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LATEST on coronavirus from President Trump: - Extension of federal guidelines to encourage social distancing - 1,000+ patients in NYC are getting treatment using hydroxychloroquine - “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won”

There's much less energy exposure in A rated company bonds, and theoretically less risk of getting downgraded to junk status. While investors are demanding a pretty big premium to own the BBB bonds vs A rated ones, the gap is still substantially smaller than during the 2008 peak

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ETHANOL CRISIS: “At some point, your tanks are full and your railcars are full and you start filling up the coffee cups in the cafeteria,” said Monte Shaw of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. “Then, the plant shuts down.” | #OOTT  #OATT  #corn 

This chart a powerful case for Italy, Spain and France forming a coalition to challenge the inhumane economic policies advocated by German and Dutch 'economists'.

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In today's @markets  newsletter, I wrote about why in this crisis, Gold is the GOAT and Bitcoin has tanked. Sign up here and get it in your inboxes shortly $GLD $BTC

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While some governments seem to want to play the blame game, the #EU  remains committed to confronting the #coronavirus  pandemic through multilateral solidarity, notes @JosepBorrellF .

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Futures choppy as U.S. shutdown extension weighs

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"A plane from Shanghai arrived at JFK Airport in New York Sunday morning carrying an extraordinary load: 12 million gloves, 130,000 N95 masks, 1.7 million surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,000 hand sanitizer units, and 36,000 thermometers."

"Pumping new money into the economy without altering power relations will only exacerbate existing inequalities. We made this mistake in 2008 – it’s essential that we don’t make it again. Laurie Macfarlane" @L__Macfarlane  @openDemocracy  .

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