Political Risk Strikes US Equities

With just 26 days until the U.S. election, U.S. stock markets are starting to consider the possibility of a dramatic Republican loss - not just the Presidential contest, but the party’s hold on Congress.

Trump Defies Critics, "Signals Attack On Bill Clinton" Ahead Of Crucial Debate

While nobody has any idea what Trump's best angle of attack may be, or what the republican presidential contender will say in under three hours when the townhall-styled debate begins, it is certain that following a brief courteous open, the mudslinging on both sides will promptly escalate, resulting in one of the most memorable, "deplorable" yet entertaining slow-motion trainwrecks observed in primetime history.

Trump Tells WSJ There Is "Zero Chance I'll Quit"

In an interview with the WSJ, Donald Trump has said there’s "zero chance I'll quit" adding that his campaign is not in Crisis and that ‘the support I’m getting is unbelievable."

Trump Gets Unexpected Momentum Boost From Pence "Debate Victory"

While we found it hard to call a winner in last night's VP "interruptionfest"debate, others were quicker to note that it was Trump who was the biggest beneficiary. As the Hill noted overnight, Donald Trump got help from an unexpected quarter on Tuesday night as Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, delivered an uneven performance in the year's sole vice presidential debate, adding that "stylistically at least, Trump's vice presidential nominee, Mike Pence, was the clear winner of the encounter."

"Let's Get Ready To Mumble": VPs Square Off In Their Only Scheduled Debate - Live Feed

Rumble in the Jungle, it is likley not; but tonight's VP debate is the first time that most American's will get a real introduction to Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.  Up to this point, both VP candidates have largely been overshadowed by never-ending scandals, "medical episodes" and the various other circus acts that a recent poll found that 40% of Americans can't even name both of them let along articulate their resumes or policy stances.

Billionaires 'Bunker'-Down For Trumpocalypse

"People are going for luxury [to] live underground because they see the future is going to be rough. Everyone I've talked to thinks we are doomed, no matter who is elected."

Trump vs Hillary: The Debate Of The Century... Gets Even Wilder

There is nothing we can say to underscore the importance of tomorrow's debate that can come even close to Goldman's characterization of what is about to be unleashed in just over 24 hours, starting at 9pm on Monday. As Goldman's David Kostin put it on Friday, the "upcoming debate ranks as the biggest match-up since the Mayweather/Pacquiao bout"...