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Economy

Somebody Blinked   »

It was not the IMF and it wasn’t the ECB or the Eurozone or the Germans. The game of EU chicken was coming down the very wire and if something…

May 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Problems with Global Productivity $ »

There have been plenty of stories pointing out that productivity levels have been falling in the US and Europe as well as Japan and there have been plenty of theories…

May 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Keep an Eye on India Weather Pattern. »

Many of you have trading partners in India, you need to keep an eye on the weather there. A heat wave has set up over large swaths of the country…

May 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Top Stories

China Row Growing over Spratley Island. $ »

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It’s all over CNN, because they had a reporter on-board a US surveillance plane that was threatened 8 times by…

May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The Quiet Disaster About to Beset Nepal $ »

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  Most of you have seen or heard about the devastating second 7.3 earthquake that hit Nepal overnight. Although not…

May 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Q1 GDP Miss »

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We’ve been warning you about Q1 GDP multiple times (just about every week) using the Atlanta Fed GDPNow estimates. The…

May 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Saudi Arabia Wields the Crude Oil Sword. $ »

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When your enemies get the majority of their GDP from oil and you sit on top of a mound of…

Apr 17 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Chinese Export Shockwave. $ »

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The markets shrugged it off yesterday, but Chinese export activity in March sent a shockwave through us yesterday. Everyone expected…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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Geopolitics

IMF Wades Right in »

There are times that one can see just how irritated the IMF has been with the US. The truth is that the US and the IMF have not often seen eye-to-eye as this is an organization that has been dominated by the Europeans for more…

May 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

No End in Sight as Far as ISIS Growth »

It has been reported that ISIS now controls over half of Syria and has just seized Palmyra – an ancient historical city than many fear will now be destroyed utterly by the new occupiers. The half of Syria that ISIS controls is mostly desert and…

May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

China Row Growing over Spratley Island. $ »

spratley

It’s all over CNN, because they had a reporter on-board a US surveillance plane that was threatened 8 times by Chinese navy officials to get out of their airspace. The problem is, the international community doesn’t recognize the area as being China’s. We have covered…

May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Zuma Mired in Scandal and South Africa Suffers  »

The South African economy should be the engine for at least the southern sections of Africa if not the whole of the continent but that has never quite developed and maybe never will. This is the Brazil of Africa – the country of the future…

May 14 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Raw Materials

Gasoline and Diesel Prices Gaining on 2014. »

For the majority of 2015, year-over-year gas and diesel prices have been consistently $1.00 a gallon higher than they were last year. The latest report…

May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Industrial Metals Performing Better. »

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When we look at the industrial metals complex, we can see some stronger performance in some of the metals. The entire industrial metals group is…

May 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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