Risk barometer in the red (OANDA Podcast)

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in the Asia Pacific, OANDA, Singapore Stephen analyzes how Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s triumph in the Turkish presidential elections could affect the lira, and how OPEC’s latest production deal could impact the ri... [...]

Trump’s Doomsday Gamble In China Trade War

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation, President Trump dramatically resumed a trade war footing this week with Beijing, threatening to impose tariffs on virtually all imported Chinese goods to the US. After earlier negotiations this month appeared to avert a clash, the Trump administration is back to full trade war mode. With… [...]

Visualizing The Population Pulse Of A Manhattan Workday

In cities around the world, the offices and storefronts of the downtown core fill up with people during the workday to keep the wheels of commerce turning. But, as Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routley shows below, nowhere is this phenomenon as pronounced as in Manhattan, which swells to an incredible four million people during work hours. Today’s animation,… [...]

The World Transformed And No One In America Noticed

Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The world transformed and nobody in the West noticed. India and Pakistan have joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The 17 year-old body since its founding on June 15, 2001 has quietly established itself as the main alliance and grouping of nations across Eurasia. Now it has… [...]

Visualizing The Global Export Economy In One Map

President Trump has loudly complained for quite some time about U.S. trade deficits with the world, most recently following the latest G7 summit in Canada. Trump’s rhetoric implies that other countries are enjoying massive surpluses at the expense of American workers. This got us thinking about how the U.S. actually compares as an exporter in the world… [...]

Ben Rhodes Admits Obama Armed Jihadists In Syria In Bombshell Interview

Someone finally asked Obama administration officials to own up to the rise of ISIS and arming jihadists in Syria.  In a wide ranging interview titled “Confronting the Consequences of Obama’s Foreign Policy” The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan put the question to Ben Rhodes, who served as longtime deputy national security adviser at the White House under Obama and is now… [...]

Maxine Waters Calls For Attacks On White House Employees: “Create A Crowd And Push Back On Them”

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) openly called for people to form a mob and physically confront members of Donald Trump’s administration if they see them out in public after controversy over separated migrant families erupted two weeks ago.  Waters, who doesn’t live in the district she represents and paid her daughter $750,000 for Democratic fundraising activities, said to… [...]