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Notes From Underground: Things That Go Trump In the Night

Please Donald, will the POTUS STFU, PLEASE. This is not a political statement. It is free advice because the more you communicate the less impact you will have. 950 more words

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Notes From Underground: Today, It Was Europe (Or, a Preview of Things to Come)

Notes From Underground has been concerned that 2017 would be the year of Europe as the ECB’s  quantitative easing policy and NEGATIVE interest rates would be an issue for many of the elections taking place this year. 781 more words

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Notes From Underground: Now Starring in the Music Man ... Mario Draghi as Professor Harold Hill

Oh yes, we got trouble right here in Frankfurt City! It rhymes with T and starts with G and is spelled Germany. Today (and of no genuine market surprise), the… 784 more words

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Notes From Underground: What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

This year has been a year of surprises as conventional wisdom-based forecasts have proven to be like oral agreements: not worth the paper on which they are written. 570 more words

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Notes From Underground: Mario Draghi and the Wisdom of Samuel Beckett

“When you’re in the shit up to your neck, there’s nothing left to do but sing.” This is what Samuel Beckett wrote and it was the way President Mario Draghi performed today. 491 more words

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Notes From Underground: How Many Syllables, Mario?

In the 1969 cult classic Putney Swope written by Robert Downey, Sr., the film opens with the death at the board room table of the firm’s chairman, Mario. 751 more words

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Notes From Underground: Steve Bannon (Laugh, Laugh I Thought I'd Die)

Even though Steve Bannon is no Beau Brummel, the music of this early rock song must be ringing in his ears. It seems clear to all but the dumbest media talking heads that the Bannon plan of Trump’s continued flow of tweeting is an attempt to make sure the Trump team controls the… 999 more words

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