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United States Foreign Policy In The Middle East Under President Obama

United States Foreign Policy In The Middle East Under President Obama

The next President of the United States will inherit a far more dangerous world, than the one President Obama inherited. There are rising tensions with China, Russia, North Korea, as well as a number of nations in Africa and the Middle East. Extremist groups are rapidly spreading around the world, which threatens to further destabilize numerous countries. The failure to fully deal with a cancerous spread of terrorism, has been a major foreign policy failure of the Obama Administration. Is is true […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills November Week 1

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills November Week 1

The major news for the week, is the downward trend in the global equity markets including the United States. It is being caused by a combination of surging debt, declining corporate profits, banks and financial instability, slowing global economic growth and the likelihood that the United States will raise interest rates at the end of December. Two other big factors including the anxiety over the upcoming Brexit (the United Kingdom leaving the European Union) and the uncertainty concerning the upcoming presidential election […]

An Economic Choice In The 2016 United States Presidential Election

An Economic Choice In The 2016 United States Presidential Election

The election cycle of 2016 has become one of the most bitter contests in United States history. The personal negatives of both presidential candidates are exceedingly high and voters are having a hard time trusting either of them. If voters are able to separate the politics from actual policy positions, one can then discern between the two visions these potential nominees have for the country. Both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party have argued that the opposing candidate is unqualified to […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 4

The major news for the week, is the broad sell off in bond markets of sovereign debt in major markets including in the United States. The trend is at the highest level in months. It is being caused by a number of factors which include spiraling government debt, stagnating corporate profits with rising debt, overall sluggish global economic growth and finally, the speculation that the United States will raise interest rates at the end of the year. The concern among global investors is […]

Russia: The Return To Great Power Status?

Russia: The Return To Great Power Status?

The people of Russia admire two things in their political leaders, the projection of military power and the accumulation of national wealth. The calamity of the Russian economy over the last few years, has placed President Vladimir Putin under increasing pressure, to deliver on foreign policy successes. The 2014 seizure of Crimea served two major purposes. The first was it demonstrated internationally, the return of Russia as a Great Power. The second function was that it shored up any possible doubts, citizens […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 3

The major news for the week, is the sputtering movement in world equity markets including in the United States. The descending trend is being caused by a number of factors which include stagnating corporate profits, speculation that the United States will raise interest rates by 0.25% at the end of the year and overall sluggish global economic growth. Despite the repeated agreements to freeze or reduce crude production within OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) output is continuing to rise. September […]

OPEC Tries To Regain Control Of Global Oil Market

OPEC Tries To Regain Control Of Global Oil Market

Throughout the summer and early autumn, there has been an endless round of announcements concerning production cuts and output freezes in crude oil. These were done in an attempt to reverse the sliding price of oil in global markets. The once all powerful oil cartel OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) was experiencing major difficulties, in trying to place a floor under world prices for crude. Yet, as the 14 members of OPEC met in various locations and agreed in principle […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 2

The major news for the week, is the downward movement in global equity markets including in the United States. The descending trend is being caused by a number of factors which include the speculation that the United States will raise interest rates by 0.25% in late December. A second factor was despite the repeated agreements to freeze or reduce crude production within OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) output is continuing to rise. September saw an increase in oil production, up […]

Europe Lost In A Refugee Crisis

Europe Lost In A Refugee Crisis

The continent of Europe has not seen this kind of movement of people, since the end of the Second World War in the 1940’s. Millions of displaced migrants have arrived onto European shores in a mass exodus, coming from the war torn and economically devastated regions of North Africa and the Middle East. It is totally overwhelming many social services in the receiving countries and creating strife in normally culturally cohesive nations. The last time there was a huge unplanned for influx […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 1

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills October Week 1

The major news for the week, is the movement in the global oil market following continuing chatter that there will be output cuts by major crude exporters. OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) had already agreed in principle to limit oil output to 32.5 million barrels a day. This would be from a high of 33.24 million barrels a day. With crude prices in around $50 USD (United States Dollar) on the major exchanges in Europe and the United States another meeting is […]

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