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- Fed Buying Helps Lift Fannie Mae Mortgage Bond to Record High
Lower supply, as production instead shifts down the coupon stack, and Federal Reserve buying have helped boost the coupon’s price, which touched 105-15+ Monday morning in New York. In terms of Treasury option-adjusted spread, the coupon offers negative 34 basis points as of Friday’s close, down from zero at year-end and positive 15 basis points at the end of November.
- Cuomo: NY Ready To Ease Pandemic Restrictions After Holiday Spike
Cuomo: NY Ready To Ease Pandemic Restrictions After Holiday Spike In more news that would have been impossible before January 20, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is now planning to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the state after the 'holiday spike' in COVID-19 cases, and will announce changes to the state's pandemic cluster zones soon, according to Syracuse.com […]
- BIS Launches Second Green Bond Fund amid Rising Cenbank Support
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said on Monday that it has launched a euro-denominated, open-ended fund for green bond investments by central banks and official institutions. Together, the two BIS green bond funds will manage some $2 billion in green bonds for central banks with the expectation that the funds will continue to grow...
- "New McCarthyism Will Prove An Orwellian Mistake" Says US Historian
"New McCarthyism Will Prove An Orwellian Mistake" Says US Historian Authored by Pavlos Papadopoulos via eKathimerini.com, Victor Davis Hanson is a rare breed of American intellectual: The professor of classics and military history at the California State University and senior fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute has supported Donald […]
- Bubble Fears Everywhere But All Investors Can Do Is Keep Buying
Across Wall Street, signs of speculative excess are everywhere. Penny stocks surging. Cash pouring into trendy thematic bets. Risky debt paying less than ever. With unchecked animal spirits and historic valuations, what’s an investor to do?Keep buying, apparently.
- Global Research: Help Us Cover Our Operational Costs
Dear Readers, Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change. Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? … The post Global Research: Help Us Cover Our Operational Costs appeared first on Global Research.
- Democrats Now Planning For New Stimulus Bill By Mid-March—Here’s What’s Holding It Up
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Monday that he’s aiming to pass a new federal coronavirus relief bill “in the next month, month and a half,” Bloomberg first reported, meaning that it could be mid-March or longer before Americans see any more relief from Congress.
- California Lifts Statewide COVID Stay-at-Home Order, Allowing Restaurants to Reopen
The California Department of Public Health said on Monday that the state's stay-at-home order will be lifted for every region beginning immediately.
- After All That, 139% Of Gamestop's Float Is STILL Short
After All That, 139% Of Gamestop's Float Is STILL Short Two weeks ago, we first pointed out something which we thought was remarkable: a whopping 144% of Gamestop's float was short... is this right pic.twitter.com/mVfitVff5b — zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 14, 2021 ... as bears had piled on to never before seen levels in recent weeks, hoping to profit from the continued decline […]
- Nearly 20% of Renters in America Are Behind on Their Payments
As of the January rent bill, more than 10 million Americans will be behind on their rent, meaning 18% of all renters are in danger of being evicted.
- With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America’s Anti-Imperialist Surge
Ecuador is just weeks away from becoming the latest Latin American nation to move away from the IMF and United States and elect a strongly progressive, anti-imperialist government. The post With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America’s Anti-Imperialist Surge appeared first on MintPress News.
- Joe Biden and the Death of Free Speech
The media loved Joe Biden’s inauguration: his platitude-laden speech and his calls for “unity” struck the perfect note for a Washington establishment that wants no more guff from the “deplorables.”
- Today Kicks Off "The Great Reset" World Economic Forum
Today kicks off the annual World Economic Forum, which this time round is online and so can’t charge anyone $43 for a hotdog. Expect various iterations along the theme of “Builders’ Bums Better” from the talking heads as the ‘Great Reset’ slash ‘Great Reflation’ is dangled before markets.
- Twitter Unveils "Birdwatch," A New Platform Where Users Fact-Check Tweets
Twitter Unveils "Birdwatch," A New Platform Where Users Fact-Check Tweets Twitter has finally found a way to appease the leftist mob that has long been dictating policy on the app, while absolving itself of all responsibility. According to a story published by NBC News's Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny, Twitter is launching a crowd-sourced feature intended to combat slander and […]
- Biden to Push Congress on Stimulus After Senators Question Cost
President Joe Biden will escalate appeals for Congress to back his top priority, $1.9 trillion in pandemic relief, seeking to overcome Republican opposition to the plan as he enters his first full week in office.
- U.S. Corporate Buybacks Are on the Rise, Lifting Investor Hopes
U.S. corporate share buyback levels are slowly increasing after last year's pandemic-driven drop-off in spending, and investors are eager to see how much buybacks may support market gains.
- Doug Noland: Short-Term Unsustainable
For years now, I’ve listened as Washington politicians and central bankers admit to the obvious – that the trajectory of our federal debt is unsustainable – while invariably arguing it was not the time to be concerned or address it. With Treasuries blowing right through the 100% of GDP milepost – and likely poised to reach 125% within the next year or two – there’s no time like the […]
- Report: Poor Will Take More Than Decade to Recover From Lockdowns While Rich Thrive Under “Rigged Economic System”
By PFW News In what is no secret to any regular reader of this blog, the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns it justified has –... Report: Poor Will Take More Than Decade to Recover From Lockdowns...
- Tesla Is Looking For People To Work On Its Semi
Tesla Is Looking For People To Work On Its Semi By Market Crumbs Last week Aurora and trucking giant PACCAR signed a global strategic partnership to bring a self-driving truck powered by the Aurora Driver to market in the coming years. The partnership is notable because PACCAR, which is one of the largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the world, was drawn to […]
- Klaus Schwab's "Magic Money Tree" Prediction Is Coming True
If you knew where the tree that grew money from its branches settled, wouldn’t you want to shake it? Of course you would. You’d in fact, want to shake it as often as you could.
- The Next Decade Will Likely Foil Most Financial Plans: Lance Roberts
Bear markets, while painful, "reset the table" for strong gains in the future. Trying to avoid them assures the next decade will foil most financial plans
- Demand for Physical Bullion Surges – Will It Break Paper Markets?
By Clint Siegner Last year felt like a pivot point in U.S. history. The pandemic and election left the nation ideologically divided. There seem to... Demand for Physical Bullion Surges – Will It...
- DOJ Watchdog Probing Whether Officials Tried To Interfere With 2020 Election Results
DOJ Watchdog Probing Whether Officials Tried To Interfere With 2020 Election Results The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz - a Democrat donor whose wife helped run campaigns for Democrats before joining CNN's Washington bureau - is investigating whether DOJ officials "engaged in an improper attempt" to overturn President Biden's victory in the 2020 election, […]
- Record Large 2-Year Treasury Auction Prices At Record Low Yield
Record Large 2-Year Treasury Auction Prices At Record Low Yield On a day when all the attention has been on the berserk moves in stocks, we were at least (mercifully) spared more fireworks out of the bond market today, when the Treasury sold a record $60 billion in 2Y notes ... ... at a record low yield of 0.125%. The stop was 1.2bps below December 0.137% high yield, and was […]
- Lagarde Says ‘No Doubt’ ECB Will Preserve Financing Conditions
The European Central Bank will be in the market “for an extended period of time” to ensure the economy has ample access to affordable funding to cope with the pandemic and its aftermath, President Christine Lagarde said.“The ECB will make sure that financing conditions are preserved at a favorable level,” she said at a Davos Agenda panel...
- How the FBI Created Domestic Terrorism: 80 Years of Psychological Warfare Revealed
The “war on terror” is now expanding to target a broad spectrum of the American population who would be morally resistant to the sorts of anti-human policies demanded by Great Reset Technocrats, Matthew Ehret writes.
- VIDEO: President Biden’s New Administration, Old Aggression
It looks like the first 100 days of Joe Biden will be dedicated to deleting four years of Trump's policies.
- Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump’s “Israel First” Legacy
Many are expecting President Joe Biden to roll back Trump's heavily pro-Israel policies, but several factors – including his long-established ties to Israeli interests– point to a greater likelihood of their continuation instead. The post Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump’s “Israel First” Legacy appeared first on MintPress News.
- Gold Moves Lower As the Dollar Strengthens Ahead of the Fed Meeting This Week
Gold futures move lower on Monday, giving up earlier gains as government bond yields pulled back and the U.S. dollar strengthened, ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting on monetary policy later this week.
- Is This The Reason Behind's Today's Surreal Market Action
Is This The Reason Behind's Today's Surreal Market Action Between the insane rollercoaster action in the most shorted names, which exploded out of the gate only to get hammered the moment the broader market suddenly plunged 60 points in just a few minutes (one wonders which dealer(s) was so short gamma in the most shorted names, they had no choice but to hammer the entire market to […]
- Fed Set to Look Beyond Possible Post-Pandemic Inflation Shock
Inflation numbers this year could cause numerous headaches - for families fretting about food or gas bills, or politicians wondering if Fed policy risked a return to 1970s-style price surges.
- Fed Will Likely Stress Commitment to Low Rates amid Pandemic
The Federal Reserve this week will likely underscore its commitment to its low-interest rate policies, even as the economy recovers further from the devastation of the viral pandemic. Chair Jerome Powell is sure to strike a dovish tone at a news conference after the Fed's latest policy meeting ends Wednesday.
- Bubble Talk: Is the Good All Priced In?
Here are some interesting Tweets about stimulus, money, vaccines, and stock market valuations.
- Mayor Announces Investigation into “Smart” Meter Water Billing Blunders, Re-hires Meter Readers
By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – are expensive, unnecessary, and plagued with problems including measurement errors (see 1, 2). ... Mayor Announces Investigation...
- Gamestop Goes Red After More Than Doubling Just Two Hours Earlier
Gamestop Goes Red After More Than Doubling Just Two Hours Earlier Update (1220pm ET): It was only "natural" that in a market as broken as deranged as this one, that Gamestop - which less than to hours today was up more than 100%, hitting an all time high just over $159 - is now red for the day, having dropped as low as $60/share. There is nothing one can say here, besides sit back […]
- Biden Reverses Trump's Transgender Military Ban
Biden Reverses Trump's Transgender Military Ban President Biden on Monday repealed former President Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the US military - signing an executive order that "sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve," according to a fact sheet circulated by new Defense […]
- Stocks Are Doing Something They Haven't Done Since The Dot Com Bubble
Stocks Are Doing Something They Haven't Done Since The Dot Com Bubble With 66 S&P 500 companies, representing 22% of S&P 500 earnings, having already reported Q4 earnings, there was some good, some not so good, and some downright bizarre news this earnings season. First, the good news: as Bank of America's Savita Subramanian reports, S&P EPS rose 2% last week to $38.70 […]
- Google Shuts Down Internet Balloon, “Loon” Project Due to High Operational Costs
By B.N. Frank Opposition continues to increase regarding satellites and similar vehicles being launched to blast WiFi and 5G from way up high (see 1,... Google Shuts Down Internet Balloon, “Loon”...
- A Totalitarian Regime Is Coming to America? Or Is It Just an Old Ball Game?
Dutch-Jewish historian Jacques Presser remarked as early as 1947: “Fascism, should it ever return, will undoubtedly present itself in the guise of anti-fascism.” Having watched the surreal inauguration, the Green Zone in Baghdad popped up. The occupation in Washington was … The post A Totalitarian Regime Is Coming to America? Or Is It Just an Old Ball Game? appeared first on Global […]
- Antifa Trashes Tacoma After Viral Video Of Cop Driving Through Crowd
Antifa Trashes Tacoma After Viral Video Of Cop Driving Through Crowd Antifa anarchists in Tacoma, Washington set fires and vandalized buildings on Sunday after a video of a police officer plowing through a crowd of illegal street racers went viral over the weekend. Videos of the mayhem were all over Twitter Sunday night, as hundreds of people took to the streets near the incident - […]
- Will Venezuela Go To War Over Oil?
Will Venezuela Go To War Over Oil? By Viktor Katona of Oilprice.com January 2021 is still far from over yet the pages of Oilprice already boast 6 articles about Guyana being the hottest drilling spot in the world. This is hardly surprising, considering the hot streak that ExxonMobil had over the past 5 years, with new companies coming in and stepping up the drilling game. The […]
- How the Fed Fails
The Fed has a binary choice: preserve America's global hegemony or further enrich the billionaires. You can't have both.
- Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine
Unable to secure a profit in immunizing poorer nations, Western multinationals, including Oxford's private partner AstraZeneca, have prioritized those who can pay the most. The post Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine appeared first on MintPress News.
- Inflation Is Spreading Broadly into the Economy
“Not only have the last two months seen supply shortages develop at a pace not previously seen in the survey’s history, but prices have also risen due to the imbalance of supply and demand.”
- California Gov Lifts COVID Stay-At-Home Order; Dr. Fauci Worries Jabs Won't Stop Mutant Strains: Live Updates
California Gov Lifts COVID Stay-At-Home Order; Dr. Fauci Worries Jabs Won't Stop Mutant Strains: Live Updates Summary: California Gov is lifting stay at home orders Dr. Fauci criticizes US COVID approach, worries vaccines wont' stop mutations US cases, deaths, hospitalizations decline Biden signs COVID travel bans BoJo approves border crackdown South Africa approves AZ vaccine […]
- Markets Are Breaking Left And Right As Stocks Tumble
Markets Are Breaking Left And Right As Stocks Tumble Whether it is due to the absolute insanity taking place among the most shorted names, or the broader market suddenly tumbling (perhaps as the PPT forgot to keep an eye on the S&P transfixed by the action in GME), Downdetector and Bloomberg report that a slew of trading platforms are reporting problems on Monday, and while some […]
- Cuomo’s Tax Ultimatum: New York’s Governor says bail him out or he’ll punish New Yorkers: WSJ
Viewers of Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy-award winning Covid-19 briefings may have noticed how the New York Governor has become increasingly excitable. In this week’s budget show, he pointed an economic gun at New York and threatened to shoot if Washington doesn’t fork over $15 billion.
- Forecast 2021: The Stock Market: Mauldin Economics
Today we are going to focus on my stock market expectations. As I promised last week, this is a “Generational Call.” For reasons we will go into below, I think we are at a pivot point for stocks, with some clear exceptions I will outline.
- Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could Be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself
As President Biden signs a national mask mandate into law, measures being imposed in the name of protecting public health could create a humanitarian crisis that sees Americans sued by the state and forced into detention camps for breaking pandemic protocols.
- Supreme Court Dismisses Suits Over Trump Finances
Supreme Court Dismisses Suits Over Trump Finances The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of a pair of lawsuits accusing former President Trump of illegally profiting from his presidency, after several foreign and state government officials patronized his properties - including the Trump International Hotel in Washington, located a few blocks from the White House. The […]
- Hedge Fund CIO: "It's An Orgy"
Hedge Fund CIO: "It's An Orgy" By Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management “The big boys are no longer bullish,” bellowed Biggie Too in baritone. “The big boys are now bubble bullish,” continued the chief investment strategist for one of Wall Street’s Too-Big-To-Fail affairs. “They ask Biggie, why can’t the S&P trade 5,500?” said Too, easing into third […]
- Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy
Biden’s response to the far-right uproar against Malley will be a test of his fortitude in standing up to the hawks and charting a new course for U.S. policy in the Middle East. The post Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy appeared first on MintPress News.
- Job Losses from Virus 4 Times As Bad As ’09 Financial Crisis
“This has been the most severe crisis for the world of work since The Great Depression of the 1930s. Its impact is far greater than that of the global financial crisis of 2009,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. The fallout was almost equally split between reduced work hours and “unprecedented” job losses...
- The Dollar's Crash Is Only Just Beginning: Bloomberg
After an initial spike higher, the dollar has been falling steadily since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in the U.S. last March. It is down about 10% to 12% relative to America’s major trading partners, dropping to its weakest levels since early 2018 as measured by several of the broad dollar indexes. There is more to come.
- Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Run For Governor Of Arkansas
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Run For Governor Of Arkansas Since she left the West Wing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, it has been assumed, would be running for office in her home state, perhaps as a senator, or maybe even the governorship, an office once held by her father, Mike Huckabee, and former president Bill Clinton. On Monday, Sanders made it official by releasing a lengthy […]
- Bitcoin Is Braced For A Huge $4 Billion Price Earthquake This Week
Now, with excitement building ahead of a hotly-anticipated virtual "bitcoin corporate strategy" summit in the first week of February, a record near-$4 billion worth of bitcoin options are set to expire this Friday, January 29.
- China’s Xi Warns Davos World Economic Forum Against ‘New Cold War’
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned global leaders at an all-virtual Davos forum Monday against starting a "new Cold War", and urged global unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
- America: Would You Notice If You Lived Under Tyranny?
By reallygraceful This video poses a question, going through the major themes of George Orwell’s 1984, the stages of ideological subversion, and connecting a work... America: Would You Notice...
- Today Kicks Off “The Great Reset” World Economic Forum
By Michael Every of Rabobank Today kicks off the annual World Economic Forum, which this time round is online and so can’t charge anyone $43... Today Kicks Off “The Great Reset” World...
- The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited
The more political chaos and societal division widen, the more the notion of exceptionalism will be exposed as bizarre, selfish, and unsustainable. The post The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited appeared first on MintPress News.
- Internecine and Existential Struggles in a Transformed World
The Blue State has it all. And now therefore, it owns any future ‘breakages’ too, Alastair Crooke writes.
- Daytrading Army Unleashes Furious Cascade Of Short Squeeze Meltups
Daytrading Army Unleashes Furious Cascade Of Short Squeeze Meltups In another insane day for small-cap stocks, which has seen the relentless forced short squeeze in GME continue, more than doubling the stock in the premarket before settling up some 40% higher... ... with the squeeze now moving to the second most shorted stock (as per our Friday preview) namely FIZZ... ... which […]
- Your Face Is Set To Replace Your Bank Card
Facial recognition is getting deeply embedded into consumer services where payment is required, eliminating the use of physical payment cards. While convenient for users, the... Your Face Is Set To...
- Dominion Sues Rudy Giuliani Over Election Claims, Seeks $1.3 Billion In Damages
Dominion Sues Rudy Giuliani Over Election Claims, Seeks $1.3 Billion In Damages Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who they say carried out "a viral disinformation campaign about Dominion" comprised of "demonstrably false" allegations, according to the New York Times. The 107-page […]
- No Safe Space for Philippines’ Indigenous Youth as Military Allowed on Campus
… The post No Safe Space for Philippines’ Indigenous Youth as Military Allowed on Campus appeared first on Global Research.
- The Media Destroyed America
It did not take long for the Lie Machine, aka American media, to create the false news and fake narrative of the “storming of the US Capitol” on January 6 by a “white supremacist insurrection.” Here is an example from … The post The Media Destroyed America appeared first on Global Research.
- In the Asian Flu of 1957-58, They Rejected Lockdowns
The Asian flu of 1957-58 was a deadly pandemic with a broader reach for severe outcomes than Covid-19 of 2020. It killed between 1 and 4 million people worldwide, and 116,000 in the US in a time with half the … The post In the Asian Flu of 1957-58, They Rejected Lockdowns appeared first on Global Research.
- Moderna Vaccine Not Effective Against "Mutant" South African COVID Strain, But Works With UK Variant
Moderna Vaccine Not Effective Against "Mutant" South African COVID Strain, But Works With UK Variant Moderna's latest trial data includes some good news...and some bad news. The good news is that the biotech company's original COVID jab is effective against two mutations of SARS-CoV-2 which were first isolated in the UK and South Africa, respectively. The bad news is that, at […]
- Key Events This Busy Week: Earnings Deluge, Biden Stimulus, Fed And Forum
Key Events This Busy Week: Earnings Deluge, Biden Stimulus, Fed And Forum It's shaping up as a very eventful week again, with the Fed’s latest monetary policy decision on Wednesday expected to be a highlight. Indeed Wednesday is a blockbuster day with Apple, Tesla and Facebook reporting to "add to the fun" as Deutsche's Jim Reid puts it. 122 S&P 500 companies report in total […]
- Human Civilization and the Recreation of Wilderness
Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray; Along the cool sequester’d vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. — Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Ill … The post Human Civilization and the Recreation of Wilderness appeared first on Global Research.