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“Annette, Annette”…


International Community Reacts To Syria Strikes – Around The World In 1,300 Words

What’s everyone thinking on Saturday? Well, I’m glad you asked…

U.S., U.K., France Launch Air Strikes Against Assad Regime In Syria; Operation Said Completed


For Markets, Geopolitics Grabs Center Stage – Who’s Excited?!

After all, the market’s muted response to geopolitical turmoil in 2016 and 2017 was in large part down to the central bank put, which is now in question. And it goes without saying that the low vol. regime seems to have come to an end over the past couple of months. 

This Hasn’t Happened Since 2009: Ruble, Crude Edition

Tough week for Russia.

‘It’s A Race To The Bottom’: Ruble, Lira Crushed As Russia, Turkey Face Burgeoning Currency Crises

An escalation in Syria won’t help.

Trump Threatens ‘Animal Assad’, Russia, Iran After Latest Chemical Attack On Civilians In Syria

“Red lines”.

‘We Do Not Talk, We Act’: Israeli Shares Under Pressure Amid Serious Escalation In Syria

“We will continue to strike at every attempt to strike at us. This has been our policy and it will remain our policy.”

The Saudi Purge: What Are The Implications For Oil?

“Take that with a grain of salt though, because remember: nothing that should matter ever matters anymore.”

Powder Keg Alert: Kurdish Referendum In Focus As Erdogan Threatens Oil Flows, Military Strike

“Our military is not (at the border) for nothing. We could arrive suddenly one night.”

Geopolitics! Won At 4-Month Low, Lira Sinks, Trump Says ‘Very Severe’ Shit Is Goin’ Down

Well, the won is at four-month low against the dollar on Thursday because, well, because a mushroom cloud over Seoul isn’t an entirely far-fetched proposition. “The won is under pressure as it appears North Korea is getting closer and closer to its nuclear program and that is causing tension and apprehension in the Korean peninsula,”…

“Hakuna Matata”?

“In our opinion, this is not dangerous market complacency but a reflection of an abnormally tranquil macro environment, with a benign economic outlook, very supportive financial conditions, and lower political risks”…

Terrorist “Troublemakers” Storm Overnight Session, Murder 12 In Iran Ahead Of “Super Thursday”

Well, it was a quiet overnight session right up until around 2 a.m. EST when Iran was targeted by simultaneous terror attacks. Gunmen entered Parliament in Tehran and the Imam Khomeini Shrine where one of the attackers detonated a suicide vest. ISIS would later claim responsibility via Amaq. At least 12 people were killed and…

Halloween-Themed Russian Propaganda Site Uncovers Nefarious Syria Plot

“…at the separate command of a mastermind.”

“We May Come Overnight, All Of A Sudden!” Turkey’s Erdogan Warns, As US Troops Deployed

Earlier this week, we highlighted a story that’s flown (both figuratively and literally) under the radar. Namely the Turkish military’s airstrikes on Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq. You’re encouraged to read the entire post here: One Man’s Kurd Is Another Man’s “Terrorist”: Turkey Bombs US-Allied Forces In Syria, Iraq. The bottom line is that Turkish…