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10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Became Conspiracy Facts

Unfortunately, there are those who seek to lie and invent fictions for monetary gain and fame. Disinformation, propaganda, and dishonesty exist at all levels of society. However, sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be true. Therefore, it’s worth assessing them, even if their claims appear wholly outlandish. Especially if their claims appear wholly outlandish.

Cyber Attacks Are The Perfect Trigger For A Stock Market Crash

"The NSA and its Silicon Valley partners literally created this monster; a monster which has the capacity to attack otherwise secure banking networks like SWIFT. This begs the question - how much of the global banking system and global stock exchanges are open to attack with these same NSA exploits. I would suggest that ALL of them are."

The Witching Hour For US Stocks

When you layer on the current low volatility environment a scenario pops up: one with an equity market that very quietly returns 5-8% with very little price fluctuations.  Yes, in the past that scenario would pull investors into the fray and make for an artificially overvalued market, and then a fall. But the current crop of investors has been around for 3 notable bubble bursts: dot com, housing, and Financial Crisis. Will they get sucked in again?

Frontrunning: May 17

  • Here's What the Latest Trump-Comey News Is Doing to Markets (BBG)
  • Dollar Slide Worsens With U.S. Stocks Near Records: Markets Wrap (BBG)
  • Turmoil Puts GOP Agenda at Risk (WSJ)
  • Trump Faces Deepest Crisis of His Presidency (BBG)
  • Trump’s $1 Trillion Plan Helps Wall Street More Than Rural America, Democrats Warn (BBG)

There Is Now A Vending Machine For Luxury Cars

Singapore has injected nitrous into its reputation as a playground for the superrich after a local used-car dealer launched a "vending machine" with 60 luxury cars, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis, on offer. Used car seller Autobahn Motors opened a 15-story showroom in December in a futuristic looking building, dubbing it the "world's largest luxury car vending machine."

Frontrunning: May 15

  • Oil Jumps Over Output Deal (BBG), Saudi Arabia, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Through Next March (BBG)
  • Trump Doctrine Confounds G-7 as Ministers Kick Can to Sicily (BBG)
  • Senate GOP’s agenda is at a moment of reckoning with unpredictable Trump (WaPo)
  • White House Races to Fill FBI Job (WSJ)
  • Former Trump Employees Say He Taped Phone Conversations (WSJ)
  • Monday morning blues as 'WannaCry' hits at workweek's start (AP)

Paul Craig Roberts Rages "Are You Ready To Die?"

"We currently are in the most dangerous situation of my lifetime...In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel, 1984, information that no longer is consistent with Big Brother’s explanations is chucked down the Memory Hole. In the real American dystopia in which we currently live, the information is never reported at all."