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Luongo: Tiananmen Avoided In D.C. As Trump Era Ends

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog, Her name is Ashli Babbitt. On January 6th, 2021 the Trump Era of U.S. history ended. Nothing will be the same after the events on Capitol Hill. There is no going back. That much is obvious. The shock of those events wasn’t Trump calling a…

2020 Ends With Around 20 Million Americans Still On Jobless Benefits

By Tyler Durden The total number of Americans on government unemployment benefits ended 2020 just below 20 million. 2019 ended with just 2 million on jobless claims… Source: Bloomberg Initial claims dropped on the week, back below 800k (787k vs 835k exp and 806k prior). Become an Activist Post Patron for just $1 per month…

Donald Trump Ends Obama's 12-Year Run As Gallup's "Most Admired Man"

Authored by Jeffrey Jones via Gallup.com, STORY HIGHLIGHTS 18% name Trump as most admired man; Barack Obama places second at 15% Few Republicans name anyone other than Trump; Democrats split their votes Michelle Obama named most admired woman for third year in a row Americans are most likely to name President Donald Trump and Michelle…

"Insane" S&P Rebalance Ends With Tesla Smashing All-Time Volume Record

Expectations were high that today’s quad-witching/S&P rebalancing combo would launch fireworks and, sure enough, that’s what happened. As our friends at SpotGamma wrote after the close, while the SPX closed off only 35bps “there were some insane movements, most notably in VIX and TSLA.” And nowhere was said “insanity” more obvious than the record $148…

Trump Formally Ends Open Skies Treaty With Russia 

After months of threatening to pull out of the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, President Trump has formally withdrawn the US from the post Cold War agreement, announcing the effective end of America’s participation in the treaty on Sunday.  The administration had first announced last May its intent to withdraw, as a State Department spokesperson…

Xi’s Forbearance Mode Ends With Rising SOE Defaults

By Ye Xie, macro commentator at Bloomberg Beijing is moving away from its implicit support for state-owned enterprises in the bond market. Yongcheng Coal & Electricity’s default this week sent a shock wave through the market, causing dollar bonds of several other Chinese state-owned enterprises to tumble. Over the past two months, three of the five…