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The Economic And Political Collapse Of Venezuela

The Economic And Political Collapse Of Venezuela

As the economy of Venezuela nears collapse, the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro resolutely attempts to cling to power. The opposition would like to end the present regime through a referendum, while Maduro is going to court to block this effort. Meanwhile, the country is descending into chaos. The shortage of basic consumer necessities […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills June Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills June Week 2

The big news for the week is the increasingly likelihood that the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) the equivalent of the central bank in the United States (U.S.) will not raise interest rates in the short term. This was the result of the preceding weeks jobs report which saw just 38,000 jobs added to the economy […]

Elections In Russia An Exercise In Futility

Elections In Russia An Exercise In Futility

Legislative elections will be held in Russia on September 18, 2016. They have been moved forward from December 4th. In play are all 450 seats in the State Duma which is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia. In contrast, the next presidential election will be held in 2018. United Russia has been […]

Another Crucial Election in Spain Approaches

Another Crucial Election in Spain Approaches

King Felipe VI of Spain had no choice, but to call for another national election. There were a number of different attempts to form a government, which all failed since December. The Conservatives (PP) under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have continued the task of running the government on a daily basis, but it is only […]

Weekly Market Review June Week 1

Weekly Market Review June Week 1

The week would be highlighted by two meetings in Vienna, Austria. One would be OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Export Countries), where the oil cartel would once again attempt a production freeze on oil output. The other would be the ECB (European Central Bank) where it would be decided if the financial institution would expand stimulus […]

Iceland: Turning Against Foreign Investment

Iceland: Turning Against Foreign Investment

The legislature of Iceland has decided that foreign investment is no longer paramount to the development and prosperity of the island country. On May 22 of this year, the Parliament passed a new law concerning government bonds that are coming due. The aim of officials in Iceland is to prevent the domestic economy worth $16.7 […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 4

The finance ministers and central bankers from the seven largest advanced economies (G7) met in Japan over the weekend discussing a wide range of global issues that included, the Brexit, crude oil prices, financial regulation, cybersecurity, monetary policy, tax evasion and global growth. The meeting adjourned with the participants all calling for more efforts towards growth. […]

Austria Is A Bellwether For European Politics

Austria Is A Bellwether For European Politics

The presidential election this past Sunday was going to change politics not only in Austria, but throughout the European Union. The stage for this was already set in April, when the mainstream parties of Austria were relegated to the third and fourth place status in the preliminary round election. Economic uncertainty and the deluge of […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 3

The finance ministers and central bankers from the 7 largest advanced economies (G7) are meeting in Japan to discuss a wide range of global issues that will include, the Brexit, crude oil prices, financial regulation, cybersecurity, monetary policy, tax evasion and global growth. The week began with a surge in oil prices on news that […]

The Philippines Elect An Outsider In President Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines Elect An Outsider In President Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte known locally as The Punisher has been elected president of the Philippines after competitors dropped out of the race to succeed outgoing President Benigno Aquino III. The results of May 09th election have made him the unofficial winner, in that all the ballots have not been tallied yet. Although investors remain apprehensive upon […]