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U.S. Dollar Remains Supposed Safe Haven

U.S. stock markets are all down YTD. Gold is also down YTD after the latest downturn. Inflation concerns, recession fears, and most importantly, global equity markets have wiped out $11 trillion in assets over the last 5 weeks. Not an…

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U.S. May Drop China Tariffs to Stop Inflation

U.S. President Joe Biden said the U.S. government would lift tariffs on Chinese imports to halt the rise in consumer prices in the United States. While Wall Street analysts predicted that the consumer price index (CPI) will rise by about…

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OPEC – Big Promises, Small Deliveries

As reported by the International Energy Agency in its April 2022 Oil Market Report, oil production by OPEC countries increased by only 40,000 barrels per day in March, well below the 400,000 barrels per day promised. This is also far…

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Why the Fed Rate Hike May Not Stop Inflation

Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the Fed’s position on interest rates in his speech at an IMF-sponsored seminar Thursday (April 21, 2022). The Fed sees inflation running away and wants to use its tools to stop it. “Getting inflation back…

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The Two Things Investors Should Keep an Eye On

These are certainly special times we are experiencing at the moment, from the virus pandemic, new all-time highs in the stock markets, commodity boom to the war in Ukraine. Investors are certainly thinking about how best to position themselves in…

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Natural Gas Rises Above $7

The price of natural gas (Henry Hub) has risen to over $7, a price last recorded in 2008. Year on year, the price has already risen by over 92% and currently stands at $7,189. Russia, which is currently facing heavy…

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