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Markets Crashing, Gold Rising

By Clint Siegner U.S. Investors are on edge following last week’s and today’s sell-off in stocks around the globe. The carnage impacted equity markets in Asia, Europe, and the … [Read More...]

EU and China

3 Powerful Trends Influencing Europe’s Financial Market Recovery

There's no doubt Europe’s financial markets for the summer of 2015 were all affected by the Greek ‘tragedy’. But as of this writing, it remains uncertain whether Greece will leave the Euro-zone or … [Read More...]

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Bear Markets And Economic Contractions: 2001/2008 vs. 2015

Economic Basis For Large Bear Market Declines By Chris Ciovacco As we noted in a recent “recession odds” article, bear markets typically are caused by one of two things: a recession or tight … [Read More...]

Latest Financial Trends

Fear vs Greed

Reasons To Remain Open To Bullish Outcomes For Stocks

When investor sentiment reaches extreme levels, it can be a contrary indicator for the stock market. For example, the highest bullish reading in the history of the American Association Of Individual Investors (AAII) Sentiment Survey was 75% bulls before the dot-com … [Read More...]

Missing Oil

More “Funny” Data from the Government

We've been saying for quite some time that we have serious doubts about the numbers coming out of government agencies like the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The BLS generates both the generally accepted Inflation Rate and the Unemployment and Employment figures.  … [Read More...]

Crisis Cycle

Greece Should “Shoot the Dog and Sell the Farm”

By John Mauldin “If this were a marriage, the lawyers would be circling.” The Economist, My Big Fat Greek Divorce, 6/20/2015 Greece is again all the buzz in the media and on the commentary circuit. If you’re like me, you are suffering terminal Greece fatigue. You … [Read More...]

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Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar

Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK-B) is sitting on about $55.45 Billion in cash and has decided that the time is right to begin investing some of it in Solar Electricity (i.e. Photo-Voltaic Arrays in the desert). Buffet has always focused on "shovels" … [Read More...]

North Dakota Oil Production

The Dark Side Of The Shale Bust

The fallout of the collapse in oil prices has a lot of side effects apart from the decline of rig counts and oil flows. Oil production in North Dakota has exploded over the last five years, from negligible levels before 2010 to well over a million barrels per day, … [Read More...]

Financial Warfare

The Evolution of Economic Warfare and the Oil Weapon

In the age of derivatives, swaps, and electronic money transfers, a new form of warfare has emerged: financial warfare. Recently, the US has passed sanctions on countries such as Syria, Venezuela, and North Korea , but the majority of energy related sanctions passed … [Read More...]

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Just When You Thought Bonds Were Safe

In today's article Jared Dillian compares the 2/10 yield curve to a "Double Black Diamond" ski slope. In other words, it's wickedly steep! The yield curve he is talking about here is the 10 year treasury yield minus the 2 year treasury yield. This spread measures the … [Read More...]

Country Store

Why the IRS Seized All the Money from a Country Store

Another shot fired in the "War on Cash" By Elliott Wave International Editor's note: You'll find the text version of the story below the video. Learn how your hard-earned money may be in jeopardy. Read War on CashFollow this link to download your free … [Read More...]

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Is Tesla Changing The Dynamics Of Global Energy?

Tesla's announcement last week about creating a new line of batteries for use by businesses, consumers, and the electrical grid at large is a game-changer for the industry. Currently, when individuals or companies need back-up power, they usually rely on generators. … [Read More...]

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Governments Around the World Outlawing Cash

Prove You’re Not a Terrorist By Jeff Thomas Recently, France decided to crack down on those people who make cash payments and withdrawals and who hold small bank accounts. The reason given was, not surprisingly, to “fight terrorism,” the handy catchall … [Read More...]

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God, Pascal, China and Japan

The 10th Man: Pascal’s Wager By Jared Dillian  Do you believe in God?Whoa, wait a minute, this is an investment newsletter, right? Stay with me. I’m an armchair philosopher, and I’ve always wished I’d had the opportunity to be a philosophy major, because I can … [Read More...]

Water

Game-Changing Water Revolution

Water has jumped into the critical news with the recent declaration of mandatory water conservation by California Governor  Jerry Brown. But California isn't the only place where record drought conditions have caused concern. Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma and Nevada … [Read More...]

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Top 12 Media Myths On Oil Prices

The upstream oil and gas industry is not a black hole. There's no mystery wrapped in an enigma here. There are a lot of meetings with engineers, chemists and geologists. There's a constantly evolving learning curve. And then there's all the regulations and … [Read More...]

Windfall Profits

Should Airlines Be Stopped From Making Windfall Profits?

Many people believe that "Windfall Profits" are a result of evil corporations taking advantage of the poor "common man". In today's post Jared Dillian, editor of "The 10th Man" discusses how Oil prices affect the airlines and what is happening now that oil prices have … [Read More...]

Argentina-oil

Can Argentina Capitalize On Its Vast Shale Reserves?

Argentina, once a regional energy leader, is now better known for financial busts and bombastic politicians than hydrocarbons prospects. Still, with a resource potential both vast and untapped, the nation has never been far from energy investors' minds. The question … [Read More...]

Oil Tanker

Consumers Winning With Low Oil Prices, For Now

Lest we be too quick to forget whence we came, America is now 9-months into lower gasoline prices, which started their swoon the week of June 30, 2014 from a lofty national average just under $3.70, tumbling almost every subsequent week before bottoming and bouncing … [Read More...]

London Infrastructure

Trends in Digital Infrastructure- Infographic

Normally, we spend quite a bit of time looking at precious metals like Gold and Silver, Oil, Real Estate, the Stock Market and other related  trends. But, today we are going to look at something entirely different. Something that perhaps you haven't given much thought … [Read More...]

Silver Coins

3 Reasons Silver Might Be a Good Bet Now

If you are looking to expand your investment portfolios and invest in some commodities, silver can be an excellent option. This metal offers considerable promise for both the most experienced investor looking to increase their assets and the curious newbie just … [Read More...]

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Will Oil Return to $100 or Drop to $10?

If you have been following the price of oil over the last few months, chances are you're a little confused. On the one hand, you have the likes of A. Gary Shilling who, in this Bloomberg article, loudly trumpets the prospect of oil at $10/Barrel, and on the other hand … [Read More...]

Freedom 2015

Is the Golden Age Really Over?

Many people today are convinced that the good times are behind us... that the 1950's were truly the "Happy Days"... that there is more war and terrorism today than ever before... that in essence "the world is going to hell in a hand basket".  But Dr. David Eifrig has a … [Read More...]