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Key Events In The Coming Very Busy Week

With a full slate of central bank meetings, data (including payrolls Friday) and earnings next week there’s a little bit for everyone. On Thursday, according to Politico, we will also know who the next Fed Chair is as well as get a first look at a version of the House tax bill in the US, perhaps on Wednesday.

The Petrodollar's Biggest Challengers

Established in the early 1970s, the petrodollar has secured the United States’ influence over the oil trade for over 40 years, but recently, it is clear that this monopoly is slowly beginning to fall apartin some part due to the influence of Bitcoin and other emerging cryptocurrencies.

FX Weekly Preview: All Eyes On Yellen, Trump And The Yield Curve

Looking to the week ahead, we have the FOMC meeting midweek, and for all the expectations that there will no change this time around, the market will be sensitive - to the downside - on any rhetoric in the statement which puts Dec in doubt. 

James Bovard: “How Facebook Censored Me”

"Facebook said my post's image of a violent FBI raid 'incorrectly triggered our automation tools'... But it wasn't the first time an iconic image vanished..."

The EU Lectures Journalists About PC Reporting

"...do not associate terms such as 'Muslim' or 'Islam'... with particular acts," because to do that is to "stigmatize." What exactly does this mean? That when a man shouts "Allahu Akbar" after having gunned down, run over with a truck, or blown to bits dozens of innocent pedestrians or concertgoers, we are supposed to ignore that little detail?

Pay Any Price...

"When a nation has 36 military outposts on the least developed continent and over 800 around the globe, its running an empire, not Kennedy’s altruistic crusade...It’s an empire for which the US can no longer afford to 'pay any price', if it ever could..."