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Confused as an investor? Take heart you are not alone. What about the followers of Dennis Gartman recently. He turned negative on stocks while they fell 10 per cent and then after a five per…
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Goldman Sachs predicted $150 oil two years ago now it says $70 oil coming, will they be right this time around?

Goldman Sachs has a less than stellar forecasting record on oil. Two years ago the US investment house said crude would surge to $150 a barrel, now it has oil plunging to $70 next year.…
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Opec meeting next month won’t yield oil supply cut argues Platts

The oil market is currently oversupplied by a million barrels per day because of lower than expected global demand as the Chinese and European economies slowdown, and that has pushed prices down by 25 per…
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Opec members in discord not yet in a crisis says IHS

Oil prices are falling fast and unless Opec gets its act together quickly then oil revenues will be substantially down next year for the first time in four years. If this is not a crisis…
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Is the fall in oil prices to two-year lows down to the surge in US shale oil supply or a Saudi plot to knobble Russia?

Oil prices are the very essence of conspiracy theories. But sometimes the basics are more important, like the curent surge in US shale oil supply. Then again the Saudis could be colluding with the US…
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Posted on 23 October 2014 Categories: Oil & Gas, Sovereign Wealth Funds, US Dollar, US Stocks, Video Channel

Saudi and Dubai stocks crash 5% in panic selling as oil price plunge and IPOs hit sentiment

There were signs of panic selling on the Saudi and Dubai bourses on the last day of the trading week with both markets down around five per cent. The 25 per cent fall in crude…
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Posted on 16 October 2014 Categories: GCC Real Estate, GCC Stock Markets, Global Economics, Oil & Gas

Investors wait each day for a market turnaround that just is not happening

Each day traders are waiting for a market turnaround that is just not happening. Those going short are winning but could be caught out by any bounce that sticks. For the moment the bounces are…
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Which hedge fund is going to fail first as the oil price plunges?

It’s no secret that many oil trades have gone badly awry for the hedge funds over the past couple of months and many are hemorraging with these losses. Could it be fatal for some of…
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Posted on 15 October 2014 Categories: Hedge Funds, Investment Management, Oil & Gas, US Stocks, Video Channel

$80-a-barrel oil pushes Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi into budget deficits

$80-a-barrel oil pushes both Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia into budget deficits, not that either country will have any trouble financing them. Saudi Arabia’s government debt is less than three per cent of GDP compared…
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Posted on 15 October 2014 Categories: Oil & Gas, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Video Channel

Credible data shows deflationary pressure from China set to get a whole lot worse

Ignore the fictitious trade and GDP data coming out of China and look at the more credible data on prices. These tell a story more consistent with economic contraction and deflation.
Richard Iley, chief economist,…
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