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The Noose Is Tightening Quickly On The Global Economy

At bottom, it is not central bank stimulus and intervention alone that drives equities and bond markets; it is the naive faith and willful ignorance of average market participants.  There is a problem with this kind of economic model, however.  Reality is never kept in check indefinitely.  Fiscal truths will be exposed, one way or another.

Deutsche Bank Stock Reopening Bounce Fades As CDS Hit Record Highs

Pent-up exuberance from the long weekend has lifted Deutsche Bank stock in early European trading, but it has also lifted the cost of credit protection as professionals in the CDS market appears far less confident in the dead-cat-bounce that equity speculators are already beginning to fade.

Bearish Bets On Swiss Stocks Soar To Highest Since Lehman

Having traded in a narrow range for 3 months, Swiss stocks tumbled last week amid contagion concerns over Deutsche Bank. With valuations at their highest realtive to Euro peers since 2008, it appears investors are hedging aggressively. Bearish Swiss stock option positions out-number bullish by the most since Lehman (after which SMI fell by 50%).

"I'm A Bernie Sanders Voter.. Here's Why I'll Vote Trump"

"Even if he’s as bad as he sometimes projects to be, he’s not as bad as Hillary’s policy-record already is." Sometimes, things in politics are the opposite of the way they seem. The Presidential contest between the ‘liberal’ Hillary Clinton’ and the ‘conservative’ Donald Trump is perhaps the most extreme example of this - for these ten reasons...

What Deutsche Bank Thinks Of The Mess At... Deutsche Bank

"So for what it’s worth however the ECB decides to navigate their latest challenge we are less inclined to embrace the classic financial sector meltdown led risk off trade that forces core rates significantly lower. Or at least it would need a spectacular display of policy incompetence first. (On second thoughts..?!)"