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  • "Emergency Is On The Table": Goldman, BofA Brace For Crisis, Predict Multiple Rate Cuts In Coming Weeks February 28, 2020
    "Emergency Is On The Table": Goldman, BofA Brace For Crisis, Predict Multiple Rate Cuts In Coming Weeks When it comes to its market, rates and economic forecasts, Goldman has long been one of Wall Street's favorite contrarian, Gartman-like indicators: i.e., always wrong. From its notoriously terrible FX predictions (which we so bad, two of its […]
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  • The Bad News, The Good News... And What To Do February 28, 2020
    The Bad News, The Good News... And What To Do Authored by Bank of America's Chief Investment Officer, Michael Hartnett Key takeaways Market cap loss: $6tn in global stocks, $4tn in US stocks in just 6 trading days. Credit "ghost in the machine" remains biggest market risk. We say March will be policy panic month, […]
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  • CDC Confirms 2 New Coronavirus Cases In US; Google Says Employee Tested Positive After Visiting Zurich Office: Live Updates February 28, 2020
    CDC Confirms 2 New Coronavirus Cases In US; Google Says Employee Tested Positive After Visiting Zurich Office: Live Updates Summary: CDC raises US coronavirus total to 62 Google says employee who visited Zurich office has coronavirus France confirms 57 cases Italy reports 3 deaths in Lombardy; nat'l toll now 21; total cases 821 Google employee […]
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  • Covid-19 Outbreak Meets Another Catastrophe Bond Trigger Condition  February 28, 2020
    Covid-19 Outbreak Meets Another Catastrophe Bond Trigger Condition  The outbreak of Covid-19 in China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, and other parts of Europe and the Americas has likely "met another of the conditions within the trigger mechanism of the World Bank's pandemic catastrophe bond transaction, raising the chance that noteholders face losses in the coming weeks," reported Artemis, […]
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  • Russia Blames Turkey For Its 33 Troops Killed Embedded With "Terrorists"; Turkey Vows To Escalate February 28, 2020
    Russia Blames Turkey For Its 33 Troops Killed Embedded With "Terrorists"; Turkey Vows To Escalate "We have fought Russia 16 times in the past, and we will fight it again," Turkish adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mesut Hakki Casin, has warned after Thursday's dramatic escalation involving the deaths of some 33 Turkish soldiers in Idlib via airstrike, in […]
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  • Where Did Your Money Go? February 28, 2020
    Where Did Your Money Go? Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, It all seems so systematic, arranged, and orderly.  Almost a direct proof of deism.  Sixty seconds make a minute, 60 minutes make an hour, 24 hours make a day, and one day equals one complete rotation of the planet earth. Roughly every 30 days […]
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  • There Is Just One Question: Will The Fed Activate A Coordinated Central Bank Bailout On Sunday February 28, 2020
    There Is Just One Question: Will The Fed Activate A Coordinated Central Bank Bailout On Sunday Update (1145ET): The market - just like yesterday - is staging a comeback after Kudlow spoke, perhaps in the hopes that The fed will indeed do an emergency rate-cut... Nasdaq briefly went green... Fed Speakers were active this morning […]
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  • Massive Fire Breaks Out After Immigrant Protest Near Central Paris Train Station February 28, 2020
    Massive Fire Breaks Out After Immigrant Protest Near Central Paris Train Station A massive fire has broken out in southeastern Paris near the Gare de Lyon train station. The fire has prompted police to evacuate the area.  Breaking: Massive fire at Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, France. A protest against a Congolese singer […]
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  • Citadel Securities Is Trying To Corner The Market For Institutional Options Trading February 28, 2020
    Citadel Securities Is Trying To Corner The Market For Institutional Options Trading Ken Griffin has to pay for that 23,000 square foot, $238 million apartment in New York City he just bought somehow. Perhaps that's why Citadel Securities is now working vigilantly to secure more options order flow from institutional investors. And with major brokerage houses […]
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  • Could The Covid-19 Pandemic Collapse The U.S. Healthcare System? February 28, 2020
    Could The Covid-19 Pandemic Collapse The U.S. Healthcare System? Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Disregard these second-order effects at your own peril. You will find more infographics at Statista A great many systems that are assumed to be robust are actually fragile. Exhibit #1 is the global financial system, of course, but Exhibit […]
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  • Angry Judge Orders Hunter Biden To Appear For Deposition In Child Support Case February 28, 2020
    Angry Judge Orders Hunter Biden To Appear For Deposition In Child Support Case Hunter Biden must appear in Little Rock, Arkansas to give a deposition in his child support case, after a judge rejected his attempt to delay until after most of the key Democratic primary debates, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "He needs to […]
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  • Leaked Internal Reports Show China's Main Priorities Are Controlling Public Opinion, Social Stability February 28, 2020
    Leaked Internal Reports Show China's Main Priorities Are Controlling Public Opinion, Social Stability Authored by Nicole Hao via The Epoch Times, Chinese officials in Wuhan and other cities within Hubei Province, where the novel coronavirus outbreak is most severe, reported to their higher-ups in the provincial government that people are not able to secure treatment, running out of supplies amid restrictive […]
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  • The Entire Treasury Yield Curve Is 'Inverted' February 28, 2020
    The Entire Treasury Yield Curve Is 'Inverted' The market is now demanding almost 4 rate-cuts this year - a stunning example of the desperation for monetary policy mavens to save the world through easy money... and maintain the 'buy the dip' strategy that a generation of money managers has become conditioned to. Source: Bloomberg As […]
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  • A Big Coronavirus Mystery: Where Are The Children? February 28, 2020
    A Big Coronavirus Mystery: Where Are The Children? Authored by Alvin Powell via The Harvard Gazette, As coronavirus cases continue to spread around the world, American officials acknowledged this week that cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, are likely to become much more widespread across the nation. That announcement comes amid a […]
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  • Iran's Clerics "Put World At Risk" - Urging Pilgrims To Visit Qom Shrine, Outbreak Epicenter, As "House For Cure" February 28, 2020
    Iran's Clerics "Put World At Risk" - Urging Pilgrims To Visit Qom Shrine, Outbreak Epicenter, As "House For Cure" Already sanctions-wracked Iran now has the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East. The official death toll has climbed to 26, with 240 confirmed cases (with thousands still being tested); however, the true numbers are believed much, […]
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  • Dollar Pushed Higher Then Backed Off - Why? February 28, 2020
    Dollar Pushed Higher Then Backed Off - Why? Authored by Bruce WIlds via Advancing Time blog, The dollar's weakness in the last few days can be explained from the yen being used as a conduit for wealth fleeing China and the euro enjoying a "dead cat" bounce. The dollar still sits at the higher part […]
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  • Mulvaney Warns Coronavirus Could Lead To School Closures; Blames Press For Peddling 'False Narrative' To Take Down Trump February 28, 2020
    Mulvaney Warns Coronavirus Could Lead To School Closures; Blames Press For Peddling 'False Narrative' To Take Down Trump Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on Friday that the coronavirus is likely to cause disruptions to every day life - including likely school closures and changes to public transportation. "Are you going to […]
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  • US Consumer Sentiment Soars Near 16 Year Highs (Before Virus Fears Rose) February 28, 2020
    US Consumer Sentiment Soars Near 16 Year Highs (Before Virus Fears Rose) While expectations dipped from the preliminary data, overall UMich sentiment jumped to almost its highest since 2004. The gauge of current conditions increased from the prior month to 114.8 and the expectations index rose to 92.1, data showed Friday. Source: Bloomberg   Appetite for buying houses dipped […]
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  • Gold Tumbles - Is The BoJ Back In The Market? February 28, 2020
    Gold Tumbles - Is The BoJ Back In The Market? Gold prices are down over $50 this morning, despite a collapse in stocks and bond yields - and generally weak trend lower in the dollar... The question is why? Or more appropriately, who? We may have an answer to this outlier move. Last week we […]
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  • Chicago PMI Rebounds, But Signals Economic Contraction For 8th Straight Month February 28, 2020
    Chicago PMI Rebounds, But Signals Economic Contraction For 8th Straight Month After January's unexpected plunge to multi-year lows, Chicago PMI rebounded in February (from 42.9 to 49.0), beating expectations of 46.0. This is the eighth straight month of contraction (sub-50) for Chicago's Business Barometer... Source: Bloomberg As the chart above shows, the soft survey picture […]
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