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The Approaching Silicon Valley Meltdown

"'The Valley' (and its entire ancillary complex aka 'the disruptor class') is on the verge of receiving a wake up call, the likes of which may make the dot-com era look relatively 'stable' in hindsight..."

Goldman Reveals Its Top Trade Recommendations For 2018

1. Short 10-year US Treasuries; 2. Go long EUR/JPY; 3. Go long the MSCI EM stock market index; 4. Go long EUR 5-year 5-year forward inflation; 5. Go long the EMBI Global Index against short the US High Yield iBoxx Index; 6. Own diversifed, and hedged, Asian growth: Long INR, IDR, KRW vs. short SGD and JPY. 7. Go long global growth, non-oil commodity beta: long BRL, CLP, PEN vs. short USD.

WTI/RBOB Extend Losses After Huge Crude Build

WTI/RBOB prices tumbled today on demand outlook cuts (and late comments from Brazil and Russia with regard OPEC cuts) ahead of tonight's API report which is expected to show crude and gasoline draws. However, WTI/RBOB prices extended their losses as Crude  (biggest in 9 months) and Gasoline saw significant builds.

Stockman: US Entry Into World War I Was A Disaster

"103 years ago, in 1914, the Federal Reserve opened-up for business as the carnage in northern France was getting under way... And it brought to a close the prior magnificent half-century era of liberal internationalism and honest gold-backed money."

How The Fed Destroyed The Functioning American Democracy And Bankrupted The Nation

"...a functioning democratic republic is premised on a simple agreement that We (the people) will freely choose our leaders... The intervention of the Federal Reserve into that equation, controlling interest rates, outright purchasing assets, and plainly goosing asset prices has introduced a cancer into the nation which has now metastasized."

Visualizing The Rapidly Aging Western World

There are many demographic challenges that the world must grapple with in the coming years, but one problem of particular importance – at least in places like Europe and the Americas – is a rapidly aging population. As the population shifts grayer, potential consequences include higher dependency ratios, rising healthcare costs, and shifting economies and cities.

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

A huge new leak of offshore tax-haven documents dubbed the "Paradise Papers", reveals again how the ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. They also reveal that Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.

The Most Important Charts For Wine Lovers

While everyone continues to focus on stocks, a much larger, far more important situation is fermenting for wine lovers: global wine production crashes to 50-year low.

Uranium Deal Turns Spotlight on Hillary Clinton But Not the Way She Wanted

Hillary and Bill Clinton could have been involved in "pay-to-play" schemes, while transferring money through their charity in a non-transparent manner, according to Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist Charles Ortel who believes that the uranium deal may become the trigger for an all-out inquiry into the Clinton Foundation.