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  • by Tyler Durden
    Milley Defends Promise To Tip Off China In Case Of US Attack, Excuses Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley on Tuesday defended two phone calls he had with his Chinese counterpart in which he promised to warn them if former President Donald Trump was going to launch an attack against them. "My task at that time was to de-escalate. My message again was consistent: calm, steady, and deescalate. We are not going to attack you," Milley told the Senate Armed Services Committee in a […]
  • by Tyler Durden
    Watch Live: Warren Accuses Powell Of Being A "Dangerous Man", Says She Will Oppose Renomination Update (1120ET): Call him "Jerome Danger"… Just when we thought Sen. Warren's testimony was going to be all complicated disagreements about the Dodd-Frank and her long-simmering gripe about changes made to the Volcker Rule, the Senator accused Powell of being "a dangerous man" and said his renomination to lead the Fed was a risk "not worth taking". "…your record gives me grave concern…" Warren said to Powell. "…over and over you have acted […]
  • by Tyler Durden
    Watch: Psaki Says It Doesn't Matter That Border Patrol Didn't Really "Whip" Migrants, Actions Are Still Unacceptable Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, After even CNN admitted the insinuation that Border Patrol agents ‘whipped’ migrants on the southern border last week was “patently false,” and that pictures of the incident were grossly taken out of context, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said it doesn’t matter. A reporter asked Psaki “The El Paso Times has walked back their claim that border agents were using whips to deter Haitian migrants. […]
  • by Tyler Durden
    Government Shutdown And Debt Ceiling Drama: What Comes Next Now that we know that the debt ceiling "drop-dead date" will fall on (or around) October 18, as per Janet Yellen's latest letter, attention turns to what's next. As readers know, the bond market is showing signs of concern around the D-date, with the T-Bills kink peaking today just after the Oct 18 data. But the bigger question is how will Congress extricate itself from Biden's game of debt ceiling chicken which we discussed recently. Before we get into […]
  • by Tyler Durden
    "It's A F**king Kid": Johnson & Johnson Official Says Children Shouldn't Get Vax Due To 'Unknown Repercussions' Project Veritas is out with the third installment of their series on vaccine insiders – this time covertly recording two Johnson & Johnson officials saying that children don't shouldn't take the Covid-19 jab. "Kids shouldn't get a fucking [COVID] vaccine," said regional business lead, Brandon Schatt. "It’s a kid, you just don’t do that, you know? Not something that’s so unknown in terms of repercussions down the road, you know?" Schadt […]
  • by Tyler Durden
    European Gas Prices Hit Escape Velocity After Russian Gas Supplies Plunge By 57% Overnight Not much to add today that we didn't already cover overnight in "All Hell Is Breaking Loose In Energy Markets" suffice to note that European gas prices (Dutch TTF and UK NBP) are up another 12% today to new all time highs… … and while all the dynamics we listed yesterday are all still applicable, we can add one more: a sudden drop off in Russian nat gas deliveries via the Yamal-Europe pipeline that […]
  • by Tyler Durden
    Stocks, Bonds Battered As "News Matters More When Gamma Is Negative" It appears the velocity of the surge in US Treasury yields has finally taken its toll on equity market enthusiasm. The long-end of the yield curve is exploding higher this morning with 10Y spiking above 1.50%… And 30Y spiked 10bps to hit 2.10%… And while we have been seeing Nasdaq underperform (rotating from growth to value), this morning has seen equities react systemically to the surge in rates… SpotGamma reminded us of the trading mantra that “news matters […]
  • by Tyler Durden
    Is The Market "Melting-Up"? Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Is the “market melting-up?” Such was the question I received from my colleague at Cut The Crap Investing. It is an excellent question given the relentless increase in what investors believe is a “no risk” market. Of course, we need a definition of precisely what constitutes a melt-up. “A melt-up is a sustained and often unexpected improvement in the investment performance of an asset or asset class, driven partly by a stampede of investors who don’t want to miss out on its rise, rather than by fundamental […]

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