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Is OPEC Playing The Oil Markets Again?

OPEC has once again succeeded in jaw-boning the oil market, and Goldman Sachs hiked its oil price forecast this week by a substantial amount, but the optimism has not trickled over into the oil futures market, at least not yet as the contango'd curve still does not look very good.

Britain Rejects Trump's Call To Make Nigel Farage US Ambassador

Britain on Tuesday dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is "no vacancy" for the job.

'Grey Champion' Assumes Command, Part 1

No one can assert Lincoln or FDR united all Americans in a common cause. Grey Champions are not universally adored or defended. They aggravated societal pressures that had been ignored or deferred by their predecessors. Compromise was not an alternative for these men. Grey Champions have a particular set of personality traits making them well suited to lead during a Crisis. They have the facility to overlook the complexities of life and focus on one simple imperative: society must prevail.

Cashless Society - Is The War On Cash Set To Benefit Gold?

If governments allow banks to shut down bank accounts of individuals or companies without a fair trial and due legal process, it will create a very dangerous situation indeed. In this environment, buying gold is rational behaviour to even the biggest paper-bugs out there. The current monetary experiment of massive QE is no longer the main concern of prudent investors and institutions, it is now combined with negative interest rates and bail-ins.