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World’s largest pension fund loses $136 billion

Sovereign Man, Released on 2/7/19 Things keep getting worse for pensions…If you’ve read Notes recently, you know the pension fund crisis is one of our major themes. Simply put, these…

Netflix paid zero federal or state taxes in 2018

Daily Mail, Released on 2/7/19 Netflix didn’t pay any state or federal income taxes in 2018, despite posting its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018 of $845 million Continue……

Yellen: Fed’s next move might be a RATE CUT

CNBC, Released on 2/6/19 Perma-dove Janet Yellen says the Fed may have to cut interest rates if the global economy doesn’t start picking up soon. Continue……

Powell’s dinner with Trump fuels unease about Fed independence

Market Watch, Released on 2/5/19 Trump and Powell shared what was probably a celebratoy dinner Monday night after the Fed decided to refill the punch bowl at its last FOMC…

Europe Launches SWIFT Alternative To Send Money To Iran

Zero Hedge, Released on 1/31/19 In a move sure to unleash fury from the Trump administration, the European Union has announced it has set up a transactions channel with Iran…

Powell Now a Fully-Trained Puppy Happy to Please Master Market

Mish Talk, Released on 1/30/19 The Fed will be patient. Gradual increases went out the window. Gee who coulda thunk? Continue……

Fed Chairman Powell faces a $4 trillion question

Reuters, Released on 1/29/19 “It’ll be substantially smaller than it is now…but nowhere near where it was before,” Continue……

The Fed may be moving closer to ending its rally-killing balance sheet reduction

The Wall Street Journal, Released on 1/25/19 “A lot of the heavy lifting has been done…We’re waiting for the committee to be satisfied that they have reached sufficient understanding of…