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China Likely to Face More Steel Tariffs  $

China Likely to Face More Steel Tariffs  $

After years of threats, the US finally took drastic action and imposed 500% tariffs on steel coming to the US from China. This is in reaction to what has appeared…

How Quickly Fortunes Change. $

How Quickly Fortunes Change.  $

I grew up on Sears. Some of my earliest memories with my grandparents were going downtown to a little bitty Sears store where they would shop for items in the…

Is Foreign Trade Worth the Fuss? $

Is Foreign Trade Worth the Fuss?   $

  Trade was never intended to be a system that “floats all boats”. The theories that explain trade all start with the assumption that every society has its strengths and…

Brexit as a Symptom of Something Much Bigger $

Brexit as a Symptom of Something Much Bigger   $

  We have written until (frankly) we are bored with the potential Brexit…and you know the story already.  Brits will vote on June 23rd to stay in the European Union…

Something Different Today.

Something Different Today.

  This has been a week in which we (Chris and I) have been hit with a number of “futurist” influences. It seems like every futurist came out of the…

If You Blinked, You Missed It.

If You Blinked, You Missed It.

We had our first tropical system of the year being watched in the Eastern Pacific region off the coast of Mexico.  It was interesting to watch the area over the…

Be Careful Looking at Port Data at the Moment. $

Be Careful Looking at Port Data at the Moment.   $

We had a note from someone who sent a wave of panic through a client of ours.  It showed that port volumes in the Long Beach area were down 22%…

Oil Prices Continue to Rise – the Impact. $

Oil Prices Continue to Rise – the Impact.    $

The sustained rise in oil prices is seemingly going to continue, with prices expected to be at or remain near $50 a barrel perhaps through the rest of Q2, rising…

Global Sugar Prices and Supply Chains Coming Under Transition and Change. $

Global Sugar Prices and Supply Chains Coming Under Transition and Change.   $

There is a global scramble on for analysts to figure out what a series of changes in the sugar market could mean for the global community. Sugar has been one…

RAF Typhoons Intercept 5 Russian Aircraft. $

RAF Typhoons Intercept 5 Russian Aircraft.   $

It’s just the latest in a wave of incursions by Russian aircraft into areas around the Baltic Sea that has the world a little rattled. We would point to the…

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