Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $WEAT, $CORN, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished lower Thursday with Wheat futures sinking to 3-month low, buffeted by huge world harvests that are adding to an oversupply of the agriculture grain. The most active Corn contract for March delivery fell 6 cents, or 1.72%, to […]






Expect Bigger Crude Oil Surplus in Y 2017, Output Jumps

Expect Bigger Crude Oil Surplus in Y 2017, Output Jumps






Expect Bigger Crude Oil Surplus in Y 2017, Output Jumps $USO, $OIL According to OPEC’s report, October’s supply boost mostly came from Libya, Nigeria and Iraq OPEC reported an increase in its Crude Oil production in October to a record high led by members hoping to be exempt from the producer group’s attempt to curb […]






Real Estate: London’s Spire to be the Tallest Residential Building in Western Europe

Real Estate: London’s Spire to be the Tallest Residential Building in Western Europe






Real Estate: London’s Spire to be the Tallest Residential Building in Western Europe In Y 2013, the architecture firm HOK was approached by a representative of the Greenland Group, China’s 3rd-largest developer. “They said they were investing in London and that they’d made an offer on a parcel,” said HOK Senior Vice President Larry Malcic. “They had […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished higher Tuesday, buoyed by widespread buying and investor short-covering ahead of a closely-watched crop report and results from the US Presidential election. The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 8 cents, or 2.31%, to 3.5425 bu. […]






The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium

The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium






The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium Experts say that the amount of lithium being produced in North America will not be enough to meet the growing demand for EVs (electrical vehicles) but that some of problem might/might not be alleviated via recycling, According to a report from the US EPA: […]






Crude Oil Glut Widens, Saudi Arabia ‘Jawbones’ Prices

Crude Oil Glut Widens, Saudi Arabia ‘Jawbones’ Prices






Crude Oil Glut Widens, Saudi Arabia ‘Jawbones’ Prices $OIL, $USO When I dig deep into the world of barreled and stored Crude Oil, Bearish signals abound in the EU market that helps dictate global Crude Oil prices. The price difference between Brent Crude for delivery out 2 and 3 months, a meausre telling traders how […]






Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’

Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’






Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’ $GLD, $GDX, $JDST Gold is valued as unequalled material for jewelry, storing wealth and growing  industrial uses. Gold prices rose Monday, as the USD slipped Vs a basket of currencies, as the market awaits clues on timing of an increase in US interest rates. Spot Gold was up […]






Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has Limited Supply of New iPhone7

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has Limited Supply of New iPhone7






Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has Limited Supply of New iPhone7 $AAPL If you are looking to buy Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPhone7 smartphones Friday you has better have ordered ahead. As some stores sold out, leaving those who purchased online with the best chance to get the latest models. Apple stores around the world turned away customers who […]






Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy

Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy






Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $USO Late last month the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that it was overstating domestic demand for Crude Oil and energy products to a “considerable degree”. Using imprecise and lagging data, the calculations for the amount of product being exported overseas was […]






On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze

On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze






On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze $OIL, $USO On the sidelines of the G20 Summit now finished meeting in Hangzhou, the Russian and Saudi Arabian Oil ministers met and agreed to create a producers’ group that would meet regularly to monitor the Oil markets. Brent Crude reached a high early of […]






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World

NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World $JLL New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for FDI (foreign investment) in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the EU aka Brexit, will diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center. Data on cross-border property transactions […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures closed mixed Thursday, with Soybean firming on signs of resurgent export demand. Corn drifted lower in subdued trade as the market awaited Key monthly reports due Friday from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Wheat fell on plentiful supplies and […]






Crude Oil Prices Dive on Global Supply Glut

Crude Oil Prices Dive on Global Supply Glut






Crude Oil Prices Dive on Global Supply Glut $OIL, $USO, $BHI World Crude Oil prices suffered big losses Monday, with the WTI Crude Oil marking below 40 bbl for the 1st time since April, as a survey showed that output in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached record highs last month. Production […]






Saudi Arabia Regains Spot as Top Crude Supplier to China

Saudi Arabia Regains Spot as Top Crude Supplier to China






Saudi Arabia Regains Spot as Top Crude Supplier to China $OIL China imported 4.569-M tonnes of Crude Oil from the Kingdom in June Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest Crude Oil exporter, regained its position as China’s top Crude supplier in June, after losing out to Russia in the previous 3 months, customs data showed Thursday. […]






M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket”

M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket”






M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket” $WMT, $BAC Back in Y 1997 at the launch of the Global Mobile Commerce Forum, Kevin Duffey coined the phrase ‘Mobile Commerce” meaning “the delivery of electronic commerce capabilities directly into the consumer’s hand (pocket), anywhere, via wireless technology.” I took that to mean a retail outlet in your consumer’s pocket. […]






Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline

Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline






Pesticide Industry Adds to Bees Population Decline $MON, $BAYRY, $SYT Last week, Friends of the Earth (FoE) released a report, titled “Buzz Kill: How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the US.” The report, by Christopher Cook and Tiffany Finck-Haynes, details the pesticide industry’s outsized role in weakening and […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn, Wheat and Soybean all retreated and settled lower Monday as weather forecast favored beneficial rain in the US Midwest. The most active Corn contract for Jul delivery shed 16.50 cents, or 3.77%, to close at 4.2125 bu. Jul Wheat delivery lost […]






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They

Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They With house prices up by double digits in Canada’s Toronto and Vancouver areas, offshore buyers, mainly from China, have fueled public concerns over whether they are inching the Canadians’ home-ownership dream further out of reach. These concerns have been dismissed by local economists, who say […]






Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up

Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up






Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up Energy cooperation has become the ‘backbone” of the Russia-China economic partnership, as bi-lateral interaction is expected to speed up in all economic fields. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich expressed the confidence that bi-lateral economic cooperation would continue to grow steadily in various fields. “China is […]






China’s Exporters Implement “Plan B” Against Headwinds

China’s Exporters Implement “Plan B” Against Headwinds






China’s Exporters Implement “Plan B” Against Headwinds China’s exporters are turning to an “alternative plan” aka Plan B, to underpin exports as foreign trade continued to be affected by weak demand, experts said Monday. “Plan B” involves manufacturing high-tech and innovative products amid ongoing supply-side structural reform to replace labor-intensive products, according to an article […]






US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens






US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New US single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in March, the decline was concentrated in the West region, suggesting that the housing market is weakening. The US Commerce Department said Monday new home sales decreased 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000 […]