Experts believe that the market will self-correct as it did on multiple occasions in 2019 despite Mideast tensions US President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani has sent shockwaves not only throughout the Middle East but also across global markets.The price of international benchmark Brent crude topped $70 per barrel on Monday, a…

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Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, Source Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe a mature worldview requires skepticism toward power. Smart upstanding citizens believe the government is your friend, and the media are its helpers. Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe that powerful people sometimes make immoral plans in secret. Smart upstanding citizens believe the TV always tells the…

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An eventful 2019 wraps up a decade of turmoil in oil markets, in which Brent Crude prices fluctuated from as high as US$125 a barrel in 2012 to as low as US$30 per barrel in January 2016.   Geopolitical turmoil, economic growth, soaring U.S. shale production, and OPEC’s various policies to try to set the trends in oil prices marked…

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Consider the age of monarchs.  Squabbling barons select a supreme ruler – a king or an emperor — to suppress the squabbling.  Peace and prosperity return to the land.  The king makes policy but he can’t do everything.  His minions take care of the details.  Minions mean bureaucracy.   The bureaucracy grows.  The king grows old and dies. …

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