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A Time For Caution

"We have argued the current monetary regime is in its evanescence, and that the Fed is trying to raise rates to attract global wealth to dollars and dollar-denominated assets as global leverage, demand and output growth declines. If we are right, then we should not expect other economies to sit by idly... which keep us cautious on equities, bullish on Treasuries and gold, and negative on credit:"

'Unrest' Is The Only Growth Industry Left

As for the political field, unrest will continue and grow because the end of economic growth means the end of centralization, and our entire world, politically, economically, what have you, is based on these two things. Today, unrest is the only growth industry left. And it’s not going away anytime soon. It’s a new day, a new dawn, it’s just that unfortunately this is not going to be a pretty one.

Welcome To The "Social Justice" University

"For progressives, the social justice movement is progress on the move; to others, it seems increasingly a movement of intolerant authoritarianism. Its main victim, so far, is the idea of the open-minded, inquiring, liberal university."

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Last week a new phrase was introduced into our lexicon by Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway. When asked about why press secretary Sean Spicer had made statements that were (according to the press) unverifiable she said that he had used ‘alternative facts’.

Congresswoman Who Says U.S. Funds ISIS Just Got Back from Syria: Here's What She Found

“My visit to Syria has made it abundantly clear: Our counterproductive regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people... I was asked, ‘Why is the United States and its allies helping al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups try to take over Syria? Syria did not attack the United States. Al-Qaeda did.’ I had no answer.

Mapping Where Coups Are Most Likely To Occur In 2017

As disaffected Hillary supporters around the U.S. continue to live in 'complete terror' that Trump's Presidency may mark the beginning of the end of American democracy, here is a map highlighting where coups may actually occur in 2017.

The First Firestorm

But by whatever slurs they are called, Middle Americans seem prepared to fight. And history shows that such people do not calmly accept the loss of what is most precious to them - the country they grew up in, the country they love. They have turned to Trump to lead them. Ten days in, and already it is “Game On!”

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New research confirms that not just gold but also the other precious metals -  silver, platinum and palladium bullion - act as safe havens, especially from 'Economic Policy Uncertainty.' This is something that is particularly prevalent today due to the 'Hard Brexit' impact on the UK and the Eurozone, risk of trade wars and heightened financial and geopolitical risk under the Trump Presidency.

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the common currency and the Eurozone itself will not survive the financial and political turmoil already besetting the European monetary union and set to deepen in the coming months and years.

Frontrunning: January 30

  • Trump aides call travel ban success despite broad criticism (Reuters)
  • Trump’s Immigration Ban Promises Constitutional Showdown (BBG)
  • Trump Team Kept Plan for Travel Ban Quiet (WSJ)
  • Trump Era May Mean Fireworks on Fed Days (BBG)
  • Bannon Seizes a Security Role From Generals (NYT)
  • Don't let Trump embarrass our queen, say a million Britons (Reuters)