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Tyler Durden (pseudonym) is the lead writer at ZeroHedge.  Tyler represents the idea that a return to truly efficient markets is a possibility and a necessity.

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Loonie Tumbles After Canadian Retail Sales Suffer Biggest August Slump Ever
Despite rate hikes, exuberant discussions from BoC speakers and 'hope', Canadian retail sales plunged in August. This is the biggest drop in retail sales since Dec 2015 and the biggest August drop on record. And the reaction in the Loonie is clear.
The World's Largest ICO Is Imploding After Just 3 Months
Earlier this summer, Tezos smashed existing sales records in the white-hot IPO market. Now, Tezos is proving the US and China were on to something when they decided to crack down on the ICO market, which has become a cesspool of fraud and abuse.
US Spent A Record $4 Trillion In Fiscal 2017, Pushing Deficit To $666 Billion
The Treasury reported that with outlays of $341 billion in the last month of the fiscal year, offset by $349 billion in receipts, the full year deficit grew to a nice, round and very memorable $666 billion in fiscal 2017.
Institutions Are Selling To Retail Investors At An Unprecedented Pace
According to the latest EPFR fund flow data compiled by BofA's Michael Hartnett, the great "institutional to equity" stockholding rotation is accelerating, with another $8.8bn allocated to equities, more than all of it from retail investors.
Junk Bond Managers Are Now Buying Equities
Stocks are so hot that junk bond managers went into equity markets.
Zimbabwe Panic Sends Bitcoin Soaring Over $6000 - Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs
Cryptocurrencies are broadly higher this morning with Bitcoin leading the way to new record highs at $6000 - nearing $100 Billion market cap, bigger than Goldman Sachs - as demand from Zimbabwe soars (and Spanish concerns see activity rise).
General Electric Plunges 5% After Slashing Guidance
While it may not have slashed its dividend, yet, General Electric shares plunged 5% in the pre-market after the company cut its 2017 profit forecast while its new CEO grapples with one of the deepest slumps in the iconic US manufacturer’s history.
GE Options Are Pricing In Massive Dividend Cuts
GE options are implying ~71c of cumulative dividends between now and January 2019, compared with the ~$1.20 that would be expected without any action.
Buy-The-Black-Monday-Echo-Dip - Stocks Dip & Rip After China Bubble Warnings
Small Caps and Nasdaq remain red on the week as The Dow pushes on.
The Last Time Stocks Were This Calm, England Won The World Cup
1966 was the last time that the stock market 'calmness' was as low as it is today.
If You Bought 30 Years Ago Today...
30 year ago today, traders were having a bad day: the Dow, S&P 500, FTSE, DAX and CAC fell -23%, -20%, -11%, -9% and -10% respectively.
Initial Jobless Claims Crash To Lowest Since 1973
The less volatile 4-week initial claims average also dropped to 248,250 from 257,750, Meanwhile, continuing claims fell by 16K to 1.89M in the week ended October 7.
"It's A Synchronized Global Risk-Off" On The Anniversary Of Black Monday
As Nanex' Eric Hunsader shows, today's trading session is shaping up - at least for now - as the biggest post-midnight selloff in the S&P in 2017.
Global Markets Shaken By Sudden Equity Sell-Off: Hang Seng Crashes, VIX Surges
US equity futures lead the move, with the VIX surging more than 1 vol to 11.550 (up 14%) the highest in five weeks, with Nasdaq futures heavily underperforming on reports of orders being cut for Apple iPhone 8.
The S&P 500 Is Now Overvalued On 18 Of 20 Metrics
US stocks trade above historical average levels across nearly all metrics, but equities continue to look attractive relative to bonds, where the equity risk premium (ERP) is more than 50% above its long-term average.
SEC Hires JPM Banker As Its Most Important Markets Regulator; May Blow Up HFTs
Redfearn has emerged as a critic of the increasingly costly fees that U.S. stock exchanges charge traders who want access to vital data on prices.
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