Three weeks after a new poll found that the Trump administration was seen as more "truthful" than the news media, a new WSJ/NBC News poll has found that according to a majority of Americans, the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump has been too critical, and has exagerated the problems in his administration.
The Washington Post, still supremely perplexed by how President Trump managed to win the White House, is apparently even more confused now as to why his approval ratings stubbornly refuse to drop into the teens...but they have a "shocking" theory they would like to share with you..
European assets spiked from near session lows, with the Euro and French OATs jumping, dragging Bunds lower and pushing US indices to intraday highs after French politician Francois Bayrou announced he was endorsing Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming presidential election, without saying if he decides not to run.
Financial engineering masks the true performance and health of companies and nations. But the damage goes much deeper, deluding decision-makers into thinking that things are better than they are, and that solutions to problems can be deferred.
"Trust us," they say. "We’ll help you navigate Facebook and filter out the fake news stories,” they promise.But just who are these self-appointed gatekeepers who claim to be the ultimate arbiters of what is or is not “fake news”?
“It’s no secret that the President and his team have been critical of CNN’s dishonest coverage of the President both during the campaign and since his inauguration, and it’s obvious their ratings have suffered as a result."
Everything may not be ok at once-iconic hedge fund Och Ziff, whose assets under management plunged to $33.6 billion as of Feb. 1 from $43.7 billion a year earlier, as clients redeemed $8 billion in 2016 and an additional, and record, $4.8 billion in the month of January.
Wall Street is pouring the most money into oil and gas companies in the U.S. since at least 2000, according to Bloomberg. In January alone, drillers and oilfield service companies raised $6.64 billion in 13 different equity offerings. "The mood is absolutely different,"
Marine Le Pen's threat to redenominate €1.7 billion in French debt infor francs has sparked panic among the establishment, with rating agencies, economist and central bankers all warning that this would amount to the largest sovereign default on record, threatening chaos to the world financial system on top of the collapse of the single currency.