Auto Safety Trends

There's no doubt that cars are safer today than they used to be. In 1970 there were 25 automobile fatalities per 100,000 people in the United States according to Wikipedia. In 2014 that number had shrunk to 10 per 100,000 even though the number of … [Read more...]

Mish on Oil, Lithium, Uber and More

Has oil seen the bottom? Where oil will be by Christmas 2016? Are lower oil prices a boon or bane for the economy? Will Electric Cars and Uber hurt or stimulate the economy?  In an exclusive interview, Oilprice.com talked to  award-winning economic … [Read more...]

Trump Reaches Magic Number of Delegates

On Thursday May 26th, the Associated Press announced that Billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the magic number of delegates necessary to clinch his party's nomination. The development comes after a small number … [Read more...]

Oil Won’t Stage A Serious Rebound Until…

Oil prices have shown signs of life over the past few weeks, as production declines in the U.S. raise expectations that the market is starting to adjust. As a result, Brent crude recently surpassed $40 per barrel for the first time in months. A … [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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]