Global Markets, US Futures Rebound As Trade War Panic Fades

After 6 consecutive declines in the Dow Jones, the longest stretch since March 2017, and erasing all of 2018’s gains, the cash index is finally set for a rebound, trading some 130 points higher in the premarket, as trade war panic fades for now (even…

Russian Journalist Facing Criminal Charges for Posting Court Transcript

Expand Russian journalist Viktor Korb.  © 2017 Evgeniya Lifantyeva In the early hours of May 18, a team of police and security services’ agents raided the apartment of Viktor Korb, a journalist from Omsk. One of the agents shoved a search warrant in Korb’s face…

Americans See Overpopulation as a Bigger Problem Than Underpopulation

The U.S. birth rate hit its lowest in 30 years in 2017, potentially leading to a generation unable to replace itself in population. But Americans are still more concerned about a population that grows too quickly than one slowing down. A new Rasmussen Reports national…

The Best And Worst Performing Assets In May And YTD

The peaceful days of 2017 are long gone, and after the furious January market melt-up, the February vol explosion, the March tech crunch, the April dollar and rate spike, the month of May was perhaps the most memorable of all. And while May featured a…

Tour of Deir ez-Zor right after its liberation from ISIS | November 2017 | Syria – YouTube

“War Diary” project | Deir ez-Zor, Syria | November 2017 Support the “War Diary” project : http://PayPal.Me/ruvid Visit our (new) website: http://frontinfo.media/r-u-videos-middle-east-ukraine/ Follow us on Facebook and Tweeter 🙂 ————————————————————————————————— Be advised, VIDEO CONTAINS images not recommended for children under age of 18 Mature viewers…

Over 80% Of 2017 IPOs Had ‘Negative’ Earnings – Most Since Dot-Com Peak

2017 was a banner year for many things – record low volatility, record high complacency, and record amounts of money printed by the world’s biggest central banks, among many others. All of which heralded the belief in the super-human, ‘can-do-no-wrong’ venture capitalist… and of course…

In Thailand, No Justice 8 Years After Crackdown

Expand On August 30, 2017, Phayao Akhard wears the bloody nurses gown worn by her daughter, nurse Kamolkate “Kate” Akhard, when she was killed by Thai Special Forces soldiers while tending wounded persons at the front of Wat Pathum temple on May 19, 2010. ©…

Is The EM Rout Worse Than The Taper Tantrum? The Answer In One Chart

Robin Brooks, who until March 2017 was Goldman’s chief FX strategist (and provided countless hours of entertainment for FX traders who had a habit of fading his recos), recently moved to the Institute of International Finance where he has focused more on the fund flow…

Brazil: New Evidence of Army Role in Rio Ambush

Expand One of the men injured on November 11, 2017, upon arrival at the hospital. Courtesy of the family. New accounts by witnesses suggest that the killers of a group of people in a poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro on November 11, 2017, were…

Who Does the US Government Think Is an “Extremist”?

Expand A U.S. Air Force airman at Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. © 2017 Reuters Who does the US government think counts as an “extremist,” and what kinds of tracking might people experience as a result? These are questions Human Rights Watch has…