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Schrodinger's Pharmageddon





PFIZER SAID TO LEAN TOWARD ABANDONING ALLERGAN DEAL: REUTERS
PFIZER SAID TO SCRAMBLE TO SAVE ALLERGAN DEAL AMID NEW TAX RULE

 
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The Inevitable Failure Of The War On Cash





The War on Cash may not end with such an extreme, but, just as with the Treaty of Versailles, will be stopped by the people of the world as a result of a monetary stricture that is simply too oppressive to be tolerated. This will by no means be a pleasant historical period to travel through.

 
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One Junk Bond Analyst's Catastrophic Forecast For What Is Coming





While not as quixotic as Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker piece on market-chasing cockroaches, BofA high yield analyst Michael Contopoulos has moved beyond merely bearish and is now outright catastrophic . That may be a little far fetched, but in his latest note - while he doesn't call rally chasers "cockroaches" (yet), he seems at a loss to explain the ongoing junk bond rally. His reasoning: fundamentals just keep getting worse by the day, while price action has completely disconnected from reality, and virtually nobody expects what is about to unfold in the junk bond space.

 
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Hiding from Opportunity





Whether it’s a question of saving our lives from a dreaded disease, or saving our wealth and freedom, the outcome will likely be better if we behave as Homo sapiens, rather than Homo Struthio.

 
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Why Silicon Valley’s “It’s Different This Time” Is Now A Broken Record





Like a broken record whenever a profit measure was asked of “Silicon Valley” (i.e., everything social or tech) as to when something would either be profitable or, begin returning investor cash with either net profits or dividends. The response was always the same “It’s different this time.” Meaning: there aren’t any now, but just you wait! Some are still waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and….

 
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Why FINRA’s Private Court Just Got Served





While this story reads like a Hollywood movie, my hope is that it shines a light and ignites some much needed discussion on the oft hidden, and thus ignored, graft that permeates our most fundamental societal institutions.  In this intricate account I describe the incestuous relationship between FINRA and the Banks.  The affects of which can be seen in the cocksure culture of management across the entire sector and that is about to get far worse. However, this is but one root in a forest of consequences impacting everyday people.

 
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Brazil (Like Russia) Is Under Attack By Hyrbid War





Color revolutions would never be enough; Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony. While it ain’t over till some fat man in the Brazilian Supreme Court sings, the whole developing world should be fully alert – and learn the relevant lessons, as Brazil is bound to be analyzed as the ultimate case of Soft Hybrid War.

 
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What SocGen Thinks Happens Next: "The Longer The Fed Feeds This Game, The Bigger The Mess Will Be"





"The Fed is increasingly worried about these ever-weaker fundamentals, yet asset markets seem more preoccupied with the omnipresence of the Fed put than downside cyclical risk. This then perhaps points to the bigger underlying concern for investors, the overwhelming build-up of leverage in the system. For in the absence of sensible drivers of returns (i.e. sensible interest rates, EPS growth etc.), investors and corporates resort to leverage.... With miserly rates of return on offer in fixed income markets, investors are leveraging up. The longer the Fed feeds this game, the bigger the mess when the inevitable downswing comes along."

 
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Trump's 1990 Playboy Interview: "We Are Being Laughed At Around The World..."





While The Donald may come across as 'shooting from the hip', it appears based on this 1990 interview with Playboy that Trump has been thinking about the decline of America, the weakness and corruption of government, and the impact of foreign (Chinese, Mexican, and Japanese) trade practices on the average joe. As he says, "I don’t want to be President. I’m one hundred percent sure. I’d change my mind only if I saw this country continue to go down the tubes."

 
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NATO: Worse Than "Obsolete" - It's A Crony Capitalist's Dream





NATO isn’t just an expensive luxury of the sort we can no longer afford – it is a tripwire that could be set off by a minor border conflict involving Moldova, the status of Kaliningrad, or – more likely – another round of hostilities in Ukraine. Would we start World War III in defense of the oligarchs of Kiev? I wouldn’t put it past them. With his plan – or, rather, inclination – to abandon the old NATO and replace it with some sort of multilateral counterterrorist operation, and his insistence that our “allies” pay up, Trump is forcing an issue onto the stage that hasn’t been seen since the days of Bob Taft.

 
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Rebutting Matt O'Brien's and the Washington Post's Misguided Attack on Gold





It is our mission to rebut any mainstream article that spreads misinformation about gold and/or shows a gross misunderstanding of monetary history. Matt O’Brien argues in the Washington Post that a “gold-backed dollar would have been a much more volatile one” and that “[gold]…has nothing to do with the price of food or housing.“ We show in a few simple charts why Matt O’Brien’s arguments are misguided, misinformed and just plain wrong.

 
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Maybe You're Confused By The Fed – But Wall Street Isn't





There is an inherent, overarching, problem within this now stated “international development” meme that I’m not sure the Fed. has really thought through. And it’s this... If “international developments” (i.e. China) have now taken first position over U.S. data, one can only summarize that the Fed. is now following, as well as, instituting a policy as the self-anointed mop-up team for the sins and/or consequences of spill over of a communist run economy.

 
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With Wall Street Bitten by the Blockchain Bug, How Do We Admit the Truth About the Technology's Disruptive Potential?





Bankers and their technology partners say blockchain tech is not disruptive. Lawyers and others say it drops intermediation costs (but aren't bankers intermediaries?). The truth is disruption is unavoidable, and the sooner market participants realize this, the better.

 
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Why Did the 9/11 Commission Not "Follow the Money?", by Lars Schall





Lars Schall explores the time-honored tradition of following the money in an attempt to discover answers to yet unresolved questions regarding the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in New York City. Mr. Schall is an independent investigative journalist that has produced many hard-hitting pieces regarding Central Bankers' manipulation of gold prices, and the failure of the US Central Bank (The Federal Reserve) to return all of Germany's gold reserves in the past.

 
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Trump, Sanders, & The Deep State Darling





Always remember who's selling whom, and who's in charge.

 
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