Iran to Join EAEU – 45 Years of Foreign Policy Down the Drain

Iran is joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). By early next year, February by this account, Iran will join the five founding members of the Union and open the door for Turkey to do so later in 2018. Between this and the end of the war in Syria, it’s not hard to declare the Brzezinski Doctrine … Continue reading Iran to Join EAEU – 45 Years of Foreign Policy Down the Drain

Fed Hikes, Gold Spikes, EU Says, “Yikes!”

With Brexit talks in the gutter, Merkel in trouble and Poland flexing its muscles on immigration the EU is staring at an apocalyptic 2018. The Federal Reserve to no one's surprise raised rates a quarter point today. The response from the markets was Europe's worst nightmare because not only did the dollar spike but gold … Continue reading Fed Hikes, Gold Spikes, EU Says, “Yikes!”

Chart School – Ethereum: Anatomy of a Long-Term Breakout

I'm going to show you a chart of Ethereum this morning that should make you stand up and take notice. For months Ethereum was dogged by doubts after its massive run-up to $400 earlier in the year. And those doubts are somewhat warranted. Structurally, I have problems with Ethereum, but at the same time, I … Continue reading Chart School – Ethereum: Anatomy of a Long-Term Breakout

Interview – Halsey Live – Trump and Putin Building Mideast Peace

Last night Halsey English and I did our weekly jam on geopolitics. We cover The ins and outs of the controversy surrounding Trump's plan to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Why Turkey is mostly irrelevant How this is setting the stage for a grand bargain in the Middle East despite the bluster and the … Continue reading Interview – Halsey Live – Trump and Putin Building Mideast Peace

Oil Producers Turning to Crypto to Solve Sanctions Problems

Last week, Venezuela announced it would develop a national cryptocurrency backed by its oil reserves, the Petro.  Now there is a report that Russia is considering the same thing.  Iran will likely follow suit. As of right now this is just a rumor, but it makes some sense.  So, let’s treat this rumor as fact … Continue reading Oil Producers Turning to Crypto to Solve Sanctions Problems

Trump Walks a Tightrope with Mideast Peace Plan

For months I've been telling you that the framework for a Middle East Peace Plan is in process.  Donald Trump dropped a nuclear bomb on the world the other day by announcing the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, ending more than 50 years of virtue-signaling over what is, in fact, fact. … Continue reading Trump Walks a Tightrope with Mideast Peace Plan

December Issue of Gold Goats ‘n Guns Released

The destruction of false media and political narratives dominated 2017's headlines.  The fallout from that destruction is the focus in this month's Gold Goats 'n Guns Investment Newsletter.  At the core of the political destruction is the fear of institutional breakdown and that means the looking for new solutions to problems still suffering from the 2008 financial crisis. Solutions … Continue reading December Issue of Gold Goats ‘n Guns Released

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision and the Path to Peace

Everyone is freaking out over Donald Trump’s acknowledgment of reality.  Jerusalem is the de facto capital of Israel.  It has been for decades.  Yes, the Muslim world is angry about this decision by Trump. Yes, it will make things tense for a while.  No, the Palestinians and Turkey are not happy about this.  Neither is … Continue reading Trump’s Jerusalem Decision and the Path to Peace