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Bannon: "The Trump Presidency That We Fought For Is Over"

"The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," Steve Bannon said on Friday. "We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

Sell US, Buy Japan?

"...Yeah, yeah, I know. Japan’s demographics are terrible. Their debt to GDP is mind numbingly large. It certainly appears as if their ability to grow is hampered by many handicaps... But since when have fundamentals mattered?"

USA Is Now Twice As Likely To 'Default' Than Germany

While the market turmoil (stocks down a few percentage points from all-time record highs) is being pinned on various factors (from North Korea, Trump, & Cohn to terrible retailer earnings and J-Hole anxiety), we suspect the real cause of market uncertainty is starting to peak through - the looming debt ceiling crisis that has now become too big and too imminent to ignore.

Rickards Exposes The Elite's Plan To Freeze The Financial System

"Today’s complacent markets are faced with a number of potentially destabilizing shocks... Any one of them could potentially lead to another financial crisis. And the next crisis could see draconian measures by governments that most people are not prepared for today."

Analyst Lays Out China's "Doomsday" Scenario

According to Autonomous analyst Charlene Chu, bad debt in China’s financial system will reach as much as $7.6 trillion by the end of this year: an estimate which implies a staggering bad-debt ratio of 34%, orders of magnitude above the official number, and nothing short of a "doomsday scenario" for China's financial system if accurate.

The Fed Issues A Warning As Household Debt Hits New All Time High

“While relatively low, credit card delinquency flows climbed notably over the past year. This is occurring within the context of loosening lending standards... The current state can be an early indicator of future trends and we will closely monitor the degree to which this uptick is predictive of further consumer distress.”

VIX Tumbles, Global Stocks And Dollar Rally As Korea Tensions Ease

Global stocks and US futures are up for a second day, with the VIX sliding 0.58 vols to 11.75 (-4.7%) and haven assets dropping, after a KCNA report report suggested North Korea had pulled back its threat to attack Guam after days of increasingly bellicose "fire and fury" rhetoric with President Trump, and hours after China took its toughest steps to support U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.