US Says No Trade Talks At G-20 Unless China Makes Early Concessions: FT

In accordance with what has become a time-honored Trump Administration tradition, officials from within the administration – and presumably speaking on behalf of President Trump – told reporters at the Financial Times that the US won’t talk trade with China at the G-20 summit unless…

Evacuations Ordered As “Monstrous Hurricane” Michael Intensifies Into “Most Powerful Storm In A Decade

In a repeat of the scramble for safety that preceded the landfall of Hurricane Irma during the 2017 storm season, residents of the Florida panhandle are boarding up homes and fleeing inland as Hurricane Michael, already a Category 1 storm following a rapid intensification over…

Marketers Increasingly Hesitant To Deploy Ad Dollars On Facebook: Deutsche

In the aftermath of the New York City Advertising Week conference held last week, Deutsche Bank writes For the first time in a long while, it picked up cautious comments from a major internet ad contact around Facebook trends. As DB analyst Lloyd Walmsley writes,…

Did Tesla Manipulate The Presentation Of Its Q3 Vehicle Safety Report?

In the midst of the chaos that has taken place in the world of Tesla over the last week – with Elon Musk now publicly and repeatedly mocking the Securities and Exchange Commission (and, of course, short sellers) in his latest series of unsupervised tweets…

“Preplanned Murder”: Turkey Says 15-Member Saudi Hit Team Murdered Journalist Inside Consulate

In a shocking twist to an already mysterious and bizarre saga, Turkish investigators say they believe that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after he entered on routine business four days ago.  Khashoggi’s fiance, who was waiting outside at the…

IRGC Commander Says Netanyahu Will “Flee Into Sea,” Should “Practice Swimming”

In a fiery message aimed at Tel Aviv, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps deputy commander Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami issued a warning to Israel, Middle East-based source Al Masdar News reports. “I tell the prime minister of the Zionist regime to practice swimming in the Mediterranean because soon you will have no choice but…

Why The Speed Of Rising Yields Is What Matters For Stocks

In our earlier discussion of rising rates precipitating a drop in stocks, we noted that while the absolute level of the 10Y yield in itself is a key trigger to a selloff, the other catalyst is the speed/rate of the selloff in rates – i.e.,…

McElligott: “It’s The Steepener, Stupid”

In his comment from yesterday, Nomura’s Charlie McElligott highlighted several key ways in which the latest rout in interest rates has been different from previous episodes, most notably that of January 2018: the first key difference was the lack of rate vol, which however has…

Researchers replicated a classic paper on unsuccessful treatment of writer’s block. Then they tried to write it up.

In 1974, Dennis Upper published a paper — well, to be precise, a blank page — entitled “THE UNSUCCESSFUL SELF-TREATMENT OF A CASE OF “WRITER’S BLOCK.” There have been several attempts to replicate the work, which has become a classic among a certain cohort of…