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"Someone Is Blowing Up": RBC Warns China-Induced Unwinds Are Escalating

"Something is off the past few weeks...  somebody’s ‘mean-reversion’ strategy (likely a stat arb / quant fund) has triggered ‘stop outs’ as the underlying commodities space now ‘catches down’ to the behavior already exhibited across the energy equities space throughout the course of 2017."

The Death Of Facts

Every week in America brings another spate of defeats for freedom of speech...

Breslow: Traders Increasingly Have No Idea What's Going On

"Fewer and fewer market participants are comfortable answering the question, “What’s going on?”  A lot of this is from the much-discussed volatility suppression caused by central banks. They got what they wanted and now the negative externalities they failed to appreciate are dangerously affecting accurate price discovery. When we need it most."

What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Nassim Nicholas Taleb does not suffer fools gladly... "we are increasingly ruled by an intellectual, political, economic, and cultural elite that does not bear the consequences of the decisions it makes on our (unwitting) behalf..."

German Migrant Crime Spiked In 2016

Although non-Germans make up approximately 10% of the overall German population, they accounted for 30.5% of all crime suspects in the country in 2016.

Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don't Fall For The NSA's Latest Ploy

Supposedly the NSA is going to stop collecting certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target. Privacy advocates are hailing it as a major victory for Americans whose communications have been caught in the NSA’s dragnet. If this is a victory, it’s a hollow victory. Here’s why...

The Inconvenient Truth About Electric Vehicles

Electricity is a specialty product. It's not appropriate for transportation. It looks cheap at this time, but that's because it was designed for toasters, not transportation. Increase the amount of wiring and infrastructure by a factor of a thousand, and it's not cheap.