Salvini Stoking Italian Risk on Eve of Bavarian Elections

So, let's talk Germany v. Italy in a no-holds barred, tag-team grudge match for control over the future of the European Union. Because, make no mistake, that is exactly what is on the table when we analyze what is happening in the EU.  Man of Many Hats, Matteo Salvini, is in the driver's seat pushing … Continue reading Salvini Stoking Italian Risk on Eve of Bavarian Elections

Bill Browder Strikes Back in Europe

"I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further." — The Empire Strikes Back Since Vladimir Putin brought up Bill Browder’s name in Helsinki events have escalated to a fever pitch.  Russia is under extreme attack the U.S./European financial and political establishment. And part of that push is coming from Browder himself.  … Continue reading Bill Browder Strikes Back in Europe

Private Blog — Market Report 9-16-2018

I have a new Private Blog Market Report up for Patrons over at Patreon.  This weekend we look at the situation in the S&P 500, Gold and Bitcoin as well as discuss the EU's descent into barbarism via the outrageous use of Article 7. These reports are exclusively for Patrons.  You can gain access to … Continue reading Private Blog — Market Report 9-16-2018

Stakes Rise in Browder-Gate – EU Threatens Cyprus with Article 7

It's been quite a week for Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty.  First Hungary and now Cyprus.  And all because of some guy named Bill Browder? Despite numerous warnings and obstacles, Cyprus continues to assist Russia in investigating the finances of Bill Browder.  This has resulted in letters of warning to Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades … Continue reading Stakes Rise in Browder-Gate – EU Threatens Cyprus with Article 7

Never Go Nuclear — The EU Goes After Hungary

If there is one thing people with power always do when confronted with intransigence it is they always go nuclear. As a parent we've all been there.  That moment when your child calls your bluff on a particular thing you've been arguing over and you're left with no other option than to go through with … Continue reading Never Go Nuclear — The EU Goes After Hungary

Private Blog – Market Report 9-12: Article 7 and the Rise in Oil

I have a new Private Blog post up on Patreon for patrons discussing Article 7 proceedings against Hungary as well as what's happening in the Far East.  Also a long-term look at oil prices. If you are interested in what these market reports look like there are a few of them available publicly on YouTube … Continue reading Private Blog – Market Report 9-12: Article 7 and the Rise in Oil

A League of Leagues of Their Own in Europe

"There's no crying in baseball!" — A League of Their Own The Great Realignment is coming to Europe next year.  All the writing is on the wall. This summer saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel survive a leadership challenge by her coalition partner Horst Seehofer over her immigration policy. She needs political wins to maintain her … Continue reading A League of Leagues of Their Own in Europe

Trump Doesn’t Want Peace with the EU

Donald Trump is on a mission.  His goal? Destroy the post-WWII institutional order that has outlived its usefulness. And there have been a number of major moves that fundamentally tear at the fabric of that order.  In a span of a day we've had the following things occur in quick succession. French President Emmanuel Macron … Continue reading Trump Doesn’t Want Peace with the EU