by Rick Ackerman
When Brexit votes are tallied on Thursday, it will round out a week of pseudo-events that has already featured Congressional testimony from the Fed’s obfuscator-in-chief, Janet Yellen, the most powerful banker in the universe. We should be thankful there are no payroll numbers due out Friday to add to all of the made-up drama, since one more headline could generate a rogue wave capable of capsizing the global financial system. Rick’s Picks has contrived to tune out most of the news these days, especially Trump-o-mania and the latest polls. They make keeping up with the Kardashians seem exciting in comparison. Pity the poor schmucks who have to write about such stuff every day. What will they dredge up when the dog days of summer are upon us?