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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

2015: the Recovery Year for Energy and Commodities?

Last year was a dismal year for oil, the energy sector in general, commodities, and gold. Following through with the [...]

2015: Why’s the Oil Price Collapsing? Answer: $8+ Trillion Carry Trade

By: DK_Matai   Most in the media are utterly clueless about what’s coming in 2015. It is incumbent upon ATCA 5000 [...]

Industrial Expansion Will Strain Mexico’s Water Resources

From Stratfor, Summary Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment of an occasional series on water scarcity issues around the [...]

Earn $13,000 a year selling your feces

  The Washington Post   © The Washington Post Since 2013, a non-profit, OpenBiome, has been processing and shipping loads of [...]

Will China’s Year of the Goat Bring Out the Market Bulls?

From Mobius Blog, According to the Chinese calendar, 2015 is the Year of the Goat (or sheep), creatures that are typically [...]

Reforms in Asia Bring Big Potential for Small Companies

At Templeton Emerging Markets Group, we believe Asia’s combination of rapid economic growth, generally strong national finances and economic fundamentals [...]

Suspicious? Vindictive? Hire a hacker

  By Joanna Campione One person’s paranoia is another one’s business. A new website called Hacker’s List hooks up the suspicious, the vindictive [...]

China’s Total Debt Load Equals 282% of GDP, Raising Economic Risks

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, WSJ Blog, China’s overall debt load has risen quickly since the global financial crisis. While [...]

These charts show you which countries own most of the United States’ foreign debt

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, US President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed 2016 budget last week, and from its plans for student [...]

19th Century “X-Ray” Tool Predicts Market Direction

   Manny Backus Imagine using an X-Ray machine on the stock market. Like a medical doctor, imagine peering inside price [...]

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