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These once obscure elements have suddenly become the focus of several converging trends in the global economy. It turns out you can’t build a Prius or fight a modern war without rare earths. After shutting down competition, China now controls 97% of the market. A looming Chinese export ban. Time for a rare earths strategic stockpile? (AVARF.PK), (GWMGF.PK), (RAREF.PK), (LYSCF)

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According to one expert, Greece’s bailout was undeserved but happened anyway because the stronger European nations were too nervous about collateral damage to allow default. He asks, by solving one problem have they created another?

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Weekly technical profiles of Ashford (AHT), Ares Capital (ARCC), Alleghany (AYE), CF Industries (CF), Cummins (CMI), Complete Production Services (CPX), Estee Lauder (EL), National Bank of Greece (NBG) & QQQQ UltraShort (QID) with explicit trade setups

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With populations soaring at the bottom end of the economic spectrum, the demand for new apartment buildings is going to be huge. Immigrants joining impoverished gen Xer’s and Millennials aren’t going to live in cardboard boxes under freeway overpasses. Institutions combing the landscape for low volatility cash flows and limited risk are starting to pour money in.

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Bloomberg reported that crude oil open interest was 1.41 million contracts, the highest since June 11, 2008. Some analysts think the high level of open interest raises concerns about whether the market is overvalued relative to fundamentals and whether the upward price trend can continue.