Cyprus Has Finally Killed Myth That EMU Is Benign
April 01, 2013
This piece from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is about as hard-hitting an analysis of Cyprus as I have read and really makes an interesting introduction to this week’s Outside the Box. No messing around:... Read More
Apple’s Growth Outpaces Samsung’s In Most Recent comScore U.S. Smartphone Share Report
March 06, 2013
Apple's iPhone made up some ground in the most recent comScore smartphone OEM market share numbers, covering the three-month period ending in January 2013. Apple's share rose from 34.3 percent curing... Read More
EU’s Unemployment Hits Record High! How You Can Play It
January 18, 2013
At his press conference last week, ECB President Mario Draghi threw cold water on the prospects for rate cuts in Europe any time soon. This followed the ECB decision to keep rates on . . . → Read More:... Read More
Apple Reportedly Looking To Bring Mac Mini Production To U.S. Shores
December 27, 2012
Apple is said to be considering a move that will bring Mac mini production to the U.S., through manufacturing partner Foxconn, according to supply chain sources speaking to Digitimes. Foxconn already... Read More
Undoubtedly Global economy is at risk of a fresh contraction – Austerity VS Stimulus
November 28, 2012
The influential Paris-based think tank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) expects a global economic slowdown in 2013. Organization requested, central banks of economic... Read More
Sorry, Grover Norquist – Warren Buffett has other ideas.
November 26, 2012
Sorry, Grover Norquist. Warren Buffett has other ideas. As the fiscal cliff debate heating up in Washington, one of most influential figures in U.S.A, Warren Buffett slams Anti-tax evangelist Grover... Read More
Google’s Android based smartphones accounts for nearly 75 percent of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple’s iPhone at 15%. In the United States, Android is clubbing iPhone 53% to 34%. But,... Read More
China’s New Leadership: Progressive, Not Conservative
November 16, 2012
Hu’s defeat vs. Jiang’s victory We disagree with media reports that China’s new Politburo Standing Committee is dominated by relatively conservative members. What we see is a complete defeat of current... Read More
What Impact does Oil have on the Syrian Civil War?
October 05, 2012
There is a popular belief in the Middle East that Washington’s foreign policy, particularly as it relates to this precarious region, is largely driven by America’s dependency on, and insatiable... Read More
Can Syria’s Rebels Overthrow Assad?
September 20, 2012
As rebels attempt to regroup in advance of a new strategy to overpower Assad, and Western powers try to start from scratch with a new rebel formation that is presumably devoid of Salafi Jihadists, . .... Read More
Libya – Doomed from Day One
September 17, 2012
People often ask me why the West doesn’t attempt a Libya-style intervention in Syria. After all, things are going so well in Libya. Oil production is up. But oil production is merely a mirage, . . . →... Read More
EU Bites the Hand that Feeds It: Gazprom Will Bite Back
September 11, 2012
Gazprom has Europe’s natural gas market in a stranglehold and Europe is attempting to fight back, first with a raid last year on the Russian giant’s offices and then with a probe launched earlier . . .... Read More
August 14, 2012
It is a lazy summer day here in Texas, and the market and investment news front is rather quiet as well. But that will change before too long. We should enjoy the relative calm . . . → Read More:... Read More
Things Are About to Get Much Worse for Energy Firms in Argentina – Interview with Sam Logan
July 24, 2012
Angering Spain by seizing and nationalizing a majority of Repsol’s shares in YPF and ramping up the rhetoric over the Falkland Islands as exploration deals promise to make the territory a major oil... Read More
Spain’s Molasses Jeopardizing Eurozone?
July 23, 2012
Spain’s regional government debt is in focus again. Spanish 10-year government bond yields are trading near 7.5% as Spain’s central government is expected to bail out its regions – and in return may... Read More
United States of Europe has Arrived!
June 27, 2012
A fiscal union, a banking union, a United States of Europe has arrived! Don’t believe it? Just like many newborns, this one has its shares of wrinkles, but what you see is what you get. We discuss a... Read More
As tensions rise among Iraqi Kurds in the country’s north, Sunnis in the south and the Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad over the distribution of natural resources, Turkey is setting its sights on an... Read More
Iran Looks to China and Russia for Military Support as Pressure from the West Increases
June 19, 2012
Beset by rising rhetoric about a possible Israeli attack against its nuclear facilities, Iran is seeking full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as an additional layer of international... Read More
Australia or New Zealand? Same-Same, But Different
June 13, 2012
Colleen Murphy, International Man Australia It’s a tough life in the sunburnt country: space aplenty, abundant natural resources, pubs with enormous beer gardens and an almost nationwide addiction to... Read More
Cashing In On Japan’s Debt Conundrum?
June 04, 2012
By Robert Ross, Casey Research On the heels of Fitch’s sovereign credit downgrade to A plus (the fifth-highest investment grade), Japan’s government debt continues to swell. With its debt at over 200%... Read More
One Nation (under Germany)
May 23, 2012
For this week’s Outside the Box I want to share with you a singularly interesting conversation between Niall Ferguson and Ben Laurance, in the Sunday Times of London. What really grabbed me about it... Read More
The Clash of Generations
May 16, 2012
There are plenty of books about the entitlement disaster in our future, but few come with the backing of an academic press. The Clash of Generations is an exception. Written by economist Larry... Read More
A Leaderless World
May 08, 2012
I recently had a chance to speak at a conference where Dr. Ian Bremmer spoke after me. I was very impressed with his thought process and asked him to give me an outline of his speech to share with you... Read More
Is a Water War between India and Pakistan Imminent?
April 16, 2012
A peaceful and stable Pakistan is integral to western efforts to pacify Afghanistan, but Islamabad’s obsessions with its giant eastern neighbor may render such issues moot. Since partition in 1947,... Read More
Standing Down as Iran’s Power Struggle Unfolds
April 04, 2012
A strike on Iran, however limited, would push the current internal power struggle to a premature end that would not be in the US’ best interests – that is the message, whether intentional or not, of... Read More
Iran Says “Gold Is Money”
March 21, 2012
By Louis James, Casey Research Economic crises signal that the current system isn’t working as expected and needs improvement. When it comes to monetary systems, questioning their fundamentals can lead... Read More
How Global Rebalancing Could Send the Dollar Soaring!
March 19, 2012
Back in November, I laid out the case for a multi-year bull market in the U.S. dollar. At the time I shared several reasons, and most of them seem to be playing out. One of the key factors was my... Read More
Solar News: Salamon Group (OTCQB:SLMU) Reports MOU With Sunlogics PLC (18L1.F; 18L1.DE)
March 15, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NV - March 15, 2012 (Investorideas.com renewable energy newswire) SALAMON GROUP, INC. ( OTCQB:SLMU ) announced March 6th that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sunlogics... Read More
In the 32 years of his benighted rule, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has done more damage to the country than its white-led minority government ever did. With the exception of the... Read More
Major multi-front war on the near horizon!
March 07, 2012
For the first time in decades, the Middle East is on the brink of a war that could involve multiple countries … on multiple fronts … with many dimensions — civil war, guerrilla war, religion-based war... Read More
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