Market News and Commentary February 28

Mueller Asking If Trump Knew About Hacked Democratic Emails Before Release. Mueller team asks about Trump’s Russian business dealings as he weighed a run for president. Trump son-in-law, adviser Kushner loses access to top intelligence briefing: sources. CNN Poll: 6 in 10 concerned Trump isn’t doing enough to protect US elections. Tax overhaul shaves U.S. bank profits 40.9 percent in fourth quarter: FDIC. Trump taps ‘digital guru’ to run 2020 re-election campaign. Top U.S. diplomat QUITS as North Korea negotiator in major blow to peace talks. Officials from four countries discussed exploiting Jared Kushner. U.S. growth rate in 4th quarter downgraded to 2.5%, GDP shows.

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Market News and Commentary February 27

Does Steve Mnuchin Really Know This Little About Inflation? U.S. will overtake Russia as top oil producer next year says the International Energy Agency. Saudi Arabia’s king announces the surprise sacking of his most senior generals on the eve of major visit to UK. California OKs autonomous car testing without backup drivers. U.S. core capital goods orders fall; goods trade deficit widens. Rick Gates must have some good dirt for Mueller to drop charges. Wall St. falls after Powell’s comments on strengthening economy.

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Market News and Commentary February 26

GE Is Going Broke And All The Accounting Changes In The World Won’t Save It. Broward’s Cowards of the county sheriff! School guard! Quantitative hedge funds hit hard by slumping equities. Morgan Stanley gets bullish on bonds. Trump pushing to have personal pilot run FAA. Oil hits 2-week high as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap. Goldman: A big surge in yields would cause stocks to fall as much as 25%.

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Market News and Commentary February 25

Piece Of Shit Armed Cop Could Have Ended The Shooting; Control The Cops NOT The Guns. Saudi oil minister hopes OPEC, allies can ease output curbs in 2019. U.S. Gross National Debt spikes $1 trillion in less than 6 months. Michael Wolff predicts Trump, Kushner would throw each other ‘under the bus’ in Mueller probe. Rising interest rates are near the danger zone. 370 miners to lose their jobs at Pennsylvania coal mine.

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Market News and Commentary February 24

Sources: Coral Springs Police Upset At Some Broward Deputies For Not Entering School. With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession. Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians.’ Citi will refund $335M to cardholders it overcharged. Trump: Behavior of Russia, Iran in Syria is ‘humanitarian disgrace.’ KFC apologizes for chicken shortage with a hilarious hidden message.

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Market News and Commentary February 23

Hedge Fund Billionaire: 70% Chance Of Recession. Sturm Ruger has cut 700 jobs in the last year. Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public. Muni bonds face ‘steep decline’ ahead, challenging Trump’s infrastructure plan. Mexican Army arrives in Tijuana to quell cartel violence. Total confident about Forties crude oil pipeline, North Sea future. Spain hit by HUGE protests: Thousands of retirees take to streets over pensions fears. Sewing robots are replacing humans in factories, Trump not out of woods yet, law prof says.

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Market News and Commentary February 22

Trump Signals Open To Mileage Tax With Praise Of Oregon Program. Mueller asking if Manafort promised banker White House job in return for loans. Stocks end volatile session lower as rally collapses in wake of Fed minutes. 30-year Treasury bond yield hits highest since 2015 as Fed highlights inflation risk. JP Morgan’s David Kelly expects four rate hikes in 2018: ‘The Fed is more hawkish today.’

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Market News and Commentary February 21

GM To Spend 3 Billion To Make… Korea Great Again. Kushner resists losing access as Kelly tackles security clearance issues. Trump to ban bump stops… That will stop the crazies… For sure. Muller ups pressure on Trump aides. Trump supporters used by Russians to win the election… How do you think the Russians got the names and purple states that would give Trump the win.

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Market News and Commentary February 20

Mueller’s Interest In Kushner Grows To Include Foreign Financing Efforts. How did the Russians know to focus on the purple states when Clinton Didn’t! U.S. Treasury posts gigantic $1.16 trillion deficit for 2017 and it will increase by at least $350 billion a year for the next 5 years. SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan.

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Market News and Commentary February 19

Goldman Sachs Sees Red Ink Everywhere, Warns U.S. Spending Could Push Up Rates And Debt Levels. Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party ‘heading into trouble’ in election. ‘We can’t continue!’ Leaving the EU is the ONLY way to save France, warns Le Pen’s ex-aide. Richard Gates is willing to testify against Manafort, report says. Trump’s lawyer says payment to porn star was to protect him, but from who? Stormy Daniels’ manager says the porn star ‘is going to tell her story.’ Indictment leaves no doubt: Russia backed Trump but was it the difference?

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Market News and Commentary February 18

Trump Criticizes National Security Adviser HR McMaster’s Comments About Russian Meddling In The 2016 Election. Trump breaks with McMaster: Election results ‘were not impacted or changed by the Russians.’ Trump says FBI missed Florida shooter ‘signals’ spending ‘too much time trying to prove Russian collusion.’ RBS admits FORGING an elderly customer’s signature which left her signed up to a product she didn’t want. Visa says Coinbase is not at fault for overcharging cryptocurrency holders.

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Market News and Commentary February 17

Trump Had Affair With Playboy Model: New Yorker Report. ‘Steamroller’ to bull market not that far away, warns market analyst. EU CAN’T RELY on USA: Juncker snipes at Donald Trump as he claims NOTHING makes him happy. Florida school shooting: FBI under pressure over failure to act. Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document. Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges. McMaster: Evidence is ‘incontrovertible’ that Russia interfered in 2016 election.

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Market News and Commentary February 16

Tax Cut Scoreboard: Workers $6 Billion; Shareholders: $171 Billion. It’s raining stock buybacks on Wall Street — thanks to President Trump’s massive corporate tax cuts. Only 13% of business’ tax cuts are going to workers, survey says. Sears’ sales drop biggest yet. Gates, a top Trump campaign adviser, close to plea deal with Mueller. U.S. ‘junk’ bond funds hit by second biggest cash withdrawals: Lipper.

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Market News and Commentary February 15

Trump’s Gas Tax Would Wipe Out 60% Of Tax Cut Benefit For Individuals, Analyst Estimates. U.S. industrial production lower in January. Mortgage rates rise to nearly four-year high on inflation concerns. U.S. Bancorp to pay more than $600 million over federal charges it had lax anti-money laundering controls. Number of crypto hedge funds soars amid Bitcoin volatility.

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Market News and Commentary February 14

Lloyd Blankfein: Odds Of A ‘Bad Outcome’ For Economy Have Gone Up. Trillion-dollar + deficits crises will hit sooner than expected. Stormy Daniels: Trump lawyer admits paying porn star. Trump still unsure Russia interfered in election: CNN sources.

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Market News and Commentary February 13

Trump’s U.S. $4.4 Trillion Budget Moves Deficit Sharply Higher. ‘Extraordinary’ growth in U.S. shale oil production predicted by IEA. Artificial intelligence is edging its way into our lives. Bitcoin buyers should be aware of the risks and look after themselves, top exchange CEO says. China ramps up trade tiff over ‘dumping’ of U.S. chemical. Equity holdings in biggest one-month fall in two-years: BAML survey.

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Market News and Commentary February 12

Bridgewater Investment Chief Sees New Era Of Volatility. Oil prices rebound after worst weekly loss in more than a year, downed Israeli jet. Barclays Bank faces fresh serious fraud office charges over £2.2bn loan given to Qatar in 2008. Oil market is ‘unconvinced’ by the recent price rally, Goldman Sachs says. OPEC hikes its 2018 forecast for oil supply growth on a flood of U.S. crude. Markets are reacting to an excessive monetary and fiscal stimulus of U.S. economy.

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Market News and Commentary February 10

Congress Votes To Approve 2-Year Budget Deal That Returns To OVER Trillion Dollar A Year Deficits. Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall: official. Mortgage rates hit 14-month high as bonds sell off. Oil books steep weekly loss as supply fears mount. Bitcoin Cash rises 25% in the last 24hrs. Slide in ETFs that buy ‘safe’ stocks shows market volatility was no freakish VIX blip. Israel military said its planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that shot down an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel.

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Market News and Commentary February 9

Crash Continues, Fed Yawns At “Correction.” Soaring U.S. oil exports to China are transforming the global oil game. Investors pull record cash from U.S. based stock funds: Lipper. Bitcoin Cash rises 25% in the last 24hrs. CalPERS manages to get pretty much everything wrong in its latest asset reallocation. Fed officials sound almost glib discussing stock-market correction.

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Market News and Commentary February 8

Fed’s Dudley: Market Drop Is ‘Small Potatoes,’ Economy Still Strong, Rates Going Up. Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden: ‘A military parade is third world bullshit.’ Fed likely to continue raising rates: Kaplan. Dow falls over 500 points as bond market also struggles.

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Market News and Commentary February 7

Trump Tells Pentagon ‘To Top’ France Military Parade. Germany’s industrial production drops in December. Brent crude oil hits its lowest price this year. U.S. solar industry losing jobs. Trumps trade war on solar panels killing domestic industry. The ‘ferocious’ market sell-off was driven by algorithms. Wall Street turned these esoteric ‘ETNs’ into a winning bet for the masses… And then they collapsed.

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Market News and Commentary February 6

White House Touts Economy Amid Wall Street Sell-Off… I Call It Hitching Your Wagon To A Star… The Exploding Death Star. Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ breaks above 20 for first time since around Trump election. Global stock markets tumble after Wall Street battering. Compliance officers sweat as cryptocurrency trades go mainstream.

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Market News and Commentary February 5

The Treasury Department Quietly Released Data Estimating Its 2018 Borrowing Needs Would Check In At $955 Billion. U.S. Congress gridlocked as budget, immigration deadlines loom. Wall street selloff spreading to global markets. Trump takes aim at Schiff ahead of push to release Democrats’ memo. Jerome Powell takes the reins at the Fed amid market sell-off, jump in yields.

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Market News and Commentary February 4

House Speaker Ryan Deletes Tweet Praising $1.50 Pay Increase. Former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd: The FBI people “are ticked” at Trump. Jeremy Siegel says investors got too bullish and are now paying the price: ‘We overdid it.’ North Korea selling chemical weapons to Syria and ballistic missiles to Myanmar, UN claim. The Fed could trigger a personal debt crisis. Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year.

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Market News and Commentary February 3

McCain Slams Republicans, Trump on Memo: “We Are Doing Putin’s Job for Him.” Fed says Wells Fargo isn’t allowed to grow after wave of scandals. Two refineries post rare quarterly misses, shares plunge. JP Morgan, Bank of America and Citigroup are banning customers from buying bitcoin on their credit cards.

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Market News and Commentary February 2

Comey Torches Supporters of FISA Memo Release: ‘Weasels and Liars Never Hold The Field’. Fox News’s Napolitano: If Nunes changed memo to satisfy political needs, ‘innocent people will suffer. Ex-CIA chief Brennan blasts Republicans over intel memo. The TV audience for Trump’s first address to Congress was smaller than Obama’s and Clinton’s.

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Market News and Commentary February 1

White House Worried FBI Director Could Quit Over Nunes Memo Release. Mr. ‘Irrational Exuberance’ warns there’s a bubble in stocks. German president warns on cryptocurrencies. Schumer: Why was Putin’s top spy let into country. NYT: Mueller wants to interview Trump on Son’s Russia meeting.

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