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Turkey's "Long Arm" In Europe

Turkey is exporting its political wars and tensions to Europe. That is not a good sign for the Old Continent.

Beware Trump Tweets, And Other Major Catalysts In 2017 According To JPMorgan

In the latest macro update from JPM's Adam Crisafuli, the strategist writes that the Trumpflation rally which more than doubled the market's YTD gains since the Trump election, has gotten ahead of itself and that "it seems like a lot of headwinds that have been accumulating below the surface for weeks are quietly moving to the fore."

Frontrunning: December 29

  • Russia's Putin says Syrian government, opposition sign ceasefire deal (Reuters)
  • Snap’s IPO Pitch to Tout Service as ‘the Next Facebook’ (WSJ)
  • What History Has to Say About the Economy Trump Will Inherit (BBG) - zero mentions of the word "debt"
  • Trump tax reforms could depend on little-known 'scoring' panel (Reuters)
  • Debbie Reynolds Dies a Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher (BBG)
  • U.S. appeals court rejects SEC's use of administrative law judges (Reuters)

The EU Vs. The Nation State?

The question remains, however, why any nation would want to throw out its sovereignty to institutions that are fundamentally unaccountable, that provide no mechanism for reversing direction, and whose only "solution" to problems involves arrogating to itself ever more authoritarian, rather than democratically legitimate, power.

"HFT In My Backyard" - The Intro

A lot of people are working to map these networks, and that’s good, I’m not alone anymore. As for me, I’ll start “HFT in my backyard” season 2 with a first episode about a new network who showed up recently; it’s not about Frankfurt-London anymore, it’s about London-Zurich (and/or Milan?).

The Suicide Of Germany

Of the 1.2 million migrants who arrived in Germany in 2014 and 2015, only 34,000 found work. The law that condemns incitement to hatred, presumably intended to prevent a return to Nazi ideas, is held like a sword over whoever speaks too harshly of the growing Islamization of the country.

ISIS Releases Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches

Recent messages posted to the pro-ISIS "Secrets of Jihadis" group on the Telegram app included a list of churches in the United States and called for lone-wolf attackers to "turn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror movie."

Geert Wilders Warns "Political Revolution Is Brewing In Europe"

"The German authorities are dangerously underestimating the threat of Islam... They have betrayed their own citizens. We will have to de-islamize our societies... But it all begins with politicians with the courage to face and speak the truth."