LATEST NEWS: Citi: Oil Could Plunge to $20, and This Might Be 'the End of OPEC'

The recent surge in oil prices is just a “head-fake,” and oil as cheap as $20 a barrel may soon be on the way, Citigroup said in a report on Monday as it lowered its forecast for crude. Despite global declines in spending that have driven up oil prices in recent weeks, oil production in the U.S. is […]

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LATEST NEWS: We Just Witnessed The Worst Week For Global Financial Markets In 3 Years

Is this the start of the next major financial crisis?  The nightmarish collapse of the price of oil is creating panic in financial markets all over the planet.  On June 16th, U.S. oil was trading at a price of $107.52.  Since then, it has fallen by almost 50 dollars in less than 6 months. continue […]

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LATEST NEWS : Global Equities Fall on Signs of Europe Weakness, Russia

U.S. stocks followed European equities lower amid growing signs of economic weakness in the euro area and rising tensions over Ukraine. Treasuries rose as investors weighed American labor data. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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LATEST NEWS : We Are So Not Prepared For Another Oil Shock

In one sense, energy doesn’t matter all that much to what’s coming. Once debt reaches a certain level, oil can be $10 a barrel or $200, and either way we’re in trouble. But the cost of energy can still play a role in the timing and shape of the next financial crisis. The housing/derivatives bubble […]

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Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse?

It’s nerve-wracking to live in the historical moment of an epic turning point, especially when the great groaning garbage barge of late industrial civilization doesn’t turn quickly where you know it must, and you are left feeling naked and ashamed with your dark worldview, your careful preparations for a difficult future, and your scornful or […]

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Gold Bulls Boost Bets Amid Longest Rally Since 2012: Commodities

“Hedge funds got more bullish on gold for a fourth straight week before prices capped the longest rally in 16 months on mounting global growth concerns. The net-long position in gold climbed 0.2 percent to 43,353 futures and options in the week ended Jan. 21, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show. Long wagers declined 0.2 percent, […]

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Gold sets fifth straight weekly gain; ends $1,264

Gold settled higher on Friday as the dollar whipsawed and a global flight from emerging market assets set global stock markets on course for their worst week so far in 2014. The U.S. currency remained wobbly after registering its biggest one-day drop in three months on Thursday. Spot gold hovered near $1,265 an ounce, retreating after […]

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Who Really Makes The Most Money

Of the 25 companies with the largest corporate profits in the world, banking, energy and technology firms are absolutely ranking it in. Collectively, they made $567,856,000,000 in 2012 alone. And that’s only 25 of the most profitable companies in the world. Let’s put all that cash into perspective. That enough money to … continue reading at goldsilver.com […]

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The Last “Hard Money” President

I never met President John F. Kennedy. I was all of 5 years old when the man was elected U.S. president in 1960. I was eight years old when he died in 1963, 50 years ago. I saw President Kennedy one time. It was 1962, I believe. I was about 7 years old. Kennedy was […]

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Iran Agrees to Deal With Powers to Curb Nuclear Work

Iran’s accord with world powers to limit its nuclear program in exchange for as much as $7 billion in relief from sanctions left Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani the task of selling the deal to critics. By agreeing to curtail its nuclear activities, Iran won an easing of certain sanctions on oil, auto parts, gold and precious metals […]

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