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Dow Hits Record 24,000, Europe Jumps As Euphoria Returns After Tech Rout

November 30, 2017 - 11:01pm

Despite a Wednesday dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked following a MS downgrade, which presured Asian stocks leading to a slide in Hong Kong and South Korean share, on Thursday morning the dip buyers have emerged and both European stocks and US equity futures are once again solidly in the green as yesterday's tech selloff is quickly forgotten.

US Futures, World Stocks, Bitcoin All Hit Record Highs

November 29, 2017 - 11:07pm
US Futures, World Stocks, Bitcoin All Hit Record Highs

US equity futures continued their push higher into record territory overnight (ES +0.1%), and the VIX is 1.5% lower and back under 10, after yesterday's blistering surge in US stocks which jumped 1%, the most since Sept. 11, following Powell's deregulation promise, ahead of today's 2nd estimate of U.S. Q3 GDP which is expected to be revised up. U.S.

Thanksgiving 2017 - David Stockman Explains Why There Is No Peace On Earth

November 27, 2017 - 3:20pm
Thanksgiving 2017 - David Stockman Explains Why There Is No Peace On Earth

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,
After the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989 and the death of the Soviet Union was confirmed two years later when Boris Yeltsin courageously stood down the red army tanks in front of Moscow's White House, a dark era in human history came to an end.

Libyan Slave Markets Create Diplomatic Storm In Africa, UN Security Council To Meet

November 24, 2017 - 9:44am
Libyan Slave Markets Create Diplomatic Storm In Africa, UN Security Council To Meet

Anti-slavery protests continued across various world capitals this week, especially in countries across Africa, after earlier protests in France got violent when police used tear gas and other riot control tactics on a crowed of more than one thousand outside of the Libyan embassy in Paris. The protests are in response to last week's widespread reports of slave markets operating in various cities across Libya, and look to continue as according to Reuters a major rally is set to take place in London later this week. 

France's Macron Covers For Saudi Aggression

November 21, 2017 - 7:10pm
France's Macron Covers For Saudi Aggression

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
France’s invitation to beleaguered Lebanese premier Saad Hariri for him and his family to spend “a few days in Paris” has been viewed as French President Emmanuel Macron stepping in with deft soft power to resolve tensions between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

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