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By Robert Rapier – Last month BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2017. Overall world primary energy consumption hit a new record, increasing by 171 million metric tons of oil equivalent (MTOE) from 2015 to 2016.

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – For many of us, myself included, the desire to become a sophisticated and successful investor quickly leads into the world of economics and geopolitics. As we learn more about the world around us, it becomes evident just...

Adrian Ash's picture

By Adrian Ash – Gold and silver prices fell to new multi-month lows versus a strengthening US Dollar at the start of European trade on Monday, hitting 4-month and 16-month Dollar lows respectively. Priced in the Euro both precious metals fared worse...

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By Urban Carmel – The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the imminent onset of a recession is unlikely. The bond market agrees with the macro data.

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By Andrew Zatlin – When Vice spending momentum began to slow in February, I blamed near-term noise. I thought it might be tied to February’s tax refund deferral. And when it slowed again in March, I blamed Easter.

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By Michael Shedlock – An article from Investopedia recently caught my attention: “IMF Urges Banks to Invest In Cryptocurrencies” The opening sentence of the article states: “A June 2017 staff discussion note from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

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By Frank Barbera – The composite price action of both markets seems to be pointing to an over-arching conclusion that, at this juncture, we could be seeing a broad distribution pattern tracing out, and that often happens at major tops...

Adrian Ash's picture

By Adrian Ash – Gold funds ticked higher Wednesday morning as world equity indices slipped for a second day – led by pre-market trading in US tech stocks such as Google – and the Euro retreated from 1-year highs versus the Dollar...

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By Kurt Kallaus – The “earnings season” is the period each quarter when the vast majority of corporate earnings are reported. The bulk of the stellar gains in the stock market this year have occurred around earnings season. Alcoa typically kicks it off...

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By Gary Dorsch – On June 27th, the Euro leaped above $1.13 and above ¥127 after ECB chief Draghi signaled growing confidence in the Euro-zone's economic recovery and rising inflation. “The threat of deflation is gone and inflationary forces are at play,” Draghi said...

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