Month: November 2018

zerohedge November 30, 2018

Authored by Irina Slav via Oilprice.com, Three countries currently account for close to 40 percent of global crude oil production and only one of these countries is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The three are Russia, the United States, and Saudi Arabia and as their clout over oil markets increases with […]

zerohedge November 30, 2018

America’s crumbling public infrastructure has degenerated to the point that desperate Americans are turning to crowd-funding to try and pitch in – anything to ease the pain of their hellish daily commute. One anonymous resident of the Garden State recently started a GoFundMe page to raise money for replacing the Portal Bridge, the 108-year-old Amtrak-owned […]

zerohedge November 29, 2018

Authored by James Pinkerton via The American Conservative, Progressives melt down after the Democratic doyenne denounces open borders here and in Europe… Amidst the hurly-burly of politics these days, it can be hard to notice when your side has won a victory. Yet that’s what’s just happened for conservatives on immigration: they’ve won. Okay, it’s […]

zerohedge November 29, 2018

President Trump’s ex-longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen worked with an FBI informant known as “The Quarterback” to negotiate a deal for Trump Tower Moscow during the 2016 US election, according to BuzzFeed News.  “The Quarterback,” Felix Sater – a longtime FBI and CIA undercover intelligence asset who was busted running a $40 million stock scheme, leveraged his […]

zerohedge November 29, 2018

Authored by Doug ‘Uncola’ Lynn via The Toll Online blog, Someone I care about got into some trouble the week before Thanksgiving. They asked for my help, and I wasn’t raised to say “no” in such situations. What ensued were a series of unfortunate events that staggered my mind and challenged my previously naive vision […]

zerohedge November 29, 2018

Via Dana Lyons’ Tumblr, Despite a more than 2% jump in the S&P 500, short-term volatility expectations unprecedentedly closed higher on the day. Yesterday saw traders (more likely, computers) push stocks sharply higher on the heels of an apparently more dovish Fed. In the case of the S&P 500 (SPX), we are talking about a […]

zerohedge November 29, 2018

Back in August, when discussing the “source of China’s next debt crisis“, namely the recent explosion in Chinese household debt which over the past year has soared by over 40% even as credit growth across other debt categories remained relatively stable… … and which was on the verge of surpassing the nation’s corporations as the […]

zerohedge November 29, 2018

Further evidence that The Guardian “entirely fabricated” a report that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange in 2013, 2015 and the spring of 2016; his passports… The Washington Times reports that Manafort’s three passports reveal just two visits to England in 2010 and 2012, which support his categorical denial of the “totally false and deliberately libelous” report […]

zerohedge November 29, 2018

Submitted by RanSquawk Meeting Recap The FOMC November minutes, which will be published at 2pm ET today, reference the Fed’s Nov. 7-8 meeting in which the FOMC kept rates unchanged at 2.00-2.25% as was widely expected. The statement was little changed, though the central bank amended its categorization of household spending and business investment, saying […]