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Links 12 December 2017

December 12, 2017 - 00:01 -- Admin

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: BlackRock Is Buying the Bonds Most at Risk From Added Fed Hikes – Bloomberg You Can Trade Bitcoin Futures. But Should You? – Bloomberg CBOE Website Crashes As Futures Trading Begins; Bitcoin Price Squeezed 10% Higher – Zero Hedge Bitcoin jumps higher as futures trading begins on CBOE; new

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Macro Afternoon

December 11, 2017 - 17:17 -- Admin

by Chris Becker A very positive start to the trading week with all Asian share markets up strongly, absorbing the usual weekend volatility well – excepting Bitcoin, of course. Ahead of the Federal Reserve and ECB meeting this week, the positive NFP on Friday night gave risk takers the green light to bid up all

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Great Barrier Reef dead by 2100

December 11, 2017 - 13:09 -- Admin

Buy Bitcoin: Coral reefs – including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – will be dead by 2100 due to human “maltreatment of the oceans”, David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II has declared. Attenborough’s follow-up documentary series, which took four years to film and produce, finished airing in Britain on Sunday night (local time). It ended with his grim warning about the state of our

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Kohler: Corporate tax cuts, yes, but only for manufacturing

December 11, 2017 - 12:30 -- Admin

Here’s a bright idea from Alan Kohler: …A 20 per cent tax rate AND immediate capex write-offs? Other countries struggling to balance their budgets haven’t got a hope. The fact that the US is likely to both impoverish its government and further impoverish the less well-off by paying for that with middle class tax increases

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Labor declares for China

December 11, 2017 - 12:29 -- Admin

Sometimes I don’t know where to look. It’s not treason, it’s a political wedge: Kristina Keneally has accused Malcolm Turnbull of “spreading China phobia” as the party attempts to make gains in the electorate of Bennelong from concerns about new foreign interference laws. “(Chinese Australians) see the suggestion from the Prime Minister that people from

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Ponzi Pallas headed for coronary on VIC’s rat wheel economy

December 11, 2017 - 12:10 -- Admin

Via The Age comes Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas: “We’ve known for a while that the technical and the specialist skills required for transport projects, particularly rail projects, have been hard to get. The more projects you start the harder it gets. We’ve only a handful of rail signallers in the entire state to manage not

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Global markets boom, ASX busts AGAIN

December 11, 2017 - 12:04 -- Admin

XJO is down again as the S&P500 soars to new highs: Completely embarrassing unless you’re long the S&P500, an MB favourite since 2012. Bitiron is off to the races: Big Iron is up a little: Killing pensioners is mixed: Big Gold is rebounding. I still expect more correction: Big Sleazy is down: Big Bog is

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Master of tax cuts warns on tax cuts

December 11, 2017 - 11:40 -- Admin

Shameless is as shameless does: Former Treasurer Peter Costello has warned the Turnbull government not to do anything in the upcoming financial statement or budget that would endanger a return to surplus. In a forward to a Centre for Independent Studies report on budget policy to be released on Monday Mr Costello says since he

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Taleb: Don’t short Bitcoin

December 11, 2017 - 11:38 -- Admin

Forexlive on BTC futures: #1 – When it starts The CBOE launches it on Sunday at 5 pm Chicago time (2300 GMT). The CME product will start trading a week later. Both markets will be closed on the weekend, which creates a risk of massive gaps with Bitcoin often moving more than 20% in a

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