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Petrostate Cash Crunch Continues Amid Oil Collapse, Proxy Wars – Zero Hedge 09-07-15

Salient to Investors: Tyler Durden writes: ZIRP has allowed insolvent US oil producers to stay in business and help keep oil prices low, and now Saudi Arabia and Qatar are also tapping the credit markets. Saudi Arabia needs crude at $100 to finance their budget deficit estimated to be 20%

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 08-23-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The last time oil fell more than 50% in less than a year, in the 1980s, the Soviet Union collapsed. Saudi Arabia wants to put American shale and tight oil producers out of business, but they have survived using technology and smart business practices.

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Central Banks Have Shot Their Wad – Why The Casino Is In For A Rude Awakening, Part I – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 07-25-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman writes: The central banks have shot their wad after increasing their aggregate balance sheet from $3 trillion to $22 trillion over the last 15 years, which falsified financial prices. The coming deflation will bring a plunge in corporate profits and collapsing prices of vastly inflated risk asset classes. The

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More Job Losses Coming To U.S. Shale – OilPrice.com 07-16-15

Salient to Investors: Gaurav Agnihotri writes: The short to medium-term outlook for oil is mostly bearish. The Iran nuclear agreement, Greece, high OPEC production, and China’s market turmoil make an oil price rebound highly unlikely in the near future. Low oil prices will most likely result in more job losses. The

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Urgent Warning: 6 Signs the Great Crash Is Upon Us! – David Stockman’s Contra Corner -7-16-15

Salient to Investors: Harry Dent writes: All the signs point to the end of the global bubble. The greatest trigger will be the bursting of the massive, unprecedented China bubble. China’s stock market loss of 35% in less than 30 days signals its stock bubble has peaked: a drop of 30% to 40%

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Iran looks to energy reserves for post-sanctions influence – BBC News 06-05-15

Salient to Investors: Iran would be a superpower in global energy markets if reserves in the ground were the measuring stick – only Russia has more oil and gas reserves. The CIA reports proven natural gas reserves in 2014 (in cubic metres) in Russia were 47,800,000,000,000, in Iran 33,800,000,000,000, in Qatar 25,070,000,000,000, in the US 8,734,000,000,000, in Saudi Arabia 8,235,000,000,000. Jamie Ingram

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 02-22-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world of which perhaps 30,000 are members of ISIS. Sheri Berman at Barnard College says ideologies succeed when they replace failed ideas. ISIS has benefited from the failure of Pan Arab-ism, Republicanism, nascent efforts at democracy, economic liberalism and

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Goldman: Here’s Why Oil Crashed—and Why Lower Prices Are Here to Stay – Bloomberg 02-11-15

Salient to Investors: Sven Jari Stehn at Goldman Sachs said: The massive supply shock in half2 2014 accounted for most of the oil price decline, joined by slowing demand in December and January. Since the stock market is a good indicator of economic demand, when stocks move in tandem with oil

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These Experts Know Exactly Where Oil Prices Are Headed – BloombergBusiness 02-06-15

Salient to Investors: Gary Cohn at Goldman Sachs predicts oil will decline to as low as $30. Astenbeck Capital Mgmt said shale oil will soon be needed to make up for global production declines, pushing US prices to as high as $65. Giovanni Staunovo at UBS says oil is yet to

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 01-25-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: Radical Islam is the default ideology of anger, discontent and violent opposition for a small number of alienated young Muslim men around the world. Only Muslims and particularly Arabs can cure this cancer. In the 12 years between 9/12/01 and 2013, only 42 Americans

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