A Technical Preview Of The Week Ahead: What The Charts Say

For the technical analysis fans among our readers, we are delighted to present you with the following 9 minute summary, courtesy of our friends at RanSquawk, laying out some of the most notable charts and pattern formations among various assets classes, with an emphasis on breaking out equities, as well as rates, commodities, and of course FX.

Mnuchin Manages Expectations On Tax Reform; Warns Trump "Not Touching" Entitlements

'Good cop' Mnuchin appeared to play expectations-manager this morning in an interview with FOX's Maria Bartiromo. After confirming the Trump administration is "not touching" entitlement programs, and having said this week that tax reform is expected by August, he appeared to walk back that hype by saying that President Trump "will be touching on tax reform" during his speech to Congress this week.

Iran Holds Massive Naval Drill Over 2 Million Sq. Kilometer Area

Iran launched a massive naval drill at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday. Navy ships, submarines and helicopters will take part in the drills across an area of about 2 million square kilometers (772,000 square miles) and marines will showcase their skills along Iran's southeastern coast.

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.

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.

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...

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."