Disney Agrees To Buy 21st Century Fox Assets For $52.4 Billion

After weeks of mounting speculation - and a rumored competing bids by rivals Comcast Corp. and Verizon that never materialized - Disney and 21st Century Fox announced early Thursday that the former would acquire most of the latter's entertainment assets in a deal worth $52.4 billion

BoE Preview: "Should Be A Non-Event"

As DB's Jim Reid writes, the BoE meeting due in minutes, should be a non event as recent inflation prints and macro data were broadly in line with consensus. Notably, any discussion on what the Brexit breakthrough on Friday might mean for policy could be the most interesting feature.

"Loonie Longs Are Set For A Painful Dose Of Reality": Trader

"After seven weeks of consolidation, the Canadian dollar is due for another major leg of weakness.  FX traders aren’t paying attention to what’s happening to Canadian oil markets but they’ll be forced to wake up soon enough."

Mapping World War In Syria & Iraq

For some time now Syria and Iraq have been a place where interests of many players are clashing. The region is being devastated by civil war or a war by proxy, fought by a number of participants, where the borderline between friend and foe is sharp or vague as the case may be...

Is Jihad Festering In America?

A new investigative report reveals that hundreds of Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals residing in the US - some with dual citizenship, and most students subsisting on government scholarships - have joined ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq during the past three years.

Gundlach Reveals His Favorite Trade For 2018

"Investors should add commodities to their portfolios. There is a really remarkable relationship between a market cap or the total return of the s&p 500 and the total return something like the Goldman Sachs commodities index... the repetition is almost eerie"

The Enemy Within - The "Intelligence Community"

"... this was undoubtedly a deliberate lie, planted in the media by the same rogue “intelligence community” that invented Russia-gate. It didn’t matter that the truth would eventually come out..."