Is Bitcoin A Tower Of Monetary Babel?

"Despite their meteoric rise as speculative 'assets', there are fundamental economic reasons why they will never act as a general medium of exchange despite the wild enthusiasm for them by the crypto-currency cultists."

Did Syria Just Strike An Israeli F-35 Jet

Syria says that it successfully struck an attacking Israeli jet Monday, after which Israel announced one of its advanced stealth fighters is out of commission due to hitting 2 storks.

Bitcoin Tumbles Most In A Month On CFTC ICO Anxiety, South Korea Tax Concerns

After soaring to new record highs near $6000 last week (as China returned to work following its Golden Week holiday), the start of the National Congress last night, combined with CFTC comments on ICO crackdowns has spooked cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin down 8% - its biggest drop in a month..

"When", Not "If"

“It is a bad sign for the market when all the bears give up. If no-one is left to be converted, it usually means no-one is left to buy.

Small-Caps Seeing Historic Squeeze

There has only been one trading range in the history of the Russell 2000 tighter than the current one – and it immediately preceded a crash...

Head of MI5: UK Facing Most Severe Terrorist Threat Ever

The UK's intelligence services are facing an "intense" challenge from terrorism, the head of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said there was currently "more terrorist activity coming at us, more quickly" and that it can also be "harder to detect".

Dow Futures Over 23,000: Dollar, Global Stocks Jump As China Congress Begins

World stocks stayed near peaks and currencies moved in tight ranges on Wednesday as China’s 19th Communist Party Congress opened while focus in Europe turned to speeches from top euro zone central bankers before next week’s key policy meeting, as well as Catalonia's ultimatum due on Thursday.