Monday Morning’s Top Stories Before The Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (10/21/2019)

Stocks will likely hit new records in the week ahead if earnings keep topping expectations – CNBC

Why stock investors shouldn’t ignore this warning signal from the oil market – Market Watch

Saudi Aramco Is the WeWork of Energy With Pulled IPO – Bloomberg

The missing housing boom – Axios

Rich Chinese outnumber wealthy Americans for first time: Credit Suisse – Reuters

China doubles infrastructure approvals to stave off economic slowdown – South China Morning Post

Hong Kong leader apologizes after mosque hit by police water cannon – Reuters

Thousands fill Lebanon’s streets in third day of fiery protests – Middle East Eye

Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory – BBC

Chile’s mining sector operating normally despite riots –

Barrick Gold reaches deal with Tanzania over Acacia Mining – Reuters

US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq, defense chief Esper says – Fox News

Trump blasts Mattis as ‘the world’s most overrated general’ – Military Times

Mick Mulvaney Melts Down Under Brutal Grilling By Fox’s Chris Wallace – The Daily Beast

Trump’s insult-comic act enters danger zone  -The Hill

Canada’s Trudeau, his ‘sunny ways’ darkened by scandals, seeks to retain power in election – Reuters

The Election When Canadians Stopped Being Nice – The American Conservative

Just One Bidder Is Vying for Two Pentagon Programs Worth $130 Billion – Defense One

Thomas D’Alesandro III, Pelosi’s brother and former Baltimore mayor, dies at 90 – Politico

Biden seeks to fundraise off fact he’s running out of money – The Hill

Mitt Romney said everyone in the Senate is ‘really nice’ except for Bernie Sanders, who ‘just kind of scowls’ – Business Insider

Poll: Iowa caucuses are ‘up for grabs’ as Pete Buttigieg surges into top tier – USA Today

The former FBI agent’s guide to living it up in New Orleans – MuckRock

Elon Musk Is Cash Broke, Uses Burner Phones: Crazy Revelations From ‘Pedo Guy’ Lawsuit – Observor

Michael Douglas’ son Cameron recalls passing around drugs at family Hollywood parties – Fox News

Miley Cyrus says Liam Hemsworth is ‘not a good person’ in Instagram livestream – Daily Mail

Miley Cyrus Reveals She’s 4 Months Sober Amidst Romance With Cody Simpson: ‘Best I’ve Ever Felt’ – Hollywood Life

Food can help control some chronic health conditions, in some cases eliminating the need for drugs – WAPO

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