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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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Goldman: "All Our Clients Are Confused And Unsettled"
Markets "bought" the election. Now the question is whether they will sell the inauguration. That is the take from the latest weekly letter by Goldman's chief strategist David Kostin, who says that "investor angst is high."
The Last Time Oil Speculators Were This 'Long', Crude Collapsed
Oil speculators have decided to add to their long positions in the last week, pushing the net position in futures to a new record high - above the 2014 peak from which crude collapsed.
OPEC Praises Production Cuts, Reveals No Penalties For Violators As Deal Skepticism Rises
After Sunday's latest meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC countries in Vienna, energy ministers struck an optimistic note regarding the recent agreement to cut oil output as a committee set to monitor compliance with the deal meets for the first time.
In Stunning Admission, Draghi Says A Country Can Leave Eurozone But Must "Settle Bill First"
For the first time ever the head of the ECB provided a framework, vague as it may be, laying out what a Eurozone exit would look like.
David Rosenberg: "The Travesty Is We Have 23.5 Million Americans Aged 25-To-54 Outside The Labor Force"
David Rosenberg notes that Trump's proposed policies may end up helping growth on the margins, but fails to focus on what is really important, making tens of millions of US workers competitive and qualified for today's jobs market.
One Hour After Taking Office, Trump Suspends FHA Mortgage Fee Cut
Trump undid one of Barack Obama’s last-minute actions, a mortgage-fee cut under a government program catering to first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers.
Gold Pops; Banks, Bonds, & Greenback Drop As Trump Takes Office
Gold remains 2017's big winner with bonds and stocks close to unchanged.
Oil Slides After Rig Count Spikes Most Since April 2013
Following a brief dip in the previous week, US oil rig counts soared 29 to 551 last week - the biggest weekly rise since April 2013 - to the highest since Nov 2015.
S&P Futures, Dollar Rise As World Awaits Trump Inauguration Speech
Global shares were mixed, equity futures, the dollar and crude rose as investors focused their attention on today's inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
"Take Advantage Of Uncertainty While It Lasts" - Trader Warns "No One 'Knows' Anything At The Moment"
Every time we get yet another flailing gyration in a given day’s price action that someone knows something -- and it’s big. The truth is, no one knows anything at the moment.
IBM "Beats" Thanks To Record Low Effective Tax Rate; Posts 19th Consecutive Revenue Drop
On the surface, IBM results were impressive, with Q4 (non-GAAP) EPS of $5.01 easily beating consensus of $4.89 on revenue of $21.77BN, above the $21.6BN expected. That was enough to send the stock surging in the after hours.
US Government Caught Massively Fabricating Student Loan Default Data
Since 2012 we've warned that one of the biggest threats arising from the US student loan bubble is that the government - either on purpose or by honest miscalculation - was not correctly accounting for the true extent of delinquencies and defaults.
Jewish Trust Sues Deutsche Bank For $3 Billion
Just when it seemed that no more lawsuits are possible for Germany's largest lender we learn that Deutsche Bank was sued by a Jewish charitable trust in Florida, alleging the bank withheld $3 billion from the heirs to a wealthy German family
Initial Claims Crash To 44 Year Lows But Over 700,000 More People Are On Jobless Benefits Since Trump Was Elected
1.74m people were 'continuing' to claim jobless benefits before Donald Trump was elected. In a mysterious fluke of statistical smoke and mirrors, that marked the absolute trough in the data series.
ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged, Keeps QE At €60BN But May Revise It Higher Or Lower
The ECB announced that it kept all of its rates unchanged as expected, keeping the rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40%, respectively.
Global Stocks Dip; Bond Yields, Dollar Rise After Yellen's Rate Guidance; All Eyes On Draghi
After yesterday's speech by Janet Yellen which signaled a path of steady interest rate increases and was perceived as hawkish, the dollar rebounded, Asian shares slipped and government bond yields jumped to multi-week highs on Thursday.
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