Please join me and David McAlvany for the MWM Tactical Short Second-Quarter 2018 Conference Call: “Market Structure, Trump Tariffs, Higher Rates… Markets at a Precipice?” Thursday, April 19th, at 4:30pm EST (2:30pm MST): Click here to register:

[Bloomberg] Commodities Rally as Metals Surge; Bonds Slide: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil near late-2014 highs as Saudi pushes for higher prices, U.S. crude stocks decline

[Reuters] Fed governor Brainard says ‘premature’ to revisit liquidity, capital rules

[Reuters] China says it’s ready to deal with any fallout from trade row with US

[CNBC] Global debt is at historic highs and governments should start cutting levels now, the IMF says

[Bloomberg] VIX Rigging Talk Erupts on Wall Street After Another Wild Swing

[Axios] U.S. panics over China tech threat

[Reuters] China carries out live fire drills, unclear if aimed at Taiwan

[WSJ] Flattening Yield Curve Raises Warning Flag

[FT] IMF sounds alarm on excessive global borrowing

[FT] Markets warm to the prospect of four Fed rate rises this year

[FT] Young buyers are being priced out of global city property

[FT] Brazil’s weaker currency suggests fading of carry trade appeal