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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 […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 4

The big news in the market this week is the lack of movement in the major United States (U.S.) exchanges. Today will be the 35th trading session, where the Standard and Poor has moved less then 1% in either direction. This condition in equities, has not occurred in decades. The week began with the U.S. […]

Tajikistan: Still Struggling To Break Free From Russia

Tajikistan: Still Struggling To Break Free From Russia

Among the former Soviet republics Tajikistan has struggled almost since its founding. When independence arrived in 1991, the country was almost immediately plunged into a civil war. The five years struggle devastated the domestic economy, and has kept Tajikistan the poorest nation in Central Asia. The over dependence on Russia, has hampered internal development in […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 3

The big economic news for the week, is the surge in the price for crude oil this week. American West Texas Intermediate (WTI) increased from $44.38 USD (United States Dollar) last Friday to $48.27 this morning. This is a gain of 8.77%. International Brent during the same period went from $46.71 USD to $50.74 USD. […]

Nicaragua: The End Of Democracy And Private Marketplace

Nicaragua: The End Of Democracy And Private Marketplace

Nicaragua will hold general elections in November of this year, with the political outcome already predetermined. The incumbent President Daniel Ortega, will run virtually unopposed in an unprecedented consecutive third term. Since 2000, the country’s constitution has been changed or construed three different times, to the benefit of Ortega. The democratic institutions of Nicaragua have […]

India: Turning The Corner On Investment And Economic Reform?

India: Turning The Corner On Investment And Economic Reform?

Two years after the election of Narendra Modi, India is slowly moving forward in overhauling an outdated and inefficient bureaucracy, that has hampered investment and economic growth for decades. The assorted rule and regulations that vary state by state, have failed to provide the country with an internal market that allows goods and services to […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 2

The big economic news for the week, is the surge in the United States equity markets. For the first time since 1999, all three major composites reached life time highs. On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrials hit 18,613.52 a gain of 6.8% in 2016. The Standard & Poor 500 which is up 6.9% this year, […]

United Kingdom: Immediate Economic And Political Consequences Of Brexit

United Kingdom: Immediate Economic And Political Consequences Of Brexit

Less than two months following the Brexit vote, the United Kingdom (UK) is a very different place, both politically and economically. The consequences of the non binding June 23 vote known as Brexit, on whether the country should remain in the European Union have been dramatic. Referendum results were unexpected to many observers, with 51.9% […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 1

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills August Week 1

The big economic news for the week is the actions taken by the Bank of England in the United Kingdom. The benchmark interest rate was cut from 0.5% to 0.25% a 100% reduction. It is the first reduction since 2009 and is another unprecedented low in the 322 year history of the central bank. The […]