I strongly suspect that Ms. Holmes' delusions that she's going to pull herself out of this mess will, at long last, be dismissed when the reaction she gets to this "3 for 1" offer is the sound of crickets.
The Director of The FBI has managed to do what many have failed to do - bring a desperately divided nation together. James Comey is unpopular across the political spectrum, according to a new poll that finds voters have a negative opinion of Comey by a more than two-to-one margin.
"The unprecedented comments of Chairman Nunes are an act of diversion and desperation. The Chairman's highly irregular conduct with the White House raises serious questions about his impartiality, especially given his history as part of the Trump Transition team.... Chairman Nunes is deeply compromised, and he cannot possibly lead an honest investigation."
As tensions between the U.S and North Korea continue to escalate, with the most recent provacation coming from Kim Jong Un just last night, the Wall Street Journal has just reported that Federal prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.
The passage of Obamacare Lite would mean the triumph of a runaway Welfare State in aging and job-deficient America. It would eventually result in fiscal catastrophe and the certainty of tax increases - not cuts - as far as the eye can see.
"In other words, populism is a rebellion of the common man against the elites to some extent, against the system. The rebellion and the conflict that comes with it occur in varying degrees. Sometimes the system bends with it and sometimes the system breaks."
"And I'll tell you, NSA is being cooperative," House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes said, "but so far the FBI has not told us whether or not they’re going to respond to our March 15th letter, which is now a couple of weeks old.”
The Bloomberg Dollar Index has given up almost three-quarters of the post-Trump-election gains - having tumbled for 5 days straight. However, with seemingly everything on the line in Thursday's Obamacare repeal vote, the USD index is within 1% of two crucial technical levels.
Do not fear: there will be a “Trump Trade 2.0” at some point this year. Either valuations will retreat to the point where they reflect the reality of a legislatively-driven set of catalysts, or Washington will (in its own time) deliver on a pro-growth agenda as the market treads water. Just remember: Washington doesn’t work in New York minutes.
OPEC’s deal now is trying to send a unified message that the members are making every effort to rebalance the market, so it’s unlikely that OPEC will correct Iraq’s insistence that the deal was forged over export figures rather than production figures.
Despite what appears to be an inflection point of radical change, most of which remains unknown, the consensus opinion of professional economists and markets, in general, are well-aligned, optimistic and seemingly convinced about how the economy and markets will evolve throughout the year. The consensus forecast based upon an assessment of economic projections from major financial institutions appears to be the result of a Ph.D. echo chamber, not rigorous independent analysis.
US equity markets suddenly dumped on heavy volume after House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows, speaking after White House meeting, said there are still not enough votes to pass healthcare bill. .. only to surge on a headline of Barletta flipped to support the bill.
"There has been a serious incident near to Parliament Square this afternoon which is being treated as a terrorist attack until the police know otherwise. I have spoken to the Acting Commissioner. The Metropolitan Police Service is dealing with the incident and an urgent investigation is underway. My thoughts are with those affected and their families."