China GDP Beats, Retail Sales Slump (Amid Renewed Fake Data Fears)

China bond yields rose ahead of the macro data avalanche tonight (following a leaked upside surprise print for GDP). GDP, Industrial Production, and Fixed Asset Investment all beat expectations but Retail Sales missed dramatically - growing at its slowest since Feb 2004.

  • Jan 18, 2018 2:06 AM
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Is Bitcoin A Reaction To US Dollar Hegemony?

"De-dollarization -- dumping dollars for other goods of value -- has become popular not only with countries but also with ordinary individuals as a result of global technological growth and increasing access to the Internet."

  • Jan 17, 2018 10:30 PM
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"It's All A Lie" - Self-Reflection At The Twilight Of The American Empire

"The only way we’ll recover as a nation is if we take a long hard look in the mirror and see how stupid, arrogant and destructive we’ve been since 9/11... It’s all a lie. All these leaders, whether they’re politicians in government or CEOs at mega corporations, they’re all lying to you. "

  • Jan 17, 2018 6:50 PM
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This Is How Drug Lords Make Billions Smuggling Gold To Miami

"It’s become an enormously damaging industry that very few people are looking at seriously...Just as with ‘blood diamonds,’ the gold issue ... brings together money laundering, forced prostitution, drug traffickers, human trafficking and child slavery..."

  • Jan 17, 2018 6:30 PM
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