Shale oil production in the U.S. can be stopped

By Natalia Dembinskaya, MOSCOW, RIA Novosti 06/10/2019 In an effort to increase oil production, American shale oil shale is flaring more and more associated gas. During the year, the volumes of blue fuel burned without any use doubled and reached a record level of 18.7 million cubic meters per day. Many companies have already exceeded the legal [...] Read more

Something Huge Just Happened In Europe

BY JOHN RUBINO 06/09/2019 Critics of modern monetary policy have been predicting that the day would come when a central bank would cut interest rates (or at least promise to), and the financial markets, instead of throwing a party, would fall. Then it would be game over for easy money. This has yet to happen in the US. Both when the Fed stopped [...] Read more


By Egon von Greyerz 05/24/2019 The massive explosion of wealth in the world could be a sign of general prosperity but that is certainly very far from the truth. The printed money and credit expansion has only benefited a very small minority. The gap between the rich and the poor is getting ever wider but it will soon shrink dramatically. The [...] Read more

A ‘’Gusher Of Red Ink’’ For U.S. Shale

A ‘’Gusher Of Red Ink’’ For U.S. Shale

By Nick Cunningham 06/06/2019 Oil prices are off more about 20 percent in the last two weeks on growing fears of a brewing economic recession. Commodities of all types have been hammered by the pessimism. “Fear of global economic growth slowing,” said Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), according to [...] Read more

Credit Bubble Bulletin: Horde of Jumbo Bazookas

By Doug Noland 06/08/2019 “Stocks Eye Best Week of 2019 on ‘Powell Put’ Bets,” read the Friday Bloomberg headline. By the close of Friday trading, the S&P500 had posted a gain of 4.4% (“best week since November”). Also from Bloomberg: “Fed Watchers Say a July Rate Cut Is In Play, June Not Likely.” Markets now price in a 25% probability of a [...] Read more

This 50-year chart shows just how undervalued commodities are

This 50-year chart shows just how undervalued commodities are

By Frik Els 06/08/2019 US stock markets just enjoyed their best week of the year on speculation that the Federal Reserve would once again ride to the rescue of equities and inflate asset prices by cutting rates. The S&P 500 index is sporting double digit percentage gains so far this year. Meanwhile, the S&P GSCI All Commodities index is [...] Read more

The State of the Economy

By Paul Craig Roberts 06/06/2019 The story line is going out that the economic boom is weakening and the Federal Reserve has to get the printing press running again. The Fed uses the money to purchase bonds, which drives up the prices of bonds and lowers the interest rate. The theory is that the lower interest rate encourages consumer spending and [...] Read more

Gold Tests Resistance – Again. Will The Sixth Time Be The Charm?

BY JOHN RUBINO 06/06/2019 Here we go again. After a couple of big trading sessions, gold – for the sixth time in five years – is approaching the $1,350-ish level that has, each previous time, stopped it cold. It looks like fundamentals, including the Fed’s capitulation to choppy stock markets and trade-war related economic uncertainties, are [...] Read more

US: Orders for trucks continue to fall - more than a three-fold drop

By alexsword 06/06/2019 How does the preparation for "reindustrialization of the U.S." and "make america great again" look like among U.S. freight forwarders? And it does not look very convincing: In May, orders for Class 8 trucks (the main workhorse) were reduced for the 7th month in a row. In May, compared to May last year, the reduction was 70% [...] Read more

Aftermath: Interview with James Rickards

Aftermath: Interview with James Rickards

By: R. Christopher Whalen 06/05/2019 New York | Last week in The Institutional Risk Analyst, we gave you a taste of today’s interview with author and consultant Jim Rickards to talk about his latest book, “Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos.” As usual, Jim has a commanding view of the ebb and flow of the global [...] Read more

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