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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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US Shale Production To Soar By 3.5 Million Barrels/Day Over Next Five Years: BofA Explains Why
Shale oil output in the US may grow sequentially by 600 thousand b/d from 4Q16 to 4Q17 on increased activity in oil rigs and fast productivity gains. Importantly, breakeven costs for key major US plays now stand around the $55/bbl mark.
Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Long Crude Oil
Despite record gluts in crude and gasoline amid resurgent US crude production, hedge funds boosted their net long position in WTI last week to a new record high.
German Minister Calls For 'Plan B': "Greece Should Pledge Gold, Real Estate For New Loans"
Greek gold reserves stand around EUR4 billion while the supposed 'cost' to leaving the EU is around EUR72 billion.
The Week's Key Economic And Financial Events
In this holiday-shortened week, attention will be on the US FOMC minutes, housing data and consumer confidence. There will be GDP, PMI and inflation releases across the Euro Area as well as the latest Greek Eurogroup meeting.
Global Stocks Rise, S&P Futures Hit New Record High Despite US Market Closure
Despite US markets being closed in observance of Washington's birthday, S&P futures spiked during overnight trading, reaching new all-time highs before fading some of the gains.
How A Major Bank "Calculated" That 20x P/E Is Now "Fair Value"
Carbon-based traders of a certain vintage may recall a time when a 15x P/E was considered "fair." Not any more. In fact, according to a new analysis by Barclays' has found that 20x P/E is perfectly normal and fair for the current market.
Kraft Heinz Withdraws $143 Billion Offer For Unilever, After Warren Buffett Got Cold Feet
The proposed transaction would have been the largest-ever takeover in the food or beverage industry, and would have created a company with combined sales of nearly $85 billion, second only to Swiss giant Nestle.
Goldman: Investors Will Soon Realize They Were Too Optimistic
Goldman's chief equity strategist cautioned that "cognitive dissonance exists in the US stock market" as "investors must reconcile S&P 500’s performance with negative EPS revisions from sell-side analysts."
"Recessionary" Demand Forces New York Harbor To Divert Gasoline Shipments
BP Plc and Glencore Plc are among shippers sending fuels to West Africa and Europe as the U.S. East Coast saw its gasoline stockpiles break a fresh record high for the third consecutive week.
Auto Bubble Burst Begins As Subprime Delinquencies Soar To 2009 Levels
Record auto sales have been propped up by low interest rates, a perpetual loosening of auto lending standards with terms being stretched to the max and a wave of leases which have allowed the American consumer to trade up to more expensive vehicles.
Norway Central Banker Warns Of Massive 50% Drop In Wealth Fund Assets To Cover Budget Deficits
In October 2016 the Nordic country revealed plans to massively increase withdrawals by over 25% in 2017, to $15 billion, to cover a budget hole that was expected to be roughly 8% of GDP.
EC The Four Key Themes From Q4 Conference Calls
The latest quarterly report contains excerpts from 39 companies that account for 18% of total S&P 500 revenues and 23% of the S&P 500 equity capitalization regarding tax reform, regulation, fiscal spending and trade policy effects.
Dow, VIX, Gold All Up As Yet Another Ratio Screams "Record High"
Gold remains 2017's biggest gainer, oil is down, bonds flat and the panic bid this week dragged The Dow higher.
Telecoms Surge As Softbank Reportedly Plans T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank - which owns Sprint - is reportedly looking at T-Mobile US for a merger. This would be the second attempt after 2014's approach was rebuffed by US regulators.
Permian Panic Continues As Rig Counts Rise Amid Record Glut In Crude
With a record glut of crude and gasoline, US crude production pushed to new cycle highs this week and continues to track lagged rig counts.
Caterpillar Records 50 Consecutive Months Of Declining Global Sales
As Caterpillar's stock hits multi year highs, its operations continue to sink.
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