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Obama’s “permanent” bans on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska are actually “indefinite” and could end as soon as January 20. The incoming Trump administration has the authority to revoke environmental protections of Alaska’s...

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Today's release of the publicly available data from ECRI (Economic Cycle Research Institute) puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 145.0, up 0.4 from the previous week. It is currently at an all-time high. Year-over-year the four-week...

George Karahalios's picture

Over the past few weeks, my life has been turned upside down. Prior to the election, I thought of myself as a typical, repressed businessman, an outlaw guilty of capitalistic thoughts in a going-socialistic western world.

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Recently, I gave a presentation on the future of energy to an audience of about 250 oil and gas professionals. Halfway through, I asked the carbon crowd to, “Raise your hand if you have driven an electric vehicle.” It took me less than five seconds to squint and...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

When the cost of money changes, everything changes. Interest rates affect every aspect of the financial universe. At the global level, they impact currency and trade flows between nations. At the national level, they affect the discounted...

Gary Dorsch's picture

The number of followers on US President Donald Trump’s Twitter page is increasing at an exponential rate, reaching 20.3-million this week, and up from around 19.9-million just a few weeks ago. Mr Trump’s frequent use of...

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After touching the benchmark 20,000 level last month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has spent the last five weeks in a tight, narrow trading range just under this level. Famed trader Jesse Livermore theorized in his...

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Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, was questioned on a range of education issues during her confirmation hearing this week. Central to the debate is her major role in supporting...

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We’ve seen substantial carnage in the retail space in the past few weeks with a pick-up in store closings and layoff announcements. Well-known retail expert Howard Davidowitz has been warning of this for some time and explains why he thinks it's going to get worse...

James J Puplava CFP's picture

On January 20th Donald J. Trump will assume the office of the presidency to become the 45th president of the United States. Unlike his predecessors, his presidency will begin under circumstances far different than those before him. He will inherit an aging business cycle...

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