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Frontrunning: August 3

  • Bank of England, staying on hold, hints again at 2018 rise (Reuters)
  • Angry and inspired: Democrats train new wave of candidates (Reuters)
  • Is Gary Cohn a Good Pick to Head the Fed? (BBG)
  • Russia Warns of Worsening U.S. Ties, Criticizes Trump ‘Weakness’ (BBG)
  • Russians Portray Washington as Mired in Chaos (WSJ)

Tech Stumble Drags Global Markets Lower; All Eyes On The BOE

E-mini futures are fractionally lower this morning (0.08%) after Apple's surge helped the DJIA climb above 22,000 for the first time on Wednesday; Global shares declined for the first time in 4 days pressured by tech stocks: Asian shares fell, while Europe pared opening losses to trade unchanged.

Special Counsel Mueller Adds Another Obama Ally To His Team

With each passing day, it's looking increasingly like the only people qualified to serve on Special Counsel Mueller's investigative team are lawyers who have either directly worked for and/or contributed to the campaigns of Barack Obama and/or Hillary Clinton.

Frontrunning: August 2

  • Trump close to decision on addressing Chinese trade practices (Reuters); White House Weighs Trade Measures Against China (WSJ)
  • Republicans Pivot to Tax Cuts Amid Frustration at Lack of Detail (BBG)
  • Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, estimates show (Reuters)
  • Market Paradox: Firms Get Punished for Posting Earnings (WSJ)
  • OPEC’s ‘Catch-22’: How to Unwind Its Deal to Cut Oil Output (WSJ)

Europe's Banking Dysfunction Worsens

Investors who think that Europe is close to adopting an effective approach to dealing with failing banks may want to think again....