Are US Drillers Actually Making A Comeback?

May 20th, 2015

Oil WorkerNick Cunningham:  Is US shale about to make a comeback?

Oil prices have rebounded strongly since March. The benchmark WTI prices soared by more than 36 percent in two months, and Brent has jumped by more than 25 percent. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Oil Wars

Five Major Banks To Plead Guilty To Rigging Currency Markets

May 18th, 2015

Kurt Nimmo:  Five major international banks are expected to plead guilty as soon as next week to criminal charges in the US related to their deliberate manipulation of global foreign exchange markets, which allowed them to rake in billions of dollars at the expense of retirees, university endowments and municipalities. Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Government, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

79 Members Of Congress Have Been In Office For At Least 20 Years

May 18th, 2015

Washington US Capitol close upMichael Snyder:  No wonder Washington never changes – 79 members of Congress have been there since Bill Clinton’s first term in the White House.  This list includes names such as Reid, Feinstein, McConnell, McCain, Pelosi, Boehner, Rangel and Boxer.  Read more…

Economy, Government, News Of The Weird, Politics, Today's Top News

The Next Gold Bull Market Starts Before October

May 18th, 2015

Gold BullJeff Clark:  I’m going out on a limb: I think the next bull phase in the gold market gets underway before October.


China. Read more…

Banking, China, Gold, Stock Market, World News

Exchange-Traded Funds Prepare For A ‘Liquidity Crisis’ And A ‘Market Meltdown’

May 18th, 2015

currency dollar and manMichael Snyder:  Some really weird things are happening in the financial world right now.  If you go back to 2008, there was lots of turmoil bubbling just underneath the surface during the months leading up to the great stock market crash in the second half of that year.  Read more…

Banking, Economy, ETF, Markets, Stock Market, Stocks

No Money, No Growth

May 17th, 2015

fiat-moneyJohn Rubino:  Last August, the US Fed stopped creating new currency out of thin air and dumping it into the banking system.

Which is another way of saying the US money supply stopped growing. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation/Deflation, Markets

Economist on Gold – A Dissection

May 17th, 2015

Gold Bars:  In early May, the Economist has published an editorial on gold, ominously entitled “Buried”. We wanted to comment on it earlier already, but never seemed to get around to it. It is still worth doing so for a number of reasons. Read more…

Economy, Gold, Investing, Markets, Stock Market

NBC News Confirms Obama Lied About Bin Laden Raid

May 14th, 2015

Obama LiesMac Slavo:  Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Samuel Hersh claimed yesterday that the Obama administration lied to the American people about certain aspects aspects of the 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. Read more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News, World News

Surprise! Strong Swiss Franc Fails to Sink Economy

May 14th, 2015

Swiss National Bank:  We feel absolutely certain that the people running the SNB won’t be convinced by any evidence, whether theoretical or empirical, that puts their misguided assessment of the alleged dangers of “deflation” and a strong currency into doubt. Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Europe, Inflation/Deflation, World News

7 Charts That Show Gold Nearing A Key Pivot Point

May 13th, 2015

Gold IRA chart:  As usual, we look at gold from different angles. If anything, it becomes clear that the precious metals market is nearing a pivotal point.

We cannot be sure in which direction this will resolve, we can only keep on monitoring the developments in the weeks and months ahead until we see a trend. Read more…

Currency, Gold, Markets, Precious Metals, Silver

US Nearing Recession, Dollar Falling Hard

May 13th, 2015

currency-collapse1-1John Rubino:  The dollar soars by a record amount versus the euro and the yen in 2014. And economists predict strong growth in 2015. Really? Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy

The Worst Water Crisis In The History Of The U.S. Is Heating Up!

May 13th, 2015

water droughtMichael Snyder:  What are we going to do once all the water is gone?  Thanks to the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, the western third of the country is facing the greatest water crisis that the United States has ever seen.  Read more…

Agriculture, Economy, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

Frontier Communications Corp Election Of Directors Results

May 13th, 2015

Frontier Communications CorpFrontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) held its 2015 Annual Meeting of the Stockholders on May 13, 2015.   Read more…

Material Events

Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On U.S. Shale

May 13th, 2015

Oil 6James Stafford:  Saudi Arabia continues to ratchet up production, taking market share away from U.S. shale producers. Read more…

Crude Oil, Markets, Oil Wars, World News

Productivity Crashes While Labor Cost Surges In Q1 2015

May 12th, 2015

down arrowAndre Sealy:  What better time to elaborate on my last blog post about labor cost and productivity than to discuss the recent productivity report. Read more…

Economy, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

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