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Could Oil Prices Sink Below $40 Per Barrel Again?

As we know all too well, all paths lead back to energy, hence falling oil prices are reining in inflationary pressures once again. Retail oil prices on the national average are now dropping below $2.50/gallon, and should continue to retrace in the coming months – despite the expectation of a deep refinery maintenance season.

U.S. Gold Production Finally Hit Hard Due To Low Price

The lower price of gold has finally taken its toll on U.S. gold production. Domestic gold mine supply fell considerably in May compared to the same period last year. This is a significant amount as the United States is the fourth largest gold producer in the world. If current trends continue, U.S. gold production will fall below 200 mt in 2015.

Citi Slams Historic Oil Surge: "Another False Start, Time To Fade The Rally"

Citi’s Ed Morse together with Goldman has been bearish on oil for a good part of the past year, and slammed the crude breakout when he released a report titled “Another False Start…Time to Fade the Rally” whose punchline is that “Citi foresees that WTI and Brent prices should post another fresh leg lower—perhaps making new 2015 lows—before year-end.”

5 Trends That Are Shredding the Global Economy

In the wake of the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008-2009, central banks launched monetary stimulus programs aimed at pumping money into the economy. The stated goals of these stimulus programs were 1) boost employment and 2) generate enough inflation to stave off deflation, which is generally viewed as the cause of financial depressions.

Why So Much Volatility In Oil Prices? Blame The Speculators

Much of the gain was related to speculative movements & decisions of oil traders moving barrels of oil on paper. Speculators had taken a near-record level of short positions on oil, predicting oil prices would continue to fall. They did fall, for about 2 months. However, with such a large preponderance of short positions, the timing was right for a correction.

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Gold and Silver: Arbitrage Opportunities for You to Pounce On

The most promising arbitrage situations—trades that exploit price differences between similar financial instruments—come about as a result of takeover bids, while others happen when a company’s shares trade significantly below its cash on hand. Here are some company stories with management teams that Jayant Bhandari thinks are close to perfect.

Silver Price Forecast: Silver Set To Start 70s Style Rally?

The structure of the current silver bull market has a lot in common with the 70s one. However, there are some differences, which actually favour a stronger silver price performance during this bull market. One that favours silver this time is the fact that the current silver bull market started at a much different & more favourable time for silver as compared to the 70s bull market.

Did The Fed Intentionally Spark A Commodity Sell-off?

A theory: The Fed realized that QE wasn’t working, and never worked, thus another path was needed. But what alternative did they have, since rates were already ZERO? So maybe they changed course and took a strong dollar policy vs. a weak one to intentionally weaken the commodity sector and thus boost consumer spending.

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