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zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 9:25 PM
Last week we noted that Mexico’s Economy Minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, was somewhat less than completely supportive of Trump’s impenetrable, yet “aesthetically pleasing”, 30-foot border wall and issued a stark warning to Mexican companies that it would not be in their best “interests” to participate in the project even though there would be no explicit legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. Per Reuters:
“We’re not going to have laws to restrict (companies), but I believe considering your reputation it would undoubtedly be in your interest to not participate in the construction of the wall,” said Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo.
“There won’t be a law with sanctions, but Mexicans and Mexican consumers will know how to value those companies that are loyal to our national identity and those that are not,” Guajardo added.
His comments echo those of Mexico’s foreign minister Luis Videgaray, who said on Friday that Mexican companies that see a business opportunity in the wall should “check their conscience” first.
theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder on March 27th, 2017
If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next. The continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires on April 28th, and if a new funding agreement is not reached prior to that time, there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013 starting on April 29th. Unfortunately, as I will explain below, if a government shutdown happens it may go for a lot longer than just a couple of weeks this time around.
April 28th may sound like it is quite some time away, but because the congressional calendar has so many “holes” in it, there is actually not very much time for Congress to act.
If you can believe it, there are only 12 “legislative days” between now and April 28th, and if something is not done on one of those 12 days the government will shut down on April 29th.
Needless to say, a government shutdown would greatly rattle the financial markets. Thanks to the Obamacare disaster, the Dow has now experienced its longest losing streak in six years, and another down day for the Dow on Tuesday would make it the longest losing streak since 1978.
With the Republicans in control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, you would think that a government shutdown would be unlikely.
Sadly, that is not the case. In fact, political reporter Mike Allen says that a “top Republican” told him that a government shutdown on April 29th is “more likely than not”…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 6:05 PM
In what is emerging as the latest headache for Donald Trump, a state-run Russian bank which has been under U.S. economic sanctions since 2014 disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and key policy adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. As reported previously, Kushner has been asked to discuss the contact, and a meeting during the same period with the Russian ambassador, with a Senate committee probing Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election.
Executives of Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) had talks with Kushner during a bank roadshow in 2016 when it was preparing a new strategy, the bank said as reported by Reuters. “As part of the preparation of the new strategy, executives of Vnesheconombank met with representatives of leading financial institutes in Europe, Asia and America multiple times during 2016,” VEB said in an emailed statement.
It said roadshow meetings took place “with a number of representatives of the largest banks and business establishments of the United States, including Jared Kushner, the head of Kushner Companies.”
news.goldseek.com / By Clint Siegner / 27 March 2017
Americans who are stuck with exploding health insurance premiums hate Obamacare. Trump won the election based, in part, on his commitment to “repeal and replace” the program.
Congressional Republicans passed a repeal bill several times during the Obama years. But, somehow, now that they have a president who would actually sign the bill, it ain’t gonna happen!
Instead of simply passing the same repeal, leadership trotted out a “reform” laden with most of the crushingly expensive mandates and big government control that conservatives hated about the Affordable Care Act. It failed when “Freedom Caucus” Republicans insisted on a more genuine reform.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 5:13 PM
In case revolutionizing the transportation and energy industries while colonizing Mars wasn’t enough of a challenge for Elon Musk (or perhaps taxpayer subsidies for Musk’s ventures in those fields have dried up) in his latest venture the billionaire entrepreneur now “wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines.” Specifically, the WSJ has uncovered that Musk has launched another company called Neuralink, which is pursuing what Musk calls “neural lace” technology, which is shorthand for a brain-computer interface and consists of implanting tiny brain electrodes that will one day be able upload and download thoughts.
Musk has taken an active role setting up the California-based company and may play a significant leadership role, according to people briefed on Neuralink’s plans, a bold step for a father of five who already runs two technologically complex businesses. While Musk did not comment on the story, Max Hodak, who said he is a “member of the founding team,” confirmed not only the company’s existence but also Musk’s involvement. “He described the company as “embryonic” and said plans are still in flux but declined to provide additional details. Mr. Hodak previously founded Transcriptic, a startup that provides robotic lab services accessible over the internet.”
endoftheamericandream.com / By Michael Snyder on March 27th, 2017
We live in a society where human traffickers and sexual perverts seem to be multiplying. It has been reported that there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States, but the latest figure we have is now about five years old, so that total is almost certainly significantly higher today. It has also been reported that there are 1.5 million victims of human trafficking in the United States, and most of those are female. In every community in the country, there are vicious predators that are always on the hunt for new victims. Of course we could just ignore reality and pretend that “most people are good people”, but being careless would only put our children at risk. After decades of feeding our minds with sick and twisted material, our society has literally become sick and twisted, and so it is important for parents to know how to protect their children in such an environment.
Today, I want to share with you the story of a mother of three children that encountered a team of predators while she was shopping in IKEA. The following was posted on Facebook by Diandra Toyos on March 23rd…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 3:35 PM
In September 2008, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson reportedly begged House speaker Nancy Pelosi on one knee to support his bailout plan.
The day began with an agreement that Washington hoped would end the financial crisis that has gripped the nation. It dissolved into a verbal brawl in the Cabinet Room of the White House, urgent warnings from the president and pleas from a Treasury secretary who knelt before the House speaker and appealed for her support…
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 3:15 PM
Want to beat Warren Buffett’s investment returns? Don’t want to spend a lot of time working at it? Bloomberg’s macro strategist Cameron Crise has just the investment process for you…
Last week I wrote about a simple model that is surprisingly effective at profiting from the rebalancing tendencies of passive investors. This in turn brought to mind another well-known instance of behavioral herding that has led to consistent profits — the so-called “pre-FOMC drift,” wherein U.S. equities tend to rally just before and just after FOMC meetings.
What would happen if we combined the rebalancing model with a strategy designed to profit from the pre-FOMC drift? I assessed the performance of going long the S&P 500 on the close two days before each FOMC meeting and exiting the trade on the close of each FOMC day. In measuring the historical performance of such a model, it’s important that we don’t include any forward-looking information. Some of the best daily S&P 500 returns have come on days featuring intra-meeting easings. Alas, we have to exclude them from our study given our inability to pre-position for them.
John Bolton says the entire Russian hacking could have been a false flag. Europe unveils new gun laws. Greece says it cannot take on more refugees. More assets are heading towards the middle east. These assets are building and the deep state is prepared to push their agenda foward and go after their goal. UK sides with Russia and backs General Haftar and not the UN backed government. Countries are preparing for riots and civil unrest, they just unleashed their newest weapon.
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Dustin Parrett via Money Morning /
The “Trump Rally” drove the Dow up 16% between Election Day and March 1, when it hit an all-time high of 21,115. But today the Dow opened down 172 points, or nearly 1%, from Friday’s close after Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Today (March 27), the CBOE Volatility Index jumped 1.5% to hit its 2017 high of 14.86. The “VIX” measures how much volatility traders are expecting on the stock market. The higher it goes, the more fearful traders are getting.
And that fear level is rising because the “Trump Rally” sent stocks to perilous highs and the optimism that inflated stock prices is coming to an abrupt end…
Why the Healthcare Bill Has Investors Preparing for a Stock Market Crash
Since Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, the Dow smashed through the 20,000 and 21,000 levels in its fastest 1,000-point jump in history. And it ended February on a string of 12 straight record-high closes.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 12:49 PM
Bill Gross and his former employer PIMCO announced that they have reached an amicable settlement of the breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by Mr. Gross in October 2015, under which Gross would reportedly be awarded $81 million.
In a statement regarding the settlement, Gross repeated that his lawsuit had never been about money. Although the settlement’s terms are confidential, Gross and PIMCO confirmed that any proceeds from the suit will be donated to charity, as Gross had promised since the beginning of the suit. “I’ve always been amazed by my success, and grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the world. I’m glad that can continue today,” Mr. Gross noted.
As the WSJ adds, Gross intends to donate the proceeds to charity through his Bill and Sue Gross Family Foundation. Gross alleged that Pimco “wrongly and illegally” denied him hundreds of millions of dollars in earned compensation and damaged his reputation.
As a reminder, Gross abruptly left Pimco in September 2014 amid tensions with his colleagues, most notably Mohamed El-Erian, and in 2015 sued the manager for at least $200 million in damages, alleging he was forced out. Gross alleged that Pimco “wrongly and illegally” denied him hundreds of millions of dollars in earned compensation and damaged his reputation. “Driven by a lust for power, greed, and a desire to improve their own financial position and reputation at the expense of investors and decency,” the suit says, “a cabal” of Pimco “managing directors plotted to drive founder Bill Gross out of Pimco.”
UK is entering meltdown mode, inflation surges. Italy is a on the edge of a major problem. Brussels slaps the UK with a 100 billion bill for an EU Army. Over half American cities are filled with renters. Dallas Fed misses, its declining once again. This is how you know we are in a bubble, Tony Robbins and Suze Orman are back selling how to make money. During the next financial crisis pensions are going to be at the center of it all. The entire market is in chaos and the banks are crashing at the same time, will this continue.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 12:38 PM
While Democrats debate whether or not to filibuster the Neil Gorsuch nomination for Supreme Court, moments ago they delayed for one week an initial committee vote on Gorsuch. As The Hill first reported, Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the committee, said Democrats had requested that the committee’s vote on Gorsuch be punted to next week.
“I understand that the minority would like to hold [him] over,” Grassley said during the Judiciary Committee’s meeting on Monday. Under committee rules any one member can request that a nomination be held the first time it appears on the agenda.
Dot connectors, Twitter diagram creators and newly minted Russia-conspiracy sleuths from sea to shining sea take note. Since anything connected to Russia is now considered treasonous, I’ve got a great story for you to sniff out. It relates to John Podesta, but somehow I doubt you’ll be interested in this one…
John Podesta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 national campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
Joule Unlimited Technologies — financed in part by a Russian firm — originally awarded Podesta 100,000 shares of stock options when in 2010 he joined that board along with its Dutch-based entities: Joule Global Holdings, BV and the Stichting Joule Global Foundation.
When Podesta announced his departure from the Joule board in January 2014 to become President Obama’s special counsellor, the company officially issued him 75,000 common shares of stock.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 12:01 PM
On Friday morning, ahead of Congressional and market rollercoaster resulting from the Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare, we reported that Dennis Gartman had “moved to the sidelines” and covered his recent short:
Regarding positioning… and please do remember that the only money we manage is our own retirement fund and although it is only a few small millions it is still our money and we do indeed value it!… we came into yesterday’s session modestly net short of equities. However considering that the passage or non-passage of the health care legislation was a veritable coin toss circumstance we moved to cover those short derivatives positions early in the day and took to the sidelines. We remain there this morning. In our retirement account are long of several monthly dividend paying closed end short term bond funds; we are long of gold in EUR and Yen denominated terms and at the very close of trading yesterday we took small “punts” on the long side of crude oil.
Fast forward to Monday morning, when Gartman had this to say about the overnight action:
There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps even Trump himself, had been “incidentally collected” by the US government.
If true, this means that someone authorized the monitoring of Trump campaign communications using Section 702 of the FISA Act. Could it have been then-President Obama? We don’t know. Could it have been other political enemies looking for something to harm the Trump campaign or presidency? It is possible.
There is much we do not yet know about what happened and there is probably quite a bit we will never know. But we do know several very important things about the government spying on Americans.
First there is Section 702 itself. The provision was passed in 2008 as part of a package of amendments to the 1978 FISA bill.
shtfplan.com / Jeremiah Johnson / March 27th, 2017
The headlines are awash with the recent tensions with North Korea, and most are focused intently upon this act of the play that has been running hot for several years, now. Akin to the proverbial frog in cold water, however, we are not paying as much attention to the surveillance state that is continuing to wrap its tentacles around us. Eurasia is our ally, Eastasia is our enemy…and nobody notices that the chocolate ration has been diminished. While everyone focuses on what is reported in the headline news, everybody misses what is happening right before their eyes.
Point of Sale is the new jail, the ubiquitous surveillance system that records your every purchase and stores it in a personal database…an algorithm…in the government storage facility in Utah. Look above that register. It doesn’t matter whether you have a debit or credit purchase or not. Paying cash? Your anonymity only lasts until your image is captured in the little black dome camera right above your head…right next to the register. The sale is recorded, as well as your image.
Now the biometrics are becoming advanced enough to be able to measure the spacing between your eyes, the shapes of the ears, and other idiosyncrasies that are peculiar to each individual. But these differences do not matter, as long as they can be catalogued. All the states pretty much have Real ID, now, with driver’s licenses all linked into a central database and passed through the fusion centers and police departments at local, state, and national level. 1984 is now.
Here is an excerpt from the Passports page of the State Department of January 12, 2016:
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 27, 2017 11:45 AM
Despite the recent modest drop in stocks, the S&P remains just shy of all time highs, and near valuations which according to Goldman are at nosebleed levels and which market participants recently admitted are the most overvalued since 2000. Furthermore, with the market seemingly finding itself painfully rangebound in a world where until recently volatility was non-existent, traders desperate for alpha, have been scrambling for a strategy that produces a steady stream of profits.
One such trade was proposed overnight by SocGen’s Andrew Lapthorne, who notes that “the only strategy to stand out this year is short-term (1 month) price reversal, which involves selling last month’s winner and buying the losers.”
Here is his overnight note, according to which “Outperformance of reversal strategies points to a market struggling for direction”
Everyone loves a good story, especially a tragic one. The “yes we can” attitude of both republicans and democrats to give Obamacare failure another chance has become a reality. The foreboding easterly winds are howling again and the market loves them.
“That’s fucking crazy”, ponders the gentleman clothed in a top hat and monocle reading this article right now.
We’re living in an era of bailouts, a livid time and place when only small people get to fail and be reduced to rubble, whereas the big and systematic businesses and organizations plod along — succored — by taxpayers money. Obamacare will get bailed out, because that’s what we do. Our integrity was traded away a long time ago, replaced with a subservience to faux free markets, Ronald Reagan, and anything or anyone who opposed Nazis.
"Anyone who claims to stand for free markets, free trade, and limited government but who attempts to defend the existence or importance of the Federal Reserve or central banking is a liar. Either you support free markets and freedom of pricing or you support central bank price-fixing and creeping socialism. There is no third way or middle road — socialism and the free market are mutually incompatible. A little bit of socialism in the form of price-fixing is like a little bit of gangrene, if left unchecked it will eventually infect and kill the whole." - Paul-Martin Foss via The Mises Institute