Trump Prevented War Between Saudi Arabia And Qatar In Last Minute: Report

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were close to taking military action in the early stages of their ongoing dispute with Qatar, until Donald Trump called leaders of both countries and warned them to back off. In other words, Trump prevented another gulf war, which if true will make the Military-Industrial complex very unhappy...

Banning 'Hate Speech' In America Will Only Make It More Popular

"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants...To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker."

The Divisive Fallacy Of Bubble Fortunes

"The world’s central banks have blown giant bubbles all over the place. That’s where the bulls’ 'fortunes' come from. They are bubble fortunes. It has nothing to do with being smart... there are no investors left to begin with, because you can’t be an investor if there are no functioning markets, and for a market to function you need price discovery. Which is exactly what central banks have killed."

WTI/RBOB Jump After Smaller Than Expected Crude Build

After last week's record-breaking draw in Gasoline stocks, and big crude build, the noise from Harvey and Irma disruptions continues to add volatility to the data. API reported a smaller than expected crude build and bigger than expected gasoline (and distillates) draw sent prices for both WTI and RBOB higher.

Putin Orders End To US Dollar Trade At Russian Seaports

Whether in response to rising scorching tensions with the US, or simply to provide support for the ruble, on Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, the Kremlin website reported.

Gun Stocks Soar On Report Trump Set To Ease Export Rules

In a week in which the MIC already scored big with Monday's sale of Orbital, today it was the NRA's turn to rejoice, when gun stocks soared on a Reuters report that the Trump administration was preparing "to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, assault rifles and ammunition" to foreign buyers. The stocks of Ruger, Smith & Wesson and American Outdoor brands have all soared by as much as 18% on the news.

These 3 Democrats Think "Sputnik Radio" Crushed Hillary's Campaign... But There's A Catch

"In Washington, D.C., listeners can tune their radios to 105.5 FM to hear Sputnik and the Russian government's effort to spread misinformation to influence U.S. policy and undermine our elections. This means the Kremlin's propaganda is being broadcast over a license granted by the FCC and the Russian government may be using our country's own airwaves to undermine our democracy."

IEA: Oil Price Spike Coming In 2020

"There are still not enough signs of investment beginning to return, and that raises the risk of tightening of the market in the next five years and a risk to the stability of oil prices..."

Pat Buchanan: "Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society?"

"The left has been marinated in an ideology where the enemy is always to the right...Lately, St. Louis and East St. Louis have boasted the highest murder rates in America. Is that the doing of white supremacists?"

The Dangers Of Performance-Chasing

"From the current levels of over valuation, excess extension and extreme bullishness which currently exists, the coming reversion 'beyond' the mean will wipe out the majority of any gains made over the last several years. Such is the case with all reversions throughout history. Worrying about 'missing out' on the current bull market should probably not be at the top of your list."