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Are Electric Cars As Clean As They Seem?

Tesla’s unveiling of its mass market Model 3 sparked a global interest in making electric vehicles the next big thing in automobile manufacturing. But can the category’s green agenda keep up with its metal and recycling needs?

FX Weekly Preview: Is The USD Correction Done Yet?

After a number of weeks of painfully tight ranges, there is little on the horizon which looks potent enough to warrant a break out.  Has the apathy in global stocks spread into FX? It looks like it, especially when looking at the carry trade. 

Frontrunning: November 10

  • Trump Declares New World-Trade Order (WSJ)
  • Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia (Reuters)
  • Trump Offers Trade to Asian Nations But Only If They Play Fair (BBG)
  • Flynn Probed Over Alleged Plan to Send Back Turkish Cleric (WSJ)
  • GOP’s Dueling Tax Overhauls Struggle to Pass a Key Red Ink Test (BBG)

There's No Such Thing As An "American" Homicide Rate

We often hear about homicides are rampant in "America" - presumably caused by high levels of private gun ownership - but any serious look at the numbers forces us to refine our question and instead ask why some parts of the US have some of the lowest homicide rates on earth, while the situation in other areas is considerably different.

Forget B.T.F.D., It's Time To B.U.T.T.

"Add all of this together, and for me, I get a bull story that is not reliant on every increasing liquidity from Central Bank quantitative easing programs. This is an honest to goodness cheap asset that finally has a catalyst. Call me naive to believe the market will finally appreciate this sort of play."

Mission Creep In Darkest Africa

"So off the US military charges into Africa, with little understanding of the region and even less strategic planning. It’s Vietnam-style ‘mission creep’ all over again..."

The World's Biggest Bubbles

“Like Chuck Prince said 10 years ago, we have to keep dancing. But we’re not as reckless as the bankers in 2006 and 2007. We try to be as close to the door as possible.”

Global Stock Meltup Sends Nikkei To 25 Year High

The global risk levitation continues, sending Asian stocks just shy of records, to the highest since November 2007 and Japan's Nikkei topped 22,750 - a level last seen in 1992 - while European shares and US equity futures were mixed, and the dollar rose across the board, gains accelerating through the European session with the EURUSD sumping below 1.16,