The euro “might start to unravel” if Deutsche Bank collapses according to respected financial journalist, Matthew Lynn. “It all has a very 2008 feel to it …” he warns and outlines his and our growing concerns about Deutsche Bank.
One of the more disturbing revelations from this year’s U.S. presidential election, has been Hillary Clinton’s compulsive propensity to hide all sorts of things from the American public. While we appreciate one’s right to privacy as much as the next person, if you want to run for President of these United States, transparency and engagement with the public should be a top priority and requirement.
Corporate media regularly attempts to present Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria as solely responsible for the ongoing conflict in the region. The media does report on events that contradict this narrative - albeit sparingly - but taken together, these underreported details shine a new light on the conflict.
Simply put, Musk is supporting the system’s determination to strip people of various forms of self-reliance.It’s one thing for government agencies to promote “clean” energy. Many are immediately suspicious. But Musk’s overriding talent is to make federal authoritarianism seem positively sexy. He is the rock star of alternative energy... "Elon Musk is an obvious fraud. Something that all of his companies rely upon is continued gub’mint cheese. Without the largesse of the state, his entire empire would have already collapsed."
"Don't listen to the ruling elite," warns former Morgan Stanley Asian Economist, Andy Xie, "the world economy is on the cusp of a prolonged period of stagnation and instability." Xie points out that the ruling elite is blaming it on people seeing things (skeptic and fiction peddlers), and that "their strategy is to change people’s psychology." Unfortunately for them he concludes, "the world is catching fire and that fire will eventually reach their Davos chalets."
Call it criminal deja vu, all over again: "Morgan Stanley and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering, with Deutsche Bank Securities, Citibank, and BofA Merrill Lynch acting as additional book-running managers."
Just hours after Goldman unexpectedly weighed in bearishly on stocks, tactically downgrading global equities to Neutral over the next 12 months "on growth and valuation concerns" adding that "until we see sustained earnings growth, equities do not look attractive, especially on a risk-adjusted basis" in what some see as a potential upward inflection point in the market now that the biggest taxpayer backed hedge fund is buying what its clients have to sell, Goldman decided to unveil another surprise this time upgrading one of the biggest momentum/growth stocks, Tesla, to a buy with a $250 price target.
Scott Adams - creator of the infamous Dilbert cartoons - believes Donald Trump will win the presidency in a landslide. Trump's "meticulously plotted domination," as Adams explains to The Washington Post, stems from his running on our emotions and sly appeals to our own human irrationality. as the following six points make clear, Adams views Trump as "a master persuader" who will rhetorically dismantle Clinton’s candidacy next.
There is one group of investors who will be closely watching Tesla's results due out tomorrow: the shorts. The reason is that with the stock trading near record highs following a dramatic rebound from the February lows when it plunged to $150, only to rebound back to $250, short sellers have stubbornly refused to step away, and as the chart below shows, short interest remains just shy of record high.
Think back over the last 10 years - how different was your life in April 2006? While you may think your daily existence is largely the same (maybe the kids are older or you’re married now, but that about it…), consider what was actually different about your life in the spring of 2006:No iPhone;No Facebook (unless you were in college at the time); No Twitter; No Instagram; No Kim Kardashian; No Uber; No iPad.
That the world's largest hedge fund, Ray Dalio's Bridgewater, just announced the appointment of an hardware engineer, even one as enlightened as former NeXT and Apple executive Jon Rubinstein, should tell you all you need to know about what is really going on in the "market."