Is America Still A Serious Nation?

Is America still a serious nation? Consider. While U.S. elites were denouncing Donald Trump as unfit to serve for having compared Miss Universe 1996 to “Miss Piggy” of “The Muppets,” the World Trade Organization was validating the principal plank of his platform. America’s allies are cheating and robbing her blind on trade.

Citi Trader: "I Almost Feel Stupid Being Bearish "

"I almost feel stupid being bearish given it has been such an incredibly popular and incredibly losing strategy for so long and there have been so many false starts over the past few years."

Satellite Imagery Reveals China's Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is Vastly Greater Than Disclosed

According to satellite images by geospatial analytics startup Orbital Insight, China, has not only misrepresented how much oil it has stored, it has done so at a massive scale, with the real number dwarfing even JPM own estimate: the real amount of Chinese oil in storage, according to Orbital, was a whopping 600 million barrels as of May, a number which may have risen to well over 700 million barrels as of September.

Inside France's "The Jungle" Migrant Camp

... the government's "irresponsible" plan to relocate migrants in Calais to other parts of France... would "proliferate a multitude of small Calais, genuine areas of lawlessness that exacerbate lasting tensions throughout the country."

US Oil Rig Count Rises Most In Q3 Since 2009

Q3 ends with a 29% rise in US oil rigs - this is the biggest rise since Q4 2009. Oil rigs have risen 14 weeks in a row (up 7 this week to 425, the highest since Feb 2016).

Did Trump Support The Iraq War Or Not?

The way Lester Holt “corrected” Donald Trump at Monday’s debate (as he was clearly instructed to do) regarding the Iraq War, you’d think the answer to whether he supported it or not was clear-cut. The truth is, it may not be that simple. Meanwhile, we know for sure which candidate absolutely loves war and leaves a trail of death and destruction in her wake: Hillary Clinton.

This Is The Rumor Causing The Spike In Deutsche Bank Shares

The catalyst for the DB spike is again a rumor.  There has been trader unsubstantiated speculation - launched on Twitter - that the bank may reach a lower RMBS settlement with the U.S. DoJ than feared. As Bloomberg seriously notes: "unverified handles on Twitter speculate the DoJ fine may be $5.4b, vs reports earlier this month the DoJ had sought $14b. Unverified handles including @fiatcurrency, @Fxmacro Tweet or retweet the speculation."

This Is How Much Liquidity Deutsche Bank Has At This Moment, And What Happens Next

Following today's Deutsche Bank fireworks, Goldman reports that "crisis” questions are being asked: “is there risk of a financial crisis re-run” and “can a large European bank face a liquidity event”? To answer these questions we look at the total liquidity accessible to Deutsche Bank, and what are the options facing the bank next.

Chicago Fed Bounces But Employment Slips

"Economic growth in the US appears to have picked up a little at the end of the third quarter," reports MNI as September's Chicago Fed ticked up to 54.2 (better than the 52.0 expectations). Most subindices rose but notably employment fell. While excuses grow around the nation for disappointing data, 79% of Chicago panellists said the run-up to November Presidential Elections is having a negligible impact on business.