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April, 2017 Archives

Looking at the Fringes

By Benjamin J. Butler

 

Jeju Island

 

I took a flight down to the Korean Hawaii, Jeju Island, to meet with the founder of the Millennium Project and other insightful future thinkers. Meanwhile, the temperature on the Korean peninsula remains pretty hot. Lindsey Graham and John McCain seem excited after Trump’s briefing. That doesn't exactly instill any peace-loving citizen with confidence. It's often said that these two have not seen any war that they don't like.

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Daily Recap

There was general follow-through on yesterday's positive moves in world stock markets.  Major Asian exchanges were all up respectable amounts, as were European shares.  Those helped send the Global Dow Index up 0.25%.

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Higher Metals Ahead?

by Jon S. Strebler

 

The situation in N. Korea has in some ways been a case of “different day, same old same old,” beginning at least as far back as the rule of Kim Jong Il (1994-2011). No matter what the reality of the situation is, the country’s leaders tend to react by threatening the most dire military consequences, using verbiage that – were the situation not so serious – is nearly comical. In the recent past, for example, it has threatened to “invade America” and “reduce Washington, DC to ashes” as it “leaves no Americans alive.” 

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Richard's Thoughts on Gold

Richard's Comments

 

As far as I can see, there's only one "safe haven" in the rapidly changing world of today. It's an item that has served as a safe haven for 6,000 years. Because gold is the only item that can't go bankrupt, for thousands of years, gold has been treated as pure wealth.

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