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:

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[Bloomberg] Oil Rises to Highest Since 2014 on Bullish U.S. Inventory Report

[Reuters] Trump says on Twitter he does not like TPP for U.S., too many contingencies

[CNBC] Spring hits the housing market as weekly mortgage applications rise 4.9%

[Bloomberg] IMF Warns of Rising Threats to Global Financial System

[The Hill] Hoyer: Dems eyeing ways to roll back GOP tax law

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[Bloomberg] China’s Home Price Gains Accelerate Led by Smaller Cities

[Bloomberg] Inflation Gains Footing in Japan

[Bloomberg] BOJ May Get More Policy Freedom If Abe Quits: Ex-BOJ Kiuchi

[Reuters] Exclusive: OPEC’s new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100 – sources

[Reuters] Russia: our response to U.S. sanctions will be precise and painful

[NYT] U.S. Moves to Block Sales by Chinese Telecom Equipment Makers

[WSJ] Is the U.S. Shale Boom Choking on Growth?

[WSJ] How the Tax Cut President Trump Loves Will Deepen Trade Deficits He Hates

[WSJ] The National Debt Is Worse Than You Think

[FT] China set to launch Taiwan Strait naval exercises