-US employment figures mask underlying weakness -Oil market downturn means some reserves no longer count. Crude oil prices moved largely on US news in the previous session, with another sizeable draw on commercial crude oil inventories supporting the bulls. The direction for commodities was determined again by the US economy on Thursday, with weekly jobless … More The Daily Dose; Jobs, jobs jobs jobs jobs.
-Europe overcomes its differences. Can the United States? -Weak demand and low commodity prices will stick around for awhile. A protracted battle in France finally paid off for the European Union, which passed a massive stimulus bill and adjusted its 2021-2027 budget to offset the deepest recession in generations. That’s good for a bloc-wide economy … More The Daily Dose; Markets Rally on EU Stimulus
Risk level: Yellow RED: Severe (+/- 4%) ORANGE: High (+/- 3%) YELLOW: Elevated (+/- 2%) BLUE: Guarded (+/- 1%) THE BOOSTER SHOT -Libya is the world’s playing field. -Turkey itching to break out of Anatolia. Libya on Sunday declared force majeure on oil exports after accusing agents of the United Arab Emirates of intervening in … More Libya Reinstates Force Majuere on Oil Exports