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EURUSD Flash-Crashes To Friday's Payroll Lows





The most 'liquid' FX cross in the world... just flash-crashed...

 
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Warren Buffett, Slumlord – Predatory Loans, Kickbacks & Preying On The Poor





In so many ways, Warren Buffett and modern America are the same thing. An idea packaged and marketed so brilliantly, most of humanity unquestionably believes the myth.  However, when you look beneath the surface, it becomes increasingly clear that neither of them actually come close to what’s printed on the package.

 
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Turkey Bans Social Media Over Hostage Photos





Because nothing says "legitimate government" like curtailing freedom of speech...

 
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This Statement is Signalling the Bottom for Gold Miners





The best contra-indicator at work...

 
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Venezuela Is Still Out Of Toilet Paper, Hotels Declare BYOTP





When you’re running an epic socialist experiment while simultaneously attempting to preserve the legacy of a now-deceased “anti-imperialist” geopolitical legend and your country’s most valuable asset has unexpectedly become a liability, it’s sometimes necessary for the common man (and woman) to make sacrifices...

 
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Meanwhile, In Insanely-Rich-Person World





From little black dresses to big white pussies; Fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld claims his chic cat, named Choupette made $3.22 million last year from just two modeling gigs. Unbelievable, perhaps; but as the insanely wealthy Lagerfeld explains, "she is the center of the world. If you saw her, you would understand."

 
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Pitchfork Populism & The Ghost Of 1937





With the Fed supposedly steeling itself at last to remove a little of its emergency ‘accommodation’, it has suddenly become fashionable to warn of the awful parallels with 1937 as an excuse The Fed must not act today. We strongly refute the analogy. Instead, the real Ghost of ’37 takes the form of mean-spirited and, counter-productive 'pitchfork populism' politics and the spectre should not be conjured up to excuse the central bank from further delaying its overdue embarkation on the long road back to normality and policy minimalism.

 
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Tsipras Heads To Moscow As IMF Withdraws Athens Staff; Greek Default Risk Hits Post-Crisis High





Amid growing pressure from their 'Troika colleagues' with Eurogroup Chair Dijsselbloem noting there is "still a long way to go" on Greek proposals and The IMF withdrawing its staff in Athens; new prime minister Alexis Tsipras heads to Russia to meet with Putin early next week. As Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov noted - somewhat intriguingly - "Greece has not asked [Russia] for financial aid... yet," as Tsipras is expected to seek agreement for a 'road map' of initiatives on the political and economic levels. Greek default risk has resurged in the last few days to its highest since the last 'restructuring'...

 
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Chaos In Yemen: Chinese Troops Arrive As US-Armed Rebels Set Sights On Central Bank





Yemen descends into chaos as rebels storm the central district in the key port city of Aden (the site of a local branch of Yemen's central bank) while Al Qaeda militants stage raid on a Mukalla prison freeing 300 inmates. Meanwhile, a Saudi soldier was killed along the border while Chinese soldiers arrived to evacuate civilians.

 
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Massive Fire Engulfs Fuel Tanks At Latin America's Largest Port





Earlier today, there was some good news for Brazil's largest energy major Petrobras when as we reported earlier, none other than China through its CDB, agreed to lend $3.5 billion to the foundering energy giant. That was quickly offset by bad news later in the day when a massive fire broke out at a fuel tank storage facility in Brazil’s port of Santos, Latin America’s largest, forcing some eighty firefighters to battle a raging inferno which consumed facilities located next to Norway’s Stolt-Nielsen Ltd and Transpetro, a subsidiary of state-run oil company Petrobras.

 
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Obama Makes Statement On Iran "Deal" - Live Webcast





In the same style as we have grown used to around the world, a major negotiation has ended with all sides claiming victory and no sides offering any actual solutions. Iran proclaims the talks have made "significant progress," yet Western diplomats are saying progress is "limited," only to be confused even more by Iran's Foreign Minister stating that "but still we have not agreed on the reviewed solutions." So in summing it all up, a press conference will be held shortly to explain that 'they agree on the outline of a plan which will pave the way for an agreement but aren't sure how much of the plan or hypothetical agreement they want to share'. New normal geopolitics... no deal is the new deal.

 
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Frontrunning: April 2





  • Samaras Says He’d Join Alliance to Keep Greece in Euro (BBG)
  • Tensions with Warren camp could loom over Clinton campaign (Reuters)
  • Ackman Report on Herbalife in China Figures in Probe (WSJ)
  • Al Shabaab storms Kenyan university, 14 reported killed (Reuters)
  • Iraq’s Four-Mile Line of Supertankers Fuels Shipping-Rates Surge (BBG)
  • Menendez's fate could sharpen Republicans' edge in Senate (Reuters)
  • IRS Chief Chides Ted Cruz Over 'Abolish the IRS' Mantra (BBG)
  • Yemen Houthi fighters backed by tanks reach central Aden (Reuters)
 
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