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Tyler Durden (a pseudonym) represents the idea that a return to truly efficient markets is a possibility and a necessity. After having experienced the inner workings of capitalism at various asset managers and advisors, Tyler believes that the current model is flawed and a deleveraging at every level of modern society is needed to reinspire the fundamental entrepreneurial spirit. Visit his blog: ZeroHedge (http://www.zerohedge.com/)

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William Barr Wants To Kill Privacy And Security… “For The Children”

William Barr Wants To Kill Privacy And Security... "For The Children" Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, along with co-conspirators in the UK and Australia, recently wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting he not move forward with a plan to implement end-to-end encryption across Facebook’s messaging services. A draft of the letter was published earlier this month by Buzzfeed, and it’s worth examining in some detail....

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GM Shares Jump As UAW Reaches Tentative Labor Deal

GM Shares Jump As UAW Reaches Tentative Labor Deal GM shares are rallying - erasing much of the strike losses - after reports that the United Auto Workers have struck a tentative labor deal. This is a critical step in ending the month-long strike by more than 49,000 workers that has brought more than 30 GM factories in the U.S. to a standstill. As CNBC reports, the deal is likely at least two weeks away from being finalized by rank-and-file union members. It still needs...

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QE4 Officially Begins: Fed’s First T-Bill Purchase Is 4x Oversubscribed Amid Massive Liquidity Demand

QE4 Officially Begins: Fed's First T-Bill Purchase Is 4x Oversubscribed Amid Massive Liquidity Demand QE4 has officially arrived. As previewed yesterday, moments ago the Fed concluded the first POMO - as in Permanent Open Market Operation, not to be confused with Temporary - from previously announced T-Bill purchases ($60 billion per month, $7.5 billion per operation), and what it showed is a confirmation of message sent by today's repo operation: there is an unprecedented...

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Hong Kong Braces For Violent Weekend After Protest Organizer Attacked; Lam Rules Out Concessions

Hong Kong Braces For Violent Weekend After Protest Organizer Attacked; Lam Rules Out Concessions Hong Kong is bracing for a violent weekend after Civil Human Rights Front organizer, Jimmy Sham, was reportedly attacked on Thursday afternoon by two masked men in a restaurant who were wielding a metal rod and a baseball bat, according to RTHK. Sham told RTHK that he was having lunch with a friend on Tak Hing Street in Jordan, when the two men came into the restaurant and...

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Trump Predicts “Markets Will Go Up Today”

Trump Predicts "Markets Will Go Up Today" With the market's confidence in "Phase 1", or any other phase of the US-China trade deal plunging, and US equity markets clearly not too happy about the outcome, moments ago perhaps in response to seeing stocks trading down for the day, Trump decided to boost some "optimism" in the same trade deal that for the past year has been "going great" and was "just around the corner", when he said that there were "wrong reports" saying that China...

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Democrat Debate ‘Desiderata’: Kamala Klowns, Biden Battered, Bernie Bounces Back

Democrat Debate 'Desiderata': Kamala Klowns, Biden Battered, Bernie Bounces Back Last night's Democratic Party presidential nominee debate in Ohio - amid a biggest-ever-on-the-same-stage gaggle of twelve nattering naybobs clamoring for attention - reminded us of Max Ehrmann's 1920s prose poem 'Desiderata' about life being a struggle at times. The word desiderata means "things that are desired," which is exactly what last night was all about - offering Americans everything...

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Unit Of Multi-Billion Hedge Fund Highland Capital Files For Bankruptcy

Unit Of Multi-Billion Hedge Fund Highland Capital Files For Bankruptcy In the latest bizarre development to hit the flailing world of hedge funds, this morning Bloomberg first reported that one of the largest and well-known hedge funds, James Dondero's Highland Capital Management had filed for bankruptcy. Dondero's signature on the Chapter 11 filing which hit Delaware Bankruptcy Court this morning, docket 19-12239, is shown below. The unexpected bankruptcy filing stems from...

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Dealers Puke ‘Crash’-Hedges, Spark Virtuous VIX-Down-Stocks-Up Cycle (For Now)

Dealers Puke 'Crash'-Hedges, Spark Virtuous VIX-Down-Stocks-Up Cycle (For Now) In late-September, Nomura's Charlie McElligott detailed his "crash-down then crash-up" thesis and the injection of last week’s “positive macro catalysts” (into an investor thesis which was largely “long worst-case scenario, short good news”) has since kicked-off a +5.0% rally in SPX in 9d / +3.6% rally in 5d (after the initial -5.6% move in Spooz from Sep 19th through Oct 3rd). Obviously too, this...

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“Disrespected” Erdogan Refuses To Meet With Pence Over Ceasefire, Will “Only Talk To Trump”

"Disrespected" Erdogan Refuses To Meet With Pence Over Ceasefire, Will "Only Talk To Trump" After a Monday phone call wherein President Trump pressed Turkey's Erdogan to immediately halt the ongoing military offensive in Syria, Erdogan has been relatively quiet up till now regarding US pressures and the newly authorized US sanctions. In terms of 'Operation Peace Spring' he's acted unfazed, only vowing to push further even if all international powers disagree.  Following the call...

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Trump Will “Steamroll The Competition” In 2020, Moody’s Election Model Predicts

Trump Will "Steamroll The Competition" In 2020, Moody's Election Model Predicts Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, Analytics models have been historically accurate every election (except the last one!) Moody’s Analytics has predicted that Donald Trump will easily win reelection in 2020, with three models showing that the President will secure at least 289 electoral votes and as many as 351. Moody’s has been highly accurate in predicting the outcome of elections...

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