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Weekly Market Review & Target Fills June Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills June Week 4

The big news of the week is the vote in the United Kingdom (UK) concerning the continuing participation of the country in the European Union (EU). The vote yesterday known as Brexit, was 48.1% to remain and 51.9% to depart from the bloc. Voter participation in the referendum hit 72.2% of the electorate. As a […]

Collapse Of The European Union: Fractures Widening

Collapse Of The European Union: Fractures Widening

The European Union was founded with great fanfare back in 1993, with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. There have been dramatic changes on the continent since this momentous event. Both economic and political forces have descended on Europe, that are now threatening to undo the unity that was achieved over two decades ago. With […]

Weekly Market Review – June Week 3

Weekly Market Review - June Week 3

The big news for the week is the now historical marker, when Germany’s key benchmark 10 year bond hit zero and went negative at -0.01%. It is a strong indication that central banks are losing control over monetary policy in Europe and worldwide. The European Central Bank has printed massive quantities of notes, negative interest […]

Kazakhstan Nearing An End Of An Era

Kazakhstan Nearing An End Of An Era

Disturbing the relative tranquility of the country, the people of Kazakhstan earlier this month watched a band of Islamist insurgents raid two hunting supply shops for weapons in north-western portion of the nation. Following that the group said to number 26, attacked an army base. There was a night of clashes, which led to a […]

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 […]