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Commodities

Friday, August 24, 2018

A Saudi-Iran Oil War Could Break Up OPEC / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: OilPrice_Com

When OPEC and Russia shook on increasing crude oil production by a million barrels daily to stop the oil price climb that had begun getting uncomfortable for consumers from Asia to the United States, there was no sign of what was to come just two months later: slowing demand in Asia, ample supply, and a brewing price war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, August 24, 2018

Combining Andrews and Elliott Wave to find the Third Wave / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018

By: Ron_Jaenisch

Over the years the question of whether the Andrews lines and rules can be used in conjunction with Elliott wave to locate the popular third wave has come up several times. Third waves are popular with Elliott wavers because they often result in long and strong moves. In this article you will see that it is possible and that using the earlier - 1970 era Andrews rules (verses the stuff on the web) makes it much easier. We will examine the two stock trades that were written about, before the orders were placed, in the Andrews Email group this year.

The last trade was TYL.  The step by step procedure was pretty easy. First the top was verified with the New Major Andrews Pivot Indicator (MAPI).

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Stock-Markets

Friday, August 24, 2018

Stock Market Just Below New Record Highs, Which Direction Next? / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018

By: Paul_Rejczak

Wednesday's trading session was pretty uneventful, as stocks fluctuated following Tuesday's advance. The S&P 500 index remains close to its Tuesday's new record high of 2.,873.23. But will it continue higher? Or is this a topping pattern before downward reversal?

The U.S. stock market indexes were mixed between -0.3% and +0.4% on Wednesday, as investors took some short-term profits off the table following the recent advance. The S&P 500 index reached the new record high at the level of 2,873.23 on Tuesday, as it broke slightly above its January's 26th high of 2,872.87. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.3% and the technology Nasdaq Composite gained 0.4% yesterday.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, August 24, 2018

Things You Should Know About the Last Year of this Stocks Bull Market / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018

By: Troy_Bombardia

Now that the S&P 500 has made a new all-time high, we can put the January-February 2018 “small correction” behind us and focus on what lies ahead.

For starters, the S&P 500’s forward returns are pretty bullish (see study).

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Currencies

Friday, August 24, 2018

EUR/GBP Remains in Uptrend / Currencies / Euro

By: FXOpen

The daily chart of EUR/GBP remains in an uptrend above the 0.8940 support.

Key Points

  • EUR/GBP is following a significant uptrend above the 0.8900 swing low.
  • There are two bullish trend lines in place with supports near 0.8940 and 0.8880 on the daily chart.
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Personal_Finance

Friday, August 24, 2018

Mattress Guides to Help You Choose Your Next Mattress / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Dylan_Moran

It seems like you can’t watch something on TV, or even visit the mall, without someone trying to sell you a mattress. There are so many choices out there; you could hardly be blamed for being overwhelmed; especially if you have a health condition to consider. Here are some tips to help you choose the right mattress for you.

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Currencies

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fiat Currency Inflation, And Collapse Insurance / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Raymond_Matison

FIAT CURRENCY INFLATION,  AND COLLAPSE  INSURANCE

Insurance against fiat currency

Billions of people covering a vast land mass around the globe do not have insurance of any sort.  Why?  It is because they own few assets.  No house, no car, just a hovel with no electricity or water at the foothills of some nondescript mountain.  By contrast, those who live in advanced economies have assets worthwhile protecting against loss.  Thus, we in America have homeowners insurance to protect against the loss of our dwelling, auto insurance to protect against the involuntary conversion of our movement conveyance into scrap metal, and to protect our financial assets against a lawsuit which could strip us of our savings and investment assets in the face of our fault in an automobile accident.  Further, we protect our family’s income and savings by purchasing life or disability insurance.  We buy insurance because we do have assets, and believe it worthwhile to protect those assets against unforeseeable loss, when the cost of that insurance is affordable.

Why is it then, that we do not protect our assets against the major foreseeable and persistent source of asset loss – that of loss in the value of our currency.  Should we not have protection against inflation and the resulting loss of value or purchasing power in our fiat currency represented in our pension funds, stock or bond funds, or savings and money market account assets?  We know and acknowledge that inflation robs us of our savings each and every year.  Since 1971, even using the contrived statistics used in calculating the Consumers Price Index, the value of a 1971 collar is just worth $0.16 today.  That is a very significant loss in value over a relatively short period of time.

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Companies

Thursday, August 23, 2018

How China’s Mobile Ecosystems Are Making Banks Obsolete / Companies / Banking Stocks

By: Ellen_Brown

The U.S. credit card system siphons off excessive amounts of money from merchants. In a typical $100 credit card purchase, only $97.25 goes to the seller. The rest goes to banks and processors. But who can compete with Visa and MasterCard?

It seems China’s new mobile payment ecosystems can. According to a May 2018 article in Bloomberg titled “Why China’s Payment Apps Give U.S. Bankers Nightmares”:

The future of consumer payments may not be designed in New York or London but in China. There, money flows mainly through a pair of digital ecosystems that blend social media, commerce and banking—all run by two of the world’s most valuable companies. That contrasts with the U.S., where numerous firms feast on fees from handling and processing payments. Western bankers and credit-card executives who travel to China keep returning with the same anxiety: Payments can happen cheaply and easily without them.

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Commodities

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Gold Bullion Bank Charades and the Importance of Long-Term Thinking / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2018

By: MoneyMetals

Recently, I gave an inside look into the competitive and honest market in which precious metals dealers operate. It’s a market based on supply and demand for actual physical metal in the form of coins, bars, or rounds.

However, the futures market – where global spot silver and gold prices are set – is another story.

The supply and demand for actual physical bars is pretty much irrelevant when exchanging paper contracts.

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, August 23, 2018

GCSE Exam Results Day Shock - Video! / Personal_Finance / Educating Children

By: N_Walayat

It's GCSE results day today, where 600,000 16 year olds across England and Wales will have been busy popping down to their secondary schools to find out if they managed to get their target GCSE grades for the courses they intend on enrolling for September start.

Overall minimum pass grades awarded of C/4 are marginally down on last year but English is up, Whilst a C is a pass, given the competition to get accepted on courses then the ultimate objectives are to achieve the A* and 9 grades for selected subjects. So if a student is choosing to enrol on say 3 A-levels in September then the objective would be to achieve 3 A*'s in those 3 chosen subjects as a sign of having the capability to go on and achieve a similar grade at A level.

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Commodities

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Is The 50-year Gold Mining Bear Market Coming To An End? / Commodities / Gold and Silver Stocks 2018

By: Hubert_Moolman

Gold stocks is in a 50-year bear market when measured in gold. This (very) roughly means that on average, it has been more economical to buy gold rather than to mine it.

Interestingly, South African gold mining production peaked two years after, in 1970, as if to confirm that mining was getting rather uneconomical.

There are a peculiar set of reasons why gold mining was so uneconomical, and this I address in my other publications.

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Currencies

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Big Money and the Big Lie / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Rob_Kirby

The picture below is one of the most important pieces anyone could look at to begin understanding the true nature/condition of our global financial system:

This picture depicts the life cycle of “ANY” fiat currency with compound interest.  This concept is explained thoroughly by Chris Martenson on his web site under the moniker of The Accelerated Crash Course.  I recommend everyone read it.

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Commodities

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Gold Stocks Crash! Now What? / Commodities / Gold and Silver Stocks 2018

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

Last week GDX and GDXJ were down almost 12% at their lows on Thursday. Since then, they’ve recovered but only a tiny fraction of recent losses.

The crash did result in the miners reaching an extreme oversold condition while trading around long-term support at their December 2016 lows. It was the perfect setup for shorts to cover. That combination often results in at least a relief rally.

While a rally is underway, where it goes from here remains to be seen.

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Car Pricing For Large Model Vehicles in 2018 / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: Dylan_Moran

Big cars are as popular as ever, but if you’re looking to buy a brand new big car in 2018, you need to know about the current value and costs of these bigger car models. Let’s take a closer look at some of the common big car model pricing for this year, along with what you need to keep in mind when shopping for a new car.

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Commodities

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Is Gold Price On Verge Of A Bottom, See For Yourself / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2018

By: Chris_Vermeulen

The recent downward price swing in Gold has kept Goldbugs frothing at what they believe is a very unusual and unexplained price function in the face of so much uncertainty throughout the globe.  With Turkey, Russia, China and many others experiencing massive economic and currency crisis events, Gold has actually been creeping lower as the US Dollar strengthens.  It is almost like a “Twilight Zone” episode for Gold Bulls.

The setup for a gold rally has been in place for over a decade.  Much like in 2006 through 2008, the current price and volatility of Gold is simply mundane.  For the past two years, Gold has rotated between $1190 and $1360 – within a $180 range.  Certainly, Gold traders were able to find some profits within this range, but no breakout trends have been established since early 2016 when the price of Gold changed from Bearish to Bullish and a 31% rally took place driving prices $328.80 higher from the lows.

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Economics

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

TRADING THE GLOBAL FUTURE - Bad Timing / Economics / Protectionism

By: Dan_Steinbock

This is the first of a three-part series.
In less than two years, the Trump administration has undermined more than seven decades of U.S. free trade legacies. That is both a reflection of and a catalyst for the further erosion of globalization.

Yet, these trade wars did not come out of the blue. The path to the tariff wars is becoming increasingly difficult to reverse or slow down, and the timing of the trade war could not be worse. It is taking place at a historical moment when global economic integration could further stagnate or even fall apart.

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Economics

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

How US Trade War Is Spreading from Goods to Services / Economics / Protectionism

By: Dan_Steinbock

Trump tariff wars are entering a new, far more dangerous phase. As the White House is expanding its tariff wars, collateral damage is about to spread from goods to services – much of it in the U.S.

After months of trade threats, the Trump administration announced its 25% tariff on $34 billion of Chinese imports effective in early July, while threatening levies on another $16 billion of imports. To defend its sovereign interest, China responded with 25% tariffs on $34 billion of US imports and recently imposed an additional tariff of 25% on $16 billion of US imports effective on August 23.

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Commodities

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Gold COT Data at Extreme Levels, which suggests Recovery Should Start Soon / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2018

By: The_Gold_Report

In his weekly precious metals market update, technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the gold and silver markets.

Our proprietary cycle indicator is down.

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ElectionOracle

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

US False Flag Election / ElectionOracle / US Congressional Elections

By: BATR

A conventional election cycle gets serious and begins when the Labor Day holiday is over. Well, there is nothing normal in a country which is divided among establishment statists, global corporatists, extreme anarchists, Marxists authoritarians vs. Trump 'Deplorables'. The prospects of the 2018 midterm U.S. Federal elections have the entire political structure of the power elites in a panic. The President ran on a platform as a 'Disrupter' and he has fulfilled the dismantling and substitution of many unaccountable Deep State operatives with honest public servants.  Brace yourself for much more than the silly season of campaigns. Get ready that the danger level of a monumental false flag is upon us and that the country faces a shock heard round the world.  

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Commodities

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Just Take The Metals Out Back And Shoot Them! / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: Avi_Gilburt

So, does my title appropriately capture the sentiment about metals right now?

While the title may seem a bit extreme to some of you, many are leaving the metals for dead, and others have already written their obituaries.

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