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Guest Post: "If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention", by Chris Martenson

An excellent summary of the situation in the MENA from Chris Martenson.

Bond Market Algos Play Catch Up

We've been noting the recent disconnect between US bonds and the USDJPY and we've wondered if the algos would soon force a recoupling. It appears that we have our answer.

Jeez This Shit Gets Old

Just sitting here chuckling to myself at all the douchebags, like The Three Stooges, who sit all day and rub their chins as they ponder their theories, the spot price and all the other bullshit that has absolutely nothing to do with the minute-by-minute price changes of the Comex paper derivative "markets".

An Update from Batchelor and Cohen

After taking a week off as Professor Cohen traveled to Russia, John and Steve returned last evening to discuss the Russian history and recent events.

Big Green Candle

We wondered yesterday if, following the recent pattern, today would bring a big green candle. So far, so good. Now let's see if we can hold and extend rather than fall back again.


After all the crazy news of yesterday that seemed to some from every direction, the "markets" are so far taking a bit of a breather today. It will be interesting to see how long this lasts.

Tracking Today's Moves

An overnight spike in USDJPY barley budged the price of Comex Digital Gold. Why? The answer can be found in the second most-important HFT input...the bond market...where long rates continue to fall.

Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See

The US labor force is rapidly shrinking. Wage growth is non-existent. The vast majority of the American people have no savings and little hope for economic improvement. But none of that matters with the G-3 central banks in charge!

Moving Day

A lot going on again today as the Trump tax plan is finally released and, in a few hours, he'll also reveal his choice to replace Mother. So far, so good with the price of the Comex metals but let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet.

A Puzzling Day

Quite a few crosscurrents appearing today as bonds and commodities are up even though the USDJPY is up, too. Is this something significant or just a one day event?

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