How Wall Street Is Strangling The Economy

The “financialization of America” - the trend by which finance and its way of thinking have come to reign supreme - is perpetuating Wall Street’s reign over Main Street, widening the gap between rich and poor, and threatening the future of the American Dream...

  • Jun 13, 2016 8:55 PM

Julian Assange Warns WikiLeaks Will Publish "Enough Evidence" To Indict Hillary Clinton

Asked about the FBI investigation itself, and how Assange believed that would end, Assange said that there have been enough emails released that could lead to an indictment. "Unfortunately I think what's going to happen is that the FBI is going to go 'we have accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton, we could proceed to an indictment'", but Loretta Lynch, head of the DOJ won't end up indicting. 

  • Jun 13, 2016 8:29 PM

Follow The Yellow Brick Road

For over a hundred years, it’s been theorised that author L. Frank Baum wrote his 1900 book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, as a fanciful way to explain the economic situation at the time and that the Yellow Brick Road was a reference to the path created by gold ownership. Whether or not the theory is correct, for many people today, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” might serve as a mantra for alleviating economic woes.

  • Jun 13, 2016 8:05 PM

Theft Of Opportunity - The Impact Of Reg NMS On The Retail Investor

Regulation NMS made its first major impact with the introduction of “Payment For Order Flow”, which when paired with sub-penny pricing, is now directly responsible for birthing a new gold rush within the capital markets. The dawn of the High Frequency Trading (HFT) community we witness today. The result of this policy is an insurmountable, unequal, and unjust advantage for self-dealing BD’s and HFT’s, at the expense of the market’s retail level investors.

  • Jun 13, 2016 7:20 PM

Why SocGen Thinks That "For Long-Term Investors The Outlook Is Dire"

"For long-term investors the outlook is dire. If you invested today for 20 years the after cost excess return might be $21,800 (today’s yield on a balanced portfolio is just 199bps minus 100bps) versus $60,000 if you invested 10 years ago – and a $150,000 30 years ago."

  • Jun 13, 2016 7:00 PM

ISIS Takes Credit For Downed Paris Suburb Hostagetaker Who Killed One Policeman

It may well be nothing, but at a time when focus on any potential terrorist activity is at an unprecedented high, it is worth noting that moments ago the AFP reported that French anti-terror police has surrounded a house used by a man who allegedly killed a policemen and then took hostages in the Paris suburb of Magnanville.

  • Jun 13, 2016 5:55 PM

Coal Production Collapses To 35-Year Low

Coal production in the first three months of 2016 was 173 million short tons, the lowest quarterly level in the United States since a major coal strike in the second quarter of 1981.

  • Jun 13, 2016 5:20 PM

UK Establishment Loses The Mainstream Media: "Why I Am Voting To Leave The EU"

"Stripped of distractions, it comes down to an elemental choice: whether to restore the full self-government of this nation, or to continue living under a higher supranational regime, ruled by a European Council that we do not elect in any meaningful sense, and that the British people can never remove, even when it persists in error...Americans of all people should understand why a nation may wish to assert its independence."

  • Jun 13, 2016 4:55 PM

"I'm A Gay Activist: After Orlando, I Have Switched My Vote To Trump"

"...the events of Orlando have shattered my political beliefs, as I can no longer swear allegiance to a peace-love-and-unicorns progressive philosophy that only helps to get my fellow queers killed.Our lives are on the line... Although I voted for Hillary in the primary, I now cringe inwardly with shame and embarrassment at having done so, and in November I will vote for Trump."

  • Jun 13, 2016 4:53 PM

Why The Next Decade Will Foil Financial Plans

"This time is 'not different'. The only difference will be what triggers the next valuation reversion when it occurs. If the last two bear markets haven’t taught you this by now, I am not sure what will. Maybe the third time will be the 'charm'."

  • Jun 13, 2016 4:30 PM