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It’s Official Now – Brazil is in Recession  »

The year has not gotten off to a very good start in Brazil and it has become progressively worse with each passing month. The approval ratings for President Dilma Rousseff…

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Critics Emerge Vindicated $ »

As one would expect not everyone jumps on the latest bandwagon and that is certainly the case when it comes to investment strategies. During the frantic run-up in enthusiasm for…

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Eurozone Economic Sentiment Hits 4-Year High. $ »

The Eurozone economic sentiment survey conducted by the European Commission just hit a four year high, hitting an index reading of 104.2, up just slightly from 104 in July. Analysts…

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Top Stories

Migrant Issue Threatens to Overwhelm a Fragile Europe $ »

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For nearly a decade the Middle East and North Africa have been deteriorating but nothing matches the accelerated pace of…

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Does China Have Options?  $ »

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Of course they do. Part of the challenge right now is that China never acts the way that other nations…

Aug 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

July Takes a Turn Downward in Transportation Demand. $ »

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The TranSystems Transportation Activity Index report for July was released this week, and we saw month-over-month and year-over-year weakness across…

Aug 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Oil Prices Get Whacked – Headed for $30? $ »

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Chris and I both hit the Yuan devaluation pretty hard, you get it. There are a couple of things that…

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Two Reasons Not to Panic and Two Reasons to Panic a Little  $ »

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The first thing to note is that China is still, after all, a developing country. Revaluing currency is common and…

Aug 12 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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Geopolitics

Migrant Issue Threatens to Overwhelm a Fragile Europe $ »

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For nearly a decade the Middle East and North Africa have been deteriorating but nothing matches the accelerated pace of chaos that threatens to engulf a Europe without the resources to cope. Tens of thousands of desperate refugees are flooding into the southern states of…

Aug 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Saudi Troops in Yemen. »

For the first time since fighting broke out between Saudi Arabia and Yemen Iran-backed Houthi Rebels, Saudi troops have put real boots on the ground in Yemen. The action was not broadcast widely, at least none of the prominent US media sites were giving it…

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China September 3rd Military Parade will be Massive. »

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We don’t get too many of these in the United States, but China will host a massive military parade in Beijing on September 3rd to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The government has accepted more than “850,000 voluntary residents”…

Aug 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Keeping an Eye on Egypt. $ »

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It has gone largely unnoticed, but there have been a string of bombings in Egypt that are not from the Muslim Brotherhood as many would suspect, they have been claimed by the Islamic State (IS). A small group of jihadist has claimed responsibility, and allegiance,…

Aug 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Raw Materials

The Long and Short on Commodities. »

We are pulling the copper chart from the Nasdaq just to prove a quick point.  Be careful when hearing people talk about a rally in…

Aug 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Saudi Troops in Yemen = Oil Spike. »

You have heard us talk about the price of crude oil being pegged to the Trade Weighted US dollar index. There is a relationship between…

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