Trump Set To Interview Yellen For Reappointment: Politico

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” 

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North Korea Not Interested In Diplomacy Until It Can Hit U.S. East Coast With Missile: CNN

Pyongyang is sticking to their “commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching all the way to the East coast of the mainland US.”

‘I’m Not Gonna Blame Myself’: Trump Launches Into Bizarre, Rambling Defense Of Policy Failures

“We’re not getting the job done. And I’m not going to blame myself. I’ll be honest.”

‘That’s Absolutely Crazy’: There’s A Bubble In ‘Buy The Dip’ Stories

“Two rockets flew over the land mass of Japan and nothing happened.”

One Trader Thinks Everyone Has Found Religion – Here’s Why

“This is really just one manifestation of the more earthly, you can’t fight city hall. A twist in a post-vigilante world, which can’t bear not to believe that the authorities will deliver what our financial market investing thesis requires, while at the same time being utterly incompetent.”

‘They Want To Secure Oil Supplies’: China Offers To Buy 5% Of Saudi Aramco

“They are willing to take the whole 5 percent, or even more, alone.”

Trump Calls ‘Chuck’ A Hypocrite, Begs Hillary To Run For President, Says Stocks Are Up

Well, the President got off to a slow start on Twitter this morning. Fortunately, he redeemed himself about a half hour later.

Trump Spent $1.1 Million In Campaign Money On Lawyers And #MAGA Hats In 3 Months

“Do you see how bad this is? It is the worst kind of exploitation.”

You Ignore Geopolitical Firestorms At Your Own Peril: Chief Economist

This kind of complacency is in the face of multiple flashpoints and powder kegs is “unwelcome.”

One Strategist Asks: ‘Dude, Where’s The Contagion?’

“Successful trading depends on a delicate balancing act between confidence and fear. If you stray off the path, it’s best to take a few minutes to get your bearings before rushing headlong again.”

Defiant Catalonia Delivers ‘Invalid’ Response To Spain, Escalating Tensions

It seems like Article 155 is next. As of now, it’s not entirely clear what all that would entail, but the bottom line is that this just moved one step further in the direction of becoming an actual crisis with spillover potential.

Key Calls (Monday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

You need an upgrade.

‘Good Luck Out There’: Full Week Ahead Preview

Oh, boy. Try to wrap your head around all of this.

Trump: Losing To The Liberal Media And Turning The GOP Into A Personality Cult

“No. He tweeted about Mika Brzezinski’s plastic surgery, but not about that.”

‘What Is She, 60 Pounds?’: Trump Explains How He’ll Appoint 4 SCOTUS Justices

“Her health,” Trump explained. “No good. Diabetes.”