What If Babchecnko Had Decided To Stay “Dead”?

Authored by Catte via Off Guardian, There’s a good deal of discussion, both in mainstream and in alt media, of how/why the Arkady Babchenko event unfolded in the ludicrous way it has. The Ukrainian government narrative is (currently) claiming the SBU faked AB’s death in order to entrap…

Goldman: If Trump Wants To Win A Trade War, The Market Has To Crash

Now that the Trump global trade war ceasefire is over with both allies (Canada, EU, Mexico) and adversaries (China), the hot takes are coming in, and none more exhaustive than a note by Goldman Sachs released overnight, in which economist Alec Phillips writes that less…

Europe Braces For Trade War As Trump Tariff Plan “99.9% Done”, Coming Later This Morning

In addition to the ongoing political turmoil in both Italy and Spain, today’s trifecta of risks is completed by the threat that President Trump will impose metal tariffs on Canada, Mexico and EU, according to reports in Washington Post. Overnight, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross  said…

Welcome To The Chop Zone

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Welcome to the chop zone, the place where the conviction of both bulls and bears get tested as markets relentlessly ping pong in a tight price range for often weeks on end. It’s a day trader’s environment and requires…

Iran And Israel In Unprecedented Indirect Talks Over Syria: Report

After continuing escalation in Syria last week in which Syria accused both the US and Israel of conducting two separate airstrikes on pro-government forces, there are new reports of unprecedented indirect talks being held between Iran and Israel. And related unconfirmed reports suggest the Syrian government…

Key Events This Week: Payrolls, PCE And Politics

Despite it being a holiday shortened week, with both the US and UK off on Monday, it’s still a busy one for data with the latest payrolls report and PCE data in the US the main highlights. Inflation data in Europe will also be closely…