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U.S. Pullout of Iran Nuclear Deal: What Next for Oil, Business?

How will the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal impact oil markets, Middle East peace process and global trade? Our research offers some

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Gold: At the Crossroads of Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Gold has shown a lack of direction amid the push-pull effects of fiscal and monetary policies. Our research takes you through gold’s possible paths

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Could the Initiation of Trade Skirmishes Lead to Trade Wars?

The biggest current threat to global growth is a trade war.  There are other risks, too.  The U.S. Federal reserve is unwinding quantitative easing and raising rates, but is making the policy shifts very gradually, with careful market guidance.  Governments are focused on whether they need to cut taxes, not …

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Fed Unwinding of QE and What it Means for U.S. Bonds

What next for the U.S. bond market, where yields are outstripping those in Europe and Japan? Keep an eye on quantitative easing by the ECB and BoJ.

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Oil: Could Iran Risk Reverse Options’ Bearish Signal?

The removal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Chief and former Congressman, Mike Pompeo, has implications for nearly all aspects of U.S. foreign policy, including Middle East relations.  More specifically, Tillerson supported the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), whereas Pompeo …