Another Sanctions Own Goal – Russia and India Ditch Dollar in Defense Deals

The World Cup isn't the only good thing happening in Russia today. Everyday new avenues of escape from dollar belligerence hit the headlines.  Today's is the announcement that Russia and India finally agreed to conduct military hardware business now under sanctions from the US Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) in bilateral currency swaps -- … Continue reading Another Sanctions Own Goal – Russia and India Ditch Dollar in Defense Deals

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Germany’s Unrest and Trump’s Aluminum Gambit

Watching the slow-motion destruction of Angela Merkel's political career is something I've looked forward to for a long time.  It may finally be here, but her opponents have to move carefully and make all the right moves otherwise Merkel will slither out of her predicament stronger than ever. That said, President Trump's full-court press for … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Germany’s Unrest and Trump’s Aluminum Gambit