Friday, August 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton Attacks Alex Jones, Jones Responds With Blistering 11-Minute Speech

by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:

Hillary Clinton claimed that Donald Trump was embracing “dark conspiracy theories” before going on a conspiracy theory-obsessed rant in which she attacked Alex Jones and claimed that Vladimir Putin was the villainous mastermind behind the ‘Alt-Right’ movement.
The speech in Reno was billed as Hillary’s moment to demonize Trump by equating him with racist, white supremacist conspiracy theorists, but she ended up weaving a giant fairytale of her own, reinvoking the vast “right wing conspiracy” that she has been ridiculed for hammering on in the past.
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A Hawkish Yellen Emerges: "The Rate Hike Case Has Strengthened In Recent Months"

"I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months." but "future policymakers may wish to explore the possibility of purchasing a broader range of assets."

Policy Error? Treasury Curve Crashes To Dec 2007 Lows

Dear Janet, the bond market's not buying it... at all...

Best Reaction Yet: "Yellen Speech A Whole Lot Of Nothing"

Yellen's speech is "a whole lot of nothing," and likely didn’t change any minds on expectations for a rate increase this year, Macquarie's Thierry Wizman said after the Jackson Hole speech.

Iraq War Surveillance Technology Being Used In Baltimore Without Public Debate

"The relationship between those who are constantly watched and tracked, and those who watch and track them, is the relationship between masters and slaves." Ask yourself again. Are we citizens or are we slaves?

Goldman: "Yellen Remarks Point To Higher Odds Of September Hike", Market Disagrees

With pundits unable to decide if Yellen's speech was hawkish or dovish, we need a tiebreaker, and as always the best one is the bank that has spawned more central bankers than any other institution, Goldman Sachs. As such, according to the just released analysis of Goldman's Jan Hatzius, the Fed speech "raised the odds of a rate increase at the September FOMC meeting," but he adds that "any action will depend on the result of next week's jobs report. "

Oil Spikes On Iran Report Saudi Aramco Facilities Hit By Yemen Missiles


"Hawkish" Yellen Speech Sparks Buying Spree In Everything (Except Dollars)

The US Dollar is being dumped after Yellen's apparently 'hawkish' speech as the market appears to have latched onto one sentence..."future policymakers may wish to explore the possibility of purchasing a broader range of assets." Stocks are up, gold is up, bonds are up, oil is up...

Consumer Confidence Slumps As Inflation Expectations Crash To All-Time Lows

The "disinflationary mindset" remains as UMIch-reported medium-term inflation expectations plunge back to record lows. Headline consumer confidence also dropped to its lowest since 2016 lows in April driven by drop in 'hope' from the flash print - stuck at lowest levels since 2014.

Iran Sets Condition Under Which It Would Join OPEC Oil Production Freeze

Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh made the most explicit statement on the topic, when he laid out the conditions under which Iran would be willing to "help other oil producers stabilize the world market."  It was a simple condition: Iran will cooperate as long as it is excluded from the freeze.

VIX Crushed, Stocks Spike - Does Someone Know Something?

WTF! Because 30 minutes before one of the most important speeches of her career, why not panic-buy stocks and dump all your protection?

Bullard's Bubble Warning: "I Could See This Getting Away From Us"

"I think we are on the high side of fairly valued, I could see the process getting away from us, maybe tech stocks, maybe others."

Hidden Agenda Perpetrated By Congress & The Fed Exposed In One Simple Chart

The American middle class is a patsy in a system designed to do exactly what it has done.

76-Year-Old Veteran Kills Himself In VA Parking Lot After Being Denied Treatment

Someone dropped the ball. They should not have turned him away...He went to the facility... and was denied service... and then he went to his car and shot himself.”

US Trade Deficit Shrinks On Biggest Spike In Food & Beverage Exports In History

Forget the new economy, it appears - judging by July's preliminary trade data - that USA's great export is 'food and beverage'. Thanks to a 31.3% surge month-over-month in this category - the biggest MoM gain in history - the US trade deficit 'improved' to -$59.3bn (from -$64.5bn revised lower) and beat expectations of -$63bn.


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