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Notes From Underground: Wake Up! Wake Up! For Your Light Has Come

This line comes from the Jewish liturgy of welcoming the Sabbath. I use it here to make a note to my readers about a possible signal that the NASDAQ 100 sent on Friday. 973 more words

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Notes From Underground: Is the Yield Curve Taunting the Fed?

There were many responses to last night’s post regarding one of my favorite topics: the yield curve. The airwaves have been filled with opinions about the impact of the 2/10 curve on bank stocks and other financial asset valuations. 754 more words

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Notes From Underground: Angela Merkel Finally Faces Facts

Angie Angie

where will it lead us from here

Oh, Angie don’t you wish

Oh your kisses still taste sweet

I hate that sadness in your eyes, but Angie Angie…

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Notes From Underground: Au Revoir, Marine Le Pen

Now we can finally put the French elections behind us as its citizens maintained the status quo and elected Emmanuel Macron to a five-year term. Parliamentary elections follow in June but the two main parties, Socialists and Republicans, aren’t expected to face challenges. 924 more words

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Notes From Underground: Mario, Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie On the King of Rock 'n' Roll

Mario Draghi’s nonsense is a compost heap as he tries to continue his efforts to build the ECB‘s balance sheet to the point of no escape. 726 more words

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Notes From Underground: Trump Delivers on Using the Dollar as a Policy Tool

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the tweeter-in-chief was reported to have said, “The DOLLAR IS GETTING TOO STRONG.” As some pundits discussed, instead of Trump calling China a currency manipulator it seems he wants to use the dollar as a cudgel to pressure others into not embarking on policies to weaken their currencies. 874 more words

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Notes From Underground: Brexit, Two Years Is A Long Time

The biggest news in a very slow week of news is the beginning of the Brexit plan as Prime Minister May sent a six-page memo to Brussels as Article 50 begins and the two-year time period allotted for extrication from the… 833 more words

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