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Elections In The Netherlands And The Continuing Rise Of Populism In Europe

Elections In The Netherlands And The Continuing Rise Of Populism In Europe

The political landscape of Europe began to shift in 2016, and this year will likely bring even more changes. Last year, the unexpected result of the referendum in the United Kingdom, shook the establishment out of its complacency. The first salvo of the rising European populist movement in 2017, will be the national elections in […]

Oil Markets To Remain Unbalanced Due To Abundant Global Crude Supplies

Oil Markets To Remain Unbalanced Due To Abundant Global Crude Supplies

The members of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) continue to insist that their efforts to reduce global supplies of crude are progressing as expected. This was being done in an attempt to provide support for a higher price structure. Analysts in the industry are reporting a near 90% compliance, to the recent output […]

The Bottom Line For NAFTA And Free Trade In North America

The Bottom Line For NAFTA And Free Trade In North America

The North American Free Trade Agreement known as NAFTA, unites the three largest economies on the continent. The trade pact between Canada, Mexico and the United States went into effect as of 1994. In recent times, 14% of world trade takes place inside this trading zone. There has been a great deal of controversy recently, […]

Chancellor Merkel Reigns Supreme In Germany And In Europe

Chancellor Merkel Reigns Supreme In Germany And In Europe

Angela Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. In September of 2017, she will run for her fourth term. Despite a number of unpopular political decisions in the past few years, she has made herself an indispensable leader for her party and Germany. Her steadfast perspectives on some of the most significant issues facing […]

Pakistan: A Nation Unwilling To Fully Let Go Of A Troubled Past

Pakistan: A Nation Unwilling To Fully Let Go Of A Troubled Past

Pakistan this week has for the first time successfully test fired its surface to surface missile, that will be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads. The demonstration reminds neighboring countries and the world community at large, what a dangerous place South Asia remains. From the founding of the nation in the middle of the 20th […]

The Political Genius Of Trump Starts With The Mexican And United States Border

The Political Genius Of Trump Starts With The Mexican And United States Border

The rumblings of trouble between Mexico and the United States already began before Donald Trump even won the Republican primary. His populist tone was resonating loudly across the regions of the United States, that had least benefited from the new economy over the past few decades. The hollowing out of traditional American manufacturing, had created […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills January Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills January Week 3

The big investment news for the week is the end in the upward movement for the indices in the United States. The surge caused by the election of Donald Trump has now leveled off and remains just below 20,000. Mr. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President on the United States on January 20th. The […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills January Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills January Week 2

The big investment news for the week is the end in the upward movement for the indices in the United States. The surge caused by the election of Donald Trump has now leveled off and remains just below 20,000. Markets in Asia and Europe had also been at or near new highs. Growth in these […]

Independence For Catalonia, Can Spain Survive?

Independence For Catalonia, Can Spain Survive?

The European Union has sustained a number of crises over the past decade. The financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 and the resulting recession were the first two blows. This was followed by the debt crisis in the ensuing years. The economic slowdown overwhelmed a number of countries, that had been used to heavy government […]