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Global Markets Spooked By North Korea H-Bomb Threat; Focus Turns To Brexit Speech

September 22, 2017 - 9:01pm
Global Markets Spooked By North Korea H-Bomb Threat; Focus Turns To Brexit Speech

S&P futures retreated along with European and Asian shares with tech, and Apple supplier shares leading the drop while safe havens such as gold and the yen rose, as the war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un escalated and North Korea threatened to launch a hydrogen bomb, leading to a prompt return of geopolitical concerns. Trade focus now turns to a planned speech by Theresa May on Brexit (full preview here).

Trump Wants July 4th Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue

September 19, 2017 - 7:27am

Trump was apparently so impressed by the military parade he was invited to watch in France on Bastille Day that he's contemplating following in the footsteps of the French, and a handful of rogue dictators in third-world countries, with a U.S. military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. on July 4th. 

World Stocks Pull Back Amid Rising Concerns Of A Market Correction

September 13, 2017 - 8:51pm
World Stocks Pull Back Amid Rising Concerns Of A Market Correction

For the first day in three S&P futures have pulled back modestly from record levels as some investors cautioned that gains had gone too far, too fast, European shares are mixed while Asian equities extended their longest rising streak in almost two months as continued gains in Japan and India offset the losses in Hong Kong. The dollar ended a two-day advance as TSY yields dropped in what has become a close correlation trade (see below) while oil and gold rose, perhaps in response to the ongoing plunge in bitcoin.

Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America

September 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America

National fascism often begins with a few white supremacists in town targeting marginalized and poor people who are not deemed important enough to protect by the whole mainstream society, says historian and author Mark Bray. This is why antifa seek to confront fascists and white supremacists at every turn, working as firefighters to address the most immediate threats to targeted groups.Hundreds of anti-racist counter-protesters converge on Martin Luther King Jr.

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