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Eurozone Consumer Confidence Improves Across the Board. $

Good news travels fast when it comes to economics. Lower gas prices and an improving jobs market in many European countries helped to push their consumer sentiment figures…

Chinese Manufacturing PMI Grows in February. $

The HSBC PMI estimate (which primarily covers the smaller, non-multinational firms) came in at 50.1 in February. That was slightly higher than the 49.7 from January and higher…

Top Stories

Shocking Note about Oil and Where it Could Go. $

Shocking Note about Oil and Where it Could Go.  $

This isn’t one of the shock figures of $10 a barrel based on whims and…

Winter Ending + Ukraine + Europe = Problems $

Winter Ending + Ukraine + Europe = Problems    $

    We are throwing this in the “rumor and raw intel” section because it…

Student Loan Debt Hits $1.16 Trillion. $

Student Loan Debt Hits $1.16 Trillion.   $

There really isn’t much to discuss when it comes to the student loan debt that…

UN Says Yemen “Collapsing” and Why You Should Care. $

UN Says Yemen “Collapsing” and Why You Should Care.   $

Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki Moon said on Thursday that the crisis in…

Geopolitics

Update on the ISIL Threat in the US. $

We get updates from the FBI on public issues that they want the average citizen to be aware of (you can subscribe to that feed as well). Once…

Does it Get any More Absurd than this?

Since the 9-11 attacks on the US the most consistent mantra recited by every politician is that the US must spare no effort to ensure the safety of…

Winter Ending + Ukraine + Europe = Problems $

Winter Ending + Ukraine + Europe = Problems    $

    We are throwing this in the “rumor and raw intel” section because it is speculation on our behalf.   There is a weak cease-fire in Ukraine…

Next Front for Extremism is Libya $

The events of the last year are almost enough to make people nostalgic for the days of Saddam Hussein, Hafez al-Assad and Muammar Quadaffi. The chaos of today…

Raw Materials

Pork Prices Continue to Stay Lower.

Pork prices have moved from 4 year highs to 4 year lows in just about six months. Viruses early last year…

Remember the Palladium Story? $

We just wanted to give you an update on Palladium prices – the primary metal used in catalytic converters (we wrote…

Shocking Note about Oil and Where it Could Go. $

Shocking Note about Oil and Where it Could Go.  $

This isn’t one of the shock figures of $10 a barrel based on whims and gut feelings or the prediction that…