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Fracking — A New Bubble for a New Year

Oil and natural gas exploration and extraction via fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a highly capital-intensive venture. Given the tentative strategy of the Federal Reserve in raising the benchmark interest rate, a sudden and unexpected increase in borrowing costs for businesses in the high-yield debt space is a serious cause for concern.

Guess What Happened The Last Time Oil Prices Crashed Like This?

OPEC is now engaged in a “price war” with the United States. If the price of oil stays at this level or continues falling, we will see a significant number of U.S. shale oil companies go out of business and large numbers of jobs will be lost. The Saudis know how to play hardball, and they are absolutely ruthless.

Currency Wars Reignite As Yuan Tumbles Most In 2 Months

Did China just re-enter the currency wars? The Chinese Yuan dropped 0.29% overnight – its biggest drop since September and 2nd biggest devaluation since March – as the currency tumbles back in line with the PBOC’s fixing for the first time in over 3 months. China’s huge corporate debt market also appears to be freezing.

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