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George Washington's picture

Fire Closes in on Plutonium at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mexico Reuters Danger? What danger?

madhedgefundtrader's picture

Ambush in the Oil Market

Activist Shareholder Crude Exchange Traded Fund Germany Global Economy Goldman Sacks Gross Domestic Product Insider Trading Japan Middle East Risk Premium Volatility White House A new interventionist, activist approach by governments towards the energy space. If the IEA’s strategy works, and prices stay down 10% over time, this would inject $300 billion into the world economy. Howls of leaked information and insider trading. . Traders may bet against the national interest, but now do so at their peril. This is the first real attempt by the consuming nations to eliminate the oil risk premium, estimated at up to $50 a barrel. Cutting Brent prices by a whacking great $30 a barrel. Is this QE3 in black?

Reggie Middleton's picture

A Conversation Between a CDS Trader and an Equity Strategist on the Coming European Implosion

Bank Run Bear Stearns Belgium Bond Brevan Howard CDS China Contagion Effect default ETC European Central Bank Fail fixed Gilts goldman sachs Goldman Sachs Greece Gross Domestic Product Investment Grade Ireland Japan Lehman Lehman Brothers Market Crash ratings Ratings Agencies Reggie Middleton SocGen Sovereign Debt Stress Test United Kingdom WaMu ... I would tend to believe that from here, things are more double sided than before, and risk-reward much less interesting than it used to be, because there are now external factors like government intervention which can kick the can, and screw valuations for a long time.

thetrader's picture

More Pain Ahead

default Dumb Money European Union Greece Gross Domestic Product The Economist We passed the Greek Vote. Great news, but is the future all bright now? What about the rest of the World and it's Debt?

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Circling Back to the Caisse and SARA Fund

Transparency Twitter I was summoned into a meeting at the Caisse late yesterday afternoon and received a hard slap on the wrists...

thetrader's picture

Greed is go(o)d, or will it Destroy America?

ETC Great Depression Laissez-Faire Capitalism Medicare Milton Friedman Greed is Go(o)d? It sure seems the increasingly polarized American Society believes so. With the wealth getting even more concentrated among very few, this will cause the US big problems in future. The Elite is getting a rather skewed perception of what a CEO should be paid, and what rights they have. They are no uberperson, they are just human.

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Bernanke’s Losing Control Again

Ben Bernanke Bill Dudley Bill Gross Double Dip Bernake is slowly losing control of the system. In 2007, he was putting $30 billion into the system here and there. In 2008-2010, he upped the ante to $50 billion PER MONTH. QE 2 pushed the amount up to $100 Billion per month. And here he is, hinting at giving ANOTHER $300 BILLION when QE 2 ends!?!?

thetrader's picture

What will happen if US misses Debt payments?

Borrowing Costs Debt Ceiling default Fitch ratings Ratings Agencies recovery Reuters Timothy Geithner Treasury Department With the Greek vote now done, the oil reserves opened up and the equities market going higher during the last days, all is great. Let’s not forget about the US Debt problems though. August 4th coming up soon, and Obama needs to extend that parabolic chart…. From

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Anonymous | A99 #OpESR RICO Class Action Lawsuit Against the Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank National Debt "What we ask is that you spread the Truth and take ACTION! WE ARE ANONYMOUS. WE DO NOT FORGIVE. WE DO NOT FORGET.EXPECT US."

thetrader's picture

Must We Prolong this Agony?-Spain

Greece Gross Domestic Product Unemployment Greece’s problems are now “solved”, at least for some weeks, until the next debt tranches are to be repaid. The biggest pink Elephant in the Mediterranean, Spain, is passing by very calmly, with the tourists enjoying the cold cerveza on the beach. The summer months are the tourist months, but after this summer, when people decide not to buy all those cheap houses, the Pain will come back. Zapatero won’t run for another term next year, and the blame game has already started. With Spain facing the huge unemployment, the more than a million unsold homes, and local regions carrying “hidden debt...

ilene's picture

Winning Wednesday - Markets Make Sense to Charlie Sheen

Afghanistan Barry Ritholtz Corruption Debt Ceiling fixed Greece NASDAQ New York Stock Exchange How many times can the market rally on the same news - news that we know is nothing but BS number shuffling out of Europe that pushes the Greek crisis back for a year or two and nothing more?

williambanzai7's picture

A EURO PLuMBiNG We WiLL Go (The Wisdom The Three Stooges aND MoDeRN FiNaNCe)

This ain't a house, it's a sieve...

ilene's picture

Federal Withholding Tax Data Says US Already In Recession

CPI Rate of Change Recession Volatility Withholding taxes Then things fell apart. The government was peeling off its stimulus programs, gas and food prices had skyrocketed, and suddenly on May 17 tax collections fell versus the same period last year.

Vitaliy Katsenelson's picture

Finding Investment Treasures in International Markets

Gross Domestic Product headlines Indiana Ireland Value Investing Wherever you put your money, it’s important to stick to your investment discipline.

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