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Mysterious Bitcoin Dip-Buyer Identified

Amid the cataclymsic collapse of Bitcoin late on Friday night, the crypto currency suddenly saw a large buyer step in as prices plummeted below $6000. We now have an idea who that buyer of last resort was...

The Arctic Silk Road: A Huge Leap Forward For China And Russia

The Silk Road, renamed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is developing infrastructure along land and sea trade routes. However, little is known about China’s initiative in the Arctic Circle, which represents a new route that Beijing is now able to develop thanks to technology together with the strategic partnership with Russia.

Stockman: US Entry Into World War I Was A Disaster

"103 years ago, in 1914, the Federal Reserve opened-up for business as the carnage in northern France was getting under way... And it brought to a close the prior magnificent half-century era of liberal internationalism and honest gold-backed money."

GPIF Is About To Bite Back

"In essence, the BoJ engaged in a massive quantitative easing program where they printed bonds to buy stocks (through their public pension plan)... Well, guess what happened this week? The GPIF has now reached their 25% allocation to domestic stocks..."

UBS Makes A Striking Discovery: Ex-Energy, US GDP Growth Is The Slowest Since 2010

According to UBS, global growth acceleration in 2017 was largely a commodity bounce, and nowhere more so perhaps than in the US which was 20% of the global growth improvement but, again entirely energy investment. Once you strip that out 'underlying' growth is only 1% or so (ex inventories) - the slowest since 2010! 

Key Events In The Coming Week: Taxes, Inflation, Yellen, Draghi, Kuroda And Brexit

This week’s economic calendar features several key data releases and Fedspeak. The main data release in US include: CPI inflation, retail sales, industrial production, housing data and monthly budget statement.Away from the data the ECB’s Draghi, Fed’s Yellen, BoE’s Carney and BoJ’s Kuroda are all scheduled to participate on a policy panel hosted by the ECB.

Frontrunning: November 13

  • Trump, Duterte Strike Up a Friendship, Sidestep Thorny Issues (WSJ)
  • Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, at least 332 killed (Reuters)
  • GE’s New CEO to Focus on Power, Aviation, Health (BBG)
  • GE Slashes Dividend Amid Restructuring (WSJ)
  • Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment (Reuters)
  • World's Top Tech Giants Amass $1.7 Trillion in Monster Year (BBG)