Robert Rapier's picture

No, despite the popular narrative that we keep hearing, the U.S is not running out of crude oil storage. Yet there are those who are predicting that oil prices are going to fall to $20 or $30 a barrel, pointing to...

Stratfor's picture

Russia's current military position in Ukraine is very exposed and has come at a great cost relative to its limited political gains. The strategic bastion of Crimea is defensible as an island but is subject to potential isolation.

Cris Sheridan's picture

The following chart of the S&P 500 over nearly two decades shows how major market peaks and bear markets have been associated with rising levels of financial stress.

Danielle Park's picture

For all those who hated the advent of horseless buggies, cell phones, computers, the internet et al…don’t read this one! The primary motivation here is not to ‘save the world’, but rather for individuals to save cash flow and...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices fell closer to November's 5-year lows vs. the US Dollar in London trade Wednesday, but rose against the Euro as the single currency sank once again on the FX market. Dealers saw stronger wholesale Asian demand...

Marc Chandler's picture

The euro was trading $1.1150-$1.1220 a week ago. The launching of the ECB's bond buying program coupled with another strong U.S. employment report jump started the euro's slide, after consolidating mostly last month.

Michael Shedlock's picture

At the heart of the constant bailout bickering in Europe is a fundamental, but seriously misguided notion that a battle is underway between the virtuous and fiscally responsible Germans and the irresponsible Greeks...

Sober Look's picture

With the dollar's renewed strength and slower global demand, commodities are under pressure again. The situation in Brazil is not helping as the weak Brazilian real encourages producers to dump commodities at...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

It's been almost a hundred and twenty years since Charles Dow first created the Dow Jones Industrial average, commonly referred to as the Dow. Over that time the Dow has undergone a substantial transformation and now...

Global Risk Insights's picture

With profit margins shrinking, American agriculture faces risk management challenges. One approach would be to make a priority of managing margin risk. The boom of the commodity supercycle is over, at least as far as...

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