While the fear index (VIX) surged in Wall Street amid fears of both an election surprise in France and a more serious political blockade than expected in the US, the difficulties faced by Donald Trump in his plan to repeal Obamacare are a lesson for […]
“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” These words, uttered by English King Henry II put in motion the killing of Sir Thomas Beckett, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who had questioned the authority of his sovereign. What significance could this event have to […]
In a first one-hour presidential speech before the US Congress, President Donald Trump significantly lowered the political risk of which potential for instability Cyceon warned about. Described as “presidential”, “smart” and “dynamic,” Trump gave a speech welcomed as a great relief by his Republican majority....
Whatever one thinks about US President Donald Trump, it seems that the assessment of Cyceon according to which the “resistance” against him would be counterproductive is being verified. For example, despite a more than surprising end, the Oscar ceremony that has been overtly anti-Trump recorded […]
President Donald Trump will propose a major increase in defense spending to the detriment of other federal agencies. USD 54 billion would thus be transferred from existing budgets to the Department of Defense (DOD). Such a large boost, as large as France’s yearly military spending, […]
There seems to be no end in sight for the Trump rally that started on November 9, 2016. Like with gloomy predictions over the vote in favor of the Brexit, it seems that market analysts have got it all wrong so far regarding the election […]
Perhaps the financial markets begin to perceive a high risk regarding the elections in France. France’s 10 years’ sovereign bond risk spreads over Germany jumped to almost 80 basis points, highest since 2012 when the idea of Front National (FN)’s Marine Le Pen becoming President […]
While several senior US intelligence officials have previously disagreed with the new President Donald Trump, they are not representative of the entire community. Most of them were promoted during the two mandates of Barack Obama and many are therefore politically distant from Trump. Considering the...
US President Donald Trump has begun to respond to the “resistance” that opposes him all the way from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. The information gathered by his team would show that he enjoys even more popular support than during his election in November 2016. […]
The new US President Donald Trump is very unhappy and he didn’t embarrass himself with any careful language to let everyone know on the occasion of a colorful press conference yesterday. Stating that he inherited a veritable “mess” both inside and outside the United States, […]