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European Union Now In The Hands Of German Voters

European Union Now In The Hands Of German Voters

As the United Kingdom moves to withdraw from the European Union (EU) in what has become known as the Brexit, leaders across the Continent are increasingly looking to see what will Germany do under the new set of circumstances. There is no doubt that as the second largest economy in Europe makes preparations to follow […]

Election Results In Australia Guarantee Further Gridlock

Election Results In Australia Guarantee Further Gridlock

The Prime Minister of Australia called for an early election in the hope that he would be able to gain a larger majority in Parliament, permitting his reform agenda easier passage. After more than a week one of the closest elections in half of a century, has finally been decided. The conservative coalition led by […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 2

The big news for markets this week is the rebound towards the end of the week in global indexes, following the precipitous drop that started the week on continuing Brexit fears, as well as a slowing United States and global economy. The American Dow Jones Industrial Average after losing some 300 points earlier in the […]

The Next European Union Crisis Unfolds: Banks In Italy

The Next European Union Crisis Unfolds: Banks In Italy

The 28 nation European Union (EU) has been in a state of disarray, since the Great Recession and the resulting financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009. The collapse in the American real estate market left banks, investment firms and numerous individual investors with mortgage backed securities that proved to be toxic. So many of these investments were […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 1

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 1

The big news for markets this week was the rebound in global indexes, following the precipitous drop that followed the Brexit vote last week. The electorate in the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. There had been a total loss of $3 trillion USD (United States Dollar) in world equities as a […]

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 […]