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Oil Futures Plunge, Bond Markets Vote America (Alert)

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:53 | Dave Forest

February 5, 2010. Statsweeper registered alerts across the entire WTI oil futures complex yesterday. Prices fell dramatically, with all six of the nearest contracts down over…

Government Intent on Curbing Speculation and Contract Ownership in Energy Markets

Feb 03, 2010 at 05:37 | Editorial Dept

Increasingly, it would seem the government is intent on curbing speculation and contract ownership of core commodities.  Starting last summer, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, began to debate…

A Mortally Wounded Private Sector

Feb 02, 2010 at 17:01 | Michael Pento

The President’s 2011 budget proposal was so outrageously egregious that Obama had to hold a special conference on Monday just to spin the news. The scope of the proposed budget…

Energy prices sink lower despite strong GDP growth

Jan 29, 2010 at 22:39 | Darrell Delamaide

Crude oil futures slipped below $73 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate late Friday as a temporary boost from strong GDP figures failed to last and let prices sink to…

Save The Middle Class While Fixing the Banks for Good

Jan 29, 2010 at 16:22 | Michael Pento

While I’m disgusted with the level of banker’s bonuses and with the obscene leverage practices financial institutions undertook, I do not think the answer to how we clean up…

Quick Take of the Markets Today

Jan 26, 2010 at 16:39 | Editorial Dept

U.S. markets calmed Monday on good earnings news but Asian markets remained roiled overnight, down about 2 percent across the region. The Yen rose, reflecting a flight to safety as…

Get Ready, A Major Change Has Hit

Jan 25, 2010 at 14:44 | Graham Summers

Let’s talk about sentiment. Last week was the worst market week since March 2009. Similarly, the three-day decline from Wednesday through Friday was the worst three days since March 2009.…

Is the Market Flashing a "Sell" Signal

Jan 19, 2010 at 17:51 | Graham Summers

Is the Market Flashing a “Sell” Signal?Friday’s decline has got a lot of commentators asserting that the official top is in for the rally that started March 2009. The…

The Tepee Shaped Recovery

Jan 16, 2010 at 03:25 | Michael Pento

The shape of this economic recovery will not be in a “V”, as many pundits have promulgated, but instead may be the inversion of that letter…which will unfortunately look much…

Lending Takes Another Teeth-Kick

Jan 15, 2010 at 16:14 | Dave Forest

The "Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee" dropped today on Capitol Hill. The odd-sounding measure ("You've caused a financial catastrophe. That'll be $8.50 please.") is the Obama government's latest plan to recoup…

A Limp Oil World

Jan 11, 2010 at 14:42 | Dave Forest

China was the savior of commodities the past year. And a particularly hot spot today. China's customs agency released some impressive trade numbers. December exports were up 17.7% year-on-year. Imports…

So You Think You Can Debase a Currency

Jan 07, 2010 at 16:44 | Dave Forest

Yesterday I visited the nicest public pool I've ever set trunks in. The place was airplane hangar-sized. Giant hot tub. Towering waterslides. A float-along river for the kids. All this…

Liquidity Problems - Two Major Miners Run out of Cash

Jan 04, 2010 at 18:02 | Dave Forest

It's been awhile since we heard the phrase "liquidity problems". In October 2008, you couldn't set browser on internet without hearing about liquidity problems somewhere. During the financial crisis, cash…

Unstimulating America - How do you Undo a Trillion Dollars?

Dec 23, 2009 at 23:45 | Dave Forest

That question has been on the minds of leaders and financial thinkers worldwide, since the financial crisis broke last fall. In response to falling asset prices, governments around the globe…

How to Guarantee Success - Why Mexico Hedged it’s 2010 Oil Production at $57 per barrel

Dec 11, 2009 at 18:46 | Dave Forest

A lot has been made this week of news that Mexico hedged the bulk of its 2010 oil production at $57 per barrel. Several analysts chalked this up to a…

The Hot Money Likes Commodities These Days

Dec 10, 2009 at 21:24 | Dave Forest

Inflows of speculative investment money into gold, copper and oil continue unabated and the numbers are staggering. I wrote a few months back about investment inflows into commodities setting a…

Interdependence, Integration and Investment:The Ineluctable Need to Find New Emerging Oil Players

Nov 03, 2009 at 21:57 | Philip H. de Leon

In October 2009, Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), who was presenting at the International Energy Week and at the Oil Congress held in Moscow, predicted…

How Long Can The Gold Bull Keep On Charging?

Nov 02, 2009 at 19:10 | Editorial Dept

Most financial experts going on record these days seem to agree with the assertion that, at least for now, wise investors in the winter months of 2009 and heading into…

Are we at the Start of Another Commodity Boom? According to Jim Rogers we are

Oct 29, 2009 at 20:28 | Editorial Dept

There are very few guarantees in the world of investment, especially at a time when so many national economies are in a current state of flux and seizure, which in…

How to Speculate in the Energy Markets: Crude Oil Traders have Options

Oct 28, 2009 at 16:30 | Carley Garner

Crude oil is among the most notorious commodity markets but is also among the most treacherous.  Nonetheless, speculators are drawn toward the leverage and volatility provided in this trading arena...and…

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