It is the 22nd of January 2020

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"2016 Was Weird. Could 2017 Get Even Weirder?" - 10 Things That Won't Happen In 2017

Yesterday, in a mockery of economists' and strategists' recurring fascination with (wrong) year-end forecasts, we presented RBC's 7 "Costanza Trades" of 2017, or those trades which one would never, in their right mind, put on, which is precisely why in today's broken, upside down market, these are the trades one should seriously consider. Indicatively, last year's list of 10 such Costanza trades had 7 winners, some of which (long oil) returned as much as 41%.

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Former Treasury Secretary Summers Calls For End Of Fed Independence

At an event in Davos, Switzerland earlier today, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers, argued that Central Bank independence from national governments should be scrapped in favor of a coordinated effort between politicians, central bankers and treasury to engineer inflation.  Seems reasonable, right?...what could possibly go wrong?

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