Ukraine On The Edge: The 7 Minute Video Summary

The following seven minutes of mayhem look eerily reminiscent of the violent pre-ambles to the middle-east’s recent coups or non-coups. As anti-government protesters demonstrated against the shunning of a European trade agreement (President Yanukovych … [...]

Live Stream From Escalating Ukraine Protests As Hundreds Of Thousands Take To The Streets

As reported yesterday, in the aftermath of the violent crackdown on a pro-Europe rally, and the resulting call by the opposition for president Yanukovich’s resignation through nationwide strikes, the situation in the Ukraine is increasingly more unstab… [...]

Ukraine President Explains Relations With Russia Using Body Language, While Local Violence Escalates

A week ago Europe was furious, and Putin once again glorious, after Europe’s “bread basket”, the Ukraine, under president Yanukovich decided to terminate its pro-European stance, and instead in a very symbolic shift, chose Moscow as its future trading … [...]

Europe Shocked, Furious While Putin Triumphs Again: Ukraine Spurns Europe, Turns Toward Moscow

Yesterday, Ukraine was faced with a historic choice: “go West” by signing a new trade pact with the European Union and align against its former master the USSR… or “East”, and go back, at least symbolically, to mother Russia. To Europe’s shocked amaz… [...]

Goldman’s Top Ten 2014 Market Themes

The following Top Ten Market Themes, represent the broad list of macro themes from Goldman Sachs' economic outlook that they think will dominate markets in 2014. Showtime for the US/DM Recovery Forward guidance harder in an above-trend world Earn … [...]

Guest Post: Understanding China’s Arctic Policies

Submitted by Arthur Guschin via The Diplomat, Within the last seven years 11 countries (Poland (2006), Russia (2008), Finland (2009), France (2009), Sweden (2010), Iceland (2011), Spain (2011), Denmark (2012), Singapore (2012), Canada (2012) and Japan … [...]

Equities Act Weak, Confused Following Oscar-Worthy Good Cop, Bad Cop Performance By The Fed

As non-collocated, carbon-based traders walk in today, they are once again greeted by a very unfamiliar shade of green in the equity futures market. There has not been a specific catalyst for another day of equity weakness however it started in Asia, w… [...]

What You Should Be Doing NOW to Protect Yourself from Radiation

It is well-known that potassium iodide works to protect against damage from radioactive iodine by saturating our body (the thyroid gland, specifically) with harmless iodine, so that our bodies are unable to absorb radioactive iodine from nuclear accide… [...]

Key Events And Issues In The Coming Week

With better US labor market data, the key event in the upcoming week could well be the Yellen nomination hearing in the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen will likely deliver brief prepared remarks followed by questions from members of the committee. Yel… [...]

Key Events And Issues In The Coming Week

In the upcoming week, the key event is the US FOMC, though we and the consensus do not expect any key decisions to be taken. Though a strengthening of forward guidance is still possible, virtually nobody expects anything of import to be announced until… [...]