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Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 4

The big news was the rally in the equity markets, that began earlier in the week on a global scale. This was in response to the decision made by the United States Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) not to raise interest rates at this time. It is becoming increasingly unlikely that levels will increase at all […]

Ukraine: A Generation Of Failure And Missteps

Ukraine: A Generation Of Failure And Missteps

Independence for the Ukraine arrived in early December of 1991, after a referendum. It was practically inevitable, following the failed coup attempt against President Mikhail Gorbachev in August. The effort to replace him, actually accelerated the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Ukrainian parliament had already passed a resolution in support of the upcoming vote, […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 3

The big news was the decline in the equity markets that began earlier in the week on a global scale. This was a continuation of the sell off that began last Friday. It is due to fears of tightening monetary policies or a lack of further monetary stimulus as central banks run out of ammunition. […]

Brazil: A New Economic And Political Beginning

Brazil: A New Economic And Political Beginning

The Brazilian Senate finally did what had become inevitable, that is the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff on August 31st by a vote of 61 to 20. Her crime was the illegal manipulation of government accounts, but the real transgression was presiding over the worst recession in decades. Her approval ratings went from 79% in […]

Rise Of Nationalist Populist Political Parties Will Bring An End To European Union

Rise Of Nationalist Populist Political Parties Will Bring An End To European Union

The recent conservative party defeat in a state election, indicates that even in stable and prosperous Germany, there is rising discontent among voters towards the status quo. Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in 2014 for her nation and the European Union (EU) at large, that refugees from the Middle East would be permitted to migrate to […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 2

The big news in the market this week is the rally in oil prices near the end of the week. American West Texas Intermediate (WTI) had advanced from $44.36 USD (United States Dollar) a week ago, to $46.84 USD. This is an increase of 5.59% in a week. Similarly, International Brent during the same period […]

Uzbekistan Facing An Uncertain Future

Uzbekistan Facing An Uncertain Future

After nearly a week of doubt, it became clear that long time leader Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan had finally died. Since independence in 1991 from the former Soviet Union, he ruled the predominately secular country with an iron hand. Karimov had maintained sway over this Central Asian nation, since his appointment to power by the […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 1

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills September Week 1

The big news in the market this week is the downward movement in the major United States (U.S.) exchanges. Thursday saw the end of a 6 month winning streak in the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (Dow) and a 5 month streak for the Standard and Poor (S&P 500). Still, the 3 major U.S. exchanges remain […]

Croatia In Economic And Political Stalemate

Croatia In Economic And Political Stalemate

Croatia a country of 4.8 million inhabitants, has been in a political stalemate since June and it is a reflection of the present division among the electorate. The main parties consist of the Social Democrats (SDP) and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). The leadership continues to focus on connections and rivalries of the past, which […]

Colombia: The Civil War At An End?

Colombia: The Civil War At An End?

After 52 years, the civil war that has enveloped Colombia may be at an end. The decades long conflict has led to the deaths of some 220,000 inhabitants and resulted in the displacement of close to seven million citizens. At one time, insurgents controlled nearly one third of the country. Outside the individual losses, the […]