Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday that anyone who criticizes the warm compliments he has swapped with Russian President Vladimir Putin is simply “jealous as hell.” Although Putin has been accused of a lengthy list of human rights violations, Trump has maintained that Russia could be a powerful partner for the United States — and one that could help the country save some money.
AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallReal-estate mogul Donald Trump repeatedly joked during a pre-Christmas rally that he would "never kill" reporters, even though he detests them.
"I would never kill them but I do hate them. And some of them are such lying, disgusting people. It's true," Trump said Monday night.
TODAY has turned out to be a rather ugly day for global markets: a risk-off day, as they say, as traders move to relatively safe vehicles. The biggest moves have come in commodity markets. Oil prices are off nearly 10%, agricultural products are down between 2% and 5%, and metals are sinking, too. There's nothing like a risk-off day for the dollar's fortunes; the greenback is up over 2% against the euro. Treasury yields are tumbling. Long-term Treasuries yields hit their lowest level of 2011, and yields on 3-month and 6-month bills are basically sitting at zero.
Well, it’s NFP day (again), and that means we’ll get what Deutsche Bank described earlier as a “randomly generated number” out of the BLS and the market will either soar, tank, or shrug it off, because let’s face it, investors now have absolutely no clue how to interpret macro data.
REUTERS/Rebecca CookWASHINGTON/FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A top aide to Hillary Clinton urged the FBI on Tuesday to disclose what it knows about any ties between Donald Trump and Russia, accusing the agency of unfairly publicizing its inquiry into Clinton's email practices while staying quiet about the Republican presidential candidate.