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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Airbus and Boeing each claim WTO decision as a win

The World Trade Organization said on Tuesday that the European Union issued unfair subsidies to Airbus, hurting sales of some wide-body Boeing planes.


Kentucky Hillbillies Vs. Bronx Scroungers

I remember above my music school in Harlem, on the 3rd floor, a dance studio’s class tapped out rhythms in syncopated time. It was 1939, all of us striving upward despite the country’s most dismal economic setting. Economists had labeled it the Great Depression, but for us it was just Hard Times.


Macri And The Ghosts Of The IMF

Not only must we question Macri and his political decision-making, but we must remain extremely weary of the IMF, an institution that has proven it is an expert in helping fragile economies hit the detonator.


Gold Price Drops as US Treasury Yields Push Higher

A stronger US Dollar on the back of higher US Treasury yields (both nominal and real) has paved the way for lower Gold prices.


Stagnant Australia Wage Price Index (WPI) to Fuel AUD/USD Weakness

Updates to Australia’s Wage Price Index (WPI) may fuel the recent weakness in AUD/USD as the gauge is expected to hold steady in the first-quarter


What if Wall Street is waiting for the wrong disaster?

OPINION: After a combo of a weak USD and wage growth stoked inflation fears in the beginning of the year, maybe we started worrying too much about the wrong thi


David Tepper’s hedge fund dumped its entire Apple stake ahead of the billionaire’s expected purchase of the Carolina Panthers (AAPL) | Markets Insider

Appaloosa Management, run by billionaire David Tepper, sold off its entire stake of Apple last quarter.
Tepper is expected to purchase the Carolina Panthe…


Stocks slide as 10-year Treasury yield surges to its highest level since 2011 | Markets Insider

Stocks fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing in the red for the first time in eight sessions, as bond yields spiked to multi-year …


Soros trims Liberty Broadband stake, adds Aetna, Baxter International shares

The family office of billionaire George Soros trimmed its stake in Liberty Broadband Corp. LBRDK, -0.76% in the first quarter, according to a regulato


Teva shares up 5% on Berkshire’s increased stake

American depositary shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA, -0.39% rose nearly 5% late Tuesday following news that Warren Buffett’s Berksh


Boot Barn shares soar after earnings and revenue beat

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. BOOT, +2.14% shares soared more than 10% in the extended session Tuesday after the company beat earnings expectations. Boot Ba


Loeb’s Third Point shows new stakes in Wynn Resorts, United Technology, increases to Facebook

Activist investor Dan Loeb’s Third Point LLC acquired stakes in embattled Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN, -0.37% and United Technologies Corp. UTX, -0.34% dur


Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway loads up on more Apple shares

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.A, -0.67% BRK.B, -0.91% loaded up on more Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.91% shares at the end of the first quarter, sold out of Inte


API data reportedly show a surprise weekly climb in U.S. crude supply

The American Petroleum Institute reported Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies rose by nearly 4.9 million barrels for the week ended May 11, according to


Einhorn adds to Brighthouse Financial stake, trims Apple, GM holdings

Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital added to its stake in Brighthouse Financial BHF, -0.78% during the first quarter, according to a


Icahn divests AIG stake, adds to Herbalife

Activist investor Carl Icahn completely divested his stake of American International Group Inc. AIG, +0.59% while adding to his position in Herbalife


What the Dollar’s Rally Versus Emerging Market Currencies Tells Us

Talking Points: • The Dollar has won an impressive month of progress and the past day’s performance was impressive itself • There are various themes that can…


Dow Turns an 8-Day Advance, Dollar Ratchets Up the Bullish Pressure (Trading Video)

Talking Points: • US equity indices turned pause into decline Tuesday, but this didn’t seem a wide risk move on events like North Korea fears • Dollar posted…


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