America's Fentanyl Crisis "Is Surging, With No End In Sight"

Having surpassed gun homicides for the first time in 2015, the epidemic of heroin and opioid related deaths in the US continues to grow. Amid the dismal failure of the 'war on drugs', it seems US lawmakers are finally waking up to reality, and are pressing the nation’s drug czar for more data on the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, including how it is trafficked and how many people it has killed, in the latest effort to thwart a spiraling drug crisis.

Oscars Preview

While uncertainty reigns over how many black or female actors will win tomorrow; there is one thing guaranteed - some self-righteous political preaching...

Most Illegal Immigrants Live In America's Metropolitan Areas

Having exposed $27 Billion reasons why a number of America's city officials are up in arms over President Trump's sanctuary city defunding decision, we thought it worth investigating just where the most illegal (or undocumented or unauthorized - pick your politically correct term) immigrants reside in America.

A Two-State Solution... For The West?

There's a cold war raging. No, not the one between the US and Russia. That’s old news. We're talking about the new cold war: the one for the soul of the West.

Goldman Perplexed By The "Relentless Bull Market"

"It has been a year since the last 10% US equity market drawdown. We forecast S&P 500 will peak in 1Q at 2400 and end the year at 2300. Given extremely low volatility, investors should replace long equity positions with calls or sell unlikely upside to fund  protection."

The U.S. Nuclear Energy Dream Is Dying

The United States was once a projected leader in the nuclear energy race. In the 20th century, the world dreamed of finding a way to provide safe, cheap, and renewable energy, and nuclear power seemed to be the manifestation of those dreams. All of this, however, seems to be coming to an end.

JPMorgan Explains What Causes The Market's 3:30pm Ramp

"... end of day rebalancing means that equity trading becomes even more concentrated at the end of the day as passive funds grow. Passive funds typically rebalance at the end of the day because transacting at the closing price better aligns the performance of passive funds to the performance of the index they track."

Charts Of The Week: 10 Reasons To Be Cautious In This Market

"First, 'record levels' of anything are records for a reason. It is where the point where previous limits were reached. Therefore, when a ‘record level’ is reached, it is not the beginning, but rather an indication of the maturity of a cycle. While the media has focused on employment, record stock market levels, etc. as a sign of an ongoing economic recovery, history suggests caution."

Establishment Favorite Tom Perez Wins Vote To Lead Democratic Party

Having fallen just shy of victory in the first round of votes, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez (and Obama/Clinton loyalist) has defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee in a blow to Bernie Sanders and the progressive wing of the party.