Venezuelans Take to the Streets, Power Struggle Grows

Venezuelans Take to the Streets, Power Struggle Grows

Saturday, rival political factions took to the streets across Venezuela in the mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation, where US backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó, 35 anni, is attempting to oust socialist President Nicólas Maduro. It was the 1st march Mr. Guaidó has led since Maduro loyalists stripped him of legal protections he’s […]

Senate GOP Taking Steps to Stop Democrats Obstruction of President Trump’s Nominees

Senate GOP Taking Steps to Stop Democrats Obstruction of President Trump’s Nominees

Steps are being taken this week to stop Democrats’ continued obstruction of President Trump’s nominees and “restore normalcy” to government, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) writes. “Since January 2017, for the 1st time in memory, a minority has exploited procedure to systematically obstruct a President from staffing up his administration,” Senator McConnell said in […]

Speaker Pelosi to Dems: “Focus on Legislative Agenda”

Speaker Pelosi to Dems:  “Focus on Legislative Agenda”

Democrats have to “stay focused on our purpose” and the party’s legislative agenda on healthcare, wages, and “cleaner government,” House speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), is urging her caucus. According to reports citing an unnamed source who was in attendance at a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi said Democratic lawmakers have to prioritize and move […]

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

FLASH: Theresa May summons Brexiteers to ward off coup. UK Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday working to revive her 2X Brexit deal after reports that her Cabinet was plotting to topple her. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was already slipping from Mrs. May’s weakened grasp […]

Construction Spending Spiked in January

Construction Spending Spiked in January

US construction spending spiked in January, with investment in public projects rising to a more than 8-year high, which could boost economic growth estimates for the first quarter. The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday that construction spending jumped 1.3%, the largest increase since last April, after a revised 0.8% fall in December. Economists polled […]

No Sex, No Money Scandal May Torpedo Trudeau Fragile Government

No Sex, No Money Scandal May Torpedo  Trudeau Fragile Government

$SNCAF FLASH: There no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened, but is is a scandal in Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a controversy that seems trivial, but it could topple him in elections later this year. In Canada 2 high-profile women ministers in Mr. Trudeau’s Cabinet, including Canada’s 1st indigenous justice […]

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

FLASH: The EU’s economy is cooling more than many investors believe, the slowdown poses the biggest risk to the market. The European Central Bank (ECB) has limited tools at its disposal to respond to economic weakness while European governments are not prepared to respond with spending warns Mohamed El-Erian. “People are underestimating how quickly Europe […]

French ‘Yellow Vests’ Protest for 16th Weekend Running

French ‘Yellow Vests’ Protest for 16th Weekend Running

French ‘yellow vests’ are protesting for a 16th weekend running in Paris and other cities to show they are still mobilized against the Macron government’s economic policies they see as favoring the rich. In Paris, protesters gathered Saturday at the Arc de Triomphe monument as a march was planned through the well-off western neighborhoods of […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Tweeting Again, General Counsel Resigns

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Tweeting Again, General Counsel Resigns

$TSLA FLASH: US Government Closely Eyeing Elon Musk Tuesday night, Elon Musk Tweeted Tuesday evening that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) would make around 500,000 cars in Y 2019. Later he corrected himself within hours to say he meant the company would be producing at an annualized rate of 500,000 vehicles by the end of this year. If […]

President Trump, “I am Not Happy with the Deal”

President Trump, “I am Not Happy with the Deal”

Tuesday, President Trump expressed displeasure with a tentative deal by congressional negotiators on border security spending that offered no funds for his promised US-Mexican border wall, but did not reject it outright, indicating he did not expect another government shutdown. President Trump demand for $5.7-B from Congress to help build the Wall, said he has […]

Congress Does Not Want Another Shutdown

Congress Does Not Want Another Shutdown

Nobody wants to see another government shutdown, and Congress will cut some kind of deal that will keep the United States safe, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said Tuesday. “I do not think anybody wants to see what we just went through for 35 days,” the Michigan Democrat said in a TV interview Tuesday. “It hurt the […]

There is No Permanent Economic Damage From Shutdown

There is No Permanent Economic Damage From Shutdown

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the recent partial government shutdown inflicted “no permanent damage” to the economy. “I still think the economy is very strong,” the head of the National Economic Council that advises President Trump said at a White House briefing.  “As I have said many times I […]

The EU is a Failed Experiment in Socialism, it is “Coming apart before our eyes”

The EU is a Failed Experiment in Socialism, it is  “Coming apart before our eyes”

The rise of populism is leading to Europe “coming apart before our eyes,” a group of 30 historians and Nobel laureates from 21 countries conclude in a co-signed letter Sunday. “We must now will Europe or perish beneath the waves of populism,” the letter reads, per the report. “We must rediscover political voluntarism or accept that resentment, […]

Stocks Finish Higher on Headline News

Stocks Finish Higher on Headline News

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Stocks jumped at the open on initial speculation that a deal to reopen the government was imminent, the notion that the Fed may be getting close to the end of its balance sheet normalization effort, plus the expression from Treasury Secretary Mnuchin that the US is making progress with China trade […]

A Marijuana Marketers are Offering Furloughed Federal Employees Free ‘Dope’ During Shutdown

A Marijuana Marketers are Offering Furloughed Federal Employees Free ‘Dope’ During Shutdown

Now, not only are the non-essentials (NE) non-essential they can be stoned doing nothing! The furloughed NE federal workers who cannot pay for medical marijuana during the government shutdown can get it for free from America’s pot dealers. BudTrader a massive marijuana-trading marketplace that allows users to buy and sell grow supplies, cannabis, and paraphernalia, declared […]

Stocks Saw Uneven Trade on Positive Earnings, Finish in the Green

Stocks Saw Uneven Trade on Positive Earnings, Finish in the Green

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 gained 0.2%, Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.7%) and the NAS Comp (+0.1%) experienced uneven post options expiry trading action finishing in the Green. The Russell 2000 (-0.2%) did, too, but it finished in the Red.  Most S&P 500 sectors finished higher with consumer staples (+1.2%) and utilities […]

President Trump, ‘I will keep my promise on border security one way or another”

President Trump, ‘I will keep my promise on border security one way or another”

Friday, President Trump made a “major announcement” Saturday on the government shutdown and his demand that Congress fund the Mexican border Wall. President Trump offered the Democrats a deal that would extend protections for so-called Dreamers by three years in exchange for $5.7-B in funds he is seeking for a border barrier in a well […]

President Trump, Will Not Declare an Emergency Yet

President Trump, Will Not Declare an Emergency Yet

President Trump softened expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he want to build the US-Mexico border wall as a 3-week impasse closing parts of the government continued Friday. There are about 800-K federal employees who missed their 1st paychecks under the stoppage. Lawmakers tried to reassure federal […]

NORAD to Track Santa Across the Skies Christmas Eve Despite the Shutdown

NORAD to Track Santa Across the Skies Christmas Eve Despite the Shutdown

America’s children can rest easy today, as the partial government shutdown will not affect how the US military tracks Santa Claus’ worldwide journey this Christmas Eve. In a Tweet, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and U.S. Northern Command reassured children and parents everywhere that the Santa tracking mission will continue “In the event of a government shutdown, NORAD will continue with […]

Headlines Rule the Markets, Consumers Undaunted

Headlines Rule the Markets, Consumers Undaunted

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 fell 2.1% Friday on headline uncertainty surrounding politics and trade. As they continued to provide a justification to reduce risk. Friday’s decliner pushed the benchmark index to a new yearly low at 2408.12 and a weekly loss of 7.1%. All 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in the […]

President Trump to Schumer, Pelosi: “I Will Be the 1 to Shut Down Government Over ‘The Wall'”

President Trump to Schumer, Pelosi: “I Will Be the 1 to Shut Down Government Over ‘The Wall

Tuesday, in public, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not provide the money he says is needed to build ‘The Wall” at the Mexican border. President Trump’s comments came as he opened a Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, with partial shutdown looming on […]

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute On Thursday and again on Friday, President Trump Tweeted that talks with China are going well. According to the data, the tariffs which are often paid by importers, who then pass the added costs onto companies to whom the products belong are may fall on the shoulders of […]

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to cut taxes and boost France’s growth, now 1.5 yrs after he came into power, he is facing violent protests over rising taxes, a high cost of living and policies some say favor the rich. A country’s economic indicators don’t always match the […]

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France Should President Macron’s support in Parliament collapse, he will resign, the people already hold in in very low regard. Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni, ordered his PM  to hold talks with political leaders and demonstrators, as he seeks […]

Mexico’s President ‘AMOL’ Vows End “rapacious” Elite

Mexico’s President ‘AMOL’ Vows End “rapacious” Elite

Mexico’s President ‘AMOL’ Vows End “rapacious” Elite Veteran leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador aka AMOL, 65 anni, took office as Mexican President Saturday, vowing to see off a “rapacious” elite in a country struggling with corruption, chronic poverty and gang violence on the doorstep of the United States. AMOL took the oath of office in […]

Republicans Border Security, Not Government Shutdown

Republicans Border Security, Not Government Shutdown

Republicans Border Security, Not Government Shutdown Republicans do not  want a government shutdown, rather to be sure the southern border is secure, and bi-partisan support is needed, especially with the threats being posed by the invading migrant caravan that has arrived, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R:LA) said Friday, while shooting down claims from Senate […]

President Trump, ‘Totally Be Willing’ to Shut Down Govt to Get Border Wall Funds

President Trump, ‘Totally Be Willing’ to Shut Down Govt to Get Border Wall Funds

President Trump, ‘Totally Be Willing’ to Shut Down Govt to Get Border Wall Funds US President Donald Trump said he would “totally be willing” to shut down the government if Congress does not send him a bill approving $5-B for his proposed Wall on the US southern border with Mexico. His comments came during an […]

British Cabinet Backs PM May’s BREXIT Plan

British Cabinet Backs PM May’s BREXIT Plan

British Cabinet Backs PM May’s BREXIT Plan British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that cabinet had backed her BREXIT plan, adding it was in the national interest but that there would be difficult days ahead. “The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

Investors Focused on Outcome of Congressional Midterm Elections

Investors Focused on Outcome of Congressional Midterm Elections

Investors Focused on Outcome of Congressional Midterm Elections $SPY, $DIA The US Congressional midterm elections will have implications for Wall Street, regardless of how they shape the balance of power in Congress. That is because in every scenario there could be winners and losers in Key sectors of the market, including banking, pharmaceuticals, companies that […]

US Crackdown on Invading Migrant Caravans “Completely Appropriate”

US Crackdown on Invading Migrant Caravans “Completely Appropriate”

US Crackdown on Invading Migrant Caravans “Completely Appropriate” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Sunday pushed back on criticism of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on a caravan of migrants seeking entry to the United States calling the measures “completely appropriate.” In a network TV  interview Secretary Pompeo said he’s been “involved in scores of conversations about stopping […]

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts $TLRY, $GWPH The US government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new path for American researchers who have trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced […]

China’s PBoC Intensifies Pressure on Cryptocurrency Activity

China’s PBoC Intensifies Pressure on Cryptocurrency Activity

China’s PBoC Intensifies Pressure on Cryptocurrency Activity $BTCUSD Chinese authorities have intensified pressure on domestic cryptocurrency activity. Beijing supports the development of the underlying blockchain technology, but it is still trying to limit speculation in digital currencies roughly 1 year since banning their sales in ICOs. Bitcoin prices surged last year as investors bet blockchain […]

Comey and Mueller Leveraged Their Government Ties For Profit

Comey and Mueller Leveraged Their Government Ties For Profit

James Comey and Robert Mueller Leveraged Their Government Ties For Profit $LMT US President Donald Trump slammed fired FBI director James Comey in a Monday Tweet, returning to his claim that the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 Election is a “witch hunt.” “Mueller is Comey’s best friend,” President […]

Chinese Hong Qi Limousines on the Lawn at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 

Chinese Hong Qi Limousines on the Lawn at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 

History will be made when 2 exquisite Hong Qi limousines pull onto the competition field at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Great automobiles produced in Europe and the United States have long graced the competition field of this Concours, but this will be the first appearance for automobiles produced in mainland China. The Chinese […]

US-Taliban Talks Send ‘Very Positive Signals’

US-Taliban Talks Send ‘Very Positive Signals’

US-Taliban Talks Send ‘Very Positive Signals’ A meeting between a senior US diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week to discuss a possible ceasefire ended with “very positive signals” and a decision to hold more meetings. The meeting between a delegation led by Alice Wells, deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of […]

President Trump, “I don’t care what the political ramifications are.”

President Trump, “I don’t care what the political ramifications are.”

President Trump, “I don’t care what the political ramifications are.” Tuesday, President Donald Trump again vowed to shut down the federal government in September if the Democrats do not give him the $25-B for his border wall, declaring “I don’t care what the political ramifications are.” “Our immigration laws and border security have been a […]

President Trump Will Shut Down Government Over Illegal Immigration

President Trump Will Shut Down Government Over Illegal Immigration

President Trump Will Shut Down Government Over Illegal Immigration President Donald Trump said Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back major changes to immigration laws his administration wants. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border […]

President Trump Seeks “Regime Change” in Iran

President Trump Seeks “Regime Change” in Iran

President Trump Seeks “Regime Change” in Iran Brett Hume: Trump “will not say” that he’s “attempting to overthrow the government or attempting to get regime change, but I think that’s exactly what this is all about.” SANDRA SMITH (Media Matters, interviewer): What do you make of the escalating war of words between the U.S. and […]

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate $JLL With diversification plans taking shape, 10–year visas on the horizon and Crude Oil prices holding firm, investor sentiment has increased again in the GCC’s property market The resilience of the GCC’s real estate market has proven itself yet again this year, having weathered several stifling […]

Colombian Navy has Found the “Holy Grail” of Shipwrecks Just off Cartagena.

Colombian Navy has Found the “Holy Grail” of Shipwrecks Just off Cartagena.

Colombian Navy has Found the “Holy Grail” of Shipwrecks Just off Cartagena. Colombia’s government advances toward salvaging the treasure from the sunken Spanish galleon San Jose. Sitting at the bottom of the ocean, just off Colombia’s coast, is one of the Western Hemisphere’s richest treasures: a Spanish galleon packed with billions of dollars worth of […]

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading

China’s Ban on Cryptocurrency ‘Killed’ Bitcoin Trading $BTCUSD China’s central bank has hailed it’s cryptocurrency crackdown a complete success. Declared by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and reported by state media, data apparently shows that the Chinese currency is now involved in less than 1% of all Bitcoin trades worldwide. The Big A: How did this happen? […]

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions $OIL Iran is looking to ways to keep exporting Crude Oil and other measures to counter US economic sanctions. Since last month, when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear which lifted most sanctions in Y 2015, Iran’s rial has dropped […]

The Farm Bill Now Focused on Hemp

The Farm Bill Now Focused on Hemp

The Farm Bill Now Focused on Hemp US Hemp producers and several advocacy groups have agreed that legislation offered by Senate Majority Senator Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), could have a dramatic impact on the US Hemp industry. Hemp, predominantly used a fiber, is part of the cannabis family like marijuana. However, Hemp contains much lower levels […]

Iran’s Economy in Trouble, Citizens Protest Across the Country

Iran’s Economy in Trouble, Citizens Protest Across the Country

Iran’s Economy in Trouble, Citizens Protest Across the Country Monday, protesters in the Iranian capital swarmed its Grand Bazaar on Monday, and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls in apparent anger over the Islamic Republic’s troubled economy, months after similar demonstrations rocked the country. The demonstration came a day after protests forced 2 major shopping […]

‘Peu’ Macron Now Trying His Hands at Destroying Europe

‘Peu’ Macron Now Trying His Hands at Destroying Europe

‘Peu’ Macron Now Trying His Hands at Destroying Europe Emmanuel Macron said populism is spreading across the continent “like leprosy” sparking fury from Italy’s new anti-establishment government as cracks within the EU deepen. French President Emmanuel Macron has launched an astonishing attack on the populist, nationalist, and traditionally conservative political parties rising in Europe, angering […]

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana Tuesday, Canada’s upper House of Parliament approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the 1st G7 nation to legalize cannabis. The Senate voted 52-29 in favor of the revised bill from the elected House of Commons, paving […]

Angela Merkel’s Government Crumpling, Ousting Looms

Angela Merkel’s Government Crumpling, Ousting Looms

Angela Merkel’s Government Crumpling, Ousting Looms A dispute in Angela Merkel’s coalition over migration policy has swiftly escalated into the biggest tests of her Chancellorship. The clash has opened a rift at the heart of her camp, between her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its CSU Bavarian sister party. How the conflict is resolved will […]

Populist Government Takes Power in Italy

Populist Government Takes Power in Italy

Populist Government Takes Power in Italy “Populism is the new organizing principle.” The new government has pledged to pursue a host of populist policies, including reclaiming national sovereignty from the European Union over issues ranging from border protection and immigration to economics and finance. For now, however, it has abandoned previous plans to hold a […]

Expect Italy’s New anti-Establishment Government to ‘Dump’ Euro

Expect Italy’s New anti-Establishment Government to ‘Dump’ Euro

Expect Italy’s New anti-Establishment Government to ‘Dump’ Euro $EUR Thursday, just a few minutes after the announcement on of a deal on a new anti-establishment government in Italy, 1 of its leaders attacked a top Eurozone official for comments he deemed racist in a fresh sign of cracked relations with Brussels. In a conference Thursday, […]

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Japan has unveiled proposed guidelines for the legalization of raising money in the cryptocurrency space. A government-backed research group has put forward rules that would see ICOs (initial coin offerings) given regulatory definition and approval. An ICO is a means of raising capital by issuing and selling new […]

Mexican Government is Breaking Up Migrant Caravan

Mexican Government is Breaking Up Migrant Caravan

Mexican Government is Breaking Up Migrant Caravan President Trump Tweeted, “It better be stopped” Monday evening, the Mexican government started to break up a migrant caravan that was moving through southern Mexico. Immigration officials were registering the travelers, and providing suggestions that some could get humanitarian visas, while others would have to exit Mexico The […]

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Has 10X the Data on American’s than Facebook

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Has 10X the Data on American’s than Facebook

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Has 10X the Data on American’s than Facebook $AMZN, $FB, $ORCL, $GOOGL Amazon has 10X the data on American consumers and owns the Washington Post a left wing political newspaper, always critical of President Trump and his administration. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) disengaged with Washington’s biggest lobbying firm and brought on new advisers following […]

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad It will be the death of American democracy if the Democrats are successful in overthrowing the government of President Trump The Democratic Party has gone on the offensive and adopted the strategies of Jihad to overthrow the government of President Donald Trump, they have dubbed it “Resistance” […]

Fully 74% of Americans Believe the “Deep State” is Not a Myth 

Fully 74% of Americans Believe the “Deep State” is Not a Myth 

Fully 74% of Americans Believe the “Deep State” is Not a Myth A large majority of Americans (74%) believe that unelected officials, the “Deep State”, are manipulating national policy, according to the latest Monmouth University poll. The results, according to Monmouth’s survey: 60% overall say appointed officials have too much sway in U.S. policy. 59% of […]

Robert Mueller’s Investigation Flouts US Justice Department Standards

Robert Mueller’s Investigation Flouts US Justice Department Standards

Robert Mueller’s Investigation Flouts US Justice Department Standards Gates was charged with $100 million in financial crimes, and pled guilty to two minor offenses, one of them highly questionable. My columns have many times observed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s failure to set limits on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. To trigger the appointment of a special […]

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board $BTCUSD Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies are new, alluring and somewhat complex investment assets. People see Bitcoin as currency, an investment and a store of value. Government’s do not agree on what Bitcoin is. The US Internal Revenue sees and treats it as property, The US Securities and Exchange Commission considers […]

Readers Keep Asking, “What is Bitcoin Gold Really?”

Readers Keep Asking, “What is Bitcoin Gold Really?”

Readers Keep Asking, “What is Bitcoin Gold Really?” $BTCUSD,$BTG Cryptocurrency forks of various types take place regularly. Even Bitcoin has experienced several different iterations and branches this way, and now 1 of the largest and most discussed Bitcoin forks happened late in Y 2017. Bitcoin Gold was a hard fork of the original open source cryptocurrency which took […]

Saudi King Establishes Anti-corruption Prosecution Units

Saudi King Establishes Anti-corruption Prosecution Units

Saudi King Establishes Anti-corruption Prosecution Units Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has established special anti-corruption units of prosecutors to pursue embezzlement cases in the Kingdom after a recent crackdown. King Salman’s decision was announced Sunday in a report on the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The report said the King’s decision came from “his concern over combating […]

Nor’easter Update: Atlantic Coast Hammered, 5 People Killed by Falling Trees

Nor’easter Update: Atlantic Coast Hammered, 5 People Killed by Falling Trees

Nor’easter Update: Atlantic Coast Hammered, 5 People Killed by Falling Trees A Nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6-M customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees The storm submerged cars […]

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance; with Rate Hikes

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance; with Rate Hikes

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance’ with Rate Hikes Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, pledging to “strike a balance” between the risk of an overheating economy and the need to keep growth on track, told US lawmakers Tuesday that the central bank would stick with gradual interest rate increases despite the added stimulus of tax cuts […]

The Big Q: What is going on in the Deep State?

The Big Q: What is going on in the Deep State?

The Big Q: What is going on in the Deep State? Some Background FISA is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 was written to enable the federal government to spy on foreign agents at home and abroad. The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which hears the government’s lawyers has morphed foreign intelligence surveillance into […]

The State of California is Poverty’s Worst Friend

The State of California is Poverty’s Worst Friend

The State of California is Poverty’s Worst Friend Much like FDR’s failed economic policies, the State of California would do more for the poor by just leaving them alone. The League of Nations’ records of levels of employment before and after the Depression showed that most nations that simply did nothing but wait, fared much […]

World’s Financial Markets ‘Bloated’ with Liquidity

World’s Financial Markets ‘Bloated’ with Liquidity

World’s Financial Markets ‘Bloated’ with Liquidity $DIA, $GLD, $SLV As far as the market trends I usually follow went last week, nothing new in the broad stock or precious metals markets, more of the same old stuff. The Dow Jones (DJIA) made another new all-time high Wednesday, the 95th since the November 2016 election.  But besides […]

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago 1yr Celebration to Go on Without Him

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago 1yr Celebration to Go on Without Him

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago 1yr Celebration to Go on Without Him Since President Trump and the GOP were unable to close a deal to keep the US government operating, the President chose to remain in Washington, DC this weekend, canceling his trip to Mar-a-Lago for his planned 1yr in the Oval Office celebration. The party celebrating President […]

Schumer’s Shutdown, Senate Dems Derail Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Schumer’s Shutdown, Senate Dems Derail Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Schumer’s Shutdown, Senate Dems Derail Bill to Avert Government Shutdown Late Friday in Washington, DC, a procedural vote to advance legislation passed by the US House to fund the federal government through next month failed in the Senate Friday, less than two hours before a shutdown would occur at midnight. Most Democrats rejected the continuing […]

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia $BTCUSD Bitcoin and the other major cryptocurrencies rebounded after a steep mid-week selloff on concerns about regulatory crackdowns in SKorea. After briefly dipping to near $9,000 during the week, Bitcoin traded near $12,000 on Friday as investors turned their attention away from Asian government crackdowns and focused on some new cryptocurrency-related options […]

Expecting Sealed Indictments to be Opened in Clinton/Obama Uranium One Scandal

Expecting Sealed Indictments to be Opened in Clinton/Obama Uranium One Scandal

Expecting Sealed Indictments to be Opened in Clinton/Obama Uranium One Scandal The indictments involve a Canadian company called Uranium One, a Russian investor, the State Department, and The Clinton Foundation. “As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made […]

SKorea’s Government Plans to Ban Bitcoin Trade

SKorea’s Government Plans to Ban Bitcoin Trade

SKorea’s Government Plans to Ban Bitcoin Trade $BTCUSD Thursday, SKorea’s government said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending Bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation’s police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion. The clampdown in SKorea, a crucial source of global demand for […]

More Saudi Royals Released From Detention, Huge Fines Paid

More Saudi Royals Released From Detention, Huge Fines Paid

More Saudi Royals Released From Detention, Huge Fines Paid Two sons of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, just days after 23 other detainees in the Kingdom’s 2-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed. Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General approved the release of Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah and Prince […]

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX We here at HeffX-LTN are optimistic about America’s economic future now that President Trump and GOP lawmakers have kept their promise of a sweeping tax reform. “I think the economy is on the verge, which you heard me say this, because of the […]

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update Some leading Senate Republican calls for removing obstacles to medical marijuana research, a Florida judge decides to take up a case over the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana, and states likely to allow recreational marijuana use in Y 2018 On the Medical side National Recently, Orrin Hatch decried obstacles to […]

US Deaths from Drug Overdoses Spiked Last Year

US Deaths from Drug Overdoses Spiked Last Year

US Deaths from Drug Overdoses Spiked Last Year US deaths from drug overdoses rose 21% last year, and for the 2nd straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live. The government figures released Thursday put drug deaths at 63,600, up from about 52,000 in Y 2015. For the 1st time, the powerful […]

China says, “We are rising, accept it.”

China says, “We are rising, accept it.”

China says, “We are rising, accept it.” Tuesday, the Chinese government criticized US President Donald Trump’s decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to “abandon a Cold War mentality” and accept China’s rise. President Trump’s decision reflects a “victory of hardliners” in his administration, the official news agency said. It warned […]

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