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Washington: The Bleeder Of The 'Free World'?

"This is not the idealized conduct of the self-proclaimed 'leader of the free world'. America is increasingly seen as the 'bleeder' – a declining power which wants to suck the economic lifeblood from others in order to sustain itself. .."

Global Stocks Rise Oblivious Of Growing Geopol Risks; Oil, Commodities Jump On Kurdish Clashes

World stocks and commodities rose on Monday, boosted by upbeat Chinese data, while U.S. oil futures jumped to a near six-month high as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply.  Global markets digested the large amount of weekend newsflow, and clearly liked what they saw as S&P futures were modestly in the green, as both European and Asian stocks are higher.

Key Events And FX Week Ahead: Central Banks Send Markets Into A Coma, Someone Say Something New Please!

European politics returns with a bang this week, when not only will attention be focused on Austria to see if the right wing Freedom Party joins the People's Party in a historic governing coalition, in an embarrassing blow to Europe's establishment, but also whether Catalan President Puidgemont will (again) fomally - and this time clearly - announce whether he has declared independence

Hedge Fund CIO: "Never In Human History Have So Many Things That Weigh Nothing Had So Much Value"

Never in human history have so many things that weigh nothing had so much value, fueled such vast fortunes. Data weighs nothing. Knowledge weighs nothing. Software weighs nothing. Algorithms weigh nothing. And as the singularity approaches - that point when artificial intelligence surpasses all human intelligence - we struggle to fathom its infinite weight, uncertainty.

Eric Peters: "This Is The Nightmare Scenario For The Next Fed Chair"

"if we don’t see a sustained cyclical jump in wages, then yields won’t go up. And if yields don’t go up, then the asset price ascent will accelerate. Which will lead us into a 2018 that looks like what we had expected out of 2017; a war against inequality, a battle for Main Street at the expense of Wall Street, an Occupy Silicon Valley movement."

Forget Catalonia, Flanders Is The Real Test Case Of EU Separatism!

"There is no place in Europe more symbolically significant than Belgium, and especially its jihadist dystopian capital of Brussels, so if the European power structures 'allow' Flanders to separate, then it’s all but certain that the rest of the bloc will feel the geopolitical reverberations within their own borders sooner than later..."