1…………> Russian Mafia: Dirty Money
The Islamic May’sdom of Great Brittain that spent a great deal of money, energy, and political capital to accuse President Putin’s government of trying to assassinate the long-forgotten GRU agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia using the deadly toxin called “Novichok”, is now apparently turning a “blind eye” to Russian Mafia “dirty money” flowing in the country, putting national security at risk by hiding the “corrupt assets” of President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
A report, named “Moscow’s Gold: Russian Corruption in the UK”, points out that Russian gas giant Gazprom was able to trade bonds in London “days after the attempted murders” of Mr. Scripal and his daughter; i.e. business between the UK and Russia had resumed so swiftly prompted the Russian embassy in London to tweet: “Business as usual?”
“The scale of damage that this ‘dirty money’ can do to UK foreign policy interests dwarfs the benefit of Russian transactions in the City.
“The UK must be clear that the corruption stemming from the Kremlin is no longer welcome in our markets and we will act,” said Mr Tugendhat.
2…………> In Search The Highest High: Mt.Everest
A Macedonian climber and a Japanese alpinist are among the dead on Mt. Everest in this year’s spring climbing, which ends later this month, officials said on Monday.
Macedonian climber, Gjeorgi Petkov, 62, died over the weekend near camp 3 at 7,200 meters above sea level, said Gyanendra Shrestha, a Tourism Ministry official at Everest base camp.
Details were few, but local media reported that he died of heart problems.
Thirty-six-year-old Japanese alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki, who lost nine fingers to frostbite in a previous attempt on Everest, was found dead at a higher camp on the 8,848-meter peak, said Shrestha.
Kuriki was a “true alpinist” who was accompanied by a large film crew shooting his Himalayan adventure, according to Alan Arnett, a U.S. blogger on mountaineering.
Nepal is home to eight of the world’s highest peaks. Hundreds of climbers flock to the country during spring climbing season, which runs between April and May. The two months offer several windows for climbers to scale the snow-capped peaks.
3…………> Trump Not Amused: Maduro’s Win
“The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. The United States will not sit idly by as Venezuela crumbles and the misery of their brave people continues,” Vice President Mike Pence rejected Venezuela polling that gave President Maduro another term in office, calling it a “sham” that was “neither free nor fair.”
President Trump who levied new sanctions on Venezuela following elections the U.S. has criticized as fraudulent, with the new economic penalties prevent U.S. nationals and individuals residing in the U.S. from buying debt owed to the government of Venezuela or engaging in financial transactions involving any entity in which the Venezuelan government owns more than a 50-percent share.
Most importantly, Trump’s new executive order prevents U.S. citizens from buying Venezuela’s state-owned public assets.
Maduro first took office in 2013 after his predecessor Hugo Chavez died, and is set to govern Venezuela for another six-year term, from January 2019 to 2025.
4…………> “Steel” Gina At The Helm: CIA
President Trump praised Gina Haspel as she was sworn in as the new head of the CIA, the first woman to head the agency, whose nomination was overshadowed by allegations she was involved in torture programs.
Gina Haspel called for more agents to be deployed overseas as President Trump said that there was “no one in this country better qualified” for the job.
“I would not be standing before you today if not for the remarkable courage and dedication displayed by generations of CIA women who challenged stereotypes, broke down barriers and opened doors for the rest of us,” Haspel told agency employees at the swearing-in.
5…………> Market Report 05/21/2018, sell stop 24850, CG(9392), 11/22/17
Current position long 24100, sell stop 24450 closed for a gain of 350 DIA points, position short at 24450, cover short closed at 24250 for a gain of 200 DIA points.
Current position long DIA at 24250, sell stop was closed at 24250 for a loss of 50 points, and a short position established at 24250, cover short 24200 for a gain of 50 DIA points.
A cash dispersal to AAPL shareowners in the amount of $100 billion dollars sparked a rally, new position long at 24200, stop 24850 for a gain of 650 DIA points.
Stock market old timers have said that “you buy the rumor, and sell the news”, and that is exactly what is happening right now, with the news that President Trump is about to start a metal tariff war, slapping 25% surcharge on steel and 10% on aluminum. DIA resistance is in the 27,000 area, with supports at 24135, 21354 and 18900 level, US dollar in a downtrend, resistance at 1.003319 CHF, support at .92 and 0.9: Gold in an uptrend, watch break resistance of 1377 to be taken soon. The massive Fed balance sheet contraction will result in a $600 billion dollars being dumped on the credit markets each quarter, a leftover of the horrendous $4.3 trillion money printing of Obama’s septic tank that will surely exert a severe pressure on stocks and financial assets.
We warned long ago that an organized attempt to remove President Trump from office is underway, and if this activity is not curtailed soon, the market will open on gap below 20,000 with next stop 17300 and 11800 support levels.
Stocks were up 298 to 25013, DJ futures +295, attempt to stage a covering short rally.
Gold down to 1289.6 and USD/CHF at 1.00 despite President Trump setting tariffs on Chinese products. Translation? As the dollar goes down, we have to wait and see if the new Fed Chair Jerome Powell will continue pressuring gold and the Eurasian block with it down below $1000/oz in an economic WW3. Watch sell stop at 24,850.
We have to wait and see if new Fed chair Powell will attempt to destroy Eurasian block by sending gold prices below 1000, despite the fact both Russia and China have been buying their whole gold production in local gold backed currency instead of money printing machines. In other words, US has lost controls of the precious metals complex, and with Trump’s infrastructure and tax cut campaign the National debt will soon be at, or over 30 trillion dollars, since D.C. swamp alligators have no intention dropping their pet projects. Read “Ziban Must Die” for more details on the coming collision of Trump’s administration with “Deep State” operators funded by the billionaires’ supporters of the New World.