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Venezuela: Forty Years Of Economic Decline, Part 1

Authored by Jose Nino via The Mises Institute, Venezuela Before Chavez: A Prelude To Soclialist Failure Venezuela’s current economic catastrophe is well documented. Conventional narratives point to Hugo Chávez’s regime as the primary architect behind Venezuela’s economic tragedy. While Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro deserve the brunt of the blame for Venezuela’s current economic […]

Oil Surges After Saudis, Russians Agree To 9 Month OPEC Output Cut Extension; US Futures Flat

In an otherwise quiet session in which European shares dropped, Asian equities rose and S&P500 futures were little changed, crude oil surged above $49 on high volume, after the Saudi and Russian energy ministers said in Beijing they favor extending the OPEC production cut for 9 months, though the end of Q1 2018. WTI rose […]

Markets All Too Quiet Ahead Of Inflation, Retail Sales Data

Asian stocks and S&P futures are both feeling the weather this morning, while European stocks are little changed as traders have decided to hold back until today’s key US CPI and retail sales data is released in under two hours. Commodities have posted another modest rebound, driven by a rise in metal prices that has […]

Greece Gives the World Something to Cheer: Turn Up the Decibels! – Michael Carino, Greenwich Endeavors

Let’s get PrOGRessive SPIRIT! (Finally a positive acronym.)  We are either destined for destruction preferring to wallow in negativity or instead can soar with optimism.  The only difference between the two is perspective.  Time to focus on the positives in the world. I choose optimism. Portugal, Greece, Spain, Ireland and Italy had financial difficulties spending […]

Will Trump Stop Plans to Ban Cash in the US?

The biggest trend that continues “behind the scenes” is the War on Cash. Anyone who believed that the political shift towards nationalism would somehow result in the elites giving up their Central Planning schemes is mistaken. Consider Europe… Recently, the European Union announced it would start researching whether or not to put an upper limit […]

Is Europe Choosing To Disappear?

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, A sterile Europe apparently thought that civil liberties could be bargained away in exchange for a temporary peace. Everything became negotiable. As British author Douglas Murray has asked, why were workers not brought in from European countries suffering high unemployment, such as Portugal, Italy, Greece or Spain? […]

The Best And Worst Performing Assets Of The First Quarter

Welcome to a new financial quarter. As part of the usual review of last month and Q1 asset performance, it is worth nothing one surprising element of Q1 we showed over the weekend, namely that the VIX index had its lowest average quarter since Q4 2006. According to Jim Reid, who is perplex by this […]

After Brexit, 9 Reasons To Be Bullish On Great Britain

Authored by Daniel Stelter via Think-BeyondTheObvious.com, Today Mrs. May finally officially announced Brexit and kicked-off the process of divorce from the EU. A disaster for Britain, according to officials in Brussels, Berlin and Paris. Really? Rarely there is such broad consensus: The British voters made a huge mistake in voting for Brexit. The country will […]

Hedge Fund CIO: “The Market Doesn’t Care About Health Care. Poor People Care About Health Care”

From Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management, here is a topical anecdote, as well as a review of the key events in the past week. Weekend Notes “Where’s the beef?” bellowed Biggie Too. “Health care, regulation reform, tax cuts – where’s it at?” continued the Chief Global Strategist for one of those too […]