Телекамеры запечатлели, как президент США фактически отталкивает со своего пути главу правительства Черногории
Президент США Дональд Трамп создал неловкую ситуацию, резко отодвинув премьера Черногории Душко Марковича во время осмотра нового здания штаб-квартиры НАТО. Видео, на котором запечатлен инцидент, разместил журналист телеканала CNBC Стив Копак в своем твиттере. «Трамп просто подтолкнул другого лидера НАТО, чтобы оказаться перед группой?» — задается вопросом он. Как объяснили в Белом доме, Трамп просто занял свое место для группового фото, так как они были распределены заранее. Впоследствии Маркович заявил, что его поведение Трампа не обидело, и он даже не заметил, как президент США оттолкнул его. Об этом сообщает CBS News. По словам черногорского премьера, он обратил внимание на инцидент только после того, как пошла реакция в соцсетях. «Очевидно, что это была совершенно безобидная ситуация, и я ничего другого в этом не вижу. Сегодня у меня была прекрасная возможность лично поблагодарить президента Трампа за его поддержку и быструю ратификацию Сенатом протокола о вступлении Черногории в НАТО, за всестороннюю помощь США в интеграции Черногории в НАТО и за развитие наших двухсторонних отношений», - заявил он. Как отметил Маркович, для президента США естественно находиться в первом ряду. Отметим, Трамп прибыл в Италию для участия в саммите стран НАТО. Did Trump just shove another NATO leader to be in the front of the group? pic.twitter.com/bL1r2auELd — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) 25 мая 2017 г.
Душко Маркович – глава Кабмина Черногории - заявил, что даже не заметил, как президент США Дональд Трамп оттолкнул его перед началом совместной фотосессии на встрече лидеров НАТО в Брюсселе. «Я на самом деле не обратил на это внимания, только потом увидел реакцию в соцсетях, - цитирует Марковиа CBS News. – Очевидно, что это была совершенно безобидная ситуация, и я ничего другого в этом не вижу». При этом он подчеркнул, что лично поблагодарил Трампа за его поддержку и быструю ратификацию Сенатом протокола о вступлении Черногории в НАТО, а также за всестороннюю помощь США в интеграции Черногории в альянс и за развитие двухсторонних отношений. «Я также хочу сказать, что для президента Соединенных Штатов естественно быть в первом ряду», - резюмировал премьер-министр Черногории. На видео, которое разместил в своём микроблоге в Twitter корреспондент телеканала CNBC Стив Копак, заметно, как Трамп, идущий позади премьера Черногории, резко отодвигает его в сторону, чтобы пройти вперед, как будто не замечая Марковича. В Белом доме уже заявили, что расстановка для группового фото была известна заранее, поэтому президент США просто занял своё место.
В Белом доме оправдали поведение своего президента Дональда Трампа, грубо оттолкнувшего главу правительства Черногории Душко Марковича во время коллективного фотографирования лидеров стран-членов НАТО.
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Трамп рассказал о «русской угрозе» и распихал всех на саммите НАТО, Юнкер подшутил над президентом США, американка счастлива в замужестве с железнодорожным вокзалом.
Федеральный апелляционный суд в США поддержал решение о приостановке иммиграционного указа президента Дональда Трампа. Об этом сообщает CNBC. Читать далее
Columnists across the political spectrum have been calling President Trump names – questioning his discipline, knowledge, and focus. No one can say the same things about Scott Pruitt. Indeed, as we approach Pruitt’s 100th day as leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it’s clear that he is nothing like the president. And that, ironically, makes him even worse for our health and environment. Scott Pruitt is highly disciplined, skillful and focused – and obsessed with his mission of advocating for big polluters and undermining the EPA’s historic role of protecting public health. Now that he’s in charge of the agency, he’s methodically pushing to gut rules that limit pollution, hobble enforcement of clean air and water laws, and shove aside unbiased scientific guidance. In contrast to the often-dysfunctional White House, Pruitt has been laser focused. In his first 100 days, he has: begun the process of abandoning the Clean Power Plan, America’s only national limits on carbon pollution from our largest source. This will allow the power plants to emit unlimited amounts of this pollution – leading to more asthma attacks and a more dangerous future for our children. taken aim at the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, which reduces dangerous neurotoxins that harm children’s brain development. Pruitt is opposing it even though virtually all power plants in the country now comply with the rule, demonstrating that none of the fear-mongering about cost and reliability problems we heard from industry were true. actively been lobbying the White House to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, a move that would hurt our economy and cede American leadership to China and Europe. We would join only two other countries in the world – Nicaragua and Syria – on the outside of this global system, potentially inviting tariffs on our exports. In true Alice in Wonderland fashion, the EPA administrator is reportedly lobbying the coal industry to support withdrawal from the climate agreement. appeared to be trying to shut out neutral scientific advice. He’s declined to reappoint half of a scientific advisory board, with some reports indicating he may choose more industry-friendly advisors instead. On his watch, the EPA has removed key pollution and climate data from its web site. Pruitt also claimed on CNBC that carbon dioxide is not “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see” – flatly contradicting the scientists at NASA, every major American scientific organization and his own agency. paved the way for the Trump administration’s call for a 31-percent cut to the EPA budget – more than what any other federal agency faces. If enacted, it would dramatically reduce protections against pollutants such as mercury, lead, smog, and carbon pollution; undermine enforcement of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts; and reduce cleanup of toxic waste sites. It will result in more asthma attacks for kids, more health problems for elderly Americans, accelerated climate change and more pollution in our lives. slowly been stocking his agency with appointees with serious conflicts of interest. A few examples: Nancy Beck moved from the chemical industry’s main lobbying organization to be the highest political appointee at the EPA office overseeing the chemical industry. Justin Schwab, now a top lawyer at the EPA, previously represented a coal utility. Christian Palich, a lobbyist for a coal industry group, was appointed to a senior position in the EPA’s Congressional relations office. The fact is, the EPA has saved countless lives and made America dramatically cleaner and healthier by sticking to sound science, seeking smart solutions to limit pollution, and enforcing the law. In his first 100 days, Scott Pruitt has turned the agency’s mission on its head. Estimates suggest that if he is able to fully enact his agenda, about 130,000 Americans will die prematurely due to air, water, and toxic pollution. So while America will survive Scott Pruitt’s tenure at the EPA, we know that many Americans won’t. This post originally appeared on EDF Voices On Twitter @RealKeithGaby -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Президент США Дональд Трамп подвергся критике в соцсетях из-за поведения на саммите НАТО в Брюсселе, где он грубо оттолкнул премьер-министра Черногории Душко Марковича, чтобы занять его место в первом ряду. Генсек НАТО Йенс Столтенберг вел участников саммита к месту встречи. В этот момент премьер-министра Черногории, который шел в первом ряду, грубо оттолкнул Трамп и занял его место, поправив пиджак. Момент был запечатлен на видео, которое публикует в своем Twitter корреспондент CNBC Стив Копак. В соцсетях уже раскритиковали Трампа за его грубость и бесцеремонность в отношении представителя нового члена НАТО. Так, экс-посол США в России Майкл Макфол в своем Twitter заявил, что за поведение Трампа «стыдно».
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Баффет о биткоине:«Stay away from it. It's a mirage, basically,» he said on CNBC's «Squawk Box» on Friday. Friday, 14 Mar 2014 И в тот момент он был прав, биткоин упал до ~168, а потом взлетел ракетой. Всё нужно делать во время и рассматриваю, как по Эксперту ТА так и в целом даун движение минимум на ~20 — 25%:
There are problems when you either can’t or won’t read. You are completely dependent on others, weaseling advisors and media sycophants, for information and analysis. You become enamored with staged pageantry. You make ignorant statements and foolish decisions. That is a quick summary of Donald Trump’s first overseas trip as United States President. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Rome, Italy, foreign leaders are scratching their heads and asking two questions. “How did such an fool get to be President of the United States?” and “How can we use this idiot for our own advantage?” In Saudi Arabia, Trump posed for pictures, received a medal, and danced with medieval swordsmen. Then he agreed to sell United States military fighters to a government already committing genocide on one of its neighbors and financing militant, rightwing, Islamic orthodoxy around the world. By some estimates, Saudi Arabia has given $100 billion dollars to radical Islamic groups, the same groups Trump wants to stop. Trump may not remember but Osama Bin Laden and 15 of the World Trade Center terrorists were Saudi citizens. In his speech, Trump announced that these same Saudis would be the United States’ Sunni Muslim ally against Shia Iran. To hell with Saudi human rights abuses, its treatment of women, and its denial of citizenship rights to the children of guest workers born in the country. About one-third of the population of Saudi Arabia is officially considered guest workers. Freedom House, an American organization, ranks Trump’s friend Saudi Arabia among the 11 least free countries in the world today. Perhaps Donald Trump forgot that in the past he accused Saudi Arabia of masterminding 9/11, killing gays, and enslaving women. It is the same country that Trump wanted to ban from exporting oil to the United States. In an interview with CNBC, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who was part of the Trump Saudi entourage, was ecstatic over the group’s welcome in the Saudi Kingdom. He commented that he did not witness a single protester or placard. Apparently Ross was unaware that public demonstrations are illegal in Saudi Arabia. The Sunni-Shia division originated almost 1400 years ago. It started with a dispute over leadership of the Islamic religion after the death of Muhammad in 632. But the real conflict is a struggle for supremacy in the Islamic world, first between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Persia, and now between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Contemporary battlefields include Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, where the Saudis air force is bombing civilians, and Pakistan. The Taliban in Afghanistan are Sunni. So are Al Qaeda and ISIS. Hezbollah is Shia. Now Trump, with all his lack of knowledge, is drawing the United States deeper into this quagmire. Nothing positive will come of it. After leaving Saudi Arabia, Trump and his “posse” traveled to Israel where he threw himself and the United States into the middle of another intractable conflict. On landing in Israel, Trump announced he was seeking an historic peace deal between Israel and Palestinians living in Israeli occupied territories, but offered no plan for a solution. Trump then offended Arab groups by visiting occupied East Jerusalem and praying at a Jewish holy site wearing a yarmulke. Trump isn’t Jewish, so the act was just symbolic and infuriating. Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that he wants his to work with Saudi Arabia to promote regional peace but never hinted at whether this would involve the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the formation of an independent Palestinian state. The problem, of course, is in the details. The Saudis are committed to an Arab Peace Initiative adopted by the 22 members Arab League in 2002. In exchange for peace between Arab states and Israel, Israel must withdrawal from occupied Palestinian territory back to borders established prior to the 1967 war. It must also agree to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital and to a “just” solution to the Palestinian refugee issue. Israel immediately dismissed this proposal and since 2002 has added new settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. Netanyahu has shown little inclination toward concessions and many members of his governing coalition call for a complete Israeli annexation of the entire West Bank. An additional problem is Palestinian division. A weak and discredited Palestinian Authority administers parts of the occupied West Bank, but Hamas, which the United States and Israel consider a terrorist organization, governs the Gaza Strip. While the mainstream press in the United States that Trump continually denounces was respectful of Trump’s diplomatic escapade, the Israeli press was much less generous. A headline in the Jerusalem Post declared “All Pomp And No Substance In Trump's Historic Israel Visit.” The article focused on how, in “all his public appearances, he managed to avoid using the term ‘two-state solution’,” and despite Trump’s “insistence that Israel and the Palestinians can reach his coveted ‘deal’,” he “clearly doesn’t have a plan of how to get there.” One opinion essay in Haaretz described the Trump visit as an “absurd series of empty gestures.” Another argued that Trump has “zero credibility among Palestinians, thanks to his aversion to the words ‘Palestinian state’ and ‘Israeli occupation’.” In Rome, Pope Francis welcomed the touring Trump entourage despite previous well-expressed disagreements. An initial photograph showed a smiling Trump but a stone-faced Pop. They then met in the pope’s private study for about half an hour with only an interpreter present. Trump called the meeting “great” and “fantastic.” A Vatican statement described the meeting as “cordial.” It expressed the Pope’s hope the Roman Catholic Church could collaborate with the Trump administration on “health care, education and assistance to immigrants,” which is as unlikely as Trump producing peace in the Middle East. The world can hardly wait to learn what “great” and “fantastic” ideas Trump shares with world leaders this week in Belgium at a dinner of representatives from NATO nations and in Sicily at the more selective summit meeting of the Group of 7 powers that include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Stay tuned! Note: In a remark that may have been a faux pas, bad geography, or just plain dumb, Donald Trump told a meeting with of Israeli government officials that his entourage " just got back from . . . the Middle East. We just got back from Saudi Arabia.” Many in the audience visibly grimace, especially because Arab nationalists denounced the founding of Israel in the Middle East as European occupation of Arab lands. If you don’t believe it, you can watch Trump on video, which I am sure many in the Middle East are doing. Follow Alan Singer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReecesPieces8 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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I started drafting this pieces a week or so back when the VIX first closed in the single digits. When CNBC and Bloomberg TV, cover on a daily basis the phenomenon of volatility being low, we are probably close to the end rather than the beginning.Why has VIX been so low? Should it be this low? Will it stay there?The VIX is calculated using a "formula to derive expected volatility by averaging the weighted prices of out-of-the-money puts and calls." There's a pretty complicated paper on the exact calculation (read it here).There are a couple of ways I personally think about the VIX - we can talk about whether that's right or wrong in the comments below (would love some feedback - I do not profess to be an expert).To me, it measures fear and greed (and with greed, comes complacency). In addition, the VIX is a numerical representation of supply and demand levels for S&P options. From where I'm sitting, there looks like there are a lot of option selling.I was just speaking with a fund that has done well enough in the discretionary macro space, and all of a sudden, they want to get involved in selling vol. Obviously, retail is in on this as well, evinced by the myriad of short VIX ETFs in existence. I know, I know. Anecdotal signs. But to me, they point to one thing:Contributor James posted on Macro Man a few months back with some insights on the VIX, looking at various rolling correlations and momentum numbers - I don't know if looking at momentum and price dislocations, etc. for the VIX makes particular sense.I wanted to think about what could be contributing to the drop in market volatility.Two factors in play, contributing to the suppression of volatility and its subsequent unwind are the following.Passive investment/Indexing:It's well documented that there has been huge flow into passive investment in favor of its active counterpart. However, the performance and subsequent investment flow from active to passive follow a clear cyclical pattern, as you can see in the picture below.It's been well documented that we are currently in the midst of a historical shift towards passive buy and hold investment.This is where are we now looking at relative performance:I have noticed some reflexivity (à la George Soros) characteristics in this shift:As volatility drifts lower, the more passive investment out performance, as passive investment out performance, money flows out of active management to passive investment, thus helping to suppress volatility.Reflexivity is dual sided. This positive feedback loop that has helped quell volatility, can easily be unwound in the other direction as well in violent fashion (selling begets selling).Risk Parity Funds/General Vol Targeting Funds:Another factor that could lead to large increases in equity and fixed income is the rise of the myriad of risk parity funds.These are just a portion of the risk parity funds that currently exist in the marketWithout going into a deep dive of risk parity funds (maybe we'll save the fun for some other time), I just want to highlight a couple of risk parity funds' characteristics that can lead to a unusual large sell off in the assets these funds own. First, there are a lot of money implementing the same strategy. Doesn't take a genius to figure out that things can go bad quickly if everyone is trying to escape a burning theater at the same time.But what can lead to such an exodus? These funds are volatility targeted and implements similar draw-down types of risk controls.What are draw-downs? Think stop-loss but on an entire fund level instead of one particular position. When are draw-downs implemented? When the fund volatility exceeds a certain preset level (fund volatility roughly calculated via the volatility of the composite assets). With that said, it's to see how a large enough exogenous shock to a specific market, can lead to a large continual spike in volatility and draw down in a number of markets.Should volatility be this low? Will it stay here?Should it be this low? Probably.All the reasons, I've mentioned above probably shows you why volatility should be this low. However, as a speculators, we are worried about the world in the future, not in the present.So what about the future?We have a deterioration of some of the US macro data, the Fed continuing marching on in terms of hikes, geopolitical risk with Syria and North Korea, and the circling of political vultures over the Donald Trump's scandals du jour.There are copious amount of risks simmering under this low volatility market surface, that can trigger be the exogenous shock.A conjecture on how this ends:Oh, the humanity!Pretty sure most of us know this, just a question of when.I can't predict when, I can only advocate insurance.If you own a house, that's your asset, you buy insurance on it. If you own a portfolio, that's an asset, why don't you buy insurance on it? Besides, insurance is cheap.
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Stocks need to go parabolic today or it’s game over for the bulls. While CNBC and other media outlets continue to buy into the narrative that we’re in some kind of economic utopia, the reality is that the market senses a truly MASSIVE move is about to come. The below formation is called a Rising Wedge formation. The truth is that stocks can break out of these formations either way. But if the breakout is to occur to the upside, there needs to be follow-through. A great example of this occurred in February, when we had an upside breakout, but there was no follow-through so stocks fell back into the formation again. Stocks broke down hard from this formation last week, but we able to reclaim it (barely) yesterday. So now this onus is on the bulls. Either they push this thing straight up to new highs on heavy volume or it’s game over. Will they do it? I don’t believe so. The ramp of the last few days has been on next to no volume. The global economy is rolling over. And the Fed has all but promised that it will be raising rates again in June (yes, the Fed is raising rates into economic weakness). A final key point here: the longer stocks remain in this formation, the more violent the final breakout will be. We’ve now been in this formation for nearly an entire year. Downside target? We offer a FREE investment report outlining when the bubble will burst as well as what investments will pay out massive returns to investors when this happens. It's called The Biggest Bubble of All Time (and three investment strategies to profit from it). We made 1,000 copies to the general public. As I write this we are down to the last SEVEN. To pick up your FREE copy... CLICK HERE! Best Regards Graham Summers Chief Market Strategist Phoenix Capital Research
В руководстве Федеральной резервной системы рассматривают возможность использования отрицательных процентных ставок, в случае если американская экономика вновь столкнется с серьезным кризисом.
«Сейчас очень опасное время», - отметил в интервью CNBC нобелевский лауреат Роберт Шиллер. – «Типичное соотношение P/E (прим. ProFinance.ru: цена акции/доход на акцию), на которое обычно смотрит большинство инвесторов, на самом деле вводит в заблуждение. В то же время соотношение CAPE (Cyclically Adjusted Price-Earnings, разработанное господином Шиллером) указывает на «спра читать далее…