The Dynamics Of A Riot

"... it always ends in the same way. The false economy of “free stuff” eventually devolves into overtaxation and economic collapse. When it does, people are more likely to riot, as the entitlements are “owed” to them. In today’s world, however, this condition has peaked far beyond what the world has ever seen before."

Barclays Exit Of Energy Business Triggers Surge In Oil Options Trades

Several hours before the US stock market opened on Monday, the commodity world was shaken by an unexpected surge in crude options trades, with traders noting that "someone is either moving positions, blown up or getting out of commodities. MASSIVE amount of blocks going through in crude options." As it turns out they were right: Barclays was exiting the last part of its oil book.

PIMCO Fears "The Coming Financial Volatility"

"...central bankers and bond investors have something in common: both worry that the current period of extremely low volatility is neither sustainable nor desirable...For investors today, the lesson is clear: reducing the scale of risk exposure is the right way forward."

Politics Of The Next 4 Years: Part 1 (Rise Of The "Dirtbag Left")

"A lot of people remain in denial about the current political environment. Whether it’s a neocon Never Trumper, or a manic Hillary dead-ender, what these people all have in common is they firmly and passionately think their world is somehow coming back. They still don’t understand that the party’s over."

Even Schwab Is Warning Retail Clients Of "Danger Signs Rising"

"A solid earnings season should contribute to a continuation of the bull market in stocks. Dangers are lurking, however, and the possibility of a decent-sized pullback has grown over the past couple of months, in light of monetary policy and geopolitical uncertainties. "

Google Slides As Cost-Per-Click Tumbles

while Google's top and bottom line results were both impressive, the reason why the stock was down as much as 3.6% in the after hours appears to be that Google reported paid clicks in Q2 rose by 52%, well above expectations, while cost-per-click declined 23%.

Giuliani Denies He Is Being Considered For Attorney General

Following this morning's Acios report that Trump is considering replacing AG Sessions with Rudy Gioiliani, the former New York City Mayor spoke to CNN, and disputed the report. Giuliani told CNN there is no truth to what Axios reported and added that Sessions "made the right decision under the rules of the Justice Department" to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian election meddling