Big-Tech & Small-Caps Record High But Bonds, Bullion, & Black Gold Bounce

This seemed appropriate… Quick summary – ISM/PMI beat (good news) and stocks sank but as Europe closed (Italy was ugly again today), so a mysterious bid returned to US stocks – the Dow and S&P scrambled back green briefly, Nasdaq and Small Caps surged again…

Unabated Attacks on Transgender Women in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Expand A group of transgenders beat their chests and chant slogans to condemn the rape and killing of 7-year-old girl Zainab Ansari in Kasur, during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan January 13, 2018.    © 2018 Reuters / Akhtar Soomro Unknown assailants shot Muni, a…

There Is Now A Non-Trivial Chance Of Rate Hike Next Week

While the long-term economic outlook is increasingly murky, today’s data which saw a beat in GDP and the highest employment cost index since 2008, has convinced traders of one thing: a June rate hike is coming. As seen in the chart below, the probability of…

Dow Dumps Below Yesterday’s Lows As Boeing Gives Up Gains

After Boeing’s beat sparked pre-market buying, sending The Dow green as the cash session opened, TV pundits proclaimed the ‘greatness’ of earnings season. But that didn’t last long…     And Nasdaq is worst once again… It appears the broad selloff – especially in tech…

Google Jumps Then Dumps As Humans Fade Algo Euphoria After Reading Between Q1 Earnings Lines

Google, pardon Alphabet, may be the first tech stock to beat the Q1 earnings curse, in which companies report blowout (non-GAAP) earnings only to see their stock slide in response… or maybe not. Moments ago Google, which like Facebook makes the bulk of its revenue…

Putin boasts Russia has developed an intercontinental nuclear missile that can’t be stopped or shot down by any country’s defence system

PUTIN: I CAN BEAT YOUR NUKES! (First column, 1st story, link) VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Putin boasts Russia has developed an intercontinental nuclear missile that can’t be stopped or shot down by any country’s defence system