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Why Hillary was Smiling in New Hampshire

Many commentators were wondering why Hillary was smiling so broadly after the New Hampshire primary since she lost so soundly. NPR said, "Bernie Sanders crushed Hillary Clinton with Democratic voters, … [Read More...]

Russia Cries Uncle on Oil

Russia Cries Dyadya (Uncle), Is Saudi Arabia Listening? In recent days, signs of a possible breakthrough in the year-long stand-off between Russia and Saudi Arabia on crude production strategy have … [Read More...]

Why Europe is Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better

(Interview) Europe: Why It's Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better New interview with our European markets expert By Elliott Wave International Brian Whitmer, the editor of our monthly … [Read More...]

Latest Financial Trends

60 Reasons Why Oil Investors Should Hang On

Inventories will continue to rise, but the momentum is slowing. The following are some observations as to how we got here and how we're gonna get out. 9 Reasons Why Oil Has Taken So Long to Bottom: 1. OPEC increased production in 2015 to multiyear highs, principally … [Read More...]

Where’s Gold Headed Today?

Interest rates in the United States are rising, the stock market is falling, so investors are being very cautious and looking for a monetary safe haven. Does this mean it's finally time to turn back to gold? During most of 2015, the U.S. price of gold plummeted... … [Read More...]

Will Oil Prices Rebound in 2016?

Days ago oil was trading at cyclical lows of below $28/barrel but as of this writing it has rebounded over 14% to close the week above $32. Is this a sign of a bottom or merely a respite on a move to $5/barrel as some are predicting? The short-term price rebound … [Read More...]

Are Low Crude Oil Prices a “Boom Or A Curse” For The World Economy?

As the chart to the left shows, in the period from 2002 until 2014 the U.S. moved from 3rd place to 1st place in world crude oil production. This is primarily due to the improvement in "fracking" technology which has led to the massive increase in the production of … [Read More...]

Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

With Prices Below $50, what is a stripper to do? With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts looking increasingly unlikely, it now appears that oil prices could remain below $50 a barrel for a year or more. As producers … [Read More...]

The End of the Longest Running War in the Americas

By Nick Giambruno Drug cartels. Kidnappings. Assassinations. A war for billions in cocaine profits. Leftist guerrillas looking for a piece of the action. If you’ve seen a movie with this stuff in it, there’s a good chance it was set in Colombia. Popular … [Read More...]

ISIS, Turkey And Oil – The Bigger Picture: Interview With Pelicourt

As the terrorist attack in Paris sparks worldwide fear of similar reprisals and a bloody shootout and hostage situation in a five-star Mali hotel exacerbates those concerns, global energy security reels under the pressure of unfathomable geopolitics. In an exclusive … [Read More...]

Saudi War Of Attrition With Russia’s Oil Industry

Russia's central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil. Russia sends 70 percent of its oil to Europe, but Saudi Arabia has been making inroads in the … [Read More...]

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Takes A Step Forward

For the first time in close to a century, mankind may be about to give serious attention to a technology that has the potential to be a true game-changer in transportation. Elon Musk famously proposed the idea of the Hyperloop a few years ago, and suggested it could … [Read More...]

Forget Vegas, Nevada Is Now About Reno And Lithium

Nevada is booming as new lithium companies rush in to stake out targets and massive business development gets underway, from Tesla to Amazon and Apple. As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the … [Read More...]

The Balance Between Creating and Taking

In reading this article it made me think about the difference between the views of Capitalism. Many people believe Capitalism is evil because it is based on greed and that involves scarce resources and taking what belongs to another. Others believe that Capitalism is … [Read More...]

Debt Limit Showdown: Obama Administration Ramps Up Pressure on Republican Allies

The Republican-controlled Congress faces some tough decisions in the days ahead. Who will they select to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House? Will they capitulate to the Obama administration’s demands for a no-strings-attached increase in the national … [Read More...]

Lithium Market Set To Explode – All Eyes Are On Nevada

While other commodities are collapsing in this market, lithium—the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war—is poised to explode, and going forward Nevada is emerging as the front line in this pending American lithium boom. Most of the world’s lithium … [Read More...]

The Fed’s Alice In Wonderland Economy – What’s Next?

By Nick Giambruno After the president of the United States, the most powerful person on the planet is the chairman of the Federal Reserve. Ask almost anyone on the street for the name of the U.S. president, and you’ll get a quick answer. But if you ask the … [Read More...]

Bloodbath in the Oil Patch

On September 10th the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA) reported a production decline in the Lower 48—essentially shale production—of 208,000 BOPD. That is a staggeringly enormous number, approximately 10 percent of the estimated global over-supply. … [Read More...]

Why Investors Cling to Hope Amid Stock Market Turmoil

History shows that many investors will hold stocks all the way down By Elliott Wave International I was watching financial television as the Dow Industrials fell 400-plus points on Sept. 1. Two market professionals were interviewed: Both said the big decline in … [Read More...]

Improving Your Investments with Decision Theory

By Jared Dillian If you’ve ever taken a decision theory class (I have, and it was awesome), this is the first thing you learn. Decision Theory You have a 50/50 chance of winning $10,000. You have P = 0.5 of getting $10,000 and P = 0.5 of getting 0. Or you can … [Read More...]

OPEC Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

"If you are the world's leading energy economy, you produce energy, that's what you do." "A government can stay irrational longer than it can stay solvent." "Even in the short term, you're dead, if you commit suicide." The first quote modifies a GEICO commercial … [Read More...]

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 U.S. Interestingly, the U.S. dollar also weakened. And bonds and gold are getting most … [Read More...]

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 not. However, without aiming to downplay the magnitude of the recession … [Read More...]