"Energy Dominance," what does it mean? Decoding a Fashionable Slogan

"Energy Dominance," what does it mean? Decoding a Fashionable Slogan

Now, I know for a fact that American energy dominance is within our grasp as a nation.” Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior (source) "All Warfare is Based on Deception" Sun Tzu, "The Art of War" By Ugo Bardi 01/07/2019 Over nearly a half-century, since the time of Richard Nixon, American presidents have proclaimed the need for "energy [...] Read more

Azeri state fund to boost share of gold in its holdings this year

By Nailia Bagirova; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Dale Hudson, Reuters 01/10/2019 Azeri state oil fund SOFAZ said on Thursday that it plans to increase the share of gold in its holdings to 10 percent this year from 5 percent at the end of 2018. SOFAZ, which has been buying gold since 2012, holds the former Soviet country's proceeds from oil [...] Read more

Monday Musings on Monetization and Markets (or Fundamentals Don't Matter, Liquidity Does)

By Chris Hamilton 01/06/2019 Being I'm not an economist nor associated with any financial or investment institutions nor do I have anything for you (dear reader) to buy or sell, I have total freedom to say what I please and freedom to share what I see. In that spirit, I round back on the Federal Reserves balance sheet versus the curious case of [...] Read more

Yellow vests...or No such thing as new; By Jerusalem Post (sponsored)

By ELIEZER KOTLIAR 01/8/2019 It Is Time To Say The Truth About Ukraine Now is a good time to ponder whether there are any winners as result of the so called “revolution of dignity”. The situation in Ukraine continues to stay in the front pages of the global media. The upcoming five-year anniversary of the tragic events in the Independence Square [...] Read more

What Will Cause The Next Recession?

By Lance Roberts 01/10/2019 J. Bradford Delong wrote a very interesting article discussing the trigger for the next recession. “Three of the last four US recessions stemmed from unforeseen shocks in financial markets. Most likely, the next downturn will be no different: the revelation of some underlying weakness will trigger a retrenchment of [...] Read more

Here’s Where the Next Crisis Starts

Here’s Where the Next Crisis Starts

BY JAMES RICKARDS 01/08/2019 The case for a pending financial collapse is well grounded. Financial crises occur on a regular basis including 1987, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2007-08. That averages out to about once every five years for the past thirty years. There has not been a financial crisis for ten years so the world is overdue. It’s also the case [...] Read more

The EU in 2019 – the Problem of Survival

By Rostislav Ishchenkо Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard 01/09/2019 The European Union enters 2019 with a mass of unresolved problems, in addition to being torn apart by the most severe contradictions… The first and main problem is that the EU was created as one of the mechanisms of the US’ control over Western Europe. Without the [...] Read more

Tanzania's Magufuli wants central bank to buy gold as part of its reserves

Tanzania's Magufuli wants central bank to buy gold as part of its reserves

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli. (Image: Screenshot from Global1 News Network video, via YouTube.) By Nuzulack Dausen; Writing by Omar Mohammed; Editing by Katharine Houreld and Toby Chopra, Reuters 01/09/2019 Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Wednesday the central bank should start buying the country's gold to curb smuggling and build [...] Read more

China Won’t Be Taking Over

China Won’t Be Taking Over

Pablo Picasso Massacre in Korea 1951 By Raúl Ilargi Meijer 01/09/2019 In the New Year, after a close to the old one that was sort of terrible for our zombie markets, do prepare for a whole lot of stories about China (on top of Brexit and Yellow Vests and many more windmills fighting the Donald). And don’t count on too many positive ones that don’t [...] Read more

Warning: This Stock Market Rig is Going to End Terribly

By Graham Summers 01/09/2019 This is getting old. The PPT is now juicing Oil higher, because doing so relieves stress in the junk bond market (a large percentage of junk bond issuers are shale companies that require higher Oil prices to be profitable). This, in turn, is sending a “all clear” signal to stocks, inducing algos to buy [...] Read more

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