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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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Latest Financial Trends

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Lies And Deception In Ukraine’s Energy Sector

Ukraine is still living the legacy of its Soviet past with its State owned energy industry, corruption, oligarchs, etc. And in typical bureaucratic fashion Ukraine continues to  treat its energy industry as a cash cow to be milked or perhaps worse a pig to be … [Read More...]

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5 Ways To Play The Oil Price Plunge

The collapse of the oil price has created losers and winners, and like every major movement in a commodity sector, the trick for investors is figuring out which side of the trade to be on. The most obvious victim of the slide in Brent and WTI prices over the last 6 … [Read More...]

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Top Five Factors Affecting Oil Prices In 2015

As we ring in the New Year, let's take stock of where we are at with the oil markets. 2014 proved to be a momentous one for the oil markets, having seen prices cut in half in just six months. The big question is what oil prices will do in 2015. Oil prices are … [Read More...]

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Gold Up Almost Everywhere in 2014

When looking at prices of anything from cars to oil to gold or stocks... we need to keep in mind our personal frame of reference. We see prices as they are priced in our currency i.e. the currency that we earn in. Companies International companies are especially aware … [Read More...]

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Driving Down Oil Prices Just to Hurt Russia is “Simplistic”

In the global chess game of energy politics every move affects more than a single opponent and the effects of low oil prices are not equally distributed. Some countries will be hurt by low prices more than others. Who will lower oil prices hurt more, Russia, Syria, … [Read More...]

Energy Investment

The Oil Slump Will Hurt the U.S. Too

By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist If you only paid attention to the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the US is going to get away from the collapse in oil prices scot free. According to popular belief, America is even going to be … [Read More...]

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Why Russia is Unfazed by Falling Oil Prices

For a hundred years now oil has played a major role in the rise and fall of nations and economies. In recent articles we've told you about Russia Eying Crimea’s Oil and Gas Reserves and about the Total War over the Petrodollar and More on the PetroDollar and we've … [Read More...]

Falling Oil Prices

Oil Price Tumbles After OPEC Releases 2015 Forecast

Oil prices are falling and that is good for consumers as their daily heating and transportation costs fall. It also benefits producers as a small company could easily save $100,000 a year in energy costs. If you multiply that by the number of businesses in the country … [Read More...]

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Could The Fed Trigger A Deflationary Slide In Stocks?

Most economists and stock market participants believe that FED policy can exhibit a tremendous amount of power over the movement of the markets and market participants perception of the future of that policy can affect the market in the short run. The major exception is … [Read More...]