These Are The Best And Worst U.S. Cities To Own A House

At the top, with annual price increases of 10% or more, we find the usual west coast (and thus closest to China) suspects: Seattle and Portland, followed close behind by Denver and Dallas, which appears to be enjoying the recent revival in shale.

An "Under The Radar" Trump Trade Unwind

"I can’t help but laugh at the sounds of crickets coming from the Trump bulls’ camp. Not that long ago these nutjobs were overwhelming markets with their overly optimistic economic growth assumptions.... Suddenly everyone is dumping equities and greenbacks, while chasing US fixed income higher."

Watch Live: Paul Ryan Holds Press Conference On What Happens Next

Paul Ryan and GOP leaders are holding a press conference to discuss next steps in the aftermath of Friday's failure to repeal Obamacare, and as Reuters reports, among other discussion topics, the GOP is currently contemplating ways to revive the repeal of Obamacare, with CNN adding that Ryan may potentially re-engage the Freedom Caucus.

Tuesday Humor: Richmond Fed Smashes Expectation by Six Standard Deviations

The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey has now risen for 7 straight months, soaring to 22 in March - the highest since April 2010. This smashed expectations by over six standard deviations as new orders, employees, workweek, and wages all soared. Given the stagnation of industrial production, there must be something very special in Richmond...

Consumer Confidence Soars To Highest Since The Peak Of The Dot-Com Bubble

Conference Board Consumer Confidence smashed expectations in March - bursting to 125.6 (114 exp) - the highest since December 2000. Both the present situation and expectations soared, jobs plentiful jumped to its highest since Sept 2001.It is clear that confidence is inspired by stock market values, not real earnings growth.

VIX Crusher Algo Fails - Dow Drops Back Into Red

VIX was monkey-hammered back to almost an 11 handle at the US cash open this morning, in a desperate bid to get The Dow back green and prove that the Trump rally is still in tact... but it didn't ignite the momentum many had hoped for...

Despite Soaring Rates, US Home Prices Accelerate At Fastest Pace In 3 Years

US Home Prices rose at 5.7% year-over-year in January, according to the latest data from Case-Shiller. This is the fastest rate of price appreciation since July 2014. The six-month lagged response to the surge in mortgage rates suggests things may be about to slow down dramatically though...