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Friday Brings Another Market Mover

January 30th, 2015

American FlagChris Ciovacco:  The U.S. stock market remains in a bullish posture, but the term vulnerable applies. Friday’s GDP report will test those vulnerabilities. Read more…

Economy, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

Market Scenarios: Winners And Losers

January 30th, 2015

Stock MarketsChris Ciovacco:  The slow growth/low inflation story gained additional traction Tuesday when durable goods orders came in well below expectations. From The Wall Street Journal:

U.S. businesses broadly cut capital spending in the final months of 2014, raising red flags about the economy’s ability to sustain momentum amid troubles around the globe. Read more…

Bonds, Currency, Economy, Investing, Stocks

Increasing Demand For Refined Products Will Increase Oil Prices

January 29th, 2015

oilDan Steffens:  In last week’s article I posted a chart from the International Energy Agency’s recent Oil Market Report that shows global demand for refined products catching up to supply by the 3rd quarter of this year. My opinion is that all of the analysts who are now blaming the sharp drop in oil prices on a “glut” of supply could change their tune quickly as consumers adjust to lower fuel costs. Just as higher costs reduce Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Energy, World News

Oil Wars: Teetering On The Edge Of Economic Disaster

January 29th, 2015

Oil WarMac Salvo:  With the price of oil hovering around $44 and U.S. oil inventories at record highs the general consensus is that the economy will soon see a boost in consumer spending as Americans will take their gas savings and spend it at retail stores.

But there’s a lot more going on with oil on a geo-political scale than can be pumped into a 30-second propaganda soundbite from financial pundits and talking heads. While lower prices may seem Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Economy, Government, Today's Top News

Michael Waring Is Not Worried About The Energy Downturn And Looks At Companies Most Likely To Succeed

January 29th, 2015

Renewable EnergyTom Armistead:  With oil and gas prices down, it’s time to cull the herd, sell marginal producers and double down on the strong ones in your portfolio, says Michael Waring, founder of Galileo Global Equity Advisors Inc. In this interview with The Energy Report, Waring explains that this kind of correction happens every 10 years in this space. It presents opportunities for companies to improve and investors to profit—and he names four companies he considers most likely to succeed. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Energy, Natural Gas

Why The Global Elites Are Buying Up Secret Hideaways

January 29th, 2015

MansionPaul Joseph Watson:  This week’s revelation that the wealthy are purchasing secret hideaways in remote locations in order to escape social upheaval and possible riots is the culmination of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s warning that a worldwide “political awakening” is serving to derail the move towards further global centralization of power. Read more…

Economy, Investing, News Of The Weird

21 Year Old Store Clerk Killed By An Illegal That The FEDs Failed To Deport

January 28th, 2015

Apolinar AltamiranoAdan Salazar:  Federal authorities had previously declined to immediately deport an illegal alien now accused of shooting a convenient store clerk to death in Arizona, instead opting to release him on bond, reports allege.

Agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement decided against deporting 29-year-old Apolinar Altamirano in 2013 after he committed a burglary related offense. Read more…

Economy, Government, Retail

Housing Market Looks to Millenials

January 28th, 2015

homeownersRodney Johnson:  Housing starts in the U.S. were up 8.8% in 2014. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that the growth rate in 2014 was slower than 2013 and 2012. But that’s OK, because home builders are optimistic that 2015 will be fabulous!

They estimate single-family construction starts will zoom ahead by Read more…

Economy, Investing, Real Estate

Ukraine’s Great Energy Deception

January 28th, 2015

gas-pipelineRobert Bensh:  The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite of the reality, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is leading the great deception.  Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Europe, Government, Natural Gas, Russia, World News

Oil Crash: Why Our Economy Will Get Progressively Worse

January 27th, 2015

Oil-Price-CrashMichael Snyder:  We are really starting to see the price of oil weigh very heavily on the economy and on the stock market.  On Tuesday, the Dow was down 291 points, and the primary reason for the decline was disappointing corporate sales numbers.  For example, heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is blaming the “dramatic decline in the price of oil” for much lower than anticipated sales during the fourth quarter of 2015.  Even though Caterpillar is not Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Investing, Today's Top News

Global Geopolitics And The Oil Price Plunge

January 27th, 2015

Global GeopoliticsAndrew Topf:  In a documentary that aired recently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular The Fifth Estate program, an allegory of Vladimir Putin was presented. The wily Russian president was described growing up in a shabby St. Petersburg apartment, where he would often corner rats. Read more…

Currency, Economy, Russia, World News

From Inside Moscow: Gold During The Crisis

January 27th, 2015

RussiaLouis James:  Editor’s Note: Dmitriy Balkovskiy is a Russian coin dealer in Moscow we’ve interviewed before. Since the ruble’s crash, he’s witnessed some interesting developments in his country, so we asked him for an update. Read more…

Currency, Economy, Gold, Russia, Silver, World News

Syriza Takes The Austerity Fight To Banksters After Major Win In Greece

January 26th, 2015

GreeceKurt Nimmo:  British Prime Minister David Cameron has reacted to the Greek election and the rejection of globalist austerity measures by saying the victory of Syriza in the Greek general election over the weekend will “increase economic uncertainty across Europe.” Read more…

Banking, Economy, Europe, World News

Syriza, ‘Radical Leftists’ Win In Greece, Is This The Beginning Of The End For The Eurozone?

January 26th, 2015

Euro Doom FlagMichael Snyder:  Radical leftists have been catapulted to power in Greece, and that means that the European financial crisis has just entered a dangerous new phase.  Syriza, which is actually an acronym for “Coalition of the Radical Left” in Greek, has 36 percent of the total vote with approximately 80 percent of the polling stations reporting.  The current governing party, New Democracy, only has 28 percent of the vote.  Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras is promising to Read more…

Banking, Currency, Economy, Europe, Government

Gold And Silver Strengthen As The Global Currency Wars Continue

January 26th, 2015

Stock Market WatchMike Gleason:  European central bankers brought out their monetary bazookas and vowed to load them with more than a trillion euros. That’s the total size of the quantitative easing program announced on Thursday by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi. The 60 billion euro (or $68 billion) per month bond-buying campaign aims to revive price inflation and stimulate nominal economic growth in the Eurozone. Read more…

Banking, Currency Wars, Economy, Europe, Gold, World News

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