Category Archives: Nov 2017 Sentinel Alerts

The Next Italian Bank Threatens to Topple – 11.17.17 

  In a speech that did little to calm investors’ nerves, Italy’s finance minister said yesterday that he was “strangely optimistic” about Italy’s economic outlook. Senior eurocrats in Brussels are far from convinced. “Italy’s accounts are not improving,” blasted European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen … Continue reading

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Is This Why Productivity Has Tanked and Wealth Inequality Has Soared? – 11.15.17 

  Needless but highly profitable forced-upgrades are the bread and butter of the tech industry. One of the enduring mysteries in conventional economics (along with why wages for the bottom 95% have stagnated) is the recent decline in productivity gains (see … Continue reading

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Mideast Turmoil: Follow the Oil, Follow the Money – 11.14.17

  In this scenario, time is running out for Saudi Arabia’s free-spending royalty and state– and for all the other free-spending oil exporters. The discovery of new oil fields has fallen far below global consumption.While there are numerous dynamics at … Continue reading

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This Is What A Pre-Crash Market Looks Like – 11.13.2017

  The only other times in our history when stock prices have been this high relative to earnings, a horrifying stock market crash has always followed.  Will things be different for us this time?  We shall see, but without a … Continue reading

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If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn’t Worry You, You’re Not Paying Attention – 11.12.17 

  While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to … Continue reading

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Setting The Stage For War: US Air Force Says Missile Targeting Saudi Capital Was Iranian – 11.10.17 

  One day after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ordered their citizens to evacuate Lebanon – a move many suggested telegraphed an imminent “military intervention” – the mainstream media has begun building the case for a new mid-east war, one which … Continue reading

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