Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects

Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects

Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects $JPM, $HHBC, $ING The amount raised will be used to finance construction of new facilities Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the country’s top Oil & Gas exploration and production company, has obtained a $4-B loan from international banks, as low Crude Oil prices strain state finances. The 5-year […]

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology Last month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce methane emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The Obama Administration proposed new regulations in January 2016 to cut the amount of Methane, a powerful Greenhouse […]

Brexit to Have Little Impact on Saudi and UAE Financial Institutions

Brexit to Have Little Impact on Saudi and UAE Financial Institutions

Brexit to Have Little Impact on Saudi and UAE Financial Institutions Saudi said it had already made some adjustments to assets denominated in Pound Sterling and Euros Saturday, 2  Gulf states said they did not anticipate their financial institutions to be greatly affected as a result of Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Saudi Arabia, […]

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk $TSLA Electric vehicles (EV) are seen by many as the harbinger of an environmentally Neutral future. Industry as assure consumers of “Zero Emissions,” and US President Barack Hussein Obama promised a 1-M on the road by Y 2015. Another, failed promise from the “Hopemiester” as less than 450-K […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wall Street fell for a 3rd day running, as investors continue to run from equities and rushed into safe havens assets. DJIA -132.86 at 17732.48, NAS Comp -46.11 at 4848.44, S&P 500 -17.01 at 2079.06 US stocks bowed to the risk averse environment generated by renewed fears about Brexit, falling […]

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly) $GLD, $USO Spot Gold finished sharply higher for a 2nd week running, closing at 1,274.40 oz, as risk aversion helped the precious Yellow metal to resume its Bullish trend from earlier this year. Risk aversion, prompted by China and the UK, underpinned the commodity, alongside with the Uturn […]

Worst Behind Abu Dhabi as it Looks to Revive Guggenheim Plans

Worst Behind Abu Dhabi as it Looks to Revive Guggenheim Plans

Worst Behind Abu Dhabi as it Looks to Revive Guggenheim Plans The Chairman of the Emirate’s Department of Economic Development said he expected the plans to be revived amid positive economic growth predictions Abu Dhabi is expected to revive its plans for a Guggenheim Museum next year amid expectations of accelerated economic growth, according to […]

“Risk Off” as Investors Fear Global Growth Slowing

“Risk Off” as Investors Fear Global Growth Slowing

“Risk Off” as Investors Fear Global Growth Slowing $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors are selling off risky assets from their portfolios because of falling global GDP expectations, driven by China’s slowing growth, and the hotting up US Presidential race. Friday, global growth worries and a sharp decline in Crude Oil prices sent fear through Wall […]

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Daily)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Daily)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Daily) $GLD, $USO Gold prices spiked again Thursday, with Spot Gold at 1,271.67, its highest since 18 May, in spite of the Buck’s strength, benefited by sour market’s sentiment. Thursday, the US major stock market indexes reversed on risk aversion, triggered by fears that the global economic slowdown may […]

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced VAT in the UAE will bring higher inflation, society of finance professionals says An overwhelming majority of finance professionals would leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) if income tax was implemented, research has revealed. In a study by CFA Society Emirates, 80% of the respondents said that […]

Janet Yellen’s Remarks Anything But “Dovish”

Janet Yellen’s Remarks Anything But “Dovish”

Janet Yellen’s Remarks Anything But “Dovish” Monday, US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said  that interest rate hikes are likely on the way because “positive economic forces outweigh the negative” for the United States now that risks from earlier this year have diminished. In Monday’s public comment from any US central banker before a Key […]

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 […]

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX SEC’s chief accountant for corporate sending message to companies that aggressively engage in misleading adjusted earnings measures. Mark Kronforst, chief accountant of the SEC’s corporation finance division, warned that the SEC is sending a message to companies that excessively engage in misleading accounting. […]

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth Statistics released Wednesday showed Japan recorded better-than-expected economic growth numbers in Q-1 of the year. However, economists said the real picture may not be as rosy as it looks to be based on preliminary statistics. The reform plans championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known […]

Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster

Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster

Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster The raging wildfire in Alberta Canada will go down as the most expensive natural disaster in Canada’s history, damaging the environment, homes, businesses and the struggling economy in their path. Recently released data suggests that activity in the Canadian Province was firming near the end of Q-1 […]

Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth

Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth

Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth Dubai is weathering the Crude Oil-led economic slowdown afflicting its GCC neighbors and will enter a period of “rapid acceleration” in the buildup to the Expo 2020 trade fair, the International Monetary Fund says. Speaking to the media, the IMF’s mission chief for the UAE, Zeine Zeidane, […]

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly) $GLD, $USO Spot Gold pared most of its weekly losses Friday to close the week at 1,289.00 oz, as slow jobs growth in the US weakened the case for a US rate hike during the US Fed’s upcoming June meeting. The precious Yellow metal is finding support on […]

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The volatile “risk-on, risk-off” is giving headaches to investors who try to beat the market with traditional methods of measuring value, say analysts at multinational bank HSBC Holdings Plc. Risk-on assets rally when investors are upbeat and fall when the mood turns sour. Risk-off […]

Tuesday Technical Outlook for Crude Oil (USO)

Tuesday Technical Outlook for Crude Oil (USO)

Tuesday Technical Outlook for Crude Oil (USO) $USO After Friday’s choppy session, WTI Crude Oil futures finished lower Monday, pulling back from 5 month highs marked last week. West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil settled at 42.64 on the NYMEX, -1.09, or 2.5% on the day capping a 4 day winning streak. Investors assessed the potential […]

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi ignored German criticism of the central bank’s ultra-loose monetary policy and vowing to use all the “tools” at his disposal for “as long as needed.” He said the ECB’s policy was working, which helped boost […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wednesday, US stocks ended the day higher after the beginning of the earnings season reports showed some mixed results during Q-1 of this year. On the negative side, S&P 500 companies are expected to have lost 7.5% on average due to weak Crude Oil prices, CocaCola […]

Crude Oil Continues to Finds Ways to Strengthen

Crude Oil Continues to Finds Ways to Strengthen

Crude Oil Continues to Finds Ways to Strengthen $USO, $OIL Both Brent and WTI Crude Oil prices were volatile Wednesday, as Kuwait’s Oil workers put an end to the 3-day strike that had temporarily halved the country’s production. WTI Crude Oil futures fell down to 41.28, but reversed, as stockpiles shrank more than expected. According […]

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks could lose 50% their value + if the history of valuation cycles is any indication, cautions mutual-fund manager John Hussman, President of Hussman Investment Trust. He is correct and I have been calling for a Fibo retracement in the S&P 500 of […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) Monday, all major US stock market indexes finished in the Green, with the DJIA + 106 points to end at 18,004.16, !st time above the Key 18,000 mark  since July 2015. The NAS Comp advanced 0.44% to close at 4,960.02, and the S&P  + 13 points to finish […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for WTI Crude Oil

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for WTI Crude Oil

WTI Crude Oil Crude Oil prices dove Monday, as during the Oil producers’ meeting in Doha, the OPEC and non-OPEC producers failed to reach an agreement on a a production freeze. WTI Crude Oil futures fell to 37.59 bbl, or over 7% before paring losses and recover some ground on news Kuwait’s Oil production fell […]

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Money managers are dumping Treasury ETFs (exchange-traded funds) as a revival in equity and commodity prices curbs demand for the somewhat safer US debt. Treasury ETF net redemption’s have reached $2.9-B so far in April, on top of $4.8-B pulled out in March, according […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street Crude Oil is under pressure after the collapsed production of OPEC and non-OPEC meeting in Doha Sunday. The Canadian Loonie is down hard Vs the Buck, backtracking all of last week’s gain., meaning that WTI Crude Oil opens below 39 bbl (closed at 41.75 Friday) in the US session, […]

Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South

Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South

Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South $USO, $OIL Crude Oil prices seeing a steep fall in early Monday morning Asian trading hours after talks ended in Doha, Qatar with no agreement on capping production, could touch 26 bbl (or lower) near term This is an extremely Bearish scenario with the 1998 lows […]

Major Seychelles Developer Eyes UAE Property Investors

Major Seychelles Developer Eyes UAE Property Investors

Major Seychelles Developer Eyes UAE Property Investors Just under 10% of Eden Island investors are from the GCC The island nation of Seychelles remains an attractive destination for property investors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), especially those from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to one of its biggest developers. Located 200 metres from […]