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Russia’s Military Is Leaner, But Meaner

Authore by Leonid Brershidky via Bloomberg.com, During Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference on Thursday, a friendly journalist asked Putin whether the escalating tension in relations with the U.S. and the crumbling of arms control treaties would draw Russia into an unsustainable arms race. "We will ensure our security without engaging in an arms race," the president replied, […]

A Review Of The Most Disturbing Events Of 2017

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, With events like the British vote to leave the EU, the peak of the mass Muslim immigration into Europe, the "surprise" (for some people) upset win of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election and the subsequent leftist riots, it may be difficult to top the absolute geopolitical and […]

Industrial Production Disappoints In November – Remains Below 2014 Peak

“Recovery” is a funny word that seems to mean very different things to different people… Industrial Production rose just 0.2% in November (below the 0.3% rise expected) but October was revised higher from 0.9% to 1.2% amid storm reconstruction.   And so while The Dow Jones Industrial Average has ‘recovered’ its way to new record […]

Weekend Reading: Recession Risk Hidden In Tax Bill

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Since the election, equity bulls have been pinning their hopes on “tax cuts” as the needed injection to support currently elevated stock prices. Stocks have advanced sharply since the election on these expectations, and while earnings have recovered, primarily due to the rise in oil prices, whatever economic growth […]

Watch Live: May And Juncker Make Joint Statement, But “No Deal Today”

With the Irish border issue reportedly resolved, and the Brexit process suddenly progressing unexpectedly smoothly, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker are set to make a joint statement momentarily, however for those expecting a formal announcement of a deal, don’t hold your breath because as a BBC correspondent just announced: NO DEAL TODAY FROM BREXIT TALKS: […]

Key Events In The Coming Week: Jobs, Brexit, PMI, IP And More

The first full week of December is shaping up as rather busy, with such Tier 1 data in the US as the payrolls report, durable goods orders and trade balance. We also get UK PMI data and GDP, retail sales across the Euro Area, as well as central bank meetings including Australia RBA and BoC […]

Russia, China and BRICS: A New Gold Trading Network

Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com One of the most notable events in Russia’s precious metals market calendar is the annual “Russian Bullion Market” conference. Formerly known as the Russian Bullion Awards, this conference, now in its 10th year, took place this year on Friday 24 November in Moscow. Among the speakers lined up, the most notable […]

From The Caucasus To The Balkans, China’s Silk Roads Are Rising

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, With its focus on Central Asia and Eastern Europe, the Belt and Road Initiative can be seen as fulfilling a strategy of challenging the West that can be traced back to Mao… The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress made it clear that the New Silk Roads – […]

In The Past 50 Years, Americans Have Seldom Been ‘More Confident’ Than Today

The Conference Board's survey of Americans' Consumer Confidence surged to its highest since November 2000 in November, with both current and furture expectations spiking. In th epast 50 years, Americans have – apparently – seldom been more confident than they are now… Does that sound right? Additionally, confidence in a soaring stock market is back […]

All The Old World Systems Are Being Deliberately Torn Down

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, As we approach the holiday season many people turn to thoughts on tradition, heritage, principles, duty, honor and family. They consider the accomplishments and even the failures of the past and where we are headed in the future. For most of the year, the average American will keep their […]