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Stockman Warns Of The Imperial City's Fiscal Waterloo

"The stand by Senators Lee and Moran was much bigger than putting the latest iteration of McConnell-Care out of its misery. The move rang the bell loud and clear that the Imperial City has become fiscally ungovernable. That means there is a chamber of horrors coming. With it, an endless political and fiscal crisis that will dominate Washington for years to come. Its cause is deep and structural."

Abe's Days Numbered? DB Warns Japan PM "May Be Forced Out" Leading To Spike In Yields

The Abe cabinet's approval ratings have kept falling and are now in the sub-40% "danger zone". It is now starting to look as though Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be forced out of office until the Liberal Democratic Party leadership race scheduled for September 2018, in which case JGB yields might be at risk of climbing quite significantly.

Ron Paul Warns "Central Bankers Are Always Wrong...Especially Before A Bust"

"...The attitude right now is that Keynesianism and deficit financing and printing money and militarism is the solution but it’s all coming apart... the authoritarians are clinging to power so they can collect the revenues and make sure you’re not getting around the system. That’s what the cashless society is all about..."

Speculators Sour On Gold And Silver

The stars - in the form of smart and dumb money futures contract positions - have once again lined up favorably for precious metals.

Draghi Said To Address Jackson Hole Followed By ECB QE Tapering Announcement

ECB's Mario Draghi is scheduled to address the Fed's Jackson Hole conference in August, "in a speech that is expected to give a further sign of the ECB’s growing confidence in the eurozone economy and its reduced dependence on monetary stimulus" with the WSJ adding that just two weeks later the ECB will then announce the start of its QE taper.

Ron Paul: Trump's Budget Projections "Bear Little Or No Resemblance To Reality"

President Donald Trump's proposed budget has generated hysteria among the American left. Prominent progressives have accused the president and his allies of wanting to kill children, senior citizens, and other vulnerable Americans. The reaction of the president’s allies - including some conservatives who should know better - is equally detached from reality...

Welcome To The Corporatocracy

The interests of Washington and large corporations have merged so completely they are now inseparable.

Stocks Mixed As Treasuries Suffer Longest Losing Streak Since 2012, Dollar Pops Ahead Of ADP

Asian markets dropped following disappointing China trade and Japan GDP data, while European stocks rebounded for the first time in five sessions led by miners and banks. US futures were little changed with a strong dollar pressuring oil below $53; sterling slid for the eighth day out of nine before the chancellor of the exchequer delivers his spring budget. Treasuries are headed for their longest losing streak since 2012 ahead of a 10Y U.S. debt auction, and today's ADP private payrolls report.

BIS Admits TARGET2 Is A Stealth Bailout Of Europe's Periphery

"In the period leading up to mid-2012, T2 balances grew strongly due to intra-euro area capital flight. At the time, sovereign market strains spiked and redenomination risk came to the fore in parts of the euro area. Private capital fled from Ireland, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain into markets perceived to be safer, such as Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands."