Key Articles

by John Mauldin
06/07/2011 - 08:48

As I wrote last week, there is a revolution going on all over Europe, slowly building up as people realize that the “solution” being offered benefits banks and not German taxpayers or Greek creditors. Ireland will be watching. There is no easy...

by Richard Mills
05/11/2011 - 07:44

For most of human history we’ve been consuming resources at a rate lower than what the planet was able to regenerate. Unfortunately we have crossed a critical threshold. The demand we are now placing on our planets resources appears to have begun...

by Nick Barisheff
05/09/2011 - 07:38

As we near the end of the first quarter of 2011, the potential for a widening of the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East has pushed oil prices past the $100 mark. Long before the riots began, commodity prices had risen to uncomfortable...

by Russ Winter
05/05/2011 - 14:02

Yesterday morning, fund manager Michael Price spoke on Bloomberg about global demand for agriculture and, without skipping a beat, he mentions that his fund is involved with a scheme to hoard (I mean “warehouse”) two million pounds of coffee....

by Doug Short
04/20/2011 - 09:55

Of course, as we all know, for most people the stool now has only two legs, making it a rather wobbly support. Over the past few decades, private pensions have essentially disappeared. They may still be available for government and some union...

by John Mauldin
04/15/2011 - 11:37

I always look forward the beginning of a new quarter, because it gives me a chance to read STRATFOR's update of their annual forecast, which I shared with you in January. Their quarterly forecast explores developing geopolitical trends in each...

by Joseph Dancy
04/14/2011 - 08:24

U.S. retail gasoline demand fell last week following sharp increases in prices at the pump, MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse report noted earlier this week. Average gasoline demand dropped 1.8 percent week-over-week and 3.0 percent year-on-year...

by Julian Phillips
04/11/2011 - 23:00

Silver is breaking new records today at almost $40 and gold is touching new highs of $1,458. Looking back, over the last few years we have seen gold rise from around $312 to $1,458 a rise of 4.67 times and silver from around $6 to $40 a rise of...

by Andrew McKillop
04/05/2011 - 07:35

In an incredibly ill-fated play both of publishing date and policy being urged on deciders in the energy field, the Japan-based United Nations University (UNU), in February 2011 published a long research paper on how Japan, thanks to nuclear...

by Richard Mills
04/01/2011 - 09:11

In 1751, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt of Sweden attempted to extract copper from the mineral Kupfernickel - today called niccolite. To his surprise instead of copper, he got a silvery white metal he started calling nickel. The name nickel comes from...

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