economy tanks, the Fed should give people, not banks, free money

By Peter Morici

reviewing strategies and tools. Perhaps it should consider some radical options — such as letting ordinary individuals establish accounts at the central bank and injecting “helicopter money” into each of those consumer accounts when the central bank determines the economy needs a boost.

Mtl JP  14:20:30 GMT - 06/10/2019  
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The market is terrible at predicting Federal Reserve interest-rate moves, chart shows

By Mark DeCambre

Stock markets and other financial gauges aren’t great at predicting Fed rate moves

Mtl JP  12:56:01 GMT - 06/10/2019  
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08:53 Trump: If Xi doesn't go to G-20, China tariffs will go into effect
- MarketWatch
08:48 Trump says Federal Reserve hasn't listened to him
- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  12:49:20 GMT - 06/10/2019  
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08:39 Trump says China deal will 'work out' because of tariffs
- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  10:32:05 GMT - 06/10/2019  
rtrs - "Vietnam has said it will crack down on goods of Chinese origin illegally relabeled "Made in Vietnam" by exporters seeking to avoid U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports."
and President Trump is still planning to entertain China's Xi (c 03:40 link)

Mtl JP  03:40:02 GMT - 06/10/2019  
never mind ccy manipulation vs ccy intervention
the “next important meeting”

according to munchkin

Mtl JP  03:18:21 GMT - 06/10/2019  
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...“Global growth appears to be stabilizing and is generally projected to pick up moderately later this year and into 2020,” the G20 finance leaders said in a communique issued as the meetings in Fukuoka closed.

“However, growth remains low and risks remain tilted to the downside. Most importantly, trade and geopolitical tensions have intensified. We will continue to address these risks and stand ready to take further action.” -- hahahaha, of course they stand ready to take further action ... whatever that may be


Mtl JP  21:27:24 GMT - 06/09/2019  
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another way of putting Tim Mullaney's Opinion might be that
President Trump has got Jerome and his gang where he wants:
their collective balls in his hand

Opinion: The Fed must cut rates to protect the economy from Trump By Tim Mullaney

Mtl JP  17:50:27 GMT - 06/09/2019  
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Boris: “I think our friends and partners need to understand that the money is going to be retained until such time as we have greater clarity about the way forward.” “In getting a good deal, money is a great solvent and a great lubricant.”

Macron: “Not honouring your payment obligations is a failure of international commitments equivalent to a sovereign debt default, whose consequences are well known,”

(ps Boris is not yet the PM and may not be)

RTRS - Johnson baulks at Brexit cost as leadership race hots up

dc CB  06:04:31 GMT - 06/09/2019  
link to Sven via ZeroHedge
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 17:30
Authored by Sven Henrich via

"Rescued"... Again!

Mtl JP  01:43:04 GMT - 06/09/2019  
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It’s game over for the Fed as the central bank’s credibility crumbles

Federal Reserve has failed to normalize its policy over the past 10 years, and now it’s standing by to create even more easy money
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is seeking “to extend the business cycle.” Since when is that the primary purpose of the Fed?

Mtl JP  01:27:49 GMT - 06/09/2019  
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according to Nick Timiraos in wsj
Fed Begins Debate on Whether to Cut Rate as Soon as June
Trade tensions darken economic outlook, raising possibility of interest-rate cut in weeks or months ahead

and apparently

Federal Reserve officials are beginning preparations for a June policy meeting with difficult choices to deliberate.

Mtl JP  22:17:20 GMT - 06/08/2019  
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A version on Mushroom Farming
(keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em sh!t)
from The Economist:

Evolutionary road
The Federal Reserve is reviewing its monetary-policy framework
It is trying to manage expectations

Jun 6th 2019 - CHICAGO
“Most of america thinks the Federal Reserve is a national forest.” That reminder that the general public has little idea what a central banker does was offered by an incumbent governor of the Federal Reserve to Alan Blinder when he joined in 1994. He passed it on 25 years later, on June 4th, to a star-studded group of economists and policymakers gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to discuss the Fed’s first public review of its framework.

The review is a year-long exploration of how the Fed should adapt to trying economic times. It typically slashes interest rates by around five percentage points in a recession. But chronically low rates mean that it now has less than half of that room for manoeuvre. The Fed is seeking to answer three questions. Should it update its forward-looking inflation target to consider past inflation too? Should its toolkit be expanded? And could it communicate and implement its policies better?

What connects all three is the difficulty of managing expectations. At the effective lower bound, where interest rates are at or very near to zero, the Fed cannot simply slash short-term rates. It must either try other sorts of interventions in financial markets—or make promises and hope they are believed. In theoretical models, such expectation management can be extraordinarily powerful. If the Fed can convince consumers that it will maintain loose monetary policy, they may open their wallets, thereby helping to end the slump.

Lars Svensson of the Stockholm School of Economics argued for an average inflation target, on the grounds that it could move inflation expectations in the right direction when interest rates hit the lower bound and would be relatively easy to communicate. It could also allow the Fed to rely less on big financial interventions such as quantitative easing, which other speakers warned could mean risks to financial stability building up.

A move in that direction seems possible. But it seems unlikely that the Fed will eventually decide that a radical rethink is needed. In part, that is because of mounting evidence that its tools did not perform so badly last time round. Janice Eberly of Northwestern University, James Stock of Harvard University and Jonathan Wright of Johns Hopkins University argued that from 2012 the Fed’s actions contributed meaningfully to the recovery, and indeed could be implemented even more aggressively to speed up future recoveries. And Eric Sims and Jing Cynthia Wu of the University of Notre Dame argued that there is more scope to replace conventional policy with quantitative easing than with either forward guidance or negative interest rates.

Jerome Powell, the Fed’s chairman, emphasised that he was coming to the review with an open mind. But he also said that in the depths of the crisis policymakers had “major questions” about whether promising good times ahead “would really have moved the hearts, minds, and pocketbooks of the public”.

That doubt is scary for central bankers, whose power comes from their credibility. Perhaps in the current calm the public could be readied for a recession-busting exercise in persuasion. But however earnestly a Fed governor pledges to boost inflation in slumps, a successor may tighten if inflation surges. It is therefore reasonable to doubt that the Fed can keep its promises. The danger for central bankers is that they try to manage expectations, fail—and leave their credibility in tatters.

This article appeared in the Finance and economics section of the print edition under the headline "Evolutionary road"

Mtl JP  20:53:39 GMT - 06/08/2019  
according to David Reid and Holly Ellyatt at cnbc

"Chinese President Xi Jinping told an audience at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday that the U.S. isn’t interested in disconnecting with China and that President Donald Trump is his friend."

“It’s hard to imagine a complete break of the United States from China or of China from the United States. We are not interested in this, and our American partners are not interested in this. President Trump is my friend and I am convinced he is also not interested in this,” Xi said in Chinese, interpreted into Russian and then translated into English by Reuters.

Mtl JP  11:37:13 GMT - 06/08/2019  
"el presidente más cool del mundo"

Meet the president taking Twitter use to new levels

Mtl JP  10:04:35 GMT - 06/08/2019  
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Brexit: Boris Johnson £350m claim case thrown out by judges - bbc

dc CB  20:21:39 GMT - 06/07/2019  
Good summer Read

Surprise, Kill, Vanish

dc CB  20:12:42 GMT - 06/07/2019  
Corn looks popped for now.

Corn - COT

Livingston nh  19:54:58 GMT - 06/07/2019  
"In April, consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5-1/4 percent. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 8 percent, while nonrevolving credit increased at an annual rate of 4-1/4 percent." the surge came after a very slow (-2.3%) credit card expansion in March - the rate of annual flow in APRIL was 5x higher than the Q1 level

In 11 eleven days the market is pricing a 1 in 3 chance of a rate CUT -- the Fed always PANICs BUT that kind of a move in this environment would be a thing of wonder -- Fire extinguishers needed for Hair on Fire

Mtl JP  18:40:03 GMT - 06/07/2019  
winners and losers
WSJ - Trump, Fed Chief Powell Spoke by Phone on April 11
Mr. Trump has been a vocal critic of the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates last year—and administration officials have called for a rate cut

By Nick Timiraos
June 7, 2019 2:18 p.m. ET

President Donald Trump spoke with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell by phone on April 11, according to a disclosure by the central bank on Friday.

Mtl JP  09:25:59 GMT - 06/07/2019  
winners and losers
How to Prepare Your Portfolio for Falling Interest Rates

curtesy Barron's

Mtl JP  07:55:38 GMT - 06/05/2019  
winners and losers (and "nice dinner")
JUNE 4, 2019 - Reuters
Mnuchin to meet with Chinese central banker at G20 gathering

(Osaka security preps)

Mnuchin also will hold bilateral meetings with Aso, Mario Draghi, Olaf Scholz, Bruno Le Maire, Giovanni Tria, Hong Nam-Ki, Josh Frydenberg, Bill Morneau, Gurria

Mtl JP  09:45:14 GMT - 06/03/2019  
winners and losers

What the Dow’s breaking its 200-day moving average really means for your stocks

Dillon AL  02:27:36 GMT - 06/03/2019  
Logistically 10 days is not enough time

Mtl JP  01:38:33 GMT - 06/03/2019  
winners and losers
bloomberg 5 hours ago
- Wing components on as many as 312 of Boeing Co.’s 737 family of aircraft, including some of the grounded 737 Max, are prone to cracking and must be repaired within 10 days.

341.61 USD −8.26 (2.36%)

dc CB  21:25:04 GMT - 06/02/2019  
At 3pmET, it appears that Google Cloud (affecting Gmail, YouTube, SnapChat, Instagram, and Facebook among others) mysteriously (and almost unprecedently) went offline.

Google Cloud Status Dashboard

This page provides status information on the services that are part of Google Cloud Platform. Check back here to view the current status of the services listed below. If you are experiencing an issue not listed here, please contact Support. Learn more about what's posted on the dashboard in this FAQ. For additional information on these services, please visit

Google Compute Engine Incident #19003 We are experiencing a multi-region issue with Google Compute Engine

Did The Government Just Test The Internet Kill Switch?

Mtl JP  12:21:12 GMT - 06/02/2019  
winners and losers
June 1 = first day of 25% tariff on made-in-china - mainly basic household - crap.

Xi and company - in an act of defiance, rebellion and manifest display of "not getting it" - slapped higher tariffs on $60 billion of US imports.

dc CB  05:14:20 GMT - 06/02/2019  
The Apprentice - THE WHTEHOUSE - Season 3 "Dueliing Realities"

The Game of Life (a board game 'early 60s)

dc CB  03:49:32 GMT - 06/02/2019  
WTF happened??
Truffaut, Belmondo, Bardot, Django, Grappelli..........

The 1971 Citroen!!!

Oh my poor poor Macroon

dc CB  20:17:17 GMT - 05/31/2019  
apparently not a joke twitter accnt

Not The Onion

Mtl JP  08:30:06 GMT - 05/31/2019  
winners and losers
cultural difference reporting
scandal OR setting example ?

Top North Korean officials executed after failed summit with Trump: report (western type headline)

Kim Jong-un 'Brutally Purged Officials' After Failed Summit (ASEAN type headline)

Mtl JP  11:59:19 GMT - 05/27/2019  
winners and losers
Odds of re-testing powell put slowly increasing.
I am biased. Your own diligence a must.

Mtl JP  10:26:03 GMT - 05/27/2019  
winners and losers
LMT $338.78

Japan to buy 105 F-35 US stealth warplanes: Trump - AFP

Dillon AL  00:34:51 GMT - 05/22/2019  

Mtl JP  00:24:15 GMT - 05/22/2019  
Al r u suggesting the FED is not a progressive democratic gang ?

Dillon AL  21:38:35 GMT - 05/21/2019  
Press for a change in how it sets rates....hhhmm.
good luck with that one
Perhaps I could direct her to the following link which may be informative for her


Mtl JP  20:49:55 GMT - 05/21/2019  
Potential Fed Nominee Would Seek Shake-Up of Interest-Rate Policy -wsj

WASHINGTON—Economist Judy Shelton, a potential nominee to the Federal Reserve, said in an interview that she would bring a “different perspective” to the central bank and press for a change in how it sets interest rates.

Livingston nh  19:45:25 GMT - 05/21/2019  
The Aussie couldn't squeeze two good days out of the election - this morning's idiot move in the Pound couldn't survive even 24 hours - the EUR faces the same fate on Monday's open unless the market frontruns the results on Friday
The ultimate fate of a currency is always dependent on the politics behind it

Mtl JP  19:19:39 GMT - 05/21/2019  
Overnite, these "winners" will yak:
03:30 NYT Draghi
04:30 NYT Visco
05:30 NYT Praet

Weekly schedule of public speaking engagements and other activities

Mtl JP  19:11:25 GMT - 05/21/2019  
Winners and Losers
The European elections will be held between May 23 and 26

Wanna be long EURO ?

Mtl JP  16:37:38 GMT - 05/13/2019  
winners ans losers
typically lefties scream about the cost of education
and typically ignore the cost of ignorance

Here is a good example:
Facing pressure on one-day shipping, Amazon offers its workers $10K to quit their jobs — and start their own delivery services - MarketWatch

better to cut exposure to fulltime employee albatross for 10K finite cost
and let the peasant take on all risk and obligations

Mtl JP  17:02:43 GMT - 05/11/2019  
winners and losers
are u living in the past ?

are you ?

Mtl JP  06:55:45 GMT - 05/10/2019  
winners and losers
U.S. stock futures ease as higher tariffs on China imports kick in
Beijing vows retaliation as talks set to continue in Washington on Friday

The tariff hikes reportedly won’t hit goods that have already left Chinese ports before Friday’s deadline, so they won’t start taking affect until those shipments complete the three- to four-week voyage across the Pacific Ocean, in effect buying negotiators a little time to still work out a deal.

haifa ac  06:01:52 GMT - 05/08/2019  
"Fake NUZ?

Forget Trump. The Issue of FAKE NEWS is going to be part of the coming war in this world--INFOWAR!!!
AI has turned it into one ugly situation. YOU CANNOT TRUST ANY NEWS YOU HEAR OR SEE!!!!!!!

'Deep fake' videos that can make anyone say anything worry U.S. intelligence agencies
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A video of a seemingly real news anchor, reading a patently false script saying things like the "subways always run on time" and "New York City pizza is definitely not as good as Chicago" gives a whole new meaning to the term fake news.

But that fake news anchor is a real example of a fascinating new technology with frightening potential uses.......

They are getting so good in creating false images, dubbed voices, fake images and algorithm activated clips--that sooner or later we will lose all trust in news services, data vendors, talking heads and whatnot.
Those DATA HOARDERS are the current BIG BROTHER.

dc CB  05:02:08 GMT - 05/08/2019  
and you know by now, Who gets really hurt in those Divorce proceedings. The Kids (ya that be U and Me)

dc CB  04:57:09 GMT - 05/08/2019  
COUGH, CoUgH---Divorce Court--- Lobby full of HiPriced Lawyers
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:56 PM

Washington Post has assigned 20 reporters to look into every aspect of Donald Trump's past as the presumptive GOP nominee seeks to become the next president of the United States, famed Post associate editor, Bob Woodward, said Wednesday.

"There's a lot we don't know," Woodward told the National Association of Realtors convention, according to The Washington Examiner. "We have 20 people working on Trump, we're going to do a book, we're doing articles about every phase of his life."

Woodward himself is looking into Trump's real estate deals, he said, saying that "The New York real estate world is more complex than the CIA."

Woodward said Jeff Bezos, the Post's publisher and a Democratic Party donor, has urged the paper to cover all of the candidates thoroughly.
"He said, 'Look, the job at The Washington Post has to be tell us everything about who the eventual nominee will be in both parties, 15-part, 16-part series, 20-part series, we want to look at every part of their lives and we're never going get the whole story of course but we can get the best attainable,'" Woodward said.

dc CB  03:27:01 GMT - 05/08/2019  
dc CB 01:03 GMT May 7, 2019
accurate view of the USA Today???
The two Americas have turned a formerly workable political system into a divorce court .

My Lawyer got HIS tax returns from 20 years ago.

F#^kn [email protected] Lost Money!!!
Sooooooo, THEN he then tells me, I can't get him to cough up a Cool Billion, 'cauz the IRS "certified" the Loss.
(pleads the wife)...

Fake NUZ?

Mtl JP  16:07:32 GMT - 05/07/2019  
winners and losers
That analyst: Fundstrat Global Advisors analyst Thomas Lee

Mtl JP  16:05:39 GMT - 05/07/2019  
winners and losers
Stock-market strategist says Wall Street should shake off Trump trade anxieties and ‘buy this dip’ - MarketWatch

haifa ac  14:12:40 GMT - 05/07/2019  
to repeat CB's reference:

"Buying all those cheap toaster-ovens, patio loungers, sneakers, sheet-rock screws, alarm clocks, croquet mallets… well, you name it, naturally made it uneconomical for America to make the same stuff, with all our silly-ass sentimental attachment to union wages, eight-hour workdays, and pollution regs, so we just steadily let the lights go out and the roofs fall in, and ramped up the “financialized” economy, with Wall Street parlaying Federal Reserve largess into an alternative universe of Three-Card-Monte scams using multilayered derivatives of promises to repay loans (that have poor prospects of ever being paid back)."......

Mtl JP  13:49:32 GMT - 05/07/2019  
Winners and Losers (feel free to pick a side)
IMF's Lagarde: It Is Imperative to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Tensions - nytimes, 5 hours ago

IMF’s Lagarde: US-China trade tensions are threat to global economy
- irishtimes

According to lagarde “rumors and tweets” are not conducive to an agreement and - again -according to lagarde, it’s vital for the parties to eliminate the current uncertainty over the issue, and move to “adoption of a clear legal and regulatory framework”

dc CB  01:03:38 GMT - 05/07/2019  
accurate view of the USA Today???
The outcome of that was two Americas: the hipsterocracy of the coastal elites and the suicidal deplorables of Flyoverland. The hipsterocracy sustains itself on the manufactured hallucinations of the holographic economy — that is, on the production of images, TV psychodramas, news media narratives, status competitions, public relations campaigns, law firm machinations, awards ceremonies, and other signaling systems to maintain the illusion that the financialized economy has everything under control as we transform into a nirvana of ultra high tech pleasure-seeking and endless leisure.

Meanwhile, out in Flyoverland, the holograms aren’t selling so well anymore. Nobody has the scratch to pay for them, not even those indentured to the neo-feudal empires of WalMart and Amazon. The children keep coming, though it’s nearly impossible for a man to support them, and increasingly the fathers just take themselves out of the picture. The women ferment in single-parent hopelessness. The children turn more feral by each generation. All remaining economic opportunity is diverted back into the leveraged buy-out mills of the Coastal Elsewhere. Even growing food out of the land was long ago converted into an Agri-Biz hustle based on practices with no future. And now the spring weather is drowning out that hustle and driving the corporatized farms into bankruptcy.

The two Americas have turned a formerly workable political system into a divorce court


Mtl JP  11:49:54 GMT - 05/06/2019  
winners and losers (Feel free to pick a side)
It will be a disaster for all of humanity if China and US descend into a clash of civilizations Published: 2019/5/5 23:11:34

Mtl JP  11:28:44 GMT - 05/06/2019  
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump

The United States has been losing, for many years, 600 to 800 Billion Dollars a year on Trade. With China we lose 500 Billion Dollars. Sorry, we’re not going to be doing that anymore!

4:08 AM - 6 May 2019

Mtl JP  09:06:29 GMT - 05/06/2019  
(early) winners and losers
China stocks drop 5.5%, leading Asia markets lower as U.S.-China trade deal appears in jeopardy
- MarketWatch

dc CB  01:16:04 GMT - 05/06/2019  
Re: Odds on the Race. lol

Sat May 4, 2019.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country House was declared the winner.

Country House finished second in the slop before an objection was raised, causing a lengthy delay while stewards repeatedly reviewed several angles of video footage, before he was elevated into the winner’s circle.

The stunning outcome gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first Derby victory at age 65.

“It feels pretty darn good,” Mott said. “It was an odd way to do it and we hate to back into any of these things. We’ll just have to prove ourselves in the future.”

Jockey Flavien Prat, who originated the claim of foul, also won his first Derby.
“I’m kind of speechless right now,” Prat said, letting out a long sigh.

Country House paid $132.40 to win — the second-highest payout in Derby history.

It was a crushing turn of events for Maximum Security trainer Jason Servis and jockey Luis Saez, who already had begun celebrating what they thought were their first Derby victories.

Mtl JP  01:04:04 GMT - 05/06/2019  
winners and losers
U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East in warning to Iran -Bolton
by Reuters, Monday, 6 May 2019 00:58 GMT

dc CB  22:32:33 GMT - 05/05/2019  
The apocryphal story about how Edward Bernays launched his career: When approached by a food company that couldn't understand why their "instant cake mix" wasn't flying off the shelves, Bernays told them that because there was no longer any work involved in baking a cake for the family, housewives self-worth was diminished - cake in a box Wife no longer needed.
His Solution: change the directions on the box - Add One Egg.
Self-Worth restored, the product flew off the shelves.

In the US we Vote every couple of years for "rulers". But we actually "vote" several times a week, where it really counts: Whenever we Spend money on a product---like FOOD. You know what they say about FOOD - Eat It OR Die.
So given the examples: pound = 12oz, half-gal = 52oz, there have been no questions asked Ever by significant numbers of these weekly-voters as to Why shud they put up with this.
150million or so adults in the US just accept it.
Engineered consent --- see Missey May(let's just add an egg) and BREXIT

Century of the Self 4 Pt series-

dc CB  22:30:24 GMT - 05/05/2019  
The apocryphal story about how Edward Bernays launched his career: When approached by a food company that couldn't understand why their "instant cake mix" wasn't flying off the shelves, Bernays told them that because there was no longer any work involved in baking a cake for the family, housewives self-worth was diminished - cake in a box Wife no longer needed.
His Solution: change the directions on the box - Add One Egg.
Self-Worth restored, the product flew off the shelves.

In the US we Vote every couple of years for "rulers". But we actually "vote" several times a week, where it really counts: Whenever we Spend money on a product---like FOOD. You know what they say about FOOD - Eat It OR Die.
So given the examples: pound = 12oz, half-gal = 52oz, there have been no questions asked Ever by significant numbers of these weekly-voters as to Why shud they put up with this.
150million or so adults in the US just accept it.

Livingston nh  21:10:32 GMT - 05/05/2019  
The Electors could lose the vote -- the States can set standards but some conditions are out of bounds

Dillon AL  21:10:29 GMT - 05/05/2019  
possession is 9/10ths

dc CB  21:01:41 GMT - 05/05/2019  
As US stocks have powered to fresh all-time highs, the health-care sector has emerged as a pariah for investors, as burgeoning support for 'Medicare for All' among the Democratic contenders for 2020 - part of an overall shift to the far-left for the party as a whole - has caused panic to set it.
All it took was a few formerly moderate candidates like Kamala Harris to follow Sanders' lead and embrace Medicare for All, and holders of managed-care stocks were stuck with a $300 billion loss.

Bottom line: When President Trump warned ahead of the midterms that if Americans want to see the market and economy tank, they should vote Democrat, he was - once again - right. What's worse: At this point, progressive Democrats wouldn't even need to win to crash the market. They would only need to poll high enough to give investors a real scare.


How Democrats Plan To Destroy The Market

dc CB  20:20:08 GMT - 05/05/2019  
Mtl JP 14:28 GMT May 5, 2019
Who will be the 2020 Democratic nominee?
If they can't win on ideas, they will change the rules.

In a broadside against President Donald Trump and the United States Constitution, Democrats in California’s Senate have passed new qualifications on who may run for president in that state.

The new law forbids the California secretary of state from printing a candidate’s name on the ballot if the required tax returns have not been supplied. The candidate may still run though, and people may still vote for them – by write-in ballot – in a laughable sop to sticklers for the right to vote and run for office, consistent with the Constitution.

Is this rule constitutional? Aside from any jurist on the Ninth Circus, the answer is no.

California Ready To Ban Trump From 2020 Election

Mtl JP  14:28:26 GMT - 05/05/2019  
winners and losers
Who will be the 2020 Democratic nominee?

Here’s how the odds have changed over the last month

Mtl JP  14:18:29 GMT - 05/04/2019  
winners and losers
Brexit Party continues to surge

in the polls for the European elections as Change UK fall behind Lib Dems

dc CB  00:16:15 GMT - 05/03/2019  
At his press conference today, the Federal Reserve’s Chair (no more “man”) reiterated his new redline. Inflation is down again, unexpectedly, but it will surely pop right back up. What’s holding it back are some new “transitory” factors (mentioning airline tickets and financial services) that have, unexpectedly, replaced the old set of transitory factors.

You may have noticed how there has been an almost continuous string of transitory factors that strung together add up to this persisting undershoot. Powell even had the nerve to use a form of that very word...

by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners

Livingston nh  23:37:35 GMT - 05/02/2019  
I can't find any REASON for the Fed to maintain the CURRENT position re: reserves or rates -- the idea of 2% inflation when the 2 yr is in negative yield already is bizarre

Livingston nh  21:08:17 GMT - 05/02/2019  
jp - MUG's GAME = 280K on jobs would spook / I "expect" based on the GOAT entrails (yeah that goat) 225K

Fed not concerned about employment only inflation (HIGHER? - careful what you wish for)

Livingston nh  20:55:19 GMT - 05/02/2019  
jp - April is a month of large PLUG FACTOR jobs - I took this from yesterday's ISM " Retention issues and sourcing of skilled and professional labor were noted by respondents as continuing drags on production performance," says Fiore"

today's unemployment figs show some elevation from lows - this happens late as people feel more confident about job availability - unemployment rate may rise (Yellen's JOLTS becomes more important)// the much touted out of the workforce folks may be drifting back in - a rise in the working population could boost unemployment

re: wages and inflation -- inflation is creeping in thru price hikes and a change in the nature of consumer spending (service as opposed to goods) -- BLS goes out of its way to stress the CPI is not a "cost of living" index - but it is cost of living that drives wages DEMAND // inflation comes in different flavors depending on the source

re: loans - life style maintenance vs investment -- lot of folks borrowing to get kids thru college (bad investment and bad life style maintenance) - even your mortgage albatross is a better deal

Mtl JP  17:48:47 GMT - 05/02/2019  
more folks working -> more demand for loans -> free market hike rates

higher free market rates = wsj worry = President Trump pissed

also that "inflation" naggin' thinggie
more folks with jobs = more income = more demand for thinggies = higher prices (i.e "inflation")

200 - 250 - 275 ... more ??
at which level would wst crap its pants ?

Mtl JP  17:35:31 GMT - 05/02/2019  
woo-hoo, just looked at tom's calendar
12:30 AA US Unemployment % 3.80% 3.80%
12:30 AA US Payrolls 181 196

Livingston nh ------ WHAT IF
the jobs come in hotter - much hotter - than the 181K ?

Will powells "stress/ing that he saw “no strong case” for expecting the FED's next move to be a rate cut. be seen in a different light ?
Should it ?

Mtl JP  17:14:34 GMT - 05/02/2019  
winners and losers
Steve Moore, a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person, has decided to withdraw from the Fed process. - tweeted Pres Trump short while ago


next up: Judy Shelton ?

dc CB  00:13:01 GMT - 04/29/2019  
Time to put your eye on the US Ag futures MarkITs.
Recall that these are the markets that the COT was originally designed. Corn, Soybeans, SoyBean Oil, Live Cattle, Chicago Wheat, Kansas Wheat(hard Red Winter), Spring Wheat.

Contract Lows in many last week and planting has yet to get going.

dc CB  23:38:23 GMT - 04/28/2019  
Easy when the "last mile" already cost less than other business must pay.

Free One Day Delivery

Mtl JP  23:15:35 GMT - 04/28/2019  
dc CB even a syphilitic, toothless, blind in one eye, hunchbacked and bowlegged whore will get business

IF the price is right (low) enough

dc CB  20:23:19 GMT - 04/28/2019  
Mtl JP 17:25 GMT April 27, 2019
But the title of “greatest” can only be bestowed upon one name.
AMZN: "put them all Out Of Business" (Bezos Mantra)
In what is being called a "nightmare come true" for freight brokers and carriers, Amazon did what it traditionally does every time it enters a new market, and took its own digital freight brokerage platform live while undercutting prevailing market prices by 26% to 33% in the latest deflationary race to the pricing bottom in order to grab market share, according to FreightWaves.

Late last week, Morgan Stanley equities analyst Brian Nowak had predicted this was going to happen, stating: “We see AMZN’s 1-day Prime shipping raising consumer expectations and increasing the cost to compete in e-commerce. Over the long term, we also see this as a Trojan horse for Amazon to grow its next disruptive business… a third party logistics network.”

"Nightmare Come True": Amazon Launches Freight Brokerage, Slashes Prices By 30%

Mtl JP  17:25:55 GMT - 04/27/2019  
Winners and Losers
It’s “MAGA,” for the markets.

Microsoft, Amazon, Google-parent Alphabet and Apple are soaring this year, making up a combined market value of nearly $4 trillion. That exceeds the combined value of half of the S&P 500 companies. - cnbc

But the title of “greatest” can only be bestowed upon one name.

Mtl JP  21:55:22 GMT - 04/24/2019  
winners and losers
Biden at 27%
Bernie at 20%
the rest .... baaahh
but subject to change

Mtl JP  20:44:24 GMT - 04/24/2019  
winners and losers

soldmany gaffs caliber one

Mtl JP  19:22:24 GMT - 04/23/2019  
winners and losers
this did not take long:

JP 17:27 GMT April 22, 2019
Monday Trading Agenda: Reply
"The goal remains simply: To deprive the outlaw regime of the funds that it has used to destabilise the Middle East for decades and incentivise Iran to behave like a normal country," Pompeo said.

The b/s from Pompeous is cover for the Saudi need to see their crap selling for $80+. As is usual, it is the peasants that end up paying:

Lockheed Martin stock price target raised to $380 from $347 at Vertical Research - MarketWatch


Lockheed Martin raises 2019 profit, shares rise

Mtl JP  17:58:05 GMT - 04/23/2019  
winners and loser
some have moral fiber and eat humble pie:

‘I did not expect us to be at all-time highs by April’, says Morgan Stanley’s Wilson as stock market pops

star Morgan Stanley strategist

Mtl JP  17:14:00 GMT - 04/23/2019  
winners and losers
The S&P 500 Beat Its All-Time Closing High
- Barron's Online

S&P 500, Nasdaq test record territory; Dow nears all-time high on Coke, United Tech earnings
- MarketWatch

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
@realDonaldTrump :

The Wall is being rapidly built! The Economy is GREAT! Our Country is Respected again!

“Harley Davidson has struggled with Tariffs with the EU, currently paying 31%. They’ve had to move production overseas to try and offset some of that Tariff that they’ve been hit with which will rise to 66% in June of 2021.” @MariaBartiromo So unfair to U.S. We will Reciprocate!

In the “old days” if you were President and you had a good economy, you were basically immune from criticism. Remember, “It’s the economy stupid.” Today I have, as President, perhaps the greatest economy in history...and to the Mainstream Media, it means NOTHING. But it will!

Mtl JP  16:37:12 GMT - 04/22/2019  
winners and losers
herman is a gold bug and hard money advocate

Donald J. Trump

Verified account

19m19 minutes ago
My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. I will respect his wishes. Herman is a great American who truly loves our Country!

too bad !

Andorra la Vella 10:45:58 GMT - 04/21/2019  
Wise words! I concur.

Livingston nh  00:40:15 GMT - 04/21/2019  
The Way Back Machine reminds me that "we are running out of oil" - Peak Oil -- it also reminds me that the Glaciers were coming -- Y2K was the bane of the turn of the Century -- How many times did Bird Flu decimate the population (some folks who believe in Climate Change think vaccination is a PLOT)

If the Governments didn't fund the Silly Science espoused by the Chicken Little Institute of Dubious Science the Older Wiser and Better People would need to play elsewhere

I wonder if these Carney's ever read any science in their lives - the children have always run in the streets when the "Sky is Falling" but eventually grow out of it --- Adults should not adopt the ideas of children

Dillon AL  00:04:50 GMT - 04/21/2019  
When I read below rubbish like

US$90 trillion

in global capital is being put to work that takes into account environmental, social and governance factors.

I then tune straight out and they lose my interest
Global GDP is ONLY 88 trillion
2. What does social and governance factors actually mean

Mtl JP  19:39:10 GMT - 04/20/2019  
winners and losers
from two leading cretins leading the cretins pack:

‘Massive reallocation of capital’ needed to address climate change, warns Bank of England governor Mark Carney - APRIL 18, 2019
The Network for Greening the Financial System recommended that central banks and financial regulators take immediate steps to assess the broad risks to the financial sector from climate change.


The global financial sector is going to have to engineer a “massive reallocation of capital” in order to meet the challenges of climate change, and industries and companies that fail to adjust will die, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France, warn in an open letter.

The two central bankers released a report this week that called for greater government oversight over mounting climate-related risks that could threaten the stability of the financial system. The report was issued Wednesday by the Network for Greening the Financial System, a group of more than 30 central banks and financial regulators that includes the Bank of Canada, which endorsed the report on Thursday.

In the letter posted on the Bank of England and Bank of France websites, the two governors say the world is already experiencing “enormous human and financial costs” from climate change, and will be compelled to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically in the coming three decades.

“This requires a massive reallocation of capital,” they wrote. “If some companies and industries fail to adjust to this new world, they will fail to exist.”

The Network for Greening the Financial System recommended that central banks and financial regulators take immediate steps to assess the broad risks to the financial sector from climate change, include the destruction of property from severe weather events and the impact on firms, their lenders and their investors from a transition to a lower-carbon economy.

The Bank of Canada announced last month that it joined the global network and will be undertaking research on the climate-related risks to the broader economy and the financial sector specifically. The Bank of Canada agrees with the recommendations in the network report, spokeswoman Louise Egan said Thursday. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said recently the bank is most concerned about exposure of banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions "to assets that may be negatively impacted by climate change trends.”

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) – which regulates banks and insurance companies – is anticipating a report from an international task force on climate-related financial disclosure and will work with the federal government to respond to its recommendations, spokeswoman Annik Faucher said. “Generally, as with all risks, OSFI expects financial institutions to review their climate risk exposures, and institutions can take steps in regard to climate change that are in line with their risk appetite and corporate culture,” Ms. Faucher said in an e-mail Thursday.

The warning from Mr. Carney and Mr. Villeroy de Galhau comes as Canadians face a pitched political battle between federal and provincial governments over climate change and the policies needed to meet the country’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Jason Kenney, Alberta’s premier-designate, plans to scrap that province’s carbon tax on consumers, ease the levy on large industrial emitters in the oil sands, and remove a cap on future oil sands emissions put in place by the former NDP government. In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford has launched a multimillion-dollar campaign, including radio ads and a court challenge, to oppose the federal carbon tax, and rolled back more ambitious emissions-reduction targets of the province’s former Liberal government.

Jackie Forrest, vice-president at ARC Energy Institute, said as much as US$90-trillion in global capital is being put to work that takes into account environmental, social and governance factors. “It’s becoming a very significant amount of capital that is investing with ESG principles in mind,” she said.

Ms. Forrest said those companies that have already cut emissions are likely to extend those efforts regardless of government policies. “I generally think that, because of investor pressure, you’re going to continue to see companies want to reduce their carbon footprint,” she said.

Travis Wood, analyst at National Bank Financial in Calgary, said the industry has made progress in reducing the energy required to pump oil sands crude, lowering per-barrel emissions and compliance costs tied to provincial climate policies set by the previous NDP government.

“The bigger risk is what it looks like on these issues externally,” he said. Large institutional investors face pressure to stress-test holdings for climate risks. Some have divested from oil indiscriminately. The industry could face further pressure should Alberta substantially weaken regulations. “I think it might be a step backwards,” he said.


Open letter on climate-related financial risks

Open letter from the Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney, Governor of Banque de France François Villeroy de Galhau and Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial Services Frank Elderson.

Mtl JP  20:02:27 GMT - 04/19/2019  
winners and losers
'Gold is the money of kings,
silver is the money of gentlemen,
barter is the money of peasants –
but debt is the money of slaves.'

Money & Wealth in the New Millennium:A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order Paperback – Feb 28 2002, by Norm Franz

dc CB  18:58:27 GMT - 04/16/2019  
“Steven Moore is in the process we support him,” Kudlow said. “We support Herman Cain. We will just let things play out in the vetting.”

(ZeroHedge opinion:)
Considering that Trump's sole motivation behind the appointment of the two candidates is to stack the Fed board with dovish puppets, we reiterate our proposal that Trump nominate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez for the Fed board...

If Trump is smart he will nominate AOC for Fed chair
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 22, 2019

... a move which will achieve two goals: first, MMT will be tried - unsuccessfully - in the next 2-4 years, resulting in soaring asset prices, hyperinflation and the collapse of the reserve currency, and second and more important, lead to the eventual and long overdue end of the Federal Reserve, which will at that point become the laughing stock of central banks around the board. Considering that Trump's core campaign promise was to "clear out the DC Swamp", we believes that he should seriously consider our suggestion.

Seats on the FED Board

Mtl JP  18:03:07 GMT - 04/16/2019  
Winners and Losers
‘Trump is a model for extravagant living and big spending. All these things are boosting of the stock market.’ - Yale professor and Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller

Mtl JP  23:13:58 GMT - 04/15/2019  
winners and losers
after evans earlier yak comes
Fed's voter Rosengren at top of hour
with his "guidance" about
the economy and monetary policy
In the meantime here are arguing peasants

Peter Boockvar and CNBC's Rick Santelli discuss monetary policy and economic growth.
Perpetual easing is no longer accommodative.

dc CB  00:01:29 GMT - 04/15/2019  
Justin's buds?

Tycoon’s Son Buys $3.8 Million Bugatti In Vancouver With Dad’s Credit Card, Complains About Taxes

Mtl JP  23:22:18 GMT - 04/14/2019  
The comical pretentiousness by the collective of PhD cretins is reflected in Bloomberg's headline trumpeting
Global Finance Chiefs Prepared to ‘Act Promptly’ on Growth

proclaiming their preparedness and readiness

"To protect the expansion, we will continue to mitigate risks, enhance resilience, and, if necessary, act promptly to shore up growth for the benefit of all,”

Mtl JP  22:58:10 GMT - 04/14/2019  
winners and losers
Communiqué of the Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the IMFC
Chaired by Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank

April 13, 2019

Global outlook and policy priorities

The global expansion continues, but at a slower pace than anticipated in October. Growth is projected to firm up in 2020, but

risks remain tilted to the downside.

dc CB  21:38:31 GMT - 04/14/2019  
Then again, Bernanke and other central bankers claim that their low interest rate policies have preserved the world from an economic depression. What’s your conclusion when you look back on the last decade since the financial crisis?

Jim Grant:
I’m of the view that the world-wide suppression of interest rates over the past ten years has been not only inadvisable but, on moral grounds, something very near to a crime.

James Grant, editor of the renowned investment newsletter «Grant’s Interest Rate Observer»,

dc CB  21:31:54 GMT - 04/14/2019  
the Green Jacket and the Trophy


dc CB  21:19:51 GMT - 04/14/2019  
Good News for the Sport of Golf. Or rather for the Press that covers Golf and the seller of "golf stuff" going forward in 2019.
(add 0.001 to the GDP)

Tiger Woods won the Masters. Heeeeeeee's Baaaaaack.... on the Front Page.

Mtl JP  18:34:18 GMT - 04/14/2019  
winners and losers
post lael brainard and powell sorties last week here is President Trump with his view on the competence of the FED gang:

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account
4h4 hours ago
If the Fed had done its job properly, which it has not, the Stock Market would have been up 5000 to 10,000 additional points, and GDP would have been well over 4% instead of 3%...with almost no inflation. Quantitative tightening was a killer, should have done the exact opposite!


yeah... shood-huff

Mtl JP  14:30:03 GMT - 04/13/2019  
winners and losers
sofar just a promise, one diplomat said:

EXCLUSIVE – EU threatens US with €19 billion of tariffs in response to Boeing subsidies

The list is expected to be published on Wednesday for public consultation. ... ..
“If they inflate their list, we will do the same,” one diplomat said.

Mtl JP  21:19:21 GMT - 04/12/2019  
winners and losers
Euro zone growth relies on global pull: ECB's Draghi
- Reuters and almost every other MSM parrot

dc CB  20:15:37 GMT - 04/12/2019  
dc CB 20:49 GMT April 11, 2019
when Wikileaks "leaked" the Plan to Rule the World.
Mtl JP 17:29
do you want to be paid in "powells" or "trumps" ?
(email)... from 2008 when John Podesta served as co-chair of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team. The email came from Michael Froman, a former Citibank executive, who single-handedly built the entire cabinet of what was supposed to be the "main street" President.

"The Most Important WikiLeak" - How Wall Street Built The Obama Cabinet

Mtl JP  02:10:33 GMT - 04/12/2019  
winners and losers
why do I get the impression the FED gang is on self-preserving / asserting offensive -- against President Trump ?

Powell Said to Tell Democrats Fed Won't Bend to Outside Pressure
By Erik Wasson and Billy House
April 11, 2019, 12:30 PM EDT Updated on April 11, 2019, 9:41 PM EDT

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell asserted the central bank’s independence in remarks to Democratic lawmakers, telling them the Fed doesn’t consider political pressure in any way, according to two people in the room for the closed-door event.

dc CB  23:04:40 GMT - 04/11/2019  
Mtl JP 21:13 GMT
Re: link to the charges.

Chelsea Manning was pardoned, by Barack Obama

Manning went on attempting a run for the Maryland Legislature. (a bridge too far) subsequently accused of breaking the terms of the Pardon. Off the scene for now.

dc CB  22:06:14 GMT - 04/11/2019  
The move to censorship and....
Help Wanted ADs burst with jobs for "re-writers"

Google search: How did Wliiam Wallace Die.
+++He Was Hanged+++

Several pages later:
BraveHeart – The 10 historical inaccuracies you need to know before watching the movie

Error #10: Hanged, drawn and quartered

Wallace’s execution in the film, while not entirely inaccurate, is considerably tamed from what was actually done to him. Like many other famous traitors he was Hanged, Drawn and Quartered: a five stage punishment where a person was

Mtl JP  21:58:32 GMT - 04/11/2019  
Think it is unreasonable to think WikiLeaks sits on even more moRE copious and more n moRE juicy stuff promising to turn it loose in light of "just" a "connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer" charge ?

dc CB  21:38:16 GMT - 04/11/2019  
Yah, 2.3% is insignificant to my personnal enjoyment of life in general. As U well know, I am a 'made man'.

Neel Kashkari; The $700 Billion Bailout Czar - There is a new Czar in America''the man who will be running the $700 billion budget bailout/rescue program-- assistant secretary of the ...

dc CB  21:37:07 GMT - 04/11/2019  
Yah, 2.3% is insignificant to my personnal enjoyment of life in general. As U well know, I am a 'made man'.

Neel Kashkari; The $700 Billion Bailout Czar - There is a new Czar in America''the man who will be running the $700 billion budget bailout/rescue program-- assistant secretary of the ...

Mtl JP  21:31:05 GMT - 04/11/2019  
MSM headline:
Fed’s Kashkari says he could tolerate inflation above target for ‘several years’

how high an erosion of grand-mothers/fathers on fixed income purchasing power one might ask ...

Kashkari said he would not be worried if inflation ran at a 2.3% annual rate for several years.

dc CB  21:17:46 GMT - 04/11/2019  
"I am Chair of the Financial Services Committee.
I have a Question for U Big Banks"

(are)We Are Doomed

Looking at U. the answer is YES.

44sec sez it all.

Mtl JP  21:13:07 GMT - 04/11/2019  
Investigative, honest and honorable journalists are on notice
just as Corbyn claims: pursued for "exposing evidence of US atrocities"

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested today in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer.

dc CB  20:49:48 GMT - 04/11/2019  
when Wikileaks "leaked" the Plan to Rule the World, and Screwed It Up, it was inevitable. U can't wipeout the investments of 100s of Billions of pre-paid - "this stuff that will happen by order of the queen"

and not expect to be 'William Wallaced"

Sydney ACC  20:24:41 GMT - 04/11/2019  
Funny I thought Julian Assange was an Australian citizen. Then you'd be mistaken if you thought that given their utter contempt for the matter. Its not, however, misleading as they didn't lift a finger for David Hicks another Australian who was a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

Seems like the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade is only good for partying and having a good time

dc CB  20:05:56 GMT - 04/11/2019  
"It will be really good to get him back on United States soil," says @Sen_JoeManchin on Julian Assange's arrest.
"He is our property and we can get the facts and the truth from him."

Today in London

Mtl JP  17:38:07 GMT - 04/11/2019  
about a day ago I saw wapo delight in anticipation of the two President Trump's nominations ultimately fail

earlier today I saw vp pence try to pee on the wapo glee

now lael takes a swing
that should mean more upcoming entertainment
but no s/t trade ideas to exploit

Mtl JP  17:27:22 GMT - 04/11/2019  
winners and losers
unease in the chickencoop ?

Fed’s Brainard makes a subtle dig at Cain and Moore

Without mentioning either, Brainard said the Fed favors “fact-based intellectually coherent arguments that are based on evidence, that are consistent over time.”

That standard would remain “regardless of who sits around that table,” she added, in an interview with Bloomberg Television.

Mtl JP  15:32:07 GMT - 04/11/2019  
according to Bullard's
A Successful Normalization, With Challenges Ahead April 11 2019

...normalization ..."campaign has been largely successful..."

Mtl JP  15:09:20 GMT - 04/11/2019  
winners and losers
clarida earlier today:

..."in our most recent Summary of Economic Projections, the median participant on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) projected that in 2019, GDP growth of 2 percent will be the modal, or most likely, outcome; that core PCE inflation will rise to 2 percent; and that the unemployment rate will fall a bit further, to 3.7 percent, by the end of the year.

Again, these are modal outcomes, and, of course, my FOMC colleagues and I should and do factor in risks on either side of these projections in our policy deliberations.

Mtl JP  14:15:42 GMT - 04/11/2019  
Is not good to know that "Fed lacks tools to address financial risks outside banking sector" ?

The best way to address vulnerabilities is not to use interest rates but to use “macroprudential policy,” Adrian said.

“But if you don’t have the macroprudential tools, then what do you do? Well, then it might become a monetary policy consideration at some point,” Adrian said.

I note that neither Brookings, nor ECB or the IMF (to name a few) include legislation of "price controls" as a macro-prudential tool.

Mtl JP  13:50:43 GMT - 04/11/2019  
winners and losers
looks like some IMF suit been reading, but is twisting, my 19:15 April 10, 2019 ... "patient" characterization should not be seen as limiting the Committee's options..." post about why the FED keeps possible rate hike alive, which the really high odds of s s s s... t a g f l a t i o n (economic activity going down the toilet and pricing going to the moon):

Why a senior IMF official fears the Fed may at some point need to hike rates even with low inflation

In interview with MarketWatch, IMF market chief says Fed lacks tools to address financial risks outside banking sector

Minneapolis DRS2  02:13:39 GMT - 04/10/2019  
I don't know what tone Dimon would take, but I know how I would (re)act if I were in his position and had his level of experience and training. I would make every attempt to be polite and civil, with the internal (as in don't say a word) understanding that I'm dealing with an idiot (Waters) and a child (AOC).

Although Waters and AOC may provide ample amusement, the real discussion will probably take place with the rest of the committee. Those members (from both political parties) are neither idiots nor children, and have real questions that deserve real answers. Since Dimon has been around the longest (before the last round of bank scandals), he'll be on the hot seat for those real questions.

Mtl JP  01:55:44 GMT - 04/10/2019  
lets pretend ...
asume u r j-dimon, preparing for Waters and AOC tomorrow:

what sort of tone will jd take vs waters, vs aoc ?

dc CB  00:45:46 GMT - 04/10/2019  
Steve Mnuchin Erupts At Maxine Waters In Chaotic Hearing
Whot's really at stake or tied to the stake. The Borgia Pope burns Girolamo Savonarola. Up to U ti figure out in today's terms: Who is the Pope and Who is Svaonarola.

Barr Forms Team To Investigate FBI Malfeasance During 2016 Election

dc CB  20:06:02 GMT - 04/09/2019  
Oh Justin. Do as I say, not as we do. LOL
Canada intends to change the law to make it harder for asylum seekers rejected by countries like the US to file refugee claims at the border.
The move comes as thousands of asylum seekers have crossed the border after their claims were rejected in the US.
Amendments were introduced on Monday evening in the Liberal government's 392-page omnibus budget bill.
An influx of asylum seekers crossing at the US-Canada border has become a hot button political issue.

BBC: Canada to reject refugees with claims in other countries

Mtl JP  19:23:42 GMT - 04/09/2019  
16:24 would it not be good policy not to pack so many honchos in one place at same time ? like the rule that does not allow the whole board fly on same plane at same time ?

dc CB  16:34:13 GMT - 04/09/2019  
Hearing entitled: Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:00 AM in 2128 RHOB
Full Committee

dc CB  16:24:20 GMT - 04/09/2019  
For the first time since 2009, the CEOs of America's largest banks will gather in Washington to testify before the House Financial Services Committee, which in the new era of Democratic control has fallen under the sway of some of the chamber's most progressive, anti-business members - case in point: Chairwoman Maxine Waters, who hopes to make the excoriation of Wall Street fatcats a hallmark of her tenure.

To say that Wednesday's hearing is expected to be highly dramatic would be an understatement. As both moderate Democrats and Republicans have privately groused, a free-for-all with 60 lawmakers and seven executives isn't exactly an environment conducive to substantive policy discussions. And that's likely by design.

Will Dimon Triumph Over AOC, "Kerosene Maxine" During Wednesday’s Washington 'Circus'?

Madrid 15:40:15 GMT - 04/09/2019  
Why it's called mainly winners and loosers ? Something good and some bad news, eh ? I know many maybe against Trump here, but I personally think we should adjust ourself for any changes like it's happening in Forex world. You can gain from every situation. Just don't get down!

Mtl JP  21:26:33 GMT - 04/07/2019  
APRIL 7, 2019
Italy to hike 2020 deficit goal to around 2.1 percent: source

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will probably raise its 2020 budget deficit goal to around 2.1 percent of gross domestic product when it publishes new targets this week, three government sources told Reuters, and the figure could be hiked again after the summer.

dc CB  16:51:41 GMT - 04/07/2019  
Welcome To The Theater Of The Absurd: The Most Jawboned Market In History

$SPX rallying 23% off the December lows and coming within 1.2% of all time highs on Friday and the president of the United States calling for rate cuts and a recommencement of QE.

“The market is way up today, Larry. So today, you’re great. When the market goes down — he’s not so great. But it’s been mostly up, I have to say.” Kudlow replies, “I’m only as good as my last trade, sir.”

Sven Henrich via

Livingston nh  01:06:00 GMT - 04/07/2019  
jp - these folks on both "sides" have neither a sense of history nor a sense of economic reality // this ignorance plays into the immigration/refugee bs and the trade "war" rhetoric

Ask the yo yo commentators about the 19th century railroad expansion

Mtl JP  18:16:14 GMT - 04/06/2019  
winners and losers
according to NYT
Modern Monetary Theory Gets an Embrace on Wall Street

M.M.T.’s fans include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders — and financial analysts at Goldman Sachs, Nomura and GMO.

Mtl JP  18:08:28 GMT - 04/06/2019  
winners and losers
What’s at Risk if the Fed Becomes as Partisan as the Rest of Washington

The credibility of the Federal Reserve around the world has been built over decades. - NYT

By Neil Irwin - a senior economics correspondent

Mtl JP  02:31:43 GMT - 04/04/2019  
it too will close
at your risk tolerance

Mtl JP  21:59:38 GMT - 04/03/2019  
winners and losers
kashkari taking a definite f-u attitude towards The President of United States

The President of United States

Mtl JP  20:13:42 GMT - 04/03/2019  
follow-up to my 15:38

SnP had another uP day
BUT at +0.2% rather feeble
but up nevertheless and it waits for
the next greater fool(s)

Mtl JP  15:38:59 GMT - 04/03/2019  
winners and losers
SnP only 2% away from previous high

everyone is free to have an opinion about the red line:
will it hold, will it break N

but it is another thing to back it up with a bet

Mtl JP  10:54:54 GMT - 04/03/2019  
winners and losers
just not for the 5min chart artist

Mtl JP  15:53:10 GMT - 03/30/2019  
winners and losers (breaking news; patterns)
Breaking News

Reuters was set up in 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter, a German-born immigrant. He opened an office in the City of London which transmitted stock market quotations between London and Paris via the new Calais-Dover cable. Two years earlier he had used pigeons to fly stock prices between Aachen and Brussels – The Guardian

The switch from pigeons to underwater cable reflected three elements :
Paul Julius' personality
speed of (r)evolutionary technological change
market's hunger for speed in order to be able to swiftly react to events

It remains an open question how the pigeons felt about being replaced. One thing that is sure is that market participants were delighted by the speedier news delivery so as to be able to rapidly react to events.

The real kicker in tech evolution came however with the advent of computer data centers. This is where trading has come in for a major change : most trades executed by computers. These trades are highly automated on extremely rapid and massive calculations.
The time it takes a human trader to read a headline, computer makes thousand + trades.

The Bottom Line
is that a human stands no chance competing in reacting to news.

Hence the advent of algo (rythmic) trading : smartly coded computerized trading running on peak-tech networked hardware designed for optimal crunching of big numbers inside time measured in millionths of a second, designed to act upon minute movements in prices, jumping on a fractional up or down price move looking for large returns in very short time.


Other algos are tuned to trying to predict the next directional price movement in a currency pair from a detailed and in-depth understanding of the past – in other words by looking for patterns on which to attempt to make a low risk bet.

In either case what that means is that a modern player needs a combination of right algorithm, fast computing power and fast connection to identify and react to the different opportunities for which it is designed be it specific time(s) or specific pattern(s).

Next time,
maybe, I will discuss the differences between manual human vs algo-robotic trading and when, where and how one can find an opportunity to take advantage of the other and vice versa.

Mtl JP  20:24:35 GMT - 03/25/2019  
reason for all those fiat peddling FED yakkers:

10-year Treasury yield lowest since 2017 as curve continues to invert - MarketWatch

The FED appears not to be taking chances with players not only setting negative expectation roots but positioning for bad and worse yet.

Mtl JP  19:59:51 GMT - 03/25/2019  
winners and losers
a parade ... of FED yakkers this week

Mtl JP  21:06:05 GMT - 03/24/2019  
winners and losers
Over the week-end , Atlanta FED's Raphael "hopeful" Bostic (PhD Stanford U) issued the following threat in his "The Case for an Ample Reserves Monetary Policy Framework" yak :

Regarding the funds rate, you all no doubt noticed an announcement on Wednesday in addition to the one concerning balance sheet policy. I'd like to guard against misinterpretation of what the FOMC means by patience. There has been some commentary suggesting that the Committee's intention to be patient in adjusting the target range is a definitive signal that there are no circumstances under which we would increase the policy rate for the remainder of the year. To my way of thinking, that is not an accurate conclusion. I do not view this patient approach as constraining the Committee's options. We may move up; we may move down. I am open to all possibilities as we aim to support sustained economic expansion, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee's symmetric 2 percent objective. Markets should understand that, so I hope I have made my position clear

dc CB  18:26:03 GMT - 03/24/2019  
dc CB 11:49 GMT

see post for WmBanzai7's photoshopped take on the Iconic Nixon resignation departure: I will be back!!!!!
They will never give up the NUZzzzzz Cycle. It's all they got.
go to ZeroHedge for the full post.
Top-ranking Democrat, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Jerry Nadler did the rounds of Sunday's political shows this morning but it wasn't until he reached the safety of CNN that he decided to unleash his 'facts' in response to the narrative-crushing conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller.

"We know there was collusion," Nadler insisted several times during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" while shrugging off Mueller's apparent facts - "Why there's been no indictments, we don't know."

dc CB  17:22:32 GMT - 03/24/2019  

Tweet of the day

dc CB  11:49:23 GMT - 03/24/2019  
Livingston nh 23:22 GMT March 22,

William Banzai7 - infrequent recently, puts one down

RussiaGate II

Mtl JP  14:03:34 GMT - 03/23/2019  
Plums from MSM
According to Barron's Vineer Bhansali:
The Dow Dropped Friday Because a Key German Index Missed Its Numbers

According to Barron's Alexandra Scaggs:
The Yield Curve Just Inverted. That’s Not as Scary as You Think.

Dillon AL  00:27:56 GMT - 03/23/2019  
Recession is coming not if but when sometime next 18 months

GVI Forex 23:41:53 GMT - 03/22/2019  
The stock market had a rough day. The S&P 500 was down 1.9%, the Dow was down 1.8%, and the Nasdaq was down 2.5%. Everyone is talking about the inverted yield curve and the fact a 1-Month Treasury is yielding MORE than the 10-Year Treasury.... Stocktwits

Livingston nh  23:22:16 GMT - 03/22/2019  
The essence of the report in 2 paragraphs:
"More than two dozen of the people charged by Mueller are Russians, and because the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, they are unlikely ever to see the inside of a U.S. courtroom.

None of the Americans charged by Mueller is accused of conspiring with Russia to interfere in the election — the central question of Mueller’s work. Instead, they pleaded guilty to various crimes including lying to the FBI."

In his own little Circle of Hell - J. Edgar says "well done" - The folks in Congress don't remember the FBI -- the Special Counsel Law is the US Star Chamber

dc CB  21:22:13 GMT - 03/22/2019  
It really must contain Nothing, because the Mueller Report was just released. $100+++++Million...on a big fat nuttin.

Good timing on the "Release" tho.

Mtl JP  20:24:37 GMT - 03/22/2019  
Winners and Losers
MSM rolling out guns against market participants getting Recession fever:

What the Yield Curve Inversion Really Means, According to the Professor Who Discovered It - Barron's

below the gate, Campbell claims in part:
"I have been analyzing the yield curve for more than 30 years—my 1986 dissertation at the University of Chicago showed that an inverted yield curve, where short-term rates are higher than long-term rates, led to a recession within 12–18 months. Since then, what researchers call “out-of-sample evidence” has validated my model. Since the publication of my dissertation, the model is 4 out of 4. There have been no false signals to date. The joke that an indicator has forecast 11 of the last four recessions does not apply here.

Importantly, my model argues that a yield curve inversion must be realized for a full quarter—not merely a few days. So we are not quite there—but the trend suggests we will soon be there. ... .. ... Turning points are difficult to forecast often because we want to good economic times to continue. However, the evidence is becoming overwhelming. The inversion of the yield curve today is yet another reminder that nothing, not even impressive economic growth and 3.8% unemployment, lasts forever."

Mtl JP  20:15:09 GMT - 03/22/2019  
winners and losers
Looks like Powell made a mistake when he boasted that he can not be fired because as he claimed "The law is clear that I have a four-year term, and I fully intend to serve it," - Mar 10, 2019

Maybe Powell can not be fired. Directly. But President Trump has means of making live miserable:

Stephen Moore says he doesn't want to disrupt Fed, says call to fire Powell was written 'in anger'

Claims Moore that he "looked forward to working with Powell and that Powell could be a "hero."

What Is a Classical Hero?

dc CB  21:44:30 GMT - 03/19/2019  
recall that Bayer(German) bought Monsanto(US) a while back, creating a PowerHouse company that not only produced chemicals but also Owned the patented genetically modified Seeds that functioned with those chemicals, increasing yields.

Bayer did not think that it would come back to bite them in their......
Second phase of the trial will weigh Monsanto’s liability

Jury Finds Bayer’s Roundup Weedkiller Caused Man’s Cancer

Mtl JP  20:02:36 GMT - 03/19/2019  
winners and losers
here is one GAP
I am not eager to bet on
altho theoretically it
should close at some point

some gaps can be nastily nasty
- like on this puppy

Mtl JP  18:54:03 GMT - 03/17/2019  
winners and losers
Quiz Pre-Positioning for Profit 101
Whenever some respected economist or headline spewing journalist peddles that "There is fear that ..."
an immediate question to ask must be who will be the winners that the losers will support as for example:

Fears grow that lights will go out in winter after EU ruling

Mtl JP  14:41:38 GMT - 03/15/2019  
winners and losers
here is one GAP
I am not eager to bet on
altho theoretically it
should close at some point

Mtl JP  10:40:17 GMT - 03/15/2019  
winners and losers
From her last night's speech, BoCs deputy whining about "The global development that concerns me the most, though, is

rising debt. Global debt now totals around US$240 trillion—that’s US$100 trillion higher than just before the financial crisis, and more than three times current global gross domestic product (GDP)

dc CB  04:03:40 GMT - 03/14/2019  
Mtl JP 21:50 GMT

Enter Stage Left. Branded by Oprah - Beto 2020 (both so famous last names are unnecessary).
Cover Story - Vanity Fair
Beto O’Rourke: “I’m Just Born to Do This”
Riding around with Beto O’Rourke as he comes to grips with a presidential run.
By Joe Hagan
Photography by Annie Leibovitz
March 13, 2019

yeh, he does sorta look like he cud be a Kennedy...yeh

Mtl JP  21:50:27 GMT - 03/13/2019  
winners and losers
after a cringe-worthy encounter with AOC

Wells Fargo CEO Sloan received $1 million raise, bank says a day after critical hearing

Mtl JP  17:26:51 GMT - 03/13/2019  
winners and losers
almost like an exam Question
(except that it is not,
rather a profit opp in the making):

"[Let’s] say I offer to lend you £40 and charge you 3% interest for 5 years. Some other guy comes along and offers you the same deal; but the twist is he will have the option to ask for his money back whenever he likes. “You wouldn’t borrow money from him because it’s clearly a worse deal. … “Suppose he sticks to his guns but as a concession he will lend you the money at only 2.9% interest. Would you take that? What about 2.5%? 2%?” what about 2.5%? 2%?”

Mtl JP  14:05:23 GMT - 03/13/2019  
CAD$ likely slave to oil numbers at bottom of hour

Mtl JP  14:02:49 GMT - 03/13/2019  
DLR down

Dubai MA  13:41:45 GMT - 03/13/2019  
Anyone long gbpusd or eurusd?

Mtl JP  12:54:28 GMT - 03/13/2019  
link to

Global debt is up 50% over the past decade, but S&P still says next crisis won't be as bad

Mtl JP  12:52:40 GMT - 03/13/2019  
winners and losers
from cnbc on S&P report:

Global debt is up 50% over the past decade, but S&P still says next crisis won't be as bad

anything to not like in the report ?

In the context of powell & co's low rates posture seems like they are helping massive trade opportunities build up.

views appreciated

dc CB  01:40:57 GMT - 03/11/2019  
All with that "early season" Glow---a Carribean Tan. Required.

But with authorities anxious to suppress any information that would contradict their economic narrative, we now wait to see whether Beijing will declare former Fed Chair and Brookings Institute economist Ben Bernanke (along with the study's authors) 'persona non grata'.

Brookings Says China Overstated Size Of Its Economy By 12%

dc CB  23:40:21 GMT - 03/10/2019  
Meanwhile tonite on 60Mins. KisseyFace American the back of a Pontiac GTO.

All with that "early season" Glow---a Carribean Tan. Required.

60Mins (Q?'s by Morely and The Guys...not on you life)

dc CB  22:00:56 GMT - 03/10/2019  
oh oh Muter, Mario won't let that nasty nasty Trump man mess up our plans...will he. oooooo oooo kissey face. Mario would never cut off our allowance. The Franco German...wot!, O, the German Franco Empire will rule the waves once more. Mario will keep the FreeMoney flowing.

Submitted by Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management

“Significant monetary policy stimulus will continue to be provided by forward guidance on the key ECB interest rates, reinforced by the re-investments of the sizable stock of acquired assets and the new series of TLTROs,” said Mario Draghi, tightening his neck brace and abruptly throwing Europe’s central bank into reverse.

Just 2 months after ending 4yrs of quantitative easing, Europe’s central bank flipped back into easing mode. With overnight interest rates still at -0.40% no one quite knows why the policies of the past didn’t work, or what will happen next. And everyone is wondering what exactly is wrong with Europe?

Dillon AL  21:17:52 GMT - 03/10/2019  
Redheads are more sensitive to some kinds of pain and less sensitive to others.

Mtl JP  21:13:52 GMT - 03/10/2019  
nh 20:11 it is probably good to remember that a steepening, steeper or steep curve is to banks benefit. just not flat.

Mtl JP  21:00:47 GMT - 03/10/2019  
Sja 01:06 go there where there is charm
and feel free to chose your side and bet

Mtl JP  20:25:48 GMT - 03/10/2019  
re JP 22:28
for the record DLRX at 97.295

Livingston nh  20:11:09 GMT - 03/10/2019  
The Fed ALWAYS panics// there are already 3 Mandates but the THIRD is the red headed step child

Bali Sja  01:06:33 GMT - 03/10/2019  
JP, thats one hell of heavy bet against the dollahhh in all fronts you mentioned. Maybe a tad too early this year IMO, but good luck, hope you are right

Mtl JP  22:28:37 GMT - 03/09/2019  
winners and losers

Unlike Janet Yellen who thinks that Powell is "doing a great job" (as recently as feb 26th), it would appear that Mauldin is none to happy with Jerome ("a disaster") :

The Fed Is Playing a Dangerous Game

Because I agree with Mauldin that "In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to read the Federal Reserve’s rabbit entrails to discern the economy. But Since the Fed exists in the real world, and its decisions matter, we have to pay attention.",

and that I see the FED as useful tool in the "gaming" game, I suggest that Powell's FED is a catalyst for new trade opportunities. Along with it will help create new winners and new losers.

My gaming goal is to be on the "winners" side.

IF players will start to perceive that Powell and gang will be easing some more (in words or in fact):

- banks should become winners
- usd (dlrx) should slide down (altho I see other reasons as well)
- lower dollar would mean oil thusly expressed will go uP
- ditto for Gold

Some players should also think (and bet) that stocks would go uP on more easy money.

TIA for suggestions of gaming opportunities of the FED's game of "guiding" the cost and availability of fiat money.

Mtl JP  21:56:42 GMT - 03/08/2019  
a pic of how the markets handled todays NFP release:
Previous day close:
DJIA : 25,473.23
S&P : 2,748.93
US 10-yr: 2.64%

this is how the day ended:
25,450.24 -22.99
S&P 2,743.07 -5.86
US 10-yr 2.63% -1

Mtl JP  21:46:55 GMT - 03/08/2019  
Winners and Losers
Trump Today: President applauds wage growth and says he won’t sign China trade deal if it’s not ‘great’
- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  13:47:59 GMT - 03/08/2019  
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
“This is as good a time as I can remember to be an American Worker. We have the strongest economy in the world.” Stuart Varney @foxandfriends So true!

Belgrade Knez  13:37:33 GMT - 03/08/2019  
Mtl JP 13:34 GMT 03/08/2019
+20K vs +180K expt,d

as london red always say:

ahe is the one to be watch ....... and today is better than expected!

Mtl JP  13:34:42 GMT - 03/08/2019  
+20K vs +180K expt,d

Mtl JP  13:10:07 GMT - 03/08/2019  
Therese May

told workers in Grimsby that "no one knows what may happen" if her withdrawal agreement is voted down for a second time and a delay was likely.

Mtl JP  13:07:35 GMT - 03/08/2019  
winners and losers
Judge tosses out Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit to tear up the NDA

dc CB  06:02:22 GMT - 03/08/2019  
Mtl JP 01:30 GMT March 8,
IF drama is your kick ...
And in the role of Obscura de Facto Explanationest: Mtl JP
so far U've done nothiing but try to confuse anyone here who has NO Clue of wut U R refering.

U have yet to give a clear 'splanation as to What/Why Trudeau is on the Hot Seat. Other than reverting to name changes and other UN-understandable gibberish

dc CB  04:49:03 GMT - 03/08/2019  
The Democrat Party mess(age) to Voters for 2020

whoever Is in the Lead

Mtl JP  02:14:48 GMT - 03/08/2019  
one could think chinese - asians dont like what they read about draghi s antics

Mtl JP  02:04:32 GMT - 03/08/2019  
chine CSI 300 Index having an epileptic convulsion
down about 3% earlier , now bouncing up slightly

dc CB  01:31:13 GMT - 03/08/2019  
5y Teas futures.
Sell 115 02
S/L 115 195

add as they rise from 115 02

Levels than CAN NOT BE WRONG
(that guy from where?
and the Impramature AmmaZZZZZZZZn Tr-------

Mtl JP  01:30:53 GMT - 03/08/2019  
IF drama is your kick ...
Celina R. Caesar-Chavannes
mangina's potential new additional head-ache
the cute thing about shallow veneer slogan peddlers is when they surround themselves with folks of self-accomplishment, education, worldliness, independent moral fiber and grit who later get into situations where 'People experience things differently,' according to trudeau

hollywood drama writers would struggle to trump mangina's 'experience'

dc CB  00:12:06 GMT - 03/08/2019  
for our World Traders.
that pix is Margret Trudeau(Justin's Mom) and Andy Warhol at Studio 54

Mtl JP  23:30:32 GMT - 03/07/2019  
CB to make sure the "corruption" allegation (should) refer(s) to SNC-Lavalin, NOT mangina

dc CB  23:20:14 GMT - 03/07/2019  
the Committteeeee has Determinded that---Our Man-on-the-ground, Missed it.
Therefore Banned fortwith from the designation of GVI PROS...
All Say U .....AYE ...the AYEs have it.

dc CB  23:15:21 GMT - 03/07/2019  
Zero's(tylers') take

Trudeau Refuses To Apologize Over Corruption Scandal

dc CB  23:02:00 GMT - 03/07/2019  
Mommy. they're after me

Back in Trumps NYC Hey

Mtl JP  22:37:26 GMT - 03/07/2019  
winners and losers
canada's mangina PM earlier today:
“I believe that real leadership is about listening, learning and compassion” - justin trudeau

Mtl JP  22:03:16 GMT - 03/06/2019  
winners and losers
Fed votes not to impose capital buffer on banks
- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  22:03:16 GMT - 03/06/2019  
winners and losers
Fed votes not to impose capital buffer on banks
- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  21:18:23 GMT - 03/06/2019  
winners and losers
Fed says most banks will now be exempt from 'qualitative' part of stress tests
- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  21:11:53 GMT - 03/06/2019  
winners and losers
Volcker 2.0 Said Likely to Be Reproposed by Regulators
Bloomberg·21 mins ago

Volcker 2.0 to Face Do-Over After Wall Street Complaints
Bloomberg·49 mins ago

all it means is delay n delay

Mtl JP  17:22:38 GMT - 03/06/2019  
winners and losers
Sam Zell allowing

what he thinks of a democratic politician

Mtl JP  20:00:20 GMT - 03/05/2019  
winners and losers
risk to one = opportunity to another:

Bonds on the Edge of ‘Junk’ Pose Risk of Fire Sale, Global Regulators Say

Mtl JP  18:29:52 GMT - 03/05/2019  
winners and losers
U.S. Credit Card Debt Closed 2018 at a Record $870 Billion - bbrg

U.S. credit card debt hit $870 billion -- the largest amount ever -- as of December 2018, according to the data from the Federal Reserve. Credit card balances rose by $26 billion from the prior quarter. ... .. .. Overall debt reached a record $13.5 trillion.

Mtl JP  14:27:55 GMT - 03/02/2019  
winners and losers
me me me and ME !

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
15h15 hours ago
....and I did not increase their second traunch of Tariffs to 25% on March 1st. This is very important for our great farmers - and me!

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
15h15 hours ago
I have asked China to immediately remove all Tariffs on our agricultural products (including beef, pork, etc.) based on the fact that we are moving along nicely with Trade discussions....

hear Xi chuckle ?

Mtl JP  17:58:28 GMT - 03/01/2019  
one m- of a gap
caveat: play at thy risk

Mtl JP  13:00:48 GMT - 03/01/2019  
winners and losers
when fully loaded with gift packages it is worth N of $85 million and
“is ready for operations, ready for combat and ready to win,” said Vice Adm. DeWolfe “Bullet” Miller III

LMTs stock at $309 is up from 258 YTDs low
Bubbles and chirps cnbc:

The Navy just declared America's most expensive weapons system ready for war

Mtl JP  15:32:08 GMT - 02/25/2019  
winners and losers
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
Since my election as President the Dow Jones is up 43% and the NASDAQ Composite almost 50%. Great news for your 401(k)s as they continue to grow. We are bringing back America faster than anyone thought possible!

7:12 AM - 25 Feb 2019
That raises the Qtn of how many more pigeons are there left
in the greater fool theory, i.e. the assumption of being able to sell later to "a greater fool"

dc CB  23:37:17 GMT - 02/24/2019  
zerohedge Retweeted
north hero fx
‏ @northherofx
13m13 minutes ago

Timing by Trump delaying tariffs 15 minutes before futures open reminds me of all the times good news was pushed out on Sundays during 2008 crisis --

Mtl JP  23:17:00 GMT - 02/24/2019  
(President) Trump delays increase in tariffs on China, citing progress in trade talks - wapo

dc CB  20:19:34 GMT - 02/24/2019  
Martin Armstrong Intv

Greg Hunter USA Watchdog

Mtl JP  18:34:12 GMT - 02/22/2019  
Winners and Losers
Planning new winners and losers,
here is planner and schemer Clarida alluding to “makeup” strategies as he described the communications review the central bank is undertaking:

Fed’s Clarida says central bank may adopt ‘makeup’ strategy after inflation undershoots

dc CB  17:58:30 GMT - 02/22/2019  
thanks for your concern :)))
I'm gonna hang on. It'll be back at 90, on my 90th birthday.

Mtl JP  17:36:40 GMT - 02/22/2019  
DC in case you need consolation:
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loses more than $4 billion in a single day after Kraft Heinz revealed a string of disappointing news.
"They're still very, very good businesses," Buffett said as recently as May 2018 chirps CNBC

28% price dump ... maybe it s a BTFD
but at your risk naturally

dc CB  17:12:23 GMT - 02/22/2019  
Ouch my IRA, my 401K.
"safe and stable, people gotta eat" Portfolio foundation stock.

PAR 08:28:27 GMT - 02/22/2019  
How to keep inflation low

Good morning from #Germany, where consumer basket for tracking inflation has been changed. The weight of housing costs rose to 32.5% from 31.7%. But that will dampen inflation as rent increases due to modernisation are not considered inflation b/c Stats Office uses hedonic method

Germany in better shape than its reputation, ING says after GDP data have been published. Growth components show an econ which is running on almost all cylinders. Private consumption +0.2% QoQ, govt consumption +1.6%, investments +0.9% & desp all trade war fears net exports flat.

Frankfurt 06:20:10 GMT - 02/22/2019  
Looks like another rally on oil is ahead. After significant downtrend during Q42018, resistance at $55 is currently tested. Does this news means that we are going to see oil again at $44?

Mtl JP  11:31:34 GMT - 02/20/2019  
winners and losers
(in the making)
some good news for change:
according to transunion canadian consumer credit debt (ie minus mortgage) is 30200K
Avg Credit Card balance per consumer: $4K

Mtl JP  20:03:03 GMT - 02/16/2019  
winners and losers
first there were the 7 million murrikans who are 90 + days overdue on car payments
now bloomberg celebrates a new milestone:

U.S. Student Debt in ‘Serious Delinquency’ Tops $166 Billion

Amount in arrears reaches a record high as college costs rise
If the loans aren’t repaid, federal deficits also will rise

london red  07:47:57 GMT - 02/13/2019  
uk cpi likely to be poor but they will buy dip given risk off hence 12886 shud be good entry for risk on long. stx likely to price in move thru 200dma's initially at least (whether close there is another matter) so euro and cable boosted frm this risk on environment

Mtl JP  07:10:13 GMT - 02/13/2019  
new profit opps in the making

experts said ...

... the fact that this particular type of loan is getting into arrears is economically alarming, experts said.

The substantial and growing number of distressed borrowers suggests that not all Americans have benefitted from the strong labor market and warrants continued monitoring and analysis of this sector.

Record number of Americans 3 months behind on auto loans, an economic red flag: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Mtl JP  22:16:25 GMT - 02/09/2019  
Another crisis is coming.
Who will strike first / be stricken and how to prepare?
Some Questions and Answers

Preamble: Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 15, 2008. DJIA dropped 4.5% that day.
How to recognize a crisis

Conventional thinking and propaganda by establishments various experts (ministers - authorities - economists):
The crisis is known only when it hits. The crisis can not be predicted. If we could foresee it, I believe we would do our best to prevent it.

A crisis is more than just a normal cycle of the economy - a recession that is simply defined as the performance of the economy declines consecutively in two quarters. The crisis is a big problem, the order is collapsing as a house of cards - one problem infects the rest and as a rapid contagion spreads through the whole organism - the economy. It requires rapid intervention.

How long does it take.
• How long do the crisis last and how do we know the crisis is over?
Most crises in the advanced world are counted in units of years. In emerging economies it may be the decade - the decade lost.

A crisis ends when the economy collapses and the situation stabilizes. Theoretically, this is simply defined as the economy is growing two quarters in succession. But the crisis is often the father of a deep recession from which the economy can wobble for a long time, and then it can only grow poorly, as was the case with the latest global financial crisis. In this context, there is talk of so-called secular stagnation.

How to avoid it?
• How do crises come about and why they can be avoided, for example, by state economies being satisfied with "sustainable" stagnation and unwilling to show just steady growth?

A crisis is in some way a radical cleansing process, separating "weak from strong", something like evolution. It fully reveals what is wrong, and separates the grain from the chaff. The crisis is a crash of accumulated problems. The earlier the accumulated problems cause a crisis, the more bearable and less devastating the crisis.

However, the economy can not be "preserved", protecting it from change, so as the state of "sustainable" stagnation could come to a crisis.

The most vulnerable sector(s).
• Which sectors are the most vulnerable in a crisis?
Which sectors can - on the contrary - profit?

A crisis can be of several species. In today's world, the most vulnerable are finances that trigger financial crises. This is due to their size, which has grown paradoxically after the global financial crisis, and their connection to the economy mainly through loans or debts.

Commercial wars can trigger business crises and mineral crisis can occur in a situation where a rare and hardly substitutable mineral occurs.

Irrespective of the type of crisis, the sectors most heavily affected are the sectors heavily dependent on consumption. The so-called "early birds" are, for example, adventurous businesses and, in the case of production, transport services - namely truck transport.

The most vulnerable sector - luxury goes aside.
• We must not forget the automotive industry, which is the representative of the so-called "luxury goods" that people stop buying as soon as they experience the first signs of uncertainty and fear. Once people are afraid of the future, they will not buy a new car, jewelry, or a luxury holiday.

By contrast, fields that are more connected to the state and are handling state orders are more stable. But in the event of sudden cuts in purchases and orders by the state these sectors will not be spared either. In general, however, the recession will come later.

The crisis can also be a catastrophe of change, and "Revolution" can bring new opportunities for new or existing but flexible firms. Today we call this the start-ups sector.

How to handle a crisis as an employee.
• From an employee's point of view, how can one prepare self to best survive a crisis ?
Do not sleep on laurels. Watch what's happening in the world. Everyone should have some alternative solutions to what to do when the situation in the field becomes complicated and be ready for change and lifelong learning.

The employee, as well as the firm or the state, should create reserves, saving for worse times, always thinking of the back door and mitigating risks.

When the next crisis strikes.
• When is the next crisis more likely to happen and in what sector will it occur?

Allegedly crisis can not be predicted. It can be sened, be documented and disused and argued about partial problems such as, and still (even greater) government and household indebtedness, rising borrowing rates, cooling economies, lack of people in the labor market, enormous pressure on wage growth, trade wars, unpleasant fears of brexit, financial problems of emerging economies, China's rapid cooling

The above-mentioned factors are so-called known unknowns according to the English term "known unknowns". "Known unknowns" (for example, still high debt) are a well-known problem. If we do not address them, it is threatened, as happened in 2007-8, that one problem will break into other problems.

The crisis of poor mortgages will become a financial crisis (huge losses of banks from poor credit), a crisis of confidence (financial institutions have not trusted and stopped lending each other) and all this leads to a deep economic downturn. One problem, as a harmful and insidious bacillus spreads throughout the body - the economy - and the result is all that affects the recession.

When the next crisis strikes - the sequel.
• The problem of today's economy is in the interconnectedness of everything with everything. The global financial crisis has clearly shown how an overwhelming financial sector can strike a deep blow to the whole economy by shutting it off from sources - loans that hae turned into addition.

But the problem can come in the form of the so-called black swan entirely from another side ... then we have to deal with "unknown unknowns," with strangers unknown. They can not be predicted at all, nor can they be prepared for them.

Due to all the signals, fear is that the world economy is on the verge of a slowdown. If we are slowing down into recession, one can not guess yet. So far we know of partial problems that have potential and strength together with other unfavorable factors of recession.

Thus, the crisis can come from the financial sector again due to the amount of debt. However, the states themselves can well make a crisis, since they are the ones who have been the most indebted for the last decade and their debt is still growing. There may be a number of even partial state bankruptcies, particularly in emerging economies, which claim to be unable to pay the bond issue - and trigger the earthquake on the financial markets.

However, the crisis may also come from the real economy - innovation and the so-called Industry 4.0 can bring about changes, that some firms and then entire sectors and then whole economy "will not digest". Before emerging and establishing new businesses / sectors, the economy may experience a severe recession. An example may be the electrification of cars which, if overburdened and hurried by government intervention (regulation or too expensive price subsidies), can lead to the rapid disappearance of sectors such as parts suppliers to cars with internal combustion engines. Before creating new companies supplying electrical components, the entire eco-system of automotive suppliers may be considerably less sophisticated. And this is an example of a significant risk for countries where the automotive industry plays an important role

How to prepare for the crisis.
• How should people in general be prepared to cope with a crisis so as to best withstand it?
The golden rule is to have financial reserves and to think backwards, specifically to make a reserve in advance that is sufficient to cover family expenses for 4 to 5 months.

And it's important to realize that nothing lasts forever. Best not to be subject to the illusion that the current real estate price growth, historically highest employment, rapid wage growth, and so on are here for ever.

On the other hand, when it's not about life, it's about nothing. We have to learn to live with crises and take them as a natural part of being.

Luck favours those who are prepared.

Mtl JP  10:46:32 GMT - 02/09/2019  
winners and losers
Michel Barnier
Verified account
21h21 hours ago
I am looking forward to meeting @SteveBarclay in Brussels on Mon evening. I will listen to how the UK sees the way through. The EU will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement. But I will reaffirm our openness to rework the Political Declaration in full respect of #EUCO guidelines.

Mtl JP  09:59:48 GMT - 02/09/2019  
winners and losers
Of Strategy and Tactics
Exclusive: Russia's Sechin raises pressure on Putin to end OPEC deal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Igor Sechin, head of Russian oil giant Rosneft and one of Vladimir Putin’s closest allies, has written to the Russian president saying Moscow’s deal with OPEC to cut oil output is a strategic threat and plays into the hands of the United States.

Mtl JP  17:38:15 GMT - 02/04/2019  
winners and losers
piece mentions uncomfortable twice:

The size of the average fixed-rate mortgage last week nationally was $280,900.
The size of the average adjustable-rate mortgage was $688,400

courtesy of

the Mortgage Bankers Association

Mtl JP  17:11:41 GMT - 01/30/2019  
winners and losers
Tesla reports after hrs today

Mtl JP  02:04:07 GMT - 01/30/2019  
Winners and Losers
bbrg: Tesla Has Just 4 Weeks to Rally 21% or Pay $920 Million on Bonds

The clock is now ticking for Elon Musk to avoid a $920 million bill for Tesla Inc.

dc CB  22:11:00 GMT - 01/26/2019  
Armed forces leaders know that ‘if Maduro falls, they fall’.

Vladimir Padrino is Venezuela’s defense minister. Gerardo Rangel is a major general in the army. Nestor Reverol is a former National Guard commander who oversees the Interior and Justice Ministry.
They are also, according to the U.S. Treasury, drug runners and graft-schemers who operate within the criminal enterprise that is the Nicolas Maduro regime.


Cocaine, Payola: How Maduro Keeps Top Military Brass in Line

Mtl JP  20:32:24 GMT - 01/25/2019  
winners and losers
a reminder about the difference between owning and having (in possession) and revalidating the old saw that says that he who HAS gold: rules.

i.e. having gold in a - some - bank deposit box in its basement runs the risk of being "carney-ied" IF the bank decides to shut the door to the safebox room.

Bank of England denies Maduro's bid to pull $1.2 bln in gold: report

Mtl JP  10:01:28 GMT - 01/21/2019  
Winners and Losers
no boundaries to ambition ...

Chinese Drone Giant DJI Unearths $150 Million Losses From Fraud

Mtl JP  20:53:12 GMT - 01/20/2019  
Winners and Losers
... experts and decision makers ....

The Global Risks Report 2019, published by the World Economic Forum and based on a survey or more than 1,000 experts and decision makers around the world, found climate change risks at their highest-ever level, accounting for more than half of the top 10 risks. Experts are increasingly concerned ... .. ... and Mindy Lubber, chief executive of the sustainability-oriented nonprofit Ceres, said the report’s findings on climate change are “more compelling, more concerning and more extreme” than in previous years.

now IF .... if you expect / think / hope that you will still be around by 2040 here is the kicker of mother for massive profit opportunities:

“To effectively respond to climate change requires a significant increase in infrastructure to adapt to this new environment and transition to a low-carbon economy,” Alison Martin, Group Chief Risk Officer at Zurich Insurance Group, said in the report. “By 2040, the investment gap in global infrastructure is forecast to reach $18 trillion against a projected requirement of $97 trillion. Against this backdrop, we strongly recommend that businesses develop a climate resilience adaptation strategy and act on it now.”

Mtl JP  11:44:27 GMT - 01/17/2019  
a long-term consideration for new profit opps:

according to The EAT–Lancet Commission (a bunch of PhDs)

... Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to morbidity and mortality than does unsafe

sex, and alcohol, drug, and tobacco use combined. Because much of the world's population is inadequately nourished and many environmental systems and processes are pushed beyond safe boundaries by food production, a global transformation of the food system is urgently needed.

Mtl JP  10:40:38 GMT - 01/17/2019  
Winners and Losers
according to Zillow

Across the U.S., 25.1% of newly constructed homes had a price cut during the fourth quarter of 2018,

Mtl JP  00:17:40 GMT - 01/17/2019  
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nh ... u recievee or a payer
money in(to) wrong hands about to move :

Congressional Democrats roll out $15 minimum wage legislation

The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25 since July 2009. The Raise the Wage Act would only gradually lift that wage, reaching $15 per hour by 2024. It would then index future minimum wage increases to median wage growth. It would also phase out subminimum wages for tipped, youth and disabled workers.

dc CB  18:59:44 GMT - 01/15/2019  
just a guess, but running away from Missy May's transparent Scam on the British voter PLUS Dragggggiiiiiiiii admitting the Zone is falling apart.

Mtl JP  18:43:46 GMT - 01/15/2019  
CB 18:39 I was waiting for ester
and ... what is dlx doing ?

dc CB  18:39:36 GMT - 01/15/2019  
The Mouth that Failed...what did she say??
Never mind.
According to JPMorgan, Kansas City Fed president Ester George is the Fed's most prominent (voting) hawk

dc CB  16:31:26 GMT - 01/15/2019  
Earnings reporting started.
Big diff this round 4th Quart Earnings --- few companies IF ANY will annc Billions in Buy Backs. As tthat money was spent last Quarter---buying at the high.

dc CB  13:16:56 GMT - 01/15/2019  
Jamie-I'm Smarter Than You-Dimon's bank --- not so smart after all.
ICYMI- but Earnings reporting started.
Please Excuse this is Non-Brexit:)

JPM Reports Huge Trading Miss As FICC Revenue Plunges To Lowest Since Financial Crisis

Mtl JP  11:44:03 GMT - 01/15/2019  
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love ...

My wife swears she's not leaving and that she still loves me.

Mtl JP  10:51:40 GMT - 01/15/2019  
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possible glory in the making to macron and his “must pay for pollution” co-peddlers

this skirmish with yellow jackets has very interesting potential

French Banks Reportedly Begin To CLOSE, NOT ALLOWING WITHDRAWALS Ahead Of Yellow Vest Bank Run

Mtl JP  00:19:43 GMT - 01/15/2019  
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I ve been yakking about jerome taking money from wrong hands.
looks like I am not alone in that perception

here is quote of beautiful words and a fantastic market milking idea I d have tuff time beating:

“With every single bubble, money is not destroyed; it’s just transferred. It becomes more concentrated,” he explained. “So [the] bubble bursts and the money goes from the hands of the many to the hands of the few.”

dc CB  01:54:26 GMT - 01/14/2019  
Launching an assualt on 108
Battle of the Yenny Penny

dc CB  01:48:40 GMT - 01/14/2019  
do U mean of Taylor Telford mated with Telford Taylor(he's dead-Nuremberg), but she sure does know how to invert a fakename. I guess that's what the BezosPost "editors" found sooooo appealing about her "wit"

Mtl JP  01:09:39 GMT - 01/14/2019  
CB what kind of off-spring will they make ?

dc CB  22:05:22 GMT - 01/13/2019  
Reporter covering national and breaking news Education: Indiana University, BA in Journalism and Spanish

Taylor Telford is a reporter covering national and breaking news at The Washington Post, where she has worked since June 2018. Previously, Telford was a features intern with The Post.

She also worked in metro at the Tampa Bay Times and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Taylor Telford -- WaPo page

dc CB  21:26:38 GMT - 01/13/2019  
sunday funnies
These 2 Agree!!!

Mtl JP  16:04:53 GMT - 01/13/2019  
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In a cry me a river piece by Taylor Telford in a bezos-owned rag

Now on Craigslist, Facebook: Household items from furloughed workers trying to make ends meet

..."In the United States, living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common, regardless of profession or location. A recent report from the Federal Reserve revealed how little cushion most Americans have in their budgets: Four in 10 adults (how 4/10 is "most" taylor does not explain) say they couldn’t produce $400 in an emergency without sliding into debt or selling something, according to the figures that surveyed households in 2017, a relatively prosperous year for the American economy." ...

Mtl JP  12:17:45 GMT - 01/06/2019  
To correct his mistake of last Friday

jerome will "take two" on

January 10th 2019 at

12:45 p.m. Discussion -- Chairman Jerome H. Powell At the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.

Livingston nh  00:19:11 GMT - 01/06/2019  
jp- I am sticking w/ USD/CAD -- I don't think BOC hikes this time - most of the move away from 1.37 was based on oil's rebound and "EZ" Fed // If it can move back above 21dma I will add (1.5 x the bit I sold) -- my risk is a hike PLUS higher oil (bit I don't want to repeat AUD mistake)

Mtl JP  22:44:06 GMT - 01/05/2019  
nh - now I have two pet peeves on the FF
(verbs in past tense and now "watch xyz" rather than "trade")
so now me curious, do u dare make a (rate/trade) call:

BoC // Jan 9 - Int rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report

Livingston nh  19:46:26 GMT - 01/05/2019  
jp - watch what they DO, not what they SAY -- markets can/will often misinterpret or selectively hear what they SAY - it is hard to misunderstand a new tax, rate hike, or declaration of war

dc CB  18:00:35 GMT - 01/05/2019  
Pondering Powell.
The Fed deliberately created the "Everything Bubble" so that it could be deliberately imploded at the proper time - in other words, the crash we have been witnessing so far during the final quarter of 2018 and continuing into 2019 is a controlled demolition of the economy. Jerome Powell is not some "rebel" going against the easy money dictates of the Fed. Jerome Powell is playing the role that has been given to him. Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen's job was to inflate the bubble. Jerome Powell's job is to crash the bubble.

This process of controlled demolition needs a considerable distraction so that the central banks and the globalists ultimately avoid blame for the painful consequences of the event.

Enter Donald Trump and the false Trump vs. Globalist paradigm.

Brandon Smith: Trump Is A Pied Piper For The New World Order Agenda

dc CB  17:40:17 GMT - 01/05/2019  
"The movement, which began as a protest against a fuel tax, evolved into a general movement against the Macron administration. France is notably the most taxed country in the world."

I wonder if the new crop of Democrat freshman Congresspeople calling for Moar Taxes, have a clue what's going on with the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement. Esp Alexandra Occaional-Cortex, who will call for a 70% Fed Tax rate on the 60 Minutes show tomorrow. LOL

France Ablaze Again; Yellow Vests Rage After Founder Arrested; Cops Punched, Tear Gas Deployed

Mtl JP  14:28:13 GMT - 01/05/2019  
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Because "could" is not "will"
week-end study
plan the trade + trade the plan
An interesting couple of observations in the piece that - to me - serve as reminder of the insidiousness of things "investing" and "financial"

"The spot energy index in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) gained 25 percent between January and October. But with the books closed on 2018, the index ended the year down 21 percent. "

However a more impactful / instructional number is the difference between the Index's high and year's close: Oct 3rd 2018 505.55 (367.29 dec 24 low) and 374.33 dec 31 = -25.96%.

The other - again to me - noteworthy clip is ..."the strategy for oil and gas executives to appease investors is to focus on “quick cash, quarterly payouts and fast talk,” Sanzillo says. “Either way the stocks lack a long-term value rationale.”

which relates to my earlier screams on the forum that jerome FED's duty and mission is to take and keep away money from wrong hands.

Looking at jerome's Friday performance and market reaction evidence it would appear that, at least in round one, I was wrong about jerome as he blinked.

Bloodbath In Oil & Gas Stocks Could Continue

Mtl JP  22:14:13 GMT - 12/30/2018  
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New tax law eliminates alimony deductions —

but not for everybody

Mtl JP  03:03:34 GMT - 12/26/2018  
According to Bloomberg

Trump told reporters at the White House on Christmas morning that Mnuchin is a “very talented guy, very smart person.”

Mtl JP  02:35:15 GMT - 12/26/2018  
Trump Urges Buying the Dip After Stocks Sink on D.C. Dysfunction
December 25, 2018, 11:08 AM EST - Bloomberg

“We have companies -- the greatest in the world, and they’re doing really well,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday. “They have record kinds of numbers. So I think it’s a tremendous opportunity to buy. Really a great opportunity to buy.”

Mtl JP  02:33:45 GMT - 12/26/2018  
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
The only problem our economy has is the Fed. They don’t have a feel for the Market, they don’t understand necessary Trade Wars or Strong Dollars or even Democrat Shutdowns over Borders. The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has no touch - he can’t putt!
7:55 AM - 24 Dec 2018

Mtl JP  21:50:26 GMT - 12/25/2018  
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.... Asked about Monday’s stock market plunge and his attitude toward Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, whom he appointed but has also blamed for the recent market woes, Trump said: “We’ll see” and that he lacked confidence in Powell.

The president has been enraged over the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates in light of the strong overall economy.

“They’re raising interest rates too fast, that’s my opinion. I shouldn’t have confidence. They’re raising rates too fast because they think the economy is so good. But I think they will get it pretty soon. I really do,” Trump said, a day after the Dow lost more than 650 points and fell 2.9 percent — the worst Christmas Eve performance ever.

“I mean, the fact is that the economy is doing so well that they raised interest rates and. President Obama had a very low-interest rate. We have a normalized interest rate, a normalized interest rate, it’s good for a lot of people. They have money in the bank, they get interest on their money,” he said. .../..

Trump celebrates Christmas by complaining about economy, border wall

dc CB  05:23:06 GMT - 12/20/2018  
PS: presaged in the 1980's ----er 1984/85.
in need of some tweeking? only took 35 or so years.

Meet Max Headroom

dc CB  05:16:09 GMT - 12/20/2018  
Hello the Presidential CandyDates for 2020.

Nvidia's Scary AI Generates Humans That Look 100% Real

Livingston nh  21:52:01 GMT - 12/19/2018  
Post FED -- Italian 10 yr and US 10 yr both @2.77% yield AND the 30 yr is under 3% // tick tick tick

dc CB  21:40:46 GMT - 12/19/2018  
interesting intv from Nov 3, on USA Watchdog: Chas Nenner a cycle guy. fwiw said he was buying Bonds the following week, as the cycle has turned. didn't know what wud cause it, but the Cycle has turned up for bonds.
So what happened, starting the week of Nov 12.

Chas Nenner, USA Watchdog Nov 3rd

Mtl JP  19:38:36 GMT - 12/19/2018  
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Americans could pay $2.4 billion more on their credit-card debt after Fed rate hike - MarketWatch

Now think... not who is going to be paying BUT
WHO is going to be receiving the extra cash

Mtl JP  16:16:39 GMT - 12/09/2018  
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market playing wisdom:

“The human mind feels most comfortable if there is a logic to what is going on in the world. This is also the case for investors in markets. We need a story, and markets get anxious if there are too many unquantifiable signals and no clear signs of a consistent narrative,”
- Torsten Slok, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank Securities,


A bruised stock market looks to the Fed for relief

Livingston nh  14:06:31 GMT - 12/03/2018  
red - might May and Carney welcome a drop in Pound to focus the Tory fence sitters on the last crash out

london red  13:54:38 GMT - 12/03/2018  
big losses for cable on cards if moves under 12700/05. daily close below fatal technically.

Mtl JP  12:38:47 GMT - 12/03/2018  
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Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account
9h9 hours ago

China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.

Mtl JP  11:38:26 GMT - 12/03/2018  
Canadian province Alberta's socio-communist premier Rachel Naughtley has decided to meddle in the alberta crude oil production mandating an 8.7% reduction starting in january (325,000bbls/day) for one year.

She thinks she will achieve a $4/bbl price hike.

Currently alberta's crap is fetching $16.93.

Bali Sja  04:26:43 GMT - 12/02/2018  
There will be no tariffs in the end. Stox will rally. World leaders are puppets of asset holders all around the world. They are the rich-gets-richer protectors. What else can they play? Screw the low to mid income earners, the great slaves of all

Mtl JP  23:39:09 GMT - 12/01/2018  
Co-operation is the best choice for China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a Saturday dinner meeting in Argentina, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Then co-operate Xi. President Trump is an awfully patient type, listening to Xi spout the same thing over n over except co-operatively comply with Trump's list.

On the other hand, there could be some good trade opps IF Xi continues to insist on some "equality" fantasy.

Mtl JP  13:15:27 GMT - 12/01/2018  
according to news peddlers

Trump, China's Xi poised for high-stakes summit over trade war - rtrs

...With the trade war weighing on the global economy, world financial markets are hanging on every development and will be watching closely to see if any compromise can be struck between Trump and Xi....

Maybe President Trump should plan on tariff-icating 550 billion worth of trade instead of the piddly

Beijing hopes to persuade Trump to abandon plans to hike tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 percent in January, from 10 percent at present. Trump has threatened to go ahead with that and possibly add tariffs on $267 billion of imports if there is no progress in the talks.

Livingston nh  13:05:59 GMT - 11/29/2018  
jp - tariffs are a tax so Treasury coffers fill -- the folks who ultimately pay those taxes are companies who pass at least some of the tax on to consumers // see if that gets picked up in the CPI

Mtl JP  12:54:40 GMT - 11/29/2018  
looks like President Trump is pissing on chinese suits threats IF they are not treated as an "equal"

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
22 minutes ago
Billions of Dollars are pouring into the coffers of the U.S.A. because of the Tariffs being charged to China, and there is a long way to go. If companies don’t want to pay Tariffs, build in the U.S.A. Otherwise, lets just make our Country richer than ever before!

Mtl JP  11:53:16 GMT - 11/28/2018  
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This is starting to look like a brat kid going to rebellious teen-ager to arogue adult neighberhood bully:

Exclusive: China envoy warns of dire consequences if U.S. hardliners hold sway - RTRS

..."China and the United States had a shared responsibility to cooperate in the interests of the global economy."...

shared responsibility ... world wars, Great Depression... repetition of history

Mtl JP  15:22:36 GMT - 11/17/2018  
attaboy pence:

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday.

Pence vows no end to tariffs until China bows

dc CB  23:16:36 GMT - 11/10/2018  
Last week's shooting in California, rather than spurning another big push for more gun control in California------ USA Today reports.

At the only gun shop in Thousand Oaks, fearful residents decide it's time to buy a gun

dc CB  21:24:00 GMT - 11/10/2018  
also there were many watching this MidTerm across the Pond.
ZeroHedge posts a compilation of press reactions.

Europeans React To US Elections

dc CB  20:36:16 GMT - 11/10/2018  
As I noted earlier this week, what the Demos taking majority in the House means that they will shut it down. The WSJ notes as well.

""Arguably the most important power at stake in Tuesday’s election was Congressional oversight, and the most important change may be Adam Schiff at the House Intelligence Committee. The Democrat says his top priority is re-opening the Trump-Russia collusion probe, but more important may be his intention to stop investigating how the FBI and Justice Department abused their power in 2016""

Burying The Other Russia Story: WSJ Editors Expose The House Democrats' Real Plan

dc CB  19:52:52 GMT - 11/10/2018  
also when will the other 3 FISAs --- the last of which was apparently signed by Rod Rosenstein --- in 2017 ---after Trump took office...that's the biggie...

When? the block on Trump's recent order was assumed to be Sessions. Methinks it's something he will keep in his pocket. But nonetheless - the gloves are off.
Watch some of the answers he gave to reporters yest on teh WH lawn as he headed off on his way to Paris. Clips on the net.

Mtl JP  18:15:59 GMT - 11/10/2018  
What are the odds and timeline that the

FISA warrant that authorized the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign before the 2016 elections


Mtl JP  12:22:43 GMT - 11/10/2018  
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Republican majority in the US Senate = end of leftist Dem's impeachment fantasy

Mtl JP  11:50:14 GMT - 11/10/2018  
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Let it be a LESSON :

Bank of England , personified by self avowed globalist Mark "rockstar of central banking" Carney, "...has refused to release the gold bars, worth about £420 million ..."

Maduro scrambles to bring Venezuela’s gold back from the UK

Mtl JP  22:17:08 GMT - 11/09/2018  
The Federal Reserve said it will start publishing a semiannual report on financial stability. The report, the first of which will come on Nov. 28, will include a summary of the central bank's framework for assessing the resilience of the U.S. financial system and a discussion of key indicators related to the main financial stability vulnerabilities: asset valuations, borrowing by businesses and households, leverage in the financial sector, and funding risks. The Fed said the report will complement the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The Fed said the annual review of whether to activate the countercyclical capital buffer will be conducted in January.

Fed to start publishing new semiannual review of financial stability

london red  09:21:42 GMT - 11/07/2018  
euro. v lrg expiries today and tom by 115 with good res 11550/60 to reset shorts

london red  09:19:09 GMT - 11/07/2018  
speaking of winners and losers, it looks like brexit talks have exhausted the thesaurus in terms of stating how well talks are progressing and after a good run to the downside, the eurgbp may now be exhausted by 8700 and may need to correct esp in absence of any news. it will still be a news driven cross but with any breakthru now unlikely for a few days, we could see some retracement to topside towards 8800

Mtl JP  08:52:17 GMT - 11/07/2018  
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now that the fun party is over
onto another one:

Household Debt Continues to Climb in the Second Quarter of 2018


Mtl JP  15:40:48 GMT - 11/04/2018  
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Lets take a look at what is strategic mistake:

U.S. says SWIFT could be sanctioned if it deals with sanctioned entities - RTRS
(U.S. says = the brilliant U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin)

And now at a tactical countermove:

Russia's alternative to SWIFT payment system poised to eclipse the original – MP -
Meet System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS)

Livingston nh 17:29 GMT December 31, 2015
The US may find out that the "new" improved sanctions (soft power) play right into the hands of the oil nations - and the Climate Changers -- and the Fed -- nobody wants cheap oil anymore

Iran is still using a copy of the successful NK Playbook to diddle the US

The risk is that US sanctions on Russia and Iran may be ignored by most of its allies so enforcement becomes questionable - if that happens you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube // never ever confuse a suggestion with a law -- enforcement is the key -otherwise "so what who cares" is the response

VERY USD negative

Only Qtn now is how SWIFTly.

Mtl JP  16:31:30 GMT - 11/03/2018  
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One could think the general could trade the FOREX market with his strategies, tactics and poetic ideas.
The We Win They Lose Plan:

‘A Perfect Harmony Of Intense Violence’:
Army Chief Milley On Future War

Mtl JP  17:36:45 GMT - 11/02/2018  
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Taking on Goldman Sachs and the New York Fed: A whistleblower tells her story

Segarra sat down with MarketWatch to discuss what she thinks should be done to make the U.S. financial system safer and her new book “Noncompliant A Lone Whistleblower Exposes the Giants of Wall Street.”

Mtl JP  20:17:37 GMT - 11/01/2018  
jamie says

The “long-term health of Europe is important for the whole world,” Dimon told German newspaper Handelsblatt in an interview published Thursday.

The “long-term health of Europe is important for the whole world,” Dimon told German newspaper Handelsblatt in an interview published Thursday.

Mtl JP  19:36:20 GMT - 11/01/2018  
haha talking of the "professor", look what the cat dragged out:

‘Godfather’ of chart analysis says damage done to the stock market is ‘much, much worse’ than anyone is talking about
Published: Nov 1, 2018 2:22 p.m. ET

Acampora tells MarketWatch that the action under way in the stock market reminds him of the 1987 crash

PAR 19:24:37 GMT - 11/01/2018  
I learned my lesson in 1987 . A few day before the crash of 1987 ,Acampora turned extremely bullish on the US matkets.

Do your own homework and don't listen to oracles of Delphi

london red  18:28:04 GMT - 11/01/2018  
ralph acampora dow 30000 back at the start of the millenium. but gents i do believe we finally have something to top that prediction

Mtl JP  18:25:38 GMT - 11/01/2018  
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‘We believe the selloff is behind us,’ and the bull market ‘could last to 2035... That’s going to coincide with millennials peaking.’

for future reference his name is Tom Lee of Fundstrat Global Advisors
(it takes balls, or maybe not seeing as he is not offering any guarantees outside of urgings)

Market strategist urges aggressive buying, says bull market could last decades

dc CB  00:33:29 GMT - 10/29/2018  
8:20 p.m. Orson Welles interviewed the day after War of the Worlds broadcast
(in Today's interpretation===mind U Well's was 22yo nad had just managed to frighten the entire world===== "Have U not shame? U scared the pantaloons off GrandMa! How dare U be so CONvincing!...CENSOR TOO REAL CENSOR)

8:30 p.m. Dragnet
“The Big Mail” Program #153 (NBC, Original air date May 15, 1952) (Running time 26:42)

9 p.m. War of the Worlds
“The Mercury Theatre” (CBS, Original air date October 30, 1938) (Running time 59:34)

10 p.m. Interview with Orson Welles and HG Wells
(Radio KTSA San Antonio, Original air date October 28, 1940) (Running time 7:45)

On The Web (everywhere) Happy Halloween.

Mtl JP  23:56:11 GMT - 10/28/2018  
BofA's CIO Michael Hartnett likes to remind his readers,
"markets stop panicking when central banks start panicking."
- from zh link

Livingston nh  23:35:48 GMT - 10/28/2018  
AND Rates Rates Rates will determine the USD Vs. the world

Livingston nh  23:24:38 GMT - 10/28/2018  
These Hair on Fire guys drive me crazy - market always gives you one last chance -- ignore the end look at the year before

May 2006 - January 2000 - October 1987 -- you need the event to confirm a recession -- it doesn't ALWAYS happen

Does the guy that has the MAGIC KEY tell anybody --NOOO!
What is their TIME Bubble on all these wonderful predictions and how long can you wait?
Powell is NOT an economist like Bernanke's Depression Theory nor is he Yellen's Phillips Curve Theory

Mtl JP  23:10:51 GMT - 10/28/2018  
a) GVI Forex Blog 11:02 GMT October 11, 2018
Fed Should Take A Breather On Policy Tightening Before It's Too Late

b) (courtesy zh) Goldman: "The Fed Will Deliver Significantly More Hikes Than Are Priced In"

Don't Expect A Fed Bail Out: What Convexity Flows Mean For Repricing Of The "Fed Put" - zh

and the squawking continues:

Fed needs to pause here to stabilize battered market, Ed Yardeni says

Livingston nh  23:07:44 GMT - 10/28/2018  
cb - the politicization of these tragedies is obnoxious beyond comment -- you remember the texas tower gunman - it wasn't condoned or explained by politics

THE OK City bombing was an attack on OUR government by a homegrown whacko - neither side took "credit or blame"

The Ireland issue scares the Brexit issues when it should be dealt w/ as an economic issue - the loony toons need to be dealt w/ thru elimination and it should be made clear

SPECIAL interests whether legal folks or religious folks need to be suppressed

Dillon AL  22:57:34 GMT - 10/28/2018  
As Jeff Bezos had a reduction of 14 billion last week
The Chinese billionaires on the list of the 500 richest people on the planet have lost a combined $86 billion so far this year

66 pct down from the top

dc CB  22:38:04 GMT - 10/28/2018  
Two weeks until the election - a slaughter house because of religion

I fear what that grim reality in the cuurent Game of Thrones will be.
Keep killing until the last HeadLine Sticks in the mind of the Voter in the Booth.

In the Accountant's book, enter in the column- deductions: 'culling the heard"(sic) --- no one cud say

Livingston nh  22:05:19 GMT - 10/28/2018  
Two weeks until the election - a slaughter house because of religion - but this is nothing new - bombs in a church drive by, a bible thumper because the attendees were not the right color - kids in an elementary school -- BUT I'm not guilty because I'm crazy - not an islamic terrorist or an immigrant the perpetrators are HOME GROWN losers // HOMELAND SECURITY -- don't you feel safer

Move along there's no winners here

As far as the STOX go - if you believe the financial myths you get what you deserve

dc CB  21:31:56 GMT - 10/28/2018  
"Jeffie Boy" -- William Randolph Hearst

dc CB  21:29:13 GMT - 10/28/2018  
how many Billions did Jeffie Boy "lose" this week?
Means NOTHING...most Peoples in the world are Math challenged.
1bln = 5X lifetimes of daily million spending(correct me if U R knot Math Challenged)

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Mtl JP  19:19:54 GMT - 10/28/2018  
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the condescension and cynicism is undeniable
courtesy wapo - Perspective (Thomas Heath)
How I learned to love a good downturn in the stock market

some plums:

If you are losing sleep over market swings, then you should probably not own stocks.
You see, corrections aren’t all bad. In fact, if you don’t need the money any time soon, you should love your corrections.
“Corrections can be very healthy,” said Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at the Wharton School
Market declines create opportunities.
Geniuses who pick stocks for a living even have difficulty pulling it off.
“We can use volatility to our advantage, as it provides opportunities to purchase quality growth companies at attractive prices,”
If you are retired or close to it, you should have already diversified into some cash and fixed income to avoid the market swings. (haha, should huff)
“Declines in stock prices are your friend, because you can buy more stocks,”
another silver lining to downturns. Corrections can weed out investors like hedge funds who are not in for the long term.

Mtl JP  15:09:32 GMT - 10/26/2018  
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Why, often times, it is a good idea to NOT read news:

Opinion: Don’t sell now — we’re not heading into a bear market for stocks
Published: Oct 26, 2018 8:45 a.m. ET
The economy is still strong, which could extend the bull market

11:01 A wild market ride
10:56 Here’s how stock market investors can emotionally handle today’s decline
10:55 The Wall Street analyst who called this stock-market rout sees another nasty drop for the S&P 500
10:53 Dow falls 400 points, S&P 500 edges toward correction territory
-- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  21:23:07 GMT - 10/20/2018  
On Friday chinese "leaders" were out swinging against markets selling off.
Reports FT thusly on "soundbites from three China regulators" :

China regulators try to reassure investors as stock market wobbles
Concerns over economic growth and trade prompt rare statements from agency heads

Mtl JP  17:43:17 GMT - 10/19/2018  
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what does it take to be one and not the other ?

Do not despair. With some skill, knowledge, patience, self-discipline and proper guidance, most investors have the potential to make millions, or a lot of money, in marijuana. Consider adopting a sophisticated approach. Sophistication takes more work but it is well worth it.

Mtl JP  01:44:21 GMT - 10/18/2018  
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The Future of Battery Production for Electric Vehicles
..."global capacity for battery cell production will exceed market demand by approximately 40% in 2021"...

Interesting article saying the Chinese will shoot themselves again in the foot. The expected capacity for high power cells for the automotive industry will overshoot demand by 40% just as Elon just announced he bought the land to build his 3rd giga battery factory...

Odds are high that musk is trying to run a ponzi scheme on the Chinese to fund his desperately short of cash north American operations

clink for link

Mtl JP  17:55:21 GMT - 10/15/2018  
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Over the med term, which do you think will trump as the directional driver for USD:
A) relative yield / interest rate
B) US structural deficits

AND ... in which direction ? TIA

Mtl JP  13:16:39 GMT - 10/13/2018  
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The 2018 Bavarian state election will be held on 14 October 2018 to elect the 180 members of the 18th Landtag of Bavaria.

Mtl JP  12:43:57 GMT - 10/13/2018  
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Goldman Sachs on
when it does not matter that insider trading is illegal

“Not if you don’t get caught,”

Mtl JP  12:28:36 GMT - 10/13/2018  
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Case study: ‘Colossal Failure’
sometimes they have nothing to do with the economy

Hedge Fund Billionaire Rode the Worst Trade of His Life All the Way Down

Mtl JP  22:13:03 GMT - 10/12/2018  
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(I think the most valuable take-away is the para that starts with “Human beings hate two things,”)

on who is making money off who

Psychologists’ couches are filling up as Americans seek relief from Trump Anxiety Disorder.

Mtl JP  01:12:08 GMT - 10/12/2018  
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Some FBI employees recalled from Asia amid probe into prostitution, partying - headline

should make for good highschool recruiting poster
really.. why aspire to work as a (for ex) welder

Mtl JP  16:07:24 GMT - 10/10/2018  
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VIX 18.82 up 2.87 or 17.99%
damn that is a nice gain for those in long

Mtl JP  05:20:00 GMT - 10/04/2018  
USDCNY near 7...
should be playable

Dillon AL  01:20:41 GMT - 10/04/2018  
methinks he takes himself too seriously

Mtl JP  00:38:59 GMT - 10/04/2018  
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Fed Chairman Powell says that when it comes to this economy, ‘everything’ keeps him up at night

I wonder how (a survey?) Powell knows that

Powell: ‘Nobody wants a central banker who sleeps well’

Mtl JP  20:26:53 GMT - 10/02/2018  
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president Trump said that:
- he expects to “top” the deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement by striking a deal with China or the European Union.
- they "are working on
--- China,
-----on Japan and on
------ [the] EU

Mtl JP  18:24:31 GMT - 10/02/2018  
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uP $15.30 (1.3%) settled at $1,207/oz

Mtl JP  16:17:48 GMT - 10/01/2018  
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I am posting this only as evidence that
a phenomenon that I have never seen been before
than an opening GAP can be closed by another GAP

Mtl JP  12:35:18 GMT - 10/01/2018  
Winners and Winners
11:00am NYT
President Trump is scheduled to spin USMCA

Mtl JP  09:56:25 GMT - 10/01/2018  
Winners and Losers - wooo...hooo
Should investors fear October, a historic ‘jinx month’ for stocks?
The average stock is overvalued somewhere between tremendously and enormously
Stock investors can no longer ignore the next bear market
Fasten your seat belt for stocks: October is almost here
- MarketWatch

for the record:
DJIA 26458.31
S&P 500 2,913.98

Mtl JP  06:36:00 GMT - 10/01/2018  
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NAFTA is now called the USMCA.
“It's a good day for Canada,” according to Trudeau

Mtl JP  06:20:36 GMT - 10/01/2018  
Gap & USDCAD 1,2818
channel support
plz mind your risk

dc CB  02:40:34 GMT - 10/01/2018  
"We Have A Trilateral Deal": US, Canada Agree To Update Nafta Ahead Of Midnight Deadline

Jkt Abel  01:42:55 GMT - 10/01/2018  
JP, you gonna long usdcad for closing the gap game?

dc CB  01:18:38 GMT - 10/01/2018  
Canada PM Trudeau Calls 10PM Cabinet Meeting With Nafta Deal Announcement Imminent

dc CB  00:27:16 GMT - 10/01/2018  
Tin Foil Hats on???
Take a peak at the Supreme Court nomination, Kavanaugh v Sex Misconduct while in HS and a Freshman in college to guage how the Democrats are doing---making fools of themselves---However they are doubling/tripling down and All the MSM appears to be on their side. The DiViDe is widening and about to get real viscious...

with retail going All-In --- see last post. The conditions are ripe for Stage 3. With 5 weeks to go to get the "Blue Wave" to materialize.

Mtl JP  00:21:42 GMT - 10/01/2018  
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..."California Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Sunday a landmark bill mandating that all publicly traded companies with headquarters in the state have at least one woman on their boards by the end of next year. By 2021, companies with at least five directors would need to have two or three female directors, depending on the size of the board, according to the new law. Those that don’t face financial penalties." ...
- wires

Mtl JP  00:00:38 GMT - 10/01/2018  
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From the "told u so" file on GVI - partial post, relating to seasonality of stocks:
Mtl JP 19:01 GMT September 13, 2018
Wall street bonuses are usually paid on Sept 30th numbers as year end is set that way for investment houses vs regular companies that usually use year end or November 30th ( to be able to pay xmas bonuses). I would be VERY surprised if we don’t hit all New FRESH highs by then.

And then we have October the black sheep Month of the year where basically Stats rule the day as long as whisper numbers that only the mega rich and powerful are privy to ahead of the releases . .../..


dc CB  22:34:56 GMT - 09/30/2018  
even as strategists at big banks from Goldman, to Citi, to Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan have recommended fading the rally in American stocks while forecasting the second-weakest year-end period of the market's now-record long bull run. And, as we enter Q4, sellside analysts, traditionally cheerleaders for further market gains, look "timid", and according to the average year-end S&P 500 target of 2,956, they forecast just a 1.4% gain in the fourth quarter. That would be the worst close to a year since 2012. ZeroHedge

Charles Schwab Client Cash Hits All Time Low As Retail Investors Flood The Market

GVI Forex  22:33:43 GMT - 09/30/2018  
USDCAD gaps lower on NAFTA hopes ahead of a midnight deadline.

dc CB  19:28:17 GMT - 09/30/2018  
Sans the "Coasts", this is what sells in the USA, not electric kool-kar that don't travel very far w/o a stop off at a charging station.

F-150, Ram, Silverado: 'The best 3 trucks ever built' go to war

Mtl JP  19:48:50 GMT - 09/28/2018  
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Yesty close: 307.59
Quote: 260.50

- allows to buy more securities that one could with cash only.
- is the difference between the market value of a stock and the loan amount.

100 shares x $10 x 50% margin rate = $500 required cash in account to buy $1000 worth of shares.

Always, ALWAYS KNOW the amount by which a stock falling in price will wipe out your position so that will lose all your money, plus interest and commissions.

The BEAUTY of a margin account vs a cash account is that when things go south, they get ugly really fast. In fact so ugly as to lead to personal or corporate bankruptcy, possibly suicide.

Everything in your account - ALL you assets - as well as your personal guarantee, are held as assurance by the broker. You WILL repay the debt no matter what happens in the trading account itself.

IF the account blows up you are on the hook for the money immediately (usually within 3 days max).
No payment plan.
No terms.

If you don't pay the broker can haul you to court to get judgments to seize your other assets. You may have to borrow new money (ie go into debt) to pay off the broker's judgement.

dc CB  14:41:16 GMT - 09/28/2018

Elon's Dream

Mtl JP  11:53:05 GMT - 09/28/2018  
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Tesla yesty close: $307.60

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Pre-Market Trading
$267.19 40.3313.11%

Puppy has good odds of seeing $242
Should be BoD to $200/180
due dilligence mandatory

Mtl JP  14:52:22 GMT - 09/27/2018  
As an aside
that Mika piece's "intelligence" about women's trillion of student loans should also as a vetting question to anyone entertaining a serious personal relationship with a woman with an albatross around her neck.

Bottom Line
there are two kinds of women:
with student loan debt
without student loan debt

Mtl JP  14:52:11 GMT - 09/27/2018  
As an aside
that Mika piece's "intelligence" about women's trillion of student loans should also as a vetting question to anyone entertaining a serious personal relationship with a woman with an albatross around her neck.

Bottom Line
there are two kinds of women:
with student loan debt
without student loan debt

Mtl JP  14:41:14 GMT - 09/27/2018  
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so now apparently "women hold roughly $1 trillion worth of student loans"

as an employer, I would say it is good "intelligence" to know coz it offers tactical leverage


Mika Brzezinski says she had to ask her boss ‘five times’ to get a raise

Mtl JP  05:37:42 GMT - 09/27/2018  
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when social peace, financial security peddle defines albatross
..."Owning a home lies at the heart of the American dream. A home is a foundation for families and a source of stability for communities. It serves as the foundation of many Americans' financial security."...june 15 2002

dubya announced his "American Dream Downpayment Act" in 2003

You work three jobs? Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." W. Bush, to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005

A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners

“It is like when a building starts to fall down and just crumples piece by piece,” “It affected the relationship I have with my kids, it was a big cause of my divorce, and caused me major health issues.”

dc CB  01:02:52 GMT - 09/27/2018  
Tomrow morning the Senate Judiciary Commtee will hold a performance of Arthur Miller's - The Crucible.
Begins at 9:30 AM.

Mtl JP  00:32:45 GMT - 09/27/2018  
darmmn !

House overwhelmingly passes spending bill that will keep government open - wires

like this we wont find how un-necessary gov't is OR
how badly it would (not) be missed

Dillon AL  21:36:28 GMT - 09/26/2018  
Why is it that adverts on my TV screen are not considered political interference. They certainly are trying to persuade a point of view and most importantly influence an outcome. ...???

Mtl JP  20:07:48 GMT - 09/26/2018  
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a while ago:
China is actually placing propaganda ads in the Des Moines Register and other papers, made to look like news. That’s because we are beating them on Trade, opening markets, and the farmers will make a fortune when this is over! - President Trump

Trump Today: President accuses China of attempting to interfere in U.S. midterm elections

Dubai MA  14:21:28 GMT - 09/25/2018  
Is anyone long eurusd?

Is anyone looking to go short ahead of fed tomorrow?

Mtl JP  14:08:46 GMT - 09/25/2018  
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It is not exactly clear if Louis is a Winner or Loser as
Luis Caputo

argentine CBanker goes POOF !

Mtl JP  12:33:04 GMT - 09/25/2018  
Volatility Winners and Losers
VIX represents option traders’ expectations about the S&P 500’s SPX volatility over the next month:


Mtl JP  12:33:04 GMT - 09/25/2018  
Volatility Winners and Losers
VIX represents option traders’ expectations about the S&P 500’s SPX volatility over the next month:


Mtl JP  12:05:53 GMT - 09/25/2018  
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Volatility is fun only for Winners

Mtl JP  11:13:18 GMT - 09/25/2018  
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Reports RTRS: China says U.S. putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade (Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwe)

Chinese apparatchiks still tone deaf, still not getting it despite hearing the message, still delusional about some notions of equality:

... It’s not an equal negotiation,” Wang

Mtl JP  20:01:59 GMT - 09/24/2018  
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EURO 1.1745
1.1750-1.1812-1.1750 = full circle now from this morning
On the chart one could say zero sum game
but unlikely in one's wallet
I am thinking 1.1720 is still at risk as is 1.1700
BUT also think 1.1720/00 is a support zone
that should hold , odds wise

Mtl JP  07:28:16 GMT - 09/22/2018  
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From: President Trump
To: President Jinping

We’re going to go $200 billion at 25 percent on Chinese made goods. And we will come back with more if they retaliate. We have a lot more to come back with. We are cracking down on the unfair trade practices of China… We have rebuilt China. We have given them such wealth. And we are changing it. So we charged 25 percent on $50 billion worth of merchandise tariffs coming in. And then they said, 'We're going to do the same thing'. And I've said: 'That is okay. We have far more bullets'.” - Trump at a packed rally in Missouri for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley. Sept 21, 2018
source: most MSM

China Cancels Trade Talks With U.S. Amid Escalation in Tariff Threats - WSJ

China scotched trade talks with the U.S. that were planned for the coming days, according to people briefed on the matter, further dimming prospects for resolving a trade battle between the world’s two largest economies.

Mtl JP  10:54:36 GMT - 09/20/2018  
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FWIW here is my take on Jay's Amazing Trader's epiphany:
(lest you think I get an endorsement fee: perish the thought)

A Brief Summary About Amazing Trader and
about trading opps (quotes pulled from Archive):
> AT not only gives you a strategy and patterns to trade but its trading lines give you levels to trade in all types of market conditions.
> AT always gives you a level and pattern to trade, no matter what the trend or market condition
> AT gives you trading opportunities all the time for all types of traders, whether a scalper, daytrader, swing trader or position trader. We even have a strategy for trading binary options.
> AT charts often presage market momentum shifts. AT support (red) and resistance (blue) levels can change before sentiment.
> Note how the news algos and CB speak are driving air pocket trading. This is where the Amazing Trader can be invaluable as it gives levels to trade against in what would otherwise seem like a black hole.
> the Amazing Trader is dynamic and gives you a clear picture of the structure of the market at any time.
> Take a look at the blue resistance line and how it checked the upside. It was drawn well in advance as a key level and is an example how Amazing Trader levels are amazing across all time frames.
> "The Amazing Trader if used correctly is one of the best tools one can use to trade. It truly gives you an idea of the different levels the market may hit in a bearish or bullish market when sometimes we have no clue. Most important it gives great entry and exit points."

The last point is , chronologically in the Archive, is one of the earlier ones Jay made.
I think, from my experience with AT, it is the best one.

It is a tuff offer to beat: comes with 30 day moneyback

Mtl JP  18:57:41 GMT - 09/19/2018  
USDCAD 1.2913
puppy continues sneaking down
likely to test 1.2886 previous low
200day at 1.2854 = support

Mtl JP  15:46:44 GMT - 09/19/2018  
Abel 14:32 it is better to trade vs discuss
"theory meets the road"

Mtl JP  15:00:47 GMT - 09/19/2018  
now protecting usdcad 1.2980 short
looking for ~100 pips, maybe bit more

Mtl JP  14:39:50 GMT - 09/19/2018  
usdcad 1.2980
short here, sl 1.30+

Jkt Abel  14:32:28 GMT - 09/19/2018  
Cheers JP, very ideal entry. We discussed about this 11650 being solid support

Mtl JP  14:16:00 GMT - 09/19/2018  
EURDLR 1.1652
I am going long here
see chart why

Mtl JP  11:39:01 GMT - 09/19/2018  
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FWIW here is my take on Jay's Amazing Trader's epiphany:
(lest you think I get an endorsement fee: perish the thought)

A Brief Summary About Amazing Trader and
about trading opps (quotes pulled from Archive):
> AT not only gives you a strategy and patterns to trade but its trading lines give you levels to trade in all types of market conditions.
> AT always gives you a level and pattern to trade, no matter what the trend or market condition
> AT gives you trading opportunities all the time for all types of traders, whether a scalper, daytrader, swing trader or position trader. We even have a strategy for trading binary options.
> AT charts often presage market momentum shifts. AT support (red) and resistance (blue) levels can change before sentiment.
> Note how the news algos and CB speak are driving air pocket trading. This is where the Amazing Trader can be invaluable as it gives levels to trade against in what would otherwise seem like a black hole.
> the Amazing Trader is dynamic and gives you a clear picture of the structure of the market at any time.
> Take a look at the blue resistance line and how it checked the upside. It was drawn well in advance as a key level and is an example how Amazing Trader levels are amazing across all time frames.
> "The Amazing Trader if used correctly is one of the best tools one can use to trade. It truly gives you an idea of the different levels the market may hit in a bearish or bullish market when sometimes we have no clue. Most important it gives great entry and exit points."

The last point is , chronologically in the Archive, is one of the earlier ones Jay made.
I think, from my experience with AT, it is the best one.

It is a tuff offer to beat: comes with 30 day moneyback

jkt abel  03:11:40 GMT - 09/19/2018  
yes kl fs, buy dips scaling in can be tried IMO

kl fs  02:59:21 GMT - 09/19/2018  
euro seems bottoming in this 1.15-1.16 for mid term

Mtl JP  20:41:49 GMT - 09/18/2018  
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fwiw an OPINION from one reporter I actually usually read:
Caroline Baum

Fed officials are playing with fire if they deliberately invert the yield curve

Mtl JP  16:11:12 GMT - 09/18/2018  
odds are the opposite that is going to happen that is that stock is going to sky rocket: probable stellar production numbersfor Q3.
You are NOT Allowed to talk to analysts in the month prior to releasing results.

Here we get some dumbo CNBC reporter to launch a non NEWS story for the shorts to cover a bad trade, so odds are that the stock will be higher than today just the day before the release of Q3 results on October 30th
curr: ~282 LoD 275.43

The issue is who will lead the $3bb round? That is the billion dollar question!

Mtl JP  15:56:58 GMT - 09/18/2018  
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Tesla Faces U.S. Criminal Probe Over Musk Statements - BBRG
stock doing the right thing

Mtl JP  21:42:09 GMT - 09/17/2018  
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nzd's jacinda's tongue (stupidly) wagging made some wealthier others less so. No recourse , of course.

Mtl JP  19:05:47 GMT - 09/14/2018  
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Oh oh..ooow... a peeping sound from the crypt
(could ≠will)

Janet Yellen sees risk of economy overheating

‘I don’t think it could be very rapid,’ former Fed chair says

HK [email protected]  10:09:01 GMT - 09/13/2018  
First effect; Feedback of a dilettante appointing himsel:............. ........................Turkey Wealth Fund Chairman............................

Mtl JP  09:38:34 GMT - 09/13/2018  
Erdogan came out with some platitudes (and measures) earlier about some things that - according to him - must happen.

Currently market is saying hog-wash: you are ON brother.

Mtl JP  09:34:15 GMT - 09/13/2018  
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This came out yesterday but it it still appears to be alive as it is not resolved rather it is simmering and bubbling and I suspect it is NOT as one-sided as wsj paints it : Xi is leary , once burnt twice shy so likely spitting on the sticks sh!tty end Trump is allegedly extending:

U.S. Proposing New Round of Trade Talks With China - wsj
Some Trump officials said they sense a new vulnerability—and possibly more flexibility—among Chinese officials

The Trump administration is giving Beijing another chance to try to stave off new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese exports, asking top officials for a fresh round of trade talks later this month, people briefed on the matter said.

dc CB  20:36:55 GMT - 09/12/2018  
Mtl JP 20:00 GMT
Geithner never ran or managed anything. He was always just a very well paid Tool --- with a capital T --- and that rhymes with pool. For that matterr so was Bernanke, but at least he had a PhD and an Ivy League cap to hang on his hatrack.

Mtl JP  20:00:10 GMT - 09/12/2018  
Think Dimon is better scheister than Geithner ?
the tot of Dimon as president is epic

dc CB  19:47:27 GMT - 09/12/2018  
he's smarter than Trump because 10ys ago he got away with one of the biggest heists in history and is still standing "proud".
Meanwhile almost the entire Justice system is after Trumpster and anyone ever associated with him.

Mtl JP  19:41:15 GMT - 09/12/2018  
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Dimon says he could beat Trump in a presidential race because he’s ‘smarter than he is’

That makes for a 2nd bombasting windbag, first being that alleged $130K whore's lawyer spewing similar "could"

Mtl JP  17:42:53 GMT - 09/12/2018  
a "deal in principle" is bullsh!t: it is NOT a deal, period.

as long as there are things left to negotiate , there is NO agreement.

all that "agreement in principle" is , is JUST an expression of intention.

Bottom Line
IF n when such a thing hits the wires, wait for the reaction to stop reacting and then fade it.

dc CB  17:33:14 GMT - 09/12/2018  

dc CB  17:31:51 GMT - 09/12/2018  
2.957%, effectively no change in the yield since August 8. Today's 9 year 11 month reopening stopped through the When Issued by 0.5bps,

10Y Treasury Auction Shows Blistering Demand Despite Supply Deluge

Livingston nh  17:30:15 GMT - 09/12/2018  
jp - my BET is the next "Financial crisis" originates in the Government not the banks -- the Fed is dishoarding and the national, state and local governments face serious problems when inflation gets traction

Mtl JP  17:25:25 GMT - 09/12/2018  
Lets say that their "The so-called living wills that the largest banks have to submit every year would not work in a financial panic" is TRUE.

Should the "experts" NOT be sharing this "intelligence" ?
what IF merkel or vlad or xi or hassan or recep tayyip

ahh perish the thought, the "experts" HAD to have weighted what steak they hang in the display window... maybe it's fake plastic

I can not believe they could/would be THAT stupid, could they be ?

Mtl JP  17:17:22 GMT - 09/12/2018  
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Bank ‘living wills’ won’t save financial system from a panic, Bernanke and Geithner agree

"Fighting the next financial crisis is a ‘forever war,’ experts say"

The so-called living wills that the largest banks have to submit every year would not work in a financial panic, said Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke on Wednesday.

Mtl JP  11:26:27 GMT - 09/11/2018  
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
China seeks WTO backing for sanctions on U.S. over dumping duties

GENEVA (Reuters) - China will ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) next week for permission to impose sanctions on the United States, for Washington’s non-compliance with a ruling in a dispute over U.S. dumping duties, a meeting agenda showed on Tuesday.

Mtl JP  09:18:03 GMT - 09/11/2018  
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what is there NOT to LOVE about the New York Times?

U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps - NYT Sept. 10, 2018

阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies to punish Beijing’s detention of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former American officials.

Mtl JP  16:49:46 GMT - 09/07/2018  
Short while ago President Trump announced that another $267B of trade ready for tariffs that is on top of the earleir $200 billion announced earlier.

I start to wonder if he is ready to blockade china from selling to the US

Mtl JP  16:33:22 GMT - 09/07/2018  
IF only... could it be so ??

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
I’m draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back. Don’t worry, we will win!

Donald J. Trump
Verified account
Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!

Don't worry... hmmm
I saw a betting pool somewhere on who the anonymous hero is
Dillon AL predicted we'll know by Monday

dc CB  03:04:56 GMT - 09/06/2018  
where is your US Supreme Court Nominee???
Still in the Senate Hearing Room---since 9:30 this's now 11PM (ET)

Dillon AL  02:03:12 GMT - 09/06/2018  
oh it would be The President's personal pleasure to enact that torture
Not a case of should but would

Mtl JP  01:37:10 GMT - 09/06/2018  
AL 23:24 u really think that a coward to some hero to others hiding behind anonymity would need to be waterboarded to sing ?

Dillon AL  00:42:00 GMT - 09/06/2018  
by next Monday we will know who the fool is

Livingston nh  00:25:44 GMT - 09/06/2018  
The poor fool who wrote this OP-ED may not be covered by the First Amendment protection extended to the Press and its EMPLOYEES // a REPORTER can protect his source for a story but a "letters to the editor" author may not fall under the NYT shield

dc CB  00:01:26 GMT - 09/06/2018  
Trump Orders NYTimes To Reveal Op-Ed Source For "National Security" Purposes


Dillon AL  23:24:40 GMT - 09/05/2018  
a matter of time before he is outed with a leak coming from inside The NY Times and then booted out by Trump but likely not before he is waterboarded into telling who are the rest of them....

Mtl JP  22:06:35 GMT - 09/05/2018  
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New York Times is at it yet again, once more unashamedly claiming higher moral ground to justify another anonymously penned anti-presidential shill piece. What is impressive (to me) is the President's patience if not his relatively tame reaction to the NYT dog sinking its canines into the President's bacon trying to bring him down:

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.

Mtl JP  15:22:00 GMT - 09/05/2018  
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In poke at President Trump

Amazon Orders 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Vans for New Delivery Service
Fleet operators will own the vehicles as part of a plan to have small businesses carry packages - Sept. 5, 2018 - wsj

Mtl JP  11:54:08 GMT - 09/05/2018  
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"Argentina's government (Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne) said on Tuesday it hopes the International Monetary Fund will agree in the second half of September to a deal giving the country more financial support as it seeks to escape a deepening economic crisis.

Nicolas is about to taste the meaning of IMF's version of rapidly concluded "more financial support".

more moRE

Mtl JP  11:28:13 GMT - 09/05/2018  
Winners and Losers
nh re Contagion / I am not prepared to believe marko's last point:

JP Morgan's top quant warns next crisis to have flash crashes and social unrest not seen in 50 years

J.P. Morgan's top quant, Marko Kolanovic, predicts a "Great Liquidity Crisis" will hit financial markets, marked by flash crashes in stock prices and social unrest.

The trillion-dollar shift to passive investments, computerized trading strategies and electronic trading desks will exacerbate sudden, severe stock drops, Kolanovic said.

Central banks will be forced to make unprecedented moves, including direct purchases of equities, or there could even be negative income taxes.

Timing of when this next crisis will occur is uncertain but markets appear to be safe through the first half of 2019, he said.

dc CB  01:23:08 GMT - 09/05/2018  
dc CB 12:51 GMT September 4
Virtue Signaling, banking on the "Blue Wave" with your Company, has proven again -- It Loses Money.
Some small publishers have seen their income slashed over 50%.
“One of the Facebook policy changes that kind of went under the radar and it went into effect in February was the branded content policy. And it decreased my income from Facebook by 60 percent, overnight. No explanation.” said Holly Homer, a Texas entrepreneur who runs the Facebook pages for “Quirky Mama” and “Kids Activities.”

Last month, Facebook was once again in the news after a top executive allegedly told a group of digital publishers that Mark Zuckerberg "doesn't care" about news publishers, and is happy to let them die if they don't cooperate with the company.
"I’ll be holding your hands with your dying business like in a hospice," said Facebook global head of partnerships, Campbell Brown.

Small Businesses Flee Facebook After Algos Hobble Revenue-Generating Traffic

Mtl JP  14:48:13 GMT - 09/04/2018  
earlier 1.1550 short euro will now get stopped if it backs up to entry

Mtl JP  13:53:17 GMT - 09/04/2018  
PAR ... a bit late (u missed 12:32)

PAR 13:49:04 GMT - 09/04/2018  
Anticipation is building for Mercedes-Benz's (OTCPK:DDAIF) electric SUV, which is set to be unveiled tomorrow.

Models from BMW (OTCPK:BAMXF), Audi (OTCPK:AUDVF) and Porsche (OTCPK:POAHF) are also in the making.

"While Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) currently has a strong hold on the luxury electric market, I don't think this will be the case after the arrival of the German premium offerings," said Wajih Hossenally, an automotive analyst with IHS Markit. "Tesla has virtually zero competition - but this will change from 2019 onwards."

Mtl JP  13:17:33 GMT - 09/04/2018  

Entry: approach to 1.29 Target: south Stop: slightly above 1.29

Mtl JP  13:12:12 GMT - 09/04/2018  

Entry: 1.1550 Target: 1.1520 maybe lower Stop: >1.16
Obviously not thrilled with the risk allocation

dc CB  12:51:05 GMT - 09/04/2018  
Virtue Signaling, banking on the "Blue Wave" with your Company, has proven again -- It Loses Money.
Dow Component Nike (NKE)

Nike's Kaepernick Ad Has Cost The Company Over $3 Billion So Far

Mtl JP  12:50:15 GMT - 09/04/2018  
Carney just plead either "stupid" or "ignorant" about his forecast for a no-deal Brexit

Odds currently appear to favor 200-300 pips down (curr 1.2850ish)

Fukuoka joyya  12:36:56 GMT - 09/04/2018  
turkey and india buying s400 from russia and not release pastor...

look like now no one afraid from america...

Mtl JP  12:32:33 GMT - 09/04/2018  
Winners and Losers
TSL ~$302

Tesla shares to drop 30% in the next 6 months due to increased competition

Goldman's David Tamberrino

dc CB  18:51:46 GMT - 08/31/2018  
Mtl JP 14:04 GMT
ya ... political gamesmanship alright
trudeau pizzing away MY money (on some merikan-owned)..

in some merikan-owned niteclub.
What IS The Donald thinking -----

Back in The Donald's heyday

Mtl JP  18:31:38 GMT - 08/31/2018  
Winners and Losers
time for heuristic economists to step up
or maybe time soon for magnanimity from Pres Trump as

"Hog Prices Rise as Disease Strikes Pigs in China"

but in typically chinese manner

“the press and government there may be understating the problem

Mtl JP  18:10:33 GMT - 08/31/2018  
what is wrong w/mixing missiles and oil ?
maybe the russian - in his own brand of humor - would celebrate john - “I have no illusions or worry about the long-term future of Russia. Russia is now a gas station masquerading as a country" - mccain and see things differently 3 yrs later.

The russian has known for a while now that the US is a crap paper factory.

lkwd jj  16:19:09 GMT - 08/31/2018  
crude may rally .... missiles and oil not good combo.

Mtl JP  16:09:47 GMT - 08/31/2018  
c mon bolton ... RESPOND !!

just in time for long week-end:

Sink the destroyers – they will not start a war: Bagdasarov calls for a powerful Russian response to a US strike on Syria

Russia must respond to US strikes against Syria by destroying not only missiles, but also the ships that launch them.

Bogdasarov: A Russian Response To A New US Attack On Syria Should Include Sinking The Warships
Destroy not just the missiles, but the ships that launch them.

Mtl JP  15:56:47 GMT - 08/31/2018  
when IMF says it is confident about meddling in argentina
when President Trump lets it be percieved that he prefers nafta to go way of the dodo...
reasonable traders get skittish

Fukuoka joyya  15:49:21 GMT - 08/31/2018  
usdtry possible next 10....

Mtl JP  15:44:30 GMT - 08/31/2018  
usdtry approach to 6.7 violently repulsed
draw u r own view of that

Fukuoka joyya  15:42:40 GMT - 08/31/2018  
collapse of aud nzd cad eur gbp?

Fukuoka joyya  15:27:48 GMT - 08/31/2018  
maybe big move tonight 10/30% in jpy.....

Mtl JP  15:18:54 GMT - 08/31/2018  
usd in demand

Mtl JP  15:07:31 GMT - 08/31/2018  
time ripe to start ripping nuts off usdtry shorts

Mtl JP  14:54:19 GMT - 08/31/2018  
some last minute hanki panki going on into london close

Mtl JP  14:04:30 GMT - 08/31/2018  
ya ... political gamesmanship alright
trudeau pizzing away MY money on some merikan-owned pipeline so he can try to sell alberta's crap to china (rofl), his carbon tax scheme pizzing ME off as he's trying to tax me OUT of my boat while he flies his donkey around the world on MY dime in a 737... claiming that he will always protect canadian milk producers supply side (luckily for him I do not drink milk (just wine) because milk makes folks aggressive and ADD'red, so currently I am happy to report that his current popularity standing is approx even w/opposition.

Expect some funny stuff come out of justin/christia's donkey if n when Pres Trump starts to talk "fair" milk deal and auto tariffs.

Livingston nh  13:51:25 GMT - 08/31/2018  
jp - IMO Canada likely to drag its feet as they understand President better than most -- this is political gamesmanship

Mtl JP  13:45:56 GMT - 08/31/2018  
I think President Trump trumps anything coming out of "canadian officials" donkey:
“Canada’s going to make a deal at some point. It may be by Friday or it may be within a period of time, but ultimately they have no choice,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg News in Washington as bargainers struggled to resolve critical issues. “I think we’re close to a deal.”
DLRX still under 95
looking to go short USDCAD under 1.3050
preferably with help from euro back N of 1.1640/50

Mtl JP  13:40:07 GMT - 08/31/2018  
nh there is a need for panic to "go contagious"
need to fill boat with gas (burns ~$600worth/day) for the long week-end !

Livingston nh  13:34:44 GMT - 08/31/2018  
Erdogan looks at Argentina rate hike and feels vindicated as peso declines further so Turkish CB stays out of play -- Brazil intervenes at 4.20 and gets temporary reprieve

Bigger risk is India and Indonesia // Italy yield rises a bit as German yield drops again -- EU has a lot on its plate --Barnier unmasked as GBP held hostage to Ireland deal

TURKEY still on the MENU @7

Mtl JP  13:29:33 GMT - 08/31/2018  
wanna buy some Italian crap paper ?

Italy Generic Govt 10Y Yield

Fukuoka joyya  11:51:36 GMT - 08/31/2018  
look like audjpy easly reach 75/65 area....

Fukuoka joyya  11:18:14 GMT - 08/31/2018  
audtry short doing well....

aud nzd gbp eur more bearish than turk lira now...

Fukuoka joyya  11:16:56 GMT - 08/31/2018  
just sold usdtry 6.57 seems turkey ok...

Mtl JP  11:03:11 GMT - 08/31/2018  
Winners and Losers
Good odds of market gaining in perception that turkey will default.
Maybe not today or next week. Or even in a month or two.

What matters as a trade-able is the growth in player perceptions.

Mtl JP  10:34:42 GMT - 08/31/2018  
Trump Threatens to Pull U.S. Out of WTO If It Doesn’t ‘Shape Up’ - BBRG August 30, 2018

Mtl JP  23:19:42 GMT - 08/30/2018  
Winners and Losers
Federal court quashes Trans Mountain approval in setback for Trudeau

haha, allegedly a setback for the boy also known for his selfies, pretty sox and hair and.... spending OPM

and making Kinder Morgan executives and shareholders double over rofl

Market Reaction
Shares of Canadian oil companies

Mtl JP  18:21:38 GMT - 08/30/2018  
Argentine peso going direction of H3LL
will make for good holiday / medical destination

Mtl JP  17:41:33 GMT - 08/30/2018  
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

I have determined that for 2019, both across‑the‑board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero.

Mtl JP  17:36:23 GMT - 08/30/2018  
Trump cancels pay raises for civilian federal workers in 2019

Mtl JP  12:12:00 GMT - 08/30/2018  
Winners and Losers
Donald J. Trump
Verified account
47m47 minutes ago
The news from the Financial Markets is even better than anticipated. For all of you that have made a fortune in the markets, or seen your 401k’s rise beyond your wildest expectations, more good news is coming!
hint hint ?

Mtl JP  22:11:19 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Winners and Losers
they are always there and everywhere
Why a trend divergence in the S&P 500 and the VIX may spell trouble for stocks

The FEAR index...

The fear index is not behaving as it should

Mtl JP  21:37:20 GMT - 08/28/2018  
yiieee-ha , having been ignored for last 5 or so weeks ...

Trudeau 'encouraged' by NAFTA progress as Canada faces pressure to sign or face auto tariffs

pretty sox and hair is encouraged ...

dc CB  21:27:20 GMT - 08/28/2018  
ok, sorry I was looking at the Treas page. I see what u r looking at now.
by the way, the NYFRD is actually pretty transparent - if U know where to look and finding out where to look is hard. IF we had a real Journalists working in the Financial Press --- they wud be doing the looking and reporting. But recall that post FOMC pressser when Pedro da Costa, then at the WSJ, asked Gammy Yellen the wrong question...he got shown the door ---

Pedro's twitter link

Livingston nh  21:25:19 GMT - 08/28/2018  
I'm just a simple fella - the Fed has a make believe target //
CPI @2.9% Fed funds @ 2% -- folks smarter than me think this a good deal!!

lkwd jj  20:49:36 GMT - 08/28/2018  
i was surprised that info as such was public, i guess.

dc CB  20:48:25 GMT - 08/28/2018  
jj don't understand the question

lkwd jj  20:38:45 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Cb did you see that the forex holdings are assets in euro and jpy ? are we getting a glimpse of the "hidden hand"?

lkwd jj  20:38:45 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Cb did you see that the forex holdings are assets in euro and jpy ? are we getting a glimpse of the "hidden hand"?

dc CB  20:30:26 GMT - 08/28/2018  
while on that SOMA page Note Well the size of the exirys(aka Mature) on Nov 15 --- $34bln ++. This will happen 10 days after the Mid Term US voting.

dc CB  20:18:12 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Friday is another QT day...last was the 15th ... $22bln and change...Hit the TNote TBond tab


Mtl JP  20:16:02 GMT - 08/28/2018  
10-yr -> 2.882%
2--yr -> 2.669%
0.213 which is uP from yesty's 0.18
which under 0.20 starts to tighten the donkeyhole in those to whom such matter matters

Mtl JP  20:09:31 GMT - 08/28/2018  
as IF by coincidence San Fran FED came out w/ piece yesterday,
pizzing of jerome's August 24, 2018 Monetary Policy in a Changing Economy which used "risk" 21x in an attempt to deflect and minimize attention from "the yield curve"

The SanFran gang, comedians that they are are "on the other hand"-ists, make Yield Curve front n center. See link below.

August 27, 2018 - Information in the Yield Curve about Future Recessions

Pretend-Innocently starting out The ability of the Treasury yield curve to predict future recessions has recently received a great deal of public attention. they kick jerome right on the kneecap with their 2nd assertion that

An inversion of the yield curve—when short-term interest rates are higher than long-term rates—has been a reliable predictor of recessions.

dc CB  20:08:25 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Bernake's Curse on the Fed was to set an Inflation Target -- Contex

that was the Cohiba Smoke he blew up yr azimuth. the Mirrors: keep changing the way "inflation" is calculated so it never registers higher for more than a few months..

anecdote: I cut my finger and went to a chain drug store to buy some Neosporin ---- an OH SO common topical Over the Counter Med. been around for decades----costs near $8 for a 1oz tube. and don't get me started on the price of gauze pads.

Gouging my gouge...bleeding PAY UP or get infected.

Mtl JP  19:51:27 GMT - 08/28/2018  
nh 19:37 ya don't think his jackson hole drivel was written, edited and approved by... da chairman himself ?

Livingston nh  19:50:20 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Bernake's Curse on the Fed was to set an Inflation Target -- Context

dc CB  19:41:25 GMT - 08/28/2018  
"Gammy Yellen" was the perfect face the bank propagandists, to tell us that we must accept a 0.001% Rate on OUR savings "just a few months longer"

And a brilliant choice by the O, to follow the "bearded academic" , the Professor Most Learned --- holding the Princeton Chair: Dean of The Great Depression. These credentials allowed him(them) to experiment and thus get away with never before seen give-aways...all with the Ivy League stamp of knowledge

Livingston nh  19:37:10 GMT - 08/28/2018  
He's a lawyer and if he was well trained the econ pointyheads are in trouble

Mtl JP  19:30:48 GMT - 08/28/2018  
nh 19:15 one huge advantage jerome has over janet is that his body / face / tone of voice language is much much more deadpan evolved.
it is an essential propaganda (the formation of folks attitudes) tool to fool the plebs into desired behavior when all you have to peddle is credibility.

Livingston nh  19:15:44 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Past few days listening to "Experts" about the yield curve effect and Fed folks - clueless, ignoring the negative real yield

How long will Powell bow to the economic unprovable ??

Mtl JP  17:08:25 GMT - 08/28/2018  
Winners and Losers
The road to fresh stock-market highs is littered with these awful correction calls

One thing they all have in common:

Complete wrongness.

Mtl JP  12:27:47 GMT - 08/27/2018  
It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, and can also be used against ground installations. The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km.
Maybe the S-400 commands respect but how the heck is one supposed to make pips off just gumflap ?

PM praises Russia-Israel dialogue on Middle East

"We are colleagues with Russia that respect each other and conduct a sincere dialogue," Lithuanian National Radio and Television quoted Netanyahu as saying on Monday.

Fukuoka joyya  12:25:35 GMT - 08/27/2018  

Buy Gold
Entry: Target: Stop:
just keep buying gold silver......

stox go down some time lots debt around the world.....

HK [email protected]  12:13:33 GMT - 08/27/2018  
Trump with classical bold capitalism will impoverish the whole world first.
And if removed from office and stox indeed will crash, the US will be added to the list:(

Mtl JP  12:09:26 GMT - 08/27/2018  
Usd/TurkLira 6.2445
lira is down about 4.7% from earlier 5.9634-ish base
good sized move
odds are more good sized moves a-coming
and elsewhere too
brazil, s/africa, agrentina, italy...

kids... feel free to take positions

Dillon AL  05:23:36 GMT - 08/26/2018  
re yeast causes dough to rise

he obviously hasn't cooked at 10000 feet and above

Mtl JP  23:17:20 GMT - 08/25/2018  
Instead of recognizing cause and effect and giving credit

in wsj - a BIS "expert" Agustín Carstens expresses that Global Monetary-Policy Official Decries U.S. Trade Measures

claiming that

‘It’s paradoxical that the United States is starting to put obstacles in the road at a time when its economy is firing on all cylinders,’ official says at Jackson Hole gathering

Dillon AL  22:08:01 GMT - 08/25/2018  
actually the paper says "winner takes most/all" as a variation on the winner takes all. Lets face it podium means that 2nd place is not good enough and hence winner always takes all as demonstrated further into the paper because that is exactly what superstar firms do . AMZN AAPL MSFT GOOG and then the odd one out FB

Mtl JP  19:27:10 GMT - 08/25/2018  
BoC's poloz on Winners and Losers

..."If growth were evenly spread, in the way yeast causes dough to rise, everyone would be a winner. But because it is like mushrooms, the associated disruption means that some will lose out while others win. In certain conditions, the winners can even become superstars; hence, the term “winner takes most,” ...

..."It is human nature to focus on the negative. In the process of creative destruction, destruction gets more headlines than creation does. This is because the threats to individuals are concrete and easily identifiable..."

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Central Banking
Remarks Stephen S. Poloz - Governor
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
August 25, 2018

Mtl JP  18:26:59 GMT - 08/23/2018  
In WSJ Rob Copeland tortures himself:
At Hedge Funds, Where Are the Women?
Women run only two of the top 50 funds; instead they cluster in positions away from the money

but to the successful ones:

“We don’t really think of anyone’s gender, including mine,”

Mtl JP  17:54:27 GMT - 08/23/2018  
but to its credit BTC approximately steady around ~$6400

Mtl JP  17:51:49 GMT - 08/23/2018  
so the supposedly understaffed and underfunded SEC had the skill and time to

(Release No. 34-83904; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2017-139)
August 22, 2018
Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Order Disapproving a Proposed Rule Change
to List and Trade the Shares of the ProShares Bitcoin ETF and the ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Exchange Act, that proposed rule change SR-NYSEArca-2017-139 is disapproved. Eduardo A. Aleman Assistant Secretary

Mtl JP  15:36:35 GMT - 08/23/2018  
and so in the fight for fairness and justice not available from taxpayer funded "authority" one available tactic to the non-insiders is as public as possible and then more public dissemination into the court of populism

Wall Street analysts tore down a Tesla Model 3 and found 'significant fit & finish issues' (TSLA)

Mtl JP  15:13:48 GMT - 08/23/2018  
Why is Donald cavalier with the notion of his impeachment ?
Because knows all too well that impeachment is a political and not a criminal trial.

That is how clinton escaped and before nixon could get impeached resigned:
1) the House by majority needs to agree that an impeachable offense has occured.
2) then the senate must pass judgment by two thirds majority to remove a sitting pres

Mtl JP  14:56:04 GMT - 08/23/2018  
It is the Discretionary Function Exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2680(a) that says to the naive taxpayer to f-u.

Bottom Line
is that those who know how to bag (pay off) the so-called lawmakers have the upper hand.
Not a question of fairness / justice,
just power

Mtl JP  14:45:19 GMT - 08/23/2018  
what is really really pathetic is that, referring to jurisprudence of folks suing the SEC over its incompetence and inaction around Madoff, is that "The court said the SEC’s actions and “regrettable inaction” were protected by a law that shields federal agencies from liability."

Bottom Line being:
so many bottom lines I don't know where to begin

Mtl JP  14:32:58 GMT - 08/23/2018  
what a LOAD of krapp !
wonder who is behind this cop-out bbrg shill piece

Elon Musk and Tesla Might Not Have to Worry About the SEC

The hesitant, understaffed regulator may have a hard time applying its outdated rules to the founder’s tweets.

Elon Musk and Tesla Might Not Have to Worry About the SEC
The hesitant, understaffed regulator may have a hard time applying its outdated rules to the founder’s tweets.

Mtl JP  13:35:56 GMT - 08/23/2018  
call of the day (yet to be seen so) :

The stage is set for a ‘violent’ drop in stocks, says Saxo Bank

courtsey Peter Garnry Saxo Bank

Mtl JP  13:21:51 GMT - 08/23/2018  
apparently too expensive for the 50% of chinese pop still living in stone age as Xi's measures to boost domestic demand not producing propagandized traction

and as folks around world becoming increasingly conscious of Xi's honey on lips poison in heart

PAR 13:12:42 GMT - 08/23/2018  
Huawei . Great phones at great prices .

Mtl JP  13:10:40 GMT - 08/23/2018  
followup to
JP 03:21 GMT August 22, 2018
so who u gonna blame punk, eh ?!
Doors Slam Shut for China Deals Around the World - bbrg

... angers Beijing.... haha, beijing = slysmile Xi

Australia bans China's Huawei from mobile network project, angers Beijing

Mtl JP  11:10:24 GMT - 08/23/2018  
President Trump short while ago on FOX:

“If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor. Because without this thinking [points to head] you would see, you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse.”

Note: odds of impeaching Trump are 0.0001%
In the meantime Trump is hogging headlines and dictates what the journos talk about.

Mtl JP  08:32:17 GMT - 08/23/2018  
Winners vs Losers
Skipping over the manifest ignorance of the difference between "value" and "price" , a theme:

Home-value growth slows as buyers become more apprehensive

Mtl JP  03:21:53 GMT - 08/22/2018  
so who u gonna blame punk, eh ?!

Doors Slam Shut for China Deals Around the World - bbrg

Tighter rules for CFIUS are echoed in great scrutiny from Europe to Australia.

Mtl JP  17:06:42 GMT - 08/21/2018  
euro HoD 1.15717

Mtl JP  17:05:12 GMT - 08/21/2018  
50 day 1.1618
still resistance

Mtl JP  17:03:43 GMT - 08/21/2018  
EURO 1.1562
20day = 1.1550

Mtl JP  15:10:11 GMT - 08/21/2018  
HIGHLIGHTS-Key quotes from Reuters interview with Trump

ON WHETHER HE HAS A TIME FRAME TO END TRADE DISPUTES WITH CHINA “No. No time frame. I’m like them, I have a long horizon.”

ON WHETHER HE WOULD CONSIDER LIFTING SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA “No. I haven’t thought about it. But no, I’m not considering it at all. No. I would consider it if they do something that would be good for us. But I wouldn’t consider it without that. In other words, I wouldn’t consider it, even for a moment, unless something was go — we have a lot of things in common. We have a lot of things we can do good for each other. You have Syria. You have Ukraine. You have many other things. I think they would like economic development. And that’s a big thing for them.”

today's tr dep's new sanctions on russians

Mtl JP  12:48:38 GMT - 08/21/2018  
with nothing worthwhile on data calendar
NY session likely to be victim to headlines, sharks and/or tweets

Mtl JP  12:45:49 GMT - 08/21/2018  
EURO 1.1503
planning out my NY session trading am trying to figure where is likely be biggest mover and 2) which way

Bottom Line
euro in uP bias while above 1.1490/75

Mtl JP  11:42:52 GMT - 08/21/2018  
Winners and Losers and paradigm shifts

feel the earth... move... under my feet....
Share of discount brokerages fell in premarket trade Tuesday, after a report that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM, -0.13% was taking aim with a plan to launch a new digital brokerage service that comes with free trades. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.'s stock AMTD, -4.41% dropped 2.1% and Charles Schwab Corp. shares SCHW, +1.02% shed 3.2% ahead of the open, while shares of E*Trade Financial Corp. ETFC, -3.18% were indicated down over 3%. J.P. Morgan's stock gained 0.7% in the premarket.

Get Paid To Watch Porn(™) — Disruptive Blockchain Revolution In The Adult Industry

JP Morgan to unveil new investing app with an eye-catching, disruptive price: Free

Fukuoka joyya  12:51:26 GMT - 08/19/2018  
Putin, Merkel meet amid rift with US

Kl Fs  11:30:30 GMT - 08/19/2018  
Joyya, sell usd at market open, may gap down.

Fukuoka joyya  04:50:27 GMT - 08/19/2018  
Trump is Pushing US Into Scripted and Pre-Planned World War III

Fukuoka joyya  11:12:04 GMT - 08/18/2018  
Trumped Up Prophecies: How Kabbalah Wizards & Christian Zionists Are Trying to Build a Third Temple

reason behind turkish lira selling must watch video...

Fukuoka joyya  05:18:44 GMT - 08/18/2018  
China bombers are training to strike US targets in the Pacific, Pentagon claims

dc CB  01:47:41 GMT - 08/18/2018  
Mtl JP 15:07 GMT August 17, 2018
that GAP .... I ve been yapping about
one of the nicest I have ever played !

TSLA Dude --- U R crowing about UR win shorting TSLA What nerve.


Mtl JP 20:29:34 GMT - 07/16/2018
GV is foreX orientated
why should foreX players care if tesla or facebook or catterpillar or some other non-bank entity reports posi or nega earnings
tia 4 light

dc CB 20:13:40 GMT - 07/16/2018
it is earnings season...but then this is GV and noOneCares.

Kl Fs  00:50:56 GMT - 08/18/2018  
Tide has turned for usd IMO. Sell usd from now on.

Mtl JP  21:07:26 GMT - 08/17/2018  
Feel free to take a position:

"Turkey's incomplete policy response to the lira's depreciation is unlikely on its own to sustainably stabilise the currency and the economy," Fitch Ratings

and to load heavy or not is a personal decision

Mtl JP  19:53:32 GMT - 08/17/2018  
Livingston nh jerome is scheduled to yak in jackson hole
10:00 a.m.
Speech - Chairman Jerome H. Powell
Monetary Policy in a Changing Economy
At the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Policy Symposium, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Sofar he is on record being ambivalent what happens to the likes of turkey (EMs). I think regardless of his poetry, he is watching w/accute interest.

I suspect his 2nd point of focus has to be interest -- nterest as a FED tool to fight next econ downturn. It makes me rofl just thinking about it and how "they" / he is worried about having or not the ammunition for their (his) tool to "fight" (haha) the next econ downturn as night follows day.

They (he jerome) ONLY have/has not even 2% to play with atm in light of their / his benchmark interest in 1.75% to 2% range.

Mtl JP  19:19:26 GMT - 08/17/2018  
looking today at Donald J. TrumpVerified account

I can not help thinking about “Banning Donald Trump From Twitter Is a Misguided Liberal Fantasy,” Twitter C.E.O. Jack Dorsey's possible change of mind.

Livingston nh  19:12:56 GMT - 08/17/2018  
jp- CB types might worry that rates (weapon of choice) will be ineffective in the event of recession // disruptive is the uncoordinated retreat from the Money Swamp

Kl Fs  16:56:47 GMT - 08/17/2018  
I was betting on short the puppy from 13150ish down to 12950, protected at BE now and taking some off for weekend. Hoping to see target early next week

Mtl JP  16:52:34 GMT - 08/17/2018  
Fs 16:31 what exxatly is ur bet ?

Mtl JP  16:47:33 GMT - 08/17/2018  
yes... a very very warm feeling indeed
Livingston nh earlier Jamie suggested "You better be prepared to deal with rates 5 percent or higher."

yesty rba's lowe allowed that he is not relaxed about ... "possibly disruptive consequences in financial markets."

Can u please explain what is wrong with "possibly disruptive consequences in financial markets" -- what is the(ir) fear ?

Kl Fs  16:31:41 GMT - 08/17/2018  
JP, puppy seems to be heading to 12940-50

Livingston nh  15:50:44 GMT - 08/17/2018  
jp - well played gap

lkwd jj  15:16:11 GMT - 08/17/2018  
like they say "trade 'em like you see 'em". nice one Jp.

Mtl JP  15:07:32 GMT - 08/17/2018  
that GAP .... I ve been yapping about
one of the nicest I have ever played !

Mtl JP  09:24:11 GMT - 08/17/2018  
in relation to the GAP - still has 35 bux in it - I mentioned few times

elon in NYT (where else) fluff piece:

... “I thought the worst of it was over — I thought it was,” he said. “The worst is over from a Tesla operational standpoint.” He continued: “But from a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come.”...

... He blamed short-sellers — investors who bet that Tesla’s shares will lose value — for much of his stress. He said he was bracing for “at least a few months of extreme torture from the short-sellers, who are desperately pushing a narrative that will possibly result in Tesla’s destruction.” ...

Referring to the short-sellers, he added: “They’re not dumb guys, but they’re not supersmart. They’re O.K. They’re smartish.”

Mtl JP  15:16:27 GMT - 08/16/2018  
For the HaHa File
Citi fined over $10 million by SEC over controls, supervision

Published: Aug 16, 2018 10:50 a.m. ET

Citigroup C, +1.49% will pay $10.5 million to settle two lawsuits from the Securities and Exchange Commission, one stemming from $81 million of losses due to trader mismarking and unauthorized proprietary trading and another from $475 million of losses due to fraudulently-induced loans made by a Mexican subsidiary. ... blablabla ... Citi did not admit or deny either finding.

And so no-one loses hand or two (just their job) , citi pays a fine (or Permit to Fraudulate fee) and .... beat goes on.

Mtl JP  10:00:25 GMT - 08/16/2018  
Turkey's crushing annual inflation rate is running at an estimated 101% - cnbc

Currency Board ...
- why is it better than a loan from IMF ?
- why do govvys resist it ?

Hong Kong currency board warns banks to watch for rate spike, tighter liquidity

Mtl JP  23:58:47 GMT - 08/15/2018  
dc CB one could think it should be supportive of short players/

that outfit needs more institutional players to start dumping their holdings. Preferably all at once (say in a panic stampede looking to beat one the other to the exit door)

dc CB  23:17:12 GMT - 08/15/2018  

New Model 3 Owner takes delivery

dc CB  23:00:09 GMT - 08/15/2018  
Mtl JP 15:33 GMT

If Tesla's PR department thought today's reported SEC subpoenas and 'formal' investigation transition by the regulator would be the worst of its problems, they got a very unpleasant surprise when Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp started tweeting photos, internal emails, and Vehicle Identification Numbers of Model 3 VIN numbers that allegedly have damaged or punctured battery packs in them, and which he says are evidence of flawed manufacturing practices at Tesla's battery factory, and could put drivers' lives at risk.

One month ago, we reported that Martin Tripp - the former Tesla engineer who on June 20 was sued by Tesla for allegedly trying to "sabotage" the company - and who subsequently turned out to be a whistleblower who was fired in retaliation for his attempts to warn Tesla execs of severe quality control production problems, was alleging several egregious safety violations that, if true, would likely destroy what remains of Musk's tattered credibility, which the SEC is currently subpoenaing.

Blowin' da whistle

Fukuoka joyya  15:58:32 GMT - 08/15/2018  
news said pastor had contacts with terriorist groups and they have strong evidence photos and emails of terriorist cars in airbase.....

Fukuoka joyya  15:50:50 GMT - 08/15/2018  
it was expected i said that wont release pastor might take to inter pool with proof might be not good for trump...

any comment?

Dillon AL 15:45 GMT 08/15/2018

thanx mate....

Dillon AL  15:45:19 GMT - 08/15/2018  
joyya there is too much cash on the sidelines for that to happen.
NB how Fidelity and others having been raising cash recently.
The fact that there is talk (Which I haven't heard but then what do I know) suggests that it wont come to pass. IE the expected does not happen and even if it did patience waiting for the turn and confirmation will be just as good as trying to anticipate something that may not come to pass.

The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.

Mtl JP  15:44:54 GMT - 08/15/2018  
as Wednesday 6pm dealine looms
and so Qatar has approx 6 hrs to try to save some of its money

Court rejects appeal for American pastor's release from detention, Turkish media says

Mtl JP  15:41:09 GMT - 08/15/2018  
so now President Trump knows who is newly conspiring against him:

Turkish financial crisis: lira rallies as Qatar invests $15bn in Turkey

Mtl JP  15:33:48 GMT - 08/15/2018  
AL I like H&S formations for breakout and measured target
IF I can bag ~70ish bux I ll be very very happy
short from

Aug 8th

Fukuoka joyya  15:32:26 GMT - 08/15/2018  
many peoples saying big crash like 1929 in us markeet which never ex bfore so peoples leavin us.....

Fukuoka joyya  15:24:07 GMT - 08/15/2018

The Resident: Time to get the hell out of the US

really?many peoples moving from us?

Dillon AL  15:18:29 GMT - 08/15/2018  
jp look on the right side exhaustion gap following by measureing move gap

dc CB  15:08:48 GMT - 08/15/2018  
SEC ramps up investigation into Tesla privatization plans; sends subpoenas to Tesla regarding privatization plans and Musk's statements involving "funding secured"--sources Subpoenas signal investigation has reached the "formal" stages -- sources more now @FoxBusiness

dc CB  15:05:03 GMT - 08/15/2018  
Wimpy and QT were pretty spectacular this time out.

Mtl JP  15:03:10 GMT - 08/15/2018  
herd usually follows when bell tolls as

institutional investors divest

Mtl JP  14:41:59 GMT - 08/15/2018  
That GAP Ive been raving on and on about...
has less than 40 bux in it now

Mtl JP  12:54:55 GMT - 08/15/2018  
That warm and fuzzy feeling of a loss by rationalizing that it “represents a very small part of our overall credit business.”

some principles like:
- redeployed billions of pounds of assets into riskier and more lucrative trading activities in a bid to boost returns and
- seeks to take on more risk to chase higher returns

Bloomberg report

Mtl JP  22:02:31 GMT - 08/14/2018  
aka old wisdom by old coot Rockefeller:
"Own nothing, control everything"

Mtl JP  22:00:03 GMT - 08/14/2018  
probably best to leave your Gold watch / ring(s) at home

PAR 21:53:21 GMT - 08/14/2018  
Wine , only wine or Champagne if FED keeps buying Russian Rouble and Turkish Lira .

Of to holiday in Bodrum and Kusadassi before it becomes to expensive .

Enjoy the beach .

Mtl JP  21:47:21 GMT - 08/14/2018  
PAR u prefer genever or beer to celebrate ?

PAR 21:40:38 GMT - 08/14/2018  
Thank you supreme leader Trump

Mtl JP  21:33:20 GMT - 08/14/2018  
The stock market is about to make history

Depending on how you date it, the bull market is set to become the longest in history

Barring a breathtaking plunge, the bull market in U.S. stocks on Aug. 22 will become the longest in history, and optimistic investors argue it has miles to go before it rests.

Mtl JP  21:26:54 GMT - 08/14/2018  
A corporation issues five-year fixed-rate bonds. Its treasurer expects interest rates to decline for all maturities for at least the next year. She enters into a one-year agreement with a bank to receive quarterly fixed-rate payments and to make payments based on floating rates benchmarked on three-month Libor. This agreement is best described as a:

futures contract.
forward contract.

Mtl JP  21:22:25 GMT - 08/14/2018  
One more:
Which of the following statements is least accurate regarding the factors that affect the interest rate risk characteristics of an option-free bond?

The lower the coupon rate, the greater the bond's price sensitivity to changes in interest rates.
The higher the yield, the greater the bond's price sensitivity to changes in interest rates.
The longer the bond's maturity, the greater the bond's price sensitivity to changes in interest rates.

Mtl JP  21:17:59 GMT - 08/14/2018  
HELP plz (w / exam Q)
As a monetary policy tool, quantitative easing (QE) will most likely help revive an ailing economy in which of the following environments?

Declining bank reserves and economic activity
Liquidity trap
Deflationary trap

Mtl JP  15:46:53 GMT - 08/11/2018  
Winners and Losers

u must do your own diligence
UBS: These are the companies most at risk from President Trump's trade war

Here's their list of most at-risk names:

Mtl JP  15:41:39 GMT - 08/11/2018  
Winners and Losers
Australia’s big banks have stranglehold on consumers, government says

SYDNEY — Australia’s four biggest banks have used their dominant position to exploit customers, deliver inferior products, charge exorbitant fees and block competition, according to a new government report calling for more competition and integrity in the industry.

Mtl JP  13:38:02 GMT - 08/11/2018  
August 10, 2018
Donald Trump: ‘Canada must wait’ on trade deal, but Mexican one is coming nicely

Mtl JP  11:24:10 GMT - 08/11/2018  
Following the golden rule:

Iran & Venezuela prime examples of intrinsic value of money vs. gold

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