At 13:21:15 this afternoon, as the Dow Transports was pushing towards its record highs (for the first time in 2 years), S&P futures and the SPY ETF suddenly exploded in volume and ramped higher. In those few seconds 2 million SPY shares went through (around $450 million) and 32,000 e-mini contracts (around $3.5 billion notional) screamed through the markets...
In the latest scandal set to rock Germany, Spiegel reports that a German intelligence officer has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency's headquarters in Cologne, raising fears that the spy agency itself has been infiltrated. The 51-year-old official had made a "partial confession" to the plot, Spiegel reports.
Coming on the sixth year anniversary of the infamous "Cablegate", when on this day in 2010 Wikileaks made global headlines when it unveiled classified cables sent to the US State Department, revealing assessments of countries and details of eavesdropping, this morning WikiLeaks released more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979, the year Assange dubbed "year zero" of our modern era.
Russia has conducted successful intercontinental ballistic missile tests intended for its Barguzin "nuclear-train" program. The tests for Russia's "railway-based combat rocket system" took place on Plesetsk cosmodrone two weeks ago, Interfax reports and were "fully successful" according to a military source.
Moments after Donald Trump offered the Attorney General spot to senator Jeff Sessions (which he promptly accepted), it was announced that Trump had also picked rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director, who likewise accepted. Here is a brief profile of the new head of America's spy agency.
James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence and the nation’s top intelligence official, who role was cast in the spotlight in the aftermath of the Snowden NSA revelations, submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening, ensuring that President-elect Donald Trump will have the option to build his own network of intel leaders.