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Newt nails it here...

The Clinton Uranium scandal is likely to get worse and worse,

and like a black hole, suck in many others

 

Bill Still#1857,

The Worst Scandal in US History, 1857

 

nine foreign investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation to help grease the wheels.

Here are the seven facts about the Uranium One deal you need to know:

  1. Peter Schweizer Broke the Uranium One Scandal
  1. The New York Times Confirmed the Scandal in 2015
  1. The FBI Uncovered Evidence that Russian Money Was Funneled to the Clinton Foundation
    ...
    The agency also found that Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. to benefit the Clinton Foundation. The Justice Department would sit on the evidence for four years before looking to prosecute, by which time the deal had been approved.
  1. Congress Is Now Investigating
  1. Bill Clinton Was Paid $500,000 for a Speech in Moscow
  1. The Clinton Foundation Took Big Bucks from Uranium Investors
    According to the
    Times, The Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations from Ian Telfer, a mining investor who was also the chairman of Uranium One when Rosatom acquired it. It also received $31.3 million and a pledge for $100 million more from Frank Giustra, the Canadian mining financier whose company merged with Uranium One.
  1. Senate Republicans Want an FBI Gag Order Lifted
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has
    called for the Justice Department to lift the gag order on the FBI’s whistleblower, indicating that he may have more explosive revelations related to the case and on what the Clintons and the Obama administration knew about the case and when they knew it.

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> more: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/23/7-uranium-one-facts-every-american-should-know/

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Tony C: New Pattern - tentative "3" in place

 

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The market opened at an all-time high today, and then started to pullback. What was new with today’s trading pattern, was that the market opened at the high and then pulled back for the whole day. This is definitely something new, compared to the last few weeks. It may suggest Micro 3 topped this morning at SPX 2578, and a 30 +/- pullback for Micro 4 is currently underway. Next FED chair uncertainty, buy the rumor sell the news earnings, or simply profit taking. The media will come up with something. Short term support is at SPX 2548 and the 2525 pivot, with resistance at the 2575 and 2594 pivots. Short term momentum was only oversold during today’s pullback. Best to your trading!

MEDIUM TERM: uptrend

LONG TERM: uptrend

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> https://caldaro.wordpress.com/

 

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LONG TERM: uptrend

Saeculum, Secular and Cyclical.

In past decades the latter two terms were used quite frequently in the financial markets. Nowadays, however, they seem all but forgotten. This week the market celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash. When one looks around at the people involved in the markets these days, very few were even adults when that event occurred. Not surprising then, those terms, along with many others, have been forgotten.

 

The Saeculum is a repetitive four-generational cycle lasting 75-80 years. It unfolds in four turnings, phases, or as we term it in the financial markets, Secular cycles. A term derived from Saeculum. Each of the four Secular cycles last about 15-20 years, and unfold in a repetitive sequence. The Secular cycle sequence is termed: growth, protest, unraveling and crisis. The best times to own equities is during a growth or unraveling Secular cycle. The worse time to own equities, but the best to own commodities, is during a protest or crisis Secular cycle.

 

Recent historical examples. Secular crisis cycles (1929-1949 and 2000-2016). Secular protest cycle (1966-1982). Secular unraveling cycle (1982-2000). Secular growth cycles (1949-1966 and 2016-xxxx). This is where we believe the market is today. In the early stages of a Secular growth cycle that will last into the early 2030’s. Certainly there will be cyclical bull/bear markets along the way. Just as there are cyclical bull/bear markets within every Secular cycle. But the big gains in equities occur during the Secular bullish growth and unraveling cycles. Check the chart.

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A NEW STAR is Born!

 

YouTube Hates This Conservative Black Woman For Fighting Racism

 

Published on Oct 24, 2017

Candace Owens of Red Pill Black joins Alex Jones live in studio to discuss her ongoing conflict with Youtube, Google, and the left
as her attempts to awaken the minds of millennials are thwarted.
/ 2 /

Meet The New Face Of The “Toxic Right”

 

Does the left realize that they still do not have a platform

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Hillary paid for the Dirt : so says WashPost

 

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Hillary Paid - for the Fake Diary, the Washington Post claims

If True, the 'satanic one' truly belongs in prison

 

Clinton & DNC Paid for Fake Trump Dossier, 1860

 

CLINTON, DNC PAID FOR DIRT; RUSSIAN DOSSIER

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the company in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.

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> Washington Post : https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-campaign-dnc-paid-for-research-that-led-to-russia-dossier/2017/10/24/226fabf0-b8e4-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.1d777bb92958

 

"this moves the ball":

Clinton campaign, DNC funded research for Trump dossier

 

LINK to thread: http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=21716

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Mining Stocks : possible Mid-Cycle Low in GDX coming?

 

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high : $ 31.70
low-: $ 12.36
diff. : $ 19.34 + 88.8%
38.1% $ 7.88 $19.75
50.0% $ 9.67 > $22.03
61.8% $11.46 > $23.82

GDX ... update Gdx : $22.95

>6mos : Dxy : Tlt : Gbs : Gld : Gdx : Hui : Slv : DXY : Eur / SPY : RUT : IWM : tza : VIX : UKX : Futs

>2 -yrs : Dxy : Tlt : Gbs : Gld : Gdx : Hui : Slv : DXY : Eur / SPY : RUT : IWM : tza : VIX : UKX : spy/v

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3d : ag : au

 

Bitcoin : The uptrend continues as money flees China:
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Charts: Bitcoins LIVE : BTC:12-mos : 5-mos : 6-mos : 10d : Ticks : BtcWisdom : BTC24hr : Eur : PB : img :

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BTS - Frozen / Bitcoins, on Bitstamps ; 10-Days: 6-mo : 12-mo : 24-mo : 32-Mo : 8yr :

BTC - 10d : $3415 / 1253 (272.5% of Gold)

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Bitcoin Prices / BTS : 8-yrs : 1-yrs :

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For no reason - except that I heard this on a piano today, and recalled how much I loved the Song

 

Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

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GDXJ / Junior Miners update : 10d : $32.39 -0.29 : - 0.89% at 10/25/17

 

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GDX- : $22.83 -0.12 : - 0.52% at 10/25/17
GDXJ : $32.39 -0.29 : - 0.89% at 10/25/17
NUGT : $30.43 -0.59 : - 1.90% at 10/25/17
JNUG : $15.80 -0.43 : - 2.65% at 10/25/17

 

JNUG calls (atm:
==> InMoney : --- Oct. --- : --- Jan. --- : --- June --- :
At-$ : $15.80 :
$ 14 : $01.80 : 1.65 - 2.06 : 3.35- 3.55 : 5.20-5.35 :
-------> mid/% : 1.86 35.2%: 3.45-65.3% : 5.28-100.% :
$ 12 : $03.80 : 0.00 - 0.00 : 4.55- 4.70 : 6.05- 6.25 :
-------> mid/% : 0.00 00.0%: 4.63-75.5% : 6.13-100.% :
$ 10 : $05.80 : 5.65 - 5.90 : 6.00- 6.20 : 7.10- 7.30 :
-------> mid/% : 5.77 80.1%: 6.10-84.7% : 7.20-100.% :
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NUGT / 3X Bull on Gold Miners ... update : 10d : $30.43:arrow_dn_sm.gif -0.59 at 10/25/17

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JNUG / 3X Bull on Junior Gold Miners ... update : 10d : $15.80 -0.43 : - 2.65% at 10/25/17

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GDXJ -to-GDX Ratio

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Q: "Dunno why people invest in overcrowded places."

 

A: Jobs and family are nearby.

And they would rather have a shorter & cheaper commute

 

Brits consider the Question:

Could you live in a ‘micro flat’?

 

/ 2 / Looking at an American unit - "how small can you go"?

 

Micro apartments: The next big thing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26uhyKV3aAc

 

"nowhere is more expensive than San Francisco" (er, ah, not quite)

SF: Minimum apartment size was cut to 220 sf

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Bitcoin Survives Second Split, New Bitcoin Gold Plummets Over 60%


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October 25, 2017 22:00


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(Kitco News) - Bitcoin split once again, creating a new digital currency known as bitcoin gold and causing havoc on the cryptocurrency market.


In reaction to Tuesday’s move, bitcoin dropped to $5,374.60 and then recovered back to $5,696.40 on Wednesday.


But, the new cryptocurrency — bitcoin gold — did not fare as well, plunging down 66% from $528 to $127 and last trading at $136.87, according to Coinmarketcap.com.



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The BIg TURN

 

Since last week, even the LIE Stream Media (NYT, WaPost) seems to be turning against Obama / Hillary

 

Dr Steve Pieczenik ❤ There Is Really No More Democratic Party As Far As We Are Concerned,AlexJones

 

Now even the Corporate media is talking about the corruption of the Obama administration & Team Hillary

 

Clinton may be far more than a convenient scapegoat - a Democrat party destroyer

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GDXJ triangle ending ?

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Frisco's Bubble fears... too much hype? No longer affordable

 

Tech & the China factor has driven prices to unaffordable levels. Sales now down from one year ago.

 

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Is there a housing bubble and will it burst in San Francisco?

The Mercury News-5 Oct 2017
A report about the risk of a housing bubble in 20 global financial markets rates San Francisco real estate as the most overvalued among the ...

UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2017: San Francisco is the ...

Business Wire (press release)-28 Sep 2017
UBS Wealth Management's UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2017 report analyzes residential property prices in 20 select urban areas ...

Pending home sales plunge across Bay Area and state

The Mercury News-24 Oct 2017

They rose a modest 2.8 percent in San Francisco. .... we will see california housing prices drop off a cliff, one the new tax bill gets signed by

 

Home values in Seattle are growing twice as fast as San Francisco ...

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)-26 Oct 2017

Zillow Group (Nasdaq: Z, ZG) is reporting that home values in the the ... "Seattle and San Jose, California, have left San Francisco's housing ..

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San Francisco is a “superstar” city buoyed by the growth of high-wealth households.

Prices in San Francisco are up nearly 65 percent since 2011, UBS says, but its housing market is protected by “strong economic fundamentals amid the astonishing boom of tech companies.”

So where might the housing bubble pop?

Toronto tops UBS’s Global Real Estate Bubble Index for 2017. Also at risk of a housing bubble are Stockholm, Munich, Vancouver, Sydney, London and Hong Kong — though London and Hong Kong, also deemed “superstars,” are presumably at less risk than the others in that group.

 

What could push bubbles toward bursting? Interest rates, for one thing. If they climb, investors could pull back.

And then there’s the general problem of affordabilty.

“The recovery in the U.S. housing market following the bursting of the housing bubble in 2007 has taken national home prices to new heights,” said Jonathan Woloshin, co-head of Americas Fundamental Research at UBS Wealth Management’s chief investment office.

A bit ominously, he added: “In our opinion, housing affordability is significantly more challenged than conventional wisdom posits.”

. . .

  • UBS Wealth Management's UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2017 report analyzes residential property prices in 20 select urban areas around the world.
  • Toronto faces the greatest risk of a housing bubble, followed in descending order by Stockholm, Munich, Vancouver, Sydney, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam.
  • For buyers, San Francisco is the most overvalued US city in the study, followed by Los Angeles. Boston and the New York metro area are fair value, while Chicago is the only undervalued city in the study globally.

In San Francisco, in the wake of the technology boom and buoyant foreign demand, real house prices have soared 65% since 2012. Price growth has slowed in recent quarters, but remains 6% above the national average. Despite the thriving economy, average incomes have risen only 10% since 2012 and have not kept pace with house prices, worsening housing affordability further.

In Los Angeles, since 2012, real housing prices have increased by 45%, while across the US the figure is just 23%. The prospering economy and demand from China are fueling the boom and show no sign of decelerating. Prices, however, are still 20% below their 2006 peak. While income growth has escalated in the last two years, housing affordability is stretched and should slow price growth.

In the New York metro area, real prices rose by less than 3% in the past four quarters and are 10% higher than in 2013, when the market bottomed out. The pace of price growth is only half the national average. Manhattan house-price dynamics were much stronger in the last couple of years, propelled by demand from global investors and new luxury developments. But momentum has already slowed in the high-end market.

In Boston, house prices increased by 6% last year and are now 20% higher than in 2012. The regional economy and incomes are growing faster than the national average. Housing affordability remains good compared to other cities in the study. A 60 square meter (650 square foot) flat costs only four annual household incomes. As population growth remains vigorous and supply may be slowing, prices should continue to rise.

In Chicago, since 2012, prices have risen by 15% in real terms but remain 30% below their 2006 peak. Decreasing population, sluggish employment and lackluster economic and income growth hinder the recovery of broad-based demand in the housing market. UBS Wealth Management expects price growth to lag behind the national average in the coming quarters.

With respect to international markets, the outlook in Europe is heating up. Claudio Saputelli, Head of Global Real Estate for UBS Wealth Management's Chief Investment Office (WM CIO), says: "Improving economic sentiment, partly accompanied by robust income growth in the key cities, has conspired with excessively low borrowing rates to spur vigorous demand for urban housing." In the Asia Pacific region, Hong Kong and Sydney's bubble risk have risen since last year. Singapore remains fairly valued, with diminishing risks, while Tokyo has grown more overvalued in 2017.

Superstars take all?

Expectations of long-term rising prices partly explain demand for housing investment in major global cities. Many market participants expect the best locations to reap most value growth in the long run – the superstar model – buoyed by the growth of high-wealth households. Falling mortgage rates over the last decade have also made buying a home vastly more attractive. As long as supply cannot increase rapidly, many buyers see "superstar city" prices decoupling from rents, incomes and national price levels.

The superstar narrative has received additional impetus in the last couple of years from a surge in international demand, especially from China, which has crowded out local buyers. An average price growth of almost 20% in the last three years has confirmed the expectations of even the most optimistic investors.

 

AFFORDABILITY: Bay Area's red-hot housing market may be cooling off the job market

 

CAR also reported that the share of homes selling above asking price across the state fell from 31 percent in September 2016 to 29 percent in September 2017. But among homes that sold above asking price, the premium paid over asking climbed from 8 percent to 13 percent.

. . .

Pending home sales fell markedly across California in September, with the largest regional drop-off in the Bay Area where an ongoing housing shortage and exorbitant prices appeared to dissuade some potential buyers.

Statewide, the number of pending sales fell 6 percent on a year-over-year basis in September, while they fell 10.8 percent across the Bay Area.

Locally, pending sales were down even more dramatically, falling 23.5 percent in Santa Clara County compared to September 2016 and 22.4 percent in San Mateo County. They rose a modest 2.8 percent in San Francisco. CAR didn’t include East Bay pending home sales in its survey.

“We can’t ignore the role played by the tight supply in the housing market,” said Oscar Wei, senior economist with CAR.

Still, he pointed to additional factors behind September’s dramatic year-over-year drop-off in pending sales. For one, they fell from an unusually high level: Pending sales had surged “abnormally” in September 2016, Wei said, after the Federal Reserve hinted that it would begin to raise interest rates later that year. As a result, buyers rushed to lock in deals to capitalize on low rates.

Other buyers rushed to close deals in September 2016, he said, because of another complication: New federal rules governing mortgage record-keeping were about to take effect in October. Afraid they would become mired in the new bookkeeping procedures, buyers and agents doubled down in their efforts to secure deals.

. . .

San Francisco, which was credited for its local restaurants, alternative transportation and diversity, is followed by Seattle, famous for recreation, coffee shops and beer breweries, and San Diego, commended for its youth, recreation, and propensity for electric cars.

New Orleans and Portland round out the top five coolest cities.

However, coolness is at best a nebulous concept.

 

(Philadelphia is not listed as one of the Top 20 "coolest" cities, but it could creep onto the list - particularly if it wins the bid from Amazon, as its 2nd HQ.

The "city of brotherly love", is between two cool cities, NYC and Washington, and is at least as walkable, and far cheaper.)

Amazon Headquarters Tours

www.amazonhqtours.com/

Several years ago, we made a conscious choice to invest in downtown Seattle, even though it would've been cheaper for us to move our headquarters to the ...

 

September was "the ninth month in a row that Seattle home values have grown faster than anywhere else in the nation."

 

(No wonder Amazon is no looking for an alternative place, to add new employees.)

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DATA
Price: (YrE'15) (07/01): (YrE'16) (03/31): (06/30): (09/29) (10/13) : (10/20) (10/27) :
Gold : 1060.5 : 1344.9 : 1151.7 / 1251.2 : 1242.3 : 1284.8 : 1304.6 : 1280.5 : 1271.8 :
GLD : 101.46 : 128.41 : 109.61 / 118.72 : 118.20 : 121.58 : 123.82 : 123.98 : 120.90 :
GDX : $13.72 : $29.05 : $20.95 / $22.81 : $22.08 : $22.96 : $23.84 : $23.23 : $22.57 :
Ratio: R7.395: R4.420 : R5.232 / R5.205 : r5.353 : R5.295 : r5.194 : r5.337 : r5.357 (/10.33)
Ratio 13.52%: 22.62%: 19.11% / 19.21% 18.68%: 18.88%: 19.25%: 18.74%: 18.67% (GDx5-.1)
Gdxj : $19.21 : $45.38 : $31.55 / $35.98 : $33.38 : $33.59 : $34.62 : $33.27 : $32.10 :
Spdr : 642.37: 953.91: 822.17 / 834.EE : 852.50 : 864.65 : 853.13 : 853.13 : 850.77 = 27.35M oz.
Au/S : R-1.65 : R-1.41 : r1.401 / R1.50E : R1.457 : r1.486 : r1.529 : r1.500 : r1.495 :
TLT : 120.58 : 140.57 : 119.13 / 120.71 : 125.12 : 124.76 : 125.85 : 123.98 : 123.24 :
G/Tlt : r8.795 : R9.567: R9.668/ R10.37 : r9.929 : R10.30 : r10.37 : r10.33 : r10.32 /vs L: 8.65
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AGS : Y3,210 : y4,157 : y3,988 / y4,124 : Y3,??? : y3,830 : y3,870 : y3,862 : y3,??? >17.08 :
SLV- : $13.19 : $18.74 : $15.11 / $17.25 : $15.71 : $15.74 : $16.41 : $16.08 : $15.91 :
WPM: $12.42 : $24.78 : $19.32 / $20.84 : $19.89 : $19.09 : $20.32 : $20.91 : $20.69 :
SIL*- : $18.51 : $45.95 : $32.11 / $36.02 : $33.95 : $32.99 : $34.32 : $33.29 : $32.01 :
DBA : $20.61 : $21.98 : $19.97 / $19.78 : $19.85 : $18.98 : $19.14 : $18.99 : $19.27 :
XLE- : $60.32 : $68.60 : $75.32 / $69.90 : $64.92 : $68.48 : $68.14 : $67.77 : $67.34 :
Cop'r: $2.135 : $2.220 : $2.510 / $2.652 : $2.710 : $2.950 : $3.130 : $3.170 : $3.100 :
WTI- : $37.07 : $49.28 : $53.72 / $50.30 : $46.04 : $51.67 : $51.45 : $51.84 : $53.90 :
CRB : 176.27 : 194.26 : 192.51 / 185.88 : 174.78 : 183.09 : 184.83 : 184.12 : 186.89 :
Corn : 358.00 : 360.25 : 352.00 / 364.40 : 381.00 : 355.25 : 352.75 : 344.50 : 348.75 :
Wheat 468.50 : 496.25 : 408.00/ 426.50 : 526.00 : 448.28 : 439.50 : 426.00 : 427.25 :
Sugar 15.24c : 20.78C : 19.51c / 16.76c : 13.81c : 14.10C : 14.41c : 14.00C : 14.63C :
BTC : $433.5 : $680.0 : $948.5 / 1041.1 : 2521.0 : 4188.0 : 5648.0 : 6000.0 : 5810.0 :
B/G.: 40.88%: 50.56%: 82.36%/ 83.20%: 202.9% : 326.% : 433. % : 469. % : 457. % :
N.A.V. : -------------------------------------------------->: $3,698 : $3,652 : $3,743 : $3,900 :
Hedge: -------------------------------------------------->: $2,550 : $3,600 : $3,600 : $3,650 :
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EEM- : $32.19 : $34.69 : $35.01 / $39.39 : $41.39 : $44.81 : $46.66 : $46.26 : $46.14 :
FXI -- : $35.29 : $34.48 : $34.71 / $38.49 : $39.71 : $44.04 : $46.23 : $46.14 : $46.49 :
ShCm : 3519.2 : 2932.5 : 3103.6 / 3222.5 : 3192.4 : 3348.9 : 3390.5 : 3378.6 : 3416.8 :
PHM- : $17.82 : $19.48 : $18.38 / $23.55 : $24.53 : $27.33 : $27.07 : $28.00 : $30.07 :
IYR -- : $75.08 : $82.33 : $76.94/ $78.49 : $79.77 : $79.88 : $81.57 : $80.82 : $79.60 :
IWM - : 112.62 : 115.39 : 134.85 / 137.48 : 140.92 : 138.18 : 149.37 : 149.88 : 149.79 :
XLF - : $23.82 : $22.74 : $23.25 / $23.73 : $24.67 : $25.86 : $26.13 : $26.64 : $26.78 :
XLF/S: 11.68%: 10.83%: 10.31%/ 10.47%: 10.20%: 10.29%: 10.25%: 10.36%: 10.39% :
SPY- : 203.87 : 209.92 : 223.53- / 235.74 : 241.80 : 251.23 : 254.95 : 257.11 : 257.71 :
VIX-- : 18.21%: 14.77%: 14.04% / 10.96%: 11.18%: 9.51% : 9.61% : 9.97% : 9.80% :
ShPut $6.670 : $02.85 : $08.30 / $13.15 : $08.31 : $02.86 : $01.88 : $01.44 : $01.35 : -Ja$240p
DXY - : 98.693 : 95.720 : 102.38 / 100.22 : $95.64 : $93.07 : $93.06 : $93.66 : $94.81 :
H-gold: R10.75 : r14.05: R11.25 / R12.56 : R12.99 : r13.83 : r14.02 : r13.67 : r13.41 / 11.3-14.9
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Gold : 1060.5 : 1344.9 : 1151.7 / 1251.2 : 1242.3 : 1284.8 : 1304.6 : 1280.5 : 1271.8 :

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U.S. Deepwater Offshore Oil Industry Trainwreck Approaching

 

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The U.S. Deepwater Offshore Oil Industry is a trainwreck in the making. The low oil price continues to sack an industry which was booming just a few short years ago. The days of spending billions of dollars to find and produce some of the most technically challenging deep-water oil deposits may be coming to an end sooner then the market realizes.

Drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico hit a peak in 2013 when the price of oil was over $100 a barrel. However, the current number of rigs drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has fallen to only 37% of what it was in 2013. This is undoubtedly bad news for an industry that fetches upward of $600,000 a day for leasing these massive ultra-deepwater rigs.

One of the largest offshore drilling rig companies in the world is Transocean, headquartered in Switzerland. They lease ultra-deepwater rigs all over the globe. When the industry was still strong in 2014, nearly half of Transocean’s fleet of 27 ultra-deepwater rigs were leased in the Gulf of Mexico. Even though Transocean was quite busy that year, its ultra-deepwater rig utilization was 89% during the first half of 2014, down from an impressive 95% in 1H 2013.

The term utilization represents the total number of working rigs in the fleet. So, in 2013, Transocean had 95% of its rigs busy drilling oil wells. But if we look at the following chart, we can see the disaster that has taken place at Transocean since the oil price fell by more than 50%:

https://srsroccoreport.com/u-s-deep-water-offshore-oil-industry-trainwreck-approaching/

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MUELLER's Brinkmanship?

'FIRST CHARGES FILED'...

 

Mueller Probe Leaks to CNN?

The Russia investigation into President Trump's alleged collusion with Russia is being conducted by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who today saw the grand jury he impaneled recommend charges.

At least one person could face arrest as soon as this Monday.

But while the charges remain sealed until Monday, one news organization had the scoop Friday night.

CNN exclusively reported the news Friday, citing anonymous sources connected to the probe.

. . .

Under the regulations governing special counsel investigations, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has oversight over the Russia investigation, would have been made aware of any charges before they were taken before the grand jury for approval, according to people familiar with the matter.

GERGEN: 'Damn About to Break'...

 

COOPER: "David, how serious is this for the Trump Administration?"
GERGEN: "Well, it certainly looks like the dam is starting to break now, Anderson, after a long while. I think we’re going to be in expense suspense over the next couple of days until we know exactly what charges are. If the charges relate to collusion or conspiracy against the United States, as Carl just pointed out, or if they're about money laundering, that’s going to send a shudder through the warehouse.

BERNSTEIN: Trump Officials Facing '20, 30, 40, or 50 years for Whatever These Crimes Are'...

5 Possible Outcomes...

 

Gergen, you damfvk, the dam already broke when it was revealed that the gawd-dammed HELLary paid for the fake Dossier.

BernSTINE is another who may be set up for a surprise

 

UPDATE: Mueller facing new pressure to resign...

 

 

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is facing a fresh round of calls from conservative critics for his resignation from the Russia collusion probe, amid revelations that have called into question the FBI’s own actions and potentially Mueller’s independence.

This week’s bombshell that a controversial anti-Trump dossier was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign has Republicans asking to what extent the FBI – which received some of the findings and briefly agreed to pay the same researcher to gather intelligence on Trump and Russia – used the politically connected material.

Hill investigators also are looking into a Russian firm’s uranium deal that was approved by the Obama administration in 2010 despite reports that the FBI – then led by Mueller – had evidence of bribery involving a subsidiary of that firm.

 

If Mueller gets this move wrong, he is finished -- and may be finished anyway.

 

Bottom-fishing scum-ocrats like Gergen and Bernstein may be shocked

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What Happened to Hillary's reputation? The Truth came out

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Hillary paid for the Dirt !

 

Donald J. Trump‏ tweeted:

Verified account @realDonaldTrump 13h13 hours ago

“WHAT HAPPENED” “How Team Hillary played the press for fools on Russia”

 

http://nypost.com/2017/10/26/how-team-hillary-played-the-press-for-fools-on-russia/

 

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign didn’t just pay for the Kremlin-aided smear job on Donald Trump before the election; she continued to use the dirt after the election to frame her humiliating loss as a Russian conspiracy to steal the election.

Bitter to the core, she and her campaign aides hatched a scheme, just 24 hours after conceding the race, to spoon-feed the dirty rumors to an eager liberal media and manufacture the narrative that Russia secretly colluded with her neophyte foe to sabotage her coronation.

 

But it was Hillary who was trying to kneecap Trump, even after he licked her, fair and square, in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and other blue states.

Exhibit A is the book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. In light of this week’s revelation that Hillary’s campaign funded the dirty anti-Trump “Steele” dossier, the book takes on a new significance. It reveals:

 

“Within 24 hours of her concession speech, [campaign chair John Podesta and manager Robby Mook] assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”

 

The plan, according to the book, was to push journalists to cover how “Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign,” and it succeeded to a fare-thee-well. After the election, coverage of the Russian “collusion” story was relentless, and it helped pressure investigations and hearings on Capitol Hill and even the naming of a special counsel, which in turn has triggered virtually nonstop coverage.

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The Files are Out !

 

JFK FILES
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Written by @Pink_about_it

With the much anticipated release of the JFK files, on October 26th 2017's dump the USG only released about 2,500 files and yet to release more.

Not very much was contained within the files, but it still had some interesting takeaways. Some, that still spark relevant questions for today's society.

Takeaway 1:

Over 40 journalists were undercover CIA aiding in the use of fake news to keep a lid on the investigation.

Interesting. How many are there today?

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Takeaway 2:

Mafia involvement. Statement of the attorney general with concern that mafia involvement would make it harder to prosecute individuals down the road.

Does this go on even today? How many of the media and politicians are in bed with mafia figures?

 

Takeaway 3:

More than 1 shooter. In fact, record indicates there were 2, from position bullet entered to hole in the windshield.

 

Takeaway 4:

Lee Harvey Oswald was a former CIA agent.

 

Takeaway 5:

The USG wanted a story given to make sure public believed Oswald was the shooter.

Again, undercover CIA agents infiltrated in the media were employed that task.

Takeaway 6:

Plan for Fidel Castro assassination by botulism pills.

Takeaway 7:

CIA involvement of shipping of arms from US to Dominican Republic, to aid in assassination of Gerneralissimo Trujillo.

Sounds a lot like some of the things we have seen go on today, like the infamous Iran cash deal.

Conclusion:

This is just the small amount of information gleaned from what was released. Until more is analyzed and released I predict no truly huge bombshells until then.

 

> FULCRUM NEWS: https://www.fulcrumnews.com/

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It's Time!
The Judge blows the whistle on Hillary

Judge Jeanine: Time to shut it down and lock her up



She counts the money that flowed to the Clintons, and considers the consequences.
"Starting Monday, this has to happen."
Mueller and Rosenstein need to be fired immediately.
They have been relying on "false evidence."
No need to look further than JJ herself, to find the person act as a Special Prosecutor for
the Real crimes of the Clintons.

 

===

Tick Tock!

Hannity Unloads on Mueller Filing Charges: THIS IS ALL A DISTRACTION - Warns “Tick Tock” Monday

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How is HELLary like the Nat'l Fool-Ball League?

 

They are both still virtue-signaling, while they seem oblivious to the death-slide they are in

 

Hillary Clinton: Anyone Who Accepts Roy Moore’s ‘Bigotry and Hatred’ Should Be Held Accountable

 

by Pam Key29 Oct 20171,165

Saturday night in Washington, D.C. at a dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said anyone who endorsed or accepted the “bigotry and hatred” of Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore “should be held accountable.”

Clinton said, “When the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama supports the idea that homosexuality should be criminalized, and refuses to say whether or not he thinks that LGBT people should be executed, Americans of every party, of any decency—Democrats, Republicans and independent—should line up and condemn him and those views.”

She continued, “And that includes the president, the Senate majority leader, the speaker of the House and every single elected official who endorses a candidate with those views should be held accountable.”

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> http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/10/29/hillary-clinton-anyone-accepts-roy-moores-bigotry-hatred-held-accountable/

 

SHE talks about accountability. Let's show her what it means!

Indict, arrest, try her... convict, sentence... then STRETCH HER NECK!

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CONGRESS IS UNWILLING (Yet) to put Hillary where she belongs

 

Trey Gowdy lays out some of the key issues here - mostly fairly & impartially, I think

 

Trey Gowdy criticizes Robert Mueller for leaking

 

"It wasn't the Republicans that introduced the Reset button"

 

"There are 5-C's ... and where this falls out on the C's is not yet clear.

Whether this is..

collusion, coordination, CONSPIRACY, contact, and coincidence

... I do not know yet."

 

(one part, I do not agree with):

 

I really like Trey Gowdy but his assertion that Julian Assange and Wiki leaks is NOT our friend is dead wrong. Assange is a f***ing HERO. After years of investigations, Congress doesn't have answers but America should be willing to accept and absorb any BS that comes from the hallowed halls and the MSM. Without Wiki leaks (Julian Assange), we would all be in the dark and singing Hail to the Chief to Hillary. Thank GOD for our FRIEND... Julian Assange!!!

 

(another comment from YouTube):

 

Gowdy reminds me of a chihuahua. Lots of noise, big bark, no bite. The only thing he does well is show off on the talk shows about how neutral he is.

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Also, Gowdy said: "It is sometimes hard to see any difference between the Obama Justice Dept, and the GOP-controlled DOJ"

Meantime - Jason Chaffetz says Sessions is not willing to go after Hillary for her many crimes

 

 

"Congress does not have the guts... it is one reason I left"

"Should Jeff Sessions go?"

"I do not know the reason to keep him... These people are ALL conflicted"

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DEMS CHEW on 10 year old Nothing-burger

 

No meat for anti-Trump appetites

 

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No meat for anti-Trump appetites

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is indicted on $75 million money-laundering charge and accused of conspiring against the U.S. as Mueller probe ramps up – but Trump says it all happened 'years ago'

The first charges from the probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were unsealed Monday morning
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrendered to face charges including conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to launder money
Other charges are being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, making false and misleading Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) statements and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts
Manafort left his home shortly after 8:00 a.m. to turn himself in; he and Gates were processed at FBI HQ and released
Indictment says Manafort and Gates controlled $75 million in slush funds, buying tailored suits, cars, rugs and antiques
A federal grand jury approved the indictment on Friday and a judge ordered it sealed then
Trump has denied the allegations of collusion with the Russians and called the probe 'a witch hunt'
He tweeted Monday that Manafort's alleged crimes happened 'years ago' and the special counsel's focus should be on 'Crooked Hillary & the Dems'
An Obama-appointed judge who was confirmed unanimously in the U.S. Senate has been assigned the case

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5031419/Paul-Manafort-Rick-Gates-told-SURRENDER.html#ixzz4x4Q8alc9

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TRUMP GOES on the OFFENSIVE (at last!)

 

There is not, & never was evidence against Trump

- Mueller's witch hunt was illegal

 

Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign.

But why aren't Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????

 

Donald Trump has gone on a Twitter offensive after two of his election advisers were indicted in charges arising from the special investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and a third aide pleaded guilty to meeting senior Russians to get ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former presidential campaign chief, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a host of charges including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering (from events of 2005-2009, years before Trump's election campaign.)

. . .

The President distanced himself from investigation, saying the the accusations related to events ‘years ago’ and claiming that ‘crooked Hillary’ should be the person under investigation.

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https://uk.news.yahoo.com/former-trump-campaign-chairman-paul-manafort-told-surrender-fbi-russia-charges-121224319.html

 

It's Time to fire Mueller perhaps.

There's little doubt (in my mind) that the actual crimes of Hillary and/or the Podesta's were far worse

than what Manafort has been accused of - a thorough investigation of THEIR crimes is now needed,

and Mueller is too close to many who need to be investigated, ie Comey, Hillary, etc

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Minsky Cycle 2017: Where Are We Now
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8 years into a global upswings and 9 years into extraordinarily easy money, it is hard to find assets that fit into the healthy expansion phase. It is easier to pick assets that fit under ‘Euphoria and over trading’ or seem to have recently passed that stage.

 

 

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Second Crash Warning From The IMF – This Time It's About Vol

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Another week, another warning regarding financial crash scenarios from those keen minds at the IMF.

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