Clif Droke's picture

Gold recently fell to its lowest level in seven-and-a-half months as the dollar rose to a 14-month high. Easing tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East also acted as a drag on gold and silver prices. Investors have been asking the obvious question...

Oil Price's picture

The debate over natural gas exports appears to be over. On Sept. 10, the U.S. Department of Energy approved two more export terminals for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and it barely made any news.

Sheraz Mian's picture

The Fed remains the market’s sole preoccupation today as investors look for clues to the future course of monetary policy in the central bank’s official statement this afternoon. The ‘considerable time’ debate has been dominating market participants’ discussion of the Fed.

Global Risk Insights's picture

Water is the single most important resource on the planet but human consumption is already beginning to outpace growth of the global water supply. As a result, tensions over shared water resources could give rise to conflict.

FS Staff's picture

With ongoing problems in Europe and U.S. valuations looking stretched, well-known money manager Louis-Vincent Gave thinks Asia has the most going for it right now. Here are some excerpts of his recent interview.

Christopher Quigley's picture

This Thursday, the 18th of September, Scotland goes to the polls to decide whether it wants to stay in a Union with the rest of Great Britain or go down the road of independence. At the moment the election is too close to call with sentiment equally divided between either camp.

Stratfor's picture

The idea of Scottish independence has moved from the implausible to the very possible. Whether or not it actually happens, the idea that the union of England and Scotland, which has existed for more than 300 years, could be dissolved has enormous implications in its own right, and significant implications for Europe and even for global stability.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Yellen and Company will meet today and tomorrow to assess any policy changes. This will be the last meeting before the October meeting during which the cessation of QE is expected. Inflation doesn't appear to be a major threat at the moment...

Gary Dorsch's picture

The story line for the U.S. petro-dollar is bound to get better in the years ahead. The U.S. has more recoverable natural gas than any other country. This represents a century’s worth of output and can support peak production at more than twice the 2013 level.

Sy Harding's picture

Gold ended its 10-year bull market in 2011 when it topped out at $1,900 an ounce. It was a spectacular run from $250 an ounce in 2001. Since then it rallied back several times only to have those rallies fail at lower highs.