The collapse in bond yields, exacerbated by the crash in oil prices, marks an end to the era of trust in central banks… OPEC+: A 24-Hour View Coronavirus. That will be the first and last time this column mentions that word. Despite the weekend’s many developments in the epidemic, there is a new issue to drive…

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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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How can one write about the underlying truth of the economy in a nation where the majority of people do not care about truth? Disregard of truth has become so extreme in the US that we have exceeded the peculiarity of calling a man a woman if he wants to change his body parts, even…

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 The identity and actions of these world powers are described primarily in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation. The king of the west is the Antichrist who will lead the ‘revised’ Roman Empire [the seventh kingdom] and its western allies. The ‘revised’ Roman Empire today is the European Union in transition. The king of the south is Egypt and its southern Islamic allies. The…

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Banks and bankers are dishonest by design, these bankers are not committing suicide because they want to be the first in heaven… During the past few years, we extensively covered a bizarre surge in banker suicides, pointing out the various conspiracy theories linking various high-level bank executives and inside scandals at the very highest levels across financial…

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