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"Why Commodities Defaults Could Spread", UBS Explains, by Tyler Durden

Anybody who was around for the last financial crisis knows how this one will go: defaults spreading out to “unrelated” areas as debt unravels, a process misnamed “contagion.” UBS has gotten the message. 643 more words

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Oil - Nice Setup For A Rally Here

There’s been a very nice run down on CL from falling channel resistance at 64, and we don’t think that the low is in yet, but we are thinking that this is a nice setup for a rally here. 168 more words


Trading Alert : Oil Sector Is Not Yet At The Bottom

“This is the beginning, not the end, of the write-down process,” Paul Sankey, an energy analyst at Wolfe Research LLC, said on Bloomberg TV on Friday. 621 more words


Deflation Is In The House

I’ve mentioned before that there are only two prices that matter, energy and labor. The price of crude oil is a pretty good proxy for energy, and that’s declining. 118 more words



At a medical earlier this year, the suggestion was made that more could and should be done on the exercise front. My weekly tennis match coupled with an occasional trot along the river banks when staying in London was deemed insufficient. 249 more words

Gold is Tanking, and the Slump is Here to Stay

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by Jeff Reeves of MarketWatch

Gold prices have slipped again this year, with the precious metal down more than 40% from its 2011 peak. 869 more words

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Oil Falls to 3-Month Low on Prospect of Lingering Glut

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by Mark Shenk of Bloomberg

Oil dropped to a three-month low in New York on the prospect that increasing Iranian shipments will extend the global supply glut. 558 more words

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