Testimony

Canadian Mint Worker Sentenced To 30 Months For Smuggling $140,000 Of Gold In His Rectum

In September we reported that an employee of the Royal Canadian Mint smuggled C$180,000 (USD $140,000) in gold from the fortress-like facility, evading multiple levels of detection with a time-honoured prison trick: hiding the precious metal up his butt. Having been found guilty in November ("wait, what gold coins?"), 35-year-old Leston Lawrence was sentenced to 30 months in prison today, by a judge whose name was 'Doody'.

Is Trump About To Hammer The Federal Reserve?

The Trump mandate on “America First” is being misconstrued as an isolationist policy but is in fact the cover for integrating America into the emerging multilateral.

February’s FOMC Meeting: A Powder Keg In Search Of A Match

This “powder keg” may not wait until then. For “then” (March) may be a moment too late. (Just ask Caesar). Circumstances are now showing this “powder keg” could in fact become – self-combusting. All courtesy of The Fed’s own words whether, stated, implied, written, or imagined.

"When Will It End?" BofAML's 10-Point Checklist

So "when will it end?" BofAML's best guess remains sometime in the summer. Here's their checklist of Positioning, Profit & Policy data to indicate we are in the Last 100 days of the rally, perhaps also the Last 100 Days of the secular upswing that began in March 2009...

What Is Behind Today's Market Euphoria: JPM Explains

"The rally remains a function of growth and Washington. The growth part remains intact. The gap between Washington expectations and reality is still too large and while closing it will likely create headwinds for stocks it shouldn’t be fatal to the SPX."

Brazilians Stunned By Death Of Supreme Court Justice Ahead Of "Explosive Testimony"

The death of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki who had presided over the sprawling "Carwash" corruption scandal, and who died yesterday in a freak airplane crash has sent shockwaves both around the globe and in Brazil, because while few in polite company will discuss it, it has opened the possibility of political assassinations as a means of "quieting" legal proceedings.