Meet The New Air Force Helicopters Guarding Nuclear Bases 

Boeing Co. was awarded a large contract to supply the US Air Force with new helicopters to guard intercontinental ballistic missile bases across the US, the Pentagon said.  The contract calls for 84 Boeing MH-139, a 15-seat medium-sized twin-engined helicopter developed and produced by AgustaWestland in Northeast Philadelphia,…

Brexit Negotiators Poised To Miss Deal Deadline As UK Hardliners Rebel

In what has become a depressingly persistent undercurrent to the ongoing Brexit negotiation trainwreck, it appears that UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her European counterparts, led by chief negotiator Michel Barnier, have once again set themselves up for failure. As both sides scramble to…

Cannabis Set To Disrupt $500 Billion Market Amid DEA Approvals And Canadian Legalization: Canopy Growth CEO

The CEO of Canadian marijuana producer Canopy Growth says that marijuana is set to disrupt $500 billion in global markets. Bruce Linton – whose company recently shipped cannabis from Canada to the United States using a yet-undisclosed “DEA-approved partner,” told CNBC‘s Jim Cramer that the “back-of-the-envelope math”…

S-400s Don’t Solve India’s Geostrategic Dilemma

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, …but Modi emphasizes that Russia has always ‘stood shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the energy sector and our goals’… The 2018 India-Russia summit may have turned out to be one for the ages. The stakes superficially centered on whether…

Meet The Finance Professor Exposing Rigged Markets One Academic Paper At A Time

Finance professor John Griffin, along with his doctoral student companion, Amin Shams, were the two academics that drew market-moving conclusions about bitcoin last year, while the digital currency was trading around $20,000. After sifting through 2 terabytes of trading data, they alleged that bitcoin was being manipulated…

The New ‘Disappeared’

Authored by Nina L. Khrushcheva via Project Syndicate, From China to Saudi Arabia, today’s authoritarian regimes are suddenly and covertly abducting people, including well-known figures and high-ranking officials, to be detained or worse. It’s an old and effective tactic for silencing opponents, but those reviving…

The Perfect Storm: Trade War Could Have “A Catastrophic Effect” On Toy Industry

The American toy industry is headed for turmoil as the Trump administration has placed tariffs of up to 25% on about half of all goods shipped from China.  Barbie dolls, Spider-Man action figures, and Transformers have so far escaped the wrath of President Trump’s new tariffs…

America, From Sears To Google (Or Why Silicon Valley Is Set Up For “The Mother Of All Government Smack-Downs”)

Authored by Peter Zeihan via Knowledge Leaders Capital blog, Today’s story begins with the once-behemoth that is the American retail firm, Sears. In the last week of September Sears’ stock dipped below $1 a share, reducing the company’s market value below $100 million. Sears may…

SF Bay Area Realtor Caters To Mass Exodus Out Of The Region

A real estate brokerage near San Francisco is capitalizing on the mass exodus out of the Bay Area.  According to an April report by a Bay Area advocacy group, 46% of locals say they want to move out of the area within the next few years,…

Market Crash? Another ‘Red Card’ For The Economy

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via DLacalle.com, A few months ago I wrote this article at the World Economic Forum called “A Yellow Card For The Global Economy“. It tried to serve as a warning on the rising imbalances of the emerging and leading economies. Unfortunately,…