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Stunning Drone Clip Reveals Massive Size Of Hong Kong Protest
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
Ferguson was for amateurs.For those curious why the Hong Kong protests over the weekend have sent shivers across the world's capital markets, pushed the Hang Seng 2% lower, and impacted both European and US futures, not to mention leading to worries that China may get involved any second and result in another Tiananmen square event, the following clip from HK's Apple Daily, taken by a drone, shows
 
USDJPY Surge Drags Nasdaq Green, Bonds Ain't Buying It (Again)
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
The Nasdaq, Russell 2000, and Dow Transports have been rescued in their high-beta manner all the way back to green by an initial USDJPY ramp to ignite some momentum "off the lows". Treasuries and credit refuse to  play along and even USDJPY has decoupled as stocks surged on a VIX-slamming (from over 17 to 15.50) ramp to unch. Safe-haven buying of camera-on-a-stick continues (+8% tod
 
The Oil Head-Fake: The Illusion that Lower Oil Prices Are Positive
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,The essence of the Oil Head-Fake Dynamic is the inevitable drop in oil price due to global recession will trigger disruption of the global oil supply chain.I've described the dynamic of structural imbalances of supply and demand leading to lower prices for crude oil as the Oil Head-Fake: high global production (supply) continues while dem
 
The Real Crisis in Europe Will Be Political With Spain as Ground Zero
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
Spain’s Mariano Rajoy is back with yet another display of why he should never have been allowed to take office in the first place. For those who need a quick primer, here’s a quick highlight reel of Rajoy’s more notable accomplishments: 1)   Helped facilitate biggest housing bubble in Spanish history, a bubble so large that the US’s looks like a molehill
 
"Hong Kong Risks Losing Its Role As A Financial Capital," Deutsche Bank Chief Economist Warns
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
"Hong Kong clearly has its work cut out holding on to its role as the entry way to [investing in] mainland China," warns Deutsche Bank's Chief Economist Taimur Baig as he reflects on the civil disobedience this weekend. Even before this weekend's riots, Baig believes "Hong Kong will have to shape up," and while his base case suggests the unrest will not have a major detrimental effect on the econo
 
Spot The Total Logic Fail
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
It appears the leadership in Spain has reached its panic-point. Following Catalonia's President Artur Mas signing of a decree calling for an ultimately democratic referendum on independence for the region, Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy uttered this mind-numbing phrase:CATALAN VOTE PROFOUNDLY ANTI-DEMOCRATIC, RAJOY SAYSIt appears Rajoy's perspective on democracy and the will of the people is a littl
 
Martin Armstrong Warns The West "Sanctioning Russia Is A Big Mistake"
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
Judging from the plunge in stocks and the Ruble and along with proclamations that Russia is "isolated" (when it is clearly not), The West's sanctions appear to be achieving their goals (propaganda-wise). However, Martin Armstrong warns "politicians just keep making the same mistakes over and over again," as he explains, to the people of Russia, "sanctions only make Put
 
Hong Kong's Luxury Shopping Street Right Now
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
The protests in Hong Kong continue to spread. The following images from Causeway Bay - one of HK's most affluent neighborhoods with many higher-end stores - show calm and well-organized protesters  (carrying slogans such as "Democracy is now here", "Occupy Hong Kong", and "We Are Not Enemies") have blocked a long section of a major thoroughfare called Hennesy
 
"This Is What We Do" Warns 2nd Oklahoman ISIS-Supporter Arrested For Threatening To Behead Co-Worker
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
It appears the appeal of ISIS-supporting beheadings in Oklahoma is growing. In what can only be described as an uncomfortable coincidence for the state, a 2nd Oklahoma man was arrested Friday for threatening to behead a co-worker. As The Oklahoman reports, Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, who was recently fired from his job at a nursing home, threatened a female christian co-worker that he "represented
 
Can The US Economy Handle A Meaningful Downturn In Financial Asset Prices?
submitted by mephisto 1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
From ConvergEx' Nicholas ColasFinancial asset price volatility gets a bum rap.  Everything in moderation, yes…  But the unusually quiescent capital market behavior of the last few years isn’t really doing anyone any favors over the long run. Today’s note reviews the benefits of a more volatile bond and stock market: everything from the possibility for truly skilled fund managers to
 



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