Market News and Commentary May 25

OPEC, Russia Prepared To Raise Oil Output Under U.S. Pressure. Trump’s clueless handling of Kim is to blame for summit fiasco. Pelosi says Kim ‘big winner’ after Trump cancels NKorea summit. At Trump Tower, Michael Cohen and oligarch discussed Russian relations. Surging gas prices could fuel backlash against Trump.

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Market News and Commentary May 24

Trump Signs The Biggest Rollback Of Bank Rules Since The Financial Crisis. U.S. has more than 5,600 banks. Consolidation is coming. Mueller says he’s ready for Judge to sentence George Papadopoulos. Deutsche Bank looks to cut 10,000 jobs to reduce costs: source. Jared Kushner gets permanent White House security clearance, and met with special counsel for a second time. Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Market News and Commentary May 23

Weekly Mortgage Refinances Drop To An 18-Year Low As Rates Jump. Oil will be in a $55 to $75 per barrel range on a 12-month basis, said Manpreet Gill, head of FICC investment strategy at Standard Chartered Private Bank. Venezuela faces backlash after Maduro’s electoral ‘victory.’ U.S. hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam. Venezuela expels U.S. envoy in response to sanctions. Michael Cohen’s business partner, Evgeny Freidman, agrees to cooperate as part of plea deal.

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Market News and Commentary May 22

China Says It Will Cut Tariffs On Some Auto Parts And Vehicles. ‘World no longer accepts U.S. deciding for them’, Iran’s Rouhani says. North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to ‘play’ Trump. Oil prices have been given a boost, but they could struggle to head higher. Ban to be lifted on China’s ZTE. U.S. hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam. Russia is out to prove that ‘doomsday’ forecasts of economic collapse have failed. Goldman: U.S. fiscal outlook ‘not good.’ Donald Trump says U.S. reconsidering ZTE penalties as ‘favour’ to Xi Jinping.

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Market News and Commentary May 21

WSJ: Mueller Probe Now Looks Outside Russian Influence. Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia collusion probe will wrap up by September 1, says Rudy Giuliani. Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon. Venezuela’s Maduro wins second term despite charges of sham election. Ryanair CEO says some airlines will not ‘survive’ the winter due to elevated oil prices. Donald Trump ‘offered to ease ZTE sanctions to persuade China to help with North Korea summit.’ Trump asking aides whether he should proceed with North Korea summit: report. Trump presses China to be ‘strong & tight’ on border with North Korea. Trump on China: Barriers and tariffs to come down for first time.

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Market News and Commentary May 20

Mnuchin Declares US-China Trade War ‘On Hold’ As Talks Progress. U.S. schools ‘absolutely’ should be hardened. Europe, China, Russia discussing new deal for Iran: newspaper. China agrees to import more from U.S., no sign of $200 billion figure. EU could compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran: French minister. U.S. led coalition hits ISIS in Iraq, Syria with 66 strikes in past week. Roger Stone says Trump may not run in 2020, pledges to line up challenger to Pence-Haley ticket.

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Market News and Commentary May 19

U.S. Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks With Iran, But Hasn’t Budged On Demands. Maduro seeks second term in isolated, ruined Venezuela. Oil steady after retreating from 2014 highs on dollar strength. Mexico presidential front-runner vows to hit back at Trump tweets. U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelans ahead of Presidential election. Credit card delinquencies spike past financial-crisis peak. Tesla needs to raise $10.5 billion in capital to keep going through 2020: Goldman Sachs. Trump’s confrontational trade stance is just boomeranging back to imperil US. Argentina’s crisis gets kicked down the road, but at what cost?

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Market News and Commentary May 18

Chipmaker Stocks Slammed By Applied Materials Outlook. Jeff Bezos: ‘If you cannot afford to be misunderstood, don’t do anything new or innovative.’ Trump’s bonfire of the treaties sweeps towards the WTO. Mueller’s office files unredacted memo outlining scope of Russia probe: filing. They’re out to FRAME me says Trump. Trump offers ‘protections’ if Kim surrenders nukes.

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Market News and Commentary May 17

Cambridge Analytica Shared Data With Russia: Whistleblower. In veiled shot at Trump, Tillerson warns lies are a threat to American democracy. Senate votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules. Giuliani: Mueller’s team told Trump’s lawyers they can’t indict a president. Trump will seek full funding soon for his border wall. Trump ‘flip-flops’ so much over China and trade it’s hard to pick stocks, economist says. North Korea threat to cancel U.S. summit calculated to hide nukes, intel officials say. Mortgage rates reach seven-year high in a housing market reckoning.

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Market News and Commentary May 16

As Italy Seeks to Form a Government, Leaked Documents Stir Anxiety. Justice Department and F.B.I. are investigating Cambridge Analytica. Market volatility spurs ETF outflows. Qatari investor confirms he was at Trump Tower meetings. Japan economy shrinks after two years of growth, dealing a blow to prime Minister Shinzo Abe. EU chief on Trump: “With friends like that, who needs enemies?”

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Market News and Commentary May 15

North Korea Threatens To Cancel Trump-Kim Summit Over South Korea-US Military Drills. Wall Street drops on concerns over US-China trade woes, rising inflation. US 10-year Treasury yield jumps to highest level since 2011 above 3.06%. One-third of American working-age men could be displaced by robots. Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, signing possible this year.

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Market News and Commentary May 14

The Bond Market Is Doing Something It Hasn’t Done Since 2007 – And Could Be Signaling A Recession. Trump extends lifeline to sanctioned tech company ZTE. Oil falls away from multi-year highs on surge in U.S. drilling, Iran sanctions opposition. Bolton: Iran’s economy ‘quite shaky,’ so effect of sanctions ‘could be dramatic.’ UK consumer spending continues to fall in April – Visa. China’s night-owl retail investors leverage up to dominate oil futures trade. Credit raters put pressure on Deutsche Bank over new strategy.

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Market News and Commentary May 13

North Korea Says That It Will Dismantle Its Nuclear Test Site This Month. Bitcoin conferences flood New York, bringing millions in ticket sales. Bloomberg warns of ‘endless barrage of lies’ in politics. Thousands of people in Sweden get microchip implants for a new way of life. Federal tax cuts leave States in a bind.

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Market News and Commentary May 12

Why Would Kim Jong-un Trust Trump Now That He’s Ripped Up Iran’s Nuclear Deal? Negotiators fail to reach NAFTA deal, Trump launches new attack. The most secure facility in the world is operational again! Rudy Giuliani says Trump “denied” AT&T-Time Warner merger. Trump assails high drug prices, avoids direct hit on industry. Iran nuclear deal: Europe strives to keep agreement. Report: DHS Secretary Nielsen ‘implored’ not to quit by John Kelly as illegal immigration skyrockets.

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Market News and Commentary May 11

EXCLUSIVE: Special Counsel Probing Donations With Foreign Connections To Trump Inauguration. AT&T CEO says Cohen payments ‘big mistake,’ chief lobbyist retiring. Iran launched 20 missiles from Syrian territory on Israeli military bases in the Golan Heights. Trump breaks key populist campaign promise to negotiate Medicare drug prices. Post office blames U.S. Government – not Amazon – for billion-dollar loss.

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Market News and Commentary May 10

Cohen, Touting His Access To President Trump, Convinced Companies To Pay Millions. Michael Avenatti claims Michael Cohen received payments from firm controlled by Russian oligarch. Louisiana to warn thousands of elderly, disabled they may lose Medicaid. Jubeir: Saudi Arabia will seek nuclear weapon if Iran does. Trump warns Iran: ‘Don’t restart your nuclear weapons program.’

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Market News and Commentary May 9

Federal Reserve Of San Francisco Says BTC Futures Launch Led To Price Fall. North Korea’s Kim meets China’s president ahead of Trump summit. Michael Avenatti claims Michael Cohen received payments from firm controlled by Russian oligarch. CBO forecasts largest-ever monthly surplus as record tax receipts pour in. The latest: Australia and Japan still support Iran deal. Argentina seeks IMF financing to stabilize economy.

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Market News and Commentary May 8

Trump Announces U.S. Will Exit Nuclear Accord With Iran. Average price of U.S. gas jumps 7 cents, to $2.90 a gallon. Kevin McCarthy: Dems want to capture government, impeach Trump. 95,745,000: Record number not in labor force as Boomers retire. Amazon could be the next black swan for the market.

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Market News and Commentary May 7

U.S. Oil Cracks $70, Dollar Heads Towards 2018 High. Germany’s factory orders fall unexpectedly. Dollar marches to 4-month high as oil rally points to higher inflation. Oil prices are indicating a worst-case scenario on Iran nuclear deal, economist says. Buffett bashes Bitcoin as thriving on mystique, favors stocks. Kellyanne Conway denies White House credibility crisis. Warren Buffett: Autonomous driving cars ‘will be bad’ for insurance industry. 95,745,000: Record number not in labor force as Boomers retire.

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Market News and Commentary May 6

Billions On The Line For Firms As Trump Weighs Iran Pullout. U.S. probes Cohen over cash he built up during campaign. North Korea says denuclearization pledge not result of U.S.-led sanctions. Warren Buffett: I was wrong on Google and Amazon, Jeff Bezos achieved a business ‘miracle.’ U.S. Senator John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, does not want Donald Trump at his funeral.

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Market News and Commentary May 5

Top Greek Banks Would Lose 15.5 Billion Euros Of Capital In Stress Scenario: ECB. Greece arrests doctors and nurses over stolen cancer drugs. Buffett accounting ‘nightmare’ fuels first loss in nine years. Argentina raises interest rates to 40%. Greece arrests doctors and nurses over stolen cancer drugs. Fidelity fires 200 over alleged misuse of reimbursements. Rescuers in Poland find 2 coal miners alive.

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Market News and Commentary May 4

U.S. To Become World’s Top Oil Exporter. U.S. adds a modest 164,000 jobs; unemployment down to 3.9 pct. Special counsel Robert Mueller focusing sharply on links between Trump confidant Roger Stone and former campaign official Rick Gates, sources say. 10-Year Treasury over 3%: Yield curve turning negative, Michael Cohen reportedly breaks his silence, takes shot at Rudy Giuliani.

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Market News and Commentary May 3

President Trump’s Trade Shakeup Hasn’t Delivered The ‘Better Deal’ He Promised. Trump says ‘retainer’ to lawyer covered porn star payment. President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress. Fox’s Napolitano says Giuliani claim ‘unworthy of belief.’ U.S. investigators wiretapped phone lines of Trump lawyer: NBC ISM nonmanufacturing index slows to four-month low in April.

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Market News and Commentary May 2

Trump Loses Another Lawyer — Ty Cobb Leaving, Reportedly Being Replaced By Clinton Impeachment Attorney Emmet Flood. Mueller raised possibility of presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump’s legal team. Mueller still mulling Trump campaign collusion with Russians. Trump ‘dictated that whole letter’ praising his health, says his ex-doctor. Rosenstein: ‘We strongly support appropriate Congressional oversight,’ but DOJ will not be ‘extorted.’ Market correction of 30-40% could be coming soon, investment guru Mark Mobius warns.

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Market News and Commentary May 1

Impeachment Looms Large In White House Midterm Plans. Construction spending stumbles in March but is stronger for the year to date. U.S. manufacturing growth slows more than expected in April. Gibson guitar maker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Trump doc says Trump bodyguard, lawyer ‘raided’ his office, took medical files.

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Market News and Commentary April 30

U.S. Inflation Hit Federal Reserve’s 2% Target In March. Trump says he relishes enthusiasm, ‘love’ at Michigan rally. Oil prices slide as U.S. rig count points to rising production. Trump warns his impeachment could follow if Democrats take back Congress. Netanyahu: Iran had secret ‘Project Amad’ to design, produce and test warheads.

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Market News and Commentary April 29

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown In September If No Funding For Wall. Talks between North Korea and South Korea avoid specifics about nuclear weapons and Trump summit. Asylum-seekers in Mexico snub warnings of stern US response. Will Cohen flip? Tenuous finances may provide crucial clues.

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Market News and Commentary April 28

Trump Dismissed Warnings From GOP Leaders That Party Could Lose House: Report. PPG will cut 1,100 jobs amid growing material costs. Russian from Trump Tower meeting: ‘I am a lawyer, and I am an informant.’ FBI says it warned White House about Rob Porter in March ’17. Merkel and Trump aired differences over trade and NATO on Friday at a White House meeting. German business leaders fear U.S. tariffs after Merkel-Trump talks. Stocks showing a lack of direction on mixed earnings.

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Market News and Commentary April 27

North And South Korea Vow To End War, Pursue Denuclearization. James Comey on Trump’s assertion that releasing memos was illegal: ‘I think he’s just making stuff up.’ EX-CIA chief Mike Pompeo confirmed as secretary of state. Trump begins distancing himself from Cohen after FBI raid. Feds seized more than a dozen of Michael Cohen’s phones. Cohen loaned millions to Ukraine-born cab mogul. First-quarter GDP grows slows to 2.3% as consumers pull in their horns.

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Market News and Commentary April 26

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault In Retrial. WSJ: Labor Department probes Wells Fargo’s 401(k) practices. Senate panel approves bill to protect special counsel. Oil prices rise on concerns over supply disruptions, but surging US output looms. Deutsche Bank scales back investment bank as profit drops. James Comey on Trump’s assertion that releasing memos was illegal: ‘I think he’s just making stuff up.’

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Market News and Commentary April 25

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed… And That May Be Why Kim Jong-Un Suspended Tests. U.S. extends deadline for Russia sanctions, aluminum prices dive. 10-year Treasury yield hits 3% for first time since 2014. Google-owner Alphabet’s shares fall on rise in costs. Macron: France will not leave the Iran nuclear deal ‘because we signed it.’ Trump threatens ‘big problems’ for Iran.

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Market News and Commentary April 24

FAANG, Industrial Stocks Hit Wall Street. 3M’s stock tumbles into bear market territory after most disappointing results in a decade. Netflix to issue $1.5 billion of junk bonds to finance its massive spending plans. Stocks stumble as U.S. yields near the 3 percent barrier. Experts warn North Korea won’t give up nukes, despite rhetoric. Chicago Fed economic measure cools in March from February’s nearly two-decade high. Facebook’s hidden data haul troubles German cartel regulator.

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Market News and Commentary April 23

Sean Hannity Received HUD Help On Multi-Million Dollar Property Deals. OPEC is acting with ‘noble goal’ of rescuing the oil market, says organization’s president. Dershowitz: FBI waging ‘epic battle’ for Michael Cohen’s ‘soul.’ Oil steady as U.S. drilling tempers bullish sentiment. NYT reporter: Story on Cohen flipping ‘hitting a nerve’ with Trump. Gold slips to two-week low amid rising U.S. yields, dollar. Saudi says it intercepted missiles fired at Aramco facility by Houthis. Netflix to raise $1.5 billion in debt. Stocks stumble as U.S. yields near the 3 percent barrier.

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Market News and Commentary April 22

Mobius Says There’s A 30% Correction Coming For U.S. Stocks. Fusion GPS founders lay out where Mueller’s case against Trump might be going (and it’s not Stormy.) Trump rips WashPost story on AG Jeff Sessions: More ‘fake’ news. Report: Trump ‘hasn’t cooled’ on firing Rosenstein. Trump touted hiring Giuliani as ‘hiring America’s f—ing mayor.’ Report: Mueller team ‘amused’ by Rudy Giuliani’s goal to end Russia probe.

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Market News and Commentary April 21

Kim Jong-Un Says Halted North Korean Tests For Now. Ex-Forbes reporter says Trump posed as executive, lied to him to crack Forbes 400 list. Trump’s legal team bracing for Cohen to cooperate with federal investigation: report. Fed’s Kashkari: Bond market is ‘yellow light flashing’ about a possible recession. Fed must be alert to imbalances given unusual timing of fiscal stimulus, Brainard says. Sessions warned White House he could quit if Trump fired Rosenstein.

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Market News and Commentary April 20

Russia Says It Might Not Stay Committed To The OPEC Oil Deal Until The End. New York Attorney General seeks power to bypass Presidential pardons. Rudy Giuliani joining Trump’s legal team ‘for the good of the country.’ Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published. Trump’s latest plan for saving coal comes from Truman era. In stunning CNN interview, Trump’s divorce lawyer suggests Cohen will flip. Trump criticizes OPEC, calling oil prices ‘artificially’ high. SEC proposes rule to combat conflicted investment advice.

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Market News and Commentary April 19

Trump Undercutting Ambassador Plays Right Into Comey’s Tease About The Worst Russia Narrative. White House notified Russia no new sanctions are coming… therefore no need to release the videos. Fed’s Dudley: More than four interest rate hikes unlikely this year. OPEC’s new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100. Cohen would turn against President if charged, counselor warned Trump. Trump declared he’s running again. Many Republicans aren’t ready to back him. The typical Amazon worker made less than $30,000 in 2017. Oil’s ‘artificial’ surge to multi-year highs could spark a new crisis, economist warns. 75% of the ultra-rich forecast a US recession in the next two years, survey finds.

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Market News and Commentary April 18

Starbucks To Close All Company-Owned Stores On The Afternoon Of May 29 For Racial-Bias Education Day. Model claiming Trump secrets blames US for Thai prosecution. Exclusive: OPEC’s new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100 – sources. As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller. Global debt has reached a record high, IMF says, and three countries are to blame.

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Market News and Commentary April 17

Corporations Incentivized To Offshore Jobs Thanks To GOP Tax Bill: CBO Report. Fox’s Hannity revealed as mystery client of Trump’s personal lawyer. Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump. Trump’s personal lawyer coughs up name of mystery client: Sean Hannity. In South Korea, overseas cryptocurrency offerings skirt local clampdown. What’s in those seized records? Trump’s biggest new worry.

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Market News and Commentary April 16

Trump Hits China For Currency Devaluation, Countering Treasury Report. NYT: Trump confidants see Cohen probe as bigger threat to Trump than Mueller probe. Trump claims lawyers Are ‘deflated and concerned’ about FBI’s Cohen raids. Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 million payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser: source. Russia starts blocking Telegram messenger. New York attorney Steven Molo tells Trump no way! Comey in ABC interview: Trump is ‘morally unfit to be president.’ New York Manufacturing Index drops more than expected in April. Britain’s biggest carmaker cuts 1,000 jobs.

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Market News and Commentary April 15

Exclusive: FBI Seized Recordings Between Trump’s Lawyer And Stormy Daniels’ Former Lawyer. US claims on setting back Syria chemical weapons capability likely exaggerated, say experts. Mattis: Syria strikes a ‘one-time shot,’ further operations will depend on Assad. Trump’s personal attorney can’t seem to keep his lies straight. Comey says Trump reacted to news of Russian meddling by asking if it changed election results. Trump approval declines, and Democrats have big enthusiasm edge over GOP for midterm elections: NBC/WSJ poll. Chaos, consultation: Inside Trump’s decision to strike Syria. Huge rally in Barcelona to demand jailed separatists go free.

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Market News and Commentary April 14

Trump In ‘Serious Peril’ Over Cohen: Former US Prosecutor Report About Michael Cohen’s Secret Trip To Prague Corroborates Key Steele Dossier Claim. Trump announces strikes on Syria following suspected chemical weapons attack by Assad forces. Ex-CIA director tears into Trump: ‘Your kakistocracy is collapsing.’ Trump lawyer has been under criminal probe for months, U.S. says. ‘Love child’ story could be used as evidence of illegal campaign contributions. Trump allies fear feds may have seized recordings made by Trump’s lawyer: report. Pentagon: Syria strikes took out the ‘heart’ of Assad’s chemical weapons program.

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Market News and Commentary April 13

No One Is Buying Russia’s Lies And Cover-Up. China’s trade surplus with U.S. soars. Trump FIXATED ON GOLDEN SHOWERS. Trump can’t stop Russia investigation even if he fires Mueller. Tax cuts were supposed to juice the economy, but banks aren’t seeing it. Haley: Trump is suddenly very concerned about Scooter Libby. Here’s why. Higher stakes than ever as Trump, allies mull Syria strike.

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Market News and Commentary April 12

Donald Trump Back-Pedals On Syria Saying He ‘Never Said WHEN An Attack Would Take Place.’ Reddit bans nearly 1,000 accounts linked to Russian ‘troll farm.’ FBI reportedly sought records of Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape in raid of President’s lawyer Michael Cohen. Netanyahu uses Holocaust event to urge action against Syria, Iran. Interest rates are on their way up… The Federal Reserve plans to hike interest rates even faster. GOP Congressman rips Trump in insane tirade to journo: ‘Evil, really f*cking stupid Forrest Gump.’ Capitol Hill defense hawks push Trump to strike Syria soon. OPEC oil output falls in March as U.S. shale production grows. Trump attempts to cloud timing of potential Syria strike.

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Market News and Commentary April 11

Robert Mueller’s Nuclear Option. ‘GET READY RUSSIA!’ Donald Trump warns Putin his missiles are coming ‘fast and smart’ after Russia vowed to bomb US sites if it strikes Assad. The GOP tax plan means short-term gains for the economy, but federal debt is primed to explode, CBO analysis says. Donald Trump cancels South America trip. Mueller is investigating a $150,000 payment a pro-Russian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation during the campaign. ‘A total witch hunt’: Trump tweets blistering early morning attack on his own Justice Department and says ‘attorney-client privilege is dead.’ US’ Moscow sanctions are finally proving a ‘major game changer’ for Russia. Oil jumps 3% to above $65 on growing Middle East tensions. Trump rants on Ukraine, WH fake news, ‘corrupt Russia’ probe. Senate GOP leaders warn Trump not to fire Mueller but reject calls for legislation to protect him. Paul Ryan lost and Donald Trump won in the fight for the future of the GOP.

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Market News and Commentary April 10

Donald Trump Has Never Been More Likely To Fire Robert Mueller Than He Is Right Now. Trump blasts FBI raid on Michael Cohen as “disgraceful situation.” Mueller is investigating a $150,000 payment a pro-Russian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation during the campaign. US’ Moscow sanctions are finally proving a ‘major game changer’ for Russia. Search warrant reveals Mueller’s interest in Manafort’s actions during Trump campaign.

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Market News and Commentary April 9

Trump Attorney Cohen Is Being Investigated For Possible Bank Fraud, Campaign Finance Violations, According To A Person Familiar With The Case. Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer. Iran threatens to restart nuke enrichment program in matter of days. Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says Facebook users’ data could be stored in Russia. Israel accused of bombing Syrian air base after attack in Douma. Trump lobbied against fire-sprinkler laws for skyscrapers in 1990s… Jared Kushner’s $1.2 billion miracle. Trump confers with military on suspected gas attack in Syria. FANG stocks’ bite has U.S. fund managers looking for alternatives. Russia sanctions: Shares in Deripaska-controlled firms crash.

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Market News and Commentary April 8

Trump Threatens “Animal Assad,” Putin Over Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria. Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump. Blaze on 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York kills 1. Kudlow defends Trump’s tariff moves: China is ‘breaking a lot of laws.’ Republicans seize on impeachment for edge in 2018 midterms. World’s richest one per cent are on track to own two thirds of global wealth by the year 2030. Stocks drop after Fed chairman signals more rate hikes. Fed’s Evans says inflation will hit 2 percent, and gradual rate hikes will be appropriate. Soaring U.S. oil exports may derail the crude rally.

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Market News and Commentary April 7

Mnuchin: There Is ‘Potential’ For A Trade War With China. Veteran trader Art Cashin: We were close to having potential market ‘bloodbath.’ Russia says wider cooperation arrangement with OPEC could be indefinite. Syrian showdown: Trump vs. the Generals. Mueller has evidence that Trump supporter’s meeting with Putin ally may not have been a chance encounter: Sources. Trump preparing for potential interview with Mueller, report says. 30-year Treasury bond yield posts largest weekly climb in more than two months.

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Market News and Commentary April 6

Trump’s Tariff Gamble With China Could Be Catastrophic For The Economy, The GOP – And His Own Presidency. Trump’s incoherent position on the border ‘crisis,’ in one tweet. Exclusive: Kremlin ties to pages deleted by Facebook should have been obvious months ago. How to make sense of all of Trump’s statements on Syria this week. Ex-Treasury secretary compares Trump to Mussolini. U.S. trade deficit rises to near 9½-year high. Trump denies knowledge of payment to Stormy Daniels. Going off script, Trump bashes immigration at tax cut event. Market volatility is reminiscent of the 1987 crash: Veteran trader Art Cashin. ‘Tired of being told no,’ Trump freezes out chief of staff John Kelly. Guggenheim investment chief sees a recession and a 40% plunge in stocks ahead.

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