Why Oil Prices Must Go Up

February 19th, 2015

oilNick Cunningham:  It may be difficult to look beyond the current pricing environment for oil, but the depletion of low-cost reserves and the increasing inability to find major new discoveries ensures a future of expensive oil. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Today's Top News, World News

Gold: Value, Re-Propositioned

February 19th, 2015

GoldGary Tanashian:  Last weekend, in a segment titled Gold Obsession & Ephemeral States of Mind NFTRH 330 talked about a growing presence that seems to follow Martin Armstrong’s anti ‘gold promoters’ theme.  This theme seems to be – coming as it does in a gold bear market – something of a promotion itself; just as the over-the-top inflationist gold bug stuff was during the bull market. Read more…

Gold, Investing, Markets

Italy Responds To Islamic State Threat With Troops In The Streets

February 19th, 2015

ITALY-MAFIA-CRIME-DEFENCE-PARATROOPERSKurt Nimmo:  Italy plans to use police state tactics in an effort to head off a possible attack by the Islamic State. Read more…

Europe, Military and Police, World News

Global Insecurity Is Good for Gold

February 19th, 2015

WorldKevin Michael Grace:  International anxiety may be good for gold prices, as gold continues to have a place as a store of value in uncertain times, says Mike Niehuser of Scarsdale Securities. Lower energy prices and a stronger dollar may provide relief for precious metal miners, especially explorers and miners working outside the United States. Management teams that have been forced to adapt to survive should do well in an upturn Read more…

Economy, Gold, Investing, Mining, Precious Metals, Silver, Today's Top News

Gold And Silver: How To Take Advantage Of A Rising Happiness Index

February 18th, 2015

smilie face Happiness meterKevin Michael Grace:  The bottom is in, says Gwen Preston, founder of the Resource Maven, but the next bull market in gold hasn’t yet arrived. In this interview with theThe Gold Report, she argues that investors should concentrate on finding likely takeover targets and explains that these companies are often distinguished by strong investor and institutional backing. She identifies four such companies, as well as highlighting two exciting explorers and the one gold major best positioned for a robust recovery. Read more…

Gold, Investing, Silver, Stocks

Government In Action: The NSA’s Latest Attempt To Hack Your Computer

February 18th, 2015

NSA is WatchingTed Baumann:  Sometimes I wonder just how bad the news about government spying can get. The answer was in my inbox this morning. I quickly ran out of superlatives: Awful. Terrible. Appalling. Dreadful.

The article in question reported that for most of the last two decades, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been deliberately infecting the “firmware” that runs most common hard drives, including those made by Seagate, Western Digital, IBM, Toshiba, Samsung and Maxtor. There’s a 99% chance that the computer you’re using has one of those in it. Mine has four. Read more…

Government, Technology, Today's Top News

Obama Is Clueless When It Comes To ISIS

February 18th, 2015

Obama End is NearMichael Snyder:  The most savage group of Islamic terrorists that any of us have ever seen has taken over large portions of Iraq, Syria and Libya.  As they go along, they are gleefully beheading, crucifying and torching innocent civilians.  They believe that they are living in the end times, and that they are part of a great Islamic army that will defeat “the forces of Rome” and bring about a glorious new age during which Islam rules the entire planet.  Read more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird, World News

The Federal Government Demands Censorship On Social Media

February 18th, 2015

Censorship Social MediaKurt Nimmo:  Congress and the White House are leaning on Twitter to censor Islamic State posts on its network.

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, the chair of a House foreign affairs subcommittee on terrorism, has singled out Twitter for allowing supposed IS operatives to recruit and propagandize on the social media platform.

“This is the way (the Islamic State) is recruiting — they are getting people to leave their homelands and become fighters,” Poe said. Read more…

Government, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News, World News

Radius Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:RADB) Files To Delist With NASDAQ

February 18th, 2015

 

Radius Bancorp Inc.On February 12, 2015, in connection with its determination not to pursue at this time an initial public offering of its common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, Radius Bancorp Inc. notified The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC of the Company’s intent to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Form 25 Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration to delist and deregister the Shares Read more…

Material Events, Stocks, Technology, Today's Top News

Neothetics Inc (NASDAQ:NEOT) Board Approves Management Compensation

February 18th, 2015

Neothetics IncOn February 10, 2015, the Board of Directors of Neothetics Inc (NASDAQ:NEOT), upon recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board, approved (a) the 2015 base salaries , (b) 2015 target cash bonus program and amounts, expressed as a percentage of 2015 base salaries, and (c) grants of options to purchase shares of common stock Read more…

Healthcare, Material Events, Pharmaceuticals

American Spectrum Realty (NYSEMKT:AQQ) Subsidiary, Verdugo LLC, Files For Reorganization Relief Under Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Code

February 18th, 2015

Bankruptcy Court FileOn February 12, 2015, American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AQQ) filed a voluntary petition for the reorganization of one its subsidiaries, Verdugo, LLC under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  The filing docket number is Case No. 8:15-bk-10701-SC.  Verdugo filed the Voluntary Petition in response to foreclosure proceedings being instituted by D&A Semi-Annual Mortgage Fund III, L.P. subsidiary  Read more…

Material Events, Real Estate, Today's Top News

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Grexit

February 18th, 2015

Greece - Grexit:  One thing we did not expect from this ordeal was the bailout negotiations to be so short. Talks between Greece and eurozone officials was expected to go on well into the night. Instead, the talks ended in just a matter of hours (4 hours to be exact).

EU officials offered Greece a 6 month extension on current bailout plans. Greece refers to the deal as ‘absurd.’ EU officials respond by stating that they are willing to continue with negotiations whenever Greece is ready (ready to be more pragmatic and behave like adults). Now its really unclear whether or not talks will still continue. Read more…

Banking, Currency Wars, Economy, Europe, Government, Today's Top News, World News

The Next Real Estate Crash

February 18th, 2015

Real Estate CrashActing Man:  Real estate does not crash, it is real estate financing that crashes.

Easy sub-prime mortgages caused real estate prices to artificially appreciate, lack of even-more-sub-than-sub-prime financing caused prices to come back down.  Real estate did not crash, the sub-prime mortgage market did.  During the RTC era, deregulation allowed the S&Ls to lend and participate in all kinds of unsound projects.  Re-regulation shut down the madness. Read more…

Consumer, Economy, Government, Investing, Markets, Real Estate, Today's Top News

European Financial Meltdown: Greece Rejects Bailout Deal

February 17th, 2015

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Michael Snyder:  Europe is on the verge of a horrifying financial meltdown, and there are only a few short weeks left to avert total disaster.  On Monday, talks that were supposed to bring about yet another temporary “resolution” to the Greek debt crisis completely fell apart.  The new Greek government has entirely rejected the idea of a six month extension of the current bailout. Read more…

Banking, Currency Wars, Economy, Europe, Government, Today's Top News, World News

50 Shades Of Grey: Bondage And Sexual Domination Go Mainstream

February 17th, 2015

Fifty Shades Of GreyMichael Snyder:  The most popular movie in America is about bondage, sexual domination and violent sex.  Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-selling novel about a sexually abusive relationship between an extremely wealthy businessman and a young female college student, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide since it was first released.  Read more…

Consumer, Entertainment, Today's Top News

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