How Global Finance and World Geopolitics Intersect in the Stock Market

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OPEC in first joint oil cut with Russia since 2001, Saudis take 'big hit'- Reuters

Here's Why the OPEC Oil Rally Is Likely to Be Short-Lived - Fortune

Global Bonds Suffer Worst Monthly Meltdown as $1.7 Trillion Lost - Bloomberg

Five Macro Themes for 2017 - Danske Bank Research

Big Shorts Being Place: Markets swing violently against Italy without clear idea of outcome - Reuters

Growth Spurt Begins: TD Bank fourth quarter earnings rise on strong U.S. growth - Reuters

Trump and BREXIT Mean End of Anglo-American Unipolar World - NY Times

A Purge is Coming: Trump's Coming Witch Hunt Against Political Islam - Bloomberg

WA State Senator Proposes Bill to Label Demonstrators as "Economic Terrorists" To Place Them In Front of the Full Fist of the State - Senator Doug Ericksen

Clinton Robots Big New Priority is to Ban Trump From Twitter -

Political Science Theory On Who Really Runs the Federal Government - UNZ.COM

French probe on Muddy Waters/Casino spat seen lasting few more months - Reuters

Druckenmiller Joins Gundlach In Predicting 6% Yields; Expects Market Correction As Rates Rise - Zerohedge

The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting -

Bipartisan Hawks Push for US Attacks Against Syrian Govt -

How a Syrian White Helmets Leader Played The WashingtonPost and other Media Outlets - Alternet

America’s Plunge from Republic to Empire - Future of Freedom Foundation

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump With Push To Eliminate All Warrants for Data Access - Bloomberg

The Democratic Party enters the wilderness - Washington Examiner

Tesla's Model 3 Mess Has Become Much Messier -

What Will Italy’s Referendum Mean for the Euro? - Bloomberg

The ‘Trump Effect’ Hits Europe Next -