• Virginia Governor’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Fails After Democrats Balk

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 4:35pm EST

    Virginia Governor’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Fails After Democrats Balk Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s bid to ban the sale of so-called assault weapons has failed after Democratic Senators balked at the controversial proposal, according to Fox5. Then and now: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) Those opposed opted to shelve the bill for a year in order […]

  • “The Situation Is Evolving” – AAPL Cuts Guidance Due To Virus Disruptions

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 4:17pm EST

    “The Situation Is Evolving” – AAPL Cuts Guidance Due To Virus Disruptions Surprise! Apple has issued a press released, admitting it does “not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter” due to coronavirus related issues. In other words, the guidance we issued 19 days ago – blowing off any impact […]

  • This Is What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In Q4: Complete 13F Summary

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 4:10pm EST

    This Is What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In Q4: Complete 13F Summary Many years ago, hedge fund 13-F reporting season was a time of excitement for all those who find perverse delight in reverse-engineering what hedge funds owned some 45 days ago (without even having a glimpse of their offsetting short book), as if […]

  • Platts: 5 Commodity Charts To Watch This Week

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 3:45pm EST

    Platts: 5 Commodity Charts To Watch This Week Via S&P Global Platts Insight blog, The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, continues to dominate commodity and energy market developments, as illustrated by this week’s pick of charts from S&P Global Platts news editors. Plus, key trends in EU and US electricity markets. 1. COVID-19 […]

  • Los Alamos Experts Warn Covid-19 “Almost Certainly Cannot Be Contained”, Project Up To 4.4 Million Dead

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 2:55pm EST

    Los Alamos Experts Warn Covid-19 “Almost Certainly Cannot Be Contained”, Project Up To 4.4 Million Dead Authored by Sharon Begley via StatNews.com, At least 550,000 cases. Maybe 4.4 million. Or something in between. Like weather forecasters, researchers who use mathematical equations to project how bad a disease outbreak might become are used to uncertainties and […]

  • Cable Sinks To Session Lows As UK Slams “Absurd” EU Trade Rules, Expects “Open & Fair” Competition

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 2:45pm EST

    Cable Sinks To Session Lows As UK Slams “Absurd” EU Trade Rules, Expects “Open & Fair” Competition The pound sinks to session lows as Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator David Frost said democracy would “snap – dramatically and finally” if Britain is forced to follow European Union law after Brexit, reported The Telegraph. Britain demands an […]

  • Why Did Twitter Just “Lockdown” WikiLeaks Account?

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 2:33pm EST

    Why Did Twitter Just “Lockdown” WikiLeaks Account? Just hours after a secret meeting with Silicon Valley tech giants to discuss censorship of “misinformation” surrounding coronavirus, and just days before Julian Assange’s extradition hearings are set to continue, Kristin Hrafnsson – a WikiLeaks’ journalist – reports that the WikiLeaks’ Twitter account has been locked-down… WikiLeaks twitter […]

  • Jeff Bezos Launches $10 Billion “Bezos Earth Fund” To Fight Climate Change

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 2:29pm EST

    Jeff Bezos Launches $10 Billion “Bezos Earth Fund” To Fight Climate Change Just in case Greta Thunberg hadn’t whipped up enough of a frenzy among those who are convinced the world will end in 12 years if central banks don’t print several quadrillion dollars now and immediately fix the weather, while commercial banks are already […]

  • WHO Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus “Misinformation”

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 2:05pm EST

    WHO Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus “Misinformation” Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, The World Health Organization has held talks with tech giants to stop the spread of coronavirus “misinformation,” despite the fact that some things once labeled “misinformation” have since turned out to be true. The […]

  • Democratic Senators Secretly Met Iranian Top Diplomat: Report

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 1:40pm EST

    Democratic Senators Secretly Met Iranian Top Diplomat: Report A group of Democratic senators held a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif in Munich last week, alleges a new exclusive in The Federalist on Monday.  “Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif during the […]

  • Blain: Evidence Of Cracking Global Supply Chains Is Fast Emerging

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 1:15pm EST

    Blain: Evidence Of Cracking Global Supply Chains Is Fast Emerging Blain’s Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain of Shard Capital “Lord, give me strength to deal with London cyclists…”   A quiet day’s play in prospect with a US holiday, and its UK mid-term holiday all week. The Covid19 Coronavirus is likely to remain the […]

  • Q4 Earnings Shocker: Excluding The FAAMGs, Net Income Is Down 7.5%

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 12:50pm EST

    Q4 Earnings Shocker: Excluding The FAAMGs, Net Income Is Down 7.5% Yesterday we showed readers a remarkable statistic from the latest Weekly Kickstart report by Goldman’s David Kostin: according to the chief Goldman US equity strategist, whereas modest S&P500 earnings growth in Q4 was set to finally end a 4 quarters-streak of negative EPS growth, […]

  • “More Than A Disgrace” – The WHO’s “Industrially-Necessary” Doctor Tedros Should Go!

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 12:25pm EST

    “More Than A Disgrace” – The WHO’s “Industrially-Necessary” Doctor Tedros Should Go! Authored by Ben Hunt via EpsilonTheory.com, The World Health Organisation will lead a mission to China this weekend to start investigating the COVID-19 outbreak. Sky News, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 “start investigating” … AYFKM? There’s this pleasing mythology out there that the World Health […]

  • Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 12:00pm EST

    Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe Michael Bloomberg isn’t making any friends in the agriculture industry, after video of the former NYC Mayor surfaced of him describing farmers as having simple jobs that don’t require much intelligence, according to the Washington Times. “I could teach anybody, even the people in this room” […]

  • Rabobank: China’s Stimulus Will Struggle In The Face Of What Is Needed To Contain The Spread Of The Virus

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 11:35am EST

    Rabobank: China’s Stimulus Will Struggle In The Face Of What Is Needed To Contain The Spread Of The Virus Submitted by Michael Every of Rabobank There is a grim familiarity this morning in the news that the number of Chinese coronavirus cases has continued to rise. The number of cases in the country is now […]

  • Watch: Topless Protesters Give Bernie Sanders Eye-Full At Nevada Campaign Rally

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 11:10am EST

    Watch: Topless Protesters Give Bernie Sanders Eye-Full At Nevada Campaign Rally Topless animal activists stormed the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally in Carson City, Nevada on Sunday, shortly after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the Democratic Socialist, according to the New York Post. De Blasio had just introduced Sanders to the crowd in […]

  • After A Decade, Investors Are Finally Back To Even

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 10:45am EST

    After A Decade, Investors Are Finally Back To Even Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, I recently discussed putting market corrections into perspective, in which we looked at the financial impact of a 10-60% correction. But what happens afterward? During strongly advancing, and very long bull markets, investors become overly complacent about the potential risks of investing. […]

  • The Death Of Free Speech: Zuckerberg Asks Governments For Instructions On “What Discourse Should Be Allowed”

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 9:54am EST

    The Death Of Free Speech: Zuckerberg Asks Governments For Instructions On “What Discourse Should Be Allowed” Authored by Jonathan Turley, I have written for years on the effort of European countries to expand their crackdown on free speech globally through restrictions on social media and Internet speech. It appears that Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has relented […]

  • State-Backed Economist Says China Must Delay Trade-Deal Commitments

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 9:30am EST

    State-Backed Economist Says China Must Delay Trade-Deal Commitments Remember when Larry Kudlow said that President Xi had pledged to “meet [China’s] obligations” under the ‘Phase 1’ trade pact, outbreak be damned, and that negotiations for ‘Phase 2’ were “completely separate” from the outbreak? Unsurprisingly, the SCMP confirmed on Monday that this probably isn’t going to […]

  • Senator Cotton: China Refusing To Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLab

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 9:05am EST

    Senator Cotton: China Refusing To Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLab Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Senator Tom Cotton says that China is refusing to hand over evidence concerning the bio-safety level 4 research lab in Wuhan despite a new report from biological scientists at the South China University of Technology saying […]

  • China Stocks Surge, S&P Futs Hit All Time High On Latest Chinese Monetary Stimulus

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 8:45am EST

    China Stocks Surge, S&P Futs Hit All Time High On Latest Chinese Monetary Stimulus European stocks rose on Monday, Chinese shares surged, recovering all their post-coronavirus losses and S&P and Nasdaq futures jumped to new all time highs as investors took encouragement from the Asian country’s monetary (if not fiscal) pledges to support the world’s second-biggest economy […]

  • The Fed Has Created A Monster Bubble It Can No Longer Control

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 8:15am EST

    The Fed Has Created A Monster Bubble It Can No Longer Control Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The Fed must now accept responsibility for what happens in the end-game of the Moral-Hazard Monster Bubble it created. Contrary to popular opinion, the Federal Reserve didn’t set out to create a Monster Bubble that […]

  • White House Plans To Cut Off Sales Of American Chip Technology To China

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 7:57am EST

    White House Plans To Cut Off Sales Of American Chip Technology To China Just hours after Beijing lifted more trade-war restrictions on importing US farm products due to the outbreak… Reuters: CHINA APPROVES IMPORTS OF ALL POULTRY, POULTRY PRODUCTS FROM U.S. – AGRICULTURE MINISTRY — Vincent Lee (@Rover829) February 17, 2020 ReuterS: BEIJING, Feb 17 […]

  • 14 ‘Diamond Princess’ Passengers Test Positive During Flight Back To US; Tokyo Marathon Cancelled

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 7:34am EST

    14 ‘Diamond Princess’ Passengers Test Positive During Flight Back To US; Tokyo Marathon Cancelled It’s like the ‘Alien’ franchise: The evacuation ship always carries the monster. Unfortunately, in this instance, the monster is an invisible, inaudible yet highly infectious virus. And instead of the Nostromo, we have two chartered Boeing 747s. According to the New […]

  • Armed Thieves Steal Truckload Of Toilet Paper In Hong Kong Amid Worsening Shortage Of Basic Goods

    ZeroHedge - Feb 17th 2020 6:15am EST

    Armed Thieves Steal Truckload Of Toilet Paper In Hong Kong Amid Worsening Shortage Of Basic Goods Looks like the sh*t is really about to hit the fan in Hong Kong…and we mean that literally. In a shocking indication of just how bad shortages of basic goods have gotten as mainland China expands its lockdown to […]