"There’s nothing especially special about 2.62%. It’s a level pretty much like any other, given significance by only one phrase: the highest since 2014. It sounds impressive, which is the point. But that only lasts until you remember the same thing was said not all that long ago..."
When Asia markets open up on Sunday night, we will get a knee-jerk hit on the USD following the US government shutdown, but whether this will have a material impact on the rest of the week will be defined by sentiment on the Treasury market.
"There is a growing consensus... that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish agendas that actually endanger what remains of American democracy..."
Despite "islamophobia" coming in only fourth in Canada behind crimes against blacks, gays and jews ,the Prime Minister of Canada is being asked by the National Council of Canadian Muslims to designate January 29 as a "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia."
"Today, we’ve become so complacent about central bank policies that we’ve quietly tolerated a rise in financial asset prices to the point where even a little inflation would devastate portfolio returns."
After 4 months without a government, Germany narrowly avoided new elections when on Sunday Germany’s SPD backed the opening of formal coalition talks with Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, a move that could end the country’s ongoing political deadlock.
Thank you for calling the White House. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today, because Congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate.
"Our jets took off and started bombing. And now, the ground operation is underway. Now we see how the YPG ... are fleeing in Afrin," President Tayyip Erdogan said."We will chase them. God willing, we will complete this operation very quickly."