Chinese Shares Soar As Tencent Passes Facebook

If U.S. shares needed an excuse to rally, they’ve got it.

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Tales From The Crypto: Bitcoin Dumps And Pumps After Tether Robbed Of $31 Million

Everyday it’s something else.

The Big Top, The Big Long, The Big Short, & The Big Risk (‘Big League’)

The air up here is thin.

HR McMaster: Trump Is An ‘Idiot’ With The ‘Intelligence Of A Kindergartner’

“…administration officials threatened to retaliate against several figures with knowledge of the July dinner if they spoke to BuzzFeed News.”

Into The Wild Blue Yonder.

Ok, well there were some notable headlines to start the week…

Get Up On Brian’s Level: Wall Street Has A New Biggest Bull

So get up on Brian’s level or get left in the dust.

‘The Flattener Is Like Bitcoin’: This Is What It’s Come To, Folks.

“Buy every dip.”

As Mueller Demands Documents From Justice Department We Ask: Still Think This Is ‘Winding Down?’

Ok, so on Sunday evening we learned that Robert Mueller wants to know what the DoJ knows about the firing of James Comey.

Why One Bank Says U.S. Investors Are ‘Boiling Frogs’

“The parable of the boiling frog refers to how a frog in a pot can get slowly boiled alive without even realizing it”…

Bitcoin Surges Above $8,000 As Stupidity Goes Parabolic

To be sure, it’s impossible to know when something like this will finally succumb to reality, but these kinds of things are vulnerable to crises of confidence and in the absence of any kind of fundamental thesis to fall back on, it won’t be immediately clear where the “bottom” is when Wile E. Coyote finally looks down.

Thanks A Lot: Full Week Ahead Preview

Holiday road.

The Incredible Shrinking Playground

“This mechanism of market functioning is a manifestation of systemic causation.”

Trump: ‘I Should Have Left UCLA Players In A Chinese Jail’

“Sins of the father.”

Here Is What Goldman Sees For The Economy And Fed Hikes In 2018

Crystal ball.

‘So They’ll Bleed’: Here Are The Winners And Losers From Trump’s ‘Middle Class’ Tax Cut

And you know what? It won’t matter.