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Frontrunning: November 29

  • North Korea Missile Launch Shows Ability to Reach D.C. (WSJ)
  • Senate Republicans shove tax bill ahead as Democrats fume (Reuters)
  • British negotiators still working on Brexit deal: Treasury minister (Reuters)
  • Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos From Far-Right U.K. Group (BBG)
  • Bitcoin Futures Provoke Pushback From Market Cops (BBG)

Five Ways To Short Bitcoin

Looking to put bitcoin’s rise in context? How about this: Over the last five years, the world’s most valuable digital currency has risen an astonishing 11,000,000%. Furthermore, since Jan. 1, it has climbed 950%, compared with a total return of 18% for the S&P 500.

Frontrunning: November 28

  • Traders await Powell hearing; Brexit doubts grip pound (Reuters)
  • Fed nominee Powell, once hawkish, now champions Yellen's focus on jobs (Reuters)
  • Tax drama intensifies as bill faces key vote (Reuters)
  • Trump Appointee Asserts Control Over CFPB for Now (WSJ)
  • Senate Bill in Limbo Amid Budget Panel Drama (BBG)

Trump Pick Wins Over CFPB Staffers With Coffee And Donuts

Mulvaney arrived at the bureau’s Washington headquarters Monday morning carrying bags of donuts from Dunkin Donuts. Meanwhile, English sent an email to CFPB staff where she identified herself as the interim director of the agency...

Catalan Independence Drive Fizzles: Poll Shows Only 24% Want Split From Spain

The Catalan push for independence appears to be fizzling at the grass roots, at least according to the latest poll published by El Pais newspaper on monday, which found that not even a quarter of Catalans want to continue with the push to claim independence from Spain in the wake of Dec. 21 regional elections.