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We're Being Played

The explosion of emotions triggered by the recent presidential election caught many off guard. People were sold fear and loathing, and now it is ruining friendships, making people miserable, and driving the country apart.

Frontrunning: November 16

  • U.S. stock futures slip as post-election rally slows (Reuters)
  • Pence Ousts Lobbyists From Transition Team (WSJ)
  • Infighting hits Trump’s foreign policy transition (FT)
  • Trump’s Win and Transition Turmoil Buy Time for FBI Chief Comey (BBG)
  • Elizabeth Warren Sends Donald Trump Letter Criticizing Transition Team’s Wall Street Ties (WSJ)
  • Saudi Arabia set to reveal depth of oil reserves (FT)

Google Will Punish "Fake News" Websites By Halting Ads

On Monday, Google said it’s implementing a new policy that pulls its popular advertising tool from "fake news" websites that run "misrepresentative content" although it stopped short of banning fake news from its pages. "Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property."

Frontrunning: November 15

  • Biggest Global Bond Rout Since 2003 Pauses (BBG)
  • Oil prices jump 3 percent on hopes of OPEC output cut (Reuters)
  • Italy polls get worse for Renzi as referendum nears (Reuters)
  • Trump will get wake-up call when he takes office, Obama says (Reuters)
  • With Priebus, Ryan’s Speakership Has Direct Channel to Trump (BBG)
  • Supreme Court now in Trump’s hands (The Hill)

Frontrunning: November 14

  • Trump shapes White House, hires establishment figure, firebrand (Reuters)
  • The Trump Effect: Rout in Global Bonds and Emerging Markets Intensifies (BBG); Government Bond Rout Deepens (WSJ); Dollar soars as U.S. yields spike; global shares divided (Reuters)
  • Oil pinned near three-month lows as gloom grows over OPEC (Reuters)
  • Thin Rank of Donors May Contend for Top Posts (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Election Upends Agenda for Obama’s Last Foreign Trip (BBG)

"The Economic Peace Is Over" - Get Ready, Change Is Upon Us

"The political upheaval of Donald Trump is best understood through the lens of economic erosion suffered by the vast majority of people. If a democracy is measured in how well it serves the interests of the majority, the United States is not a democracy at all. Of course, nearly everyone already knows this. But it's been all but unspeakable in polite circles to say so. Now, it is finally becoming okay to voice."

Gold Price Skyrockets In India After Currency Ban

"As I write this in the morning of 9th November 2016, there are huge lines forming outside gold shops in India - and gold traded heavily until late into the night yesterday. Depending on who you ask, the retail price of gold has gone up between 15% and 20% within the last 10 hours."

Frontrunning: November 9

  • IT'S TRUMP! STUNNING OUTSIDER VICTORY FOR 45TH PRESIDENT (AP)
  • Trump Surges to Stunning Victory (WSJ)
  • Trump takes the White House in stunning upset (Reuters)
  • Trump Pledges to Rebuild America (WSJ)
  • ‘Deplorables’ Rise Up to Reshape America (WSJ)
  • Trump, as Outsider, Broke Every Rule on Road to Victory (WSJ)