"Prepare For More Volatility As Yield 'Hunger Games' Comes To An End"

Many ill-informed pundits have taken the recent absence of volatility to mean that it is gone for good. But many smart investors, like Tepper and Gundlach and Druckenmiller, who are paid to protect their clients’ money against large drawdowns are forgoing returns today in order to protect against an anticipated pickup in extreme events in the future.  

Russian Naval Fleet Filmed Off British Coast, Followed "Every Inch Of The Way"

Russia's "largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War" was not shy about being photographed as it crossed the English Channel and the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier, and Peter the Great, a Kirov class battlecruiser, were among the ships filmed off Ramsgate, Kent. The Russian vessels were being shadowed by the Royal Navy, and were marked "every inch of the way."

An Establishment In Panic

Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.” But what do these chattering classes and establishment bulletin boards think the Donald is going to do if he falls short of 270 electoral votes? What explains the hysteria of the establishment? In a word, fear.

Germans Are Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

"We refugees... do not want to live in the same country with you. You can, and I think you should, leave Germany. And please take Saxony and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) with you... Why do you not go to another country? We are sick of you!" - Aras Bacho an 18-year-old Syrian migrant

European Mars Lander Crashed On Impact

Of course, this being Europe, the crash was quickly spun as a positive. ESA Director David Parker said it's what they wanted from a test. "We have data coming back that allows us to fully understand the steps that did occur, and why the soft landing did not occur," he said.

European Taxpayers Now On The Hook For Junk Debt As ECB Bond-Buying Debacle Builds

"Picking winners" was never a good idea for policymakers - no matter what the economics textbooks say - and now the 'market' has given the ECB a big headache. Draghi's corporate-bond-buying scheme has backfired as the European Central Bank finds itself holding junk bonds in its so-called 'stimulus' plan after K+S AG was downgraded by S&P (sending its price plunging).

US Oil Rig Count Spikes To 8-Month Highs

For the 21st week of the last 22, US oil rig counts rose - spiking by 11 (most in 2 months) to 8 month highs at 443. Oil prices are modestly lower on the print...

"The Game Is Up" - Why Exporters Are In Double Trouble

Most of the worlds largest exporters are facing declining domestic populations (0-64yr/olds) and demand.  But now these exporters are also facing the prospect of declining global demand as the core population among the world's primary importers is set to peak.

Russia Wants To Monitor "Rigged" US Presidential Elections

In what can only be described as an epic attempt to troll both Obama and Hillary, and an apparent move to embarrass the United States over Trump's claims of that the upcoming presidential election will be "rigged", Russia has asked to send monitors to US polling stations for the Nov. 8 vote, according to reports by Russian media.

Welcome To Neocolonialism, Exploited Peasants!

The U.S. peasantry has been stripmined exactly like the powerless colonial peasantry in the old colonial model, and they are finally identifying their oppressors: the ruling Elite of the U.S.

Canada Walks Out Of European Trade Talks, "Deal Impossible"

With 'trade' at the center of any substantive differences between US presidential candidates, 1000s protesting 'trade' deals across Europe, 'trade' collapsing in China, and lame-duck Obama trying to push his 'trade' agenda, it is perhaps shocking that Canada’s trade minister walked out of talks to finalize a trade pact with the European Union, saying it now seems the bloc is incapable of reaching such agreements and that Canadian officials are returning home.

Half Of American Adults Exist In A Government Accessible Facial Recognition Network

One of the key aspects of an increasingly pervasive use of facial recognition technology is the total lack of regulation or informed consent that goes along with the collection and use of this intimate personal information. It’s a total wild, wild west environment where both corporations and government basically think they can do whatever they want. Indeed, they will continue to do exactly that until we the people make enough of a stink about it.