Visualizing The Countries Suffering Most From Low Oil Prices

As Warren Buffet says, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” And in 2014, when oil prices crashed and burned, the tide was gone – and it was shown that too many countries were relying on frothy oil revenues to balance out their trade deficits.

Analysis: Advantages And Disadvantages Of US Seaborne Laser Weapon System

To believe what the media say - the US has made a great stride ahead to acquire a super-weapon, giving it a critical advantage over any potential enemy in the world. No doubt, the ongoing tests testify to the fact that the US Navy has achieved some progress, but there are limitations and shortcomings...

Washington's "Good Terrorists, Bad Terrorists" Policy In The Middle East

"...More to the point, raising funds for proxy wars from the Gulf Arab States allows the Western executives the freedom to evade congressional scrutiny; and the benefit of buying weapons from the unregulated arms’ markets of the Eastern Europe is that such weapons cannot be traced back to the Western capitals; and using jihadist proxies to achieve strategic objectives has the advantage of taking the plea of “plausible deniability” if the strategy backfires, which it often does."

U.S. May Halt Oil Imports From Venezuela

The Trump administration is mulling over sanctions against senior Venezuelan government officials, and additional measures could include sanctions against the country’s oil industry, such as halting imports into the U.S., according to senior Washington officials who spoke to media.

When Does A Home Become A Prison?

Rising mortgage rates and the fear of not being able to find something affordable to buy is imprisoning homeowners and causing the inventory shortages that are seen in practically every market across the country. So, what gives in a market short of supply relative to demand? Prices.

Rare Earth Mania And China/US Trade Spat 2.0?

We doubt that many have heard of it, or know what it’s used for, but the price of Praseodymium-Neodymium - a rare earth element - has been on a tear, up 43% ytd. And, if this is the start of another "rare earth" frenzy like that seen in 2011, it is about to go much, much higher.

The Dangerous Season Begins Now

The period of seasonal weakness in the Russell 2000 Index is highlighted in dark blue on the chart. It begins on July 15 and ends on October 27.

AMZN Slides After Hours On Report Of FTC Probe

Just last week we noted that the one entity that could 'out-Amazon' Amazon - the US government - was beginning to ask if Bezos' company was too big? Tonight we got our first glimpse as the FTC sent a shot across the world's 2nd richest man's bow, probing allegations of illegal discounting.