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A Sobering Look At The Future Of Oil

"Whether the world decides to stay in or get out of the oil business; governments, regulators and opponents must learn to read an income statement and balance sheet before dispensing any further advice on how the petroleum industry conducts itself. "

Fasanara Capital Explains How The "Fake Market" Works In One Chart

"‘Fake Markets’ are defined as markets where the magnitude and duration of artificial flows from global Central Banks or passive investment vehicles have managed to overwhelm and narcotize data-dependency and macro factors. A stuporous state of durable, un-volatile over-valuation, arrested activity, unconsciousness produced by the influence of artificial money flows... The higher it goes, the higher it can go, as more swathes of private investors are pulled in. The more violently it can subsequently bust."

Here’s Why Italy’s Banking Crisis Has Gone Off The Radar

For a country that is on the brink of a gargantuan public bailout of its toxic-loan riddled banking sector, or failing that, a full-blown financial crisis that could bring down the European financial system, things are eerily quiet in Italy these days. It’s almost as if the more serious the crisis gets, the less we hear about it — otherwise, investors and voters might get spooked. And elections are coming up.

Doug Casey Has "Never Seen Anything Like This"

"What's going on in the US now is a culture clash. They don't just dislike each other and disagree on politics; they can no longer even have a conversation. They hate each other on a visceral gut level. They have totally different world views. I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime. There hasn't been anything like this since the War Between the States, which shouldn't be called "The Civil War," because it wasn't a civil war. "

China FX Reserves "Unexpectedly" Rebound Above $3 Trillion, First Increase Since June

Overnight China reported that its FX reserves "unexpectedly" rose in February for the first time since June 2016, halting a seven-month decline, rebounding over the psychological $3 trillion level controls on capital outflows and a rally in the yuan. Total foreign reserve holdings increased by $6.9 billion to $3.005 trillion last month, exceeding the consensus estimate for a $30 billion decline to $2.969 trillion