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How To Play A Recovery In Oil Prices?

How To Play A Recovery In Oil Prices?

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Finance

The Stock Market As Propaganda

The Stock Market As Propaganda

Mar 16, 2010 at 18:47 | Charles Hugh Smith

Since 91% of stocks are owned by the Plutocracy, the much-ballyhooed rise in the stock market as proof the recession is over is perception management/ propaganda. The 75%…

Shipping Indices Highlight a Potential Commodities Sell Off

Shipping Indices Highlight a Potential Commodities Sell Off

Mar 12, 2010 at 15:34 | Dave Forest

The China Containerized Freight Index has bee-lined upward in 2010. The index tracks shipping prices for goods sailing from China to 11 different regions around the world. Between January…

The Debt Potato

The Debt Potato

Mar 11, 2010 at 18:50 | Dave Forest

The past year has been all about shifting debt. The financial crisis drove American homeowners into debt. Homeowners defaulted on their loans (or threatened to), driving the banks into debt.…

What is the Biggest Question in the Markets Right Now?

What is the Biggest Question in the Markets Right Now?

Mar 11, 2010 at 15:24 | Christopher Laird

Now that the S&P rallied over 60 pct since last March 2009, and pretty much all other markets except housing and real estate have also rallied (anything connected to financial…

A Bull Market Requires a Healthy Consumer Underneath

A Bull Market Requires a Healthy Consumer Underneath

Mar 09, 2010 at 15:26 | Michael Pento

A year ago this week the stock market hit its nefarious 666 level on the S&P 500. Since that historic day, we have enjoyed a 68% appreciation in equities from…

U.S. Jobs Data Propels Crude Oil Above $80 a Barrel

U.S. Jobs Data Propels Crude Oil Above $80 a Barrel

Mar 05, 2010 at 22:52 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 03/01/2010 to 03/05/2010. Jobs data indicating that U.S. economic recovery might be picking up steam finally pushed crude oil futures decisively over the stubborn $80 a…

Is the Dollar Really Safer Than the Euro?

Is the Dollar Really Safer Than the Euro?

Mar 04, 2010 at 13:36 | Michael Pento

The European currency has depreciated dramatically against the US dollar in the past few months, falling from over $1.50 on December 1st to $1.35 today. The move has caused many…

Why the Euro Might Devolve into Euro1 and Euro2

Why the Euro Might Devolve into Euro1 and Euro2

Mar 02, 2010 at 21:38 | Charles Hugh Smith

The euro as presently configured is doomed due to structural imbalances between mercantilist and consumer nations. A "euro1 and euro2" system would allow a face-saving demise to euroland's single currency.…

Chinese Shipping Indices go Ballistic as Wave of Exports Leave China

Chinese Shipping Indices go Ballistic as Wave of Exports Leave China

Mar 01, 2010 at 16:48 | Dave Forest

There are a lot of ships sailing around China these days. As I've discussed several times over the past weeks, Chinese shipping indices have gone ballistic. The China Containerized Freight…

Seismic Activity in Japanese Commodity Markets

Seismic Activity in Japanese Commodity Markets

Feb 26, 2010 at 01:58 | Dave Forest

There has been some unusual action on the Japanese commodities markets that demands a comment. I mentioned earlier this week that over the last two weeks the Japanese have revved…

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