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Iron Ore Gravy Trains

Once upon a time mining companies were making a lot of money by extracting ore from Australia’s crust.

Soon after, the government needed some money to pay for the debts they incurred as a result of the spending promises they made to the Australian public, in their attempt to remain elected to power. 298 more words

Finance & Investment

Russia's Central Bank Unexpectedly Slashes Rate To 15%, Ruble Reels

The Russian Central Bank has cut its key interest rate to 15 percent from 17 percent due to the ‘shift in the balance of risks of accelerated consumer price growth and cooling economy,’ according to a statement from the regulator. 434 more words

Emerging Markets

Crazy Markets and Soybeans

The past week and half a half has been very crazy so I have not traded at all since I have not been confident about calling direction. 805 more words


Things of beauty

A colleague steered me in the direction of a BBC documentary on Megan Boyd this week. As regular readers will know, I have a passion for fly fishing and have vowed in recent years to attempt catching fish with flies that I have tied myself; Clearly, my success would be greatly enhanced if I could tie anything vaguely resembling the flies made by this amazing lady who lived in the very north of Scotland in a tiny house with no running water or electricity. 279 more words

Trend Report & Positions For January 30, 2014

US 10Yr Note
Crude Oil
E-mini S&P


+LONG: US 10Yr Note… 42 more words

Stock Index

2015/1/29 - Gold, Silver, GDX : First Test of the Year

Wind has been blowing for precious metals since the rally began in 2015, but finally had the first major retracement with gold down $25 and silver down $1 . 104 more words