EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS (ETFS): Franklin Templeton
Sell your Blackrock ETF's and buy these instead. Or the First Trust funds listed below. These companies may not be perfect, but they are run by goyim, and the ETF's perform at least as well as the Blackrock funds, only with lower fees.

Exchange-Traded Funds: First Trust
Look at these alternatives to Blackrock Exchange Traded Funds.

Russian National Wealth Fund to Decrease Share of Dollar to Zero, Finance Minister Says: Sputnik News


Scoop: Israeli spy chief in talks to join Mnuchin's investment fund: From Axios
The boss of Israel's spy agency has been in private talks with former Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin about joining his investment fund that will work with Gulf countries, two sources familiar with the conversations tell Axios. Why it matters: Yossi Cohen, director of the Mossad, is retiring next week. But the discussions between him and Mnuchin occurred while he was still serving in his government role, which also included handling Israel's ties with Gulf countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, these sources said.

Dumping dollars: Russia ditches over a billion bucks of US government bonds as Moscow continues policy of diversifying investments: From RT
Russia's policy of de-dollarization is showing no signs of slowing down, with new figures from the US Treasury revealing that Moscow dropped its holding of US government securities by over a billion dollars from February to March. In February last year, the Bank of Russia held $5.756 billion, which dropped to just $3.976 billion a month later. Yet only a decade ago, the amount of US government bonds on Moscow's balance sheet exceeded $170 billion. The sell-off began in 2014, following the imposition of harsh anti-Russian sanctions by Washington, but Moscow started to become really serious about de-dollarization in 2018, when it more than halved its US government bonds portfolio and used the money to buy gold, as well as euros and yuan.

The Cryptoverse – Bastard Son of the Fiat: David Stockman from Lew Rockwell


COLONIAL PIPELINE ADMITS PAYING $4.4M TO DARKSIDE HACKERS, SLOWLY RESTORING OPERATION: From South Front
Mark Dankof: "The paying of a $4.5 million dollar ransom to the DarkSide Colonial Pipeline hackers demonstrate the effective and asymmetrical character of the strategies which suggest that The Empire had better have a workable CYA operation. The truth is that it doesn't."

Uber Delivers on Black Lives Matter: Uber
Uber is introducing two new features in support of black-owned restaurants. Users in major cities across the United States and Canada will now see a banner advertising black-owned restaurants nearby. The car service is offering free delivery for any orders placed from these restaurants through the end of 2020.

These 18 Corporations Gave Money to Radical Black Lives Matter Group: See below
1. DoorDash
2. Deckers
3. Amazon
4. Gatorade
5. Microsoft
6. Glossier
7. 23andMe
8. Airbnb
9. Unilever
10. Bungie
11. Nabisco
12. Dropbox
13. Fitbit
14. Devolver Digital
15. Skillshare
16. Square Enix
17. Thatgamecompany
18. Tinder


These 18 Corporations Gave Money to Radical Black Lives Matter Group: See below
1. DoorDash
DoorDash Inc., which delivers prepared food, gave $500,000 to the organization. In an email to The Daily Signal, DoorDash spokesperson Liz Jarvis-Shean wrote:
In partnership with our Black@DoorDash Employee Resource Group (ERG), DoorDash pledged a total of $1 million in donations, with $500,000 going to Black Lives Matter via the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and $500,000 to create a fund to be directed by the Black@DoorDash ERG towards state and local organizations.
Our goal with these donations and the other actions we announced is to stand with our employees and community members to fight injustice, inequality and discrimination and to support organizations that are working to root out structural and systemic racism and providing local community development, mentorship, education and entrepreneurship programs to support Black communities across the country.

2. Deckers
"Deckers as a company is standing together in solidarity to fight for equality," Deckers Brands said in an email to The Daily Signal.
"To show immediate support, we are donating a total of $500,000 to the following organizations," the clothing company said, listing seven organizations, including "Black Lives Matter Foundation," which it said "builds power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe."
Although a smaller organization called the Black Lives Matter Foundation exists, as does another called Movement for Black Lives, a blog post from the Deckers brand Ugg links to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. That post uses language similar to the email from Deckers to The Daily Signal.

3. Amazon
Amazon linked to the BLM Global Network Foundation in a press release June 9, identifying it as among 12 groups that would get a total of $10 million from the online retail giant. Amazon announced:
As part of that effort, Amazon will donate a total of $10 million to organizations that are working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of Black and African Americans. Recipients—selected with the help of Amazon's Black Employee Network (BEN)—include groups focused on combating systemic racism through the legal system as well as those dedicated to expanding educational and economic opportunities for Black communities.

4. Gatorade
Gatorade, the sports drink maker, identified the BLM Global Network Foundation as being among groups benefiting from a $500,000 donation.

5. Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. announced June 5 that it would donate $250,000 to the "Black Lives Matter Foundation," but the computer and technology giant linked to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.
Microsoft also named five other civil rights organizations with whom it would "deepen our engagement" by donating $250,000 apiece.

6. Glossier
Glossier, a skin care and makeup company, said in a May 30 press release that it would divide $500,000 among five organizations, including "Black Lives Matter," and linked to the BLM Global Network Foundation's website.

7. 23andMe
23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki announced June 2 that the biotech company and its employees would donate to "Black Lives Matter" and linked to the BLM Global Network Foundation.

8. Airbnb
Airbnb Inc. announced on Twitter that the short-term lodging company was splitting a $500,000 donation between the NAACP and the "@Blklivesmatter Foundation," using the organization's Twitter handle.

9. Unilever
Two of London-based Unilever's personal hygiene brands, Axe and Degree, pledged a total of $350,000 to the BLM Global Network Foundation.

10. Bungie
Bungie Inc. didn't provide a dollar amount, but the video game developer said it would make "financial contributions" to six organizations and linked to the BLM Global Network Foundation.

11. Nabisco
Ritz, the cracker brand from snack manufacturer Nabisco, announced June 4 that it and sister brands were donating $500,000 to the NAACP and to the BLM Global Network Foundation.

12. Dropbox
Dropbox Inc. founder and CEO Drew Houston announced June 3 that he was giving $500,000 to the BLM Global Network Foundation, tagging the group on Twitter and adding that he would match employees' donations.

13. Fitbit
Fitbit Inc., the maker of health and fitness trackers, tagged the BLM Global Network Foundation as a recipient of donations, but didn't say how much.

14. Devolver Digital
Individual employees of Devolver Digital Inc. donated $65,000 to the BLM Global Network Foundation as of June 2 through the video game publisher's ActBlue online giving account.

15. Skillshare
Skillshare CEO Matt Cooper, in an online message June 1, said the online learning company was "donating to the following organizations" and referred to the "official #BlackLivesMatter Global Network," which it said "builds power to bring justice, freedom, and space for imagination and innovation to Black people." Skillshare was among the few businesses to specifically name the network foundation.

16. Square Enix
Square Enix, a game developer, announced that it was giving $250,000 to the NAACP and Black Lives Matter, linking to the BLM Global Network Foundation.

17. Thatgamecompany
In one tweet, thatgamecompany announced plans to give a total of $20,000 to both the NAACP and Black Lives Matter. In a follow-up, the video game developer linked to the BLM Global Network Foundation.

18. Tinder
Tinder Inc., the online dating network, announced that it was donating and provided a link to the BLM Global Network Foundation.



Bob Swan Memo: The Sidelines are Not an Option; Intel Pledges $1M to Address Social Justice, Racism: Intel
Intel CEO Bob Swan said "Intel is pledging $1 million in support of efforts to address social injustice and anti-racism across various nonprofits and community organizations. I also encourage employees to consider donating to organizations focused on equity and social justice, including the Black Lives Matter Foundation, the Center for Policing Equity and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, all of which are eligible for Intel's Donation Matching Program."

Opinion: The good guys in the GameStop story? It's the hedge funds and short sellers: Washington Post


New Citi GPS Report Estimates $16 Trillion in Lost GDP Due to Racial Inequality in the United States: Busines Wire
Okay, this is pretty stupid. They are say, "Whitey, if you weren't doing all that racism at black people, everyone would be rich." Of course, another way of looking at the problem would be "If black people could act like white people, everyone would be rich."

Anyway, here is the Citibank cover page for the study, and here is the study itself.



Introducing the 'Great Reset,' world leaders' radical plan to transform the economy: The Hill
As talked about on the Patrick and Jeremy Show!

Who said what at Davos 2020: CNBC


Cramer says he wants to see if Moderna execs sell stock before believing early vaccine developments: CNBC
This is something we should pay attention to.

A Left-Right Populist Agenda To Take Jobs Back From China: Siddak Ahuja from TAC
Siddak Ahuja is a student at McGill University studying Political Science and International Development. His interests include critiquing Identity Politics, and assessing the rise of Socialist and Conservative populism. He has been published in Common Dreams and The Post Millennial. My Twitter handle is: @SiddakAhuja

Doctors With Hacksaws: How The Donald's Civil War-Style Surgeons Amputated the Economy : David Stockman from Lew Rockwell


Moderna Falls From Record as Euphoria of Vaccine Data Wears Off: Bloomberg
Moderna conducted this vaccine trial in collaboration with Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Also, it's chief medical officer is an Israeli. And it's top executives sold off their own shares at the top.

Ben Carson: This economic crisis was 'intentional': Fox and Friends
You'd think this guy would be smart enough to know that he's not allowed to speak common sense in public. Isn't he a rocket scientist or something?

The Coming Breakdown Of U.S. & Global Markets Explained… What Most Analysts Miss: Talk Markets
As talked about on National Bugle Radio

And They're Gone! The Obscenity of Dr. Fauci's Jobs-Maggedon : David Stockman from Lew Rockwell
Check these staggering statistics and charts.

Treasury says April-June borrowing will be a record $2.99T: From AP and KSAT San Antonio
WASHINGTON – The economic paralysis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the U.S. Treasury to borrow far more than it ever has before — $2.99 trillion in the current quarter alone. The amount is more than five times the government's previous record borrowing for a quarter, $569 billion, set in the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. It also dwarfs the $1.28 trillion the government borrowed in the bond market for all of 2019.

David Stockman on the Destruction of the Financial Markets and What it Means for You: David Stockman from Lew Rockwell


Why the US Federal Reserve turned again to BlackRock for help: Financial Times


Oil Crashes 57%, On Track for Lowest Close on Record : Jonathan Garber from Fox Business
The May contract is a "horror show" and "heading into the worst delivery situation in history," Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Group Futures, told FOX Business. "With demand still dead and OPEC+ cuts not hitting fast enough, the market looks like it has no bottom."

We Should Have Let The 'Too Big' Fail In 2008: Gene Callahan from TAC


Europe needs €1.5 TRILLION to recover or single market could 'break in two' – EU economy commissioner: From RT
The European Union urgently requires financial injections to stay afloat and survive the coronavirus epidemic currently ravaging the continent, the European commissioner for economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has warned. A whopping €1.5 trillion ($ 1.63 trillion) could be needed to "deal with this crisis," Gentiloni told Der Spiegel ahead of the EU leaders summit on the crisis sparked by the outbreak of Covid-19. The commissioner for economic and financial affairs said that Europe is going through the "worst crisis" since WWII, which threatens the very existence of the EU as a single economic and political entity. Gentiloni cited an International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast, saying the EU could see an unprecedented 7.5 percent drop in GDP this year. In 2009, during the global financial crisis, the EU's GDP fell by only 4.4 percent.

Oil Prices Reach $15 for First Time in 21st Century : From RT
A gruesome combination of crumbling demand for crude and global storage filled to its brim has pushed oil prices to levels not seen in over two decades. US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, has fallen to the $15 range as global economies remain on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, crushing crude demand. To add insult to injury, global oil storage is reaching its limits. The situation is so dire, in fact, that the Department of Energy is even considering paying domestic oil producers to keep crude in the ground.

Weimar America, Here We Come! Virus Hysteria Adds $10 Trillion to the National Debt: Mike Whitney from Unz Review
What readers need to realize is that the Treasury has accepted the credit risk for all of the loans that default. In other words, the American people are now on the hook for 100% of all of the loans that go south, and there's going to be alot of them because the banks have no reason to find creditworthy borrowers. They get a 5% cut off-the-top whether the loans blow up or not. And, that, my friend, is how you incentivize fraud which, as Bernie Sanders noted, "is Wall Street's business model."

'F-You, Main Street!' Federal Reserve will now buy junk bonds while it bails out banks and billionaires: Mitchell Feierstein from RT
In less than a month 17 million Americans have applied for unemployment, while the Federal Reserve has focused on bailing out board rooms, billionaires, bankers and builders. Let them all fail. Last week I wrote about Wall Street corruption and fraud in the $6 trillion "rescue package". CEOs depleted assets, took home record pay and bonuses and then, months later, came hat in hand begging for bailouts. Jerome Powell's unelected US Federal Reserve, in less than a fortnight, has elevated moral hazard to new levels of insanity with the launch of a $2.2 trillion round of bailouts for bankers, billionaires and builders. As part of this bailout, the US Treasury is providing half a trillion dollars in backstop cash in case some of the Fed's risky loans explode – which they will.

Not Your Grandfather's Recession: David Stockman from Lew Rockwell
So, yes, some politically incorrect pundit is likely to note that there are now: 47 jobless workers for every confirmed coronavirus case; 320 jobless for every hospitalization; and 2,112 jobless for every coronavirus death. Moreover, it virtually certain that cumulative initial claims will hit 20 million before the end of April, thereby doubling the above ratios. That is to say, do they really want 100 jobless workers for every case of a bad winter flu?

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs: From Fox29 San Antonio


U.S. Employers Shed 701,000 Jobs in March: Unemployment Jumps to 4.4% as Coronavirus Ravages the Economy : From Fox Business Report


U.S. deaths, joblessness mount as coronavirus exacts toll on Americans: Reuters
Joblessness leads to deaths.

Oil's Coronavirus Slide Nowhere Near Bottom : From Fox Business


The Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde: Michel Chossudovsky from Global Research
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been convicted over her role in a controversial €400m (£355m) payment to a businessman. French judges found Ms Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge the state arbitration payout to the friend of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy [Bernard Tapie]. The 60-year-old, following a week-long trial in Paris, was not given any sentence and will not be punished. . The Court of Justice of the Republic, a special tribunal for ministers, could have given Ms Lagarde up to one-year in prison and a €13,000 fine. (The Independent, December 19, 2016, emphasis added)

PHRMA IS FUNDING A DEMOCRATIC THINK TANK TRYING TO DERAIL MEDICARE FOR ALL: Akela Lacy from The Intercept
The American Conservative and Kelley Beaucar Vlahos join Akela Lacy of The Intercept in exposing Big Pharma's premier Lobbying Leviathan.

Can Global Coronavirus-Induced 'Gold Rush' Indicate Weakness in Dollar?: Tim Korso from Sputnik
"Gold is popular with survivalists and conspiracy theorists but it is also a sensible addition to investment portfolios because its price tends to be relatively stable. It is especially in-demand during economic crises as a shield against inflation. When the Federal Reserve floods the economy with cash, like it is doing now, dollars can get less valuable", the publication said. (No shit.)

'Swamp Creatures' Attack Effort To Make Medicines American Again: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos from TAC
Big Pharma sends phalanx of lobbyists out to kill a measure that would reduce dependency on China. Classic.

Russia Strikes Back Where It Hurts: American Oil: Scott Ritter from TAC
Amid mounting sanctions aimed at crippling Moscow's economy, Putin seems resolved to do the same to Trump's re-election.

The Corrupt Senators and Coronavirus : Daniel Larison from TAC
Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between $628,000 and $1.72 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions. As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina Republican, has access to the government's most highly classified information about threats to America's security. His committee was receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a Reuters story.

Four senators sold stocks before coronavirus threat crashed market: Sylvan Lane from The Hill
Four senators sold stocks shortly after a January briefing in the Senate on the novel coronavirus outbreak, unloading shares that plummeted in value a month later as the stock market crashed in the face of a global pandemic. According to financial disclosure forms, Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) each sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in stocks within days of the Senate holding a classified briefing on Jan. 24 with Trump administration officials on the threat of the coronavirus outbreak.

Russia Says It Can Weather $25 Oil For Up To 10 Years: Tyler Durden from Zero Hedge
Now that both OPEC+ and OPEC no longer exist, and it's a free-for-all of "every oil producer for themselves" and which Goldman described as return to "the playbook of the New Oil Order, with low cost producers increasing supply from their spare capacity to force higher cost producers to reduce output", the key question is just how long can the world's three biggest producers - shale, Russia and Saudi Arabia... sustain a scorched-earth price war that keep oil prices around $30 (or even lower). . . . Incidentally, this may explain why over the past two years, Putin has been busy dumping US Treasury and hoarding gold: he was saving liquidity for a rainy day, and as millions of shale workers are about to find out today, it's pouring.

TEXAS 'I'm going to be very poor': Houston rodeo vendors devastated by the cancellation of the festival: From KPAC via KSAT
The human face of the financial destruction and havoc wrought by Covid-19.

Saudis want to flood Europe with cheap oil to squeeze out Russia, claims US media: From RT


Global markets crash as US bans European flights over CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: From RT


https://www.rt.com/business/482943-us-markets-face-another-bloodbath/: From RT


Global stocks hammered as coronavirus cases surge in South Korea and Italy: Before the Bell from CNN
Hong Kong/London (CNN Business)Stock markets are falling around the world after the number of coronavirus cases surged in Italy and South Korea, putting two more major economies at risk from a virus that has already caused widespread disruption in China.

Economic Expert Discloses US-Saudi Arabia Agreement on Yemen's Oil Reserves: From the Tehran Times
"Saudi Arabia has signed a secret agreement with the US to prevent Yemen from utilizing its oil reserves over the past 30 years," Yemeni Economist Hassan Ali al-Sanaeri told FNA on Sunday. "The scientific research and assessments conducted by international drilling companies show that Yemen's oil reserves are more than the combined reservers of all the Persian Gulf states," he added.

U.S. Budget Deficit Surpassed $1 Trillion in 2019, Largest Since 2012: From RT


All About Putin's $14 Billion Natural Gas Plant in Siberia, the 2nd Largest in the World : F. William Engdahl from Russia Insider via RBN


The Builders : Robert Gore from Straight Line Logic


White House intervenes in General Motors strike: Politico


Procter & Gamble writes down Gillette business but remains confident in its future: CNBC
This has to have something to do with Gillette's horrible anti-white MeToo ad.

Trump's Budget Deficits Could Double Obama's: Chuck Jones from Forbes


Trump's Budget Deficits Could Almost Double Obama's: Chuck Jones for Forbes


Facebook Wants Its Own Internet Currency: That Should Scare Us All: Rohan Grey from The Nation


A Bank With a $49 Trillion Exposure to Derivatives is Melting Down Before Our Eyes: From the Economic Collapse Blog


USMCA Faces Democratic Opposition in the House, Despite Hope for Ratification by Year End : Steve Byas from The New American


Goodbye, Dollar! It Was Nice Knowing You!: Philip Giraldi for the Strategic Culture Foundation


Global Indices: Bloomberg
All sorts of indices about a bunch of different markets.

Bond summary: Bloomberg


Currency summary: Bloomberg


Stock summary: Bloomberg