Global Stocks, Futures Jump On Strong China Inflation; Oil Rises Above $51

One day after a slump in Chinese trade sparked a global market selloff on concerns the world's second biggest economy had once again hit a downward inflection point, overnight China surprised once again, this time to the upside when the latest inflationary data printed hotter than expected, sending European and Asian stocks higher and pushing the yen lower after China’s producer price index rose for the first time since March 2012.

Is It Safe To Travel In Europe?

In recent months, more and more people are asking us whether it is safe to travel to Europe. These fears are understandable, given the media coverage of the tragic events that occurred this year. The press painted a sinister and truly graphic picture of Europe as a war zone, as a target of global terrorism. Let’s put these fears into perspective and test the argument on “media correctness”.

"Liars For Hire" - Confessions Of A Former Journalist From The Media Establishment

"The bottom line is to always remember that the media is not your friend in any way, shape or form, even if its lowest tier operatives fit the description of hapless victims rather than nation-wrecking enemies. The media must be opposed, exposed and boycotted at every turn until it starts bleeding money and choking on its own venom."

Aussie Property Bubble On A Scale Like No Other

The size of the Australian property bubble is old news. What is less well understood is how such a large and sustained bubble has distorted the Australian political economy. 

How The "Perverse Economic Effects Created By ETFs" Are Setting Up The Next Crash

1. In a world of manic factor crowding via the exponential growth of cheap passive index and smart beta products, get ready for the class-action lawsuits in a future-state. And:
2. this is BEYOND GOLD as an example of “tail wagging dog” / “echo chamber” / “feedback loop amplification” from the market structure shift experienced within the industry over the past 10+ years.

Turkey And Russia Sign Strategic "Turkish Stream" Gas Pipeline Deal

Turkey and Russia signed the strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement on Monday. The pipeline will carry Russian natural gas to Turkey and on to Europe under the Black Sea. Moscow and Ankara are also moving forward with plans to create a major energy hub in Turkey, Putin said at the press conference following the signing of the agreement.

MidEast Massacre As Saudi Bank Stocks Crash To Crisis Lows

It's probably nothing but... Saudi banking stocks have been halved in the last year and crashed to their lowest level since the March 2009 lows. Middle East stock markets began the week with a big downturn as China comes back from its Golden Week holiday...

Saudi Air Strike Kills At Least 82, Injures 534 At Yemen Funeral

An airstrike carried out by Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeting a funeral ceremony in the Yemen capital of Sanaa has killed at least 82 and injured more than 534 people, news agencies report, citing local officials. Hundreds of body parts were found inside and outside the hall after the strike.

Deutsche Bank Explores Capital-Raising Options, "All Unattractive"

Despite proclamations from various officials, business leaders, and mainstream media pundits that Deutsche Bank's demise was: a) driven by speculators, b) not driven by any need for liquidity, because c) the bank has plenty of capital... it doesn't. As Bloomberg reports,  no matter how much the DoJ fine is watered-down (don't expect much), the most systemically dangerous bank in the world is holding informal talks with securities firms to explore options including raising capital; but while the lender has several options, as one analyst noted rather awkwardly, "they’re all unattractive."

Why Are Billionaires Backing Hillary And Icing Trump?

No US Presidential candidate since William McKinley in 1896 has received as nearly-unanimous financial backing from America’s wealthiest 0.01% as Hillary Clinton. What William Jennings Bryan was to them in 1896, is what Donald John Trump is to them 120 years later in 2016.

Some Deutsche Bank Clients Unable To Access Cash Due To "IT Outage"

Deutsche Bank suffered a further blow to its image over the weekend with a third alleged "IT outage" in the space of a few months on Saturday, that prevented some customers getting access to their money for a short time: "Customers can not access their cash because it is blocked", a customer complained to Germany's Handelsblatt.