China Trade Data Suggests Trump Is Not “Winning” The ‘War’

While most attention among global onlookers is focused on the almost unbelievable divergence between US and Chinese stocks this year, actual ‘real’ Chinese import and export data suggest President Trump is far from winning this trade war… in fact it’s never been worse. Headline trade…

Global Stocks Spooked As US Treasury Yields Resume Their Ascent

Global markets entered Wednesday in tentative fashion as US Treasury yields resumed their upward march after dropping the day before ahead of a closely watched US CPI report and as the US Treasury prepared to sell more debt to fund the soaring US deficit. The…

Stocks Tumble On “Terrible Trio” Of China Crash, Rate Rout, And Italian Standoff

It’s been a painful start to the week for global markets as a wave of selling started in Asia and spread rapidly across the globe on what analysts have dubbed a “terrible trio” of crashing Chinese stocks, surging yields and fears about Italy’s standoff with…

M230: Could This Gun Be The U.S. Military’s Ultimate Weapon?

Authored by Charlie Gao via NationalInterest.org, The M230 is probably one of the definitive weapons of the Global War on Terror. Mounted on the belly of Apache gunship helicopters, the M230 has provided critical fire support to U.S. troops in almost every theatre they’ve engaged…

Has The Era Of Autonomous Warfare Finally Arrived?

Authored by Nicholas West via ActivistPost.com, The global arms race for the latest weapons of war is a naturally escalating cycle of countries pursuing ways to dominate the battlefield of the future. Increasingly, that battlefield is a matrix of soldiers with traditional weapons, robots, drones and cyberweapons….

Euphoria Grips Markets As Traders Brace For Quad Witching, Huge Index Rebalance

Global equity markets rallied into the last day of the week, with euphoric sessions in Asia and Europe pushing U.S. equity futures through overnight highs and into new all time highs, amid a trader focus on today’s quadruple witching and huge S&P rebalancing. US traders…

BOJ Unexpectedly “Stealth Tapers”, Sparking Japanese Bond Selloff

The global bond rout accelerated overnight, when Japan surprised the market – which had been already on edge over the BOJ’s tightening intentions – with an announcement to further “stealth taper” its QE by trimming its buying of bonds due in more than 25 years…

Bill Gates: The Threat Of A “Disease X” Global Pandemic Is “Very Real”

When it comes to global health policy, Bill Gates has never been known for subtlety. So it’s hardly surprising that his charitable foundation’s latest report on the greatest challenges facing mankind might make some readers want to lock themselves in an indefinite quarantine. Readers familiar…

Global Stocks Rally As Asia Shrugs Off Trade War Fears

Global equities rallied for a second day on Wednesday with US futures flat while European shares edged higher following a strong session in Asia as safe-havens such as US Treasurys and the Japanese yen dropped to multi-week lows as investors bet the escalating U.S.-China trade…

56% Say Global Warming Is Causing Extreme Weather Events

Voters are much more likely these days to believe that global warming is causing more extreme weather events in the United States. But they still aren’t willing to pay more in taxes to fight against it. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey…