Trump-gasm Sends Stocks To Longest Win Streak In 13 Years Despite Currency, Curve, & Credit Carnage http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-18/trumpgasm-sends-stocks-longest-win-streak-13-years-despite-currency-curve-credit-car …
US stocks end the day down by only modestly
A look around the major currency pairs as the week comes to a close
WTI futs settle +27c (+0.6%) @ $45.69/barrel
US Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count 18-Nov: 588 (+20) #OOTT
Today's blog post shines light on a leading indicator which would point to the potential bankruptcy of Venezuela.
Yeah , all the details that matter are unresolved. Same details which weren't resolved in September. Jaw-boning.
"This is a fuck's site worse than Brexit... any size is moving markets drastically, and the machines just make it worse."
US 10y yield jumps at 2.34%, Highest since Nov 9 2015, logs biggest 2week increase since 2001.
Global Bonds Suffer Biggest Crash In Over 25 Years http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-18/global-bonds-biggest-crash-over-25-years-looms
Fed's Kaplan: Policy divergence could further strengthen the US dollar
Feds Kaplan: See oil markets moving back to balance early next year
ECB's Praet: We will take a comprehensive look at inflation outlook at Dec meeting
US Politics ......
It may be that even with the post-election riots that have swept the country, we ain’t seen nothing yet....
Rep. Tim Ryan says Dems need someone to "represent entire party" http://ow.ly/M4mj306jQLK as he targets Pelosi
The title really underlines the point of the article !
More ponderings on pardon or clemency for HRC , after Trump selection of Sessions for AG.
I doubt Snowden receives a pardon from either Obama or Trump...
GOP unveils bill to block ObamaCare 'bailout' http://hill.cm/YFfvTP2
NATO Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg: "Good talk" with Pres.-elect Trump; we underlined enduring importance of NATO, and increased defense spending.
European Council Pres. Tusk spoke with Pres.-elect Trump via phone today, Tusk says on Twitter.
Trump MEETING LIST Mitt Romney Michelle Rhee Betsy DeVos James Mattis Todd Ricketts Bob Woodson Andy Puzder Lew Eisenberg per transition
Mike Rogers could be the next Director Of National Intelligence.
I've put together some weekend reading on the emerging Trump team (Flynn, Sessions & Pompeo) for @just_security:
After a heated and close Election , it isn't unusual for emotions to run high for a period of time. It passes.
This is true. Giuliani is the frontrunner for secretary of state. Lots of false rumors this week that he'd fallen out of favor.
In contention for Trump DEFENSE secretary: Jack Keane, retired Marine general who led Central Command, informally advised Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump has agreed to settle all three Trump University cases for $25 million, source tells @AaronKatersky
It makes sense to clear the deck , prior to taking office.
TRUMP HAS OFFERED CIA DIRECTOR POSITION TO U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MIKE POMPEO, POMPEO HAS ACCEPTED -TRANSITION OFFICIAL
SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions' http://dlvr.it/MhX5BM
If all countries stopped living beyond their means, where would all the German trade surplus go to?
SCHAEUBLE SAYS DEBT CUT WOULDN’T HELP GREECE
SCHAEUBLE: GREECE NOT DONE ENOUGH TO CARRY OUT NEEDED REFORMS
Not stated in this particular article-but question exists as to precisely what does the Greece Gov't want re: D.R ?
Thirteen arrests made in Athens during Polytechnic clashes http://dlvr.it/MhYDjX
GERMANY'S MERKEL SAYS WON'T BE ABLE TO DISCUSS BREXIT IN DETAIL WITH BRITISH PM MAY TODAY AS SHE HAS NOT YET TRIGGERED ARTICLE 50
GERMANY'S MERKEL SAYS WE ACCEPT THAT BRITISH GOV'T HAS SAID IT WILL BE INVOKING ARTICLE 50 BY END OF MARCH
AT this point, it looks like the next French President will be either Marine Le Pen or Alain Juppé.
Buba's Weidmann: EU commission basically given up enforcing stability pact. Market forces are the only mechanism left to set incentives.
December 4th.....Get your popcorn !
Odds & Ends......
Syria / Iraq.....
My latest: US-led coalition doesn’t support Turkey-backed rebels in al-Bab...
#Syria/n War Report – November 18, 2016: Gov't Forces Storming Eastern #Aleppo https://youtu.be/wIQWnSowtx0 via @southfronteng
U.N. says it is a 'very bleak moment' as the battle for Aleppo escalates. Read more: http://reut.rs/2fMsNFl
Iraqi troops expand foothold in Mosul as ISIS pledges more suicide attacks
#Turkey Sends 108 Trucks of Humanitarian Aid for #Mosul - #BasNews http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/312391 …
People displaced by fighting in and around Mosul carry firewood at a boundary of Kurdish t… http://ift.tt/2fE8I6m
Musings On #Iraq #Mosul Campaign Day Thirty-Two, Nov 17, 2016 http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2016/11/mosul-campaign-day-thirty-two-nov-17.html …
AFRICOM's hunt for Islamic State militants stretches across #Libya https://www.stripes.com/news/africom-s-hunt-for-islamic-state-militants-stretches-across-libya-1.439867 …
FWIW & Take With Bucket A full Bucket Of Salt - But if accurate , eye-opening words from Kobler....
Reports of an explosion in #Misrata military airbase. Initial reports suggest the explosion occurred in one of the weapons depots. #Libya
Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean hit a new record high..
#Libya: Barghathi, Sarraj defense min. & Jadran ally, now in Jufra. Misrata refused to join his Oil Crescent operation. He has nowhere to go
Tripoli #Libya: Haitem Tajuri's relative & right hand man Khashaiba killed on Shatt Street - an area under control of Team Sarraj. A signal.
PC, NOC and Central Bank agree increase in oil exports, but confused message on ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/11/17/pc-noc-and-central-bank-agree-increase-in-oil-exports-but-confused-message-on-support-for-dinar/ …
#Libya: Thread on murder this week in Tripoli of Misrata fighter Lekraik https://twitter.com/wheelertweets/status/798671176532799488 … Video of Lekraik
Justice and Construction party to sue Ghwell - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/11/18/justice-and-construction-party-to-sue-ghwell/ …
Tripoli tension after murder of militia commander - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/11/17/tripoli-tension-after-murder-of-tripoli-militia-commander/ …
Banks to not exchange old notes tomorrow; senior citizens exempted
Chaos as Millions in India Crowd Banks to Exchange Currency http://dlvr.it/MhcbZX
#Alert | Banks tomorrow won't exchange old currency notes, will only serve senior citizen, ANI quotes Indian Banks' Association Chairman
No cash in banks for weddings