Market Overview For Last Week.....
Credit Bubble Bulletin : Weekly Commentary: Just the Facts - April 7 http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2017/04/weekly-commentary-just-facts-april-7.html?spref=tw … 4/3/17 - 4/7/17
Global stocks end EVENTFUL week dead FLAT at mkt cap of $71.7tn. Mr. Market shrugged off global turmoil & Fed comments that prices excessive
Bonds went effectively nowhere this week amidst hawkish Fed minutes & mixed jobs data. Bottom line value of global bonds fall a tad to $46tn
Friday Evening Links ( Financial Oriented News )
McMaster shows clout in Trump's first crisis: http://hill.cm/5iz6nPC
'Friends become enemies': Trump's Syria strike stirs up alt-right outrage as lawmakers praise him: ANALYSIS http://www.cbc.ca/1.4061862
Backstory on Syria Action - view from inside the White House. Fwiw
Still against Intervention in Syria
A clear majority of Senators support Trump’s Syria airstrike
#TrumpWatch, Day 78: #Gorsuch Approved as Supreme Court Justice http://eaworldview.com/2017/04/trumpwatch-day-78-gorsuch-approved-as-supreme-court-justice/ … …
Trump announces Army secretary pick http://f24.my/13a4.t
#TrumpWatch, Day 78: NSC Gives #NorthKorea Options to #Trump, Including Assassination and Nukes in South http://eaworldview.com/2017/04/trumpwatch-day-78-gorsuch-approved-as-supreme-court-justice/#northkorea …
Judge blocks Justice Department request to halt Obama-era police reform deal http://hill.cm/1BIrobJ
McCain rips Rand Paul: "He doesn't have any real influence" in the Senate http://hill.cm/WRDVYez
ObamaCare market is stabilizing, despite Republican claims of a "death spiral": report http://hill.cm/pJ7zdeg
Graham plans expansion of Russia sanctions to include aide to Assad http://hill.cm/7KJy4Li
Trump to undo Obama's restrictions on offshore drilling http://hill.cm/arVNALP
Democrats aren’t the opposition. The media is.
Pentagon investigating possible Russian involvement in Syrian chemical attack
The fight against ISIS just got harder
Trump is delivering for his voters, and Washington doesn’t seem to care
Priebus's job safe but Bannon in danger of being fired: report http://hill.cm/3UxfkZ7
No staff shakeup, a White House spokeswoman says amid reports Bannon and Priebus could be reassigned. "Completely false story."
Clashes at French far-right leader Le Pen rally in Corsica http://bit.ly/2pe6P1S
Melenchon is on the move and the firebrand is stirring things up in France....
Keeping the other candidates on their toes...
French Presidential Election Polling (2nd Round Hypothetical): Macron (EM): 61% Le Pen (FN): 39% Fillon (LR): 53% Le Pen (FN): 47%
Post TV debate French poll: Melenchon 19%, Fillon 19% Le Pen 23% Macron 23%. Melenchon gains 7 points in 2 weeks - could make 2nd round.
Does the French presidential election hold one last shock? http://dlvr.it/NqhVtZ
Turkish citizens in Ottoman garb cast their ballots in France. #Turkeyreferendum
Merkel, Hollande voice support for US strike against Assad http://dlvr.it/Nr143Q
Basque group ETA gives France list of arms caches: panel http://dlvr.it/Nr0b9t
'I witnessed the Stockholm attack three years after terrorists killed my brother – we mustn’t give in to fear' http://dlvr.it/Nr0p4b
"How do we move on?" a reporter asks Crown Princess Victoria. "Together." https://www.thelocal.se/20170408/stockholm-attack-man-arrested-thought-to-be-driver … #stockholmattack #openstockholm #sweden
Stockholm attack: Police suspect arrested man was truck driver http://dlvr.it/Nqy7vs
Tsipras pins hopes on debt relief http://dlvr.it/Nr6VP7
Athens march against austerity.....
Ballots open for Greece-based Turks http://dlvr.it/Nr3rlN
Bid to curb under-the-table payments at state hospitals http://dlvr.it/Nr2MZL
Looks like Martin Schulz is going to be subjected to "chinese water torture" of slow leaks of unfavorable articles from Der Spiegel.
German candidate for Chancellor Martin Schulz calls for diplomatic solutions in Syria. "This is the time for talks - not for bombs".
Distorted Views: Pro-Erdogan Sites Take Aim at Critics in Germany http://dlvr.it/Nqb90q
EP Brexit redlines....
Something to note....
Theresa May is told she must publish a "thorough assessment" of a Brexit with no EU deal https://bloom.bg/2nqUHhF
UK Foreign Secretary
A hard Brexit wouldn't mean moving many people in next 2 years, JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon says https://bloom.bg/2nVOvup
NHS faces shortage of 40,000 nurses after Brexit, according to leaked document http://ind.pn/2o4LF6W
Welcome home, Cadbury! Dairy Milk production is returning from Poland - another win for Brexit Britain.
EU considering excluding UK from trade talks before Brexit, worries UK may take advantage of sensitive information. https://www.ft.com/content/8393b2d0-1b89-11e7-a266-12672483791a …
Even some Conservatives don't want a Brexit deal, Chancellor Philip Hammond tells Bloomberg https://bloom.bg/2npUhIt
Why is Brexit so important to the financial industry? Here's a quick guide https://bloom.bg/2np5kle
Poland might become the biggest loser from Brexit https://bloom.bg/2o8o2dV
Odds & Ends For Saturday.....
Huge protest in Venezuela after 15 year ban for Opposition leader....
Why exactly are the revenues disappearing like fog under a fierce sun ?
Bombing the shit out of airfield in Syria is one thing. But now replace Syria with DPRK in that sentence and see if it still looks fine.
Point: it kinda really matters if POTUS can launch belligerent military actions unilaterally, regardless whether you agree with the decision