Talks Turn Ugly

 

S&P futures and global equities fell on Monday after their worst week of 2019, as hopes of an imminent U.S.-China trade deal were crushed with sentiment souring significantly over the weekend, as neither side showed a willingness to budge, raising fears of a fresh round of tit-for-tat tariffs. The dollar surged, the yuan tumbled and Treasuries rallied as traders walked in to the following sea of red.

Giuliani: Hillary Better Get a Lawyer

 

Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday, where he defended Trump – saying that Democrats “had two investigations to prove it,” referring to collusion; “the FBI counterintelligence investigation – in the words of Peter Strzok – ‘no there there’, and then this one,” referring to the Mueller probe. 

$450 Million da Vinci Vanishes

 

In 2017, the art world was abuzz as drama unfolded around the sale of “Salvator Mundi,” a painting of Jesus Christ that was attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Intrigue surrounding the work ran high between its record-setting selling price of more than $450 million, an anonymous bidder thought to represent Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and experts from around the world debating the authenticity of the work, which looked distinctly different from da Vinci’s other works.