U.S. Inventories and Production Levels: Natural Gas & Crude Oil

U.S. Inventories and Production Levels.

Strategic Oil Chokepoints – jpm

The most important naval choke points were first identified by John Fisher in his defense of continued British colonialism (important colonies in parentheses):[1] Hormuz Strait between Oman and Iran at the entrance to the Persian Gulf Strait of Malacca between Singapore and Indonesia Bab-el-Mandeb passage from the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea (Yemen and Socotra) Panama Canal and the Panama Pipeline connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans (British Honduras) Suez Canal and the Sumed Pipeline connecting the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea (Egypt)Continue reading “Strategic Oil Chokepoints – jpm”

CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest Bonus Bucks for Friday, November 18

Bonus Bucks for Friday, November 18 (the ones posted Thursday night). 1. On Wednesday, the Bank of England predicted that inflation would fall to what level in two year’s time? D. 1.3 percent 2. Despite the U.S. consumer confidence at recession levels, Smead Capital Management believes its time to buy shares of consumer discretionary stocks.Continue reading “CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest Bonus Bucks for Friday, November 18”

Anglo American Plc Buyout

Anglo American Plc has bought out the Oppenheimer family’s 40% ownership of De Beers for approx. $5.1bn in cash. Anglo, will now control just over 85% of De Beers has forecasted a rise in demand for diamonds in emerging countries… “We’re seeing in the first half of this year a tremendous increase in demand comingContinue reading “Anglo American Plc Buyout”

Japan & unilateral intervention in FX market.

Japan continues intervening in FX market. “intervened to curb speculative moves against Yen strength; acted in line with G20 and did not intend to distort markets.” – Jun Azumi, Japanese Finance Minister.

EFSF: “A deal has been reached.”

It appears the EFSF deal has been reached. As expected, it will be 1.4 trillion, by using 400-500% leverage on cash. Write down on Greek debt will be 50% (really 29%). Italy pledges to cut debt gdp ratio to 113% by 2013. The TARP, Euro banks will be funded with 30 billion for recapitalization. DowContinue reading “EFSF: “A deal has been reached.””