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Key Events In The Last Week Before Christmas

It might be the last full week before Christmas - with both newsflow and trading volumes set to slide substantially - but there’s still a few interesting events and data releases to look forward to next week.

European, Asian Stocks Slide But US Futures Rebound As Tax Deal Fears Ease

U.S. equity index futures point to a higher open, having rebounded some 10 points off session lows with the VIX stuck on the edge between single and double digits, while European and Asian shares decline as investors assess central banks’ shift toward tighter monetary policy and concern over tax overhaul ahead of final plan. 

These Are The 30 Biggest Risks Facing Markets In 2018

According to Deutsche Bank, there are no less than 30 risks investors should beware in the coming year, ranging from a market correction to a reversal of Brexit to Irish presidential elections, to a "Bitcoin crash," rising inflation, danger from North Korea, the results from Robert Mueller's probe, and many more...

Homeless Swedes Out In The Cold

One reason there are so many immigrants in Sweden, both legal and illegal, is that the country's welfare system is a bonanza for foreigners. Far from not being covered by the system, immigrants often enjoy preferential treatment...

The Geopolitical Video Game

"The way the world economy is manipulated by world leaders is a little like a giant video game. The object of the game is to keep the world economy growing, without too many adverse consequences to particular members of the world economy. "

"Here Are The 3 Questions We Hear Most About Bitcoin Right Now"

Following yesterday's dramatic bitcoin fireworks, millions of new investors have pressing questions about the world's best performing, and most volatile, asset of 2017. Courtesy of DataTrek's Nick Colas, here are the three most pressing questions that have emerged...

"OPEC's Quagmire": Goldman Is Very Worried The Cartel Is About To Blow This Meeting

"With the rhetoric not matching the logic for the first time in years, we believe that the outcome of this meeting is much more uncertain than usual... We view risks to oil prices as skewed to the downside this week as we believe that current prices, timespreads and positioning already reflect a high probability of a nine month extension."