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Charges Dropped Against UN Peacekeepers Accused Of Child Abuse In CAR

The New York Times has reported that "a panel of French judges has decided not to bring charges against soldiers accused of having sexually abused children while on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic." The accusations have a troubling backstory...

The False Economic Recovery Narrative Will Die In 2017

The false recovery narrative will indeed die in 2017, and it will be because the globalists WANT it to die while nationalists are at the helm. This is perhaps the biggest con game in recent history; with conservatives as the fall guy and the rest of the public as the gullible mark.

Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox News For NBC

Trump is on a roll: having dispatched of Ford's Mexican facility plans, followed shortly by the GOP's proposal to overhaul the independent Ethics office just just a handful of tweets, moments ago the NYT reported that Trump's old Fox News nemesis, Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox to join NBC.

Frontrunning: January 3

  • Stocks Gain With Commodities Amid China Optimism (BBG); Dollar, global stocks firm as 2017 trading starts in earnest (Reuters)
  • Oil hits 18-month highs as markets eye output cuts (Reuters)
  • Earnings Recovery Set to Propel Stocks Higher in 2017 (WSJ)
  • Republican-led Congress lays groundwork for Trump (Reuters)
  • Battles Await Ambitious GOP Agenda, Including Repeal of ACA (WSJ)
  • 2017 Will Be the Riskiest Year for Geopolitics Since WWII, Eurasia Group Says (BBG)

A Biased 2017 Forecast, Part 2

"Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance."

Angela Merkel To Skip Davos Amid Blowback Against "Global Elite"

Angela Merkel is steering clear of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a meeting expected to be dominated by debate over the looming presidency of Donald Trump and rising public anger with elites and globalization. "It's true that a Davos trip was being considered, but we never confirmed it, so this is not a cancellation," a Merkel spokesman said.

In His Latest Letter, Odey Refuses To Throw In The Towel

With his fund down ~50%  YTD, one wonders if Crispin Odey should be thinking about quietly exiting stage left after a long and mostly illustrious career. However, as his latest letter suggests, Odey is just getting his second, or maybe third, wind and is confident that he will ultimately win the war against central bankers.

'Mutiny' Or 'Acceptance'? Democrats Ask "Was Barack Obama Bad For Democrats?"

Is this a full-blown mutiny? Or did Democrats just reach the fifth stage of grief - "acceptance"? In a NYTimes op-ed, they begin by claiming that "President Obama will be remembered as a thoughtful and dignified president, but admit his legacy regrettably includes the more than 1,000 Democrats who lost their elections during his two terms. Republicans now have total control in half of America’s states...Why such political carnage?"

2016 Year-End Bull/Bear Debate

As we head into 2017, trying to predict the markets is often quite pointless. The risk for investors is “willful blindness” that builds when complacency reaches extremes. It is worth remembering that the bullish mantra we hear today is much the same as it was in both 1999 and 2007. We don’t need to remind you what happened next.

Frontrunning: December 21

  • Futures little changed after Dow, Nasdaq hit records (Reuters); Europe Stocks’ Rally Dims as Banks Drop; Oil Gains (BBG)
  • Monte dei Paschi says could run out of liquidity after four months (Reuters)
  • Spanish Banks Lose EU Case on Mortgage Interest Repayments (BBG)
  • Russia says trust needed for global oil output deal to be success (Reuters)
  • U.S. plays down absence from Moscow talks on Syria, says not 'sidelined' (Reuters)